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Voters can help students learn

Hundreds of thousands of dollars could soon be on the way to the Grants campus of New Mexico State University if voters approve the General Obligation Bond for Education this November.

d issue, better know as "Bond B," proposes $400,000 to plan and design a community public library at NMSU?Grants. Right now, the City of Grants and NMSU?Grants have their own libraries. If the bond is approved, they will work together to find the best way to get the most for the taxpayer's money.

"A public library provides young students a sense of adventure and a love of reading," said Felicia Casados, NMSU?Grants Campus Executive Officer. Casados believes the library would be a boost for the community.

"The basic premise of education depends on good readers, and without those skills, it will be more difficult for students to succeed," said Casados.

Statewide, Bond Issue B includes nearly $118 million for capital improvements to New Mexico institutions of higher learning and constitutional special schools. The NMSU system of campuses would receive $22.9 million if the bond issue is passed.

Election Day is Nov. 7, 2006. Absentee voting starts Oct. 10, and early voting begins Oct. 21. The last day to register to vote is Oct. 7 by mail or Oct. 10 in person.

Justin Bannister
Sept. 19, 2006