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Local News Releases

These releases come from other sources than the Grant County Beat. This category will include events in and news releases from Grant, Catron, Hidalgo and Luna counties.

Friday, Dec. 6

Accident-property damage
Highway 152 – MM 12
Advised hit a deer this morning/deer ran off.

Stolen motor vehicle
Cow Trail Road
Stolen trailer.

Friday, Dec. 6

Accident-property damage
1007 Pope Street
Gray SUV vs Chevy car/no injuries/both vehicles off roadway.

Unwanted subject
123 W. 12th Street
Caller wants a female who has been hanging around issued a CTW. Officer had contact at 12th Street Laundry and issued Jennifer Burton an indefinite CTW.

Grant County Federated Republican Women wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas!  They will meet on Monday, December 16, 11:30 a.m. at The Old Hurley Store at 99 Cortez Avenue in Hurley. A Christmas potluck lunch is planned. Store owner Becky Spann advises that the store will be decorated for Christmas and model trains will be running! The model train sets will also be decorated for the Holidays. Republican men and women and their guests are welcome to attend.  

December 15, at 10:00 am, 3845 North Swan Street – “Preparing for the Holidays”
Rev. Azima Forest will lead a discussion of how people react when they are faced with the holidays. Some look forward to the holidays with joy and gratitude while others confront them with resistance and dread.  Rev. Forest said, “We will reflect on what makes the difference and how to get to the good stuff. What do we do out of obligation and old patterns?  What brings us joy? Do we have the courage to create change?”

This week there will be a special Children’s Program for those who were not able to attend last Sunday. Chelle Chase, Family Program Director said, “It’s about the gifts we receive, and remembering to be thankful for them, as well as the gifts we give, which are not always material in nature. The most important gifts come from generosity of spirit. We will discuss aspects of giving and receiving gifts, and our arts and crafts will focus on creating gifts and cards for friends and family. In our togetherness, we will endeavor to embody the spirit of Christmas so we may take it with us and keep it throughout the year! As always, the discussion will be followed by arts and crafts or other fun activities! Please feel free to join us!”

NMDA says law ensures you get your money’s worth

(LAS CRUCES, N.M.) – The New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) is reminding New Mexicans that there’s a law governing firewood sales in this state – and that it exists to ensure that people buying firewood get their money’s worth.

NMDA’s Standards and Consumer Services Division (SCS) regulates New Mexico’s Weights and Measures Law, which covers how firewood and other agricultural commodities must be advertised and sold in order to maintain fairness in the marketplace for both buyer and seller.

“We sometimes see firewood sellers using a variety of terms – face cord, loose cord, Albuquerque cord, truckload, load, rack, pile – but none of these are actual legal units of measurement,” said Ray Johnson, SCS assistant division director.  “So when you see firewood labeled in these ways, it’s impossible to know whether you’re getting a fair deal or not.”

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Dawn Huffaker (poetry) 

Marilyn & Ron Huffaker (photography)

The mountains of southwest New Mexico have been Dawn’s home for over 50 years.  She delights in capturing the beauty of nature with her poetry and writing.  Has published four books so far: Flights of Fancy: Volume 1, Flower Escapes (Book 1), I Will Fly, and Poetry to Ponder.

clarkSarah Clark will present a Genealogy Workshop at the Silver City Museum Annex located at 302 West Broadway on Friday, December 13 from 1:30 to 3:00. The public is invited to attend and learn how to research their ancestry. For additional information, contact Jacob Bennett Chapter Regent, Lucy Whitmarsh at 575-574-8394.

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