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Girl Scout Troop 54370 members had an out of this world experience this past weekend. They had the opportunity to view the Spaceport America. The girls took a tour, viewed the life size ship, heard from a variety of ladies employed by Spaceport and 3 young ladies had the opportunity to ride the G – Shock Trainer. This facility in the near future will be taking clients into space at a cost of $250.000 per ticket. These young ladies got a preview of the future. If you would like more information about Girls Scouts contact Annette Toney at 575-538-2481.
Theatre Group New Mexico in partnership with Western New Mexico University, will be holding auditions this weekend, Friday, Oct. 30, 4-6 P.M., Saturday, Oct. 31, 10 A.M.-1 P.M., and Sunday, Nov. 1, 3-5 P.M. for their upcoming Christmas play, “Christmas in the Land of Oz” by Tamara Tudor. This production will be directed by Gail Reeves who will cast actors aged preteen to adults.
BeWellnm, New Mexico’s official Health Insurance Exchange, announces open enrollment for residents beginning on November 1, 2015. beWellnm is offering free assistance to those who may need it across the state. Open enrollment starts November 1, 2015 and continues through January 31, 2016. Anyone looking for coverage January 1, 2016 should be sure to sign up before December 15.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that beginning today, nearly one half of the 1.7 million farms that signed up for either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs will receive safety-net payments for the 2014 crop year.
Have you heard about the Teal Pumpkin Project? A Teal Pumpkin is a sign outside a home or business that non-food treats will be given out as a way for children with food allergies to experience trick-or-treating. For some children with severe food allergies, one bite of the wrong food can bean death in under 20 minutes. For parents who have children with food allergies, food-centered holidays can be a nightmare. But there is a way to help. If you want to get involved, and have non-food goodies to give away to kids, then proudly display a teal pumpkin outside your home on Halloween. Paint a regular pumpkin, hang a poster, or even make your own Teal Pumpkin to join in the Teal Pumpkin Project. A national Teal Pumpkin Project Map is available at www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project/map. To add you address to the map, follow the simple instructions on the page.