Here’s a look at today’s news:
Western New Mexico University’s, President Dr. Joseph Shepard, will meet with the king of Zambia’s largest ethnic group, today in Albuquerque. Along with Western New Mexico University’s Board of Regents Chairperson, they will discuss international educational issues and the possibility of Western New Mexico University providing higher education to the 6 million Bemba-speaking people of the south-central African nation of Zambia. The king of the Bemba Tribe, Manga II, has been in New Mexico as part of a goodwill and resource program focused on advancing Zambia’s educational opportunities, particularly for women and the Bemba-speaking people, who constitute 21 percent of Zambia’s population, according to a 2010 census. While in the state, Manga II has visited with various tribal governors, state and city officials, and educational leaders.
Deming Mainstreet hired Cindy Sosa, as its first full-time director. Cindy began working this week, taking the place of Laura Findley, who left Deming Mainstreet to work with the Deming-Luna County Chamber of Commerce. Sosa was formerly an executive assistant to the Director of Community Outreach and Chairman and CEO of WestStar Bank in El Paso. She holds a social work degree from New Mexico State University and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Phi Alpha Honor Society. In addition, Sosa has volunteered with the Child Crisis Center of El Paso for the past three years, and serves as a board member for the United Way Foundation, Young Leaders Society. Congratulations, Cindy Sosa!
Due to some scheduling conflicts, the visit from Congressman Steve Pearce’s representative has been changed to tomorrow, May 10th. Joe Martinez, the congressman’s representative from the Las Cruces office, will be at the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce located in the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. No appointment is necessary and drop-ins are welcome.
Don’t forget to attend “The State of Our Hospital” public meeting presented tonight by the Gila Regional Medical Center administration and Board of Trustees, at 6:00 P.M. in the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center in Silver City. The event has been provided for area residents to present the current state of affairs and future strategies of Gila Regional Medical Center.