Here’s some local news:
The Silver City Gospel Mission served over 100 people on Thanksgiving Day that was made possible by volunteers from the local Interfaith Alliance, Silver City Mayor, Ken Ladner, the 2018 Grant County Citizen of the Year, Gary Stailey, and others. A full Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings was served while live music was provided by Bayou Seco and Don Koyote. In addition, the Gospel Mission provided food baskets to 15 local families in the Silver School District and 21 food bags to children in the Cobre School District. The Mission serves the homeless, low income seniors, single adults and families in need. Since the cold weather has begun, the men’s shelter has opened to provide a warm bed for the night.
Local writer and editor of the Grant County Beat e-newspaper, Mary Alice Murphy, has released her book titled “God’s Umbrella: Southwest New Mexico World War II Survivors”. The book contains a compilation of 81 interviews done over the past 10 years of veterans and those training for or otherwise involved in World War II activities during the war years and just prior to and immediately after the war. The interviews took place in Grant County mostly in the homes of those who agreed to talk about what they faced, with one each from Luna, Hidalgo and Catron counties. Book readings and signings will take place at 1:00 P.M. this Saturday, Dec. 1st, and at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, Dec. 8th, at the Silver City Museum, located at 312 W. Broadway.
During the Hurley Town Council’s regular meeting this month, a notice of intent was approved to adopt an ordinance that will move the town’s elections and shorten the councilor’s and judge’s terms. The elections will be moved from March to November that will shorten the terms of the individuals currently holding office. Mayor Ed Stevens, and Councilors Freddie Rodriguez and Esther Gil, will have their terms end in November 2021 instead of March 2022, and Mayor Pro Tem Richard Maynes, Councilor Mateo Madrid, and Judge David Ramos, will have their terms end in November 2019 instead of March 2020.
In Deming, families gathered early Thanksgiving morning at Voier’s Pit Park to participate on the 16th Annual Ultimate Fitness Turkey Trot. This year’s event raised over $6,600 for the Healing House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence in Luna County. Participants had a choice joining in a 3-mile run, 2-mile walk, a 1-mile kid’s walk, and a chick run.
Aldo Leopold Charter School is hosting a Student Intern Showcase this Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:00 P.M. at school located at 1422 Highway 180 East in Silver City. Students with community internships in addition to students involved in Youth Conservation Corps, will be presenting reports about their work experiences this semester.