If you are interested in speaking and learning Spanish, the Western Institute of Lifelong Learning and Western New Mexico University are offering Spanish classes every Tuesday and Thursday in the WNMU Cafeteria. Dr. Gregory Guerra from WNMU will be helping with information about proper grammar and usage, pronunciation and the fundamentals of speaking Spanish. These practice sessions take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and are free and open to all interested. 

Silver Consolidated Schools will be presenting “Bullying-Stop the Cycle” this evening, October 25th to help share the importance of addressing bullying concerns both at home and school. Dr. Melissa Lopez-Larson will be outlining what bullying is and how parents can watch for signs and the importance of intervening if your child is being bullied. The session will take place at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. To register or for more information, visit the website.

The Sixth Judicial District, in collaboration with the Second Judicial District Court, is announcing the implementation of the residential Foreclosure Settlement Program, which provides early intervention in residential, owner-occupied mortgage foreclosure cases. The residential Foreclosure Settlement Program provides specialized settlement facilitation services to assist parties in a foreclosure case and helps identify resources, including possible federal assistance borrowers. Homeowners in Grant, Hidalgo and Luna Counties who are facing formal foreclosure proceedings filed on or after October 15, 2023, and are interested in participating in the Foreclosure Settlement Program are to visit the website.  

The Big Brothers Big Sisters program, which seeks to create mentoring relationships and to support youth throughout Grant County, is looking for individuals interested in volunteering their time to help children in need. Volunteers will be able to provide unique one-on-one mentoring to help children achieve success in school, avoid risky behaviors and improve their self-confidence. For more information on how to get involved, visit the website

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Golden Apple, a non-profit organization committed to preparing, supporting and mentoring aspiring teachers, is now accepting applications for its Scholars programs. The Scholars program focuses on teacher preparation and tuition assistance for high school seniors as well as freshman and sophomore college students in New Mexico who have the determination and drive to teach. Scholars can receive up to $15,000 in financial assistance, extensive classroom teaching experience, academic and social-emotional support, job placement assistance and mentoring from Golden Apple’s award-winning teachers. To learn more and apply, visit website.