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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. 

2019oniken0520Congratulations to Oni Ken Karate's new belt promotions. Pictured left to right: Sensei Trent Petty, Andrea Montenegro (orange belt, 1st level beginner, Arabella Montenegro (orange belt, 1st level beginner), Isabella Mittica (green belt, 2nd level intermediate), Gabrielle Mittica (green belt, 2nd level intermediate) and Sensei Chad Petty 

restroom ribbon cuttingPictured cutting the ribbon is Alex C. Brown, Town Manager and Cynthia Bettison, Town Councilor and holding each end is Erich Bower, FMI and Patrick Hoskins, Silver City MainStreet. Behind them from the left are: Carmon Steven, Cari Lemon, Charmeine Wait, Rebecca Martin, James Marshall, Evangeline Zamora, Jose Ray and Cissy McAndrewSilver City MainStreet and the Freeport McMoRan Foundation along with the Grant County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new restroom building at the Main Street Plaza located between Seventh and Eighth  streets just off of Bullard Street next to the Big Ditch Park.

The Main Street Plaza has been a part of the Downtown Action Plan for a number of years and Phase I, funded by the Freeport McMoRan Foundation, was for much needed public restrooms.

PORTALES, NM (05/16/2019)-- Lloyd Henderson of Gila, NM, has been named to the Eastern New Mexico University Dean's List for the spring 2019 semester.

To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours with a GPA of 3.25 or greater.

2019 realtor scholarship curstenblantonCursten is a 2019 graduate of Silver High School, and the granddaughter of Pat Fell. She was on the A/B honor roll throughout high school and received her Academic Letter from SHS. She participated in basketball, volleyball and track as well as FFA and 4-H. Cursten served several terms as a Grant County 4-H Council Officer and most recently as the 2018 President. She is currently serving as a New Mexico State 4-H Officer. She volunteered for numerous organizations and projects in the community. Cursten plans to attend New Mexico State University in the fall to begin coursework in the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Science to become an extension agent.

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