Noticias - March 28, 2011

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• The Justin J. Roper Memorial Scholarship applications are available. The scholarship is open to West Las Vegas seniors. Applications are now available at the West Las Vegas High School counselor’s office. Application deadline is April 29.

• Comedor de San Pascual  is an outreach soup kitchen of the Methodist Church that operates Tuesday evenings at the Senior Center. Volunteer time is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Those interested in volunteering should contact Bonnie Bolton at 505-617-8471 or bblvnm@hotmail.com.

• The Las Vegas unit of the American Red Cross helps individuals who have suffered a house fire plus engages in other emergency activities.  Meetings are one Tuesday evening a month at 6 p.m. Those interested in becoming volunteers should contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224 or conniec@desertgate.com.

• NHS Prom Closet is in need of donations of prom attire. Any lightly used attire can be donated to Robertson High School or West Las Vegas High School. For more information, call Esperanza Medina at 505-617-5144.

• The Las Vegas Women’s Club, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, was organized in 1912 by Mrs. W. J. Lucas. Members are in the process of compiling a club history to present at the GFWC NM State Convention to be held April 29-30 in Las Cruces. This event will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the federation of GFWC NM. Photos, news articles, memorabilia and any personal recollections about past members would be appreciated. For more information, contact Josephine Leger at 425-6368 or Dorothy T. Maestas at 454-0005.

• The Citizens Watershed Monitoring Team announced a new name that will emphasize its focus on the local area. The group’s new name is Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance. Lea Knutson, the group’s executive director, made the announcement. “Hermit’s Peak is instantly recognizable to everyone around here,” she noted, “so the new name will provide instant recognition that we are a local group. “At the same time,” she went on, “we wanted a name that didn’t seem to limit us to just one watershed like that of the Pecos or the Gallinas.” Under its former name the group has been active for several years conducting classes in schoolrooms and outdoors in wildlife identification, sponsoring bird counts and monitoring logging operations.

• A fund has been set up for Antonia Apodaca, a longtime local musician whose house was destroyed in a fire. Contributions can be made to the fund at Community First Bank.

• The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service new hours of operation: Wednesday through Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. For service, call 429-0336.