Here’s a look at some local news:

New Mexico House of Representative Rebecca Dow, is inviting the public to attend and participate in a “Veterans Town Hall” on December 5th from 5:00 to 7:30 P.M. at the Silver City American Legion building. The event was created to provide veterans with an opportunity to speak with policymakers about how services can be improved in southwestern New Mexico. In addition, the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services Secretary Brigadier General, Judy Griego, will provide attendees an update on changes regarding their field service representative and other veterans programs. In addition, there will be a question and answer period. Veterans, spouses, family members, caretakers of veterans, and others are all encouraged to attend the Town Hall. The Silver City American Legion Building is located at 409 West College Avenue in Silver City.

Last Sunday, “A Time for Sharing” Thanksgiving meal hosted by W & N Enterprises served over 3,000 Grant County residents. According the Silver City Daily Press, the first community meal was served 16 years ago and the Silver City Knights of Columbus Hall, whereby 400 meals were served. This year, the free meal with all the trimmings was held at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center along with live music by the Jericho Band and a visit from Santa for the children. Approximately 85 volunteers gave their time to the successful community event.

According to the Deming Headlight, Kelly Gannaway, Sheriff of Luna County, has announced the promotion of two veteran deputies in the department. Deputy Robert Ramirez was promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant. He is a lifetime Deming resident and a graduate of Deming High School. In addition, Deputy Arthur C. Smith has been promoted to Patrol Corporal of the LCSO. He has served in law enforcement.