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Character Counts! activities slated this week

Pioneer Bank President Christopher Palmer and Amy Davis, Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico director and Character Counts! of Chaves County board member, recently gathered with Mesa Middle School staff and students to promote the “Six Pillars of Good Character”: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. (Submitted Photo)

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Pioneer Bank recently partnered with Character Counts! of Chaves County to provide banners for every school in the county. These banners display the Six Pillars — trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship — as a daily reminder to schoolchildren. Character Counts! In Chaves County (CCCC) is celebrating Character Counts! Week through Oct. 19. The week is recognized with activities and events within the Chaves County schools.

The week includes many special activities.

Local first responders will be awarded for exemplary character at the Honor the Badge program on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Chaves County Administration Building. Sponsored by Pioneer Bank, the program enables the community to honor and thank all those who wear a badge.

On Thursday, Oct. 18, Chaves County Commissioners will proclaim Character Counts Week 2018.

The final event of the week will be on Friday, Oct. 19th at Spring River Park and Zoo. From 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., families are encouraged to bring their children out to visit the Six Pillars of Character throughout the zoo. Those who complete the walk-through will be awarded with free hot dogs and snow-cones.

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Character Counts! is a nationwide character-education and ethical decision-making program that promotes the “Six Pillars of Good Character”. Character Counts! Week provides a time to reinforce the importance of teaching basic ethical values to youth.

The Chaves County organization recognizes several people throughout the year.

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