Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Marilyn Berry, one of the founding members of Literacy Link Leamos, retired recently after 13 years of service with the organization. Her retirement celebration will take place on September 24th from 4 to 7 pm at the First United Methodist Church. Community members who would like to attend should RSVP to 388-0892, or stop by Literacy Link Leamos, located at the Silver City Public Library.
The director of the Silver City Museum reported on Museum activities at the Tuesday evening Town Council Meeting. According to the report, attendance this fiscal year has been over 17,000, up from both 2010 and 2011 attendance. Also at the Council meeting, the Copper Country Cruizers announced scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 for local area high school students who plant to study the automotive disciplines. The council approved a restaurant liquor license application for the El Gallo Pinto, and also received approval of the town’s budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
A search and rescue mission in the Gila National Forest ended happily on Tuesday when Volunteer Search and Rescue successfully found a missing hunter and reunited him with his family. The 27 year-old from Portales was reported missing about 10 am on Tuesday. The missing hunter also called for help and thanks to information from friends and family and GPS coordinates from his cell phone, a nine-man search team drove to the nearest trailhead and four men walked in and found him. The Portales man sustained only a minor injury to his knee.
The Cliff FFA Officer Team traveled to Datil at the end of July for their Chapter Officer Retreat Experience. During the camp, they competed in team-building activities, participated in multiple workshops about communication, leadership, and teamwork. While at the camp, they also got a head start on the year by planning the chapter year. It was a great opportunity for the Cliff Officers to get to know each other and spend time together as an officer team. On the team, three students are involved in higher offices. Heath Henderson is the District VI Treasurer, Lacy Garner is the District VI Vice President, and Kelsey Garner serves as the 2014-15 State FFA President. Congratulations to these three students, as well as the rest of the Cliff FFA team.