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5/11 Letters to the editor


Sports, church shouldn’t be tough decision

I recently signed up my 7-year-old daughter to play softball for the Clovis Girls Softball Association. I was charged $40 to have her play a minimum of 14 games that last approximately 90 minutes each. She was given a T-shirt and a schedule five days before the start of the season.

When I was marking her games down on my calendar, I noticed the eight teams that make up the league in her age bracket don’t play any games on Saturday; they play on Wednesday night.

My daughter’s team will have to forfeit four games due to the fact that many of the girls on the team go to church on Wednesday nights.

I feel that when a child has to pick between sports or church activities, parents have the last say in the matter. I will close with Scripture.

Proverbs 22:6 states: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Joshua 22:15 states: “Choose you this day whom ye will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Marty Martinez


Runaway’s fiance should watch his back

I am writing as I wake up to yet another story of a woman who apparently watched Julia Roberts’ way too often in the movie “Runaway Bride,” and I wonder what’s happened.

Is the war over? Are the hungry all fed? Did gas go down?

I’m not trying to be sarcastic or make little of mental illness or any other mental disorder.

We have a woman who is supposed to get married to a man she dearly loves. So as with any bride, plans have to be made. And as the day grows closer, she has a panic attack and decides to go for a jog, hop on a bus and head for Vegas.

Why didn’t she just take her fiancé with her? That would have solved the wedding stress.

Then she hops on another bus and heads for Albuquerque. To add salt to an open wound she calls 911 and says a Hispanic man and white female in a van kidnapped her.

All this time her family and loved ones are conducting a nationwide search hoping and praying that she’s not hurt or dead.

I just don’t get it. The majority of brides, not to mention people in general, would love to hop on a bus and escape reality. Most people call a loved one, friend, pastor or anyone else who will listen. I’m sure she had or has these people in her life.

Now I read that her jilted fiancé still wants to marry her. If she runs away for the wedding, what’s to say she’s not going to run away for the honeymoon?

I think the fiancé should just go on with his life and spare himself a lot of hurt and money for a divorce. Unless he is willing to give this woman 100 percent of his attention, he better be seriously cautious and sleep with one eye open.

Carmen Craig



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