Silver City, NM – According to the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), National Health Center Week (NHCW) is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America's health centers over the past five decades. NHCW is taking place this year from August 12 through August 18, 2018.
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Silver City attended their annual Southwest Convention in El Paso and came away with many honors, awards and new leadership positions. The Kiwanis Southwest District that includes clubs from Arizona, New Mexico, and El Paso, awarded Dotty Pfeifer of Silver City with the Kiwanis Volunteer of the Year Award. Not only is Dotty the Secretary of the Kiwanis Silver City Club, in addition she sponsors 2 Terrific Kid schools and a K-Kids Club at Stout Elementary. Dotty has volunteered for 35 years, mostly as chairperson, of the St. Francis Associates in Silver City, where she coordinates a food pantry with other volunteers, in addition to securing grants for funding of the program as well as helping those in need for utilities, rent, medicine and emergency shelter. Dotty's husband, Craig "Horse" Pfeifer was awarded the Kiwanis Southwest District Foundation highest honor, the Kachina Award for his dedicated service to the district, Kamp Kiwanis and beyond. Completing the honors for the weekend, Silver City Kiwanis President, Alma Carson was installed as Division 7 Lt. Governor charged with representing Silver City, Deming, Las Cruces and Socorro County on the District Board of Directors. The Kiwanis Club of Silver City meets at 12 noon each Tuesday at Wrangler's restaurant in Silver City and the public is always invited to attend.
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August 8, 2018 – The Gila Regional Medical Center Auxiliary awarded 11 Scholarships to assist caregivers in Nursing Education, entry level R.N., advanced training for those who are already R.N.’s, and for those pursuing a degree in the health care field. Recipients received anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 each, the funds were sent directly to the school. This year’s scholarship recipients are: Dana Chairez, Pedro Corral, Annabelle Evans, Ariana Garcia, Kamala Golden, Monica Sedillo, David Montes, Savannah Parga, Kelly Rodriguez, Zaciliah Rodriguez, Jennifer Rosales.
The Cobre High School Kiwanis Key Club assisted back to school activities by volunteering their time to help with Freshman orientation. Members helped the new students with their new lockers, showing them where their classes will be located, and generally mentoring the new freshmen as they start a new chapter in their lives. Key Club members around the world are learning how to lead and stand for what’s right through service and volunteerism. Cobre Key Club, in partnership with Kiwanis Club of Silver City, are high school students are making a positive impact as they serve others in their school and community. In addition, the Kiwanis Club of Silver City sponsors Key Clubs at Silver and Cliff High Schools.
Silver City – The Silver City Fire Department Saturday held its annual award ceremony on the lawn of the Silver City Museum – the site of the town's fire house for 40 years until 1970 when it was relocated to the present public safety building on Hudson Street. The occasion also celebrated the department's 50th anniversary as a full-time, professional fire department.
Sensei Chad Petty from Oni Ken Karate won Grand World Champion in Black belt kata at the 2018 USAMA World Championships in Riverside, California. He is also now the lightweight world champion in the black belt division in kumite (fighting).
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