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Today's Features

  • TUESDAY
    MARTES
    • Fine Art Print lecture series by Dr. Robert Bell, 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8 in the George and Sheryl Talbot Fine Art Print Room in Kennedy Alumni Hall. Sponsored by the NMHU Foundation. This talk is titled, “Japanese Prints.” For more information, call the foundation office at 454-3248 or Bob Read at 454-3338.

    WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES

  • SATURDAY
    SÁBADO
    • Habitat for Humanity Spring Blossom Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 at Sala de Madrid on the NMHU campus. Spaces are available. Contact Inez Gallegos-Lujan at 454-4434 or 505-652-6973 for more information.

    SUNDAY
    DOMINGO
    • The New Mexico Highlands University Madrigal Choir’s production of the Dido and Aeneas opera at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $5 each.

  • A lot of good things go on in the Mora/Colfax Head Start in Holman. They are recruiting students for the remainder of this school year and have applications ready for parents to signup for next year.

    Pauline Espinoza of the Head Start said, ”The Mora/Colfax Head Start Program is still looking for your little sweet hearts to come and join our other children in the Head Start class rooms.”

    They will be recruiting and assisting families with “Enrollment Applications” starting in April.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    TBA — Mora Track Team at Santa Fe Indian School Invitational, away
    11 a.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Tucumcari, doubleheader, home
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Peñasco, home
    Sunday
    1 p.m. — Seed Exchange, pot luck picnic, Tapetes de Lana and St. Gertrude’s Community Room bring seeds to exchange
    Tuesday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs McCurdy, away
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Pecos, away

  • Yes, there are times when I pick up the Optic and suddenly get my chain jerked, as they say.  Mora County has just lost two incredible individuals, Dr. Alan Thal and Ralph Hanks.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Extraordinary Jane” by Hannah E. Harrison. Free and open to the public.
    • Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association Sign-up Coffee, 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 2 at 769 Diane Ave. New members welcome. For more information, call 425-6033.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • TODAY
    HOY
    • The 20th Annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad will take place on Friday, March 28 in Ilfeld Auditorium with doors opening at 6 p.m. Admission is $5. Advance tickets may be purchased at the KEDP radio station across the street from Ilfeld or at the door the night of the performance. The FDLH thanks NMHU President Jim Fries, Las Vegas Community 1st Bank and the NMHU Foundation for their sponsorship. For more information, call 454-0438.

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO

  • Kaitlyn Duran, daughter of Amy and Mario Duran, will be traveling on April 12 to Albuquerque to compete in the State Spelling Bee. She will be representing the Mora Schools as the No. 1 Spanish language speller of the county.

    The students who participated in the spelling bee this year were enthusiastic and worked hard to learn to spell the Spanish words. Rita Sanchez, their teacher, said that they were very motivated and spent extra time practicing.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Friday
    TBA — Mora Rangers baseball at Clayton Baseball Tournament, away
    Saturday
    TBA — Mora Track at West Las Vegas, away
    Monday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Taos, away
    Wednesday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. East Mountain, home
    Thursday
    1 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Open House, Mora Independent Schools

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

  • Once in a while (not often anymore) an old time truck will backfire as it meanders down our road here in the mountains. The  modern vehicle engine obviously is more efficient.

    Another backfire definition has to do with actual fires. Backfires are used to stop both prairie and forest fires, and that practice has been around at least 150 years or more.