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ethan fisher jan. 2018 student of monthEthan Fisher of Silver City, NM, and graduate of Cliff High School was named January 2019 Student of the Month at Missouri Welding Institute. He also was awarded $250. His employment goal after graduation is to work shut downs and pipeline.

Members of the Silver City Regional Association of Realtors bestowed their highest honor “Realtor of the Year” for 2018 on Linda Rowse.

The annual ROTY award recognizes a Realtor who shows commitment to the Realtor spirit, who is involved in the community and in the Realtor organization both locally or state and nationally. Linda served the past 4 years on the Multiple Listing Service Board and as the President in 2018. Her focus was to improve the MLS with support to members with better information and quality. She has served as a Girls Scout leader, 4-H leader, Silver High Assistant Tennis Coach, on the Southwest New Mexico Tennis Board, and has hosted a Foreign Exchange Student. Linda works for Enchantment Realty and has been licensed for 11 years and became a Qualifying Broker in 2017.

Linda stated, “Silver City is the BEST place in the world to live and work because of all the wonderful people!  Thank you, my Realtor friends, for your kindness and support.”

2019 vandyk mortgageA ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new offices of VanDyk Mortgage Corp. located at 1625 Silver Heights Blvd. in Silver City, New Mexico on Wednesday morning, January 16. Silver City Councilman Jose Ray was present representing the Town of Silver City. Several Chamber of Commerce members, local realtors and others attended the ceremony.  Everyone enjoyed cookies from Diane’s Bakery. Cutting the ribbon from left are Vicky Schram and Bill Vering.

kiwanis som jan 2019From L-R: Yureau Rice, Aldo Leopold Middle School; Davasia Sifuentes, Snell Middle School; Gayla Lacy, Aldo Leopold High School; Cole Rogers, Silver High School; Jacob Maes, La Plata Middle School; and Brianna Martinez, Cobre High School. Not Pictured: Davis Atwater, December recipient The Kiwanis Club of Silver City honored the Kiwanis Students of the Month at a luncheon prepared by the Silver City Masonic Lodge on Tuesday, January 15th. School educators and family members joined the Kiwanians in listening to a short presentation from each student, who was then awarded a special certificate and other Student of the Month program items. This Kiwanis youth leadership presentation honors students that strive to earn the best grades and demonstrate superior leadership and good character roles in their respective schools. 

PORTALES, NM (01/16/2019)-- Lloyd Henderson of Gila, NM (88038), graduated from Eastern New Mexico University on Dec. 15, 2018.

ENMU is a state institution offering associate, bachelor's and master's degree options.

For more information, contact the Office of Communication Services at 575-562-2154.

2019 grant county art guild 2Cutting the ribbon is Jackie Blurton, president of the Grant County Art Guild. Holding the ribbon in place is Town of Silver City Mayor Pro-tem, Dr. Cynthia Bettison, and past chamber of commerce chairman of the Board, Derek Ratcliff. (Courtesy photo)On Friday, January 11, a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house was held at the new Grant County Art Guild Gallery in the Hester House Building. The gallery is located at 316 North Bullard Street in downtown Silver City, New Mexico. 

Congratulations to the new belt promotions in Shuri Ryu style

oniken1Orange belts (1st level beginner) Pictured left to right: Sensei Trent Petty, Elrey Black, Servando Suarez jr., Wanda Suarez, Servando Suarez, Chris Martinez and Sensei Chad Petty

oniken2One yellow belt (2nd level beginner) & three blue belts (1st level intermediate). Pictured left to right: Sensei Trent Petty, Elyaah Holguin Cordova, Gage Henderson, Trayd Peterson, Trip Peterson and Sensei Chad Petty

First New Mexico Bank Donates $1,000 to help the Single Socks Community Thrift Store Anti-Hunger Projects in Grant County

firstnewmexsinglesocksPictured from Left to Right is Maggie Veeder of 1st New Mexico Bank, Kathleen Wigley from Single Socks, Ajay Lindsey of 1st New Mexico Bank. (Courtesy photo)On January 9, 2019 First New Mexico Bank donated $1,000 to Single Socks, a Community Run Thrift Store, on behalf of its customers. Some of the organizations that have applied for and received funds from Single Socks are Aldo Leopold High School, 1st Presbyterian Church, Grant County Food Pantry, Rio Mimbres Baptist Church, Silver City Gospel Mission, Volunteer Center of Grant County, Guadalupe Montessori School Community Garden, Silver City Farmer’s Market, Bayard and Silver City Farmers Market, Bayard and Silver City Community Gardens and El Refugio Women’s Shelter. Our Goal is to help build long-term solutions for a hunger-free Grant County. Single Socks is located at 111 W. College, Silver City, 575-388-2488.

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