Here’s a look at some local news:
This year’s 4-H Top Ag Youth Award was presented to Raelynn Moon, a senior at Cliff High School. Raelynn was recognized as Grant County’s top agriculturally involved youth 4-H member and is considered a well-rounded applicant who is involved in other endeavors outside of Agriculture such as clubs, sports, church activities, and community involvement. Raelynn has been active in Grant County’s 4-H program since she was a Cloverbud. Congratulations!
Open enrollment has started for the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange and beWell New Mexico is hosting an event for the public on Tuesday, November 6th from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. at Tom Blanchard Insurance located at 301 North Bullard Street in Silver City. According to a release, “the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services showed that 2018 reports indicated 68,259 New Mexicans submitted an application and 49,792 selected a plan. The number of enrollees who purchased insurance with the help of the advance premium tax credit, a subsidy that helps pay for insurance premiums, stood at 43,226, or about 86.8 percent.” New Mexicans and small businesses who purchase their health insurance through The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange will have a chance to enroll outright for the first time, change plans within an insurance carrier, switch carriers, and review financial assistance options. In addition, the open house events are made available to help consumers answer questions and guide them through the enrollment process. The current open enrollment period runs through December 15th.
First Savings Bank presented two financial donations to the Silver Consolidated School District during their monthly board meeting. First Savings Bank has created a High School Debit Card program that customers can choose whereby they receive a Silver High School logo debit card. In return, First Savings Bank is donating 10% of the merchant fees back to the schools to use as they deem fit. As the program grows, the amount donated will also increase. Jack Herndon, First Savings Bank Silver City market president presented the school board with a check for $125 from the debit card program and $200 for the Coats for Kids project.
The Hurley Town Council’s Special Meeting that was scheduled on Monday, November 5th, at 5:00 p.m. has been officially cancelled according to Lori Ortiz, Town Clerk. The meeting was being held for an Approval of Bid for Water System Improvements and Approval of Bid for Water Meter Project.
Tomorrow, November 3rd, is the last day for early voting from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 6th is General Election Day with the polls being open from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Exercise your right as an American citizen and vote!
Remember to “fall back” and set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. The official end of daylight saving time is 2:00 a.m. this Sunday, November 4th. In addition, emergency officials suggest this is a good time of year to change out smoke alarm batteries in your home.