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Que Pasa - Aug. 16, 2013

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TODAY HOY
• Operation Christmas Child Collections, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16 at the local Wal-Mart. Worldwide Christmas Project to Collect Shoe Box Gifts for Hurting Children Through Operation Christmas Child, locals are joining people across the U.S. to fill empty shoe boxes with toys, school supplies and necessity items for impoverished children around the world. Anyone can participate in Operation Christmas Child. For more information, or to find the nearest drop-off site, call 505-930-0146 or visit www.SamaritansPurse.org/OCC.

SATURDAY SÁBADO
• The Mora class of 1973 class reunion, dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Hillcrest Flamingo dining room.
• Las Vegas Arts Council’s People’s Faire, scheduled for Aug. 17 at Carnegie Library Park. For information, call Janet Remenyik at 454-1307.
• Friends of the Las Vegas Carnegie Library will raffle two Nook HD’s at the People’s Faire at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Carnegie Library Park. Raffle tickets are $2. All donations and sales benefit the Carnegie Library. For more information, call Gina Harris at 575-641-5455.
• A Time to Bead in New Mexico and Cancer Assistance and Support will be at the People’s Faire, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15. There will be beads, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, original art and more. All proceeds go to the Cancer Foundation of New Mexico. For more information, contact 505-469-0962 or cid@desertgate.com.
• The New Mexico Land Grant Consejo meeting, 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Cleveland Center on State Road 518 (formally the Mora Valley Clinic). The meeting will be hosted by the Merced de La Comunidad de El Carmel and the Mora Land Grant Board.  All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For information, contact Joe Archuleta at 425-7701 or Jim Coryat at 575-387-5916.

UPCOMING & ONGOING
• The New Mexico Public Defender Commission will hold its second meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at the State Bar Center 5121 Masthead NE, Albuquerque. The Commission was created in 2012 by constitutional amendment to provide independent oversight of the New Mexico Public Defender Department that had previously been controlled by the governor. A copy of the meeting agenda may be found at www.pdd.state.nm.us. For information, call Judy Gonzales, Public Defender Department Administration, at 505-476-0714, or Michael Stout, Chair of the Commission, at 575-524-1471.
• Tri State Outage affecting all Springer Electric Cooperative consumers, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. to Friday, Aug. 23. Affected customers include: Cimarron, Miami, Maxwell, Colfax, Raton, Folsom, Roy, Abbott, Gladstone, MIlls, Mosquero, Sabinoso, Solano, Wagon Mound, Ocate, Colmor, French Tract, and Springer.
• Land as a Legacy, an exhibit of black and white photographs and micaceous pottery, on display until Saturday, Aug. 31 at Gallery 140, the Las Vegas Arts Council building at 140 Bridge St. Photographs by Joan Biordi, Bart Ellison, Jo Rita Jordan, Nancy Kushigian, Joe McCaffrey and Martha McCaffrey and pottery by Julia Geffroy.
• Ray Drew Gallery exhibition of artworks by Don Shaw titled, “Look Up,” will run from Monday, Aug. 19 to Friday, Sept. 27 at the gallery, located on the first floor of Donnelly Library. An artist’s reception and talk by Shaw will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27 at the gallery. For information, contact Bob Read at 454-3338.
• Call for artists and craftsman at the Cleveland Millfest that take place on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Cleveland Roller Museum in Cleveland. For more information, contact 575-387-2645 or 575-387-6723 or email dancas@nnmt.net.
• Robertson High School Class of 1963 is having its 50th reunion in September in Las Vegas, Nev. The reunion will be held in conjunction with the classes of 1949 through 1983. For more information email Mary (Schuler) Fontaine at fontaine27@msn.com or Betty (Mills) Gazaway at bgazaway@san.it.com.
• West Las Vegas Head Start program is accepting applications for income eligible 3- and 4-year-old children for the 2013-14 school year. The program has seven classrooms at the West Las Vegas site and is in session from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program also has three classrooms at Los Ninos Elementary. Applications may be picked up at West Las Vegas Head Start Early Childhood Center, 2730 Romero Street in Las Vegas. For more information, call 426-2823 or 426-2830.
• The Mora/Colfax Head Start Program is accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. Children born before Sept. 1, 2010, are eligible. Head Start officers services for children with disabilities and special needs, and other child development services. Applications may be picked up at the Head Start Office in Holman. For information, contact Pauline Espinoza at 575-387-3136, Beatrice Regensberg at 575-387-3139. or Chene French at 575-387-3217.