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    The 13th Annual Little Miss and Miss Pre-Teen Las Vegas Pageant was held earlier this month at West Las Vegas High School.  

    Six talented little girls competed for the titles in four phases of competition: talent, holiday wear, party wear and on-stage question.

  • WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES
    • No Story Time at Carnegie Library on Wednesday, Dec. 24 in the children’s area of the public library. Story Time will take place again on Wednesday, Dec. 31.
    • Annual Christmas Carol Sing-Along, 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24 at the Methodist Church. For more information, contact Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299.
    • The Las Vegas Optic office will be closed starting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24 and closed on Thursday, Dec. 25. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 26.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • 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 every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • SATURDAY
    SÁBADO
    • 115th Christmas Bird Count, meet at Charlie’s Bakery and Cafe at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20. For more information, contact Chris and Cassidy Ruge at chrisruge1971@gmail.com or 429-7744.

    SUNDAY
    DOMINGO

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • 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 every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • A little bit of Mora and San Miguel counties is in the metro area of Albuquerque this holiday season. For numerous years,

    Ted Roybal and his family have been selling freshly cut white fir and piñon trees from the Mora and Pecos mountains to residents of the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho area.

    “I have been doing it for years,” Roybal, a resident of Rainsville, said in a telephone interview Thursday. “I was born into the business and have been doing it all my life.”

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    Final exams for Mora Middle and High School students
    Last day of school for winter break until Jan. 5
    TBA —  Mora High School Rangers basketball at Ben Lujan Tournament, varsity, away
    TBA —  Mora High School Rangerettes basketball at Ben Lujan Tournament, varsity, away

    Saturday
    10 a.m. —  Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball at Valley, away
    TBA —  Mora High School Rangers basketball at Ben Lujan Tournament, varsity, away

  • What is wrong with this picture? Here I sit at my typewriter; it is almost the middle of December and it is 55 degrees at noon here at 8,250 feet elevation. I just came inside and it feels like a spring day outside.

    I have one of my “ugly” Christmas sweaters on (I have never thought they were ugly!) and daughter Sherry just told me there was a shop near her in Phoenix that advertises and sells dozens of ugly sweater cookies, no less.

    The ugly sweater shop also is doing well, she says, even in  the warm and hot Arizona.

  • TODAY
    HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is I Love Christmas! by Hans Wilhelm. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    • 115th Christmas Bird Count, meet at Charlie’s Bakery and Cafe at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20. For more information, contact Chris and Cassidy Ruge at chrisruge1971@gmail.com or 429-7744.