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Mora County

  • Palabras Pintorescas: That evil bug called Tuberculosis

    I suspect quite a few of my readers have no idea what the white plague is, was. Yes, that is why so many sanatoriums where built in our western states. Tuberculosis was running rampant in the first two thirds of the last century, around this big world we live in.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mountain Mamas meet at Hatcha’s

    On Monday a large group of women who belong to the Mora Mountain Mamas converged on Hatcha’s Restaurant.
    They had a great meal and the business taken care of by Peggy Meeks. They also heard other announcements concerning the group.

    The main speaker for Monday’s meeting was Gascon resident, Editha Bartley, who kept the Mountain Mamas spell-bound as she told the story of her life and her life experiences. She is not really a stranger to those who have read her column in the Optic every Friday, normally just below this column.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Oct. 18, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. — Mora Community Leadership Institute, Mora School Board Room
    Saturday
    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Mora Community Leadership Institute continues
    8 a.m. — Mora Cross Country at Santa Fe Indian School
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Dulce, away, junior varsity and varsity
    Wednesday
    5 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Monte Del Sol, away, junior varsity and varsity

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

  • Palabras Pintorescas: No, this ranch is definitely not boring

    So what do you do on a ranch? It must be really boring way out there in the middle of nowhere. I don’t think this old ranch fits the definition of boring in any way.

    For example, in the span of one midweek afternoon here (the first week of October) our ranch yard was busy. Now yards in ranches need to be utilized for whatever comes along.

    Son John was baling hay way out there in our big meadow when the shear bolts broke on the baler, and this bent some major working parts of the machine, way in the impossible bowels of this mechanical wonder.

  • Mora County Notebook: The birth of the Cleveland Tin Man

    Those who travel on State Highway 518 north of Mora will view a giant tin man in front of the Cleveland Bar. On closer observation, he shows that he is made only of oil cans of all sizes and shapes.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Oct. 11, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Tuesday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Peñasco, away, junior varsity and varsity
    Wednesday
    6:30 p.m. — Mora 4-H meeting, Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Pecos, home, junior varsity and varsity   
    Friday
    2 p.m. to 8 p.m. — Mora Community Leadership Institute, Mora Independent School Board Room
    Saturday
    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Continuation of Mora Community Leadership Institute

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Justice center a great resource for area

    When one lives way out in the country like I do, one tends to forget how some of the rest of the world lives. A recent program at our Las Vegas Rotary Club was about the Tri-County Family Justice Center of Northeast New Mexico.

    We all know abuse does happen in families, but unless we are directly involved in abuse events in some way, I think we just sort of ignore it. Turns out this very necessary organization has offices in Las Vegas, Santa Rosa and Mora.

  • Mora County Notebook: Programs help farmers and customers

    Farmers in Mora Valley are working together to encourage one another to improve their ability to raise healthy locally grown food.

    Agriculture has deep roots in Mora Valley and the surrounding communities. Many families in the valley continue to raise gardens.

    One family in Encinal is supporting the effort to “grow more farmers” by offering their ranch as a demonstration site.

    Johnny and Peggy Boney and neighbor, Mabel Medina, are helping provide a place so that local farmers can learn by example.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Oct. 4, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    8 a.m. — Mora cross country, SF Indian School, away
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Board, Administration Building
    Tuesday
    5 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes volleyball vs. SF Prep, away, junior varsity and varsity
    Thursday
    5 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vollleyball vs. Monte Del Sol, home, junior varsity and varsity

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Happiness is having good friends

    Happiness is having what we call “always friends” come by, come back for a visit. Such was the case recently when our long- ago neighbors showed up to talk about our fun old times here when they lived just up the road from or ranch headquarters.