Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Mayor and Town Council have extended the deadline for submissions for Welcome Sign designs to the end of August. Guidelines to consider for submission include: sign must be read in seconds by traffic moving at highway speeds; signs should represent Silver City’s rich history, culture and friendly people; monument style designs are more desirable than a billboard; may have lighting for night time; compatible with native landscapes and plants; and should include wording such as “welcome to Silver City.” Designs may be submitted in a common digital format or hand-drawn on paper.
Luna County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates program recently purchased 85 pairs of shoes for children in Luna, Hidalgo and Grant Counties. In the past, CASA has been able to help foster children with backpacks and other school supplies. CASA volunteers act as the voices for abused or neglected children in court, and visit foster children at school or other settings to ensure the child’s educational, psychological and medical needs are being met.
In sports news, the Western New Mexico University Football team was picked to finish eighth in the 2017 preseason poll released on Thursday. WNMU won 3 of 8 games last year, including 3 of 6 Lone Star Conference season games. Nationally-ranked Texas A&M is the favorite to win the conference this season.
Mustang golfers senior Harry Wetton and junior Ross White each earned Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-American honors. Wetton holds a 3.91 GPA and recently earned the Lone Star Conference Scholar-Athlete Award and CoSIDA Academic All-American Third Team. White holds a 3.7 GPA and recently finished 10th at the Lone Star Conference Championships. Congratulations to these students.