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City, HSR receive state preservation awards

Human Systems Research, Inc. (HSR), a Las Cruces nonprofit, got a belated 50th birthday present, and the City of Las Cruces received another high honor from the state of New Mexico, as both received 2022 heritage preservation awards from the New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee in May.

Arts & Entertainment
NMSU’s Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab Band combine for Oct. 6 ‘Autumn in New Mexico’
The New Mexico State University Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Lab Band come together for “a killer program” that includes music written and arranged by jazz pianist Bill Potts.
SalsaFest is Sept. 25 at Amador Live
Downtown Las Cruces Partnership’s 12th annual SalsaFest is Sunday, Sept. 25, at Amador Live, 302 S. Main St. downtown. Gates open at noon.
Short films, theater part of ‘Icons and Symbols’ exhibit
The current exhibition at the Museum of Art, Icons and Symbols of the Borderland: Art from the U.S.-Mexico Crossroads, features over 80 pieces of artwork by 29 regional artists.
LCCT’s ‘Steel Magnolias’ brings director home
Las Cruces Community Theatre’s production of “Steel Magnolias” opens Friday, Sept. 30, at LCCT, 313 N. Main St. downtown for a three-weekend run.
Ag Day is Saturday, Sept. 24 at NMSU
The New Mexico Department of Agriculture and the New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) will host the ninth edition of AG Day 2-4 p.m. …
Local sports

Aggie footballers return home to face Hawaii

New Mexico State University returns to Las Cruces after a grueling three weeks on the road that left the Aggies 0-4 on the season.

Swing keys, golf thoughts can get complicated

One of the dangers of over-using swing thoughts is many folks try to pack way too much info into a pre-shot review of “must do’s.”

Centennial High grad is national juco player of the week

Jadyn Duran, a 2022 graduate of Centennial High School (CHS), was named the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division II national player of the week in September.

NMSU Esports offers gaming competition, signs dozens of players

Rows of screens light up as the New Mexico State University Esports team competes in multiplayer video gaming.

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.

The Association hosts motivational speaker Matt Rush at Sept. 22 fall training

The Association will host New Mexico rancher and nationally recognized motivational speaker Matt Rush as its Elevate You in 2022 keynote speaker.

‘The Candyman Can’ joins ‘Wild Coyotee’ on Mesilla plaza

Dakota Dukes Wild Coyotee and The Candyman Can candy store are only steps apart from each other and directly across the street from La Posta de Mesilla on the plaza in Mesilla.
Heath & Well Being

Lions Operation KidSight helps children, adults

“We’re everyone’s ally for getting glasses,” said Brenda Dunn, program manager of New Mexico Lions Operation KidSight, Inc. Since taking over the program in February 2015, Dunn has processed more than 5,200 vouchers for glasses for children and adults.

Memorial Medical Center unveils The Daisy Wall, honoring nurses

Memorial Medical Center (MMC) unveiled The Daisy Wall Aug. 25 at the hospital, 2450 S. Telshor Blvd. The wall was created to recognize “the compassionate care of nurses” at MMC.

“I’m really pleased the city does have it,” former Las Cruces City Councilor Jack Eakman said about the city’s Oversight Committee (OC). Eakman has been one of three voting members of the OC since its first meeting in October 2020. He became OC chair last Oct. 1.
“I believe in the people. I believe in democracy,” New Mexico State University government professor Kenneth Hammond said in an August interview.
As a designated Hispanic-serving institution, New Mexico State University takes pride in its diversity, and will reflect those values in a series of events during Hispanic Heritage Month.
In the past
The Bumblebee Transformer (also known as local performer Manny Castorena) will be the special guest, noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, as Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots of Las Cruces holds its first fundraiser of the 2022 holiday season.
Thirty-two veterans of the Korean and Vietnam conflicts are taking to the sky Sept. 29 after a two-year Covid hiatus as part of Honor Flight of Southern New Mexico’s next journey to Washington, D.C.
“We are truly grateful for your commitment,” Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Debbi Moore said Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 13, as the chamber congratulated and welcomed Las Cruces’ newest police officers.
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