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The Gaffney-Oglesby Marine Corps League Detachment 1328 is joining forces with Kiwanis International, Copper Country Cruisers, the Saint Francis Newman Center, Coca Cola, and other community churches and organizations for the 2014 Toys for Tots campaign. To help a child this Christmas, please leave a new, unwrapped toy for a child ages birth through seventeen in one of the following locations before December 10th: Saint Francis Newman Center, Indian Hills Baptist Church, Infant Jesus Catholic Church, Episcopal Church, Curves, or Station 1 or 2 of the Silver City Fire Department.
The Republican Women of Grant County recently donated books to school libraries. One of the oldest projects of the club is the Mamie Eisenhower Literacy Project. The goal is to promote literacy by donating books to libraries. This year, members donated books to several school libraries, including Cobre High School, Silver High School, and Calvary Christian Academy.
The Gila Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recently announced that fifteen applicants were awarded the Alice Hamm Memorial Scholarship by the Auxiliary Scholarship Committee. The applicants are all accepted into an accredited professional health care program to achieve an Associate Degree of Nursing, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, or a Health Management degree. A total of $15,000 in financial assistance was awarded. The majority of applicants are attending WNMU, with a few attending NMSU, UT El Paso, and Ashford University.
Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched around 9:30 am on Veterans Day in reference to an aggravated burglary complaint. The victim stated that approximately 50 firearms were stolen, as well as a flat screen TV and a handheld mobile radio. Sheriff Raul Villanueva encourages anyone with information on this incident to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 574-0100. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the aggravated burglary. Call 538-5254 to contact crime stoppers.
November 15th is America Recycles Day, and Silver City will join 1,000 other communities by having a recycling collection drive from 9 to noon at the Office of Sustainability. It is an opportunity for community members to recycle old electronics, paper, plastic, tin and aluminum cans and glass bottles and jars. In addition, community members can drop off burned-out CFL bulbs, old cell phones and batteries, and the Lions Club will be collecting eyeglasses. It will also provide an opportunity to pick up a free reusable shopping bag to replace single use plastic carryout bags, which will no longer be provided after January 8th. For details on acceptable materials, go to the recycling page at www.townofsilvercity.org.