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Mora County

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Abundant snowfall blesses Mora area

    Oh no! I’m back  — full of enthusiasm to write and record my take and memory of things, places, and events in our beautiful and fun area. A misstep back in November put me in the hospital (Alta Vista) and a great rehab center for a few days. I was able to come home (my house has handicap access, fortunately) and twice-weekly physically therapy with experts in the field have me almost back to normal once again. Thank you all for such wonderful care!

  • Celebrating the season
  • What Mora third grade students are thankful for

    Submitted to the Optic

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Unseasonably warm temps create longing for moisture

    I will admit I am one of those news hounds who doesn’t always get the lesser sections of our newspapers. My two papers, the Optic and the Albuquerque Journal come to our ranch mailbox and I sometimes get the Saturday, Sunday and Monday Journal on Monday. I will admit I don’t always get all of the various sections of those papers read.

    However, the Nov. 12 (Saturday) Journal tucked in an article that caught my eye (no surprise there) because I live in the middle of a heavily forested mountain here at Gascon.

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — Nov. 20, 2016

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

    MONDAY
    Liver and onions, mashed potatoes, green beans, sliced cucumbers, wheat roll with margarine, peaches and strawberries with topping

    TUESDAY
    Hamburger stroganoff, egg noodles, broccoli, carrot raisin salad and banana

    WEDNESDAY
    Pork roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, asparagus, bread with margarine and applesauce

    THURSDAY
    Closed for Thanksgiving

  • County complex bond fails
  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — Nov. 13, 2016

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

    MONDAY
    King Ranch chicken, salsa corn, Spanish rice, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, cottage cheese, and pears

    TUESDAY
    Brunswick stew, garden salad with dressing, squash, crackers, and pineapple upside-down cake

    WEDNESDAY
    Turkey dinner, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, strawberries, and pumpkin nut bread

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Annual time changes don’t faze milk cows

    This old ranch and our animals have survived yet another “move the clocks back an  hour” event. There are some stray cats who have moved into our hay barn and yes, I feel them every morning (along with the daily lecture about the necessity to catch those pesky gophers who try to change our fields one mound at a time). A neighbor asked me if I liked daylight saving time and I had to be  honest. My inner clock runs on the same time, month after month, year after year.

  • Showing their support
  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — Nov. 6, 2016

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

    MONDAY
    Steak and stuff, asparagus, carrots, wheat roll with margarine, and strawberry shortcake

    TUESDAY
    Taco, lettuce, tomato, onions, Spanish rice, salsa corn, and gelatin

    WEDNESDAY
    Pork asada, buttered new potatoes, hominy, flour tortilla, and strawberry shortcake

    THURSDAY
    Pepperoni pizza, bean salad, pasta salad, cantaloupe, and oatmeal cookie

    FRIDAY