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The New Mexico Department of Health issued a COVID-19 update for Wednesday December 1st. There were 1,887 additional cases statewide with a 7-day positivity rate of 13.6%. Locally, new COVID cases were reported as follows: Grant County with 24 new cases; Luna County with 12 new cases; Hidalgo County with 4 new cases; and Catron County with 3 new cases.

The Silver City Rotary Club is inviting Grant County eighth grade students to participate in an essay contest based on Rotary’s ethical code of conduct spelled out in the Four-Way Test. The “Four Way Test” was created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932 and was adopted by Rotary International as a set of guiding principles for all Rotarians. The Four Way Test consists of the following questions:

  • Is it the truth?
  • Is it Fair to All Concerned?
  • Will it Build Good Will and Better Friendships?
  • Will it be Beneficial to All Concerned?

Eighth-grade students will be invited to write essays about their personal understanding of the Four-Way Test and how it relates to their life experiences and to society. The essays will be reviewed by a committee of Rotary Club members, with monetary prizes awarded to first, second and third place winners in addition to awards given to teachers of the winning students. The first-place essay will also be submitted to the Rotary District 5520 Essay Contest and the District-level winners will also be eligible for prizes.

Tomorrow evening, Friday December 3rd from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M., WNMU Cultural Affairs will be presenting their free Jingle & Mingle holiday event on campus outdoors in Regents Square. The free community event will feature live music, children’s crafting activities, ugly sweater contest, refreshments, a visit from Santa and his elves, and WNMU President Dr. Shepard reading “T’was the Night Before Christmas.”

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