Deming High School student council advisors and educators recently hosted their annual “Jr. Student Council Leadership Conference” last week where they had guest speaker New Mexico Lt. Governor Howie Morales. The conference, which was aimed toward Deming elementary and middle school students, gave students the opportunity to participate in student council and government activities, provided them with skills to help build their confidence and develop their teamwork and helped them develop time management skills. 

The Youth Substance Awareness and Prevention Coalition, in collaboration with Dr. Gary Latson, the founder of the “Candles in the Wind” Foundation and Silver High School organized an event to educate students about Fentanyl. Dr. Latson gave a presentation to Silver High School seniors discussing Fentanyl use, Fentanyl poisoning, and Fentanyl overdose, discussing the consequences and the lifelong effects Fentanyl can have on those who use it. For more information and resources on Fentanyl, visit website.   

The Bayard Public Library will begin its Summer Reading Program June 3rd and is open to children 6 years old and up. The program will have painting with the Art Guild, a Frontier Food Hub planter activity, a desert theme party and much more. The Summer Reading program will take place Monday through Friday until June 14th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Space is limited, so prior registration is required. To register, visit the Bayard Public Library. 

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New Mexico MainStreet has announced that Main Street America has recognized 32 New Mexico organizations for meeting rigorous performance standards. New Mexico now has 29 Accredited Main Street America programs including Deming Luna County MainStreet and Silver City MainStreet Project and Arts and Cultural District and 3 Affiliated programs including Lordsburg Main Street. Main Street America and its partners announce their list of designated programs annually to recognize the programs exceptional commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach. Since 2014, New Mexico MainStreet districts reported 1,630 new businesses and business expansions, 6,011 new jobs, 2,520 private building rehabilitations, $228,377,726 in private sector reinvestment and 333,270 volunteer hours.