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Silver City MainStreet received a grant from the New Mexico Tourism Department to develop a walking tour of downtown. "Stories from our Streets - Discover the Town that was Built to Last" is the title of the tour. The tour will include a booklet of eighteen different buildings and plaques on posts in front of the buildings.

There will also be a website with the tour in both print and audio format and highway wayfinding signage.

The idea started with Tom Hester and his class of Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL) students. The volunteers researched the stories about the people and the buildings.

Chad Petty of Oni Ken Karate presents a check to SHS Cheer for their outstanding help with the USAMA sanctioned "Battle of the Gila" Karate Tournament. Thank you SHS Cheer.shs cheer rsSHS Cheer

GREENVILLE, SC (02/22/2018)-- The Bob Jones University Alumni Association recently recognized Emily Stone, a Junior Elementary Education major from Silver City, as a legacy student.

Each year the BJU Alumni Association is pleased to recognize second, third, and fourth generation legacy students. In order to be eligible, students must have at least one parent who graduated from BJU.

gs and sun loan rsIn the back, left to right is Misty Sadberry Troop Leader, Annette Toney Membership Manager for Girl Scouts, Courtney Thayer, Kristen Toney; in the front is Rylee Reyes and Ellena Bertaloni. The check was for $96.00.Sun Loan teamed up with Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest troop 54323 to send cookies to our soldiers overseas. Courtney Thayer Branch Manager with the Sun Loan company decided that for every person that came in to have their taxes done from Feb. 1 to Feb.14 they would purchase 1 box of cookies for our soldiers. Cookies are still for sale until the 11th of March for only $4.00 a box. Girl Scout Cookies offer more than just a mid-winter pick-me-up. All the proceeds from cookies which have zero trans-fat per serving, stay local to benefit local Girl Scouts. The sale of cookies by Girl Scouts had humble beginnings, born as a way for troops to finance activities. The first known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts occurred in 1917, when a troop in Oklahoma, baked cookies and sold them in its high school cafeteria as a service project. As the Girl Scout Cookie Program developed and evolved, it not only became a vehicle for teaching five essential skills — goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics — it also enabled collaboration and integration, as early as the 1950s, among girls and troops of diverse backgrounds, as they worked together toward common goals. This is a great opportunity for girls to raise money for fun events, educational activities and community projects, but also plays a huge role in guiding our girls to discover their capabilities as future leaders of tomorrow. Today, nearly 1 million Girl Scouts participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, generating nearly $800 million in cookie sales during the average season. All of the net revenue raised through the Girl Scout Cookie Program — 100 percent of it — stays with the local GSDSW council and troops. With over 50 million households purchasing cookies every season, the irresistible treats can be found nationwide and will hold a beloved place in American history for years to come, continuing to help girls take the lead and, ultimately, change the world. For more information on Girl Scouts please call Annette Toney, Membership Manager at 538-2481.

img 0004Officers of the Grant County Association of Educational Retirees for the 2018 year were installed at the February meeting of the Association. Vicki Smith, State President of the New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees, at far left in the photo, conducted the installation at the February meeting. GCAER Officers for the 2018 year not in order, are: Virginia Robinson, President; Jewell M. Burke, Vice President; Martha Stewart, Secretary; Richard Lawyer, Treasurer; Don Trammell, Chaplain; Chairperson in charge of Volunteers, Priscilla Mathena and Member at Large, Ted Burke.

GCAER is an affiliate of the New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees which supports and advocates for Public Education statewide. Membership is open to all retirees who are members of the Educational Retirement System and your participation will be greatly appreciated. For additional information, contact any of those listed above or call: 575-538-5754

The movie is based on book written by Silver City resident, Angela Sommer-Bodenburg

This is a kind of “official” ranking in Mexico by Box Office Mojo for the weekend Feb 2 thru 4, 2018:

and these are the major Box Office results for The Little Vampire 3D:

"As this movie is an independent production with a small budget in comparison to Disney, Pixar, etc.,
we are quite happy with the worldwide response to it," Angela Sommer-Bodenburg and her husband, Burghardt Bodenburg, said.

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Photos Courtesy of the Old Hurley Store

The Western New Mexico University Growing Tree toddler class visited The Old Hurley Store in Hurley on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 to see the model train set up and play with trains on a table more their size.

dsc09944Western New Mexico University student and Delta Mu Delta International Business Honor Society President Vladimir Gnilozubov discusses business in New Mexico with Congressman Steve Pearce.Members of Delta Mu Delta Learned About Business in New Mexico From Longtime Representative

Silver City, NM – Nearly 40 Western New Mexico University students and public citizens attended Congressman Steve Pearce’s educational talk about business in New Mexico on campus Monday.

The members of Delta Mu Delta, the international business honor society, hosted the event and asked Pearce to speak from a business owner’s perspective since he and his wife owned and operated an oilfield services firm in Hobbs.

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The Grant County Beat continues to bring you new columnists. New this past week are the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.

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