Here’s a look at today’s local news:
The Family Dollar store located at 2148 U.S Highway 180 next to Beall’s is scheduled to be closing at end of June. It has been reported that Dollar Tree Inc., the owner of Family Dollar stores since 2015, will be closing 390 stores this year. The two other Family Dollar locations in Grant County will remain open, one at 1506 Silver Heights Boulevard in Silver City, and the other along Tom Foy Boulevard in Bayard.
Nearly $2 million in potential scholarships were awarded to Deming High School students on Monday night during their Scholarship Night event. Students were awarded funding from in-state and out-of-state college and universities in addition to the participation of local businesses and organizations. Three students committed to military careers, receiving $540,000 in awards. Those DHS graduates will be entering the Air Force, Marines, and Navy. The special night has become an annual event to honor graduating seniors and share their accomplishments with their families and friends.
The City Maintenance Department has been working on Veterans Park in Lordsburg in preparation for Memorial Day weekend. The archway has received new paint and crews have installed metal cutouts commemorating each major war. The park is located on South Main Street in Lordsburg.
This year, 11 Silver High School students in addition to five sixth-graders from Harrison Schmitt Elementary, two seventh-graders and one eighth-grader from La Plata Middle School will be traveling to the Washington D.C. area in the Annual National History Day competition from June 8th through 13th. This year’s theme is titled “Triumph and Tragedy in History.” The students will be competing with thousands of history students from around the country. Competitors have created presentations ranging from websites, documentary videos, and performances dealing on a range of topics contained in the overall theme.