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Mora County

  • 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.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The tales of the Chicago window decor

    Oh, my ... the memories come flooding back when I see the little children pressing their noses on to the incredibly fancy Christmas windows at the big stores in Chicago and New York, among many places. Sweet brother Bill and I had that very special treat for many years when we were little.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Dec. 2, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Saturday
    3 p.m.— Mora Rangers Basketball vs. Dulce, junior varsity and varsity, Home
    TBA — Mora Rangerettes Basketball at the Santa Rosa
    Tournament, away
    6:30 p.m. — Memorias de Mora Production by Mora High School students, Elementary Gym
    Sunday
    4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. — Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities, Bank of Mora
    Monday

  • The work of a ranching woman

    What do you know! A very new book just came my way. I knew a lot about it back in 1995 and then I more or less forgot about it. Now it is published and there will be a meet and greet, a book signing at Tome on the Range imminently, as in 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. I will be there, for obvious reasons!

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Nov. 25, 2011

    Senior Lunch Menu

    Menu for the Mora and Wagon Mound senior centers with coffee and milk served daily.

    Monday, Nov. 28 — Chalupa, lettuce, tomato, fiesta salad, salsa and fruit cocktail
    Tuesday, Nov. 29 — Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, buttered peas, yeast roll with butter and peach danish
    Wednesday, Nov. 30 — Spaghetti with sauce, broccoli with cheese sauce, garlic bread and peaches

  • Mora County Notebook: Rocky Raccoon Club formed

    The Rincones Presbyterian Credit Union has started  teaching the kindergarten children in Holman about saving. The director, Teresita Vigil and supervisory committee member, Florence Trujillo are directing the program. Trujillo, a licensed teacher, goes to the classrooms once a month to teach the children about saving and helps them get started on their own.

    Last Friday Trujillo brought banks for each child. They are in the shape of colorful crayons and each child’s name is printed on his bank.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The art of cooking with a pressure cooker

    Well, I always thought every household owned a pressure cooker, and if you live above 8,000 feet, as I do, you automatically cook beans and so much more in a pressure cooker.

    Two different friends and neighbors have asked me about their new found art that they are so afraid of — that dangerous pressure cooker they have never used. Yes, it is still in its box, sadly.