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Each year on November 11th, America celebrates Veterans’s Day to honor those who have served in any of the armed forces during war. In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the first commemoration of Armistice Day, on which the War of Nations, World War I, ended – on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in the year 1918. Armistice Day was proclaimed in remembrance of the end of what is generally regarded as “the war to end all wars.” This year on Veterans’ Day, the American Legion and other local Veterans’ associations will honor all veterans at Fort Bayard National Cemetery.
In preparation for the ordinance requiring a reduction of single-use plastic carryout bags at retail stores, the Town of Silver City will be giving away reusable bags for people to use. Purchase of the bags was made possible with help from PNM and The Volunteer Center. The bags are available at City Hall, 101 W. Broadway, the Office of Sustainability 1106 N. Pope St., the Volunteer Center, 13th and Corbin, and PNM payment center 3815 N. Swan in Silver City and 800 Central Ave. in Bayard. The ordinance reducing single use plastic bag usage will go into effect on January 8th, 2015. All retail stores inside town limits, except restaurants, are affected by the ordinance.
The fossilized remains of what is believed to be a 90 million year old turtle were recently excavated in the city of Truth or Consequences last week. The team scoured the ground at the site for loose pieces of fossilized bone and turtle shell, then carefully dug around the bulk of the fossilized turtle and applied plaster to keep the remains intact while it is transported back to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History in Albuquerque for display. The fossils were found, ironically, about six miles east of Turtleback Mountain, a peak near T or C.
Epsilon Sigma Alpha International is preparing for the Autumn Harvest Festival this weekend at the Grant County Business and Conference Center. Epsilon Sigma Alpha is an international leadership and service organization where members develop meaningful friendships, find a passion for community service, and continue on a path of lifelong learning. ESA began in 1929 with the purpose of preparing its members to meet the challenges of an every-changing world. After World War II, ESa became one of the first organizations to support the March of Dimes and participated in the largest concerted philanthropic effort to conquer polio, and in 1972 adopted St. June Children’s Research Hospital as its first international service project. To learn more, visit www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org.
The unofficial General Election results will be posted on the Secretary of State website when polls close today. Check out www.sos.state.nm.us at 7 pm for unofficial results.