Back Row: (first place winners), Graciela Gallosa, Kamryn Zacheck, Harmonie Dominguez, Eric Corona, Bryan Loredo, Nicholas Guiterrez. Front Row: (second place), Jose Jurado, Jessie Varela, Jose Jurado, Keisha Dominguez, Jasmeen Aldaco.
(Deming) - Three boys and three girls, ages 8 to 13 won the first round of competition in the Elks ―Hoop Shoot® free throw contest at Red Mountain Middle School in Deming on Saturday, December 8th and have been named Deming champions.
In the 8-9 year old division, for the Girls, the winner was Harmonie Dominguez, with second place going to Jasmeen Aldaco. For the Boys, the winner was Eric Corona, with second place, determined in the shoot out, going to Kevin Loredo.
In the 10-11 year old division, for the Girls, the winner was Kamryn Zacheck, with second going to Keisha Dominguez. In the Boys competition, the winner was Bryan Loredo, with second place, also determined by a shoot out, going to Jesse Varela.
In the 12-13 year old division, for the Girls, there was only one participant, and first place went to Graciela Gallosa. For the Boys, First place went to Nicholas Guiterrez, with second going to Jose Jurado.
First place certificates were awarded to one boy and one girl in each of the three categories: ages 8 to 9; 10 to 11; and 12 to 13. All the winners received basketballs donated by the local NAPA auto parts store, and hooded sweat shirts. All participants were also treated to pizza and sodas.
The six champions now advance to the district finals tentatively at Las Cruces on January 26th where they will compete with other winners from throughout the area (Lordsburg, Las Cruces, Silver City, Deming and Alamogordo). If the winner cannot make the district hoop shoot, then second place winners will be asked to compete.
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(Deming) – If you stop by the Deming Elks Lodge on a Friday, you’re bound to see a lot of red – red shirts that is, worn in support of our fighting men and women.
The red-shirt effort, spearheaded by member Martha Johnson, is a reminder that Elks members support our brave troops stationed in harms’ way.
In fact, the special red shirts worn by at least 70 local Elks members, sport the patriotic language: “Land of the Free Because of the Brave.”
The Red-Shirt Friday idea is patterned after a V-F-W post in Show Low, Arizona.
Proceeds from the sale of the red shirts go to the New Mexico Elks Wounded Warriors Project.
The local lodge presented a nearly 400-dollar check to Elks State President Roger Hamman of Roswell during his recent visit.
More shirts have been ordered.
(Deming) -- Deming Mayor Andres Silva has proclaimed this week -- May 1st through the 7th -- as Youth Week in Deming, to coincide with the Elks organization's National Youth Week.
Members of the Local Elks Lodge were on hand, together with community youth, as the mayor signed the proclamation Tuesday.
Officials says the proclamation is intended to demonstrate the Elks' partnership with youth, as
well as their hopes, aspirations and sincere willingness to help prepare youth in every way for the responsibilities and opportunities of citizenship.
The Elks believe that youth need guidance, inspiration and encouragement in order to help develop those qualities of character essential for future leadership.
Elks members have planned several pizza parties this week for local youth at the lodge at 3401 Raymond Reed Boulevard as part of Deming Youth Week.
The Deming Elks Lodge has made recent contributions in its mission to help people with Cerebral Palsy.
The local Elks members, in conjunction with the state Elks Association Cerebral Palsy Commission, presented an iPad and case, valued at over 800-dollars to a local girl with Cerebral Palsy and developmental delays.
Officials say the iPad, which uses touch technology, will help Lynette Von Tress with her school work.
The Elks members also presented a six-thousand dollar check to Deming Dust Devils Gymnastics to replace mats at the gym.
Lisa Perez, a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant, said gymnastics is one of the most comprehensive lifestyle exercise programs available for children with Cerebral Palsy.
She said it incorporates strength, flexibility, speed, balance, coordination, power and discipline.
The Deming Dust Devils organization reportedly offers special needs youth the opportunity to develop agility, flexibility, muscular endurance, static and dynamic balance, and conditioning, which improves the children's overall health and self-esteem.