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Grant County Federated Republican Women will meet on Wednesday, September 19, at 11:30 a.m. at WNMU Cafeteria. Ray Tavizon, candidate for GrantCounty Sheriff will speak. Other candidates will also be present to meet and greet. A buffet lunch will be available for only $10. All Grant County voters, men or women are welcome!

Please bring a friend to hear Grant County's best choice for Sheriff. Crime and drugs are rampant in this county and we need a sheriff that is honest and will do his best to get criminals off the street and out of our back yards. Let's give Ray our support by bringing voters to hear what he has to say!

Grant County Fair set-up is that afternoon. The RPGC/GCFRW Fair Booth Fair be open for business Thursday through Saturday, September 20-22. This is our last chance to sell our GCFRW drawing tickets! Three winners will be drawn on Saturday, September 22, for the American Flag with Chino copper, a $200 ACE Hardware gift certificate, and a Sterling Silver Jewelry set.

This is our main fundraising drive to fund our club's expenses and to promote Republican candidates in the election. Please buy your tickets soon and sell more tickets. If you need more tickets, I've got lots and can bring them into town on Saturday or call me and I will get them to you.

Please check out our Facebook page - Grant County NM FRW. The more likes and comments we get, the more public exposure we qualify for. I can 'boost'our page/events/posts for a lower cost, when we have more than 100 visitors to the page. That means the page will be allowed to go public and will reach more people in Grant County.

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