Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The PNM Good Neighbor Fund will host an assistance fair this Saturday to help all PNM customers. Income-qualified residents can receive assistance from the Good Neighbor Fund through help with bills, free home energy checkups, free energy-saving light bulbs and low-flow showerheads, and walk-through home assessments. To apply for assistance, residents need to bring a PNM bill, ID for all adults in the household, proof of income, ID for all children in the home, and proof of LIHEAP application.
The Silver City Arts & Cultural District announced the winners for their Juried Exhibitions from the Silver City Clay Festival. The winners include Diego Valles, Andrea Pichaida, and Cesar Elias Dominguez Nunez for the Tad Van der Weele Memorial Award. Tile Heritage Foundation Prize winner was Melissa Yungbluth. Winners of the Neo-Mimbreño exhibition included Jean-Robert Béffort, Betty Lou McCall, and Paula Geisler. Congratulations to all winners and participants of the Silver City Clay Festival.
Joseph Kellerman, Suzanne Kavanagh and Georgia Bearup were designated Paul Harris Fellows for having a life that demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of the Rotary Foundation to build world understanding and peace. Sunny Yates and Kate Watson presented them with a certificate and official Paul Harris Pin at the August 5 Rotary Meeting.
WNMU is teaming up with the Silver City MainStreet Project to host their 4th annual Bash on Broadway to welcome new and returning students. The event offers an opportunity for students to socialize with music, games, and dancing in downtown Silver City. Due to the Bash on Broadway, Broadway will be closed between Bullard and Texas Streets from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Saturday, August 16th.
The Grant County Extension Association recently delivered donated school supplies to the Silver and Cobre School Districts. The Extension Association partners with the Grant County Cooperative Extension Service to help provide educational programing and community service projects to Grant County.
The Red Hot Children’s Fiesta is accepting booth applications for this year’s event, scheduled for September 13th. Each service group is required to sponsor a fun activity for children and families to participate in, such as face painting, craft making, or educational activities, while handing out useful information to parents and guardians. The Red Hot Children’s Fiesta is the largest child development resource fair in southwest New Mexico, and sees an average yearly attendance over 2,000.
Senator Martin Heinrich will hold Mobile Office Hours in Deming on Friday, August 8th. Staff will be on hand to assist residents who have questions regarding Social Security benefits, Medicare, immigration, veterans benefits, student loans, and other federal programs. All are encouraged to attend the Mobile Office Hours at the Deming/Luna County Chamber of Commerce from 9 to 11 am.