2023 Nancy Champlin P.E.O. Scholarship Awards

The 2023 Nancy Champlin P.E.O. Foundation Scholarship recipients are Makayla Martinez ($1200) and Phoenix Hogan ($1000). Visit peointernational.com or call 575-519-8899 for more information on educational opportunities for women.

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CPC Family Leadership Team has created a monthly newsletter - May 2023 shown below

Community Partnership for Children has created a Family Leadership Team that is composed of a group of parents coming together to advocate for the children and families locally to have a safe and supportive community to grow in.

They have most recently recognized a need for a one-stop-shop for parents receive information of events, local childcare centers and also tip for parents.

To address this need, they created a monthly newsletter (Nurturing News) to provide parents with a community events, parenting tips, and resource highlights.

Please see below for the latest copy of the newsletter:

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Advanced Veterinary Care and Surgical Center, Silver City, NM, announces the return of general veterinary services

I'm Dr. Shelby Bradberry from Advanced Veterinary Care and Surgical Center here in Silver City. My husband, Dr. Britton Bradberry, and I started our practice here from the ground up in 2014. We built a successful practice, providing advanced, up-to-date, "big city"-type medicine for our patients and clients, at an affordable price. However, COVID put us in a position where we had to rely heavily on our out-of-town clients who were still coming for advanced surgery, so we closed general practice doors in late 2021.

We recently hired Dr. Tiffany Pierce, who is now seeing patients for general practice needs. This means we are able to provide wellness visits, vaccinations, microchips, spays and neuters, dentals, and all the other services that come with general practice. We have digital radiography, an ultrasound, dental equipment similar to human dentistry, hospitalization with IV fluids and care, and so much more. We named our clinic "Advanced" for a reason. We are so happy (as are our clients) to provide the Southwest these services at an affordable price.

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Jacob Bennett Chapter 2023 Good Citizen

kkylee renee jonesThe Jacob Bennett Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is pleased to announce that Miss Kylee Renee Jones has been selected as a New Mexico State Good Citizen Scholarship Award Program Candidate. Miss Jones, the daughter of Dayna and Aaron Jones and a senior at Silver High School was awarded this honor having been selected from all High School Seniors in Grant County.

The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public and private secondary schools that are in good standing with their state boards of education.

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San Lorenzo Terrific Kids May 2023

sanlorenzokidsThose honored are: back, Sadie Gavaldon, Daina Marquez, Zeonee Simeone, and Charlotte Powell. Front, Zandraya Gonzales, Davianna Alcorta, and Grace Greer. The Kiwanis Club of Silver City celebrated students honored as Terrific Kids for May at San Lorenzo Elementary School. The program honors elementary school students for demonstrating a positive attitude, good character, and responsible citizenship. The club has formed a partnership with 11 elementary schools to recognize Terrific Kids every month of the scholastic year. Besides getting a certificate, each child is given a packet of terrific kids gear for them and their parents.

Jarod K. Hofacket named Chief Judge of Sixth Judicial District Court

DEMING – The Honorable Jarod K. Hofacket was sworn in as Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial District Court today at the Luna County District Courthouse after being elected by his peers.

Chief Judge Hofacket succeeds the Honorable Jennifer E. DeLaney.   

“It’s a privilege to serve as Chief Judge,” said Chief Judge Hofacket. “We have a great team here in the Sixth Judicial District Court and we will continue to do the best job we can to serve New Mexicans.”

The Sixth Judicial District consists of three district courts and four magistrate courts serving Grant, Luna and Hidalgo Counties in southwest New Mexico. 

Chief Judge Hofacket’s new responsibilities include: assigning, reassigning or consolidating cases among judges as equitably as possible, serving as the administrative authority for enforcing personnel rules and administering the court’s internal operations based on established policy. 

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Community Comes Together to Celebrate ALCS Teachers

alcsThe Aldo Leopold Charter School Advisory Committee partnered with several businesses and organizations to assemble gift baskets in honor of teacher appreciation week. Southwest New Mexico Seed Library, Kneeling Nun Soaps, Pinos Altos Jellies and Jams,  Javalina Coffeehouse, and the Silver City Farmer's Market provided garden and native plant seeds, soaps, jellies and jams, coffee gift certificates, and fat bundles of asparagus respectively. Parents also provided a buffet of treats and Tuesday morning breakfast. This annual celebration of teachers uplifts the staff as they push through end of the year projects and grading. Thank you, ALCS parents and Silver City!

How Regent Itzella Transformed End-of-School Celebrations into Lifelines

itzellaYou've heard of end-of-school celebrations, but have you ever witnessed one that changed lives? Today, we're sharing the incredible story of how WNMU Residence Assistant Itzella transformed a simple tradition into a lifeline for those in need.

As students said their goodbyes and emptied their dorms, Itzella saw an opportunity to turn potential waste into hope. Instead of letting valuable items end up in the trash, she organized the Silver City Gospel Mission end-of-school-year donation drive. This ingenious initiative rescued countless items for further use, bringing smiles to the faces of those who needed them most.

Imagine a world where every small action leads to an avalanche of good deeds.

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