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Grant County Extension Agent, Jessica Swapp-Massengill, has been named the New Mexico 4-H Agent of the Year. According to a news release, the award is designed to reward Extension Agents for their exceptional efforts in communicating with 4-H clubs and groups, conducting county events, engaging volunteer leaders, and providing educational opportunities for youth. Eligibility for nomination consists of an agent having served at least 3 years in a professional position with 4-H responsibilities. Jessica has served as a dual agent and responsible for all 4-H and agricultural programming in Grant County. In addition, as of June 1st, Jessica was promoted to Interim County Director. Over the past six years, Jessica has managed the county 4-H program which has averaged 200 members each year since her arrival. The outstanding Agent Award is voted on by a committee of New Mexico 4-H agents and State 4-H professionals. Congratulations to Grant County’s own, Jessica Swapp-Massengill!

In WMNU news, the award-winning Mariachi Plata de Western New Mexico University has been invited to perform at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque during the Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico promotional game against the El Paso Chihuahuas on Tuesday, September 14th. In addition, the first pitch honor will be given to WNMU Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Jack Crocker. Mariachi Plata de WNMU is the only competitive university mariachi in the state. The venue, which seats 11,000 people will be their first occasion to perform in a mass setting since March of 2020.

Tomorrow night at Gough Park in Silver City, the Carnitas Musica Y Mas event will kick off at 4:00 P.M. with a singing of the National Anthem by Angelica Padilla and a Presentation of Colors by the U.S. Marine Corp. The event runs through Sunday with a vast car show on Saturday, dance contests, games, raffles, food vendors, display booths, beer garden, and hourly live entertainment. The event will go on rain or shine. For a complete event schedule, visit online at

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