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Today's Features

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3 p.m. to 8 p.m. — Mora Leadership Training Institute, Buena Vista Fire Department Building
    5 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangers vs. Peñasco, away, seventh and eight
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Robertson, away, junior varsity and varsity
    Saturday
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Mesa Vista, away, junior varsity and varsity
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Mesa Vista, away, junior varsity and varsity

  • Because I am primarily a news junkie when it comes to watching television, I am out of the loop when popular, fictional series come along. However I happened upon a PBS special very recently that really rang a bell with me.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Penguin’s Hidden Talent” by Alex Latimer. Free and open to the public.

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    • 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 held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 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.

  • WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Penguin’s Hidden Talent” by Alex Latimer. Free and open to the public.

  • UPCOMING & ONGOING
    • Robertson High School Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 in Mike Marr Gymnasium. To set-up an appointment or for more information, call Bryanna Duran at 426-6007 or Donna Ortiz at 429-4698.

  • The young musicians of the Jovenes de Amistad Band played for the entertainment and dancing at the Mora Senior Citizens New Year’s Party on Dec. 30.

    The senior citizens had enjoyed a turkey dinner served to them by volunteers. After the dinner the group was treated to music supplied by the young members of the Jovenes de Amistad Band.

    The band was organized in 2012 with Ferdinand Jr. and Julius Valencia of Chacon and, Emmerick Martinez, of Mora. Johnny Martinez joined the group at the end of 2012.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Stock Growers meeting, Tapetes de Lana
    1 p.m.— Mora Middle School Rangers vs. Penasco, home, seventh and eighth
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — VFW Ladies, No Meeting This Month
    5 p.m. — VFW regular meeting, VFW Building
    Tuesday
    10 a.m. — Mora County Commission meeting, Administration Board Room
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Tucumcari, home, junior varsity and varsity

  • When the calendar says it is January, it is weather- predicting time here in New Mexico. The oldtimers know the year’s weather can be predicted by observing the “cabañuelas.” My Ruben “Cobos Dictionary of New Mexico and Southern Colorado Spanish” defines cabanuelas as the name given to the first twelve days of the month of January. Each one of these days is supposed to show the kind of weather to be had during each of the twelve months of the new year.”