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Former Lordsburg resident, Eladio Saucedo, will be honored on Thanksgiving Day during the FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade in El Paso next week. Mr. Saucedo is a World War II Navy veteran and was stationed on the USS Bennington in the Pacific theater. He will be one of twelve WWII veterans who will lead the parade as Grand Marshals. Thank you for your service, Eladio Saucedo.
The Silver Consolidated Schools Board of Education is announcing a vacancy after the resignation of Justin Wecks in District 4. Those interested in filling the vacancy are requested to send or hand deliver a letter of interest and a copy of their current voter information card no later than 4:30 p.m December 1st to Silver Consolidated Schools. A full vacancy announcement and requirements are available on the district website or at the district administration office.
A Silver City resident was sentenced in federal court to 60 months in prison in Las Cruces this week. Cruz Jose Martinez, will be serving his sentence for methamphetamine trafficking which he was charged with after his arrest in June of 2016. His sentence will be followed by four years of supervised release.
The Deming Fire Department has replaced a 26 year old pumper truck with a 2017 HME 1,500 gallon Class A pumper truck. The funds to purchase the truck were gathered partially from a $100,000 state grant and $173,000 sum from the Federal Fire Protection Fund. This fund comes from federal money and is given to communities based on ISO (Insurance Service Office) ratings for fire protection.
Speed limits on areas of New Mexico Highway 152 will be reduced to 20 miles per hour according to the New Department of Transportation. The lane closures for road work will enable the construction of the Bebo Arch structure. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs and be cautious of working personnel in the area. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2018.