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Mora County

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Aug. 9, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers’ Market, parking lot of Southwest Capital Bank
    Saturday
    7:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and 9:45 p.m. — Candle Light Tours, The Forgotten Faces of Fort Union, enacted by costumed participants, Fort Union National Monument
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW Hall
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Hall
    Monday
    8 a.m.— Students return to school, Mora Independent Schools

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The transformation from desert to jungle

    Just a month ago there was no such thing as a troublesome weed on this ranch. I honestly thought any kind of plant from grass to any kind of weed was dry and dead. It is absolutely amazing just what rain can do.

    The transformation from desert to jungle has not gone unnoticed and some new and so much safer herbicides are being developed all of the time. Our most invasive weed is thistle, and there are more than one species growing here.

  • Mora County Notebook: Fiestas one for the memory books

    The fiesta is a happy time to be in the great town of Mora.

    After the mass and processional, the Fiesta Dance at the American Legion Pavilion took place. It was well attended.

    Later in the evening, Jessica Gold was crowned as the 2013 Fiesta Queen. Amber Scarver was close behind her. They were both beautiful in their best gowns.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Aug. 2, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Board meeting, administration building

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Sweet brother Bill and his goat, Heidi

    I will admit I have to give up on this one! Someone just asked me how many hummingbirds I have at my three feeders.

    Yes, I often take pencil and paper, plus the essential cup of coffee, out on the front deck when it is time to write this column. The many visiting hummers do set the mood:

    How can one be lazy and just do nothing when the tiny birds never stop, other than to perch on their feeders?

  • Miranda Serna camp a big success

    Organizers of the Miranda Serna Memorial Basketball Camp are calling the event a success, saying that 62 youths ages 7 to 10 participated.
    The camp took place July 15-17, and there were plenty of volunteers to help participants learn the basics of basketball. The idea to start the camp came from Miranda’s cousin Aaron Chavez, a former Ranger and now a Bakersfield College coach in California, and from Miranda’s former coach and Mora Middle School Coach Jeannie Abeyta.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - July 26, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    4:30 p.m. — Fiesta Mass-honoring Santiago and Santa Ana-St. Gertrudes Church. There will be an after mass processional to the post office
    9 p.m. to 12 a.m. — Fiesta Dance –American Legion Pavilion
    10:30 p.m. — Crowning of Fiesta Queen Candidates Amber Scarver and Jesselle Gold
    Saturday
    9 am. — Line up for the parade in front of Helping Hands
    10 a.m. — Fiesta Parade- those who want to be in the parade should apply by Friday at the latest

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Egyptian Camel saddles needed to be banned

    Suddenly it is summer, and it is time to move the geranium jungle out of the living room and out on the deck. Hiding in plain sight is one of my two camel saddles. With Egypt now in the news, my two camel saddles and their history came to mind.

    Yes, my Aunt Elvira and I rode camels around the pyramids in Egypt during our big trip in 1953. Neither one of us knew what a camel saddle looked like, but there are the usual tourist photos of us riding these camels.

  • Mora County Notebook: Teams participate in tourney

    The Mora Little League played at the All Stars tournament held earlier this month at Santa Rosa.

    The 10- to 11- year-old children coached by Carlos Mendoza, Michael Aragon, and Mindi Ann Casados lost their first two games to La Plaza and Santa Rosa.

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu - July 19, 2013

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

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

    Monday — Spaghetti and sauce, buttered green beans, green salad and dressing, garlic bread, gelatin with topping, and pears
    Tuesday — Chicken a la king, sautéed potatoes and onions, mustard greens, biscuit, and chunky fruit
    Wednesday — Beef brisket, broccoli, carrots, potluck roll with margarine, pineapple salad, and applesauce cake