Yerington minister honored by Mexico

left to right are Dennis W. Stark (community leader and Pastoral Council member), Rev. Jorge Herrera (Pastor, Holy Family Church), Community Affairs Consul Atzimba Luna Becerril, Mexican Consul General Mariano Lemus Gas, and Bob Shoemaker (Pastoral Council President).

left to right are Dennis W. Stark (community leader and Pastoral Council member), Rev. Jorge Herrera (Pastor, Holy Family Church), Community Affairs Consul Atzimba Luna Becerril, Mexican Consul General Mariano Lemus Gas, and Bob Shoemaker (Pastoral Council President).

Rev. Jorge Herrera of Holy Family Church in Yerington was presented the recognition of Ohtli in a presentation and reception for the community on Sept. 25 at the church.

Ohtli is the highest award granted by the Government of Mexico to members of the Mexican community or Mexican Americans in the United States who have contributed exceptionally to the development of the Mexican community abroad. Herrera was honored because of his work in the Yerington and Lyon County areas.

Presenting the award were the Mexican Consul General from Las Vegas Mariano Lemus Gas and the Community Affairs Consul Atzimba Luna Becerril.

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