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Today's Features

  • If it is summertime, the living should be easy. Part of my easy living includes make-ahead dishes for lunch or supper. After so many years of three big meals a day for a crowd, a few tricks of this cooking trade have rubbed off on me.

    My summer calendar has begun to fill up. I now intend to be ahead of the game. I’ll have lunches almost completed and ready to pull out of the “ice box” as they used to be called.

  • By Michelle Locke
    For The Associated Press

    The parade of retro treats marches on. And this summer it seems the foodie hipster scene has declared shaved ice is the hot “new” old way to stay — and be — cool.

    “We have lines. People are really excited about it,” says David Carrell, one of the operators of the New York City-based People’s Pops, which specializes in shaved ice, along with ice pops, both made with fresh fruits and herbs.

  • TODAY HOY
    • 16th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day, Wednesday, June 20, serving times are 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 and proceeds support local youth programs. For more information, call 505-718-6655.

  • WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • 16th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day, Wednesday, June 20, serving times are 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 and proceeds support local youth programs. For more information, call 505-718-6655.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Fiera Cultura de Musica show, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Part 1 on Friday, June 15 and Part 2 on Saturday, June 16, the events are fundraisers for the Lorenzo Miguel Scholarship. Tickets: General admission: $5. Advance tickets for all events, 454-3238 or visit KEDP radio station, studio 103.
    • A memorial celebration for Tibor K. Remenyik will be held from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. this Friday, June 15 at Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Eighth Street and National Ave. A reception will follow with directions given at that time.

  • By Alison Ladman
    For The Associated Press

    As all-American desserts go, it’s hard to beat apple pie, especially for the Fourth of July.

    But celebrating a big holiday shouldn’t have to involve making a big healthy eating sacrifice. So in honor of our nation’s independence, we decided to create an apple dessert that lets us have our pie and our healthy habits, too.

  • By J.M. Hirsch
    AP Food Editor

    Pretty to look at, but what do you do with it?

    That about sums up how most of us feel about star anise. And that's why it's mostly been relegated to the backwaters of spice cabinets in the U.S. What most people don't realize is that star anise actually is a deliciously potent spice that can do amazing things for your cooking, especially for meat.

  • The Mora Youth Hunter Education Challenge showed a great improvement at the state meet in Raton, N.M., earlier this month.

    Last year, they placed 12th when competing against other groups in the state. Now in the 2012 meet they raised their scores to place eight. The Youth Hunter Education Challenge is an international event that is held every June at the Whittington Center near Raton every June. The event is sponsored by National Rifle Association, 4H, New Mexico Game and Fish Department, and New Mexico Shooting Sports.

  • Community Calendar

    Tuesday
    Mora Little League baseball at Holman fields
    6 pm. — Field #1: Cardinals vs. Braves
                  Field #2: Dodgers vs. Rockies
    Wednesday
    6:30 p.m. — 4-H meeting, Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday
    Little League baseball at Holman fields
    6 p.m. — Field #1: Dodgers vs.Cardinals
          Field # 2: Rockies vs. Braves