Grant County will be having a “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive on May 13th. Letter carriers will walk through the community to collect non-perishable food donations. Thanks to the Postal Service Universal Network, this drive has collected over 1.82 billion pounds of food around the nation. Donations will go directly to local food pantries in the county.
Congratulations to Western New Mexico’s University (WNMU) students who graduated this past Friday. This spring, 449 students earned degrees from Western New Mexico University and a number of students graduated with honors. WNMU awarded 87 associate degrees, 157 bachelor’s degrees, 172 master’s degrees, 74 graduate certificates, 29 certificates and 10 fast track certificates to students. Anyone who was not able to attend can go to website to see a recording of the commencement ceremony.
Freeport McMoRan Foundation has announced the application window for this year’s non-profits, municipalities, governments, and schools. This funding opportunity through Freeport’s “Community Investment Fund” provides for organizations to obtain needed funding for projects related to one of three focus areas. These priority areas, as identified by Freeport, include: education and workforce development; economic development; and capacity and leadership. Application deadline is May 15th. To learn more go to website.
The Lordsburg Municipal Airport is set to receive $283,500 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This funding will be used to update the airport’s master plan narrative report and to address key issues, objectives and goals that are needed in order to further develop the airport and make it more accessible to the community.
A big congratulations to The Deming High School Boys and Girls golf teams who recently won District 3-4A team championships. The Deming High golfers closed out the regular season and are now contending for state titles next week. Both Girls and Boys teams will be competing for Class 4-A titles in the State tournament.