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Western New Mexico University School of Nursing will take a holistic approach to expansion when utilizing the nearly 1.1 million award received from the New Mexico Higher Education Department. According to statements from Dr. Kimberly Petrovic, Associate Dean for the WNMU School of Nursing and Kinesiology, and Angie Cox, WNMU Assistant Professor of Nursing, a more holistic approach to student retention would be to address the barriers to success that many students face. Although, the WNMU School of Nursing faculty are compassionate and supportive, still many students of pre-nursing and pre-licensure are in much need of more support. The holistic nursing student success model would address geographic diversity as well as expanding education opportunities. This could potentially increase the total of nurses into the workforce annually.

Cheryl Howard to speak to Rotary August 30, 2022. Cheryl Howard is a new Board Member of the Mimbres Valley Health Action League, MVHAL. Cheryl will speak on the topic: MVHAL: What We Do and Unmet Needs. A perfect topic for the Rotary Club.  The Rotary Club, a group of business professionals, is an organization that provides support and participation in many humanitarian projects and many other civic causes. This special meeting will be held at Q’s Southern Bistro on August 30th. Use the entrance to the left. The room will open at 11:30 and the meeting is from 12 noon to 1pm. The meeting is open to the public and lunch can be purchased from the menu.

Road Closure medical Supplies and Groceries. Local authorities have closed Highway 180 between Cliff, Gila, and Silver City due to flooding. Freeport McMoRan personnel will transport supplies across the company’s private access road. For Cliff and Gila the pickup location is clearly marked F-M-I emergency access point at the end of Bill Evans Lake Road. The drop off location for Silver City is south of the state roadblock on Highway 180. Freeport shuttles will take place at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 6 p.m. daily. Supplies can also be dropped off at the Grant County Sherriff’s office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. individuals can contact dispatch at 575-388-8840 to arrange for drop-off with deputies. Items must be clearly labeled with the name of the person receiving the goods.

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