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New Mexico state 4-H Rodeo Finals

While several 4-Hers were competing at the Grant County Fair, several other 4-Hers were competing in the State Championship 4-H Finals Rodeo in Albuquerque, NM. As to be expected Grant County 4-H did exceptionally well. In the Novice Division Riley Ybarra placed 5th in the Barrel Racing. Meason Ybarra won second in Step Down, third in Breakaway Roping, which led to him being the Average Winner for Breakaway. Meason also won second in the Steer Stopping which made him the Average Steer Stopping Winner. Meason was awarded the Novice Reserve All Around Champion of the Finals. Everett Reeves stood out winning third place in Flags, first in Breakaway Roping, first in Steer Stopping, first in Step Down which led to him being the Average Winner for the Step Down event. Everett Reeves was also the Novice All Around Champion for the finals competition as well as the All Around Novice Champion for the year.

For the Junior Division, Mariah Humphrey placed fifth in Poles. Quincy Reeves placed fourth in the Team Roping (Heeling), third in both the Tie Down and Ribbon Roping and second in Team Roping (Heading).-- Continue reading

P.E.O. Chapter BR hosts purse auction 20161015

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The P.E.O. Chapter BR managed the purse auction this year, with help from Chapter AG. The annual event raises funds for a local scholarship recipient of the Nancy Champlin Scholarship.

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Silver City Museum offers string art class 20161015

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

As part of the Red Hot, Red Dot Art Festival, the Silver City Museum led a workshop on string art, using watercolors and folded paper.

La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery Fall Art and Wine Extravaganza October 15

Photos by George Plant

Mimbres Heritage Site draws visitors to its event 20161015

Photos by George Plant

The Mimbres Heritage Site, also known as the Mattocks Ruin for the family who later inhabited the site where Mimbreños once lived, held activities on Oct. 15, 2016, to introduce it to residents and visitors on International Archaeology Day.

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American Legion honors the 2016 Boy's and Girl's State attendees

American Legion honors the 2016 Boy's and Girl's State attendees

By Margaret Hopper

Photo: At right, from left, are American Legion Post 18 commander Ray Davis and Dennis Beaver speaking. The rest of the photos of some of the students will be at the bottom of the article.

Three students who spent a week at Portales, Eastern New Mexico University, this past June, were honored Thursday evening at the American Legion, Post 18. Sharing the head table with the Master of Ceremonies and Post Commander, Ray Davis, were Leon Edwards, Vice Commander and his wife, Carol.

The first order of business was to remember the huge number of American servicemen who are still Prisoners of War or those Missing in Action, over 80,000 of them who have not come home and who are still unaccounted for, some as far back as World War II.

Davis introduced the local seniors who had attended the Portales event, at the dinner. Each was given a minute to say something about the experience and tell of future plans.

Marissa Rodriguez, vice president of Aldo Leopold’s student council, said she hoped to become a lawyer and advocate for children and their rights. At Girls’ state, she was pleased to see “her bill” passed in the governmental exercise.

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Little Free Library dedicated in Santa Clara 101316

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Historical Committee of the Village of Santa Clara celebrated the installation of its first Little Free Library on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016.

Although a full size library/museum building is on the wish list, according to Mayor Richard Bauch, the five Little Free Library boxes planned for the village will partly fill the gap until a full-sized one becomes a reality.-- Continue reading

Grant County 4-H finishes the year off with a bang

Another 4-H year has come to an end and Grant County 4-H members have done extremely well in the multiple fairs around the state. It all started with the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque in September with their livestock and indoor exhibit projects. Elizabeth McDonald won first place in the animal category of the New Mexico 4-H Photo Contest with her "fawn in the forest" photo. The photo was on display at the State Fair in the 4-H indoor exhibits building for the public to admire. Carson Billings also won a blue ribbon with his leather craft work that he submitted for the 4-H indoor exhibit building. His leatherwork was of the same skill level as seasoned professional and was admired by many spectators at the State Fair.-- Continue reading

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