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cc 2019 1Left to right, Fr.John Price III, Robert Baker, Debbie Hamilton, “Bud” a helper, Coordinator Jason Hamilton, and Rosalie Baker. Just a few of the workers assisting the Children with their shopping spree.This Holiday season, Grant County Masons from the three Lodges in the County, with the assistance of some of their wives and other helpers, invited 80+ Grant County children to shop for the Holidays. $110.00 in funds for clothes was allocated for each child, who were chosen by the local Grant County School nurses as those in need.

This annual event, titled “Clothe A Child,” is sponsored by Grant County Masonic Relief, which is made up of the Hurley, Mimbres, and Silver City Masonic Lodges.

hms has successful nmaaa assessmentSilver City, NM (December 18, 2019) The Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging (NMAAA) completed an assessment of all HMS senior centers during the first week of December.  HMS is happy to report that the findings were extremely positive. The lead assessor said the following about Hidalgo Medical Services;

“I was impressed by the passion and dedication of the leadership that the organization has to our seniors. I believe that this program has the potential to be one of the best in the state.”- Jose Fonseca

girlscouts121819Pictured above in the back row left to right is Kaileen Maynes, Marissa Garza, and Aimerie Pena. In the front from left to right is Fatima Cabrera, MiaBella Maynes, Karina Cabrera, Trinity McBride and Angelique Vannatter.  Girl Scout Troop 54370 has been working on their Silver Award. The girls have made 20 food baskets for the holidays which will go to students in the Cobre District where the girls attend school. A huge Thank You to the community with all of the generous donations from Walmart customers, Jerky Store & More, Los Vatos RC, Garcia Fence, First American Bank, Speedwrench Garage, Enclave, Terrazas Funeral Chapel, Hurley Fire Dept., Southwest Bone and Joint, Mi Ranchito, Cobre High Office Staff, and the McBride Family for furnishing the hams and turkeys. 

santaBayard Elementary School along with the other elementaries in the district were lucky enough to have Santa fly in for a quick visit. The students were able to take pictures, receive a present each and a Santa bag filled with goodies. This was made possible with some local elfs helping out.  A huge Thank You to Native Air for flying Santa in. Additional community helpers include US Marine Corp Toys for Tots, Robert and Danna Lopez, Jerky Store & More, Buttermilk Shamrock, Cali's Plumbing, Xi Beta Phi of Grant County and Willie Kerin. Pictured behind Santa is Tristen Littleton flight nurse and Anthony Murillo flight paramedic.

SILVER CITY-Each year the Spurs 4-H Club in Cliff, NM holds a fundraiser called the “pig plop” at the Grant County Fair. This year a winner was not awarded as the pig didn’t “plop” on a purchased square. Therefore, the club decided that instead of keeping the award money they would donate it to Wreaths Across America. The club has donated to Wreaths Across America for the past 3 years. The first year they purchased 15 wreaths, in 2018 they donated 33. As a result of the members of the club voting to use all of the pig plop award money to purchase wreaths, this year they were able to purchase 121 wreaths. The club membership is made up of youth in the Cliff, NM area that are ages 5-18 years old. The members that were present on Friday, December 13, to help place the wreaths were: Tucker Gatlin, Ally Massengill, Tucker Goar, Zola Brown, Emma Smith, Ashtyn and Hayli McDowell and Amery Jackson. Amery Jackson and Tucker Goar also helped to lead the pledge of allegiance at the dedication ceremony on Saturday, December 14. 

Lela Goar, Spurs 4-H Club Leader stated “this has become a very emotional tie for the members of the Spurs 4-H Club. Each year they do their best to donate as much money as they can to try to buy enough wreaths so each headstone has a wreath. When placing the wreaths, the kids get very upset when there are not enough wreaths and it has made an impact on them.”

screen shot 2019 12 15 at 8.43.44 pmFriday, December 13, 2019, Calvary Christian School presented a Christmas concert that debuted its first band class of 5th and 6th graders. The new band is under the direction of Rev. John Price, retired band teacher from TorC, and the current priest at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Alabama St. Price offered to begin a music program at Calvary to the broaden the school curriculum,  starting teaching instrumental music to students as young as 4th grade.

youngfamilyEd Young has been an active member of the community with various different positions throughout the last 30 years at Parrish, Stream, HMS, The Murray Hotel, etc. He is also a member and administrator of the Arenas Valley Church of Christ. 

In 2013, Ed was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease as a result of medication to treat his hypertension. He is now currently on the UNOS list to receive a kidney transplant if one becomes available. His granddaughter Maryssa is being evaluated to be a living kidney donor through the paired exchange program in hope that it will help him receive a kidney sooner. 

Because all appointments for preparation and conduction of the kidney transplant must be done at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, travel costs are a major factor. Not to mention that even with his Medicare health coverage, the out of pocket cost for a transplant will be substantial. 

The Young family has partnered with the National Foundation for Transplants to help with fundraising efforts. You can access the website here.

If you have any further questions or need any more information please feel free to contact Maryssa Young at 575-313-0849.

El Paso, Texas — December 11, 2019 — Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM) announced Andrés Padilla has been named executive chef of The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park. Chef Padilla will oversee all food and beverage experiences for the 130-room property, including two restaurants & bars, in-room dining and private events. 

Influenced by Padilla’s travels throughout Mexico, Ámbar Restaurante will serve wood- red, modern Mexican cuisine. Offering panoramic views of Mexico, New Mexico and El Paso, La Perla is an exclusive rooftop dining and cocktail venue that will feature seafood-driven plates. Set to open in early 2020, the beautifully restored 19- floor boutique hotel dates back to the 1930s, boasting a rich history tied into the destination of El Paso, Texas. The hotel is owned by Mills Plaza Properties II LP, a Paul Foster company. 

“We knew this historic building would require an iconic chef, and we hired Chef Padilla not only for his notable background, but for his culinary vision and ingredient-driven thoughtfulness,” said The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park’s General Manager Wolfgang Jonas. 

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