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A Guest at Your Table: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee's Social Justice Programs
Nov. 26 at 10 am, 3845 North Swan Street

Ron Gabioud & Chellee Chase will moderate. Annually, the UUFSC supports the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee in a fund-raising effort to promote social justice on critical human rights issues. The UUSC was founded during World War II to help victims of Nazi oppression in Europe. Learn how the organization is currently on the front lines partnering with over 75 grassroots organizations around the U.S. and the world addressing three core areas: Rights at Risk; Environmental Justice and Climate Change; and Economic Justice. This will also be a Family Program Sunday, continuing the new curriculum of  "Sing to the Power" which uses the metaphor of the four elements, earth, air, fire, and water, as a framework to explore different forms of power that can be used for positive change and strives to develop children's sense of themselves as leaders in making change in their communities. There will be coffee and conversation after the service, and visitors are always welcome.

If you’d like to find out more about the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, email uufellowshipofsilvercity@gmail.com or visit our website at www.uufsc.com.

Bayard Police Department

Saturday, Nov. 18

Welfare check
N. East Street
Caller can hear a male yelling “open the door,” and banging on the door. Officer made contact advising units on scene/will be out of their units on Maple Street/clear/negative contact/knocked on the door several times.

Stolen motor vehicle
Diamond Street
A named male just took off without permission in a black 2007 Dodge Durango. Officer advised en route to dispatch to drop off paperwork.

Friday, Nov. 17

Welfare check
Highways 35 and 152
Male walking on the side of the highway toward the senior center/walking really fast and looked like he had blood on his clothing. Deputy made contact with male/clear/dropping male off at Chamisa /Hwy 35.

Accident-property damage
Joseph Blaine Road
Vehicle wrecked in a ravine with no one around.

Friday, Nov. 17

Welfare check
121 W. 12th Street
Officer observed a male lying by the entrance door of the laundry and issued the male an indefinite CTW at an employee’s request to American Laundry and Laundryland.

Unwanted subject
Yucca Street
Caller advised that a named female is knocking on her door and she has an indefinite CTW issued on Feb. 2, 2017. Officer advised clear.

Upcoming classes at Leyba & Ingalls Arts, please remember to preregister!

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Nov. 13

Suspicious vehicle
Bayard Library
Officer advised out with a named female/clear.

Suspicious vehicle
S. Elm Street
A green Ford pickup has been parked there for one hour/caller advised it was also there yesterday with a female driver. Officer made contact advising female is a private investigator and will be . . .

Monday, Nov. 13

Domestic disturbance
Highway 152 – Santa Rita
Caller advised grandson was causing problems then disconnected. Deputy made contact advising everything is okay/going to remain on scene for a while.

Welfare check
Kirkland Road and Loma Verde
Male pacing back and forth/just got into a blue Eclipse/driving north on Kirkland. Deputy advised negative contact.

Beginning December 1, 2017 the NMDOT will be closing the gates located on NM 159 seasonally; lower gate at mile post 12.3 and the upper gate located at mile post 22.6 will be CLOSED due to expected winter weather conditions making the roadway impassable. The traveling public is asked to use US 180 to NM 12 (Reserve) to NM 435 (Reserve Beaverhead Road) for access into Willow Creek, Snow Lake and the Gila National Forrest.

The NMDOT will monitor gates, expected opening next spring.

For updated information go to: New Mexico Department of Transportation at www.nmroads.com.

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