Here’s a look at some local news:
The Grant County Commission elected a new chairperson and vice chairperson at the regular session meeting last Thursday. District 1 Commissioner, Gabriel Ramos, nominated District 4 Commissioner, Billy Billings, for the position of chairperson. In addition, District 5 Commissioner, Harry Browne, expressed interest in the position and nominated himself. Billings was elected chairman by a three to two vote. District 3 Commissioner, Alicia Edwards, was elected as vice chairperson by acclamation.
The Silver City Art Association has honored local artist and arts ambassador, Lois Duffy, for her many years of service. Lois has been the chief organizer of the art guide, working along with Patricia Taber. Lois has also been responsible for writing of the Silver City Lodger’s Tax application that funds the publishing of the guide. Congratulations to Lois Duffy.
Luna County Commissioners honored three county employees for years of service. Berenda McWright, of the clerk’s office and Heidi Brown from Dispatch were each honored for five years of service, in addition to Mike Hatch, of the Road Department for twenty years of service. The Luna County Employee of the year was awarded to Luna County Sheriff’s Deputy, Robert Nordorf. Sheriff Nordorf, suffered from over 100 bee stings when he rescued an elderly resident from a bee attack last September. In addition, Nordorf was voted Deputy of the Year by his peers.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018, here is an inspiring quote from Dr. King given before a group of students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia, on October 26th, 1967: “Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.”