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Posted on April 24 2014, 12:10am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Silverton children pose with the Easter Bunny at the annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by First Congregational Church at the County Courthouse.
Silverton Clinic open today, May 1, May 15
Silverton Clinic at the Miners Union Hospital will be open Thursday, April 24, and on May 1, and May 15.
Agnes Eytchison, MS, RN, FNP-BC Family Nurse Practitioner from Mercy Regional Medical Center Urgent Care at Durango Mountain Resort will be available for medical prescriptions and exams. 
“Many of you may know her from DMR Urgent Care,” said Lois MacKenzie, assistant director of the San Juan County Public Health Service.
MacKenzie said Mercy Regional Medical Center has been considering establishing at least a part-time clinic in Silverton.
“This will be a trial of sorts,” MacKenzie said, “so make an appointment and let Mercy know we need them and appreciate their presence here in Silverton”
There will be more information to follow. 
Call (970) 387-5114 for an appointment.
Hearing Monday on town OHV routes
The Silverton Town Council has scheduled a public hearing for Monday, April 28 on an ordinance establishing the permanent routes for OHVs in town.
The hearing is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
School plans dinner, presentations on study of agriculture
Silverton High School students will be hosting a free dinner and presentation to share information about their recent science and humanities fieldwork in Arkansas.  
The dinner will start at 5:30 p.m., with presentations to follow, on Thursday, May 1 in the Silverton School Performing Arts Center.
Road open to Forks
The San Juan County road crew reports that County Road 2 is now open to Animas Forks.
If at first you don’t succeed ... Second Chance Prom May 3
If your original high school prom didn’t turn out so well (for whatever reasons), Silverton School is offering you a second chance.
It’s “Midnight in Paris” at the Second Chance Prom on Saturday, May 3.
The fundraiser for Silverton High School is open to all, ages 13 and older, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the school’s Performing Arts Center. Light fare, music and dancing will be offered. Prom attire is suggested.
A pre-prom dinner (15 percent off) will be at the Pickle Barrell Restaurant.
Price is $20 for singles, $35 per couple, students, $10 each, or $15 per couple. Tickets are available at Silverton Grocery or call (903) 288-6745.
Silverton small business 
seminar set for May 8
Region 9 Economic Development District and the Small Business Development Center are hosting a small business seminar Thursday, May 8, from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Grand Imperial.
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