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Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Members of the Grant County Art Guild had their work on display at the Messiah Lutheran Church fellowship hall. 

Crafts and art included paintings, jewelry, fabric crafts, photography and wood working. A craft table entertained kids while their parents shopped.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The Silver City Woman's Club held its annual holiday sweet sale to benefit programs the club does throughout the year. They include baby showers, scholarships and donations to charitable groups.

Photos and short article by Mary Alice Murphy

The Kiwanis Club of Silver City held its Fifth Annual Holiday Sing-Off, which various schools vying for the prizes. The event, held this year on Dec. 1, also features the lighting of the Gough Park gazebo, where it is held.

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

Each year Gila Regional Medical Center holds Light Up a Life, which is described as "a community celebration in memory of all those whose light continues to shine in our lives."

Phone statements were taken from the six individuals who chose to apply for the Silver District #4 open position on the school board. Their comments were limited to a few questions and these were held to the length of a paragraph to make similar amounts of space for each. Below are their responses.

Nicholas Bobo says he has two children in Stout elementary, one in La Plata, and nephews and nieces in the district’s schools. He was interested in seeing that community, teachers and students had a voice for their concerns. The Vo Tech was a special concern; he would like to see more offerings, and more kids better prepared for future employment. Extra-curricular offerings were important, too. He wanted more and better things for the kids.

Silver City, NM/Grant County

This afternoon around 1:04 p.m. New Mexico State Police officers responded to a crash on US 180 near mile post 101.

Upon arrival officers learned that a 2000 Toyota Truck driven by Mr. David Bruton (74) of Gila, NM was travelling east on US 180 when he lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons and overturned multiple times coming to rest on its roof.

Photos by Sandra Michaud

One of the requirements for students at Aldo Leopold Charter School is to do an internship at various local businesses or to work on one of six Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crews. Thirty-five students worked on these crews and the remaining students learned various skills by working with mentors in careers such as information technology, physical therapy, elementary school education, engineering, veterinarian care, welding, and architecture. The interns gave presentations about their experiences in these various fields, and what they learned from their mentors. Here are a few of the students who interned in businesses around Silver City, with their presentations.

Silver School District directors prepare to name a replacement on the board for Justin Wecks, who recently resigned his position. Today, Friday, December 01, 2017, was the last day to place names and credentials for consideration. That deadline, according to Linda Hernandez, secretary to the superintendent, ended at 4:30. Then, other procedures governed the process, as stated earlier by the board.

According to the Hernandez report, Daniel Arrey and Nancy Stevens had applied recently and placed applications on file for the District 4 position. Today, four more applications were received. The applicants include Nicolas Bobo, S. Otto Khera, Seth Traeger and Michelle Diaz.

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The Grant county Beat continues to bring you new columnists. New this past week are the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.

The second is a business-centered column—Your Business Connection by the New Mexico Business Coalition. The group works to make policy in the state of New Mexico better for all businesses, large and small.

The Beat has a new 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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