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kellermanpresentationL-R: Bart Roselli, club president; Harry Kellerman; Sunny KellermanOn July 27, 2021, Silver City Rotary Club members and guests gave praise and “job well-done” to Sunny Kellerman, a Silver City Rotarian for 16 years, who served as  District Governor for Rotary District 5520 (New Mexico & West Texas) for the 2020-2021 Rotary year.

Club president Bart Roselli announced that the club is establishing a college scholarship program in Kellerman's name. He also presented her with a grand piano arch clock as a gift from the club.

The Chronicles Of Grant County

restaurant one pixabay sergei grin november 8 2019 50(The photograph of a place setting was provided courtesy of Sergei-Grin through Pixabay, November 8 2019.)

The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected many businesses in Grant County and throughout the United States. Several Federal programs were created to help existing businesses survive and recover from this pandemic. The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Program was one of those programs designed to stabilize and enhance the economy. This program is part of the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Six businesses in Silver City received grants through the RRF Program.

Two of those businesses agreed to provide information to The Grant County Beat on how they have used and plan to use funds provided through the RRF Program. Parts Two and Three of this news series detailed comments from those two food-related businesses.

Four of the six businesses, though, either did not respond to multiple requests for comments or chose not to answer questions. Phone messages were left with three of the four businesses, and a phone message was left with a representative of a real estate company that has the listing to sell the property of the fourth business. Emails were sent directly to two of the businesses with publicly available email addresses. Emails were sent to a representative of a real estate company that indicated that the emails would be forwarded to a representative of that food-related business. The fourth business did not have a readily accessible, publicly available email address.

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la bonita bakery photo one 75Some of the sweet treats available at La Bonita Bakery. (The photograph was provided courtesy of La Bonita Bakery.)

The U S Congress approved legislation that led to the creation of several programs to help businesses continue their operations affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Program was one of those programs designed to stabilize and enhance the economy. This program is part of the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Businesses are able to utilize RRF Program grants for certain types of expenses, including ones for beverage and food products, debt service, maintenance, mortgage loans, payroll, rent, supplies, utilities, and other operating costs. Funds can be spent up to March 11, 2023.

La Bonita Bakery received $59,331 in grant funding through the RRF Program.

The bakery is located at 3110 North Silver Street, across the street from Silver High School in Silver City. Most of the bakery's customers are students and teachers from the high school as well as parents and grandparents who drop off students in the mornings. 

The Chronicles Of Grant County

bear mountain lodge two 50Bear Mountain Lodge is located near the Gila Wilderness. (The photograph was provided courtesy of Bear Mountain Lodge.)

As part of the efforts to stabilize and enhance the economy of the United States, the Federal government implemented several programs to help businesses continue their operations. One of those programs, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Program, was created by the U S Congress to help provide funding for food-related businesses that had been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. This program is part of the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Bear Mountain Arts LLC (Bear Mountain Lodge) received $33,423.97 in grant funding through the RRF Program. The funds were received in May of 2021.

Bear Mountain Lodge is an important part of the hospitality industry in Grant County. It is located northwest of Silver City near the Gila Wilderness and the Gila National Forest. The inn is "…a tranquil oasis on the edge of the New Mexico wilderness, the ideal choice for quiet relaxation or unforgettable adventure," according to a statement from the business. "The Lodge offers refined and restful accommodations in breathtaking surroundings, with easy access to hiking, cycling, horseback riding, bird watching, nature study and wilderness."

Café Oso Azul is the restaurant at the Bear Mountain Lodge. "We serve three meals a day to both lodgers and the public," explained Linda Brewer, co-owner of Bear Mountain Lodge. "We also hold many special events." The July menu for the restaurant includes such items as waffles and french toast, sandwiches, soups and salads, dinner entrees, side dishes, and deserts.

dr ratliff mary moraDr. Norman Ratliff, cardiologist at Gila Regional Cardiology clinic, has started seeing patients at HMS's Lordsburg clinic the 1st and 3rd Tuesday every month. In an interesting turn of events, his first patient at the clinic in Lordsburg on July 6 was Mary Mora, who coincidentally was the very first patient he saw when he began seeing patients at GRMC in June 2013. Above, Dr. Ratliff and Mary Mora at HMS Lordsburg.

The Chronicles Of Grant County

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The Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program is operated by the
Small Business Administration.

As part of the efforts to stabilize and enhance the economy of the United States, the Federal government implemented several programs to help businesses continue their operations. One of those programs, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Program, was created by the U S Congress to help provide funding for food-related businesses that had been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

While “restaurant” is in the name of the program, a variety of food-related entities were eligible for this program, including bakeries, bars, certain types of breweries and wineries, caterers, and inns, among other businesses.

The RRF Program provided funding to six businesses in Grant County. This, according to records of the U S Small Business Administration (SBA). During the next three days, we will detail two of the businesses in Silver City that received assistance through this program. We will also provide basic information on four other businesses in Silver City that received funds through this program, but that have chosen not to respond to questions about how the funds were used or will be used.

At the Silver City Rotary Club meeting on July 20, Dr. Brian Robinson, MD., the founder of the Southwest Bone & Joint Institute of Silver City, provided answers to questions about arthritis to a group of Rotary members and guests.

Robinson said that the three main joints in the body that tend to be affected by arthritis are the knees, hips and shoulders. The muscles around these joints need to be kept strong. This is best accomplished by doing weight-bearing exercises regularly. Other activities, such as Yoga and Tai Chi, help with balance and flexibility more than with muscle strength.

Osteoarthritis affects a vast majority of the older population. But Robinson did say "don't assume that age means arthritis."

Types of pain relief may include nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) oral medications or gels. The topical treatment doesn't go as deep but can provide relief. Acupuncture or chiropractic treatment can be beneficial for some people. Glucosamine chrondroitin is used also, but its effectiveness varies. Robinson said there is a new study going on now to determine if CBD or Hemp oil is helpful in relieving the pain of arthritis. He also said that "women have a better pain tolerance than men."

2021 hms scholarshipsFour area students have been awarded 2021 HMS Scholarships in their pursuit of careers or degrees in healthcare filed. The HMS scholarship is open to eligible high school students in both Hidalgo and Grant Counties. Recipients included:

Baylee Motes

HMS Scholarship recipient, Baylee Motes, is a 2021 graduate of Cliff High School will be attending NMSU this fall with a major in Kinesiology with plans to pursue a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy.

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