Eight members of the Gaffney-Oglesby Marine Corps League Detachment 1328 attended the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services 11th annual honor guard conference on Aug. 23, 2019.
"We kept it simple," Sterle said. "Frank (Donohue) held the flag, while Richard Luna folded it. We had three shooters, Marc MacDonald, George Morrison and me, Ben Collins was the caller, and Don Spann was the bugler. John Pace is a valued member of our team and provides support."
Wednesday, August 21, 2019; Silver City, NM: Southwest New Mexico school districts will be serving up more locally grown food to students thanks to a newly awarded Farm to School grant received by the National Center for Frontier Communities (NCFC).
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $100,000 to bolster the NCFC’s Southwest New Mexico Food Hub efforts to sell locally grown food to school districts in Catron, Grant, Hidalgo and Luna Counties. The grant also provides funding for student education about local foods, in select districts.
The Morning Star Governors took 2nd place at the El Paso Old School Classic. The team ended up 6 of 8 on August 17 & 18. The average temperature was 100 degrees. The last 3 games going in from the loser's bracket were won in the open inning. For many years the team has played as the Morning Star Senators, without much success. Now, with the chemistry on the team, they are having fun.
Thank you to manager Bobby Treviso, and sponsor Morning Star (Rocky and Lynn Mondello.)
Catalina Claussen was honored in the United Kingdom in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards for her young adult novel, “Diamonds at Dawn.” This sequel to her award-winning debut novel, “Diamonds at Dusk,” published by Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, was reviewed by a panel of seventeen readers and selected as a finalist in the young adult category.
One of the reviewers stated, “Read the first book called Diamonds at Dusk and loved it. This is even better.”
The Rotary Club of Silver City had the opportunity to hear from Dan Otero, CEO of HMS, at their recent Tuesday luncheon. Otero shared with Rotarians the history of HMS, the mission, vision, core values, current offerings of HMS and shared the positive impact of HMS in Grant and Hidalgo Counties. HMS has over 82,000 total patient encounters/visits annually with 3,740 HMS patients served in Hidalgo County and 12,839 HMS patients served in Grant County, for a total of over 16,000 total HMS patients served this past year.
The Silver City Woman’s Club (SCWC) wishes to thank the community for its support of the School Supply Drive. On Saturday, 80 grade level bags were given to students. Each bag had many grade appropriate school supplies, according to the lists on the Silver City Schools website. SCWC divided up any surplus items to 20 or 25 late comers.
SCWC was able to have this many bags because members of the community and members of our club came to our building with monetary and supply donations. SCWC thanks you for your help to get these supplies into the hands of the children.
With the expiration of the citywide recycling program, Silver City needs a new path to recycle plastic. One of the most successful and least resource intense solutions is to process recyclable materials locally into other value-added products.
Chris Lemme is looking for help to fund a proof-of-concept process that uses crushed glass and plastic bottles to create construction materials such as paving bricks.
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