Here’s some local news:
In a unanimous vote, the Town of Silver City Town Council decided to continue to hold municipal elections annually on the first Tuesday in March. Other municipalities in Grant County have chosen, or are in the process of choosing, to hold their elections in November during odd numbered years in accordance to the new “Local Election” Act” which was adopted by the state on July 1st. Silver City’s territorial charter dating back to 1878 allows the town to choose its own course in several ways, including when to hold its municipal elections.
The Deming Public School Board has approved an application of renewal of Deming Cesar Chavez Charter High School during their board meeting on Tuesday. The school is granted to run through a limited term contract that requires renewal every five years. According to the annual school report card issued by the New Mexico Public Education Department, Deming Cesar Chavez Charter High School, rose two letter grades, from an F to a C this year, the largest jump between ten other schools in the district.
The Western New Mexico University Foundation has announced that they will be participating in “Giving Tuesday”, an international day of spreading wealth and love to worthy causes and entities. On Tuesday, November 27th, the public is invited to donate to the WNMU Foundation in support of university programs and student scholarships. The event is themed “Momentum for Today and Tomorrow” honoring students who are currently attending the university and leading the world into tomorrow. For more information on Giving Tuesday, visit foundation.wnmu.edu.
With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, there are many events going on in the community this weekend that include:
A Fall Frenzy Shopping event at the Grant County Business & Conference Center to be held tomorrow from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. It’s a great time to do holiday shopping from vendors offering all levels of gift items including clothing, cooking utensils, makeup and much more.
Also tomorrow, “Luna County Coats for Kids” is holding a “Stuff the Bus” community event from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M in Pepper’s parking lot in Deming. Family activities include a kids zone, pony rides, jumping balloons, live music and much more. Donations of new or very gently used coats in sizes infant through adult will be accepted to stuff the school bus.
The annual “A Time for Sharing” free community Thanksgiving meal hosted by W & N Enterprises, will be taking place at 12 noon Sunday, at the Grant County Veteran’s Memorial Business and Conference Center. Live music will be provided by the Jericho Band and there will be a visit from Santa Claus to deliver treats to the kids.