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Beyond shelter: DACHS finds new focus in programs By Mike Cook The Las Cruces Bulletin “If we’re not a shelter, what do we do?” That was the question board members and volunteers of the Doña Ana County Humane Society (DACHS) asked themselves after DACHS gave up the operation of the county animal shelter in 2008. The nonprofit examined “areas of need not being met by other animal welfare ...

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Las Cruces teams hunt for state title Bulletin report The regular season is over. Some teams have gone home and some will continue to shake a leg in the big dance. High school football has moved on to its next phase, a win-or-go-home playoff bracket that could see multiple Las Cruces teams in title games. Centennial High finished its regular season with an unblemished 10-0 record and snared the top seed in the ...

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‘Singing for Shelter’ raises funds for vulnerable youth through song By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin A study by America’s Youngest Outcasts found there were more than 14,500 homeless children and youth in New Mexico during the 2008-9 school year. The majority of these – 60 percent, or roughly 8,700 – were school aged, with another 40 percent – 5,800 New Mexico children – were younger than 6. Nationally, those figures are more staggering ...

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J. Paul Taylor Academy moves into new home By Elva K. Österreich Las Cruces Bulletin The sounds of children moving from class to class in the hallways rang for the first time as the J. Paul Taylor Academy’s new building welcomed its wards. Located at 410 W. Court Ave – right next to charter high school Alma de Arte – the building was constructed for the academy by Las Cruces Public Schools and had a ...

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Flying for those who made us free The United States, New Mexico state and MIA-POW flags catch the breeze on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Mesilla Valley Hospice at 299 E. Montana. Brigadier General Timothy Coffin, commanding general at White Sands Missile Range, was on hand to give remarks at the facility’s Veteran’s Garden. For photos of the Las Cruces Veterans Day parade, see pages A14 and 15. BULLETIN PHOTO BY SUSIE OUDERKIRK

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