The Bootheel Foundation is a charitable foundation created 12 years ago in November 2007. The mission is to provide funding to community projects in the areas serviced by Western Bank. The original, main office is located in Lordsburg. Other branches are located in Silver City, Willcox, AZ, and Bisbee, AZ. On Tuesday, December 3, over 25 non-profit organizations across the 4 branches received donations from the Bootheel Foundation and a total of $29,000 was awarded, an increase of 16% from last year’s donations. “Western Bank’s ‘Bootheel’ Foundation is proud to contribute to these organizations. Each one of our employees, officers, and directors donate to the foundation to enable us to do this.
SILVER CITY - Each year a new rotation of youth is elected to county 4-H council leadership positions. These youths are the leaders of their peers and guide the 4-H program throughout the year. The new slate of officers will serve a one-year term. Throughout the year youths are responsible for conducting county 4-H business, learning parliamentary procedure, organizational skills, budgeting, planning as well as complete community service and increase their public speaking skills.
Members of the Silver City Police Department earlier this week delivered Thanksgiving food baskets and new winter coats to families in need at each of the schools in the Silver Consolidated School District. The annual food and coat drive is made possible by the Silver City Police Officers Association, the Town of Silver City, and Wal Mart. Pictured from left to right: Police Chief Freddie Portillo, Code Enforcement Officer Manny Jaure, Tessie Valenzuela, Andrea Martin, Patrol Officer Avery Crump, and Amy Laughlin.
The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 1 ofGrant County/Ft Bayard held a drawing for the .223 Savage Axis Bolt Action Rifle as a fundraising effort during its Monthly Meeting held on November 13.
After the SouthWest Quilts of Valor ladies presented a quilt to Marine Veteran Jose Parra, the Chapter asked Carl Pickering of the Quilters to draw the winning tickets from the ticket box.
1st Prize, a .223 Savage Axis bolt Action rifle with a 3x9 Scope and a carrying case, went to Valerie Nash, a retired EMT.
2nd Prize, a $200.00 Walmart Gift Card, went to Ryan Oglevie/ McCormack, an area Rancher.
3rd Prize, a $100.00 Walmart Gift Card, went to Manuel Maldonado, a Grant County Sheriff Deputy.
World War II veteran Dan McBride was the guest speaker for the event commemorating Veterans' Day at Harrison Schmitt Elementary School on Nov. 7, 2019, a few days before the official Veterans' Day of Nov. 11.
Town Staff will Monitor Effectiveness
Volunteers recently painted a "traffic calming" test project at the corner of Yucca and 23rd streets to slow down traffic at this busy intersection. The project was hosted by District 1 Councilor Cynthia Bettison, and is the final "Territorial Charter Days"-inspired work project of the year.
Thursday, November 21, 2019; San Lorenzo, NM: On the third Thursday of November every year, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), the member organization for each of the 50 State Offices of Rural Health (SORH), leads National Rural Health Day (NRHD), an annual day of recognition, shining a light on those who serve the vital health needs of the estimated 57 million people living in rural America.
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