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Mora County

  • Mora County Notebook - A successful health fair and banquet

    The Mora Health Fair was held last Thursday in the Mora High School gym. There were many tables set up to let the public be aware of the many areas of health care that are available to them. Each table had an abundance of literature and “goodies” that included pens, pencils, key chains, bags, note pads and even fly swatters and more. They had their logo or theme on them as part of marketing their health care services.

    There were a couple of areas set up so that the people could get their vital signs taken. Advice was given where it was needed.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 4, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    8:30 a.m. to Noon — Dia de la Cultura, Martinez Gym
    9 a.m. — Mora Track team at State Track meet, UNM, Albuquerque
    Saturday
    9 a.m. — State Track meet continues, UNM, Albuquerque
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services board meeting, MVCHS-Administration building
    Tuesday
    10 a.m. — Mora County Commissioners meeting, Mora School Board Room

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Neighbors’ Olympic quality dressage horse

    Probably one of the most exciting events in a girl’s life is the day she gets her own horse. I’ve been there and done that, more than once. The lessons learned by both horse and rider will last a lifetime, and now a recent story in the Albuquerque Journal brought back another set of horse memories for me.

  • Alberto Abeyta celebrates 104th birthday

    Alberto Abeyta celebrated his 104th birthday on April 14.

    His family and a few close friends met at the American Legion Pavilion in Mora to hold their great celebration.

    Abeyta is the oldest man in Mora. He is the oldest living veteran in New Mexico,  having served in World War ll.

    KOAT-TV interviewed him and broadcasted his story last Thursday evening and Friday morning.

    The news crew visited his Mora home.  

    As the oldest man in Mora, he was honored by being the Parade Grand Marshall in the 2011 Fiesta Parade.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 27, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    3 p.m. — Mora Track Team District meet, Pecos
    5:30 p.m. — 6th annual Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce banquet, 6:30 p.m.: dinner, silent and regular auction, guest speaker Nancy Polalillo, Mora VFW
    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Monte Del Sol, Ft. Marcy
    Tuesday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Peñasco, away
    Thursday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Jemez, away

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Surviving the winter and the roasting

    Suddenly it is springtime in the Rockies again. And after such a long, cold and windy winter, I wondered if any plant, tree, weed would survive our weather onslaughts.

    I am happy to report that our grass is green again, there are buds on our various trees and the lilacs may bloom soon. The early plum blossoms are frozen, but that happens every year here. My calendar has all sorts of dates penciled in.

  • Lazaro Garcia celebrates 100th birthday

    This past Saturday,  a large crowd of family and friends gathered to help Lazaro Garcia celebrate his 100th birthday at the Mora school cafeteria. His relatives and friends came from all over New Mexico and seven different states to honor Garcia on this momentous occasion. Folks came from as far away as: Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Michigan, Nevada, Wisconsin and Wyoming
    Garcia was seated at the far end of the room in a comfortable chair where he stood to greet the many people who came to wish him a happy birthday.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 20, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Monte Del Sol, home
    Saturday
    8 a.m. — Mora Clean Up, Keep Mora Clean and Beautiful, sign in and pick up trash bags, water and other material at Southwest Capital Bank parking lot. Recycle collection bins at the staging area at the bank – aluminum cans and glass. Tires at transfer station - for private residents only, limit 15 tires

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The art of water and metal witching

    In the “one thing that leads to another” category in my crazy life, a very recent Tom McDonald column about witching for water brought back yet another memory from long ago.

    Mike Martinez was our game warden when we moved to this ranch in 1962.

  • Mora County Notebook - Easter Egg Hunt huge success

    Lent and the Easter season mean a lot to the people of Mora.

    There are special Bible studies and services during this time to remind us that this is a special religious time.

    It is also a time of joy in the new spring that is upon us. There are parties and special times for all.

    One tradition that is carried out is the egg hunt. The Mora people really went all out for this custom. Children from 8 months to 80 years enjoyed the traditional custom.

    The sheriff’s department held its second annual egg hunt on March 31.