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The Grant County Community Foundation has hired Bernadette Smyth, as their new full-time Executive Director. Ms. Smyth has multi-faceted experience in grant writing, project management, community development, and as an editor and professor. She has worked around the world and is a native of Ireland. The Grant County Community Foundation’s mission is to build a culture of philanthropy; advance local non-profit organizations; and stewarding donor funds to ensure sustainability. For more information, visit

The U.S Department of Agriculture has announced that free school meals will continue to be available through December of this year or until funding runs out. An earlier decision would have ended the free summer feeding program when schools resumed in the fall. According to a release, a reversal in the decision occurred on August 31st and certain states, including New Mexico were granted waivers to regulations governing the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option. In addition, in-person learning is not required to receive a free meal. To date, New Mexico has made available 13 million meals to children at grab-and-go sites or delivered by school bus drivers.

The 2020 edition of Fiesta Latina to be held at Western New Mexico University this summer was cancelled due to COVID-19. Instead, the “Artisan Mercado” was held online, and now a “Transcending Borders Film and Discussion Series” will begin tomorrow, September 10th, via online with Zoom. The series is hosted by WNMU Cultural Affairs and made possible by New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Tomorrow’s presentation begins at 10:00 A.M. and features “Oaxaca Rug Weaving.” Zoom log-in details will be made available at, where community members can also sign up to receive information about the film series and the WNMU Cultural Affairs Fall 2020 Virtual Season.

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