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The local Daughters of the American Revolution Jacob Bennett Chapter recently held their annual meeting that was attended by State Regent, Georgie McDougle. The local chapter of the DAR meets the second Saturday of the month at the Silver City Visitor Center located at 201 North Hudson Street at 10:00 a.m. in September through May. Visiting DAR members and potential new members are welcome to attend the meetings. For additional information about the national organization and the membership requirements, please visit www.dar.org or contact the local Chapter Regent, Lucy Whitmarsh at 57-574-8394 or whitmarshlucy@gmail.com.

The local chapter of the DAR was organized in 1903 and named for an ancestor of six of the eighteen founding members of the chapter. Jacob Bennett was from New York and served as a Private in the Army during the entire Revolutionary War from 1775 until 1783. To be eligible for membership in the DAR your ancestor does not have to been in the military but may have contributed in other ways to the war effort.

New podcast provides a look at Silver City, New Mexico's historic downtown and its restored movie theater.

Silver City author Bill Charland will be inducted into the Yankton College Humanities Hall of Honor on July 21, in Yankton, South Dakota. He is being honored for outstanding contributions to the humanities within his chosen career.

With a masters from Yale University in higher education and Biblical studies and a doctorate from the Chicago Theological Seminar, during the first decade of his career, Charland was a religious professional, as well as a campus minister, college chaplain and professor, primarily in religious studies. Then at Chicago State University, he became director of a program for mid-life adults outside the walls of a university named University Without Walls and for the next 15 years he directed other college programs for that age group in career counseling. He left higher education to work as a career consultant to more than 1,000 clients including American Airlines, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Minnesota Teamsters Service Bureau.

phillip schoenberg rsWNMU Assistant Professor of Philosophy and English Dr. Phillip W. Schoenberg, pictured here, is attending the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute focused on reviving philosophy as a way of life this month.Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University Assistant Professor of Philosophy & English Dr. Phillip W. Schoenberg was awarded a fellowship to attend National Endowment for the Humanities' Summer Institute for College and University Faculty called Reviving Philosophy as a Way of Life this month.

dpil hires exec director rsBarbara Nelson, left, and Nancy Stephens, right, flank a poster of Dolly Parton.The Imagination Library of Grant County (ILGC) is pleased to announce the recent promoting of Nancy Stephens as the first Executive Director of the local Dolly Parton affiliate. Known and respected throughout the community, Nancy brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the organization which now sends a free, high quality, age appropriate book each month to 80% of Grant County's preschool children.

Walmart Store Manager Sandy Gonzales cuts the ribbon for the Re-Grand Opening of the Silver City Walmart after the completion of a multi-million dollar renovation. Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner spoke and Scott Terry, Chamber of Commerce President, read a letter from Grant County Commissioner Billy Billings about the importance of Walmart being in Grant County. Silver City Walmart Associates and Associates from the remodel team are pictured as the ribbon is being cut.

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brandon ferguson rsBrandon Ferguson, MD
HMS Family Medicine Physician
Silver City, NM — Dan Otero, Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) Chief Executive Officer, and Darrick Nelson, MD, HMS Chief Medical Officer and Family Medicine Residency Program Director, are pleased to announce that Brandon Ferguson, MD, has joined HMS.

wnmu outdoor class rsWestern New Mexico University students gather for an outdoor class. The university is one of the few institutions in the country offering outdoor behavioral health training.Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University is one of just a couple institutions in the nation and the only university in the state offering formal outdoor behavioral health and wilderness therapy training.

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