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gs and united way grant rsIn the above picture are Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest, from left, front row, Khloe McDowell, Katie Martinez, Teagan McDowell; middle row, from left, Hayli Mc Dowell, Ashtyn McDowell, Hailey McKinney, Abbi Bratcher; and back row are Lili Zacharias, Lilli Elizaldi, Veyda Pitts, and Emma Smith. They are from troop #54311 from the Cliff Schools. They met March 15 with area Membership Manager Annette Toney, who is helping them on some new badge work. Second and third graders worked on steps towards the Badge My Best Self, 4-5 grade earned steps towards Staying Fit Badge, and 6th grade and up worked on a badge called Eating For Beauty. They also completed a hiking first aid kit that included band aids, cotton balls, alcohol swabs, chap stick, and other items that all fit in a small bag to go in their pocket to help with small wounds. All this is provided by a recent grant from United Way of Southwest New Mexico for a program called "My Best Self" in which girls are learning to better themselves. Wherever girls live, whatever their circumstances, we help them learn to be safe, think for themselves, and lead the way for others. For more information on Girl Scouts call Annette Toney at 538-2481.

diamonds at dawn rsDiamonds at Dawn, the sequel to Catalina Claussen's award-winning debut young adult novel, Diamonds at Dusk, was released on March 9 with Progressive Rising Phoenix Press. Claussen says this novel series originated from her obsession with young adult literature and the nagging feeling that much of this genre portrays the lives of urban teens. "There are so many rural teens who search for literature that reflects their experiences, living down dusty dirt roads, surrounded by wild things."

Gin Rummy 2018...Women dominate Gin Rummy

gin rummy 2018 rsWomen dominate Gin Rummy 1st place Reina McCarthy, 2nd Dawn Byrum,, & 3rd Marie DuVerge. Sitting L/R Marie DeVerge, Pat Sterling, Melvin Gelb, Sharyn McDonald, Reina McCarthy, Bille Turrieta, Billy Hile, Siri Dharwa Khalso, Top row L/R Dora Klein, Mario Quintana, Francis Sommer, Allen Jones, Dawn Byrum, John Pecoroni, Daniel Garcia, Michael Klein, CN Spike Flanders, and Jay Lynch

Kiwanis Easter Bunny RSThe Kiwanis Club of Silver City is holding their FREE Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon at Penny Park in Silver City. This free event features over 5,000 plastic eggs filled with candy, prizes and surprises, in addition to face painting, art booth for the kids, and photos with the Easter Bunny! The hunts are scheduled by age groups, so pre-register 30 minutes prior to your child's hunt time. Visit Kiwanis Club of Silver City on Facebook for the event schedule.

Ages 12 and older at 9:00 a.m. - Ages 10-11 at 9:30 a.m. - Ages 8-9 at 10:00 a.m. - Ages 6-7 at 10:30 a.m. - Ages 4-5 at 11:00 a.m. - Ages 3 and under at 11:30 a.m. and Special Needs Youth at 12:00 Noon

Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest in Silver City gives a gift to the first baby girl born on or after the Girl Scout Birthday of March 12.

Grab your polyester suit and platform shoes... it's time to start your fundraising so you can boogie down with us at your local bowling celebration. Expect fun music, prizes, contests, food... and bowling!

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March 12 was the Girl Scouts 106th Birthday.

Special 1-day of interactive learning.

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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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