Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Town of Silver City has reached an agreement with the Lloyds, whose property is adjacent to the Silver City Museum. The agreement calls for the preservation of the large Silver Poplar tree in the Town of Silver City Museum courtyard. The Siberian Elm tree will be removed from the courtyard. The elm tree was examined by the Extension Service and determined to be infected with “slime flux” disease, which will eventually kill the tree and make it a public hazard. The mature, healthy Silver Poplar tree will stay in place. The Town will continue to work with tree specialists to ensure proper tree maintenance, minimizing any impact on the neighboring property and the Museum.
Gaffney-Oglesby Marine Corps League Detachment 1328 members are available to provide military honors for any branch of the service. For more information or to request and arrange color guard or honor guard services, call Frank Donohue at 575-574-0361.
A scholarship has been created in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Education in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences in the New Mexico State University Foundation in honor of Gale Moore. Moore was the creator and publisher of the Glenwood Gazette who died suddenly just over a year ago, much to the dismay and extreme sense of loss of her many friends and fans, as well as readers of the Gazette. Her cousin, Sharon Wilkening of Texas, Gale’s closest living relative, suggested that the belongings from her house and three storage areas be sold to endow a scholarship for a journalist and communicator.
The sixth annual James H. Pirtle Walk For The Heroes fundraiser will take place Saturday, September 26 and registration is now open for walkers and bikers who would like to participate. The annual event raises funds for local military charities. Participants can register through www.walkfortheheroes.com. Registration is $20 per person and includes an official event shirt and lunch. The start line of the 7 mile route for walkers is at the Mr. Stevens old storefront in Hurley, New Mexico at 8:00 a.m. The ending location is Bataan Park in Santa Clara, NM.
A health comparison, completed recently by the New Mexico Department of Health, finds New Mexico among the top 15 U.S. states in key health-related areas including fewest number of cancer or stroke deaths, highest rate of adult seatbelt use, and lowest number of overweight or obese adults. New Mexico has the sixth lowest rate of cancer deaths and the seventh lowest number of deaths by stroke. The state also does well on several other health issues, such as adult safety belt use (9th highest nationwide), heart disease deaths (10th lowest), adult binge drinking (13th lowest) adult obesity (15th lowest), youth alcohol use (15th lowest), and infant mortality (16th lowest). To see the complete list, visit: http://nmhealth.org/publication/view/general/1799/