Deming and Luna County community calendar for Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021
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Retired teachers meet
The Deming Association of Educational Retirees will meet at 11:15 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, at La Fonda Restaurant, 601 E. Pine St.. Masks are required to enter the facility. There will be no guest speaker this month. Members will use that time to get reorganized and share ideas after a one year hiatus.
All educational retirees are welcomed to attend.
Columbus Club Bingo
The Columbus Club of Deming will host smoke-free Bingo games at 6 p.m. Thursday at the St. Ann Catholic Parish Center, 400 S. Ruby St. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Packets are $7 for each for the two occasions and single cards are sold on the floor. One pack minimum per occasion.
The kitchen will be open serving food and drinks. Smoke breaks are provided.
Please, no outside Food or Drink! Masks are encouraged to wear.
New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols; and registration, insurance, and driver's license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of September 2021.
NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.
Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and drive.
Heinrich staff in Lordsburg
In an ongoing effort to provide top-notch constituent service, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich's (D-N.M.) staff will hold in-person Mobile Office Hours from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 3, at the Lordsburg Hidalgo Library, 208 East Third Street. Staff will be on hand to assist residents who have questions regarding Social Security benefits, Medicare, immigration, veterans benefits, student loans, and other federal programs.
Constituents who are not able to attend Mobile Office Hours can visit the Helping You section of Senator Heinrich's online office at www.Heinrich.Senate.Gov. For additional information, please contact Senator Heinrich'sLas Cruces office 575-523-6561.
COA seeks board member
The local Commission on Aging is seeking a new board member. Letters of Interest and resume are being accepted beginning Monday, Aug. 30th through today, Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 at the Deming Senior Center, 800 S. Granite St.
The board position requires experience of sitting on boards with preference of knowledge of non-profit organizations. The COA is governed by a policy-making board of directors whose essential function is to ensure the legal and ethical integrity of the organization and maintenance of accountability.
The Community Coalition will meet at noon today, Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the La Fonda Restaurant Banquet Room, 601 E. Pine St. in Deming, NM.
Tentative presentations include:
** Angie Martinez, Deming Cesar Chavez Charter High School
** Shelby McDowell, Roadrunner Food Bank
** Teresa Aguilera, 9/11 event
** Jack Blandford and Jennifer Shaffer, Luna County Extension
** Yesenia Mendez, Deming Workforce Connection
The next meeting of the Community Coalition will be at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 at the La Fonda Restaurant Banquet Room.
Interstate 10 roadwork
The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office in cooperation with Mountain States Construction, Inc. (contractor) announce the upcoming roadway rehabilitation project on Interstate 10 from milepost 45 working eastbound to milepost 55 (Quincy).
Drivers can expect various daytime lane closures on the right lanes as well as overnight lane closures as needed. Contractor's hours of operation will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Construction is expected to be completed this fall.
The NMDOT is committed to the safety of the traveling public and thanks you for your cooperation during this work. For updated information go to: New Mexico Department of Transportation at www.nmroads.com or call 511.
Healing House services
The Healing House, Luna County's shelter for victims of domestic violence, is expanding services for clients. Call 575-546-6539 for more information or to find out how services can help you.
Support our teachers
Deming Public Schools teachers and staff can post an Amazon.com "wish list" of items they want/need in their classrooms that they (or students) would otherwise have to pay for.
Members of the community can then click on the links they post to their wish list and purchase items and have them shipped directly to the teachers or staff.
It is just a way for the community to give back to our teachers, aides, support staff and faculty for all they do for the students.
If you ever considered spaying or neutering your dog or cat, now is the time to do it. Deming Animal Guardians received grant that can help you cover this expense.
DAG is providing $100 and $85 discounts for female and male dogs and $70 discounts for cats. This is available to income-eligible pet owners and vaccinations are included.
Feral/community cats are done at no cost to colony cat caregivers willing to trap the cats. Instructions and traps are available upon request. Contact Robyn at 546-9711.
Also, DAG will be holding a cat adoption event in conjunction with the Deming MainStreet Market on Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. in the courthouse Park.