Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The sentencing hearing for Bradley Farrington, recently convicted of first degree murder of his estranged wife, Cassy Farrington, is scheduled for this Friday, September 7th in Silver City’s 6th Judicial District Court. Lead prosecutor, George Zsoka, has stated that the conviction carried a mandatory life sentence with an automatic appeal to the New Mexico State Supreme Court. The hearing on Friday will also give the families of the Victim and the accused an opportunity to address the court.
Members of the Silver City Masonic Lodge #8 are doing their part to help the community by providing a service to loan out handicap equipment of all sorts, from canes, crutches and walkers to hospital beds, shower chairs and wheel chairs, all free of charge. The masonic “Handicap Equipment Loan Program” is sponsored and supported by Silver City Masons (Freemasons), and private donations to assist individuals in the community with the rising costs of healthcare. Most, if not all of our equipment is donated, some of which is brand new or slightly used, which is then refurbished to be loaned out to those in need. Freemasons have been part of the Silver City community for over a hundred years helping out in many ways to make Silver City a great place to live. For more information about this valuable free community program, call 575-534-0181.
The New Mexico Human Service Department has announced September as Recovery Month, a time dedicated to promoting prevention, treatment and recovery for New Mexicans suffering from mental and substance use disorders, according to a release. Recovery month began in 1989, created to educate the public on mental disorders and substance abuse, in addition to ending the negative stigma that attaches to these disorders. Further stated in the release, “New Mexico is making positive strides in mental health. In December 2017, New Mexico improved from 46th to 21st in the Mental Health America rankings. The rank is the result of 15 combined measures including number of adults with mental illness, number of youth with alcohol dependency and illicit drug use, and the number of adults who did not receive treatment.
Deming Mainstreet Executive Director, Cynthia Sosa, resigned last Wednesday and will be replaced by Christie Ann Harvey, who has been serving as Deming Mainstreet President for almost four years. Sosa, who has held the director position since May of this year, turned in her resignation in order to move to another job that provides benefits and increased pay. Harvey was recognized on August 10th by New Mexico Mainstreet for accomplishments with the Deming Mainstreet program, and was presented with the “Golden Whip Award”. The Deming Mainstreet nominating committee is actively searching within the organization for a candidate to fill the President position.