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Village of Doña Ana receives $36,500 beautification grant

T-Mobile officials were in the Village of Doña Ana Saturday, Sept. 24, to award a grant of more than $36,500 to help beautify the historic Doña Ana plaza with the addition of benches and trash receptacles, T-Mobile said in a news release.

Arts & Entertainment
Project Cougars gets middle schoolers outside
Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the New Mexico Economic Development Department’s (EDD) Outdoor Recreation Division, the Desert Community Wellness (DCW) nonprofit of Las Cruces is creating a program called Project Cougars Outside that will connect Lynn Community Middle School students “to New Mexico histories and wellness experiences outdoors.”
18-year-old writer/director screens feature film
Las Cruces Filmmaker Xzavier Estrada premiered his first feature-length film, “Abnormality,” to more than 175 people during a Sept. 25 screening at Rio Grande Theatre.
‘Big Cats of New Mexico’ is Oct. 13 presentation at Farm and Ranch Museum
Mountain lion research in New Mexico is the subject of the next Culture Series at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, the museum said in a news release.
Take a giant leap with NMSU Theatre’s Big Frog’
Performances of “Big Frog” are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 7-8; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave.
‘Glass Menagerie’ closes
Casi Galban and Riley Donahoe in Black Box Theatre’s “The Glass Menagerie,” by Tennessee Williams, which has its final weekend at Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Main St. downtown.
Local sports
GOLF DOCTOR

Knowledge is power: Know yourself, your emotions

Probably the most apparent aspect of knowledge for golfers is how much we actually know about our golf swing.

Aggies seek second straight victory at home

When the Aggie football team hosts Florida International University Saturday, Oct. 1, they’ll have a chance to win back-to-back home games for the first time since 2019.

Upcoming golf tournaments

These are some upcoming golf tournaments
Business
GREATER MESILLA VALLEY FUTURE OF WORK SUMMIT

Chamber, Bridge host Oct. 12-13 work summit

What is the future of work in the Mesilla Valley? What information and emerging best practices do Doña Ana County’s critical industries and employers need to have to succeed in the future?

ACTion Programs for Animals needs roof repair

If you visit ACTion Programs for Animals (APA) at 537 N. Solano Drive, you may here one of the dogs up for adoption greeting you with a “Roof, roof.”

MasArt owners branch out with MasBuds shop

Malu Bender, who with her sister runs the MasArt, a frame and arts supply store, has opened a dispensary right next door. Bender and her son Ron have started MasBuds because they were called by the new opportunities offered in New Mexico.
Heath & Well Being

Recognizing recovery struggles

This month is National Recovery Month. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), it is a national observance to promote and support new evidence-based substance use disorder and mental health treatment.

Recovery Conference set for Sept. 30 at City Hall

The City of Las Cruces Suicide Prevention Task Force will host “Recovery Is for Everyone” 2022 Southwest Summit, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at City Hall council chambers, 700 S. Main St.

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News
New Mexico State University has named Doña Ana County NAACP President Bobbie Green as interim director of the university’s Black Programs.
The Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office will host trainings for election officials for the 2022 general election through Nov. 7 at the Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd.
Focus on the personal side of being the governor of the state of New Mexico. That would bring us together more than we are right now.
In the past
Individual volunteers, groups and civic organizations are invited to register for this year’s City of Las Cruces “Toss No Mas” cleanup event, which will be held 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 8, the city said in a news release.
Long-time Las Cruces business owner and community activist Wanda Bowman was named Las Cruces 2022 citizen of the year at the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet, held Sept. 29 at Las Cruces International Airport (LCIA).
Mesilla Valley Community of Hope (MVCH) had raised more than $97,000 a few days after the Sept. 23 end date conclusion of its 2022 Tents to Rents campaign to help people struggling with homelessness move into their own apartments, and donations were continuing to be accepted.
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