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NMSU Research: Making the Most of the State's Forage

LAS CRUCES--Like a chef who adapts recipes to ingredients grown locally, New Mexico State University researcher Clinton Krehbiel is developing nutritious menus for New Mexico's dairy cows and range cattle that make the best use of the state's forage.

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Moore Hired as 4-H and Agricultural Agent in Sandoval County

LAS CRUCES--Sean M. Moore of Corrales began work Feb. 1 as Sandoval County's 4-H and agricultural agent with New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

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Las Cruces PREP launches students into the next millennium at NMSU

The Las Cruces Prefreshman Engineering Program (PREP) is accepting applications for its 1999 session to be held June 14 through Aug. 6 on the New Mexico State University campus. The deadline for applications is March 1.

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NMSU students win top awards at music conference

Two New Mexico State University students won top honors at the New Mexico Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing conference. Seven other NMSU students also placed in the competition, held Feb. 4-6 in Albuquerque.

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Insect Expo to Feature Creepy, Crawly Things

LAS CRUCES--More than 670 local school children will get a close-up look at the world of bugs at an Insect Expo Feb. 23 at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces.

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Festival to Feature Pecan Pies and Candy

LAS CRUCES--Pecan pies and candy will highlight the eighth annual Cuchillo Pecan Festival Feb. 27.

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NMSU biologist studies glowing squids to shed light on relationships between bacteria and animals

Bobtail squids, sea creatures that inhabit shallow tropical waters around the world, have a unique way of eluding their predators on moonlit nights. Their undersides glow -- just enough to match the moonlight and make them virtually invisible to eels and big fish below.

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NMSU student selected as a finalist for Truman scholarship

New Mexico State University junior Jessica Carnes has been selected as a finalist for a 1999 Harry S. Truman scholarship. She is one of 200 students from across the nation selected as a finalist for the prestigious merit-based scholarship that will be awarded to approximately 65 students.

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Sophomore Soaks up Experience in Floral Internship

LAS CRUCES--For six months, New Mexico State University student Keeley Muncrief's life revolved around the fate of 100,000 poinsettia cuttings and a potpourri of floral and foliage plants.

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Safety Training Easily Overlooked

LAS CRUCES--Whether it's family members, experienced employees or newly hired workers, safety training should be an important aspect of every farming and ranching operation, said a farm safety coordinator with New Mexico State University.

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County Fair Boards Come Together to Share Ideas

LAS CRUCES--Fairs and fall harvest festivals have been around since biblical times. Today's events are elaborate and require months of planning, something fair board members from across the state learned about recently at a leadership training conference in Albuquerque.

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Savings and Investments Can Make Retirement More Secure

LAS CRUCES--As retirement approaches, people become more concerned about their future. Savings accounts are a good way for people to provide for themselves, without depending so much on the stability of the Social Security system, said a New Mexico State University consumer education specialist.

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NMSU Nature Documentary Premiere a Success

LAS CRUCES--The premiere of "The Chiricahuas: Mountain Islands in the Desert," a nature documentary from New Mexico State University, was held at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., last month. The hour-long video was shown to a full auditorium at the National Museum of Natural History.

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ASTC's production of "Tongues" opens March 16

The American Southwest Theatre Company at New Mexico State University will present the dark, comic play "Tongues" March 16-21.

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Physical Science Laboratory scientist presents artificial intelligence research

Donald Bustamante, a project manager at New Mexico State University's Physical Science Laboratory (PSL), presented two papers on artificial intelligence applications in weather forecasting at the Artificial Intelligence Research in Environmental Sciences '98 conference in Victoria, British Columbia.

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NMSU Museum offers Saturday Family Workshops

The New Mexico State University Museum will be offering free Family Workshops from 2-3:30 p.m. every Saturday through July 31. The workshops, which are designed to teach children about the current exhibits on display at the Museum, are for children ages 4-12.

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Gnatkowski Hired as Lincoln County Program Coordinator

LAS CRUCES - Pete Gnatkowski began work Jan. 25 as Lincoln County's 4-H program coordinator with New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

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NMSU journalism department head will teach workshop in Rwanda

New Mexico State University journalism department head Steven Pasternack will help present a ten-day workshop in the East African nation of Rwanda March 8-17.

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Grants given to NMSU theater arts assist with outreach, computer software

Several area businesses gave much-needed donations this year to the American Southwest Theatre Company at New Mexico State University.

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Microclimates and Mulches Give Garden Crops an Early Start

LAS CRUCES -- A well-planned vegetable garden begins early in the year before the first spring seeds are ever planted. Gardeners who adapt to growing seasons will have more productive harvests.

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Microclimates and Mulches Give Garden Crops an Early Start

LAS CRUCES--A well-planned vegetable garden begins early in the year before the first spring seeds are ever planted. Gardeners who adapt to growing seasons will have more productive harvests.

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Students Cleaning Up NMSU's Landscape Demonstration Garden

LAS CRUCES--The landscape demonstration garden at New Mexico State University's Fabian Garcia Science Center is getting a face-lift form horticulture students and volunteers as part of a research project.

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Spring Clean to Eliminate Pantry Pests

LAS CRUCES--Washing blankets, airing drapes and sweeping away dust and cobwebs are part of the usual spring cleaning routine. But this year, homeowners also may want to clean out cabinets and pantries to get rid of bugs.

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Time to Apply Compost to Home Vegetable Garden

LAS CRUCES--Late winter is a good time to prepare to soil for this year's backyard vegetable garden. The easiest way to bring life back to worn out soil is with a liberal application of compost.

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Wills Can Help Prevent Family Conflicts

LAS CRUCES -- After a death, dividing up personal possessions is never easy. But making a will now can ensure that family members are financially secure and help reduce stress, said a New Mexico State University consumer education specialist.

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Beware of Credit Repair Offers

LAS CRUCES -- Credit repair companies promise amazing results for a fee. But most consumers can take care of on their own credit problems easier with little or no cost.

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Know When Shopping by Telephone is a Good Deal

LAS CRUCES -- Telephone shopping is a growing trend. It's easy and convenient. But ordering by telephone or mail is different from shopping in a store, said a New Mexico State University consumer education specialist.

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Shop Around to Save on Car Insurance

LAS CRUCES -- High car insurance premiums can be a problem for many families, even tempting them to stop or cut down on their coverage. Shopping around and knowing what discounts to look for can help people save money, said a consumer education specialist with New Mexico State University.

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Ramirez appointed director of Dona Ana Branch Community College

Raul Ramirez, provost of institutional development at El Paso Community College, has been appointed campus director at Dona Ana Branch Community College (DABCC) in Las Cruces. Ramirez is expected to assume his new duties by July 1.

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Mexican Agriculturists Tour New Mexico Ranches

LAS CRUCES -- In a reverse trade mission, Mexican ranchers recently toured agribusinesses north of the border to evaluate American agricultural methods and establish a marketing network for importing and exporting products. The group visited farms and ranches in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.

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