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Silver City, NM, January 16, 2018—The Gila National Forest successfully hosted the 4th Annual Gila Firefighters Line Spike Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, January 13.

For the fourth year in a row, the Gila National Forest sponsored a volleyball tournament to raise money for the Wildland Firefighters Foundation. The main focus of the Wildland Firefighter Foundation is to help families of firefighters killed in the line of duty and to assist injured firefighters and their families.

The tournament was a success and the team from Las Cruces, “The Soft Sets” took first place in a double elimination. 2nd place was from Silver City Ranger District “The Back Burners” and third place went to Sun Valley Hardware. The concession stand was run by the Gila NF’s Employees Association – with Juan, April, and Dimi Ortiz, Jessica Ybarra, Louis Castillo, Arnold Lopez, Jr., and Kathleen Hawkos manning the stand throughout the event.

Helping coordinate the event were Silver City RD employees – Patrick Garcia, Arnold Lopez, Sr., Leo Trujillo, Javier Kirker, Ed Huerta, and Billy Trujillo. $1,200 was raised with $1,000 going to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation and $200 to the Gila NF Employees Association. We want to thank Silver High School for allowing us to use their facilities, and all sponsors and teams for helping us make this a success.

For more information on the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, please go to https://wffoundation.org/us/ .

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila .

GROVE CITY, PA (01/16/2018)-- Sarah Gorog, a freshman major at Grove City College, has been named to the Dean's List with Distinction for the Fall 2017 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.

Grove City College (www.gcc.edu) is a highly ranked, nationally recognized private liberal arts and sciences college that equips students to pursue their unique callings through an academically excellent and Christ-centered learning and living experience distinguished by a commitment to affordability and promotion of the Christian worldview, the foundations of a free society and the love of neighbor. Established in 1876, the College is a pioneer in independent private education and accepts no federal funds. It offers students degrees in 60 majors on a picturesque 180-acre campus north of Pittsburgh, Pa. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Grove City College is routinely ranked as one of the country's top colleges by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and others based on academic quality and superior outcomes.

PORTALES, NM (01/09/2018)

Lloyd Henderson of Gila, NM (88038), has been named to the Eastern New Mexico University Dean's List for the fall 2017 semester.

To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours with a GPA between 3.25 and 4.00.

ENMU, a state institution offering associate, bachelor and master degree options, serves students from around the world. Courses are offered on-campus and online.

For more information, contact the Office of Communication Services at 575-562-2154.

linda middlebrook rsREALTOR® of the Year award recipient Linda Middlebrook, at left, receives her certificate of award from Cassie Carver, 2017 Silver City Regional Association of Realtors PresidentThe REALTOR® of the Year award is given each year to a member of the Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS® through a nominating process. The criteria include REALTOR® spirit, local Association activity, civic activity, State and National activity and business accomplishments.

photo 1 rsThe Imagination Library of Grant County (ILGC) seeks to expand the early literacy program throughout New Mexico. This nonprofit program helps to create a culture of literacy and learning in New Mexico by preparing children, ages 0-5, for school success through access to books and time spent reading with an engaged parent. Grants from the Frederick H. Leonhardt Foundation and Brindle Foundation have provided funds for program and operating expenses associated with statewide expansion, including a portion of book costs, educational materials, training and travel.

brian tudor 2017 art grantGCAG members Mary Margaret Soulé, at left, and Jane Bowen, at right, present a check to Brian Tudor of Silver High School.

patricia doherty photoPatricia Doherty of Harrison Schmitt Elementary School receives a check from GCAG Board member, Jane Bowen.

The Grant County Art Guild gave two additional "Art Makes You Smart" grants to two art teachers who had previously applied for the original grants given by the Guild last December. The grants are intended to help art teachers purchase supplies for art projects in their classrooms. The grant money was generously donated by a Guild member. "It's a shame that the Guild couldn't give grants to all the teachers who applied" said the guild member, who preferred to remain anonymous. "The students of these teachers should have the resources needed to pursue art in their classrooms."

By Jackie Blurton

di massey 2017 art grantDi Massey receives grant from GCAG Board member Jackie Blurton

crumbley 2017 art grantLeslie Crumbley receives grant from GCAG board member Tom Vaughan

This fall the Grant County Art Guild invited art teachers to apply for two $250 "Art Makes You Smart" grants. The grants are intended to aid teachers in the purchase of art supplies for their class rooms. Di Massey from Cliff Schools and Leslie Crumbley from Cobre Consolidated Schools were selected as this year's grant recipients.

Photos by Jackie Blurton

Members of the Grant County Art Guild have been invited by the Silver City Public Library to display their work in the library’s meeting room. The art was hung on January 8 and will be on display until March 7. The works includes paintings and photography.

2018 library show keith spangleGrant County Art Guild member Keith Spangle displays his fantasy oil paintings.

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