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wnmu career fair nov 2017 rsWestern New Mexico University students present their work at the Western New Mexico University Academic Symposium, which will take place in conjunction with WNMU’s Career Fair on Nov. 30, 2017.Silver City, NM – The 13th WNMU Academic Symposium will take place in conjunction with the Career Fair at Western New Mexico University on Nov. 30, 2017. The events last from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be on the third floor of the Student Memorial Building. Keynote speaker ASNMU President Tim Stillman will present at 9:10 a.m.

Small Business Saturday® is an annual holiday shopping tradition that last year generated a reported $15.4 billion for small businesses across the United States. Silver City MainStreet is promoting Shop Small and the downtown shopping district.

On Saturday, November 25, from 10 am to 3 pm, Silver City MainStreet will have a welcome station at The Hub, located at 600 N. Bullard St. Shoppers can pick up a free canvas Shop Small tote, enter free drawings, and participate in a scavenger hunt drawing for a $50 MainStreet gift certificate. Lists of businesses offering special sales or drawings will also be handed out.

planters at wnmu rsPlanters in the pergola at WNMU. Photo credit: Kristi DunnAt the meeting of the Gila Native Plant Society on Friday, November 17, 2017, Kristi Dunn will present a program entitled "New Shades of Green on the WNMU Campus", describing the landscaping projects undertaken in the past two years since she became Grounds Supervisor at Western New Mexico University. She and her crew have tried to incorporate native plants as much as possible, while still trying to create a lush, more sophisticated atmosphere.

Friday, Nov. 3

Stolen motor vehicle
3010 Pinos Altos Road
A named female jumped inside the white 2000 Subaru Outback and left headed south on PA Road.

Accident-property damage
2500 E. Highway 180
Caller from Forest Service dispatch advised at the stoplight a USFS vehicle and another vehicle are blocking traffic.

The Governing Council of Aldo Leopold Charter School will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at 5:30 pm. The meeting will take place at the school, which is located at 1422 Hwy 180 East in Silver City, next to the Burger King. If you have a disability requiring special assistance, notify the school at 575-538-2547 as soon as possible and arrangements will be made.

The Republican Party of Grant County will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:00 pm, Tuesday, November 7, at Headquarters, located at 3 Rio de Arenas, located in Arenas Valley. Peter Burrows will be the featured speaker. He will speak on Islam and Sharia Law.

The 27th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade, "A Hometown Holiday. Past, Present, Future" will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 7 pm. This wonderful community event is sponsored by Silver City MainStreet, the Town of Silver City, and Hidalgo Medical Services and Copies on the Run.

Amy Wagner, Executive Director at the Silver City Gospel Mission recently submitted her float entry. "I love parades, especially the night time parades that are twinkly and pretty. I think the parade is good, clean, family fun."

Brandy Thornburg is coordinating the parade this year and reminds us, "The deadline for float entries is Saturday, November 11th. You can submit a late entry, but there is an additional $5 fee if you do so. So get your entry application filled out this week."

20171106 nmsu collaborating with burrell collegeSonja Koukel, right, New Mexico State University's Extension community and environmental health specialist, and Dr. Francisco Laboy, assistant professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine with Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, are collaborating to expand the Extension model of providing research-based information to people throughout the state. (NMSU photo by Andres Leighton)

New Mexico State University's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences is collaborating with Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine with the common goal of providing personal health information to New Mexicans.

One of the traditional roles of Cooperative Extension Service's Family and Consumer Sciences specialists and agents is to provide educational programs in areas of health and wellness thereby enhancing the quality of life for people in New Mexico. Health of New Mexicans is one of the College of ACES pillars of economic and community development.

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