Here’s a look at today’s local news:
Silver High School held a Scholarship Night for students and their families on Monday at in the Little Theater on the Silver High campus. Students were awarded funding from in-state and out-of-state college and universities in addition to local and military scholarships. The special night has become an annual event to honor graduating seniors and share their accomplishments with their families and friends.
“National Drug Take Back Day” in Grant County successfully collected 34 pounds of pills and medications that were safely disposed of during the event that was held at Walmart last month. The Silver City Police Department’s Community Resource Officer and program specialist for the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, partnered Walmart in providing a convenient public location for the event. National Drug Take Back Days are scheduled two times a year, in April and October. In addition, Grant County provides MedReturn containers where anyone can drop off unused drugs anonymously. The Med Returns are located in the Bayard Public Safety Building, 801 Central Ave., and in Silver City at 1106 N. Pope Street, across the street from Hidalgo Medical Services’ Silver City Community Health Center.
The City of Deming has announced that registration for the Summer Youth Recreation program, a collaboration between the City and Deming Public Schools, will be open from 4:00 to 9:00 P.M., May 27th through 31st in the Peppers Supermarket lobby. The free program is designed for children ages 5 to 12 years and provides various indoor and outdoor activities. The program will begin on June 3rd and run through July 11th, from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, at the Hofacket Campus gymnasium. In addition, lunch is provided each day through the Deming Public Schools Seamless Summer nutrition program.
Volunteers are needed to place flags on grave sites at Fort Bayard National Cemetery starting at 8:00 am this Friday. Volunteers are requested to bring a hammer and implement to make a pilot hole for the flags. The Memorial Day ceremony will be held in the National Cemetery on Monday at 10:00 A.M. Volunteers will again be needed to remove the flags on Tuesday, May 28th at 8:00 A.M.