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cactus jacks ribbon cutting rsTrent Bohl and Tonia Nielson, owners of Cactus Jacks, cut the green ribbon to celebrate the official Grand Opening of Cactus Jacks – a gluten-free grocery store and eatery. Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner spoke about small businesses in Silver City and how this store is a great addition to the community. The Grand Opening Celebration lasts throughout the entire weekend. Cactus Jacks is located at 1307 North Pope Street in Silver City.

cornali dog park rsWestern New Mexico University President Dr. Joseph Shepard cuts the official ribbon opening the small dog area of Cornali Park, located at 1207 North Virginia Street in Silver City. The effort to build new fencing to segregate large dogs from smaller pets was a collaborative effort between the university, the Town of Silver City and many private citizens and local businesses. Assisting with the ribbon is Julie Cason of Silver City RV and Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner.

xochitl hernandez rsFour Chapter BR members present the check to Xochitl Hernandez (left to right):
Sue Teller-Marshall; Pam Weber; Xochitl Hernandez; Anna Dye; Nancy Stephens;
and Martha Egnal, Guadalupe Montessori School director.
Silver City P.E.O. Chapter BR members recently announced that Xochitl Hernandez was awarded a P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE) grant for $2,400 to assist with furthering her education as she works toward receiving her "Assistants to Infancy" Montessori certification. Xochitl explained, "I want to enhance my professional background by enrolling in Montessori training to better serve the students I'm currently working with." She works at Guadalupe Montessori School as Bilingual Teacher Assistant and has lived in Silver City since August 2012.

Oni Ken Karate is proud to present our latest promotions to Orange and Yellow belt.

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Left to right: Sensei Chelsea Been, Elyaah Cordova, Sensei Chad Petty, Geneva Roper, Isabella Mittica, Trip Peterson, Trayd Peterson, Gabrielle Mittica, Braidyn Toney, Sensei Trent Petty.

On Friday, October 27, 2017 the White Signal 4-H Club of Grant County 4-H participated in its annual service project of donating and delivering dog and cat food to the Silver High Desert Humane Society. Participants in the event included Club Members: Raelyn Moon, Hannah Miller, Sarah Gardner, Lizzy McDonald, Sam McDonald, Olivia McDonald, Thomas McDonald, Aidan McDaniel, Conner McDaniel, Teagan McDaniel, Katelyn Montenegro and Nolan Montenegro; Co-Leaders: Lori Moon, Liz Gardener, Heather Holguin; Parents Dan McDaniel, Sameena McDonald, and Angie Montenegro; Helper: Riley Brabson. We would like to thank all of those that helped us in our community service event.

New Mexico State University is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer and educator. NMSU and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating.

Written by Samuel McDonald (White Signal 4-Her)

The members of Hurley Masonic Lodge #55 joined to help raise funds for the upcoming annual event, titled “Clothe A Child,” which is sponsored by Grant County Masonic Relief. The annual event helps to make a happier time for local children in December.

Grant County Masonic ReliefFrom left, Rev. Earseye Ross receives donation check for $1,400.00 from Hurley Worshipful Master Jeff Larkin to help Grant County children have a better Christmas.

The families are chosen by the local Grant County School Nurses as those in need. The family’s children are invited to shop at a local store for clothes, with $110.00 being allocated per child. Each group is assisted by a personal helper to ease with the selection and accounting efforts.

HMS Family Medicine AccreditationPictured from left to right: Dan Otero, HMS CEO, Dr. Neal Bowen, HMS CMHO and Behavior Health Faculty, Dr. Kristan Diaz-Rios, Associate Program Director, Amanda Castillo, Program Coordinator, Dr. Neel Patel, Third Year Resident, Dr. Darrick Nelson, HMS CMO & FMRP Program Director, Dr. Susan Bauer, Second Year Resident, Dr. Virginia Hernandez, Core Faculty, Dr. Brandon Ferguson, Third Year Resident, and Dr. Pedro Armendariz, Second Year Resident. Not Pictured: Dr. Roberto Aguero and Dr. Rory Keys, both first year residents located in Las Cruces.

Silver City, NM (October 31, 2017) – The Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) Family Medicine Residency Program was notified recently that it has received continued accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The ACGME is an independent, not-for-profit, physician-led organization that sets and monitors the national professional educational standards essential in preparing physicians to deliver safe, high-quality medical care. The ACGME accreditation process for programs and sponsoring institutions, such as HMS, includes periodic on-site visits to assess compliance with ACGME program and institutional requirements.

Archery Clinic at Rough Country in Silver CityFrom left: Amelia Ellis, Makayla Sapien,
and Azalia Quintana

During a recent Archery Clinic at Rough Country in Silver City, girls learned the basics of archery, safety and parts of the bows and arrows. We did some score keeping, and for the girls one of the most fun parts is shooting balloons pinned to the targets.

Upcoming dates for more archery clinics will take place on Nov 10 and 25 from 10:30 to noon at Rough Country. Girls must be in fourth grade to participate in this activity. For more information call Annette Toney 538-2481.

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