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Today's Features

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University HU Singers will present “My Story” at 7 p.m. today (Friday) and Saturday in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    Andre García-Nuthmann, director of Highlands University’s choral and vocal program, will direct the musical production and accompany on piano.

    Tickets for “My Story” are $5 for general admission. Highlands University students with valid IDs are free.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    A healing service open to all members of the community will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday at St. Paul’s Peace Church in Las Vegas. The church, located at the corner of National Avenue and Eighth Street, has had a long history of prayers for healing, including the regular practice of the laying on of hands and anointing the sick with oil blessed for healing.

  • TODAY
    HOY
    • The Las Vegas Tree Board will be planting a shade tree in Veteran’s Park on National Arbor Day on Friday, April 24 at the park located on Mills Avenue near Robertson High School. The mayor’s proclamation will take place at 4 p.m.

  • Seems as how when I happen to visit with folks I know here, around our Las Vegas, they have opinions. Opinions about our Meadow City and its growth or decline, depending on how one defines the life or possibly the decline of a town.

    Sixty years ago, big boss Jim and I lived on Dalbey Drive for a year or so, until we could move into the house we were building out near Montezuma. What an experience that was, particularly for me! I grew up in the Valmora Sanatorium hospital complex, with three meals a day served in the big dining room there.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University students and alumni have the opportunity to meet a record number of employers and recruiters at the university’s annual Spring Career Fair on Thursday.

    The free event requires no preregistration and will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, 800 National Ave. The Office of Career Services organizes the career fair.

  • TODAY
    HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Froggie Went A-Courtin’” as told by Iza Trapanin. Free and open to the public.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are at 6 p.m. every third Thursday in Faith Hall.

  • TUESDAY
    MARTES
    • No sales at Santa Fe National Forest offices on Tuesday, April 21. The temporary suspension is due to required training for customer service staff. Sales of permits, passes and maps will resume at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22. Customers may want to call the Forest Headquarters at 505-438-5300 or Ranger District Offices in advance to confirm the availability of permits.

  • Las Vegas Optic
    Archery winners announced
    On Saturday, the Mora Youth Hunter Education Club hosted a youth archery tourney at the baseball field at Mora High School. Despite the low turnout at the event, organizer Jack Rains said attendees had a great time learning the art and skills of archery.
    Participants were divided by age group and gender into compound bow or traditional bow competitions.