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Hannah Ruth Streams of Mimbres, NM, who graduated from Silver High School has been recognized as on the Dean's Honor Roll by Oklahoma State University. She is studying Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and has a grade point average above 3.5.

Grant County received from the Public Education Department's Attendance Success Initiative four Attendance Success Coaches for Silver and Cobre Schools totaling $558,000 ($279,000 per year) in funding over the next two school years.

Congratulations to Oni Ken Karate's new yellow belts (2nd level beginner) and new green belts (2nd level intermediate) Pictured left to right: Sensei Chad Petty, Elyaah Holguin Cordova, Ruth Perkins, Hyrum Perkins, Trayd Peterson, Milton Perkins, Trip Peterson and Sensei Trent Petty.

silver city paint out rsShown are "Silver City Paint Out" winners Melinda McIntosh, Louise Sackett, Jodi Murphy and Meredith Milstead.Silver City Art Association and Mimbres Region Arts Council came together to make a 2nd Annual Silver City Paint Out a big success. Plein air paintings included the Blues Fest location at Gough Park as well as the picturesque downtown, plus scenes from outlying areas. There were 32 entries submitted by 14 different artists and six winners announced. Best of Show was awarded to Meredith Milstead and People's Choice to Louise Sackett. Awards of Distinction were given to Jodi Murphy and Melinda McIntosh. MRAC Purchase Prize awards were given to Louise Sackett and Jodi Murphy.

chris teran rsChris TeranSANTA CLARA, NM – The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) has hired Chris Teran as its Veterans Service Officer for the agency's Santa Clara/Grant County field office.

unique boutique rsAudrie and Avel Rios cut the ceremonial ribbon at the grand opening of Unique Boutique. Unique Boutique, a ladies apparel and accessories shop, is located at 3130 Highway 180 East Suite A in Silver City, New Mexico. Their phone number is (575) 654-8329. Holding the ribbon during the event is Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner and First Savings Bank President Jack Herndon.

municipal pool rsA young swimmer demonstrates perfect form on opening day of the municipal swimming pool. The pool is now open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call 388-4165.Silver City – The Municipal Pool is now open daily, and is just one of many summer activities available to Silver City youth, challenging the idea that there is nothing for children to do in the summer.

sandoval and lock boxes rsYouth Substance Abuse Coalition coordinator, A.J. Sandoval sits at the HMS Silver City Senior Center with the complimentary lock boxes distributed to seniors who took a pledge to secure their medications.Silver City, NM – Grant County is a little bit safer than it was last week thanks to the effort of area seniors who took a pledge to better secure their prescription medications. To aid in their endeavor, the seniors received a complimentary medication lock box from the Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (YSAPC).

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