Here is a look at today’s headlines:
Ready to recycle? This Saturday is “America Recycles Day.” The Town of Silver City Recycling Advisory Committee and Southwest Solid Waste Authority will be sponsoring a recycling collection from 9 to noon this Saturday at the Office of Sustainability, located at 1106 North Pope Street. If you want to get rid of those electronics, paper, plastic, tin, cans, glass bottle and jars, now is the time.
The Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce announces the 2015 Grant County Community Awards nomination process. If you would like to nominate for the following awards, contact the Chamber: “Grant County Citizen of the Year,” “Linda Kay Jones Humanitarian Award,” “Grant County Small Business of the Year,” “PNM Energy Efficiency Awards,” and “PNM Reduce Your Use Grant Awards.” The special honor’s banquet will be held November 19th, so get your nominations and reservations in now with the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce.
Recently many in the community turned out to plant fruit trees at Harrison Schmitt Elementary School as part of the Neighborhood Orchards Project. The goal of the project is to plant 20 orchards around the community. Harrison Schmitt Elementary was one of the locations chosen because the school and project volunteers believe it is an important asset to young students to be able to know where their food comes from and be able to study how the ecosystem works.
In other news, the Silver City Police Department is looking for a male suspect in connection with damages inflicted on several downtown businesses on Thursday evening last week. One location was vandalism damage at First American Bank. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Silver City Police Department.
A couple of announcements:
The location for the important Copper Rule meeting to be held tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. has been changed. Due to the water being turned off at the Fort Bayard Theater, the meeting has been moved to the old National Guard Armory at Santa Clara.
For Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11th, there will be a special Veterans Day Service honoring Veterans at Fort Bayard National Cemetery at 10:00AM. The service will honor all Veterans past and present. Keynote speaker will be John Zimmerman, a 34 year Navy Veteran. Public is welcome.
If in Deming, Bataan Post 4 will have a special ceremony at Veteran’s Park, 301 South Silver Street, next to the Deming Luna Mimbres Museum. Special acknowledgements will be given to World War II veterans. There will also be a special invocation given at the event and the Deming High School JROTC Wildcat Battalion will serve as color guard. The Bell Elementary School 4th and 5th graders will be singing patriotic songs, with a luncheon to follow at the school for veterans.
If you want to weigh in on the discussion about Common Core, tomorrow, November 10th at 6:00 P.M. at the Silver City Woman’s Club, a panel from Silver Consolidated Schools will be present information about Common Core to help explain and update how the Silver Schools are dealing with the Common Core standards and the mandates and how they are affecting the teachers and administration. After the short presentation, questions about Common Core will be taken from the audience. Tony Egan, member of the school board, will assist with the process.