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rotary club awards checks rsThe attached picture taken at the check presentation shows, from left right, Merrit Helfferich and Madge Slavec representing the Gila Valley Library, Debra Frasca representing Life Quest, Amy Wagner representing the Silver City Gospel Mission, and Joe Heidrick, club president.At its meeting on November 28, the Rotary Club of Silver City celebrated the success of its October Benefit Auction and Gala, and presented checks from the auction proceeds to each of the three designated auction beneficiaries. Joseph Heidrick, Club president, presented a checks in the amount of $9,700 each to representatives of the three organizations.

nursing bsns rsWestern New Mexico University's first cohort of Bachelor of Science in Nursing students are pictured at the Southwest New Mexico Honor Society of Nursing induction ceremony. They will participate in a pinning ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at 2 p.m. in Light Hall Auditorium.Silver City, NM – The first group of students to graduate from WNMU with a traditional pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) will participate in a pinning ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at 2 p.m. in Light Hall Auditorium.

social work bachelors rsGraduates of Western New Mexico University's Bachelor of Social Work degree program, which now ranks No. 1 as the 2018 Best Online Bachelor of Social Work and remains on multiple similar lists.Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University's Bachelor of Social Work degree program topped the Students Before Profits Awards list of 2018 Best Online Bachelor of Social Work.


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tu casa design committee rsLeft to right: Dan Otero, HMS Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Robinson, Tu Casa Architect, (with his son, Oscar), Neal Bowen, PhD, HMS Chief Mental Health Officer, Amanda Frost, MPH, HMS Mental Health Administrative Director, Lawrence Aquino, RN, GRMC Behavioral Health Unit Director, Peggy White, BSN, RN, GRMC Chief Nursing Officer, Ron Hall, Jim Helgert, Recovery Management Center CEO, Rennie Mariscal, GRMC Director of Discharge Planning, Chris DeBolt, Mike Carrillo, Grant County Detention Center Administrator, Susie Trujillo.Silver City, NM (November 28, 2017) The ongoing construction for Tu Casa, a 24/7 substance abuse and social detoxification facility, remains on schedule for a late winter/early spring 2018 opening. According to Neal Bowen, PhD, HMS Chief Mental Health Officer, "The Tu Casa Substance Abuse Facility will provide medical evaluations, medication-assisted therapy, intensive outpatient, and other counseling services to the community, including family services and after care. We are thrilled about this collaborative project coming to fruition."

photo 1 rsDave Schuhmann and his wife were going to Vicki's for lunch today and they parked around the corner on Arizona St. "When we got out of the car we noticed that one of the huge pine trees across the street had been cut down. And there was a fellow working on the stump to make a carving. We will miss that tree but it was probably dangerous to leave there. We can look forward to a carving now."

wnmu expressive arts rsA student points out the details of pottery he made in a Western New Mexico University Expressive Arts studio class.Silver City, NM – Students from all the Western New Mexico University Expressive Arts studio classes will show their semester's work on Nov. 30, 2017, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on both floors of the Chino building on campus (1000 W. College Ave.).

girl scouts make relish trays rsGirl Scouts helped make relish trays for Thanksgiving dinner at the Gospel Mission Shelter. Left to right is Mikaela Johnson, Erica Camacho, Executive Director of the shelter Amy Wagner, Rachel Windsor, Maricella Gallegos, and Marcela Johnson. For more information on Girl Scouts call Annette Toney at 538-2481. Girl Scouts helps every girl discover the leader she can be and connect with others to have an effect on her world. No other organization provides so many leadership opportunities for girls.

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