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Today's Features

  • 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

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    • 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.

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    • The Las Vegas Senior Center will conduct a Medicare Presentation, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 24 at the center. Come to the workshop to review what you should know about Medicare Preventive Services. Information provided will discuss how early detection keeps you healthy and prevents chronic illness. Be aware of Medicare fraud and protect yourself against local scams.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • TODAY HOY
    • Nat Gold Players presents “Dog See God,” 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 23 at Sala de Madrid on the NMHU campus. General admission is $10, Seniors and LVAC members tickets are $8, and students with ID are $5. Play not suitable for children younger than 14.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • The Rincones Presbyterian Credit Union held its 53rd annual meeting on Sunday at the Tilford Memorial Building in Chacon. The meeting was well attended with 60 members present. The meeting was opened with a prayer by CLP Shirley Sandoval. Vice Chair Lebao Martinez introduced Frank Mulholland of the New Mexico Securities Division.