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Mora County

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Taking trips to unknown lands

    I know there are different schools of thought when it comes to travel — taking a trip into unknown lands. Some just strike out on their own, often with a guidebook in hand, and discover the new area, country or whatever by themselves. I come from a very different school. My family always thought one should go on a tour with a guide who has the knowledge to enlighten and build a base of knowledge for the area.

    Then you, the traveler, can decide whether you want to see and learn more about wherever you are.

  • Local lawyer representing Hershey Company

    Early last month, Cyrus Martinez began serving The Hershey Company in Hershey, Penn., as its council, labor and employment attorney.

    Susan M. Angele, vice president and global deputy general council says that Martinez will provide legal advice, training and manage litigation with respect to labor and employment matters, including discrimination law, employee safety and employment policies and practices and union related matters.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - August 10, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Livestock Growers Association, Mora School Board Room
    Noon — District 5 meeting of VFW Auxiliary, VFW Building
    7:45 p.m to 10 p.m. — Every 45 minutes, Candlelight Tours, Fort Union National Monument
    Sunday
    5:00 p.m — VFW Meeting, VFW Hall
    Monday
    7:45 a.m. — Mora Independent School teachers report for work
    Tuesday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Meat processing plant to help area ranchers

    Back in the old days of not-so-long-ago I could plan a whole afternoon of strictly quiet and pleasant time working on and researching my next column. That was because it was raining and I was housebound, for lack of a better term. No such rainy afternoons are in the immediate forecast, which is surely not good.

  • Mora County Notebook - Two camps held during the same week

    Two special summer camps were held during the week of July 15 to July 22.

    They were the  Mora Valley Baptist Church Vacation Bible School and the Presbyterians Loma Verde Junior Camp.

    The Mora Valley Baptist Church held their yearly Vacation Bible School. The bible school was a huge success under the leadership of Pastor Evodio Rios and the volunteers of the local church members and the youth of Whiteface Baptist Church in Whiteface, Texas.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - August 3, 2012

    Senior Lunch Menu

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

    Monday, August 6 — Pork posole, salad with dressing, mustard greens, garlic bread, and pumpkin spice cookie
    Tuesday, August 7 — Beef fajitas, pinto beans with green chili, salsa, flour tortilla, oatmeal cookies, and peaches
    Wednesday, August 8 — Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes with gravy, turnip greens with margarine, wheat roll with margarine, and jello with fruit

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The troubles with sleeping comfortably

    Some very unusual and strange cries in the middle of the night recently kept me awake for a while, and got me to thinking. We take so much for granted in our lives, don’t we? As we sleep comfortably and well, we rarely think about how and what we sleep on. The cries I heard were that of a baby elk searching for its mother, incidentally. It took me a while to figure that one out!

  • Mora County Notebook - Mora celebrates annual fiesta

    The Mora Fiesta was held last weekend with the usual happy crowd. On Friday evening, it started with a Mass as this is La Fiesta de Santiago y Santa Anna.

    After the mass folks gathered at the American Legion Pavilion for the dance and crowning of the queen. The Agua Negra Band played at the dance. The Fiesta Queen is April Gallegos, daughter of David and Mellisa Gallegos
    Saturday morning, the festivities began with a political breakfast which was attended by political officers and those running for office and many people who came to greet them. It was well attended.

  • Mora Lunch Menu - July 27, 2012

    Senior Lunch Menu

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

    Monday, July 30 — Chalupa, lettuce, tomato, fiesta salad, salsa, and fruit cocktail
    Tuesday, July 31 — Meatloaf, garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower with cheese, dinner roll, margarine, cantaloupe, and yogurt
    Wednesday, Thursday and Friday was not available as of press time.

  • Miranda Serna Basketball Camp a great success

    By Jeannie Abeyta
    For the Optic

    The Coach Miranda Serna Basketball Camp held July 16-18, was a success! A total of 60 participants enjoyed instruction on basketball skills, motivational talks, games and prizes.

    Guest speakers were Fidel Trujillo and coaches Mark Cassidy and Andres Valdez. Camp staff who volunteered their time and knowledge came from several states and cities, but all have roots in Mora. Camp coaches had close ties to Serna, either as family or a friend and love her and the sport of basketball.