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Adults with diabetes can learn how to make healthy, delicious meals at a Kitchen Creations cooking school. The next course will begin at 5:30pm on Tuesday, October 3rd, at Deming High School. Kitchen Creations is a series of four cooking classes for adults with type 2 diabetes. This a free program, sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Health, Public Health Division, Diabetes Prevention and Control Program and the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service. To enroll in the free class, contact the Luna County Extension Office at 575-546-8806.
The Silver City/Grant County Chamber of Commerce along the New Mexico Hospitality Association, hosted a Regional Tourism Economic Summit on Monday, at the Grant County Veteran’s Memorial Business and Conference Center. The function was well attended by members of local government, business owners, and various nonprofits who contribute and benefit from local tourism. Jen Schroer, President and CEO of the Hospitality Association, was joined by Scott Terry, President of the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce, in addition to a panel of five women with ties to area tourism. Discussions focused on the importance of proper branding and the effective reach of various forms of digital media.
Eric Vigil, acting State Director of the USDA of Rural Development, will be presenting honors to 12 local businesses in celebration of Grant County Renewable Energy Day. The “Rural Energy for America Program” provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems, or to make energy efficiency improvements. Being honored today are as follows: Bayard Health Care Resources, Beck Family Dental, Copper Health Care Resources, Dolce Vita, LLC, Gila Health Care Resources, Grant County (North Hurley Project), La Tienda Del Sol, LLC, Mimbres Heath Care, Mis Amigos, LLC, MKK Investments, Rydeski and Company, and Western Commerce Bank Lordsburg.
The Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival will take place this Saturday from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. in addition to the Mimbres Health Fair from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., all located at the San Lorenzo School. The festival provides the opportunity to obtain produce from the valley and locally-prepared food, including many activities for the entire family. The health fair will provide health screenings and free flu shots. For more information go to mimbresharvestfest.com.