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Mora County

  • 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.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 13, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    2  to 4 p.m. — Proposed Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area Planning update #2-Laura Shields Science Building, New Mexico Highlands University
    Saturday
    9 a.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. West Las Vegas, JV (DH), home
    10 a.m. — Mora Track, Santa Rosa, away
    Sunday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Book needs to be on ‘must read’ list

    I am happy to report my “catcher’s mitt” still fits, and no, I did not have to use it. My doctor father always told us he had his catcher’s mitt with him when he delivered a baby, and he did deliver many babies as a country doctor.

  • Valdez selected to travel to leadership forum

    Submitted to the Optic

    Tristen S. Valdez, a student at Mora Middle School, will travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in a People to People World Leadership Forum. Valdez, along with fellow students from around the world, will take part in developing leadership skills, learning about times in American history, meet with important leaders and explore current challenges, practice teambuilding skills, and visit national memorials and historic sites.

  • Mora County Notebook - Spanish Spelling Bee winners

    Mora students have held their district Spanish spelling bee and students from Mora County are heading for the state Spanish Spelling Bee on Aril 14 in Albuquerque.

    Sixth grader, Kristen Herrera, granddaughter of Donald and Emma Sanchez, won the first place in Wagon Mound.

    In Mora, Anthony Pino qualified to represent Mora at the state Spanish Spelling Bee.

    The teacher and Bilingual director in Wagon Mound is Georgia Cruz and the teacher in Mora is Rita Sanchez.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 6, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    3:30 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs.Cimarron, Home
    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Mora track team meet, Cimarron
    Noon — Open House and Easter Egg Hunt, Coyote Creek State Park
    Sunday
    6:30 a.m. — Easter Sunrise Service and breakfast, Chacon
    2 p.m. — Community Easter Egg Hunt - prizes, crafts and fun for all. Everyone is invited, Mora Presbyterian Church

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Battle with the gates

    Because curiosity is my middle name, I always have to investigate when I hear noises, like making things or repairing things in and around our big shop area. Every ranch has to have a shop and a collection of old junk, just waiting to be ressurrected, to repair something that broke.

  • Mora County Notebook - Mora cheer squad does well in competition

    The Mora varsity cheerleading squad performed well at the state spirit competition at the Santa Ana Star Center in Bernalillo on March 23 and 24.

    The cheerleaders were able to compete at the state competition because of their showing in other competitions during the season. At these competitions they took the first place spot twice and one third place.