NMSU floral team competes regionally By Kristie Garcia For the Las Cruces Bulletin The New Mexico State University floral team competed regionally this summer, bringing home one first-place honor and two second-place finishes. The team will be able to compete nationally for the first time next year in the American Institute of Floral Designers collegiate competition due to NMSU floriculture program coordinator Sabine Green receiving full induction into AIFD ...

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NMSU licks wounds after 0-3 start Bulletin report A well-deserved rest is in order. The New Mexico State University football team has started its season off with three-straight losses, but has a bye week and does not play Saturday, Sept. 20 as they rest up and prepare for three straight away contests. The next game for the Aggies is Saturday, Oct. 3 at in-state rival the University of New Mexico. Their next ...

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Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo rides again By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin From its humble beginnings as a small livestock show and rodeo held on the New Mexico State University campus to its current status as one of the Land of Enchantment’s premier annual events, the Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo has become an institution over its 49 years, bringing together people near and far for five days of fun. This year, ...

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Good, clean, dirty fun After diving for the ball, Mountain View Regional Medical Center nurse Heather Lugo closes her mouth as she splashes into the mud court Saturday, Sept. 12, at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum during the Mud Volleyball Tournament benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Las Cruces. For more photos, see Page A16. BULLETIN PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER BELARDE

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Cans to help the needy By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin “Can” is the pivotal word when you think about the can-do attitude at Las Cruces’ Casa de Peregrinos Emergency Food Program. Canstruction is an event scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 4 during the Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo at the fairgrounds. Cans of food will be made into sculptures at the fairgrounds. All the ...

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Students enjoy fruits of labor By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin La Semilla Food Center calls its new partnership with Las Cruces Public Schools and the Gadsden Independent School District the “Edible Education program.” With cooperation from La Semilla staff and teachers, administrators and staff from the schools, the program is allowing students to enjoy the fruits — and vegetables — of their labor. La Semilla staff is working helping with school ...

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Ags look for win against rivals Miners Bulletin report Each year, no matter what the records, two football programs separated by about 50 miles and an invisible state line tangle in a game with regional pride on the line. The New Mexico State University football team plays host to rival Texas-El Paso Saturday, Sept 19 at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. The rivalry dates back to ...

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