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img 5475From left are Alvaro Ponce and Gilberto Barrios putting the finishing touches before concrete was to be poured to rebuild a retaining wall that threatened to fall over.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Last week, men, who work for Luis Terrazas Sr., were putting in steel rebar in readiness to pour concrete.

Terrazas had offered to demolish the leaning retaining wall at no cost and provide workers from his company to rebuild the wall.

Pastor Fr. Jaroslaw "Jarek" Nowacki told the Beat that the parish will pay for the materials and rebuilding the wall.

A parish meeting on plans for St. Francis was taking place this evening, Friday, Oct. 27, so more news might be forthcoming.

Purchase your Christmas Themed Gift Baskets & Holiday Sweet Delights on Saturday December 2, 2017 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Silver City Woman's Club, 411 Silver Heights Blvd.

The annual Sweet Sale will feature the "Cookie Walk", where our homemade cookies are sold by the pound, unique breads, scones, fudge, candies, jellies, jams, cakes and pies will be available for your Christmas Holiday.

Our Themed Gift Baskets are back by popular demand. This year's will be feature, "Spa for Her", "Tea Break", "It's a MANS World", "Happy Baby", "Culinary Fun", "Wine Lovers", "Vintage Appreciators", "Self Care for Her", and much, much more.

Purchase a Gift Basket for your family, friends or yourself. Credit Cards now accepted.

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market street bridge rsGilbert Murrillo painting the bridge.The Market St. walking bridge that connects the visitor center parking lot to downtown Silver City received a fresh coat of paint thanks to the Community Youth Building Program, the Knights of Columbus, and the Town of Silver City.

argentinian students rsThe eight students from the Universidad Nacional del Nordeste visit Western New Mexico University Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Dr. Isaac Brundage during the first week of their exchange program.Silver City, NM – For the next few weeks, Western New Mexico University is host to eight students from the Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (UNNE) in Corrientes, Argentina.

one million bones rsPeople dressed in white laid the handcrafted bones on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for a three-day One Million Bones installation event in 2013.Silver City, NM – As a result of the Edwina & Charles Milner Women in the Arts lecture given by One Million Bones founder Naomi Natale and project manager Susan McAllister at Western New Mexico University in late September, the One Million Bones project found a permanent home.

bayard red ribbon rsBayard Elementary School is kicking off its Red Ribbon Week Campaign with OUR FUTURE IS TOO BRIGHT TO DO DRUGS. Thanks to a former Cobre High Student, and Owner of Bug Hunter Pest Control, Mr. Andy Gomez who donated our Red Ribbons, posters and prizes to be given to the students. He is definitely a community member paying it forward. The students will continue the week with BAND TOGETHER AGAINST DRUGS, TURN YOUR BACK ON DRUGS AND PUT DRUGS TO BED. Pictured above, back row from left to right: Tracie Gomez, Trenton Goodyear, Joseph Montenegro, Elektra Welcome, Mathew Medina, Emily Acosta, Gavin Teran, Danielle Parra, Kierra Floyd, Servando Suarez. In front row, from left to right: Chase Jimenez, Ismael Madrid, Zelyla Carlisle, Kayla Kline, Shandiin Esparza, Damien Vigil, Drayden LeGall, Kerizma Sifuentes, Trinity McBride, Tomas Teran, Madison Dockstader.

sc workersWorkers recently replaced aging curbs, gutters and sidewalks, and repaved Market Street east of Bullard Street to the Big Ditch Bridge. Photo by Lisa Jimenez for the Town of Silver CitySilver City, NM -- One of the most important and highly visible, yet least understood functions of local government is road construction and maintenance projects. The Town of Silver City’s website even offers a link for reporting potholes, yet most residents have little understanding of how road improvements happen (or don’t).

Road improvements are funded primarily by federal taxpayer dollars passed to state government, then down to the local level through a mix of highly competitive state and federal grant programs. Ideally funds are also appropriated by the state legislature, though the current state budget crisis has left no funds for local projects.

emma rudd 5471The following essay on Americanism by Emma Rudd, a fifth grader at Calvary Christian Academy in Silver City, New Mexico, won the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 18's contest, was sent on to the state contest and ended up in first place in Class II of the Western Division American Legion Auxiliary contest.

The Allingham-Golding American Legion Post 18 and its Auxiliary chose to present Emma with a certificate of appreciation at the annual banquet recognizing Boys' State and Girls' State participants. It took place Thursday evening, Oct. 19, 2017.

Americanism Essay Contest

How does learning about government and our America help you become a future guardian of the liberties of our country?

By Emma Rudd

I believe learning about our government and our America can help me become a future guardian of the liberties of our country in many ways. Learning and understanding how our government has grown and transformed our America, teaches me to become a productive, active citizen that is confident in my abilities to be a strong advocate for the rights and liberties that our founding fathers attended to preserve and defend.

Understanding our government and our America also teaches me to become an informed citizen that is well educated on the issues our country is facing. It also teaches me how previous experiences helped shape our current country and leadership. This provides me with the foundation needed to make informed choices regarding voting and political choices. Making informed political choices assists in upholding the Constitution and our rights and liberties under this one republic.

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