Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Mimbres Resident Drew Dix, a Medal of Honor recipient, was recently presented with a quilt of valor during Saturday’s American Legion meeting. Dix was a staff sergeant during Vietnam, and earned his Medal of Honor after rescuing many of his troops and eliminating a number of the Viet Cong that came into the battle in the Tet Offensive. The local Quilter’s Guild has given away 47 quilts over the past year. Over 100,000 Quilts of Valor have been presented worldwide.
The Deming Public Schools Board of Education at a special meeting on Thursday voted unanimously to approved a notice of intent to award a contract to Bradbury Stamm for the construction of the new Deming Intermediate School. The $20 million project will replace the existing intermediate school which opened at Deming High School in 1947. The new school will be updated and equipped with modern teaching tools to bring Deming Public School students and teachers into a new era of education. Construction will begin in March and is scheduled to be completed and ready for students in August of 2018.
In sports action, the WNMU Mustangs fell 61-75 after a half-time lead against Cameron University in Lone Star Conference action on Saturday night. WNMU will return to the road for the first time in 2017 after a four-game home streak to play at Angelo State on Thursday, and Texas A&M – Kingsville on Saturday.
The Lady ‘Stangs lost an equally disappointing game 60-83 after being only two points down at the half. The woman’s team also heads to Texas to challenge nationally-ranked Angelo State on Thursday and Texas A&M – Kingsville on Saturday.
New Mexico’s 60-day legislative session begins tomorrow in Santa Fe. High on the list of priorities is the state budget. Legislators will begin the session with two budgets to choose from – one from the Governor, and the other compiled by the Legislative Finance Committee. The two plans have some important similarities, and distinctive differences that are expected to be addressed during the session.