Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Western New Mexico University football team will be facilitating their annual Spring cleanup this Saturday. The team will divide into eight nine- man groups, including coaches, and will disperse into Grant County toting gloves, rakes, trash bags, and paint brushes. When the day is complete, they will have put in more than 400 hours of service. The football program has worked at more than 300 properties over the years, helping senior citizens with yard tasks. The team will be accepting donations in addition to accepting appointments to be on the spring cleanup list. For more information, contact Head Coach, Frank Tristan at Frank.Tristan@wnmu.edu.
The New Mexico National Guard is sending eighty soldiers to the border following President Trump’s call for a larger military presence along the U.S and Mexican border. The troops will report for duty this week and will assist the U.S Border Patrol. Governor, Susana Martinez stated that the soldiers serving in this operation will require training and background checks and that the federal government will pay the state’s cost.
The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation’s Grant County Community Investment Fund awarded Literacy Link Leamos a $22,000 grant to support a series of workshops that will prepare adults for local skilled jobs. The workshops will include topics featuring, resume building, interview skills, and applying for jobs online. In addition, attendees can also request one-on-one training to support their career goals. The workshop program is coupled with Literacy Link-Leamos’s mission to raise literacy levels in Grant County through free tutoring and outreach.
The Deming FFA Chapter received two championships honors at the recent State FFA Career Event Development Event competition held in Las Cruces. The Entomology and Farm Business Management teams placed first in their respective contests. The high point honors went to Kamryn Zachek in Entomology, Reid Swinney in Farm Business Management, Ciera Wood in Floriculture, and Kylan Swinney in Pasture and Range. The Deming team had six teams in the top five, which included Homesite Evaluation placing second and Landscape Design, Floriculture, and Pasture and Range placing in third. Congratulations to the Deming FFA team!