The Silver City Gospel Mission will receive a donation of thirty-thousand dollars to honor WNM Communication’s Jack and Helen Keen, who have announced their retirement. CEO of WNM Communications, Jack Keen and Vice-President of Human Resources, Helen Keen will retire at the end of this year. According to a news release, “Jack and Helen have been long-time supporters of the Gospel Mission and have donated their time, energy, and money to the cause. The funds will support the mission’s work in providing meals, food, clothing, and other services to those in need.” Randy Salars, Manager of the Silver City Gospel Mission requests that the community congratulate Jack and Helen on their retirement and thank them for their commitment to making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate.

In more local news:

U.S Navy Quartermaster Seaman Sierra Dean from Silver City raised the ensign flag on November 28th as the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz got underway from Puget Sound in Washington state. The Nimitz is now underway conducting routine operations. A photo of the moment was taken by Petty Officer 3rd Class Samuel Osborn and sent as a press release to local media. Thank you to U.S Navy Quartermaster Seaman Sierra Dean for her service to this great country.

Western New Mexico University is inviting the entire community to their annual “Jingle & Mingle – a New Mexico Wonderland” event tomorrow evening from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Fountain Stage at Regents Square located at 1000 West College Avenue in Silver City. Enjoy live music and entertainment, children’s crafting activities, seasonal treats, photo ops, ugly sweater contest, tamales, special guests Santa and Elves, and a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by President Shepard. The Jingle and Mingle event will be held outdoors and free to the public.