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Holiday Market SamplesArt Guild President Jane Bowen with her Holiday Market samples

The Grant County Art Guild President Jane Bowen picks out her purchases from a sample of items for sale at the annual Holiday Market. The market will be December 2, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 2501 N. Swan Street.

There will be a variety of fine art and unique crafts including ceramics, wood crafts, paintings,photographs, hand lettered rustic items and many different styles of jewelry. The prices range from $1.00 to $100.00 to fit every budget.

There will be soft ornaments, which can be hung on trees, for children to decorate while their parents shop. This is a free, age appropriate activity for children age two and older.

This is a great opportunity to purchase one of a kind art and beautiful craft items from local artists and crafters. You can start your Christmas shopping or get those last minute gifts and support local vendors as well.

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, November 24, 2017 - Progressive Democratic Candidate for Governor, Peter DeBenedittis, will meet with Silver City area residents on Wednesday, November 29 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Shevek's Casuals, 619 N Bullard. DeBenedittis encourages all to attend to discuss how to bring progressive policies to the governor's office in New Mexico.

According to DeBenedittis, "Anyone who has spent more than a passing amount of time in New Mexico is aware that we are at the bottom of nearly every quality of life ranking in the country. The list goes on with one depressing statistic after another. It's clear that our state's current trickle-down economic policies just make the well-to-do more prosperous, while leaving the majority of us struggling to simply get by."

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2017 - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of 19 members and 3 alternate members to serve on the United Soybean Board. "I truly appreciate the time and expertise that these individuals have agreed to provide, and know U.S. soybean producers will be well served by these men and women," said Perdue.

October 1 through December 15, 2017 is the enrollment period for all of 4-H previous members and new members.

Any boy or girl age 5 through 18 years of age, who enrolls in the 4-H Youth Development Program of the Cooperative Extension Service is a 4-H member. Cloverbuds is a program designed for 5-8 year olds, Novice members are age 9-11, Juniors 12-13 years old and Seniors are 14-18 years old. Projects in 4-H are geared toward promoting confidence, leadership, teamwork, responsibility and enhance social skills.

20171106 nm film officeSanta Fe, N.M. - New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that the independent feature "Willenberger," produced by Willenberger Productions, LLC will begin principal photography mid-November through the end of December. Production will take place in Roy, Las Vegas, Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

"New Mexico's powerful incentives, strong workforce, robust film infrastructure and incredible scenery make us an excellent location for independent productions," said Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. "We're proud to welcome Willenberger to New Mexico."

The Community Christmas Tree Lighting for Lordsburg will take place on Sun. November 26 at 6:00 p.m. See the flyer below for more information.

The Christmas Light Parade starts at dusk on December 1, 2017 in Lordsburg. See the flyer below for more information.

November 21, 2017 – The New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition (NMDCC) have developed a curriculum focused on caregiver health and safety in the workplace and at home.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the grant targets frontline healthcare workers, training them on opioid safety and kitchen/bathroom chemical hazards.

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