Mora County Notebook: Cinderella play a huge success

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By Ruth Fort

Cinderella The Story of Big Foot was a great success. The actors were very professional and spoke their lines without a hitch and they could be heard very well.  The performance was held Saturday night and again on Sunday afternoon at the Mora Elementary Gymnasium. For both performances there were more than a hundred people in attendance. It was a true comedy that kept the audience laughing as the actors did a great take off of the Cinderella story throwing in the fact that she had big feet.
The prince acted like “Fonze.” The fairy godmother was “the  Fairy Dude.”
 The comments after the performance were all complementary. Folks commented on the fact that it was very professional and well done. They are anxious to see another play. The director announced that the plan of the Mora Theater Group is to have two plays next year.
They are looking forward to using the theater at Tapetes de Lana when they have finished remodeling it.
The community thanks all of those who worked so hard to give them a fun time.

Women upgrade their skills
Two young women who work in the Mora County Sheriff’s Office have taken the time to better serve the sheriff’s office and the community.
 Andrea Trujillo and Marina Leyba spent from July 15 until Aug. 2 in Santa Fe at the Telecommunications Academy. They took a three week course under National Crime Investigation Center. It was a great experience and a great learning tool. They learned the tools for queries on background checks, missing persons, criminal histories, and sex offenders information. They are now certified in telecommunications skills
 They say that they are happy to be serving the Mora County Sheriff’s Office, Mora County and the citizens of Mora County. They want to thank their families, friends and most of all Sheriff Thomas Garza, along with the rest of the department, for their support. It was a learning challenge which is going to be put to good use for the county.
Marina Leyba is the daughter of Floyd and Debbie Leyba of Coyote. Andrea Trujillo is the daughter of Benjamin Trujillo and Vivian Gurule of Ledoux.

Ladies Auxiliary holds meeting
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary has been active in their program.
At the recent September meeting the president, Jeannie McKinley, reminded the group that it was time too pay dues and to cover insurance premium. A discussion followed and it was decided that each person would add $4 to the amount to be used for the treasury of the local unit.
 The plans for the flea market were completed.
It was announced that the installation of officers will take place at the October meeting; all officers are urged to attend. The installation will be done by Kathleen Lopez, of Tucumcari. She is a past president of the state organization.
The organizer of the Flea Market, Fran Martinez, reports that it was a good affair and everyone enjoyed the day. It was held Saturday, Sept. 14.

Ruth Fort is a Mora County correspondent. She may be reached at (575) 387-6523 or ruthfortchacon@yahoo.com.