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Bataan Death March survivor Beverly “Ben” Skardon (in green cap) again participated in the annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range March 17 honoring U.S. soldiers captured by Japanese troops in World War II. Skardon, 101, walked about three miles accompanied by Ben’s Brigade, a collection of family, friends, former students and faculty from Clemson (SC) University, where he is professor emeritus. PHOTO BY KENNETH A. SCAR/ CLEMSON UNIVERSITY  

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Photos of victim Demon Williams. (Las Cruces Police Department)
LAS CRUCES – The investigation into the death of Demon Williams is continuing and Las Cruces police are asking for information on who the victim may have been with in the days leading up to his passing. Williams, 30, of Las Cruces, was discovered dead March 5, 2019, in the arroyo that runs underneath Lohman Avenue near Del Monte Street. Williams’ body had signs of trauma and his death has been ruled a homicide. It’s believed Williams was most likely killed ...

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Team Wolf Pack participated in the Hearts for Autism Fund’s Run/Walk for Autism at La Llorona Park last year. This year’s run/walk will begin at Mayfield High School, 1955 N. Valley Drive. (Photo by Paul Erin Neff)
BY ALEXIA SEVERSON Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – This year, Las Crucen Adela Huerta will participate in the Hearts for Autism Fund’s annual Run/Walk for Autism with her 8-year-old son, Alex. He was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) when he was 2 years old and has been through his fair share of therapy programs. “We had a rough start with it,” Huerta said of the disorder. “He was nonverbal until he was 3. He did horse therapy, or hippotherapy, which ...

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The Dance Eclectic dancers in costume for their recent “A Western Ode” performance at Black Box Theatre. (Courtesy photo)
BY MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – There’s a lot happening this spring for the nonprofit now known as The Dance Eclectic (TDE). “We’ve expanded and re-branded,” said TDE Creative Director Morgan Rivera. The group, formerly known as Mesilla Valley Dance Eclectic, just completed a successful show at Black Box Theatre and is looking forward to its collaborative Fringe Dance Festival this June, the dance classes that will start up again in March for teens and adults, and auditions for new TDE ...

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A photo of the Church Street/Griggs Avenue intersection as it currently appears, facing Las Cruces City Hall. (City of Las Cruces photo)
BY MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – Downtown Las Cruces will transition from one- to two-way traffic on two major arteries following completion of a lengthy street reconstruction project. To limit the impact on businesses, motorists and pedestrians, the changes in traffic pattern will be phased and begin Wednesday, March 20 with the permanent conversion of Water Street and Church Street to two-way traffic between Bowman Avenue and Griggs Avenue, the City of Las Cruces said in a news release. “For ...

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Author and childhood safety advocate Dominic Cappello spoke to the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce’s Feb. 21 lunch. (Bulletin photo by Mike Cook)
BY MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – When New Mexico State Senator and retired educator Bill Soules asked the 60 Advanced Placement (AP) students in the psychology class he teaches at Oñate High School to take the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) survey, one-third of them scored a six or higher. “These are AP students, students who are doing well,” Soules said. Students who are not performing as well academically likely will have even higher ACE scores, he said. The ACE survey ...

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The Gospel Rescue Mission of Las Cruces, 1050 W. Amador Ave. (Bulletin photo by Mike Cook)
LAS CRUCES – The Gospel Rescue Mission is taking a new direction in its work with the homeless to “address everything they could need in life to get started again,” said Chaplain and GRM Executive Director Henry Young. The biggest changes, Young said, focus on job training, more rigorous drug testing and shorter stays at the mission, 1050 W. Amador Ave. The new policies will do more to help mission clients overcome chronic poverty and unemployment, self-destructive behaviors and “barriers to ...

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KNIGHT TIME Oñate High School players and coaches, including teacher Chris Duffy and junior Anjel Oliver, celebrate a thrilling last-second victory over Las Cruces High School March 9 in the first round of the NMAA state basketball tournament. The 53-52 win avenged three earlier losses this year to the Dawgs. See Sports. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE  

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Stephanie Sutter and her 17-month-old daughter Mackenzie Miller play with colorful scarves to the beat of music during a Zumbini class offered at Jazzercise Las Cruces La Buena Vida Women's Club, 3217 El Camino Real. (Bulletin photo by Alexia Severson)
LAS CRUCES – The name may sound strange, but the classes are simple and can have a healthy, positive impact on your child’s life. Zumbini, created by Zumba and BabyFirst, is an early childhood education program for children ages 0-4 that incorporates 45 minutes of singing, dancing, playing and exploring musical instruments. The concept was brought to Las Cruces by Licensed Zumbini Instructor Amy Richards, who said many people have never heard of it. “They think it’s Zumba with your ...

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