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Wizard of Id for 8/21/14

August 21, 2014 Comics
by Parker & Hart

HMS Celebrates “Health Center Day” with the Community

Photos and article by Charlie McKee

On Wednesday, Aug. 20, Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) welcomed the community at its five clinics in Silver City, Cliff, Bayard, Mimbres, and Lordsburg to a joint celebration of "Health Center Day." Booths were set up, and red-shirted HMS staff and local businesses were ready to help people with free health screenings, information about insurance and Medicare, nutrition advice, and much more – not to mention free lunch.

Carmen Maynes, Director of Family Support Services, stated that, in addition to celebrating its patients and their family members, Health Center Day was organized in conjunction with National Health Center Week to recognize HMS's community partners who collaborate in improving the health of the community. Maynes reported that HMS offers quality medical, dental, mental health, and family support services to the community. She also highlighted HMS's role as a teaching health center for tomorrow's physicians with its new medical residency training program established in 2013.

 

Silver Consolidated Schools Announces its Strategic Plan for the 2014-2015 School Year

Adopted by the Board of Education

District Goals

• Attendance
Each school will increase attendance by 1% until a 95% attendance rate is achieved. When a 95% attendance rate is achieved, this % will be maintained.

• Technology
Provide accessibility of computers and technology to staff and students to be competitive in today's world.

• Responsibility
Increase responsible student behavior as measured by the number of discipline referrals.

• Curriculum
District aligned and adopted curriculum to ensure students show growth through formative assessment.

• Career Readiness
Develop and plan an innovative curriculum which combines academic instruction, career training, and structured work experiences designed to bridge the classroom learning and workplace skills as measured by a board adopted plan.

Mission Statement

The mission statement of Silver Consolidated School District in cooperation with students, parents and community is to provide quality educational opportunities for all students, to promote career pathway excellence both academically and vocationally in a safe and caring environment, by enhancing self-confidence through personal responsibility, and to develop life-long learners who will become productive members of society in a diverse and changing world.

Vision Statement

Silver consolidated school district prepares students to be productive and responsible members of society.

Gila/San Francisco Water Commission tables or approves agenda items

By Mary Alice Murphy

With a quorum on hand, the Gila/San Francisco Water Commission was able to complete several items of business at its meeting Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014.

The first item was public comments. M.H. "Dutch" Salmon, county resident, said he understood that the commission's aide, Dolores Dominguez, had retired. "Do you have a replacement yet?

"I think the advertisement will go out this week," GSFWC Chairman Anthony Gutierrez replied. "We apologize for not getting emails out. We couldn't find her list. We will try to do better with the emailing next time."

"What about Rick McInturff?" Salmon asked. "I understand he has retired."

"He has retired and been replaced in his position as Deming city manager, but I think he is still involved with the AWSA (Arizona Water Settlements Act). Jim Massengill was his alternate, but Jim couldn't attend today. Tom Bates is representing him." Read more...

Weather Advisory - I-10 Lordsburg, NM Area

(Aug. 19, 2014) Lordsburg: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One office is reporting heavy rain with low visibility along various sections of I-10 between the Arizona state line to just east or Lordsburg. Motorists are advised to reduce speed and to proceed with extreme caution.

Updates will be posted on the department's roadway advisory page on www.nmroads.com, which can be retrieved by calling 511 in state or 1-800-432-4269 out of state.

Grant County Unemployment Rate at 7.8 Percent

By Jim Owen

The official unemployment rate in Grant County stayed about the same in July, according to the state Department of Workforce Solutions.

There were 907 people (out of a work force of 11,592) actively looking for jobs. That amounted to a rate of 7.8 percent, the same as in July 2013. In June this year, 905 of 11,703 workers (7.7 percent) were seeking employment.

After falling below 6 percent in May, the first time in years it had been that low, the rate has been slowly increasing. The county was 11th in the state in joblessness last month, worse than its 13th-place ranking in May. Luna County continues to top the list, reaching 15 percent unemployment in July.

Read more...

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