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Mora County

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The people and events of this past year

    The end of yet another wonderful year causes me to both look back and look forward. Yes, Thanksgiving is past, but I have to many things and events to be thankful for.

  • Mora County Notebook: Fire department donates food baskets

    The members of the LeDoux Volunteer Fire Department and residents of Le Doux, Monte Aplanado and El Carmen communities worked together to collect more than $300 and prepared eight Christmas baskets for the community members who are needy. Russell’s Discount Foods also donated money toward the food baskets.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Hitting its 70th year on the air

    Oh! Wow! Our own radio station, KFUN will be 70 years old Christmas Day. Happy Birthday wished for all of us who faithfully listen in this large broadcast area. I’m seven years older than KFUN but neither of us think we are old yet.

  • Mora County Notebook: Santa participates at Winter Fest

    During the packed Mora Chamber Commerce’s Winter Fest held in the Mora Elementary Gymnasium Santa Claus appeared with lots of toys for the many children who had been awaiting his arrival. The children were lined up all around the gym waiting for their turn to see Santa and receive a gift. Santa’s helpers, the Sangre de Cristo’s bikers, helped him get the gifts from many people who gave to their Toys for Tots program.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Dec. 16, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Saturday
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball at Clayton, junior varsity and varsity
    2 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball at Clayton, junior varsity and varsity
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball vs. Santa Rosa,  home, junior varsity and varsity
    Wednesday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Springer, home, junior varsity and varsity

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Running toward the radiators

    Eight degrees below zero is cold to colder, and hopefully by this time this is printed warmer weather will have returned. This cold is usually reserved for early January, not early December. Global warming not at its best, I’d say.

  • Noticias - Dec. 9, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Las Vegas Cub Scouts Pack 60 has begun its annual popcorn sales. Cub Scouts is a nonprofit organization that uses the proceeds as a fundraiser. Cub Scouting promotes a boy’s character, citizenship and fitness in a positive and educational manner. To purchase popcorn or for more information, call Ida Sue at 617-0849.

    • Grief Support Group meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299 or 425-7763.

  • Mora County Notebook: Scouts participate in financial literacy class

    Classes on financial literacy are being sponsored by St Gertrude’s Credit Union for the Mora Girls Scouts of America. The classes are being held at the community room at Helping Hands.

    Seventeen girl scouts along with their leader, Lillian Maestas met at the community room last Wednesday. The credit union manager Esther Martinez and her assistant Isabel Lopez taught the girls the advantage of saving money.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Dec. 9, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    Rangerette basketball at NRG Tournament continued, Española
    7th and 8th Rangerettes basketball at Taos Tournament, Taos
    Saturday
    Taos and NRG Tournaments continue
    10 a.m. — Winter Fest Mora, Elementary Gym
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Live Stock Growers meet-Mora School Board Room
    Sunday
    2:30 p.m — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW Hall
    5 p.m. — VFW regular meeting, VFW Hall

  • Memorias de Mora project off to a flying start

    By Renee Moody
    Mora High School

    The Memorias De Mora Theater Project took wings on Saturday as the production of “Roots and Wings: A Call for Stories” was performed at the Joseph M. Montoya Gym. Under the direction of David Olson of Theaterwork Santa Fe, Mora High School students acted out an ensemble piece based on interviews collected by students at the high school.

    Not only were the stories the basis of the play, but will be the building blocks for a more extended piece slated to reach the stage in late June.