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Wizard of Id for December 7, 2016

December 07, 2016 Comics
BY: Mick Mastroianni and Johnny Hart

Safford Arizona girl, 12 years of age, found with man in New Mexico; Amber Alert canceled; suspect arrested

Lawrence James Halamek, suspect (Courtesy Photo)

On December 6, 2016 just before 10:00 A.M., a Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy was patrolling the area of Highway 78 (Mule Creek Area) when he was flagged down by a semi driver. The semi driver advised the Deputy that he saw a male and a young female walking on the side of the Highway towards the Arizona border. According to semi driver, the two match the description of an Arizona Amber Alert that had been aired last date. The Sheriff’s Deputy immediately drove towards the Arizona/New Mexico border. Read more...

Guadalupe Montessori Festival of Trees ongoing

The annual Festival of Trees, decorated by various community groups and purchased by groups and individuals is held this year in the old Western Stationers' building on Bullard Street. Other items are also for sale. Martha Egnal, head of the school, said the group had 39 decorated trees, many of which were already sold.

These photos were taken by Mary Alice Murphy on Saturday, Dec. 3.

 

El Refugio Women’s Shelter Benefit held at The Place at the Palace on December 3

Photos by George Plant

A benefit in support of El Refugio Women’s Shelter of Silver City was held at The Place at the Palace gallery on Saturday evening. By donating a women’s personal care item such as shampoo, crème rinse, deodorant or other hygiene products, attendees were eligible to receive tickets for the multiple drawings for jewelry and art, which were held every 15 minutes.

Benefit occasions such as this are sponsored by The Place throughout the year. The evening also highlighted the work of two featured artists –Kim Muller, who assembles beadwork, and Chris Selmer who makes copper jewelry. Read more...

Sixth Annual Tamal Fiesta y Mas in downtown Silver City December 3

Photos by George Plant

On Saturday, despite the sometimes blustery and at the outset, showery weather, the 6th annual Tamal Fiesta Y Mas took place in downtown Silver City adjacent to and on Bullard Street, between 7th St. and College Ave.

Silver City’s Mayor Kenneth Ladner opened the Fiesta at 10:00 am, predicting that showers would end by 10:30, which they did! Music from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm was provided by WNMU’s Mariachi Plata band and from 1:00 to 3:00 pm by the Caliente Band from Las Cruces. The event attracted hundreds of visitors of all ages who were able to select tamales and other many other delicacies from the numerous food vendors. Many other vendors marketed everything from dill pickles and chilies to art and iron stoves.

Silver and Red Holiday Gallery Walk, Downtown Silver City, December 3

Photos by George Plant

On Saturday, many Silver City Art Association galleries in Downtown Silver City held a variety of events, including receptions, openings, exhibits, displays and artists’ presentations. Participating galleries included A)Space, Blue Dome Gallery, Copper Quail Gallery, Finn’s Gallery, Leyba & Ingalls Arts, Lois Duffy Art, Moonstruck Art Gallery, Seedboat Gallery, Soul River Gallery, The Makery, The Place at the Palace and Tree Spirit Gallery. Many of the venues served refreshments and seasonal treats. 

Kiwanis Gazebo Lighting and Sing Off at Gough Park, Silver City, December 2

Photos by George Plant

The annual Kiwanis Club Gazebo Lighting - Sing Off was held in Gough Park, Silver City on Friday evening.

Despite the chilly and breezy weather, there was a sizeable and enthusiastic audience. Attendees were treated to a competitive Sing Off of holiday songs by four Kiwanis sponsored youth groups. Participating were the Silver City Key Club (Silver City High), Cobre High Key Club, La Plata Middle School Builders Club and G.W. Stout Elementary K-Kids group. Holiday lighting for the gazebo was provided by Ace Hardware and the Sing Off was sponsored by Western Bank. Read more...

Grant County Art Guild holds holiday market 120316

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Art Guild held a holiday market on Saturday in the Messiah Lutheran Church Hall.

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