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Mora County

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Table setting resembled that of ‘Downton Abbey’

    Because I am primarily a news junkie when it comes to watching television, I am out of the loop when popular, fictional series come along. However I happened upon a PBS special very recently that really rang a bell with me.

  • Mora County Notebook: Jovenes de Amistad band entertains seniors

    The young musicians of the Jovenes de Amistad Band played for the entertainment and dancing at the Mora Senior Citizens New Year’s Party on Dec. 30.

    The senior citizens had enjoyed a turkey dinner served to them by volunteers. After the dinner the group was treated to music supplied by the young members of the Jovenes de Amistad Band.

    The band was organized in 2012 with Ferdinand Jr. and Julius Valencia of Chacon and, Emmerick Martinez, of Mora. Johnny Martinez joined the group at the end of 2012.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Jan. 10, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Stock Growers meeting, Tapetes de Lana
    1 p.m.— Mora Middle School Rangers vs. Penasco, home, seventh and eighth
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — VFW Ladies, No Meeting This Month
    5 p.m. — VFW regular meeting, VFW Building
    Tuesday
    10 a.m. — Mora County Commission meeting, Administration Board Room
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Tucumcari, home, junior varsity and varsity

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Weather can be predicted by ‘cabañuelas’

    When the calendar says it is January, it is weather- predicting time here in New Mexico. The oldtimers know the year’s weather can be predicted by observing the “cabañuelas.” My Ruben “Cobos Dictionary of New Mexico and Southern Colorado Spanish” defines cabanuelas as the name given to the first twelve days of the month of January. Each one of these days is supposed to show the kind of weather to be had during each of the twelve months of the new year.”

  • Mora County Notebook: Party honors UNM grad Angelica Abeyta

    A graduation party honoring Angelica Abeyta was held on Saturday at the VFW Hall. A large group of friends and family attended to congratulate Angelica and to wish her well.

    They enjoyed dinner, visiting and dancing to the music of the Quemoso band.

    The hall was decorated with Christmas and University of New Mexico colors. The family had made copies of Angelica’s graduation photos and attached them to glass tiles and then put decorations around them, for the centerpieces of each table.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Jan. 3, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday and Saturday
    TBA — Mora Rangers, NRG Tournament, Pojoaque, varsity
    TBA — Mora Rangerettes, NRG Tournament, Pojoaque, varsity
    TBA — Mora Rangerettes, Wagon Mound Tournament, junior varsity
    Tuesday
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangers vs. West Las Vegas, home, seventh and eighth
    Wednesday
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangers vs. Pecos, away, seventh and eighth
    Thursday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Clayton, away, junior varsity and varsity

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Auctions are always great social events

    I still meet people who say they were at the Valmora auction and/or the auction we had here at the ranch, way back in the early 1990s. Valmora was my family’s tuberculosis sanatorium established in 1904. Obviously when a place collects almost 90 years of “stuff” the only way to move it out is with a sale.

  • Mora County Notebook: Church presents Christmas story play

    Last Wednesday, the Mora Valley Baptist Church presented its annual Christmas story. The program began with the lighting of candles by the youth.

    The play began with the prediction of John the Baptist’s birth and Jesus birth by Gabriel. Then the visit of the angel to Mary, her visit with Elizabeth, John’s birth, It continued with all the details before the birth of Jesus and the action after the birth as the holy family flees to Egypt. It ended when the family finally returned to Nazareth.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Dec. 27, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    TBA — Mora Rangers at Tri-County Tournament, Pecos, varsity

    Next Thursday-Saturday
    TBA — Mora Rangerettes at NRG Tournament, Pojoaque, varsity
    TBA — Mora Rangerettes at Wagon Mound Tournament, junior varsity
    TBA — Mora Rangers at NRG Tournament, Pojoaque, varsity

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The varied stories of the Pecos Wilderness

    This happy holiday time always translates into fun ‘way out here in the mountains. My friends, many in my age group, still send hand-written messages on Christmas cards. Yes, the list gets shorter every year, sadly. Some of the old Gascon Gang have now weathered their last storm. And some even read this column on the internet. I am flattered!