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img 20190529 101156287L - R: Wally Ereggbraaten, Doug Shoaf, Mr. Hall,Tim Maxon, and Riders President Roger Wright (Courtesy photo)The Silver City American Legion Riders have been selling raffle tickets for the last few months to assist funding the effort to build a Fisher House by the VA Hospital.

This facility provides temporary housing for Veterans that have to travel to Albuquerque for multiple overnight stays at the hospital for medical procedures or their supporting families the while vet's are in the hospital.

The winning tickets were drawn at the American Legion Post on 5-27-2019 by 101st airborne, D-Day, WWII veteran Dan McBride.

Grant County, NM, May 31, 2019 — Freeport-McMoRan is pleased to announce that $450,000 was awarded to 12 organizations by the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation as part of the 2019 Grant County Community Investment Fund process.

Silver City, NM, May 31, 2019 – Gila Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome general surgeon, James “Butch” Rosser, MD, FACS, to the medical staff. Dr. Rosser is a general surgeon with a special interest in diseases of the esophagus and stomach. His broad clinical expertise has a special focus on utilizing minimally invasive (laparoscopic) approaches to cure patients of chronic heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. He has been an internationally-recognized leader in minimally invasive surgery for more than 20 years. He has given more than 350 invited lectures around the world, written over 50 peer reviewed articles, more than 16 chapters in books currently in print and authored 11 digital books. He was formerly Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of Central Florida and has held similar academic appointments at Northeastern Ohio School of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine. He has served as the Treasurer, Vice President, President and board member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

GROVE CITY, PA (05/30/2019)-- Sarah Gorog, a Music Education major at Grove City College, has been named to the Dean's List with Distinction for the Spring 2019 semester. Sarah is a 2017 graduate of Homeschool and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Gorog (Rhonda) from Silver City, NM.

Students eligible for the Dean's List have a GPA of 3.40 to 3.59; for the Dean's List with Distinction a GPA of 3.60 to 3.84 and for the Dean's List with High Distinction a GPA of 3.85 to 4.0.

peorecipientKaweah Yarbrough, recipient of the 2019-20 Nancy Champlin P.E.O. Foundation ScholarshipSilver City P.E.O. Chapters AG and BR have awarded Kaweah Yarbrough of Cliff the 2019-20 Nancy Champlin P.E.O. Scholarship award of $1,000. Kaweah’s impressive accomplishments, awards and activities include holding the office of president of several organizations: National Honor Society; Business Professionals of America; Key Club and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America at Cliff High School. She has won 1st place at Cliff High School and regional science fairs and for Art in the 2018 Grant County Fair. Her community service includes working as a librarian at the Gila Valley Library for several years during high school, volunteering at the local humane society, and serving as an intern for children’s summer programs at the Silver City Public Library.

jaredThe First United Methodist Church of Silver City,NM (since 1873) is extremely pleased to announce the recent appointment of Reverend Jared Secret as the new pastor.

drug take back day partners 4 27 19v2This year’s National Drug Take Back Day broke the record for pounds collected. Pictured here are part of the event team (from left to right) Silver City Police Department Community Resource Officer, Manny Jaure, New Mexico Department of Health’s Michele Giese and Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition’s Corina Castillo at the Silver City WalMart Super Center.Wednesday, May 21, 2019; Silver City, NM: Residents set a record for the largest amount of medications ever collected at National Dug Take Back Day in Grant County. A record 34 pounds of pills were safely disposed of during the four-hour event held at WalMart on the last Saturday of April. 

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