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As part of the 2021 Western New Mexico University Alumni Homecoming celebration last weekend, five individual alumni and one Mustang athletic team were honored with awards. Selected as WNMU Distinguished Alumni this year were Mike Castillo, ’70, ’79, and Leonard Mazzei, ’62. The Alfred J. O’Malley Pioneer Award was given to Alfred Ogas, ’65, and Sandy Cobb Moore, ’67. Inducted into the Mustang Athletics Hall of Fame was Bob Ruiz, ’65, while the Western New Mexico University Athletics Pioneer Spirit Award was presented to the 1970 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Mountain Division Championship Mustang Football Team.

Aldo Leopold Charter School has returned to full in-person instruction along with outdoor programming that includes annual backpacking trips to the Gila Wilderness. Students in 9th trough 12 grade receive instruction in camp craft, first aid, Leave No Trace principals, and orienteering before backpacking destinations that include Sapillo Creek, Lake Roberts, Little Bear Creek, and the West Fork of the Gila River. Aldo Leopold Charter School is a tuition-free public school that allows students to focus on stewardship of the community and the natural environment.

New Mexico Honor Guards are encouraged to attend the 2021 Honor Guard Training Conference this Thursday at the New Mexico Veteran’s Memorial in Albuquerque. According to a news release from New Mexico Department of Veterans Services, Honor guards are all-volunteer units that perform the flag-fold, rifle volley, and a bugle rendition of Taps at the funerals of military personnel or honorably discharged veterans. Instruction and coaching will be provided by the New Mexico Army National Guard Honor Guard. Individuals or groups interested in forming an all-volunteer honor guard are also encouraged to attend to obtain information and to register with DVS.

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