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Left to right: Sensei Chelsea Been, Elyaah Cordova, Sensei Chad Petty, Geneva Roper, Isabella Mittica, Trip Peterson, Trayd Peterson, Gabrielle Mittica, Braidyn Toney, Sensei Trent Petty.

On Friday, October 27, 2017 the White Signal 4-H Club of Grant County 4-H participated in its annual service project of donating and delivering dog and cat food to the Silver High Desert Humane Society. Participants in the event included Club Members: Raelyn Moon, Hannah Miller, Sarah Gardner, Lizzy McDonald, Sam McDonald, Olivia McDonald, Thomas McDonald, Aidan McDaniel, Conner McDaniel, Teagan McDaniel, Katelyn Montenegro and Nolan Montenegro; Co-Leaders: Lori Moon, Liz Gardener, Heather Holguin; Parents Dan McDaniel, Sameena McDonald, and Angie Montenegro; Helper: Riley Brabson. We would like to thank all of those that helped us in our community service event.

New Mexico State University is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer and educator. NMSU and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating.

Written by Samuel McDonald (White Signal 4-Her)

The members of Hurley Masonic Lodge #55 joined to help raise funds for the upcoming annual event, titled “Clothe A Child,” which is sponsored by Grant County Masonic Relief. The annual event helps to make a happier time for local children in December.

Grant County Masonic ReliefFrom left, Rev. Earseye Ross receives donation check for $1,400.00 from Hurley Worshipful Master Jeff Larkin to help Grant County children have a better Christmas.

The families are chosen by the local Grant County School Nurses as those in need. The family’s children are invited to shop at a local store for clothes, with $110.00 being allocated per child. Each group is assisted by a personal helper to ease with the selection and accounting efforts.

HMS Family Medicine AccreditationPictured from left to right: Dan Otero, HMS CEO, Dr. Neal Bowen, HMS CMHO and Behavior Health Faculty, Dr. Kristan Diaz-Rios, Associate Program Director, Amanda Castillo, Program Coordinator, Dr. Neel Patel, Third Year Resident, Dr. Darrick Nelson, HMS CMO & FMRP Program Director, Dr. Susan Bauer, Second Year Resident, Dr. Virginia Hernandez, Core Faculty, Dr. Brandon Ferguson, Third Year Resident, and Dr. Pedro Armendariz, Second Year Resident. Not Pictured: Dr. Roberto Aguero and Dr. Rory Keys, both first year residents located in Las Cruces.

Silver City, NM (October 31, 2017) – The Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) Family Medicine Residency Program was notified recently that it has received continued accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The ACGME is an independent, not-for-profit, physician-led organization that sets and monitors the national professional educational standards essential in preparing physicians to deliver safe, high-quality medical care. The ACGME accreditation process for programs and sponsoring institutions, such as HMS, includes periodic on-site visits to assess compliance with ACGME program and institutional requirements.

Archery Clinic at Rough Country in Silver CityFrom left: Amelia Ellis, Makayla Sapien,
and Azalia Quintana

During a recent Archery Clinic at Rough Country in Silver City, girls learned the basics of archery, safety and parts of the bows and arrows. We did some score keeping, and for the girls one of the most fun parts is shooting balloons pinned to the targets.

Upcoming dates for more archery clinics will take place on Nov 10 and 25 from 10:30 to noon at Rough Country. Girls must be in fourth grade to participate in this activity. For more information call Annette Toney 538-2481.

Girl Scouts Halloween Party 2017Girl Scouts Halloween Party 2017

Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest held their Annual Halloween party at the Bayard Community Center on Oct. 29, 2017. Nine troops participated in games such as fishing, cookie walk, bean bag toss, tic-tac-toe and others. This was open to all Girl Scouts and their Families. Part of the entry fee was bringing dog/cat food to donate to the Humane Society. We believe that one girl can make a difference, and that girls together can change the world. For more information on Girls Scouts call Annette Toney at 538-2481, or check out our website at www.gsdsw.org

 

Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University entered into two more partnerships with Mexican universities on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. WNMU signed an agreement outlining protocols between WNMU and Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas and signed a memorandum of understanding with Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas.

"These kinds of agreements break down walls between countries," WNMU President Dr. Joseph Shepard said. "I feel grateful because, with these agreements, part of Mexico will be here and part of New Mexico will be there.

Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University's Writer-in-Residence's novel, "Damnificados," won another major award recently. Author J.J. Amaworo Wilson accepted the 2017 Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction in Washington, DC, last week.

"The Hurston/Wright is particularly special to me because it's an international award for the Black diaspora. The organization promotes both literature and social justice—two elements close to my heart," Wilson said.

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