Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest recently held their annual Bridging Ceremony to mark the girls’ move from one level of Girl Scouting to another. Three troops participated in giving awards to their girls for accomplished badges in the past year. New girls were also welcomed into Girl Scouts.
The Silver City Woman’s Club recently made donations to three local organizations. The agencies receiving checks include El Grito Head Start and Children of Grant County, and the Gila Regional Medical Center Cancer Center received Wal-Mart gift cards to give out to needy cancer patients.
The Deming City Council unanimously approved a special-use permit for New Mexico Top Organics – a medical marijuana dispensary – that plans to open a business in downtown Deming. Top Organics dispensary, Ultra Health, is seeking to set up shop next door to Kloud Nine Vape Shoppe on Spruce Street.
Two extra—curricular clubs at Red Mountain Middle School are participating in a benefit during the month of “Sock”-tober. The National Junior Honor Society and Math, Engineering and Science Achievement will be selling packs of socks during the months of September and October to benefit LIMBS international, a company that helps amputees around the world. For every 75 packets of socks sold, LIMBS will donate a prosthetic limb to an amputee in need.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Coca-Cola North America President Sandy Douglas today announced that their partnership to restore and protect damaged watersheds on national forests achieved a milestone of one billion liters of water restored, and that the partnership will commit to double that outcome through 2018. The 13 restoration areas are located on national forest land, which provides drinking water to more than 60 million Americans, and they ensure future generations will have access to fresh water.