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The Commons Center for Food Security and Sustainability located in Silver City, has received a $15,000 challenge grant from the Carl C. Anderson, Sr. & Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation. According to a news release, the funds will be used to help fund the expansion of the Free Neighborhood Farmstand Program and other food distribution program costs. During the summer of 2021, The Commons built a Farmstand in the front parking lot of the organization to distribute excess produce they received as part of their Food Pantry Distribution Programs and from their orchards and gardens. As participation grew, local gardeners brought their excess harvest to share with others. The challenge grant will now allow enable The Commons to expand the program to the Village of Santa Clara, the Town of Hurley, and the City of Bayard.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation will continue a roadway reconstruction and bridge replacement in Lordsburg beginning this Thursday, February 24th. Main Street will be closed at 7:00 A.M. for the bridge deck replacement Detour signs will be in place directing traffic towards alternate routes and Interstate traffic will not be allowed to utilize the on and off ramps at Exit 22. The roadway is expected to be reopened by 6:00 P.M.

During a virtual awards ceremony held on January 27th, Hidalgo Medical Services recognized its first Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Mr. Bill Rogers. Besides serving both Grant and Hidalgo counties since 1966, Mr. Rogers has served on the HMS Board of Directors for over 19 years and has served as Board Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and continues as an Executive Committee member. In addition, the awards ceremony recognized 25 individuals based on the organization’s Core Values of Service, Culture, Education, Community and Excellence.

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