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july 2018 rotary scholarships rsL to R: Gabriela O'Keefe, Marley Williams, and Peter Falley,
treasurer of the Silver City Rotary Foundation who made the presentation.
At its meeting on July 24, the Rotary Club of Silver City honored Gabriela O'Keefe and Marley A. Williams, who each received a $1,500 college scholarship from the club. Gabriela, who graduated from Silver High School, will be attending the University of New Mexico, and Marley, a graduate of Cliff High School, will attend the University of Arizona.

dar rsCenterpiece depicting women who have made a difference through the years.
Jacob Bennett Chapter Members-Left to Right: Lucy Whitmarsh, Edna Puleston, Miriam Olin, Cecilia Bell.
The New Mexico Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently held an Annual Workshop in Truth or Consequences. The theme for the event was the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution that prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of gender. The amendment was adopted on August 18, 1920. Until the 1910s, most states did not give women the right to vote.

isabella mittica rsIsabella Mittica, 1st place in sparringThese two young ladies from Oni Ken Karate competed at the USAMA Bushido Open in Albuquerque, July 7, 2018. Isabella Mittica won 1st place sparring (kumite) and Gabrielle Mittica for 2nd place win in sparring (kumite) and 3rd place in forms (kata)

gsdsw safety talk rsL-R, in the front: Zakira Baca, Kylynn Marshall, Baily Klement, Emma Vega, Lorelei Hoffman, Azzlynn Davila, Rylee Reyes. In the middle is Hayly Mendosa. Back row: Allie Molano, Dora, Lili Wheatly, Eleanor Paavola, Ella Bertolani, Daren, Makayla Sapien.This past Thursday, the Grant County  Sheriff’s Dept. paid the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest a visit and brought Daren and Dora the Lions. The girls were given t-shirts, frisbees, pencil cases, and stickers from Sargent  Frank Gomez and Corporal Manny Maldonado and then were told how to be safe when a stranger approaches them. For more information on Girl Scouts call Annette Toney 538-2481 or e-mail at atoney@gsdsw.org.

laurie ware rsLaurie Ware is pictured in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, with Uzbek women and with Professor Vargas from New Mexico Highlands University.Silver City, NM – Laurie Ware, a graduate of Western New Mexico University's Elementary Education program, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and traveled to Central Asia with three professors and 11 other secondary teachers from New Mexico and Arizona this summer.

Ware wrote an extended curriculum unit for an English Language Arts workshop that she brought back to the States and will implement in her New Mexico classroom.

gs pepper spray rsAbove photo, L-R: Chad Paavola, Emily Gossett, Rachel Windsor,
Annette Toney, Ashlyn Richey, and Paige Trevizo.
Chad Paavola, an instructor with WNMU's Police Academy, did a self-awareness class for Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest. Using practice pepper spray they practiced several scenarios then practiced how to use the pepper spray. Annette Toney, Membership Manager for Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest, said if they take just one thing away from this class it's they were told how to lower the chances of being a victim, by always being aware of their surroundings. For more information on Girl Scouts call Annette Toney at 538-2481 or e-mail at atoney@gsdsw.org. At Girl Scouts we focus on what girls need in order to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Silver City – The Silver City Town Council on Tuesday approved a proposal for marketing services to be provided by Griffin & Associates, an Albuquerque-based marketing firm, tasked with branding and promoting Silver City as a preferred, year-round travel destination. The award-winning firm's proposal was recommended to the council by a lodgers' tax review committee, which considered three proposals before recommending Griffin. The marketing contract will be funded by the Silver City Lodgers' Tax, and Grant County will have the opportunity to participate in the process, said Alex Brown, Silver City town manager.

tahs at animal clinic rsThe Teen Academy for Health Sciences took time for a group photograph when they visited Advanced Veterinary Care in Silver City while they learned about health care career opportunities.Silver City, NM – The field of health sciences is expanding by the day, and with it a plethora of career opportunities, and vacancies, that need to be filled. A perfect prospect for southwest New Mexico high school students to explore possible future careers.

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