Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

Santa and his elf were at WalMart on the 5th for the fill-the-truck event for the annual Toys for Tots campaign.  Gaffney-Oglesby Marine Corps League Detachment 1328 continues to work on its upcoming Toys for Tots distribution, which will take place December 19th at the Santa Clara Armory.

Girl scouts is offering a self-esteem workshop for girls who are currently Girl Scouts or new to Girl Scouts that are in the 2nd grade and above. The “It’s fun to be me” event will be Dec. 22nd from 10-2 at the Girl Scout office. Girls will be doing activities that help them learn what makes them special. There will be talks about healthy foods, and the 5 food groups. Girls will receive a patch, the new green girl scout t-shirt, a collapsible water bottle, and girls will be provided a healthy lunch. Space is limited please call by noon on the 21st to reserve your spot for only $5.00 per girl. (Sponsorships are available). For more information please call 538-2481.

The Bayard City Council will be conducting a work session on Monday, January 4, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the Bayard City Hall for discussion on local infrastructure projects.  If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, please contact the city clerk at 800 Central Avenue (537-3327) at least one week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible.

Today, Representatives Nate Gentry and Antonio “Moe” Maestas pre-filed legislation authorizing local governments to impose curfews on minors under the age of 16 after midnight. House Bill 29 would permit cities and counties to enact curfew ordinances to regulate the actions of children at night and during the day on school days.  “Cities and towns should be able to impose reasonable curfew ordinances if they so choose. This bill will allow them to do that,” said Maestas.

Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson urging the agency to immediately conduct social media background checks as a part of the screening process for U.S. visa determinations.