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Letters to the Editor - Aug. 13, 2017

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Exodus = stagnation
It is time for New Mexico to change course.  What has not been working in the past must remain in the past.

New Mexico is suffering as a state because of the lack of funds. As a result, every citizen pays the consequences. Those that suffer the most are the young people. They look at what the state offers them once they graduate from either high school or college.  

A decision must be determined on whether to fight for the few jobs available or leave the state.

The exodus of these young and energetic individuals is monumental.  There are no jobs of any consequence unless you are connected politically to the ruling class. This has been a part of the culture for generations and unless that changes, New Mexico will continue to be at the tail end of progress. The few in control will continue to take what they can and leave crumbs for the rest.

The people of New Mexico must not only look in the mirror, but more importantly ask themselves how they can change their situation.

More progressive elected officials are needed rather then the old guard that has kept New Mexico from progressing.

Losing young people that want a future in their own state creates nothing but stagnation.  

It is time to stop the politicizing of everything in the state and determine how the state can move forward and be competitive with every state that surrounds them.

Patricia and Darwin Ludi
Chula Vista, Calif.

More local sports
First practice under a new head coach at Highlands is in the books and your headlines are about Ohio State? Is this a local paper? Give me a break.

Cam Cameron’s kid transferred from a D-1 school to be part of something great and you have nothing to say about it.

Wow!

Bruce Locken
Sacramento, Calif.

Food is needed
Comedor Soup Kitchen is in need of plastic grocery bags for food pantry bags and free produce. Because of increased demand, we are using over 100 bags a week.

If you or your organization can recycle your plastic grocery bags, we would appreciate it. Please bring them by the OLOS Parish Hall any Tuesday or Wednesday between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. or call 505-617-8471 to make arrangements for pick-up.

And if you are so inclined, any non-perishables donations would also be put to use for food pantry bags. We can use canned meat, canned fruit, canned beans and canned soups.

Bonnie Bolton
Executive Director
Comedor de San Pascual