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catalinaCatalina Claussen was honored in the United Kingdom in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards for her young adult novel, “Diamonds at Dawn.” This sequel to her award-winning debut novel, “Diamonds at Dusk,” published by Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, was reviewed by a panel of seventeen readers and selected as a finalist in the young adult category.

One of the reviewers stated, “Read the first book called Diamonds at Dusk and loved it. This is even better.”

The Rotary Club of Silver City had the opportunity to hear from Dan Otero, CEO of HMS, at their recent Tuesday luncheon. Otero shared with Rotarians the history of HMS, the mission, vision, core values, current offerings of HMS and shared the positive impact of HMS in Grant and Hidalgo Counties. HMS has over 82,000 total patient encounters/visits annually with 3,740 HMS patients served in Hidalgo County and 12,839 HMS patients served in Grant County, for a total of over 16,000 total HMS patients served this past year.

karate813Congratulations to Oni Ken's Karate belt promotions to yellow belt (2nd level beginner) Pictured left to right: Sensei Chad Petty, Sensei Chelsea Been, Chris Martinez, Elrey Black and Sensei Trent Petty

The Silver City Woman’s Club (SCWC) wishes to thank the community for its support of the School Supply Drive. On Saturday, 80 grade level bags were given to students. Each bag had many grade appropriate school supplies, according to the lists on the Silver City Schools website. SCWC divided up any surplus items to 20 or 25 late comers.

SCWC was able to have this many bags because members of the community and members of our club came to our building with monetary and supply donations. SCWC thanks you for your help to get these supplies into the hands of the children.

With the expiration of the citywide recycling program, Silver City needs a new path to recycle plastic. One of the most successful and least resource intense solutions is to process recyclable materials locally into other value-added products.

Chris Lemme is looking for help to fund a proof-of-concept process that uses crushed glass and plastic bottles to create construction materials such as paving bricks.

Transitions at Silco Theater
This is a time of transition at the Silco Theater. Sadly, Zachary Aquino, Managing Member of Reel Mirage LLC, has given written notice to Silver City MainStreet that Reel Mirage will cease operating the Silco at the end of August. We want to thank Zachary and his father, Chris, for everything they have done to contribute to the success of the Silco. Our community will certainly miss their infectious enthusiasm for the Silco, and cinema in general.

The good news, however, is that a new management team has come forward seeking to build on the success of the Silco and the vibrancy it contributes to our downtown. Silver City MainStreet has accepted the formal proposal submitted by Bob Grunstein and Joe Navan to take over operation of the Silco. Not only will the Silco continue to show first run movies, but plans are in the works to provide additional entertainment opportunities. We are excited by what may be possible in the Silco’s future. Stay tuned.

dr worrell 0042 400pxSilver City, NM, June 10, 2019 – Gila Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome Andre Worrell, MD, FAAP, to the medical staff. Dr. Worrell is a pediatrician and neonatologist with a special interest in newborn neonatology. Dr. Worrell completed undergraduate studies in Biochemistry at Aberdeen University, Scotland, UK, in 1982, and obtained his medical degree from The University of the West Indies in 1989. He later completed General Pediatric Residency and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship training, respectively, at Howard University and Brown University Medical School. He is board-certified in General Pediatrics and Neonatology.

Dr. Worrell credits his childhood Pediatrician for the inspiration to enter the field of Medical Science.

SILVER CITY, N.M. ­– Literacy Link – Leamos Program Director Mary Beth Folia met with County Commissioners Tuesday, july 23, 2019, to highlight the organization’s services. She also answered questions about funding issues in the Santa Fe legislature that would have affected the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy, the key grant funder for Literacy Link.

“The Coalition is our most important, reliable funder,” Folia said. The Coalition distributes funds from the State to about 20 community-based literacy programs across New Mexico. They also provide data tracking and assessment software that would be prohibitively expensive for small programs to purchase on their own, as well as training and professional development opportunities.

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