NM152 from mile marker 16 San Lorenzo to mile marker 40 Kingston has been re-opened, but roadway remains icy in spots. Motorist are asked to reduce speed and use extreme caution.
The Cliff boys basketball game for tonight has been postponed to a later date due to weather issues in Cloudcroft prohibiting the Cloudcroft team from traveling.
There is a lot of wonderful acts of kindness and charity over the holidays. Here are some highlights.
The Kiwanis Club of Silver City presented special gifts to over 50 patients at Fort Bayard Medical Center in the Alzheimer’s unit. This is an annual project for the Kiwanis as they reach out to young and old. Many of these patients do not have family or friends visit them, so each year Kiwanis gets special gift wishes from the Alzheimer’s unit patient’s then try to fill those requests. Such was the case this year. Also Aktion Club makes special cards and the Girl Scouts of Troop 834 made special candy cane package toppers for the gifts.
Also, Girl Scout Troop 834 and the Rainbow girls sung special Christmas carols and presented handmade angels to patients at Fort Bayard, with special holiday greetings brought to the veterans. American Legion members and Auxiliary members helped with the event. Also, Girl Scouts from the area met on another day and sung Christmas Carols to additional patients, brightening holiday spirits throughout the season.
Masons from area Masonic Lodges, including Santa Rita Lodge 44, Silver City Lodge 8, and Hurley Lodge 55, presented the Veteran’s wing of Fort Bayard Medical Center with a monetary gift of $1500 for Veterans. Masons hold fundraisers, as well as collect special donations from members to support this project. Area Masons raised funds and hosted their annual “Clothe a Child” service project for 66 children, from 34 families, this year. Children had the opportunity to shop at Wal Mart for clothing.
The Annual Shop with a Cop was a huge success this year thanks the support of Harrison Schmitt elementary, Grant County local business and many volunteers who made it possible for program to continue with helping over 100 kids yet again this year.
The Builder’s Club of La Plata Middle School, a Kiwanis Service Leadership Program, raised funds for food baskets and Koats for Kids this holiday season. The Builder’s Club raised over $1200 plus collected further donations for food to make this service project a reality.
The Grant County Art Guild presented a check for additional art supplies to Sixth Street Elementary School art teacher.
Other brief mentions of holiday goodness and thanks is sent to Townsend Allstate Agency for their holiday food drive, the photos with Santa for several weeks at different locations in town with proceeds given to the Children’s Miracle Network, First Savings Bank and Kiwanis donations for community kids coat drive, the Toys for Tots program, City Cuts Barbershop Pennie’s from Heaven campaign, and others. These were just some of the groups who had submitted information to us. If you have good news to share, please consider submitting your article to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again to everyone who does so much for others. In times when we hear so much negative in the world, it is nice to hear the positive, too. Happy New Year and thanks to all of our listeners and advertisers in 2015.