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The fourteenth annual Honoring Our Heroes 9/11 Patriot Day Memorial will be held in Gough Park this Friday from 9 am to 1 pm. Memorial Boards will list each and every name of the victims at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and Flight 98. Over 3,000 men, women, and children who gave the ultimate sacrifice: their lives. Please honor them by visiting Gough Park. Walk throughout the Park alongside friends, neighbors, and family to show your support and respect at the memorial boards, the “front page” dedication to newspaper articles from the day, and a PowerPoint presentation depicting images of the devastation.
The State of New Mexico, along with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, is searching once again for this year’s New Mexico True Heroes; New Mexicans who make extraordinary efforts to make their communities a better place to live, work, and raise families. After a highly successful program last year, the state is looking for the next group of residents to award this top honor to. The award is intended to recognize New Mexicans who contribute in exceptional ways to the enhancement of our state. The New Mexico True Heroes program will acknowledge the selfless acts of four individuals or groups striving to enhance the quality of life in their community.
The WNMU Mustang Football team started the 2015-16 season with a 70-14 win against Arizona Christian University. Mitch Glasmann was named the HERO Sports Division II Stud of the Week after throwing for 416 yards and six touchdowns. His 416 passing yards has him third in the nation after the first week. The team will travel to San Diego this Saturday to take on the Toreros in hopes of bringing home their second win of the season, and their first win against the Toreros. Tune in to KSCQ at 6:30 this Saturday for a live broadcast.
Six Luna County 4-H rodeo riders represented Deming and Luna County during the New Mexico 4-H State Rodeo Finals held over the past weekend at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque. Twenty-five of New Mexico’s 33 counties were represented by highly competitive 4-H rodeo teams. Raul Perea, a 2015 Deming High School graduate, earned top all-around honors as the rodeo’s high-point individual in his senior division. He also received 4-H Rodeo Scholarship honors for his achievements on the circuit this season.
Deming Police released the identity of the teen who was struck and killed by a Union Pacific train late Sunday evening. Eduardo Chavira, 16, of the 500 block of Fourth St., was hit by a west-bound Union Pacific train shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday while crossing near the intersection of Railroad Avenue and North Pearl Street. Preliminary reports indicated that Chavira was with a group of five other male teens — all ranging in age from 16 to 17 years old — who were at the railroad crossing. Three of the teens crossed before the train. Three more were attempting to cross, when two accompanying Chavira decided not to cross. Chavira went ahead and was struck by the train. “We are still investigating what actually happened and we are still talking to Union Pacific officials and witnesses,” said Deming Police Captain Bobby Orosco.