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Local students have been awarded 2021 HMS Scholarships in their pursuit of careers or degrees in the healthcare field. Baylee Motes, a graduate of Cliff High School will be attending NMSU this fall with a major in kinesiology with plans to pursue a doctorate degree in physical therapy. Madison Miller, a graduate of Lordsburg High School, is combining her love and interest of sports and science to pursue a major in Exercise Science to become a Physical Therapist. Mya Alizae Teran, a graduate of Silver High School, will be attending NMSU this Fall to pursue a Nursing Degree. Mya has received a Certificate of Completion in the CNA program at WNMU by being dual enrolled in her senior year. Mya’s long-term goal is to become a doctor. AngaLeena Jarvis, a graduate of Animas High School, will be attending Eastern Arizona College this Fall to pursue a career in nursing. While obtaining her degree, AngaLeena plans on working in small clinic. Congratulations go out to these exceptional students as they pursue careers and degrees in the medical field.

This Independence Day weekend, the NMDOT and statewide law enforcement agencies are participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” impaired driving awareness campaign. Even if you have had one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver, or arrange for public transportation or a ride service to get home safely. In addition, don’t let friends drink and drive. Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.

There are several local Independence Day celebrations planned in the area this weekend. In Hidalgo County, Rodeo will have their celebration on Sunday starting at 6:00 P.M. with a parade, dinner dance, followed by fireworks at dusk, weather permitting. Glenwood Independence Day celebrations are scheduled on Saturday, July 3rd and Sunday the 4th with a rodeo, BBQ, God Bless America parade, fireworks, and more. For a full schedule, visit the Glenwood New Mexico Facebook Page.  The Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce and PNM is proud to present the 2021 Independence Day Parade and Freedom Festival at Gough Park with the theme “Honoring Our Heroes”, Saturday, July 3rd. In addition to traditional festivities in Gough Park and the parade starting at 10:00 A.M., the Silver City Museum will be hosting an Ice Cream Social and live music. In addition to the “Love Local” merchant event, several locations in Downtown Silver City will featuring live music into the night. The traditional fireworks display will commence at dusk Sunday night, July 4th, behind the Grant County Administration Building on Highway 180 East.

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