Here’s a look at what’s going on in our area:
The White Signal 4-H Club of Grant County participated in their annual service project of donating and delivering dog and cat food to the Silver High Desert Humane Society. Participants in the event included Club Members: Raelyn Moon, Hannah Miller, Sarah Gardner, Lizzy McDonald, Sam McDonald, Olivia McDonald, Thomas McDonald, Aidan McDaniel, Conner McDaniel, Teagan McDaniel, Katelyn Montenegro and Nolan Montenegro. Thank you to all that helped with this community service event.
The City of Deming celebrated Veteran’s Day on Saturday with many area participants. Residents gathered at Veterans Park to watch the Deming Girl Scouts Troop 224 lead in the Pledge of Allegiance, Joanna Costilla performing the “Star Spangled Banner”, and Deming High School JROTC Wildcat Battalion color guard present and retire flags. Korean War and United States Air Force veteran, Ruben “Big Dog” Acosta served as a special guest speaker. Mr. Acosta had just returned from the Honor Flight of Southern New Mexico that visited Washington D.C.
Western New Mexico University is celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week, kicking off at noon tomorrow with a hands-on workshop exploring the benefits of social entrepreneurship at The Center for Gender Equity and Social Justice. An initiative created in 2008, Global Entrepreneurship Week is a chance for countries, universities, mentors, investors and other collaborators to engage in and promote entrepreneurial activity. Headlining the event this week is Geoff Groesbeck, Entrepreneurship Professor and former Program Director of the Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship at MIT. Groesbeck will present “An Accidental Social Entrepreneur Speaks: The Journey There and Back” on Wednesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Light Hall Auditorium.
The Grant County Regional Water Project won an award at the National Development Council at conference in Washington D.C. The award is given to honor groups that make a significant difference in improving their communities. The project themes were titled, “100 Years of Water” and “Partnerships for Progress”. The Grant County Regional Water project will provide water to 11 Colonias designated communities in Grant County, New Mexico. The National Development Council, founded in 1969, is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that offers community partners throughout the U.S. development assistance and professional training as well as small business financing and debt and equity for residential, commercial, public and non-profit facilities pro