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Today's Features

  • Suddenly our big yard is full of birds. Yes, the barn swallows like our many barn and building sites here, and now all of their kids just left the nest and have learned to fly. The parents are quick to dive-bomb any of us who venture out, and the babies are trying their luck at catching anything that looks like a bug to eat. May they fly safely and unimpeded as they migrate to their warmer winter habitats.

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

    MONDAY
    Beef steak ranchero, pinto beans with green chile, salad with dressing, and strawberry shortcake

    TUESDAY
    Ham and cheese sandwich, lettuce, tomato, mixed vegetables with margarine, and mandarin oranges

    WEDNESDAY
    Chicken corn casserole, pinto beans, spinach with margarine, flour tortilla, and orange

    THURSDAY
    Pizza, bean salad, pasta salad, cantaloupe, and oatmeal cookie

  • 8.20.2016
    SATURDAY
    2 p.m.
    The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1063 will hold its Fourth Annual Golf Tournament at Gene Torres Golf Course. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with a tee time of 9 a.m. Entry fee is $100 per person. Funds raised will be used to support the group’s tri-county scholarship program and the honor guard for funeral trips around the area. For more information, call Jose Paiz at 718-0956 or Arsenio Garduño at 429-6441.

    8.21.2016
    SUNDAY
    2 p.m.

  • 8.17.2016
    WEDNESDAY
    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. This week’s book is “Daniel Tries a New Food” by Becky Friedman All programs are free and open to the public.

    6 p.m.
    San Miguel County Federation of Democratic Women Organizational Meeting will be held at the home of Judy Humphreys, 409 South Pacific. This meeting is for politically inclined women who are interested in participating in the upcoming election.  

  • WEDNESDAY

    8.17.2016

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    6 p.m.
    San Miguel County Federation of Democratic Women Organizational Meeting will be held at the home of Judy Humphreys located at 409 South Pacific. This meeting is for politically inclined women who are interested in participating in the upcoming election.  

    TUESDAY

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    • The “Si Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 1-866-885-6562 or Frances at 575-815-8544.

    • Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.

    • If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Recently, participants in the Mora 4-H Shooting Sports program participated in the state’s 2016 4-H Shooting Sports contest at the Whittington NRA Center in Raton. The objectives were to assist the 4-H members to learn and practice the rules of rifle, pistol, shotgun, muzzle loading, compound and traditional archery, safety, sportsmanship and accuracy with firearms.

  • If it is August, some annual events are totally predictable. Dozens, and I do mean dozens, of hummingbirds have found my five feeders on my desk. A five-pound sack of sugar only lasts a day and at least a dozen more hummers jam each feeder. An occasional wasp also stops by for a treat, but I quickly swat him away. I’m sure we also have nests hidden in our lilac bushes, but I have not seen one. Oh, what tough little birds these cute things are!

  • Senior Lunch Menu

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

    MONDAY
    Meatballs, wild rice, carrots and peppers, bread stick, and fruit yogurt
    TUESDAY
    Hamburger, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, potato salad, creamy coleslaw, and cottage cheese with pears
    WEDNESDAY
    Baked chicken, corn, asparagus, wheat roll with margarine, and pumpkin spice cookie
    THURSDAY
    Pork roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, asparagus, bread and margarine, and applesauce