Here’s a look at today’s local news:
The Grant County “Friend of 4-H” was voted on during the recent business meeting of the 4-H Council. This is the most prestigious award that is given to members of the community from the youth of the county. Holly Tow, was voted by the youth at the council meeting as the 2019 Friend of 4-H Award recipient. Holly has given numerous hours of dedication and service to the youth of the county teaching them braiding skills. Holly will be receiving a gift from Grant County 4-H as well as have her name added to the plaque that is on display at the Grant County Cooperative Extension office. Congratulations to Holly Tow.
The Bootheel Foundation that provides funding to community projects in the areas served by Western Bank, donated funds to over 25 non-profits across the 4 branches that include; Silver City; Willcox and Bisbee Arizona, and the main office in Lordsburg. In Grant County, the following non-profit organizations received a donation: Imagination Library, Indian Springs Ranch, Kids in Need of Supportive Services, Guadalupe Montessori School, Rope 4 Hope, San Lorenzo Elementary School, Silver Regional Sexual Assault Support Services, and Wreaths Across America. Hidalgo County non-profit organizations who received contributions from the Bootheel Foundation were: Animas Elementary Library on behalf of Panther Parents, Bootheel Youth Association, Lordsburg Hidalgo Library, Hidalgo Youth Rodeo Association, Hidalgo Medical Services Ena Mitchell Senior Center, Lordsburg Christmas Festival, Lordsburg Elks Club, Lordsburg RVT Elementary School, Lordsburg Hidalgo County Museum, and the Lordsburg Police Athletic League.
Eduardo Servin, manager of the Master Gardner program at New Mexico State University, conducted a seminar consisting of what a Master Gardner is and how participants can implement the skills into their own community. The class covered topics on everything from grasses to water irrigation. The program is planned to be reinstated in Grant County with a 12-week course starting in the Fall of 2020 and held through the Grant County extension office.