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lighted christmas parade entryPictured is a float from a previous Lighted Christmas Parade. (Courtesy Photo)The holiday season will begin with the 28th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade, “A Storybook Christmas”.  The Lighted Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 7 p.m.  This wonderful community event is sponsored by Silver City MainStreet, the Town of Silver City, and Hidalgo Medical Services.  

“The parade is a twenty-eight year long tradition in Silver City and it is a great way to promote your business or organization and give back to the community, states Patrick Hoskins, Board President of Silver City MainStreet. Children and families love the parade and we are seeking new float entries for this year.

To get an application, email Mary@silvercitymainstreet.com or Charmeine@silvercitymainstreet.com or contact the Silver City MainStreet Project at 575-534-1700.  Applications are available online here.

For the week beginning Monday, October 22, 2018 at 08:00 a.m. and ending Monday October 29, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 250 calls for service, had 422 self-initiated activity, and made 22 arrest. Of those arrests, 1 was for possession of controlled substance, 1 for DWI, 1 aggravated battery, and 1 battery against a household member.   

Please join us for Green Drinks this Thursday, November 1, 2018, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the backroom of Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery, 200 N. Bullard Street.

Have you been noticing the visible changes to what used to be the Golden Dragon property on Pope Street? Dave Baker will be our guest speaker, bringing us  up-to-date on all the activities that have been going on there. He will also talk about various other fun happenings, including the Bike Works and Pedalista. 

Come hungry and order no-host drinks and other foods of your choice. Bring your friends, family and associates! 

For further info call (575)538-1337 or email swGreenChamber@gmail.com

2018 straw pic 1Timmy Toney And Charlotte Vermillion have come to the High Desert Humane Society to pick up a bag of straw for their dog house. Each year the Humane Society provides free straw for those in need as part of our “Every Dog Deserves a Warm Bed” campaign. Straw makes a nice warm bed and it is biodegradable. Pick up a free bag anytime during regular business hours.

November 4, at 10:00 am, 3845 North Swan Street – "Remembering While Living With Love and Gratitude." Connie Thiebeau-Catis will lead this service of remembrance with an Ofrenda, an altar for remembering those who have passed. Bring photographs, prose or poems about loved ones who are gone, which will be pinned on the Ofrenda in celebration of their lives for the Día de los Muertos.

Although this is not a Family Program Sunday, childcare will be available.

There will be coffee and conversation after the service, and visitors are always welcome.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City is a diverse group of religious independents seeking knowledge, spiritual sustenance, fellowship and opportunities for service to others. Our programs encompass humanism, liberal Christianity, earth-based spirituality, Buddhism and many other traditions. If you’d like to find out more, email uufellowshipofsilvercity@gmail.com, visit our website at here.

The Grant County branch of the New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees will meet Friday, November 2, 2018. at 11:30 a.m. in the Sunset Room of the WNMU Cafeteria. All persons receiving Education Retirement funds and others with an interest in public education are welcome. The program will include reports on the NMAER state convention held September 24 and 25 in Gallup. Grant County Association of Educational Retirees support public education and monitor legislation pertaining to education in the State Legislature.

For additional information, call:  538-5754.  

Monday, Oct. 25

Rio de Arenas Road
A named male went at his wife to attack her. Caller stated he wanted nothing done and to disregard.

Breaking and entering
Pheasant Drive
A named male has just broke into her house and has broken windows and doors. Caller, who is in Colorado, was called by her husband.

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The Beat has a column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.

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