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gsdsw safety talk rsL-R, in the front: Zakira Baca, Kylynn Marshall, Baily Klement, Emma Vega, Lorelei Hoffman, Azzlynn Davila, Rylee Reyes. In the middle is Hayly Mendosa. Back row: Allie Molano, Dora, Lili Wheatly, Eleanor Paavola, Ella Bertolani, Daren, Makayla Sapien.This past Thursday, the Grant County  Sheriff’s Dept. paid the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest a visit and brought Daren and Dora the Lions. The girls were given t-shirts, frisbees, pencil cases, and stickers from Sargent  Frank Gomez and Corporal Manny Maldonado and then were told how to be safe when a stranger approaches them. For more information on Girl Scouts call Annette Toney 538-2481 or e-mail at atoney@gsdsw.org.

laurie ware rsLaurie Ware is pictured in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, with Uzbek women and with Professor Vargas from New Mexico Highlands University.Silver City, NM – Laurie Ware, a graduate of Western New Mexico University's Elementary Education program, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and traveled to Central Asia with three professors and 11 other secondary teachers from New Mexico and Arizona this summer.

Ware wrote an extended curriculum unit for an English Language Arts workshop that she brought back to the States and will implement in her New Mexico classroom.

gs pepper spray rsAbove photo, L-R: Chad Paavola, Emily Gossett, Rachel Windsor,
Annette Toney, Ashlyn Richey, and Paige Trevizo.
Chad Paavola, an instructor with WNMU's Police Academy, did a self-awareness class for Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest. Using practice pepper spray they practiced several scenarios then practiced how to use the pepper spray. Annette Toney, Membership Manager for Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest, said if they take just one thing away from this class it's they were told how to lower the chances of being a victim, by always being aware of their surroundings. For more information on Girl Scouts call Annette Toney at 538-2481 or e-mail at atoney@gsdsw.org. At Girl Scouts we focus on what girls need in order to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Silver City – The Silver City Town Council on Tuesday approved a proposal for marketing services to be provided by Griffin & Associates, an Albuquerque-based marketing firm, tasked with branding and promoting Silver City as a preferred, year-round travel destination. The award-winning firm's proposal was recommended to the council by a lodgers' tax review committee, which considered three proposals before recommending Griffin. The marketing contract will be funded by the Silver City Lodgers' Tax, and Grant County will have the opportunity to participate in the process, said Alex Brown, Silver City town manager.

tahs at animal clinic rsThe Teen Academy for Health Sciences took time for a group photograph when they visited Advanced Veterinary Care in Silver City while they learned about health care career opportunities.Silver City, NM – The field of health sciences is expanding by the day, and with it a plethora of career opportunities, and vacancies, that need to be filled. A perfect prospect for southwest New Mexico high school students to explore possible future careers.

gilda ortego rsFrom left to right: HMS Board of Directors member, Barbara Guber, HMS Board of Directors former Chair, Bill Rogers, HMS Board of Directors Vice Chair, Bill Walter, outgoing HMS Board of Directors Secretary, Dr. Gilda Baeza Ortego, and HMS Chief Executive Officer, Dan Otero.Silver City, NM – Outgoing member of the Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) Board of Directors, Dr. Gilda Baeza Ortego, was honored recently for her past leadership. Baeza Ortego has served on the HMS Board of Directors since September 2008 in a variety of roles, including participating on the Executive, Bylaws, and Quality Improvement Committees.

This photo shows the group participating in our Summer Fun program for the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest. We walked to the Silver City Police Department for a tour with Patrolman Manny Jaure. The girls had a tour of the building then got to check out his patrol car.

Our summer program is every Tuesday and Thursday’s from 10-1 at the office for the rest of July. For more information on Girl Scouts, call Annette Toney 538-2481.

Silver City, NM: Frontier and Rural Workforce Development of New Mexico (FORWARD NM) is pleased announce Anna Daggett, MSW, has been hired as its new program specialist. Daggett will oversee FORWARD NM initiatives like the regional Dream Maker's Clubs and the Teen Academy for Health Sciences.

Though new to the staff, Daggett is a familiar face to FORWARD NM, having completed her Western New Mexico University (WNMU) internship with the program. She was the first social work student to intern with FORWARD NM, a program of the Southwest Center for Health Innovation.

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