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Girl Scouts Halloween Party 2017Girl Scouts Halloween Party 2017

Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest held their Annual Halloween party at the Bayard Community Center on Oct. 29, 2017. Nine troops participated in games such as fishing, cookie walk, bean bag toss, tic-tac-toe and others. This was open to all Girl Scouts and their Families. Part of the entry fee was bringing dog/cat food to donate to the Humane Society. We believe that one girl can make a difference, and that girls together can change the world. For more information on Girls Scouts call Annette Toney at 538-2481, or check out our website at www.gsdsw.org


Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University entered into two more partnerships with Mexican universities on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. WNMU signed an agreement outlining protocols between WNMU and Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas and signed a memorandum of understanding with Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas.

"These kinds of agreements break down walls between countries," WNMU President Dr. Joseph Shepard said. "I feel grateful because, with these agreements, part of Mexico will be here and part of New Mexico will be there.

Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University's Writer-in-Residence's novel, "Damnificados," won another major award recently. Author J.J. Amaworo Wilson accepted the 2017 Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction in Washington, DC, last week.

"The Hurston/Wright is particularly special to me because it's an international award for the Black diaspora. The organization promotes both literature and social justice—two elements close to my heart," Wilson said.

img 5475From left are Alvaro Ponce and Gilberto Barrios putting the finishing touches before concrete was to be poured to rebuild a retaining wall that threatened to fall over.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Last week, men, who work for Luis Terrazas Sr., were putting in steel rebar in readiness to pour concrete.

Terrazas had offered to demolish the leaning retaining wall at no cost and provide workers from his company to rebuild the wall.

Pastor Fr. Jaroslaw "Jarek" Nowacki told the Beat that the parish will pay for the materials and rebuilding the wall.

A parish meeting on plans for St. Francis was taking place this evening, Friday, Oct. 27, so more news might be forthcoming.

Purchase your Christmas Themed Gift Baskets & Holiday Sweet Delights on Saturday December 2, 2017 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Silver City Woman's Club, 411 Silver Heights Blvd.

The annual Sweet Sale will feature the "Cookie Walk", where our homemade cookies are sold by the pound, unique breads, scones, fudge, candies, jellies, jams, cakes and pies will be available for your Christmas Holiday.

Our Themed Gift Baskets are back by popular demand. This year's will be feature, "Spa for Her", "Tea Break", "It's a MANS World", "Happy Baby", "Culinary Fun", "Wine Lovers", "Vintage Appreciators", "Self Care for Her", and much, much more.

Purchase a Gift Basket for your family, friends or yourself. Credit Cards now accepted.

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market street bridge rsGilbert Murrillo painting the bridge.The Market St. walking bridge that connects the visitor center parking lot to downtown Silver City received a fresh coat of paint thanks to the Community Youth Building Program, the Knights of Columbus, and the Town of Silver City.

argentinian students rsThe eight students from the Universidad Nacional del Nordeste visit Western New Mexico University Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Dr. Isaac Brundage during the first week of their exchange program.Silver City, NM – For the next few weeks, Western New Mexico University is host to eight students from the Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (UNNE) in Corrientes, Argentina.

one million bones rsPeople dressed in white laid the handcrafted bones on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for a three-day One Million Bones installation event in 2013.Silver City, NM – As a result of the Edwina & Charles Milner Women in the Arts lecture given by One Million Bones founder Naomi Natale and project manager Susan McAllister at Western New Mexico University in late September, the One Million Bones project found a permanent home.

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The Grant county Beat continues to bring you new columnists. New this past week are the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.

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