Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The 13th Annual “Celebration of Life” benefiting Cancer Support of Deming-Luna County took place at Voirs “Pit” Park last Saturday. Over 1300 pink shirts for participants were handed out when the walk began that morning. Father Ron Machado, of Holy Family Catholic Church, opened the ceremony with prayer and was pleased that many of the participants were comprised of teams from local churches. Reports after the event stated that Cancer Support in well on its way to exceed the annual fundraising goal of $75 thousand dollars.
Tuesday was the first day that voters could cast a paper absentee ballot or vote on an electronic voting system in the clerk’s office. The last day for early voting in the clerk’s office is Saturday, June 2nd, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Voters may also request an application and an absentee ballot to be mailed to them. The last day the clerk may mail an absentee ballot to an applicant is Friday June 1st. County-wide early voting begins on Saturday, May 19th and ends on Saturday June 2nd. Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 5th, from 7:00 A.M to 7:00 P.M. For more information, call the county clerk’s office for Grant County at 574-0042, in Luna County, 546-0491, and in Hidalgo County at 542-9213.
The New Mexico Department of Health joins in the American Nurses Association’s celebration of the nation’s more than three million registered nurses, the largest health care profession, during National Nurses Week. The 2018 National Nurses Week theme is: Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence. In their daily role, nurses achieve and execute these tenets in everything they do to advance the health of New Mexico families and communities. NMDOH employs nearly 300 nurses statewide. National Nurses Week ends this Saturday, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession. For more information on National Nurses Week, visit the American Nurses Association at nursingworld.org.
The National Weather Service in El Paso /Santa Teresa, has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Friday morning through Friday evening. There is predicted strong winds and low relative humidity for Grant, Luna, and Hidalgo counties. A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.