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Mora County

  • Graduate holds attendance record

    Manuel Martinez Jr. had a goal of achieving perfect attendance during his 12 years of schooling.

    On his first day of school in the first grade he was so excited to be going to school he said he did not want to miss a day and he did not miss a day in the  years he attended school.

    On Friday, Martinez  will graduate from Mora High School and his goal of perfect attendance for the 12 years has been a reality.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 25, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    6 p.m. — Mora High School graduation, High School Gym
    Saturday
    1 p.m. — Wagon Mound High School graduation, Old Gym
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Little League baseball, Little League Field in Holman, Rangers vs. Yankees
    6:45 p.m. — Angels vs. Pirates
    Thursday
    6 p.m. — Little League baseball, Little League Field in Holman, Pirates vs. Yankees
    6:45 p.m. — Angels vs. Rangers

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Mother wanted windows squeaky-clean

    Well, what do you know ... it has happened again. About once a year, always in the late Spring, I sort-of wish I lived in a cave, reason being, it is window washing time again. This isn’t a recent discovery of mine, I might add.

  • Mora County Notebook - Students attend ‘Robo RAVE’

    Several Mora students competed in the Robo RAVE conference earlier this month in Albuquerque. They showed their skill in design and testing of the projects that they had been working on during the year.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 18, 2012

    Community Calendar
    Friday
    6 p.m. — Mora High School senior class banquet and awards night, Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas
    Sunday
    11 am. — Baccalaureate for graduating seniors, St. Gertrude’s Church
    6 to 9:30 p.m. — Astronomy program, Sun Moon and Stars above the Santa Fe Trail, Fort Union National Monument           
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Little League baseball, Rangers vs. Angels, Little League Field, Holman

  • Spaghetti dinner huge success

    Submitted to the Optic

    Mora Valley Community Health Services held a benefit spaghetti dinner in April to benefit the Senior Center and Ambulance Programs. The event raised $1,655, which will help with operational costs in both programs.

    The benefit dinner was organized by the Mora Mountain Mama’s, a women’s group in Mora that dedicates its time to various community issues and organizations. The Mora Mountain Mama’s donated food and time, and MVCHS staff assisted at the event, which was held at the Mora Senior Center.

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Faith in the weather gods

    My faith in the weather gods is restored after that big rain — and snow — storm, coming almost on schedule in early May. Hopefully the pattern will continue as La Niña may have dived into the deep of the ocean, for a long time.

    Back in the ‘50s when we still lived in Las Vegas and Jim worked for our Public Service Company, he would always plan his vacation time in early May.

  • Mora County Notebook - Students perform for Dia de la Cultura

    Cinco de Mayo was celebrated at the school in Mora by a traditional well performed program at the Martinez Gym.

    The gym was packed with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other interested folks

    The program began at 8:30 a .m. with the children from Head Start and kindergarten. The different classes performed Spanish dances, singing and recitations.

    The junior high mariachi band played several numbers to the delight of the appreciative audience. The young people in the band are all from the sixth and seventh grades.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 11, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Livestock Growers Association meeting, Mora School Board
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Little League Baseball and T-Ball, Little League Field
    6 p.m. — Angels vs. Yankees
    6:45 p.m. — Pirates vs. Rangers
    Wednesday
    6 p.m — Spring Band Concert, Mora High School Gym
    6:30 p.m — 4-H meeting, Helping Hands Inc
    Thursday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Honoring mothers

    May is kicked off with Mother’s Day. Graduations are just around this big day.

    I feel my mother’s presence all around me, often, and I suspect she continues to keep a watchful eye on this old ranch.

    Mother would be proud of her five grandkids. They have inherited her spunk and spirit genes, as did sweet brother Bill and I.

    Our mother was very different, very British, very strict. Bill and I finally figured that out, but not before we tried to get away with all sorts of things.