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Today's Features

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University English professor Donna Woodford-Gormley was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend to complete her book that explores Cuban cultural adaptations of Shakespeare.

    Woodford-Gormley is the only Shakespeare scholar conducting research in Cuba.

  • SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • West Las Vegas High School graduation takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, at Gillie Lopez gymnasium.

  • The New Mexico Rural Independent Telephone Company representatives were in Washington, D.C. recently to participate in the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association’s Legislative & Policy Conference. The annual event hosts more than 600 telecom representatives from through out the country for educational briefings about the emerging rules and regulations and other pressing industry issues. Those from La Jicarita Telephone Cooperative were, Terri Mares and  Michael J. Leyba.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Friday
    6 p.m. — Mora High School graduation, Joseph Montoya Gym
    Saturday
    3 p.m. — Wagon Mound High School graduation, Alfred Romero Gym
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — T-Ball, A’s vs. Orioles, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — T-Ball, Angels vs. Cubs. Little League Field
    6 p.m. — Little League A’s vs. Yankees, Field # 1, Cubs vs. Rockies, Field # 2, Holman
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. — ECHO Food Distribution, Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday

  • My fellow columnist, Art Trujillo, recently asked me if I ever ran out of ideas, stories I can write about. Obviously, the answer is “no” because things just pop up in my life and that reminds me of yet another tall tale or story.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Get Up and Go!” by Nancy Carlson. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING &
    ONGOING
    • West Las Vegas High School graduation takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, at Gillie Lopez gymnasium.

  • TUESDAY MARTES
    • Tierra y Montes Soil & Water Conservation District monthly board meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20 at the U.S. Forest Service building. For more information, call 425-9088.

    UPCOMING &
    ONGOING
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Get Up and Go!” by Nancy Carlson. Free and open to the public.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community First, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: Wal-Mart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Spring is here and all of the great activities that go with it are in full swing. It is a happy, exciting time especially at the Mora Schools.

    Last Tuesday, there was the Annual Health and Transitional Fair at the Joseph Montoya Gym. Many people from the community and the school attended the fair. The Mora/Colfax Head Start Program, Mora Valley Community Health Services, Mora Valley Health Council and School Based Health Centers sponsored the event.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    9:30 a.m. — Kindergarten graduation, Elementary Gym
    Saturday
    11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Customer Appreciation Day at Mora Valley Ranch Supply, hot dogs and refreshments
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — VFW Auxiliary meeting, VFW Building
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — T-Ball Cubs vs. A’s, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — T-Ball Angels vs. Orioles, Little League Field