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Seed Your Future and Scholastic Announce Winners of the Planting Your Solution Contest

unnamed 17MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (June 11, 2019) – Seed Your Future and Scholastic are proud to announce the winners of the Planting Your Solution Contest. Hundreds of middle-schoolers across the country identified environmental challenges in their communities and proposed their own unique plant-based solutions to those issues. The entries included an illustration and an essay describing the environmental challenge and the proposed plant-based solution.  

Glenwood, NM, June 11, 2019 — In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, the Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest kicked off the celebration by providing an identification class on species of birds that could be found in riparian areas to the public. 

PORTALES, NM (06/11/2019)-- The following area students graduated from Eastern New Mexico University on May 11, 2019:

Leah Rose of Silver City, NM (88061)

Paige Marquez of Silver City, NM (88062)

Andrea Mcclendon of Silver City, NM (88061)

2019 del tacoThe Chamber of Commerce assisted with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Del Taco in Silver City on Thursday - June 6.  We appreciate the folks that could make the ribbon cutting ceremony. Local manager Amberwind Barnhart cut the ribbon. Silver City Mayor - Ken Ladner spoke during the event attended by friends, customers, chamber members, and Del Taco staff.

img 2882 1The Most Rev. Bishop Kicanas gave the homily at the Mass.

Article and top photo by Mary Alice Murphy

Additional photos courtesy of Kim Montoya

Parishioners from St. Francis Newman Center Parish participated in a Mass and picnic at the Gomez Peak picnic area on Memorial Day. Father Bartholomew Ezenwelem welcomed the Apostolic Administrator Bishop Gerald Kicanas, who is serving as the head of the diocese until a new bishop arrives. The Most Rev. Kicanas gave the homily. He jointly served Mass with Father Ezenwelem, Father Oliver Obele from St Vincent de Paul Parish in Silver City, and Father Prakasham Naripogula, who served in the interim at St. Francis before Father Ezenwelem arrived.

Submitted by John P. Sterle, Commander, Post 18

img 20190529 101156287L - R: Wally Ereggbraaten, Doug Shoaf, Mr. Hall,Tim Maxon, and Riders President Roger Wright (Courtesy photo)The Silver City American Legion Riders have been selling raffle tickets for the last few months to assist funding the effort to build a Fisher House by the VA Hospital.

This facility provides temporary housing for Veterans that have to travel to Albuquerque for multiple overnight stays at the hospital for medical procedures or their supporting families the while vet's are in the hospital.

The winning tickets were drawn at the American Legion Post on 5-27-2019 by 101st airborne, D-Day, WWII veteran Dan McBride.

Grant County, NM, May 31, 2019 — Freeport-McMoRan is pleased to announce that $450,000 was awarded to 12 organizations by the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation as part of the 2019 Grant County Community Investment Fund process.

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