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At their October meeting, held yesterday at the Sunset Cafeteria at WNMU, The Grant County Federation of Republican Women heard Peter Burrows give a presentation on Islamic law, sharia, as it applies to women.

Burrows referred to the Koran and a book of sharia law in his presentation. The full text of his talk can be found at silvercityburro.com.

Burrows writes Libertarian Leanings for The Grant County Beat and has written extensively on the religion of Islam over the past few years.

sister power rs(Left to Right): Elizabeth Coffey, EMT; Taffy Arias, GRMC CEO; Bethany Coffey, EMT; and Eloy Medina, Director of GRMC EMSEMS Director, Eloy Medina has been working to get ambulance services in the Mimbres for the past two years. Two volunteer firefighter sisters went through training at Doña Ana Community College and received their EMT basic training at Gila Regional Medical Center EMS with intentions to become paramedics.

home builder scholarships rsPictured in WNMU's welding shop from left to right are Southwest New Mexico Home Builders Association scholarship recipients Chyla McBride, Wellington Woodward, Clay Rice and Luke Vega.
Not pictured are Gilberto Barrios Jr. and Wesley Lamb.
Silver City, NM – Six Western New Mexico University students enrolled in applied technology programs received scholarships from the Southwest New Mexico Home Builders Association this week. The awards ceremony took place earlier this month during a luncheon on the WNMU campus.

The Gila Regional Medical Center EMS Team is Proud to Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. Throughout October you will see the GRMC EMS sporting their pink when out and about and saving lives.

From left are Donald Gorden, Paramedic; Marisol Torres, Advanced EMT; and Heather Grenci, EMS Department Coordinator.

grmc pink rs

Silver City – Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region is proud to announce the addition of Donna Guevara as Program Specialist in Silver City, as well as the opening of their local office. BBBS has been rebuilding in Grant County since the middle of 2015. As the program has grown so has the need for a local staff person, as well as a local office. Currently approximately 30 children are being served in the program with more lined up to be matched with a Big soon.

Donna Guevara was in the Air Force for 8 years as a Mental Health Technician, helping Airmen deal with issues such as PTSD and depression and assisting families in dealing with the deployments of their family members. She has lived in Minnesota, Colorado, Texas and North Carolina before coming to Silver City about a year ago, where she has gotten involved in the community including as a CASA for Grant County children. She is currently working part time as a Program Specialist interviewing, matching and supporting children and volunteers for the BBBS program, and is finishing her Masters in Social Work at WNMU.

rally supporting daca rsStudents rally in support of DACA-protected students during an event organized by the reinvigorated student club Movimento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, more commonly known as MEChA.Silver City, NM – To address changes to Federal laws affecting Latino immigrants, one Western New Mexico University student organization has been recently reinvigorated and is sponsoring and hosting campus events that bring awareness to Latino issues and culture.

The Silver City Library has Friends – around 200 of them. These are the members of the Friends of the Silver City Library (FOL), and along with FOLs across the country, they are celebrating National Friends of the Library Week, October 16-22, 2017. The Silver City Library and the Silver City Friends of the Library invite the public to visit the Library this week, during regular business hours and learn how the group contributes to help keep the Library and its services available to all community residents.

"The Friends of the Silver City Public Library was established in 1992 and has raised over $375,000 for the library to date," said Linda Gray, FOL President. "The Friends is a non-profit 501c3 organization which provides funds to the Library to supplement its regular budget."

Silver City, NM – Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) and Jill Steidl, PA-C (HMS Certified Physician Assistant) will be donating the meat from their recent purchase at the Grant County Fair Junior Livestock Sale to the Gila Valley Mobile Food Pantry to help feed the community. HMS and Steidl have been buyers together at the livestock sale for more than 10 years.

This year they purchased a 150-lb lamb and the meat will be processed by Wilcox Meat Packing. "We are thrilled to be able to support our community once again in this way," stated Steidl. "In a time of limited resources for many individuals, families, and community organizations, HMS appreciates the chance to assist the Gila Valley Mobile Food Pantry and those it serves with this donation," added Dan Otero, HMS Chief Executive Officer.

The HMS Cliff-Gila Clinic is located at 411 Highway 211 in Gila. Please call (575) 535-4384 today to learn more about family medicine services offered to the community at the HMS Cliff-Gila Clinic.

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