Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts in Grant County are collecting food and preparing toiletry kits for those in need. Around a dozen girls walked around Tyrone on Saturday gathering donations and then spent the afternoon at the Gospel Mission preparing the toiletry kits and organizing clothing in the Mission’s thrift store.
Western New Mexico University graduated over 200 students at the Fine Arts Center Theater on Friday afternoon. Among those receiving certificates was 96 year-old World War II veteran Leonard Pritikin, who received an honorary Bachelor’s degree. The auditorium was packed to the limit and some friends and family of graduates watched a live stream from the lobby.
Saturday was filled with a number of activities in the Silver City area. Among them included the Woman’s Club annual holiday sweet sale. Nearly five dozen give baskets were available, along with cookies, jellies, cheese balls and candies.
The Silver City Museum Society held its annual Victorian Christmas on Thursday. Attendees were treated to cider and cookies, as well as entertainment by several local groups. Holiday crafts were available to children, and Father Christmas visited the Museum in the evening.
Two investment agents of G.K. Baum spoke at an informational meeting held at Harrison Schmitt on Wednesday. The major points brought up included the bonding capacity of the district, as well as the upcoming retirements of some bonds next year. The bond renewal will be on the ballot in February.
Grant County Masons recently invited over 100 children to shop for the holidays. $110 in funds were allocated for each child for the annual “cloth a Child” event sponsored by the Masons for children in Grant County Schools who are in need.