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Que Pasa - August 27, 2012

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TODAY HOY
• Committee for Clean Water, Air and Earth meeting starts at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27 at the fellowship hall of the Presbyterian Church (across the street from the main post office). The meeting will be to work on a ban of oil and gas fracking in San Miguel County. Short presentations on community unity, cultural survival and democracy and the need for a community rights ordinance. For more information, call Cordia or Dianne at 426-1468

WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
• Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Henry Hikes to Fitchburg” by D.B. Johnson. Free and open to the public.

UPCOMING & ONGOING
• The West Las Vegas High School Class of 2003 will be having a meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30 at K'Bobs to discuss plans for the upcoming 10 year reunion. For more info or questions, call Francisco Sanchez at 429-4437 or Elizabeth Garcia at 505-718-9117.
• The San Miguel DWI Program is featuring “The Best of San Miguel County” placemat art created by students from West Las Vegas, Las Vegas City Schools, and Pecos Schools. The art is on display at Traveler’s Cafe on the Plaza through the end of August.
• Exhibition of paintings by Martin Montoya at New Mexico Highlands University’s Ray Drew Gallery,  the exhibit will be on display from Aug. 20 to Sept. 28. For more information, contact Bob Read at 454-3338.
• Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge is open for dove hunting during the month of September. Approximately 740 acres of of the refuge is open to the hunting of mourning doves from Sept 1 to Sept. 30. Dove hunting on the refuge is by permit only. Starting on Aug. 27 permits may be obtained from the refuge visitor center 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A $5 user fee must be paid is cash upon receipt of each permit. In addition to the refuge permit, all hunters must have a valid State of New Mexico hunting license. For more information, call the refuge at 425-3581.
• Outdoor spaces are available for artists and craftsmen at the Cleveland Millfest, the two-day even takes place Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1 and Sept. 2. Call 575-387-6763 or 575-387-2645 for application and information.
• The CASA Fourth Judicial District program will be holding a Silent Auction fundraiser from 6 p.m. on 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Flamingo Room of the Hillcrest Restaurant. Tickets are $10, which includes hors d'oeuvres and a no host bar. Tickets can be purchased from any CASA board member, by calling 454-0223 or at the CASA office at 1308 Grant St.
• Golden Dragon Acrobats, 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are: general admission $20, NMHU students and senior citizens $15, and children 10 and under $10. Advanced tickets sold at KEDP Radio Station in the NMHU Media Arts Building. For more information, call 454-3238.
• West Las Vegas Class of 1962 50th Class Reunion, Sept. 21 and Sept. 22. For more information, call Emilio Aragon at 426-7719, Horace Lucero at 429-897, Kathy Tapia at 429-9836 or Lydia Lovato at 454-3990.
• Donations are being accepted for the 2012 Ride to Pride Dinner and Silent Auction slated for Oct. 5.  For more information, any of the following Ride To Pride representatives; Lorraine Esquibel 429-3905, or Bernard Schaer at 429-0856 or Amy McFall 429-5678.
• Princess Winter Wednesday, hands on creative art, cooking and altered doll making workshop that's designed with the interest and maturity of girls ages seven to 11 is about to start for girls that love princess,dress- up, tea parties and creating art. Taught by local artist in her very limited space home studio on Wednesdays. For more information, contact Bambi Doe Blake at 425-2684.
• The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service is available Fridays and Saturdays, from 8 p.m. to 2:30 am. Call 429-0336 for service.
Rides are given in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishment to home.
• Los Caballeros de Nuestra Señora de Los Dolores de las Vegas Grandes are planning a family reunion party. If you were a caballero during the 1990s contact Don Chris Gallegos at 429-0193, Don José Maestas at 454-9133 or Don William Sanchez at 425-5251.
• West Las Vegas Head Start applications for the 2012-2013 Program Year are now available. Applicants are asked to bring income verification for the previous 12 months or 2011 Income Tax information to determine eligibility. The child must be three (3) years of age before Sept. 1 as verified by birth certificate. Also necessary will be insurance information, current immunization record and evidence of current (within one year) physical exam and dental exam (forms are available when you pick up application). Consideration will be given for up to 10 percent of total enrollment for over-income children. Over-income children will be ranked according to points as per selection criteria. Application selection will be determined by ranking points as per selection criteria. Applications are available at the West Las Vegas Head Start located at 2730 Romero (next door to Armijo Elementary School) also online at www.wlvheadstart.com If you have
questions, call 426-2821 or 426- 2823.