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A new program at Western New Mexico University has rolled textbook costs into tuition fees ensuring the cost of books will no longer be a barrier to student success. According to a news release, the new program reduces stress and saves students about 30% while allowing charges to be covered by financial aid and even New Mexico’s Opportunity Scholarship.  “In addition, for $25 per credit hour, WNMU aims to help students stay in school longer and graduate at higher rates. Similar programs have been shown to support students in raising their grades by as much as 11%. All WNMU undergraduate students, whether they attend online, part-time, or in Deming, will benefit from the program.” Students will also have the choice of opting out of the program if desired.

The City of Lordsburg has given notice that there are changes taking place regarding the Shakespeare Cemetery and Mountain View Cemetery, effective immediately. The new hours for watering are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 A.M. to 12 P.M. There will be no watering allowed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Select youth members of Grant County 4H have been chosen as 2022 Livestock Ambassadors. Each participant completed an application for limited positions of cattle, sheep, goat, swine, rabbit, and poultry ambassadors in addition to providing a letter of recommendation from a person not related to their family. The following Ambassadors will present at all youth livestock events this year: Kayleigh Massengill for Cattle; Riley Vermillion for Sheep; Peyton Waters for Swine; Bella Lopez for Rabbit; and Lathan Massengill for Poultry.  Congratulations!

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