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hskiwanisjanThe Kiwanis Club of Silver City honored students at Harrison Schmitt Elementary School on Friday, January 25, 2019 with their Terrific Kid award. The students recognized were presented with a certificate and a special "goodie" bag. Those students being honored were as follows:

First row from left to right:

Mikaela Lucero, Kallie Theobald, Gunner Aguirre, Mateo Arsola, Selena Valencia, Alexis Gonzales and Anthony Barragan.

Second row from left to right:

Estrella Orosco, Vanessa Lucero, Ava Trewern, Kamirah Usry, Jocelyn Valencia, Brady Miranda, Cody Cooper, Weston Fell and Bowdy Jones.

Back row from left to right:

Riley Vermillion, Isabell Villa, Delilah Munoz, Llana Jasso, Anthony Ochoa, Mia Medina, Javin Melendez, Gianna Rico and Keanne Spears.

grant county rap award photo 2019

SANTA FE, NM – New Mexico Counties presented Grant County with a Risk Awareness Program (RAP) Award during the 2019 NMC Legislative Conference January 17, 2019 in Santa Fe. The county completed its second year of RAP with a 31% reduction in the number of multi-line claims for 2018. RAP is a workplace risk control education program that aims to reduce the frequency and severity of county claims through better risk awareness and safety practices. “It has been my pleasure to participate in the program. This experience is very rewarding because it continues to shed light on the fact that Grant County’s employees are committed to safety. I have no doubt that our employees will step up and continue to seek ways to minimize hazards and improve safety in our workplace! I want to give a special thanks to our Safety Committee and look forward to working with all Grant County employees to make 2019 even safer than previous years!” – Gilbert Helton, Safety Coordinator Grant County Administration Center.

The New Mexico Counties is a non-profit, nonpartisan association representing New Mexico’s 33 counties since 1936. Its mission is to strengthen New Mexico counties’ ability to govern their own affairs and to improve the well-being and quality of life of their constituents. NM Counties provides numerous services to counties including legislative advocacy, self-insurance administration, legal assistance, and professional development. For more information, please visit here.

fb img 15484429432074-H 2019 officers, from left, are Justin Billings, Austin Harsh, Carson Billings, Cody Lewis, Tanna Goar, Ashleigh Armijo. (Courtesy photo)

Starting off the ceremony new council officers were sworn in, and old officers were retired. This year’s officers are President Justin Billings, Vice President Austin Harsh, Secretary Carson Billings, Treasurer Cody Lewis, Reporter Tanna Goar and Song and Rec leader Ashleigh Armijo. Retiring officers are President Cursten Blanton, Vice President Hanna Miller, Secretary Austin Harsh, Treasurer Ashleigh Armijo, and Song and Rec Tanna Goar. Thank you retirees for your hard work and dedication over the last year. We are excited to see what our new county officers will bring this year.

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.

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