Here’s some of today’s local news:

This year’s “A Time for Sharing” free community Thanksgiving dinner fed hundreds of local residents on Sunday afternoon at the Grant County Veteran’s Memorial Business and Conference Center. The meal, funded and organized by W & N Enterprises has been an annual tradition for 15 years. Dozens of local volunteers including the Marine Corps League Gaffney-Olgesby Detachment 1328, local clergy from the Interfaith Alliance, Calvary Chapel, and many others assisted in serving a full Thanksgiving dinner. In addition, Santa Claus visited with children while The Jericho Band entertained all who attended.

Twelve lucky Bayard residents have won a free Thanksgiving turkey through the efforts of Bayard Beautification Committee.  The winners were chosen randomly during last Tuesday’s City Council meeting from individuals having a water account in Bayard. The winners chosen were: Sylvia Ojinaga; Ronald and Maxine Darnell; Wayne Yoder; Ron Baca; Lorenzo Marquez; Aida Rios; Ray Herrera; Corrine Diaz; Josie Peru; Maria Diaz; Annette Rodriguez; and Sammy Carrasco. The winners may contact Bayard City Hall at 575-537-3327 for details on pickup. The turkeys were donated by Q’s Southern Bistro and Food Basket.

According to the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in October 2018, unchanged from September and down from 6.0 percent a year ago. Area preliminary employment numbers for October 2018 checked in as follows: Grant County at 4.7%, the same as September; Hidalgo at 3.6%, up from 3.4% in September; and Luna County at 8.1%, up from 7.71% in September.

The Town of Silver City’s Sanitation Division will not be facilitating trash or recycling pickups this Thursday, November 22nd. Thursday’s residential and commercial pickups will be collected tomorrow, November 21st. Friday’s pickup will remain on regular schedule and residents are reminded to have garbage and recycling carts at curb-side by 7:30 A.M. For more information or additional questions, call the Public Works Office at 575-388-4640.