Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

Two Western New Mexico University students are the beneficiaries of scholarship awards from the 24 Club organization.  Samantha Gomez, a Nursing student, and Emma Head, a Rehabilitation student, are both graduates of area high schools.  The Betty Cook Scholarship and the Christine Drangmeister awarded to female students who graduate from Grant County Schools with a G.P.A. of 3.4 or higher.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is providing more than $45 million to help farmers, ranchers, small businesses and entrepreneurs nationwide develop new product lines. USDA is investing in 325 projects through the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program.

204,014 New Mexico residents already have cast general election ballots by mail or at early voting centers. The New Mexico Secretary of State`s Office released on Thursday tallies of votes cast since the start of absentee voting on October 11th.

It’s Halloween weekend.  If you’re looking for something to do, consider these events:

The Door Church is holding a Zombie Hayride every night from now until Halloween on Monday night.

On Saturday, the Silver City Museum is hosting a surprise Halloween activity at 10:30, and the Public Library will host a Goosebumps event beginning at noon for children ages 6-12.

The College of Arts and Sciences at Western New Mexico University is hosting a family-friendly Haunted House from noon to 3 pm at the Global Resource Center.

A full list of events is posted below.