Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Local high school student FFA chapters have elected their slate of officers for the 2017-18 year. Deming High School officers are: President, Darbi Harrington; Vice President, Truett Shafer; Treasurer, Makayla Robinson; Sentinel, Samuel Turner; and Reporter, Amie Manos. Silver High School FFA Officers are as follows: President, Katy Van Dran; Vice President, Emily McDonald; Secretary, Shelby Laney; Treasurer, Delaney Johnson; Reporter, Jadelyn Gutierrez; Sentinel, Haley Trewern; and Student Advisor , Kurtis Welker. In Cliff, the officers are as follows: President; Matthew Gentry; Vice President, Courtney Hardin; Secretary, Imelda Martinez; Treasurer, Jeremy Gardner; Reporter, Jamie Jenkins; Sentinel, Raelynn Moon; Parliamentarian, Taleah Miller; Historian, Kylene Killough; and Chaplin, Ariana Smith. The mission of FFA is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Congratulations to all new officers!
WNMU hosted an inspiring tribute to the people that lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 358 participated along with WNMU’s Mariachi Plata, Calvary Chapel Pastor Joseph Gros, WNMU President Joseph Shepard, and others. After the ceremony, visitors lit candles and participated in a memory walk among 3,000 miniature flags.
The Gila Native Plant Society will conduct its last field trip of the season this Sunday. The destination will be Black Jack Trail in the Big Blue Mountains in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, just over the state line in Arizona. For further information contact Kevin Keith at 575-535-4064.
President and CEO of the Association of Commerce and Industry, Jason Espinosa, visited Silver City on a focus tour this week to discuss areas of concern that prohibit local economic and personal growth. Items discussed were access to health care, education, impact of online purchases vs. shopping local, state taxes and local infrastructure. The A.C.I provides tools, resources, and expertise for businesses interested in improving New Mexico’s economy.
Members of the State Public Education Department have scheduled a visit to San Lorenzo Elementary School in October, as part of a statewide tour to school districts that had a school receiving and “A” grade this year. San Lorenzo has received an “A” grade for the past 3 years and is ranked one of the top 100 schools in the state.