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BISHOP-DESIGNATE OSCAR CANTU Bulletin report Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Oscar Cantú as the Coadjutor Bishop of San Jose, California, according to a press release from Diocese of Las Cruces. Cantú will succeed the present bishop of San Jose, Most Reverend Patrick McGrath, upon his retirement. A Mass of Welcome is scheduled for Bishop Cantú on Friday, Sept. 28, in San Jose. Bishop Cantú remains the bishop of Las Cruces until that date. “From my ...

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Helping hand Vietnam Veteran Lawrence Orvis, Chaplain at Post 10, shares a moment with Kamila Miranda, 7, Sunday morning at the Walmart on Rinconada Boulevard during a non-perishable food drive benefiting Casa de Peregrinos. The drive was sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 431, Las Cruces. See page 26 for a July 26 ceremony in Albuquerque for Vietnam veterans. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE  

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Courtesy photo Barbara HubbardCourtesy photoBarbara Hubbard Bulletin Report “Illuminate the Sky” is the theme for the City’s 2018 Fourth of July Electric Light Parade, according to a press release from the City of Las Cruces. The parade will be led this year by the brightest luminary of all, Barbara Hubbard (more widely known as “Mother Hubbard”), as official Parade Marshal. The Electric Light Parade begins at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 at Apodaca Park, 801 ...

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Valley 1 Bulletin Report A $23 million renovation project has begun on Valley Drive. The work, which has been in the planning stages for several years, kicked off Monday morning, June 25, between Amador and Picacho and along Avenida de Mesilla from Valley to Hickory, said Wyatt D. Kartchner of Molzen-Corbin Associates of Las Cruces, the project’s engineering firm. The project will renovate a 1.5-mile stretch of Valley Drive from Picacho Avenue on the north to ...

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National NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson was the special guest and keynote speaker at the Doña Ana County NAACP Chapter No. 1602’s Juneteenth “Celebration of Freedom” banquet June 16 at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, but word was withheld from slaves until a Union officer disclosed the news on June 19, 1865. Since then, annual commemorations of the emancipation have been referred to as Juneteenth. CONTINUE
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