The event took place at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center, with more than 210 taking part.
"This is a special occasion we are celebrating," Mario Quintana, Copper Country Senior Olympics organizer, said. "I'd like to thank the board, committee members event mangers, participants, volunteers, guests, and sponsors that made the year successful.Thanks to the great food prepared by the Q'S, Vietnam Veterans Post 358, Entertainment, Music, Keynote Speakers and Dignitaries. "
This year was a qualifying year for Nationals, in Albuquerque. NM, and 45 athletes qualified.
The Rotary Club of Silver City has installed new officers for the 2018-19 year. They are: Peter Herzberg, President; Francisca Reyes, President-Elect; Linda Telaak, Secretary/Treasurer, and Jim Tindall, Sergeant-at-Arms.
The Rotary Club of Silver City selects projects and programs annually to benefit our local and global communities. In the past year, Rotary community projects have included providing books to kindergarten students in Grant County, planting trees and supporting the installation of a water catchment system at the Commons, home of the Volunteer Center of Grant County as well as providing scholarships to local students. The Club is also raising funds to help Rotary International's PolioPlus Program to eradicate polio around the world, and collaborating with other clubs in New Mexico on various projects to provide health care and clean water in the central highlands region of Guatemala.
The Copper CowBelles awarded $1000 to Miss Lindsey Ashinhurst, a Silver High graduate, former student at University of Arizona and enrolled at Oklahoma State University now to pursue her degree in Agricultural Business. "My primary goal in my career is to stand up for the values of cattle ranchers, and use my education to expand the market for cattle", states Ashinhurst in her application. "In the two years of undergraduate studies I have remaining, I am eager to continue to develop career-ready skills and knowledge that will allow me to contribute to the agriculture industry in New Mexico."
Copper CowBelles award a scholarship annually to local youths pursuing Agriculture Careers. These funds are a primary mission of the CowBelles who actively promote the beef industry and educate consumers. Be sure to visit the Copper CowBelles booth at the Grant County Fair.
Local residents are invited to downtown Silver City on Saturday, September 1, 2018, to enjoy the downtown Love Local Celebration. Twenty-nine downtown merchants are offering great deals, drawings, and discounts because they love our local community. The promotion is sponsored by Silver City MainStreet to encourage more local shopping.
Every year, in preparation for the Silver City's Dia de los Muertos multi-day event, an artist competition is held for a piece of art, the image of which will to be featured on the current year's poster. This year's winner, local artist Michele Parlee, is congratulated for her spectacular 6'4" creation. She won "bragging rights", a $100 gift certificate from Leyba and Ingalls Art Supply and Gallery, and the honor of having her work of art featured on the 2018 Dia de los Muertos poster as well as other publicity for the event. "La Maiposa" was carved out of Styrofoam, covered in cement, embellished with hand cut glass and then grouted. The adornments are made of hand-fused glass. The sculpture, along with other art pieces entered in the competition will be on display at the Silver City Visitor's Center from October 22 to November 4.
Photo and article by Frost McGahey
“Judges should follow the law. Not make the law,” William Perkins said at a luncheon for the Republican women on Wednesday. Perkins is running for Judge of the Sixth Judicial District (which covers Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna counties) in November. He has been appointed by Governor Martinez to fill the interim vacancy by another judge, and will begin on October 9.
“I am an attorney at Lopez, Dietzel, Perkins and Watson and 25 percent of my work is being a public defender because we have a contract with the state," he continued. "When a defendant can’t afford a lawyer, the judge assigns the case to my law firm..”
Susie Snedeker, GCEA member; Jody Ossis, Fort Bayard Activities; and Gena Moon GCEA member. (Courtesy photo)
The Grant County Extension Association presented Fort Bayard Medical Center with an entertainment system for their patients. The system includes speakers and a DVD player to show residents movies and play music. The Association visits Fort Bayard each month for a make-and-take activity. They also are making curtains for the chapel. The Whitewater Club, still exists after nearly 90 years, and meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Presbyterian Church on Swan Street at 9:30 am. For more information, please call the Extension office at 388-1559.
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