Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Ruben Acosta, of Deming has been invited to participate in the Honor Flight of Southern New Mexico. Mr. Acosta, served in the Korean War from 1950-54 as part of a United State Air Force Sea Rescue detail and flew over 85 combat rescue missions in a helicopter behind enemy lines. The chapter will fly a group of American veterans to Washington DC to a two-day tour of the nation’s capital, including the Korean War Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial and the World War II Memorial. Honor Flight of Southern New Mexico was established in 2008 by business and community leaders who were devoted to honoring our veterans.
Five Western New Mexico University nursing students are the recipients of scholarships awarded by the Martin Family, marking over 16 years of scholarship support to WNMU students. Jerrika Lewis, Jasmine Romero, Tim DesJardins, Amanda Pryor, and StarrAnn Moon were presented the scholarships by Bob Martin, of Western Bank. The 2017 nursing awards were the among the largest distributed by his family. Recipients are chosen through a competitive application process based on academic progress, dedication to the nursing profession, and financial need among other application requirements.
The 16th Annual Red Hot Children’s Fiesta, sponsored by the Grant County Community Health Council, Hidalgo Medical Services, and Healthy Kids Healthy Communities, was held on Saturday In Penny Park. Many children and their families enjoyed interactive activities provided by dozens of non-profit organizations and agencies, in addition to musical performances by WNMU’s Mariachi Plata group, karate demonstrations, and a visit by the Monsoon Puppets. This event was created for community members to learn about what resources, programs, and activities are available to support our families and youth throughout the County.
The Santa Clara Village trustees were presented a proposal to construct a living museum and mercado that would be located on commercial property at the corner of Bayard and Maple streets in the village. The Corralitos Living Museum and Mercado, would include a place for local artisans to demonstrate and sell their works, a nature center featuring native plants and flowers, a museum dedicated to local farming culture, in addition a corral with miniature horses. The Mercado would also offer traditional food and drinks. The Trustees tabled the item upon request to receive layout drawings of the proposed project.