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Veterans' Day celebrated at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, Nov. 11, 2016

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

The Gaffney-Oglesby Marine Corps League Detachment 1328 posted the colors at Fort Bayard National Cemetery on Veterans' Day, Nov. 11, 2016.

Lorraine Anglin sang the National Anthem and later at the end of the ceremony: God Bless America.

After the Pledge of Allegiance, American Legion Post 18 Chaplain Don Luhrsen gave the invocation and at the end of the event, the benediction.

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Corrected-Marine Corps celebrates 241st birthday

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

On Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, the Gaffney-Oglesby Marine Corps League Detachment 1328 held a party for the 241st birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Master Gunnery Sgt. Dean Bearup served as the master of ceremonies. Detachment member George Morrison, Jr. and his son, George Morrison III, posted the colors.

Megan Gorog, a home-schooled ninth-grader, sang The National Anthem, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Bearup and the invocation given by detachment member Robert Lopez.

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CANCELLED-Endangered Child Advisory - Masyn Taylor

CANCELLED-Endangered Child Advisory - Masyn Taylor

CANCELLED: Masyn Taylor was located around 9:00 this morning (Thursday)  in Silver City and is safe.

Silver City, NM - The New Mexico State Police is asking the public's assistance in locating Masyn Taylor, a three-year-old white male, three feet tall, thirty-six pounds, with brown hair (short hair style) and brown eyes.

Masyn Taylor was last seen this afternoon in Silver City, NM. Masyn is believed to be with his mother, Tiffany Taylor, who recently lost all custody of Masyn. Masyn Taylor is believed to be in DANGER if not located.

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Jesus Perez apprehended


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GRMC will continue to provide quality care to area residents

GRMC will continue to provide quality care to area residents

The 2016 election results are in and the Gila Regional Mill Levy did not pass. What does this mean for Grant County and the future of the hospital?

“We will continue to be here and deliver great quality care to our community and the people we serve,” stated CEO Brian Cunningham. “I also wanted to personally thank all of Grant County and the different groups and organizations that we spoke to for their consideration of the Mill Levy and for the support of this request. Gila Regional is not closing its doors because of the election results and we will continue to do the best work possible to keep our 4-Star Quality Care, close to home, which was the intent of the Mill Levy from the beginning."-- Continue reading

REVISED TWICE: District 3 Councilor decides not to seek another term

Editor's Note No. 2: Councilor Cynthia Bettison, during her councilor comments, also announced her candidacy for reelection to District 1. Apologies to all for the confusion. 

Editor's Note: José Ray Jr. called the Beat on Thursday afternoon and said he had changed his mind and would be running after all.

By Roger Lanse

Jose Ray Jr., councilor from Silver City’s District 3, announced at the town council’s Nov. 9 meeting that he will not run for re-election, saying, “I put a lot of thought into it. I like it, I really do – I think it’s time to move on.”

Ray also noted that on Friday, Nov. 11, at 1:30 p.m., several local veterans’ organizations would hold a ceremony at the newly constructed Highway 90 Bridge, in honor of its being named the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Ray stated two plaques would be installed for people to read as they walk across the bridge in either direction and signs will be placed at each end of the bridge for motorists to scan.

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Two bazaars on Saturday 20161105

Editor's Note: These should have been posted Tuesday. Election Day got in the way. Sorry!

REVISED: Grant County had 56.84 percent voter turnout

Grant County had 56.84 percent voter turnout, less than in the 2012 election.

In statewide seats, Democrats took back the House and retain a majority in the Senate.

Grant County will be represented by Sen. Howie Morales, District 28, who ran unopposed; Rep. Rebecca Dow, who replaces District 38 Rep. Dianne Hamilton; and Rep. Rodolpho "Rudy" Martinez takes back his District 39 seat from Rep. John Zimmerman.

In federal races of interest to Grant County, Donald Trump has won the presidency with 276 electoral college votes. He leads in four more states. Hillary Rodham Clinton has 218 electoral collegge votes and leads in one state. New Mexico went for Clinton by 48.29 percent of the vote to Trump's 40.01 percent.

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