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bayard elementary food drive rsStudents from Bayard Elementary held a food drive this past week. Each class was assigned a food item. The students collected items and were able to make 15 baskets that will all go to students at the school. The turkeys were sponsored by community members including Police Chief Willie Kern, Joe at Lalo's Barber, Geo Reyes, Living the Dream Nutrition, Mi Ranchito, and Rosa Molina.

art from within rsPictured is the building with the art exhibit.What does an empty building contain? Endless possibilities and opportunities! That is the attitude of Silver City MainStreet and many community members. With help from property owner Scott Kennedy, Cari Lemon, Grant County Community Health Council Director, and Catherine Harding of Hidalgo Medical Services, an empty building has been transformed into a pop-up gallery.

wnm donation rsFrom left, WNM Communications President and General Manager Matt Favre, GRMC Foundation President Alfred Sedillo, GRMC Foundation Vice President John Mahl and WNMC Billing Operations Manager Kandra Young are shown at check presentation on November 14, 2017.Silver City, NM – WNM Communications, Southwest New Mexico's hometown communications and broadband company, has teamed up with employees by allowing each employee to designate a non-profit charitable organization to which they would like to make a donation to. Overall, forty-three donations were made and while the majority stayed within our local communities, others designated national organizations including The American Red Cross, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Lupus Foundation. Local organizations which were chosen included the Catron County Commission on Aging, Cowboys for Cancer Research, El Refugio, Elks Disaster Relief Program, Gila Valley Baptist Church, Grant County 4H Council, GRMC Foundation, High Desert Humane Society, La Casa Battered Women's Shelter, Life Quest, Magdalena Library, Silver City Rotary Foundation, Silver Gospel Mission, Silver Regional Sexual Assault Support and Trinity Church.

cactus jacks ribbon cutting rsTrent Bohl and Tonia Nielson, owners of Cactus Jacks, cut the green ribbon to celebrate the official Grand Opening of Cactus Jacks – a gluten-free grocery store and eatery. Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner spoke about small businesses in Silver City and how this store is a great addition to the community. The Grand Opening Celebration lasts throughout the entire weekend. Cactus Jacks is located at 1307 North Pope Street in Silver City.

cornali dog park rsWestern New Mexico University President Dr. Joseph Shepard cuts the official ribbon opening the small dog area of Cornali Park, located at 1207 North Virginia Street in Silver City. The effort to build new fencing to segregate large dogs from smaller pets was a collaborative effort between the university, the Town of Silver City and many private citizens and local businesses. Assisting with the ribbon is Julie Cason of Silver City RV and Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner.

xochitl hernandez rsFour Chapter BR members present the check to Xochitl Hernandez (left to right):
Sue Teller-Marshall; Pam Weber; Xochitl Hernandez; Anna Dye; Nancy Stephens;
and Martha Egnal, Guadalupe Montessori School director.
Silver City P.E.O. Chapter BR members recently announced that Xochitl Hernandez was awarded a P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE) grant for $2,400 to assist with furthering her education as she works toward receiving her "Assistants to Infancy" Montessori certification. Xochitl explained, "I want to enhance my professional background by enrolling in Montessori training to better serve the students I'm currently working with." She works at Guadalupe Montessori School as Bilingual Teacher Assistant and has lived in Silver City since August 2012.

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Left to right: Sensei Chelsea Been, Elyaah Cordova, Sensei Chad Petty, Geneva Roper, Isabella Mittica, Trip Peterson, Trayd Peterson, Gabrielle Mittica, Braidyn Toney, Sensei Trent Petty.

On Friday, October 27, 2017 the White Signal 4-H Club of Grant County 4-H participated in its annual service project of donating and delivering dog and cat food to the Silver High Desert Humane Society. Participants in the event included Club Members: Raelyn Moon, Hannah Miller, Sarah Gardner, Lizzy McDonald, Sam McDonald, Olivia McDonald, Thomas McDonald, Aidan McDaniel, Conner McDaniel, Teagan McDaniel, Katelyn Montenegro and Nolan Montenegro; Co-Leaders: Lori Moon, Liz Gardener, Heather Holguin; Parents Dan McDaniel, Sameena McDonald, and Angie Montenegro; Helper: Riley Brabson. We would like to thank all of those that helped us in our community service event.

New Mexico State University is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer and educator. NMSU and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating.

Written by Samuel McDonald (White Signal 4-Her)

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