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Mora County

  • Little Red and the Riding Hoods

    Mora residents are up for a special treat this weekend. The Mora Community Theatre group will present “Little Red and the Riding Hoods” for three shows starting tonight (Friday).

    The show contains Mora area residents of all ages. The production is a spin on the classic story; just think wilder.

    The show is under the direction of Connie Krusemark and Sandi Robles. Peggy Meeks is serving as stage manager.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Ttom’s treasure hunt brings out sweet memories

    My nephew, and sweet brother Bill’s son Ttom (yes, that is spelled correct) and his family were just here for the annual summertime ranch visit. Ttom and John were sorting through that huge “old-stuff,” big pile of both photographs and old family papers. They found some interesting old family memorabilia.

  • Mora County Senior Lunch Menu - Sept. 5, 2014

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

    Monday — Baked chicken, wild rice, carrot raisin salad, biscuit with margarine, and mandarin oranges
    Tuesday — Pepper steak, rice, tangy carrot coins, buttered broccoli, cottage cheese, and peaches
    Wednesday — Pizza, mandarin oranges, brussels sprouts, and orange
    Thursday — Pork lion, black-eye peas, cooked cabbage, cornbread with margarine, and peach cobbler

  • Mora County Notebook - Farmers Market also meeting, greeting place

    For the 10th year in a row, the Mora Valley Farmers Market is open for business. Due to the weather, the market had a late start, but it is now expected to remain open through the end of September.

    One will find a huge variety of vegetables, fruits, fresh eggs, local honeys and beeswax, jams and jellies and several baked goods. The market open from 3 to 6 p.m. every Friday in the parking lot of the Southwest Capital Bank.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Aug. 29, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    6 p.m. — Bean cleaning party, Wagon Mound Fire House
    7 p.m. — Street dance, Wagon Mound Fire House
    Saturday
    7 a.m. to 9 p.m. - 104th Bean Day Celebration, Wagon Mound
    7 a.m. - Softball tournament, Wagon Mound High School
    9 a.m. - Veterans memorial service, Veterans Memorial Park
    9 a.m. - Car show
    11 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Music in the Wagon Mound park
    2 p.m. - Rodeo, rodeo grounds
    9 p.m. - Dance, Wagon Mound School old gymnasium

  • Famed pianist once taught lessons at Gascon ranch

    Long-time residents of this area are often the best weather watchers around. I just learned from a neighbor that we probably  will have a good snow-pack on our mountains this winter, because the now-blooming (in profusion, I might add) sunflowers are very tall this year.

    The sunflower plants along the roads here are taller than I am. We welcome every flake when it comes!

  • Watrous Day full of fun for the whole family

    Watrous was booming on Saturday for Watrous Day at the village park. Several  hundred attended the celebration which included a free barbecue of beans, meat, and bread served around noon, along with music by Quemoso, and a horseshoe tournament.

    The event was started several years ago by a group of people including Johnny Duran, Richard Garcia, Nappy Duran. On Saturday, the attendees ranged from 88-year-old Jose Lopez to Kendan Coca, 10 months.

  • Mora County Senior Lunch Menu - Aug 22, 2014

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

    Monday — Hamburger steak, brown gravy with mushrooms, mashed potatoes, green beans with onions, wheat roll with margarine, and pineapple chunks
    Tuesday — Fidelos con carne, salad and dressing, mixed vegetables, flour tortilla, and orange-pineapple mix
    Wednesday — Chicken fettuccini

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Have you read any good books lately?

    The tourists must love Las Vegas. Between music in Plaza Park (free, believe it or not) to a regal concert organ recital in Our Lady of Sorrows Church. The summer weekends have been busy, fun and entertaining for young, old and in between.

    And have you read any good books lately? I was a asked by a group of Mora neighbor gals to list recent books about our history here in northern New Mexico. I would need a whole page to list my general likes, choices here in the Optic.

  • Mora County Notebook - Mora Fiesta marshals’ background impressive

    Miranda Serna left a legacy of the art of basketball to many. For Mora, she left a legacy that is personalized, as Mora is where her roots were. Her legacy continues with the annual basketball camp held in her beloved hometown of Mora.

    This year’s camp took place July 21 to July 23 at the Mora Elementary School gym. Fifty young basketball enthusiasts particpated this year.