Here’s a look at today’s news:
Board members of Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees recognized individuals for their outstanding service to the hospital, during a meeting on Friday. Board Chairman, Mike Morones, recognized Robert “B.J.” Agnew for his 15 years of service to EMS in the Cliff-Gila area; Arthur Morones, and Lynn Myers, each for 15 years of service at EMS in Silver; Fredina Rogers, for 15 years in Infusion; and Michelle Carrillo for 25 years in materials management. In further meeting business, hospital Chief Executive Officer, Taffy Arias, reported that the administration has had multiple interviews with potential recruits for the hospital, and are working on the recruitment of a urologist, ear nose and throat specialist, a pediatrician, a family practitioner, and a nurse practitioner.
Town of Silver City District 2 Councilor, Lynda Aiman-Smith, held a meeting last Wednesday to discuss a notice of intent that would create an ordinance to regulate and/or ban beekeeping with the town limits. The proposal was introduced at a previous town council meeting after an August 5th incident where by several people were stung near the WNMU dog park, resulting in one woman having to be transported for treatment to the emergency room at Gila Regional Medical Center. The bees came from a cultivated hive located at a nearby home. Discussion included education to the public regarding beekeeping, signage to inform the public of nearby cultivated hives, and examples of other municipal ordinances in the Southwest and beyond to other areas of the U.S. The proposal is scheduled to gain be discussed at the second Town Council meeting this month.
Tomorrow in Deming, there will be a free legal workshop for seniors offered through the Legal Resources for the Elderly Program, a joint project of the New Mexico Aging and Long -Term Services Department and the State Bar of New Mexico. The workshop is being held from 10:00 to 11:15 A.M. at the Deming Senior Center, 800 S. Granite Street in Deming. Topics of interest will include: advanced health care directives; estate planning; transfer-on-death deeds; power of attorney documents, and institutional Medicaid coverage.
Congratulations are in order for this year’s Grant County 4-H Achievement Day winners. The categories of the competition covered a wide range of skills and talent that included, baking, art, photography, and exhibit boards. The winners are as follows: Itzel Valdez, for 1st place Novice Rifle Exhibit Board titled “The M1 Garand”; Alandra Wilson, with a 1st Place in Senior Photography and 1st Place Biscuits; Lizzy McDonald, with 1st Place Junior Photography; Isabel Downing with 1st Place Novice Muffins; Emily Wood with 1st Place Chocolate Chip Cookies; Logan Wood with 2nd Place Chocolate Cookies; and Kaleb Newman with 1st Place Novice Barbed Wire Art. Each winner will be entered in the New Mexico State Fair starting this week