Here’s a look at some local news:
Grant County election results are in and were posted at the Grant County Clerk’s Office last night. Some of the results of contested races are as follows Cobre Consolidated School Board Position 4, Frank A. Cordova; Grant Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor 1, Tyson R. Bays; with Supervisor 2 going to John Lloyd Merino; and Supervisor 5 going to Duston L. Hunt, Jr. Hidalgo Soil and Water Conservation District Position 2, going to Hollis Vaughn; with the Supervisor 5 position going to Joanna Darnell. In the race for Silver Consolidated School Board Position 5, the winner is Michael McMillan with write-in votes for Tasha Monique Donaldson not yet counted at the time of this report.
The New Mexico Department of Health has announced they are hosting of a flu shot clinic for residents of Hidalgo County. They advise that everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each flu season, especially people in the following groups because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications: Children 6 months through 4 years of age; Pregnant women (any trimester); people age 50 and older; People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions; People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities; people who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu; and healthcare and early childhood personnel. The flu shot clinic is scheduled for Thursday, December 5th from 10 am – 12 pm and 2-to-4 pm. The annual flu vaccination is available for no charge for children and uninsured adults, while supplies last.
Deming High School freshman, Daisy Perea, recently represented New Mexico in the national FFA agri-science competition held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Daisy placed 8th in the nation and earned a gold rating with her project titled, “Winds of Change are Upon Us.” Other Deming FFA members competed in the national Landscape Design competition whereby Truett Shafer, a senior from Deming High earned a gold rating, in addition to Deming High juniors Josue Leck, Sierra Manos and Rachel Simpson earned a bronze rating for their project.