The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee is still in need of input and is asking community members to please take the time to fill out their survey to help prioritize juvenile issues and funding for the next three years in communities all over New Mexico. The survey’s responses will be used to help plan youth program funding and juvenile justice system improvements and is open to youth, parents, social workers, law enforcement officers, elected officials and more. To learn more about the survey or to complete one, visit the website

In Local News:

Santa Clara, Bayard and Hurley will be having a Mining District  “Clean Up Battle” to see which town is the cleanest on Saturday, October 28th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Dumpsters will be placed in each town and garbage bags will be provided for citizens to use. For each trash bag filled, participants will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one hundred to five hundred dollars. School classes, clubs, teams and all community members are encouraged to join the fun and help make their town beautiful. For more information and to sign up, contact the town’s City Halls. 

As a reminder, Silver Schools offers “Care Solace” a Mental Health Coordination Service for Silver Consolidated School Administration students, staff and their families. The service helps those who are suffering from depression, anxiety and stress and helps assign those in need of help to a provider that matches their needs. The program is free, anonymous and completely confidential. To learn more about the program, visit the website.

In honor of “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day”, which aims to provide a safe and responsible way of disposing prescription drugs, the Deming Police Department will be holding an event for those wanting to properly dispose of unused or expired medications. This event will take place on Saturday, October 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Walgreens parking lot in Deming. 

Ambercare Hospice and the Deming Luna Senior Center are offering a Grief and Loss Support group to help individuals deal with the different stages of grief that comes with the loss of family and friends. The group takes place the first Tuesday of every month at 9:00 a.m. at the Deming Luna Senior Center Adult Day Room and is open to all community members. For additional questions or information, contact the Deming Luna Senior Center.