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(Deming) -- Incoming Deming High School ninth graders are scheduled for freshman orientation Monday.
Deming High School Principal Janean Garney said the orientation is designed to provide students with information concerning graduation credits and requirements, general procedures and expectations.
And the high school staff will take students and parents on a tour of the school.
Garney said freshman orientation is just another way faculty and staff are looking to increase their efficiency and effectiveness to meet the needs of Deming High students.
Orientation Monday is set for 9am for students with last names starting with A through M… and at 1pm Monday for students with last names starting with N through Z.
In other D-H-S new, students entering 10th through 12th grades may pick up their schedules anytime from 9am to
3pm Tuesday, July 31st, through Thursday, August 2nd, in the main campus guidance office.
Classes begin on Monday, August 13th.
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Michael Hatcher, 37, was arrested for D-U-I – 3rd offense, having an open container, no interlock as required, accident involving property damage, failing to immediately notify authorities of an accident and negligent use of a firearm…
Ruben Enciso, age 27, was arrested on four Luna County warrants – three for
failure to appear and one for failure to pay fines… Andres Munoz, age 29, was
arrested on a District Court warrant for a probation violation… and Christina
Barron, age 22, was arrested on two Magistrate warrants for failure to pay
fines. Also… a pickup parked off West Ash was scratched and its cab
was set on fire causing $1,500 dollars’ worth of damage… a window valued at $300 dollars was broken on a business off East Pine… and $100 dollars in damage occurred at a gas pump at a station off East Cedar when a customer drove off with the gas pump nozzle still in the car’s gas tank.
(Deming) – The three owners and operators of Savoy Travel Center and Fuel 4 Less have been ordered to pay $375,000 dollars in civil penalties for selling fraudulent securities in New Mexico.
Authorities say a criminal investigation also is underway against the three: 26-year-old Sean Curtis and 50-year-old Bruce Beckner of Deming, and 64-year-old Arthur Herlihy of Santa Fe.
Beckner is known in Deming under his alias, Bill Evans.
Penalties of $125,000 dollars were imposed on each man for selling promissory notes from 2008 through 2010 to raise money for the Savoy truck stop.
Investors were solicited through advertisements. But authorities say the securities weren't registered… the men weren't licensed to sell securities… and the men failed to disclose Beckner's – or Evan’s – previous securities fraud conviction in California.
In 1998, Beckner pleaded guilty to securities fraud and related charges in the United States Federal Court in Los Angeles, California, for stealing over 15.6 million from 559 investors. Beckner was sentenced to 33 months in prison and was ordered to pay restitution to all his victims. Officials with the state Regulation and Licensing Department’s Securities Division said the criminal investigation is looking into allegations that 33 investors were defrauded of five-point-five million dollars in the Savoy case. The Securities Division issued a cease and desist order against Savoy Travel Center, Fuel 4 Less and the three owner/operators in September of 2011.
Pit Park North Country Club Rd, Deming, NM
Western New Mexico University presents a "WNMU in your community" event. Tomorrow (Friday July 27th) from 7pm until 10pm at Pit Park, N. Country Club Rd in Deming. Deming area families and organizations are welcome to attend this fun summer event hosted by WNMU. Booths, Games and prizes for families, free food, live entertainment by Jessica Juarez and meet WMNU President Joseph Shepard. Come and enjoy a fun family night .
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Jaqueline Zapeda, age 29, from Riverside, California, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to appear… and Judy Hicks, age 63, and a 17-year-old boy were both charged with misdemeanor animal neglect after a malnourished horse in their possession was reported to authorities.
Also… the District Attorney’s office filed a petition on a 17-year-old boy from Omaha, Nebraska, for distribution of marijuana. And in other news… a bicycle valued at 700-dollars was reported stolen from Clark Street… and a 66-year-old Luna County woman reported being the victim of fraud after she received a bill from PayPal for a 106-dollar gift card she never ordered or received.
(Deming) – The Deming Public Schools Summer 2012 Mariachi Program begins Monday. Deming High Mariachi Director Paul Smith said any student who is enrolled or will be enrolled in the Mariachi program at Red Mountain Middle School or Deming High School is required to attend. There is no charge to attend. The summer program will run from Monday through Friday of next week, July 30th through August 3rd. Registration will take place Monday morning from 8 to 9… and the classes begin at 9. Smith said students need to show up with their instruments ready to play and sing. Instruments will be available to rent for the week. Contact Smith at 546-9581 for more information.
(Deming) – The Luna County Commissioners will meet in special session Thursday. Included on the agenda is a resolution approving the final 2012-2013 budget… and a resolution approving the final quarterly financial report for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. The special commission meeting is set to begin at 9 Thursday morning in the commission chambers, located on the third floor of the Luna County Courthouse.The meeting is open to the public.
(Deming) – The Deming City Council will meet in special session Wednesday morning. Included on the agenda is a resolution approving the city’s final budget for 2012-2013, as well as the final budget adjustments for the 2011-2012 budget
The councilors also will consider a joint powers agreement between the city, the county and the state Public Safety Department… a resolution for participation in the state Department of Environment Capital Appropriation Project… and a bid for airport improvements. The meeting is set to begin at 9 a-m Wednesday in the council chambers of the John Strand Municipal Building on South Gold. The meeting is open to the public. A closed session to discuss potential litigation will follow the open meeting.
(Deming) -- Luna County's unemployment rate dropped again in June.
Preliminary figures from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions show Luna County with a June unemployment rate of 16.6%.
That figure is down from the May revised rate of 18.7%, and also down from last June's rate of 17.8%.
Following Luna County in the list of New Mexico counties with the worst unemployment is Mora County with 12% unemployment. Those were the only two counties in the state with unemployment greater than 10%.
Rounding out the top five are Guadalupe at 9.7%… McKinley at 9.2%… and Taos at nine-point-one percent.
In our area… Grant County was at 6.8% unemployment in June… Hidalgo County was at 5.2%… and the Las Cruces area was at7.3%. The county with the least unemployment remains Los Alamos with 3.5%.
The state unemployment rate for June – at 6.5% – was down slightly from the May rate of 6.7%. The New Mexico labor force estimates show Luna County with a labor force of 12,554 – with 10,471 employed… and 2,083 unemployed.