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St. Francis Newman Center Parish holds Mardi Gras 022517

St. Francis Newman Center Parish holds Mardi Gras 022517

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy, unless otherwise noted

St. Francis Newman Center Parish used to regularly hold Mardi Gras events on the Saturday before Lent. However, under the past couple of pastors, it had lapsed.

George Cruz, an active parishioner, suggested to Fr. Jaroslaw "Jarek" Nowacki that it might be time to bring the party back. Father Nowacki, who has been the pastor since last July, agreed and a committee was formed to plan the event.

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GRMC CEO Selection Committee meets for first time 022717

By Mary Alice Murphy

The committee made up of 15 Gila Regional Medical Center personnel and retirees, and community members representing physicians, county and municipal government, county school districts, Freeport McMoRan Cooper & Gold Inc., Western New Mexico University, Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce and Hidalgo Medical Services met at noon Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. A few were unable to attend, but will be caught up on the overview by GRMC Board of Trustees Chairman Jeremiah Garcia and Trustee Tony Trujillo, CEO Transition Committee chairman.

"This is an orientation session for committee members," Trujillo said. "We appreciate your coming and engaging with us." He said the process would be led to fulfill the mission, vision and values of Gila Regional. The mission is "Providing exceptional quality, patient-centered care in healing"; the vision is "To be the best place to: Receive Care, Work and Practice Medicine"; and the values are "I.C.A.R.E.: Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence."

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North Hurley grandfather hurt in aggravated battery

By Roger Lanse

Wednesday, Feb. 22, at approximately 6:22 p.m., Grant County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Gila Regional Medical Center in reference to an aggravated battery that occurred between Danny R. Chavez and his 69-year-old grandfather at 8A Agua Blanca in North Hurley.

When deputies arrived at GRMC’s Emergency Room, according to the offense report, the grandfather was being treated for a 12-centimeter laceration which started near his right temple and went back to the rear of his head.

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Expanding Your Horizons 2017

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Expanding Your Horizons brought more than 200 girls to the Western New Mexico University campus to learn about science, technology, engineering and math opportunities for careers for girls.

In this 25th year of the program, girls from the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades from Silver Schools, Cobre schools and from Lordsburg, Deming and Columbus school took part in the 21 different activities. Three sessions of each gave girls the opportunity to choose from the various potential career options.

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Santa Clara receives award for preserving history of Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Bayard

Santa Clara receives award for preserving history of Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Bayard

Photos Courtesy of Shirley Wiegel for the Village of Santa Clara.

Mayor Richard Bauch of Santa Clara received an award On Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in recognition of the Village of Santa Clara's efforts to preserve the history of the Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Bayard.  

The award was presented by the New Mexico Office of African-American Affairs, Deputy Director Nicole Byrd and Education Outreach Coordinator Beverly Jordan, for outstanding vision, dedication, and commitment shown in preserving the history of the Buffalo Soldiers and Fort Bayard. 

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CANCELLED:AMBER ALERT - Out of the Taos County Sheriff's Office

CANCELLED:AMBER ALERT - Out of the Taos County Sheriff's Office

The alert has been cancelled, as the two were located in Española this morning.

 

On, Saturday February 25, 2017, Taos County Sheriffs Office was contacted in reference to child being abducted.

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Wind advisory along international border Sunday 022617

Wind advisory along international border Sunday 022617

Windy Sunday afternoon along the International Border...

.A small, moderately strong storm just off the coast of northern California will move to Arizona Sunday afternoon and east of the area Sunday evening. This system will bring some clouds, a few mountain showers and gusty winds to the area Sunday afternoon. The
winds will be strongest south of a line from Lordsburg to
Orogrande. The strongest winds will develop around mid afternoon Sunday and then begin diminishing around sunset.

Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
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GRMC Board of Trustees hears more good financial news 022417

By Mary Alice Murphy

Among the first items of business for the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees regular monthly meeting held Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, was the recognition of three long-time employees of the hospital.

Judy Brown, now serving in the emergency room, has been an employee of GRMC for 35 years.

Elizabeth Allred, now GRMC controller, has served the hospital for 25 years. "I was taught by Dr. Terry, the accounting professor at Western, 'the one thing you have is your integrity. Anyone can learn the tasks.' I have served through seven full-time chief financial officers and numerous interims."

Irene Arzola has spent 20 years of service at GRMC. She was in home health, but for the past three years has been in dietary. David Peck, head of the cafeteria, said: "She has become one of the shining stars of the department."-- Continue reading

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