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ct polly tipton 4291Polly Tipton (Photo by Cheryl Thornburg)By Cheryl Thornburg

Polly Tipton has fond memories of the Glenwood Fish Hatchery, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. Her father, Elsworth Tipton, was the assistant foreman at the hatchery during the 1940s and they lived in a small rock house on the property. Polly was about one when they moved there. She and her two older sisters, Sally and Nancy, had a unique experience living in rural Glenwood surrounded by all the beauty of the Gila Wilderness and wildlife. That beauty still surrounds us today, but life was very different back then.

Polly talks about how hard her father and the hatchery foreman had to work compared to how the hatchery operates today.

HarrisonSchmitt4thGradersSilver City, NM, September 27, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District supported the Every Kid in a Park program by visiting all three fourth-grade classrooms at Harrison H. Schmitt Elementary. Silver City Ranger District’s Fire Prevention Technician, Jodi Mallozzi, aided by other Gila NF employees, visited all of the fourth graders at Harrison-Schmitt Elementary. She and Smokey Bear taught a stewardship message to the children and then passed out 84 4th-grade passes.

Preceptor Tau Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated their Opening Day, August 25 at The Patio in Hurley where members held a luncheon.  Members enjoyed seeing each other and “catching up” with the events of summer. During the summer chapter members meet to celebrate summer birthdays and enjoy fellowship.   New officers for the 2018-2019 year are President, Maria Elena Sanchez; Vice President, Arlene Sarkela; Secretary, Rosalie Saiz; and Treasurer, Shelley Topmiller. Members were given their new yearbook pages and calendars.  This year’s theme is “A Quilt of Friendship” that Preceptor Tau is going to take full advantage of in the coming months. Many activities and socials have been planned and the chapter is looking forward to a busy, productive and fun-filled year.

Beta Sigma Phi is an International Sorority for women of all ages.  It promotes friendship, learning and service to themselves and their community.

SILVER CITY, N.M. – Thelma Sordyl has been honored with the Tutor of the Year Award from the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy. She has served as tutor, event volunteer and Board member for Literacy Link – Leamos since that organization’s inception in 2001.

Thelma, a retired Silver High teacher and longtime Silver City resident, currently tutors people studying for the US Naturalization exam (citizenship). She has also provided tutoring in speaking English as a 2nd language, as well as workforce skills like resume-building and practicing for job interviews. She does a wonderful job running the door-prize activity at Love Your Library Day, an annual event at the Silver City Public Library.

hms ygomez 2018 nmpca awardYvonne Gomez, HMS Outreach and Enrollment Specialist, at left, receives the prestigious 2018 New Mexico Primary Care Association (NMPCA) Excellence Award from NMPCA Chief Executive Officer, Eileen Goode, RN, BSN, at the annual recognition event in Albuquerque on September 13, 2018.

Silver City, NM (September 19, 2018) Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) is very pleased to announce that Yvonne Gomez, HMS Outreach and Enrollment Specialist, was recently named as the prestigious 2018 New Mexico Primary Care Association (NMPCA) Excellence Award recipient.

20180918 mary jeminGirl Scouts of the Desert Southwest held their Annual Southern New Mexico Women Of Distinction event at the Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces last week. Honorees from this area are Barrette Brewer from Gila and Mary "Mikki" Jemin of Silver City. Past honorees of the Women of Distinction are Dianne Hamilton, Priscilla Lucero, Adrienne Dare, Mary Alice Murphy, Caroline Baldwin, and Sabrina Pack. Proceeds from the Women Of Distinction event provide scholarships and leadership experiences for girls.

Mary Jemin, better known as "Mikki," of Silver City has assisted women entrepreneurs and women's upward mobility for decades through her jobs in the Army Corps of Engineers. Immediately upon graduating from the University of Nevada in Reno with a degree in chemistry, she joined the American Association of University Women. Decades later, she continues to volunteer with this group with focus on connecting high school students with AAUW and Western New Mexico University mentors.

Congratulations to Tamrah Ortiz for earning a blue belt (1st level intermediate)

20180917 tamrah ortiz earns blue beltPictured left to right: Sensei Chad Petty, Tamrah Ortiz, and Sensei Trent Petty.

sixth street sept 2018Bottom Row from Left: Averir Ahlm; Jubilee Cline; Kody Arsola; Angel Potts; Annaleah Kee;  Middle Row from Left: Mason Palacio; Clara Mae Pierce; Londyn Hanson; Matthew Garcia; Ivy Lou Comyford; Cara Lee Walsmith;  Top Row from Left: Jayla Jordan, Kade Burnham; Constance Grimes; Emery White; Audissey Fierro; Jesse Perry; and Principal Bobby Trujillo. Photo Courtesy of Lori BonomoThe Kiwanis Club of Silver City kicked off the 2018-19 school year by celebrating the September "Kiwanis Terrific Kids" at Sixth Street Elementary School in Silver City. The honored students joined their family members in the cafeteria, to listen to a short presentation about leadership led by Sixth Street School Principal, Bobby Trujillo, and Kiwanis Club of Silver City Member, Lori Bonomo. Each child received an official "Terrific Kid" certificate and a goodie bag filled with Terrific Kid gear. Kiwanis Terrific Kids are recognized by their individual schools for displaying a positive attitude, good character and responsible citizenship. The Kiwanis Club of Silver City sponsors this youth leadership program in 10 schools in Grant County.

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