Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

‘USDA Deming Day’ will be hosted by Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner to celebrate the obligation of four economic development projects in Deming and Luna County.  U.S. Senator Tom Udall will join Director Brunner to present the obligation certificates to the following organizations: Columbus Electric Cooperative, –$14,705,000 to make 316 consumer connections as well facility upgrades and system improvements.  Luna County, — $50,0000 Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) for business training for small and emerging businesses skillsets in the Luna County area. NM Small Business Development Center –$84,183 Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) to provide technical assistance in business practices to small and emerging businesses through one-on-one consultation and workshops.  Southwest Regional Housing and Community Development –$252,872 for a Self-Help Technical Assistant Grant to provide guidance and assistance to 13 low and very-low income families in qualifying and packaging home loans through USDA Rural Development’s 502 loan program and to provide technical support to the families who will help build each other’s homes.

Junior wide receiver Xavier Ayers had the top receiving game in the conference this season against No. 8 Colorado School of Mines which helped lead him to being named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.

With Bobbi Pierson nearing the top-10, the Western New Mexico University women’s golf team is in sixth after the first round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference No. 2 South Invitational at the UNM Championship Golf Course.

In the process of making their climb up the leaderboard, play was suspended due to darkness in the second round as the No. 21 Western New Mexico University men’s golf team currently is in second, just a stroke back at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference No. 2 South Invitational on Monday.

A panel and the public will air “Many Voices against Relationship Violence” in a free forum in Western New Mexico University’s J. Cloyd Miller Library, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 15, according to Magdaleno Manzanarez, forum program director.

Life Quest Inc. in Silver City New Mexico, a nonprofit agency providing support services to individuals and families with or at risk of developmental disabilities since 1973 is proud to announce that they are the recipient of the PNM Reduce Your Use Grant in the amount of $4,280.00.  Life Quest will use this grant award to replace 13 old and inefficient single pane windows at their 907 Pope Street location with new Energy Star rated windows, with low emissive glass.