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Marine Corps League Detachment 1328 celebrates Corps' 239th Birthday

Marine Corps League Detachment 1328 celebrates Corps' 239th Birthday

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

Master Gunnery Sgt. Dean Bearup served as the master of ceremonies. After Ben Collins and Larry Himes posted the colors, with Collins carrying the American flag and Himes, the New Mexico flag, Alyssa Carrillo, 9, sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" so beautifully that it brought tears to the eyes of even Marines.

The more than 100 people at the banquet and ball then pledged allegiance to the flag.

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Cobre School Board members hear report on reading program

The Cobre School Board's November 10 meeting was held at Hurley Elementary, with all five members present. Board president Toy Sepulveda opened the meeting at 7:05, announcing that the earlier 6:00 closed meeting had been a time for discussing student identifiable information, limited personnel issues, concerning bus drivers and teacher aides, and additional goals for the superintendent.

The one request for use of facilities was outlined in a letter by Deanna Eby, who asked for the San Lorenzo school gymnasium on December 10, starting at 6:00 p.m., for the water users of the Mimbres Valley. The board approved the request.-- Continue reading

Freeport-McMoRan Prices $3.0 Billion of Senior Notes

PHOENIX, AZ, November 10, 2014 – Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today the pricing of $3.0 billion of senior notes. Following is a summary of the four new tranches of debt, which will have an aggregate weighted interest cost of approximately 4.1 percent:

Description Amount Maturity
2.30% Senior Notes (1) $750 Million Due November 14, 2017
4.00% Senior Notes (2) $600 Million Due November 14, 2021
4.55% Senior Notes (3) $850 Million Due November 14, 2024
5.40% Senior Notes (4) $800 Million Due November 14, 2034

(1) Priced at 99.934% to yield 2.323%
(2) Priced at 99.619% to yield 4.063%
(3) Priced at 99.905% to yield 4.562%
(4) Priced at 99.516% to yield 5.440%

The sale of the senior notes is expected to settle on November 14, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. FCX intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay certain of its outstanding debt.-- Continue reading

Fr. Miguel Ramirez from Juarez visits Silver City 11/09/14

Photos and Article by Shirin McArthur

On Sunday, November 9, Fr. Miguel Angel Ramirez Centeno from San Jose de Anapra Church in Juarez, Mexico, preached at two Silver City churches. His wife, Catherine Hudak, translated his message for both congregations.

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JW Art Gallery holds reception for artists

JW Art Gallery holds reception for artists

Photo by Mary Alice Murphy

Standing in front of JW Art Gallery owner Joe Wade's paintings, artists and their instructor, Tom Holt, from left, are Ginna Heiden, Carmela St. Claire, Karen Danhauer, Holt-- Continue reading

Autumn Harvest Arts and Crafts Fair continues Sunday

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Artists and crafters from Silver City, as well as venues in other parts of New Mexico, and also from Texas and Arizona, ply their wares at the Autumn Harvest Arts and Craft-- Continue reading

WNMU Accreditation Continued by Higher Learning Commission

Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University's campus-wide accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The commission is scheduled to conduct its next reaffirmation of accreditation for WNMU in 2022-2023.

The accreditation reaffirmation follows a quality check-up by an accreditation team to the main campus in April that involved extensive preparation and collaboration by the faculty, staff and students.-- Continue reading

GCSO sends out Scam Alert

(Silver City, NM) – SCAM ALERT: The Grant County Sheriff's Office, along with other surrounding agencies, has been receiving calls from residents in our area that they have won prizes or have warrants for their arrest.

The caller tells the people in order to collect the prizes they need to send money first so they can send the winnings to them and the one about the warrants to go get a pre-paid card at Wal-Mart so they can cancel the warrant. They also make threats that police are on the way to arrest them if they don't get a pre-paid card. A lot of times the caller has information about you that you wouldn't think they would have.-- Continue reading

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