Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
WNMU will be celebrating their annual Homecoming next weekend with many special events for visiting alumni and the public. Three alumni will be featured as honorees at the Alumni Awards Dinner next Friday. The two recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni award are; Rosie Gomez, class of 2002 and a social caseworker and child welfare leader, and Thaxter ‘Scrappy’ Richard, class of 1997, who is now in his eighteenth year as a New Mexico State Police Officer. Larry Barstow class of ’62, an Aerospace Industry Finance Manager, will be honored as the 2017 Outstanding Alum. Tickets to the awards dinner, are available online at alumni.wnmu.edu.
The Town of Silver City seeks approval from residents of Grant County on several welcome sign designs that have been under consideration for some time. Local artists were asked to submit the designs that are planned to be placed at 3 entry points on highways that lead to Silver City, which include U.S. 180 from Cliff and Arenas Valley and one on Highway 90 coming from Lordsburg. Go to townofsilvercity.org to vote on which Welcome Sign would be most appropriate for Silver City.
The Silver City Police Department conducted a warrant roundup this week that resulted in the arrest of 8 individuals with 4 still at large. The three-month investigation that led to the roundup operation was made possible by a grant from the Department of Homeland Security, that funded the overtime pay for the 7 officers involved.
Gila Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Taffy Arias, announced the hospital is working on hiring a physician assistant for the Cancer Center, and the that The University of New Mexico will provide a full-time, on site oncologist. Currently, the center is operating in receiving private physician’s calls and orders, conducting blood testing, port maintenance, and fluid infusions, short of chemotherapy. All staff has been hired, except for the manager position.
In observance of National Pet Memorial Day, the Deming/Luna County Humane Society will host a “Blessing of the Animals”, on Sunday Sept 24th at 2:00 p.m at the Deming Animal Shelter. On this day, pet owners honor their pets, both past and present and share with others the important role their beloved pets have played in their lives. Wade Worrell, of the Windmill Cowboy Church will be conducting the ceremony. For more information, call 575-546-2024.