New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association (NMCGA) will hold its third annual Heritage Buckle Contest. The contest aims to tell the stories of New Mexico’s youth and the importance of generational ties to land and livestock. Youth in all 33 counties of New Mexico ages 9 to 15 years old are eligible to apply. In order to apply, participants must submit a 200 to 500 word essay on the importance of family agriculture by May 12th. For more information on the contest guidelines and essay go to website or call 505-247-0584.

A HUGE THANK YOU to all who came out and donated to the Give Grandly event this past Saturday. One benefiting organization was Literacy Link Leamos who received $2,000 of the funds raised by the event. This organization helps teach others math, English, adult literacy and more. Donations can still be made for all local nonprofits up until May 22nd. To donate or for more information, go to website.

Congratulations to Lordsburg High School Student Sophia Goodman, who won first place in the Congressional Art competition for District 2. Each year, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school art competition to recognize and encourage artistic students in each congressional district. The winner will not only have their artwork framed and displayed at the United States Capitol, they also win a trip to Washington D.C. to attend the annual awards ceremony. 

Deming Public Schools are seeking public input ahead of the selection of the K-12 Social Studies curriculum for the 2023-24 school year. The school district has posted online and in their central office, listings of the different types of possible materials they are planning to use for the upcoming school year. Some of these include high quality instructional material designated by the New Mexico Department of Education, Spanish materials and instructional support for English learners, instructional support for Special Education classes and more. For more information on how to submit your input and on the curriculum, go to website.