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Mora County

  • Our war over Christmas catalogs

    Blowy, snowy, cold winter weather — combined with Christmas catalogs in our mailbox — causes me to wonder where summer went. Ah, yes, time flies when the holidays pile up, one right after another.

  • Mora school to host business group meeting

    On Tuesday, Dec. 7, the Mora High School business department will be hosting the regional Professional Business Association meet.
    Pauline Limbaugh, a teacher, states that there will be five schools coming to  Mora to compete. They are Escalante, Española Raton, West Las Vegas and Taos.


    More than 100 students will be competing. Some of the students will do their competition at their own school and 30 will make the trip to Mora to compete in their category.

  • Seniors distribute prayer shawls

    The Crochet Ole members of the Mora Senior Citizens Center  recently traveled to Vida Encantada in Las Vegas to visit the clients and staff.


    As they visited with the clients, they lovingly placed prayer shawls on their shoulders and gave them a hug and showed love and concern to the grateful folks. As they visited, they read the prayer attached to the shawls for each person.

  • Simple ways to keep healthy

    Sure enough, bring a bunch of my age group together and the talk gets around to healthcare. One of my farfetched theories is that one just feels better when one talks about it.


    Doc Gellenthien, my country doctor father, always had “the cure” for whatever came along, stashed away somewhere. Not all of these cures came out of a medicine bottle. In fact, many of them were a part of our everyday life. I assisted him a time or two when we had medical emergencies with our animals.

  • Simple ways to keep healthy

    Sure enough, bring a bunch of my age group together and the talk gets around to healthcare. One of my farfetched theories is that one just feels better when one talks about it.


    Doc Gellenthien, my country doctor father, always had “the cure” for whatever came along, stashed away somewhere. Not all of these cures came out of a medicine bottle. In fact, many of them were a part of our everyday life. I assisted him a time or two when we had medical emergencies with our animals.

  • Work from daylight to dark

    Will Rogers said long ago that even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. How right he was, and as I review the past month, there is no way I or anyone could just sit there because there has been so much to do in our big area. Yes, it is time to say thank you in so many ways for all of the nonprofits, the community organizations that work tirelessly year-round helping out so many in so many ways.

  • New banner at VFW post

    The Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce, at the suggestion of Bertha Cassidy, coordinator, has donated a beautiful banner to the VFW Post 1131.


    As people drive into Mora on N.M. Highway 518, they will be faced with a welcome and the statement that we honor our veterans and troops. The banner says, “Mora remembers the veterans and supports the troops.”


    At an unveiling ceremony on Nov. 12, the banner came into full view of an admiring audience of town people and veterans.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Even the rich and famous can be human

    We’ve all met and known people we will never forget in our lives. And sometimes the people we met when just children stick with us in ways almost unprogrammable, as the psychologist would say.

    I have painted a word picture of Dr. Tice recently (the bedbug column), and he really made a dent in my life. This also goes for sweet brother Bill. Dr. Tice was a noted Chicago physician who published “Tice’s Practice of Medicine,” and he worked with my grandfather on medical research in the 1930s.

  • Mora County Notebook: Head Start trains parents

    The Head Start in Holman held its second annual training for parents on Oct. 12.


    The agency is working to empower the parents with knowledge to better care for their children. The program gives the parents knowledge and tools to care for their sick children at home when possible. They provided the parents with a book “What to Do When Your Child is Sick” by Gloria Mayer and Ann Kuklierus.