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Mora County

  • Palabras Pintorescas - History in the making

    Yes, that was me you saw roaming through our pasture, following leader dog, Tinta, recently. We continue to investigate and try to figure out what is going on with our almost summertime weather (the very warm temperatures) and the lack of snow in our vast mountain chain. Sometimes I wonder if this is the start of yet another dust bowl. Ken Burns surely did a masterful job portraying the last one recently on PBS channel.

  • Mora County Notebook - Saint Gertrude’s parish celebrates función

    The 156th year of the birth of Saint Gertrude was celebrated this past Sunday with the annual función at Saint Gertrude’s Catholic Church.

    The Mass ended with a processional to the elementary school gym.

    In the processional, the priest and the deacons followed with the cross.

    The statue of the patron saint was carried along with the patron saints of the different churches of the parish. The Penitentes sang hymns all the way. A large group of people of different ages walked in the procession.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Nov. 23, 2012

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Sunday
    11 a.m. — Memorial Mass at Saint Gertrude’s Church for the deceased who were cared for by Esperanza Home Health Care.
    Monday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes Middle School Basketball vs.WLV, home  
    Tuesday
    1 p.m. — Nurses Work Shop-Esperanza Home Health Care, Buena Vista
    Wednesday
    4 p.m.-Mora Rangerette Middle School Basketball vs.Santa Rosa, Home
    Thursday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The things I’m thankful for

    My fun father used to tell us kids there was a dodo bird that flew backwards to see where he had been. Of course, we looked for that odd bird, and we never did see one. I did tell sweet brother Bill I thought I’d seen  one, in hopes he’d quit pestering me and spend his idle time looking for oddball birds.

    Oh, yes, I got away with a lot there for a while, just because I was two years older than Bill.

    And now as this column hits our print media, I look on yet another memorable  Thanksgiving and recount the many blessings we all have here.

  • Mora County Notebook - Sullivan chosen as interim superintendent

    The Mora Independent School Board has hired Tom Sullivan as part-time interim superintendent.

    This is Sullivan’s third stint as interim superintendent for New Mexico schools. Since his retirement he has served in different capacities. In November 2011 he was hired as interim superintendent for the Roy School System. He served in the Santa Fe Schools until June, and now he is serving in the Mora Independent Schools.  

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Nov. 16, 2012

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    Rangerette Volleyball Team at State Tournament, Albuquerque
    Saturday
    Volleyball State Tournament continues, Albuquerque
    Sunday
    10 a.m. — 156th anniversary St. Gertrude’s Parish Annual Funcion Holy Mass, Processional to Mora School Gym, potluck and activities
    Tuesday
    Distribution of Thanksgiving baskets, Mora Sheriff  Department
    Wednesday
    6:30 p.m. — Mora 4-H meeting, Helping Hands

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The joy of sharing holiday stories

    That big calendar on the wall notes it is almost time to cook that Thanksgiving dinner. How time flies when one is having fun! I bumped into an old friend just the other day, and our talk turned to the holidays, the foods and traditions we all grew up with.

  • Mora County Notebook - Crocheted caps given to cancer patients

    The Crochet Ole Ladies of the Mora Senior Citizens spent weeks crocheting colorful caps to give to cancer patients. There is an array of different happy colors and styles. On Nov. 1 the group traveled to the Taos Hospital to present the caps to the Marketing and Communication Coordinator, Maria Meadowcroft. The caps are to be used as they are needed for cancer patients.

    The club is a part of the Mora Senior Center program with Carol  Westbrook as the instructor.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Nov. 9, 2012

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    5 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Posting the Colors Flag Dedication, Mora Valley Community Health Services
    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Mora Cross Country at State Meet, Rio Rancho
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Stock Grower meeting, Board Room Mora School Administration Building
    Add day — Fort Union and the National Park Service will honor all military veterans and their families on Veterans’ Day weekend by waiving the entrance fee and military and family members.
    Sunday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Shy boy becomes kids’ big brother

    Hopefully the housefly invasion here will soon peak. The window on my back porch is covered, crawling with black flies. I have a remedy that seems to work. I put a few drops of dish soap in a shiny pan, fill it with water and put it on the windowsill. This contraption attracts the flies that  die quickly when they fly into it. Someone said the soap blocks their air vents. Our resident magpies love this dead fly collection when I dispose of it.