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Thanks to the Community Youth Building Program, The Knights of Columbus, and the Town of Silver City, the Market Street Walking Bridge has received a fresh coat of paint. The Community Youth Building Program is led by Gary Stailey, and is comprised of youth volunteers, some coming from the Opportunity School, whereby students earn elective credits from their volunteer activities. With paint supplied by the Town of Silver City, the youth partnered with the members of the Knights of Columbus, including Town Councilor Jose Ray, Richard Ray, Gilbert Murillo and Lawrence Chavez.
The New Mexico Department of Health has reported the first confirmed flu cases of the 2017-18 season, with one case resulting in death. New Mexico Health Secretary, Lynn Gallagher, urges that a flu vaccination is the single best way to protect citizens, their families, and the most vulnerable community members, such as those residing in long-term care facilities, from the flu and its complications.
The New Mexico Department of Health Services has partnered with WNMU Student Services to provide free flu vaccines to the community. The clinic will take place on Wednesday, November 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon in the Juan Chacon Building on the second floor. Attendees are requested to bring appropriate insurance information.
The arcade area located at the Starmax Theater in Deming has been closed indefinitely. The arcade was in operation since 2009 and comprised of coin-operated video games, and other arcade favorites that included air hockey and Skee-Ball. The Starmax Family Entertainment Center is county owned and operated and consists of 6 movie theaters, a bowling center, miniature golf and a restaurant. The arcade was owned by a separate investment group.
U.S. Senator Tom Udall, will hold events in Las Cruces on Friday and Saturday. Senator Udall will take a walking tour of downtown to highlight the importance of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks (OMDP) National Monument to local businesses and the region’s economy. Also this weekend, Udall will attend the NAACP State Conference. On Friday, he will greet conference attendees and make brief remarks at the Gospel Explosion; and on Saturday, he will deliver a speech at the Unity Luncheon.