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Mert By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Mert Erim’s dream is to become an American citizen. The 21-year-old Turkish national is attending New Mexico State University on a student visa, which means he cannot receive financial aid or other benefits, and his work hours are limited. His family members back home has already helped him out financially as much as they can. Erim is trying to raise enough money to pay for another year and a-half at ...

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Bulletin Report The Miss Las Cruces Scholarship Organization has a new director, and is gearing up for its annual pageant to be held at 5 p.m., March 18, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. The new local director is Brandi Holcomb, who teaches family and consumer science at Camino Real Middle School. Holcomb was Miss Otero County 2014 and competed in the 2015 Miss New Mexico Pageant, where she was a top-five competitor, said Miss New Mexico Scholarship Organization Executive Director ...

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lcbDroppingInto2018 From left, friends Vivian He, Gary Kanner, Chelsea Shaw and Lisa Terrat embrace Sunday night during the fourth annual Chile Drop on Plaza de Las Cruces. The large, brightly lit chile in the background was dropped at the stroke of midnight to ring in the new year. See more photos from the celebration on page 16.

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High School football Mayfield is set to snap the football against crosstown rival Centennial Friday, Oct. 13, at the Field of Dreams in a game won by Centennial 37-23. The Hawks improved to 4-4 with their third-straight win, while the Trojans fell to 1-6. Centennial faces another hot team in Las Cruces High School at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Field of Dreams. The Bulldawgs are 6-1 after stuffing Carlsbad 45-6. ...

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IMG_2999 Bulletin photo by Richard Coltharp As her husband Chuck Franco listens, Gov. Susana Martinez delivers the annual State of the State address before the New Mexico Legislature, Tuesday, Jan. 19. The following is the prepared text of the State of the State Address delivered by Governor Susana Martinez from the chamber of the New Mexico House of Representatives on January 19, 2016: Lieutenant Governor; Senate President Pro Tempore; Mr. Speaker; Democrat and Republican leaders; esteemed ...

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