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The annual Student Art Show will be the featured exhibit at the Deming Art Center in March 2018. The Elementary students will be exhibiting their art from the 1st - 14th, with an artist reception on Saturday, March 3rd from 1-3PM. The Intermediate, Middle School, High School will exhibit from the 15th - 30th with an artist reception on Saturday, March 17, from 1-3PM.

workers comp award rsL to R: Executive Director Steve Kopelman, Luna County Manager Ira Pearson, and President and Otero County Commissioner Susan FloresSanta Fe, New Mexico – The New Mexico Association of Counties (NMAC) presented Luna County with a Workers' Compensation Safety Award during the 2018 NMAC Legislative Conference January 16-18, 2018 in Santa Fe, NM. Luna County received the award for achieving a positive claim trend and the lowest frequency of workers' compensation claims for 2017. For this award, the county received a $7,000 contribution refund.

The February 2018 show at the Deming Art Center will feature the San Vicente Artists or the SVA.

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Please view the flyer below for information about "A Country Christmas," slated for December 22 and 23 at the Tumbleweed Theater in Columbus.a country christmas rs

Deming, NM – December 5, 2017 – Situated on the Mexican border, Luna County N.M. has seen a lot of history tramp, stride, ride and roll over its boundaries. It is part of the ancestral home land of the Fort Sill Apaches, an entry gate to North America for the Conquistadors, a staging ground for attack by the Mexican revolutionary Poncho Villa and a major staging area for the entry of the Mexican labor force that fed the United States during WWII.

Local historian Raymond Cobos was raised in Hachita, NM. As an eleven-year-old he was hired by the farmer next door to translate for the Spanish speaking Braceros (field workers). During World War II the Braceros Program brought millions of Mexican workers to the United States to fill the need for labor resulting from the war effort. The program continued until the 1960s. Cobos went on to a career in law enforcement, retiring as Sheriff of Luna County.

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