New Arrangement Gives Students Enhanced Access to Medical, Mental Health and Dental Care
Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University and Hidalgo Medical Services are teaming up to offer expanded student health services starting Friday, February 15, 2019. WNMU was previously able to offer students some medical services and mental health counseling but no dental care. Under this new agreement, students will be able to access medical, mental health and dental care at HMS sites around the region.
“We felt we were limited in what we could provide our students, so we decided to partner with the people who can provide those services and more,” WNMU Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Isaac Brundage said.
Catalina Claussen was recently honored by the New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing. Her debut novel, “Diamonds at Dusk,” published by Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, was chosen as the 2018 solo “Medalist Winner” in the young adult romance category.
This is the third accolade for “Diamonds at Dusk,” which was selected as a finalist in both the 2016 Arizona-New Mexico Book Awards and the 2018 Wishing Shelf Book Awards in the United Kingdom.
February 22 is World Thinking Day for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 150 countries! Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest in Grant County held their annual Thinking Day Event at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Silver City. Girls from different troops picked countries that they did a display on. They learned and got to taste delicious food from China, Greece, France, and the United States (particularly New Mexico).
Promoted by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS for short) along with Girl Scouts of the USA, World Thinking Day originated in 1926. That’s when delegates from around the globe met at Camp Edith Macy—now called Edith Macy Conference Center—in New York State and agreed that February 22 would henceforth be known as a special day for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide.
Silver City, NM, February 21, 2019 – Gila Regional Medical Center and the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center in Albuquerque announced today that Antonio Fontelonga, MD, will provide medical oncology care at Gila Regional Cancer Center starting in early 2019.
Fontelonga, originally from Portugal, will live in the Silver City area and practice full time at Gila Regional Cancer Center. He has been hired as a staff physician with the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Under the agreement between UNM Cancer Center and GRMC, GRMC operates its own cancer clinic. The Gila Regional Cancer Center has hired staff, nurses and a physician assistant. It manages the billing, scheduling, data, and treatment management systems for its patients.
Grant County’s Preceptor Tau Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recently held a Valentine Tea to honor their Sweetheart, Maria Elena Sanchez. Each year the sorority honors one of their own during their annual Tea, which was held privately for members and their guests. Those in attendance were served several teas, savories, sweets and scones. Great fellowship and conversations were enjoyed by all.
Maria Elena Sanchez is currently the chapter President and recently received the International Award of Distinction from Beta Sigma Phi’s International headquarters for her many years of service to her chapter and the organization. She is married to Richard Sanchez and has two grown daughters; Melissa and Stephanie and a granddaughter Alyzae. She also has 3 step grandchildren. Mrs. Sanchez has been in Beta Sigma Phi since 1972 and holds the Torch Bearer degree. She has been very active locally and at the state level. She has attended other Beta Sigma Phi state conventions with a highlight attending the International Convention that was held at the Beta Sigma Phi headquarters.
Owners Kevin Hubbs and David Chapman snip the ribbon during a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning celebrating the opening of Tapas Tree Grill in their new location at 619 North Bullard Street in Silver City. Also pictured holding the ribbon are Chamber of Commerce Board members Sabrina Pack and Dan Cook. Participants enjoyed live entertainment provided by Angelica Padilla.
David L. Morrison, who works as Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Representative for Grant, Catron, Luna and Hidalgo counties for the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, had written and had published a song/poem, "Old Glory, Our Flag" on www.Legiontown.org
FeVa Fotos, comprised of Sandy Feutz and Tom Vaughan, held, on Feb. 1, 2019, an opening exhibition of their photos, "Critters We Have Known" at the Mimbres Region Arts Council Gallery in the Wells Fargo Bank building. The show will run through the end of February.
Until I can find another reporter, I'm having trouble keeping up, so I began a new series called News Briefs with the date they are posted. They are of interest to readers, but I don't have the time to interview and write stories about the person or issue, so I'm just telling you the bits of information, so you don't miss out.
Anybody interested in a part-time freelance reporter job with the Beat, give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org. You need good spelling and grammar and can write a decent report without any of your opinion in the article. Opinion belongs on the Editorial page.
Those new to providing news releases to the Beat are asked to please check out submission guidelines at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/about/submissions They are for your information to make life easier on the readers, as well as the editor.
Welcome to our new version of classified ads. We invite you our readers to post your own classifieds, which are available for viewing 24/7 and are very reasonable in price, because you do all the work yourselves. A recent classified for a van brought a sale within two days.
We have received complaints about large images blocking parts of other articles. If you encounter this problem, click on the title of the article you want to read and it will take you to that article's page, which shows only that article without any intruders. It's a software problem, not easily fixable, other than showing fewer articles per summary page. If you are a frequent visitor, you might not mind fewer articles per page, but if you only come once in a while, you likely want to see more articles to browse. Write me at email@example.com to let me know your feelings on this issue.
Because you are an esteemed member of The Grant County Beat readership, be assured that we at the Beat continue to do everything we can to be in full compliance with GDPR and pertinent US law, so that the information you have chosen to give to us cannot be compromised.
The Beat continues to bring you new columnists.Recent additions include one about end of life options, Compassionate Care.
The Beat has a column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.
The Beat totally appreciates its readers and subscribers!
All articles and photos indicated by a byline are copyrighted to the author or photographer. You may not use any information found within the articles without asking permission AND giving attribution to the source. Photos can be requested and may incur a nominal fee for use personally or commercially.
Don't forget to tell advertisers that you saw their ad on the Beat.
Feel free to notify firstname.lastname@example.org, if you notice any problems on the site. Your convenience is my desire for the Beat.
If you subscribe to the Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates option on the left side of this page, you will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.
It's really easy to check to see if there's a classified ad. Just click on Classifieds in the blue menu and the page will open letting you know if there is a classified ad. Remember that your buying classified ads gives you a wide readership, as well as supporting the Beat. Post YOURS for quick results!
Note that if an article does not have a byline, it was sent to the Beat and written by someone not affiliated with the Beat
Consider the Beat your DAILY newspaper for up-to-date information about Grant County. It's at your fingertips! One Click to Local News.
Thanks for your support for and your readership of Grant County's online news source—www.grantcountybeat.com