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Luna County List

This column will include events happening in Luna County, as provided by Luna County Community and Economic Development.

Deming, NM – December 5, 2017 – Situated on the Mexican border, Luna County N.M. has seen a lot of history tramp, stride, ride and roll over its boundaries. It is part of the ancestral home land of the Fort Sill Apaches, an entry gate to North America for the Conquistadors, a staging ground for attack by the Mexican revolutionary Poncho Villa and a major staging area for the entry of the Mexican labor force that fed the United States during WWII.

Local historian Raymond Cobos was raised in Hachita, NM. As an eleven-year-old he was hired by the farmer next door to translate for the Spanish speaking Braceros (field workers). During World War II the Braceros Program brought millions of Mexican workers to the United States to fill the need for labor resulting from the war effort. The program continued until the 1960s. Cobos went on to a career in law enforcement, retiring as Sheriff of Luna County.

Please view the flyers below for information about upcoming events at the Deming-Luna-Mimbres Museum.

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The Village of Columbus, along with New Mexico Department of Transportation, Deming Public Schools, Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments, Luna County and the City of Deming will hold a public meeting to provide information on the ongoing NM 11 36-Mile Corridor Study, from the U.S./Mexico Border to NM 26.

Braceros Exhibit: Meet the Artists - Jeri Desrochers

Las Cruces, NM - November 12, 2017 - Strong ties to the land and farming that she grew up with have long been reflected in the colorful and textural paintings of Las Cruces artist Jeri Desrochers.

Theme: Zombie Attire ~ Location: Pit Park, Deming NM
Registration Day of Event: $100 per group (4 people)/$30 per individual person
Late Registration/Sign-in-8:00am/ Run Starts-9:00am
Kids 5 and Under Free with adult registration
T-Shirt with registration, first come first serve on sizes.
Proceeds benefit Luna County 4-H
Register Now at:www.nmsportsonline.com Search: Deming
More Information Contact: Laynee Kuenstler- 575-546-8806

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The Deming Art Center is looking for artists for the November 2017 Recycle Show. The show is sponsored by Keep Luna County Beautiful. Keep Luna County Beautiful will award gift certificate prizes to the 1st and 2nd place winners in each age group as well as the Best in Show and the People's Choice Award. Each piece must be made from at least 90% recycled materials with an attached list of the materials used. The age groups are 12 and under, 13-18, and 19 and over. The show will run from November 1-29 with the intake date being TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 from 10 AM - 1PM. The center is located at 100 S. Gold St. For more information call 575-546-3663, visit our website at www.demingarts.org.

 Join the Toss No Mass cleanup effort in Luna County on Saturday, October 28th.

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