Mora County Notebook: Wagon Mound celebrates Earth Day

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By Ruth Fort

An Earth Day activity took place in Wagon Mound as the soil was prepared and a garden planted by the youth in Jaylyn Maestas and Lousia Maestas classes with the help of Sophia Martinez of the Concerned Citizens of Wagon Mound and of Mora County and Jennifer Bellin.   


Another special time of garden activity took place on Cinco de Mayo while traditional Spanish music was played and songs were sung in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

The group has made it a tradition to plant a school and community garden each year. The students, teachers and community work together on the garden to produce good crops for consumption. Last year the garden yielded over a thousand pounds of fresh organic produce.

The young people and community are enthusiastic and are learning how to go about planting their own gardens.  

Ranch supply store holds event

On Saturday, the staff and board of the Mora Valley Ranch Supply Store in Mora held their second customer appreciation Day.

Tony Trujillo, store manager and the employees presented the Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce, founders and owners a plaque for their contribution to the store. Trujillo says that it is not all their work but also the excellent work of the staff that has made the store a success.

On appreciation day, the store had many specials for the customers to buy. There was an area outside under a tent with a supply of plants and beautiful flowers at a special price. Many people took advantage of the reduced prices and enjoyed shopping for their needs.

In the back of the store the staff was busy cooking hot dogs and serving them to the customers along with potato chips and water, Tom Montoya was there with his Kettle Corn machinery and every one enjoyed the sweet taste of the his popcorn.

Bales of hay were set out to make comfortable seating while people ate and visited with their neighbors.

It was a great day that was enjoyed by all who came by.

Center receives a generous gift

The Mora Senior Center recently received a generous gift of barbeque beef, potato salad, buns and cookies from the Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The generous gift was appreciated very much and the seniors want to say thank you. They really enjoyed the extra food. The cooks prepare delicious meals for the seniors on a limited budget and this gift added more to the fine meals that are served.

VFW announces new manager

The  Mora VFW Post 1131 announced that the present manager of the VFW Hall has resigned and a new manager has taken over.

To rent the VFW building the new number to call is 575-387-2029

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