Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Luna County Board of Commissioners recently held a work session at the Luna County Courthouse. During the meeting, several people received awards for years of service for the county. Commissioners also heard a presentation about social work and grant funding, the Moral Reconation Therapy Program, and heard a breief outline of the Southwestern New Mexico State Fair held in October.
The Gila Regional Medical Center Foundation and Auxiliary put together Thanksgiving gift baskets for GRMC caregivers that are dealing with financial challenges this time of year.
Employees of First New Mexico Bank and the Deming Senior Center teamed up for the 20-year celebration of the Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors. Each year, over 500 seniors are served at the Center, and others have meals delivered to their homes.
The Silver City Woman’s Club recently presented a $1000 check to Kids in Need of Supportive Services. Some of the funds will be used to help feed the poor during the Thanksgiving Holiday, and the Christmas Holiday if they are able.
A federal judge in Texas has issued a nationwide junction blocking the Department of Labor’s rule requiring overtime pay for more than 4 million new workers. The injunction halts enforcement of the rule until the government can win a countermanding order from an appeals court. The judge rejected the government’s plea to hold off on an injunction, saying the states would suffer immediate harm as they were forced to decide between raising the salaries of thousands of managerial employees or cutting back on services and work hours.
Law enforcement aross the state will be stepping up patrols over the holiday season to crack down on drunk driving. During last year’s holiday super-blitz, officers across the state made almost 300 arrests – 125 of which were for driving while under the influence, and another 172 were drug related.
We at Silver City Radio want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Holiday. Please drive carefully, obey all traffic laws, and remember not to drink and drive. Happy Thanksgiving!