Word of the Day: Rescue

res·cue /ˈreskyo͞o/,

1. verb: to save (someone or something) from a dangerous or distressing situation

We’re our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.” Tom Robbins, 1932 –

2. noun: an act of freeing (someone or something) from danger

History or custom or social utility or some compelling sense of justice or sometimes perhaps a semi-intuitive apprehension of the pervading spirit of our law must come to the rescue of the anxious judge and tell him where to go.” Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo, 1870 – 1938

pictured: Happy students at Milan Elementary School after they received dictionaries from the City of Grants Fire & Rescue.

Now in their fourteenth year of participation, volunteers with the City of Grants Fire & Rescue have touched the lives of over 7,560 students in Cibola County, New Mexico. The Dictionary Project would like to thank the following businesses, municipalities, civic organizations and volunteers for their support and commitment to promoting education:

The City of Grants, Grants Fire & Rescue, Bank of New Mexico/Grants State Bank, Diamond G Home Center, US Bank, Continental Divide Electric Coop, La Ventana Restaurant, Melinda’s Barber Shop & Salon, Knights of Columbus #3683, Kastendieck Inc., and Tony Gallegos Realty. Because of this support, 526 dictionaries were distributed to 17 local schools this year. Thank you!