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  • 2.24.2016
    WEDNESDAY
    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    6:30 p.m.
    A candidate forum will take place at the Leveo Sanchez Lecture Hall, next to Donnelly Library on the Highlands campus. The forum will feature candidates for mayor of Las Vegas.

    Feb. 24

  • Tuesday, Feb. 22, 1966 — A group of Highlands University students were initiated into Pi Gamma Mu, a national honor fraternity in Social Science. Sponsors of the group are Dr. Irma Schuster and Dr. Lynn Perrigo. Students initiated are Rhodina Irby, Aline Cipriani, Lucy Reed, Marcia Brown, Loretta Larson, Norma Prichard, Julian Josue Vigil, Joe Sullivan, Tom Rieniets, Dennis Dunnum, Marshall Whitehead, Roy Oldfield and Charles Dybdal.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 56° / LOW 30°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    Sunday night ­— a 10 percent chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:41 a.m. to 5:48 p.m.


    Monday

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  • 2.21.2016
    SUNDAY
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    A Candidate Clean-up will take place throughout Las Vegas. Participants are asked to meet at the train depot. A free barbecue will take place at We Care located at 2200 Seventh St. For more information, call 425-8631.

    1:30 p.m.

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    •Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

    •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.

  • The newspaper collection, housed in an old Del Monte canned green beans box provides all sorts of memories for me.

    The Oct. 16, 2002 edition of the Optic has historic column headed with “Lost in 1959” by David Wesner. He says “Many Las Vegans remember the Mom and Pop stores of yesteryear. It was a phenomenon of the late 1950s and early 1960s largely — in a small way. Mom and Pop grocery stores.

  • Senior Lunch Menu

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

    MONDAY
    Taco, lettuce, tomato, onions, Spanish rice, salsa corn, and gelatin
    TUESDAY
    Hamburger steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, biscuit and margarine, fruit salad, and cottage cheese
    WEDNESDAY
    Oven fried chicken, braised onions, green beans and potatoes, carrot raisin salad, whole wheat bread, mandarin oranges, and peanut butter cookie
    THURSDAY

  • Friday

    HIGH 68° / LOW 41°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. West wind 15 to 20 mph. Friday night —
    Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:43 a.m. to 5:46 p.m.


    Saturday

    HIGH 69° / LOW 36°

    Sunny, with a high near 69. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Saturday night —
    mostly clear, with a low around 36

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 71° / LOW 39°

    Sunny, with a high near 71. West wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the morning.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:46 a.m. to 5:44 p.m.

     

    Thursday

    HIGH 70° / LOW 41°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. West wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

     

    Friday