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The CEO of Gila Regional Medical Center, G. Scott Manis, has announced that GRMC is seeking comments at a public meeting to be held at 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 5th. According to the notice, Gila Regional Medical Center will be filing an application with the USDA Rural Development for financial assistance to apply for medical equipment and ambulances. The meeting, which is open to the public will be held in the Commission Meeting Room at the Grant County Administration Center located at 1400 Highway 180 East in Silver City. In addition, in accordance with the latest public health order, all individuals ages 2 and older shall wear a mask or multilayer cloth face covering in all indoor public settings except when eating or drinking.
This week is recognized as National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Safety Week in New Mexico. The campaign spotlights the importance of properly securing children in an appropriate car or booster seat. According to the National Traffic Safety Administration, utilizing car seats decreases the risk of death by an estimated 71% for rear-facing infants and 54% for older forward-facing children. In addition, booster seats reduce the chance of significant injury for 4 to 8-year-old children over the use of seat belts alone. Statewide car seat clinics are planned for this weekend on Saturday, September 25th, the nearest location being in Las Cruces. For more information, visit www.safernm.org.
The Grant County Fair kicks off tomorrow with the weighing and sifting of all animals in addition to all poultry and rabbit entries accepted and general exhibits, 4-H, and schools exhibits accepted in the New Building. The schedule includes Junior Livestock Shows, team roping, livestock judging, rodeo, live music and dancing on the slab and much more. For a complete schedule, visit online at grantcountyfair.com or follow Grant County Fair NM on Facebook. The fair runs through Sunday.
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