Tickets on Sale for CHANCES Dinner, Dance
(Deming) – Officials with the local organization CHANCES are now selling tickets to their annual dinner, dance and auction.
CHANCES stands for Collaboration to Help Assure No Child is Exposed to Substances, and the members work to educate pregnant women that alcohol or substances are not safe to ingest in any amount during pregnancy.
The dinner, dance and auction will be held at Adobe Deli on Feb. 11th, 2017, beginning at 6 p.m.
All proceeds from the fundraising event will be used to decrease – and ultimately stop – the use of drugs and alcohol by pregnant women in Luna County.
Tickets are $50 per person, or $45 for two or more tickets.
Ticket purchasers will be entered into a chance to win cash prizes, but they must be present to win.
For tickets or more information, call Elizabeth Burr at 546-5574.
City Warns of Online Payment Issues
(Deming) – Deming city officials are urging customers who pay their utility bills online to make certain they are logging on to the correct web address.
Residents who pay online should do so at www.cityofdeming.org by selecting the “Online Bill Pay” option from the menu at the top of the home page.
It has been pointed out to city officials that if customers use a search engine to find “City of Deming online bill pay,” they will be directed to a site that is unaffiliated with the city of Deming webpage.
More importantly, payments make to the unaffiliated site are not being transferred to the city of Deming, and customers who thought their accounts were current are receiving delinquent notices.
Anyone with questions about making an online payment should contact the city’s utility department at 546-8848 ext. 2001.
Again, the correct web address for customers wanting to pay their Deming city utility bills online is www.cityofdeming.org.
DHS Digital Literacy Event Monday Evening
(Deming) – Deming High School officials are hosting a Digital Literacy Event Monday evening.
Organizers say the Digital Literacy Night is designed to bring the family together for a little holiday cheer engaged in the power of digital information.
Participants can learn to navigate the internet, search specialized databases, discover interactive e-books and enjoy virtual entertainment.
The Digital Literacy Night will take place Monday, Dec. 12th, from 6-8 p.m. in the Hofacket building library, 1400 S. Iron.
Also, there will be an ENLACE Parent Night and Dual-Language Parent Advisory Meeting Monday, Dec. 12th, from 5-6 p.m. in the Hofacket building.
ENLACE stands for ENgaging LAtino Communities for Education.
A second ENLACE Parent Night will be held Tuesday, Dec. 13th, from 5-6 p.m. at Columbus Elementary School.
Shop-with-a-Cop is Saturday
(Deming) – Organizers are confident this year’s Shop-with-a-Cop event will go far in honoring the memory of Lt. Richard Cowles, a main driver of the program.
Cowles died in a motorcycle accident in October.
This year’s Shop-with-a-Cop event will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10th, at the Deming Walmart.
The program pairs a student from Deming Public Schools with a member of law enforcement or another emergency responder to go on a Christmas shopping spree.
About 400 students will receive a $50 gift card to buy toys or other goods at the store.
County Manager Ira Pearson said Cowles’ hard work and dedication to the community will lead to a great holiday season for the students.
The event will begin with a motorcade of law enforcement, fire department and emergency response vehicles escorting Santa Claus to the store. Santa Claus will then visit with children in the store before the kids are taken into the aisles to shop for whatever they would like.
Donations can still be made to the program at the Luna County Sheriff’s Office, 2462 J St. SE or Columbus Electric Cooperative, 900 N. Gold Ave.
Crime Report for Today
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Margaret Zamora, age 44, was arrested for DUI, breaking and entering, criminal trespassing and negligent use of a firearm… Arturo Molina, age 36, was arrested for battery against a household member…
Maria Lucero, age 36, was arrested on a District Court warrant for a probation violation… and Priscilla Gamboa, age 30, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to appear.
Also, woodcarving tools, hand tools, saws, aluminum cases and a suitcase containing clothing, with a combined value of over $3,900, were taken from a vehicle parked at a motel off W. Pine St.
The above information was obtained from the Deming Police Department, Luna County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico State Police, and the Luna County Detention Center.
All persons are innocent until found guilty by a court of law. Charges listed above may be changed at anytime during the legal process.
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