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2019 grant county art guild 2Cutting the ribbon is Jackie Blurton, president of the Grant County Art Guild. Holding the ribbon in place is Town of Silver City Mayor Pro-tem, Dr. Cynthia Bettison, and past chamber of commerce chairman of the Board, Derek Ratcliff. (Courtesy photo)On Friday, January 11, a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house was held at the new Grant County Art Guild Gallery in the Hester House Building. The gallery is located at 316 North Bullard Street in downtown Silver City, New Mexico. 

Congratulations to the new belt promotions in Shuri Ryu style

oniken1Orange belts (1st level beginner) Pictured left to right: Sensei Trent Petty, Elrey Black, Servando Suarez jr., Wanda Suarez, Servando Suarez, Chris Martinez and Sensei Chad Petty

oniken2One yellow belt (2nd level beginner) & three blue belts (1st level intermediate). Pictured left to right: Sensei Trent Petty, Elyaah Holguin Cordova, Gage Henderson, Trayd Peterson, Trip Peterson and Sensei Chad Petty

First New Mexico Bank Donates $1,000 to help the Single Socks Community Thrift Store Anti-Hunger Projects in Grant County

firstnewmexsinglesocksPictured from Left to Right is Maggie Veeder of 1st New Mexico Bank, Kathleen Wigley from Single Socks, Ajay Lindsey of 1st New Mexico Bank. (Courtesy photo)On January 9, 2019 First New Mexico Bank donated $1,000 to Single Socks, a Community Run Thrift Store, on behalf of its customers. Some of the organizations that have applied for and received funds from Single Socks are Aldo Leopold High School, 1st Presbyterian Church, Grant County Food Pantry, Rio Mimbres Baptist Church, Silver City Gospel Mission, Volunteer Center of Grant County, Guadalupe Montessori School Community Garden, Silver City Farmer’s Market, Bayard and Silver City Farmers Market, Bayard and Silver City Community Gardens and El Refugio Women’s Shelter. Our Goal is to help build long-term solutions for a hunger-free Grant County. Single Socks is located at 111 W. College, Silver City, 575-388-2488.

cookies 2019Pictured are Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest and the first delivery of 844 cases of cookies for 2019 from left to right; in the back is Sophie Landreth, Kylynn Marshall, Ella Bertolani, Jadie Apolinario, Makayla Jaurequi, and Amelia Ellis; in front is Kaylee Albers, and Rylee Reyes. (Courtesy photo)Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest (GSDSW) Cookie Season will begin January 12, 2019. Cookies this year are Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Thanks-A-Lot, Lemonades, and S’Mores. They all sell for $4.00 a box. There is also a Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie that is Gluten free and sells for $5.00 a box. Once again this year you will be able to order cookies for our soldiers overseas. You can put a smile on their face for only $4.00 a box or send a whole case for only $48 dollars. This is a great opportunity for our girls to raise money for fun events, educational activities and community projects, but also plays a huge role in guiding our girls to discover their capabilities as future leaders of tomorrow. For more information on becoming a Girl Scout or ordering cookies please call Annette Toney Local Membership Manager at the Girl Scout office at 538-2481.

Over a century ago, girls started participating in what would evolve into the largest entrepreneurial training program for girls in the world: the Girl Scout Cookie Program®, through which girls learn the essential skills they need to become effective leaders, manage finances, and gain self-sufficiency and confidence in handling money.

Lake Forest, CA – January 10, 2019 – Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: TACO), the nation’s second leading Mexican quick service restaurant* (MQSR), is proud to announce that its newest New Mexico restaurant in Silver City (2629 Highway 180 E.) raised more than $1,600 through a fundraising initiative last month for El Refugio Inc., a domestic violence shelter and victim advocacy in SW New Mexico. The proceeds raised will provide resources to the victims of domestic and sexual violence in Silver City and surrounding communities.

With more than 560 locations across 14 states, Del Taco is committed to offering its guests a unique variety of Mexican favorites prepared fresh in every restaurant's working kitchen. Del Taco’s meals are prepared to order with quality ingredients like fresh grilled chicken and carne asada steak, hand-sliced avocado, hand-grated cheddar cheese, slow-cooked beans made from scratch, and creamy Queso Blanco. 

The company also delivers an unparalleled value with its Buck and Under Menu, featuring a wide variety of tacos, burritos, quesadillas, beverages and more, starting at just 69 cents.**

The new Silver City Del Taco restaurant is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

*By number of units

**Price and participation may vary

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mariaelenaPreceptor Tau chapter of Beta Sigma Phi would like to announce the awarding of the International Award of Distinction to Maria Elena Sanchez at the annual Christmas Party which was held December 13 at WNMU. The award is granted by the International Office of Beta Sigma Phi to members who have gone above and beyond in all aspects of Beta Sigma Phi. Mrs. Sanchez received a metal with her name engraved on it and a framed certificate proclaiming her accomplishment.

Maria Elena Sanchez has been a member of Beta Sigma Phi for Forty-seven years. She has held the office of President 7 times, Vice President twice, Recording secretary four times, corresponding secretary three times and treasurer ten times. She has held chairmanships on the social, service and ways and means committees. Maria Elena also has sponsored a friendly venture for a Santa Fe chapter as well as bringing four pledges into the organization and has also been a member advisor to a Ritual of Jewels chapter. One of her crowing accomplishments was to have the state convention for Beta Sigma Phi in Silver City. She worked countless hours as co-chair to realize her dream which became reality in 2008. Maria Elena spearheaded a service project a few years ago to get the traditional Christmas tree in Gough Park restrung with Christmas Lights, after it had not been decorated for many years. She took it upon herself to approach other organizations and community leaders to get the job done.

cc 2018Standing, Left to right: Robert Baker, David Fischer, Phillip Sands and George Saylor. Seated, left to right: Jamie Martiinez. Kim Ramirez, Debbie Hamilton, Coordinator Jason Hamilton, Beverly Sands, and Nancy Saylor. Just a few of the workers assisting the Children with their shopping spree. (Courtesy Photo)This Holiday season, Grant County Masons from the four Lodges in the County, with the assistance of some of their wives and other helpers, invited 70 Grant County children to shop for the Holidays. $110.00 in funds were allocated for each child, who were chosen by the local Grant County School nurses as those in need. 

This annual event, titled “Clothe A Child”, is sponsored by Grant County Masonic Relief, which is made up of the Hurley, Mimbres, Santa Rita, and Silver City Masonic Lodges. Each year the respective Lodges have fundraisers, in combination with donations from their members and others, to support this charitable activity, which is but one of the many ways the Masonic Lodges support our community. 

Masons (members of Freemasonry) are the initial starting point for the entire Masonic “Appendant Bodies”, i.e. you have to be a Mason in good standing to belong to the Shriners, Knights Templar, Scottish Rite, Order of the Eastern Star (OES), and others, all of which make charity their primary effort. For additional information on this activity and others, or information regarding Masonic Lodges, please contact a Mason near you or call, Bob Baker at 575-538-8561.

wnmu ckiThe Kiwanis CKI Club of Western New Mexico University delivered 39 bags of warmth on December 13 to The Kids in Need of Supportive Services, also known as "KISS" in Silver City. The bags included a warm blanket, two pairs of socks, lip balm, and a goodie bag to carry toys and other personal items from house to house. The Kids in Need of Supportive Services program offers children, parents and families in Silver City and surrounding area with therapeutic family services, child and parent groups, court ordered visitations exchanges, individual and family therapy in home and office visits, and services that connect families to community resources. CKI member and WNMU student, Ivan Montoya, created the idea for the project. WNMU CKI, also known as Circle K International is a sponsored leadership partner of the Kiwanis Club of Silver City. CKI the world's largest student-led collegiate service origanization where students gain resume worthy skills, find lifetime friends and do community service that changes lives, including their own.

Pictured from the left: Staff member, Julie Chavez; KISS Director, Suzanne Kee; WNMU CKI member, Ivan Montoya; WNMU CKI Presidnt, Bre Anne Springer; and Kiwanis Division 7 Lt. Governor, Alma Carson.

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