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Today's Features

  • SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Museum Cafe Series — The Long Road to Statehood, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the City Museum. Rick Hendricks, state historian, will talk about the 62-year effort leading to statehood. Issues involved in the struggle included the Civil War, bigotry, Texas expansionism, and dysfunctional politics. A participatory discussion will follow the presentation.

  • Mora Schools are celebrating their homecoming. The results of the homecoming game and royalty will not be known until after the Friday Optic has gone to press. So we will have to wait for that until next week.

    In the meantime the school is gearing up for a great week looking forward to seeing many of its alumni coming home for the big occasion.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    5:30 p.m.— Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Santa Fe Prep, home, junior varsity and varsity
    Saturday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball vs. Mesa Vista, away, junior varsity and varsity
    2 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Mesa Vista, away, junior varsity and varsity
    Monday
    5 p.m. — Middle School Rangers basketball vs.  Peñasco, away

  • Surprise of surprises for me, when I turn to page 52 in New Mexico Magazine and discover a photograph of my parents, the Gellenthiens, in the Feb. 2012 issue. This is yet another very good issue of the magazine in that the photography alone is spectacular.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Hat” by Jan Brett. The theme for the month is “It’s Snow Time!” All programs are free and open to the public.

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    • Free 2012 Tax Returns – federal and state - will be prepared for low and middle-income taxpayers by Certified AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers. No complicated filings. Do not have to be retired or an AARP member to receive services. Seven days and evenings are scheduled at NM Highlands University, 903 Baca Street (at 9th Street) between Feb. 14 and April 14. Call for an appointment at 505-425-6261 or 479-466-5161.  

  • WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Hat” by Jan Brett. The theme for the month is “It’s Snow Time!” All programs are free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY

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    • The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.

    • Grief Support Group meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299 or 425-7763.

  • SUNDAY DOMINGO
    • Selected art works by Antonio Madera will be exhibited in the Ray Drew Gallery until Feb. 17. An artist’s reception will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22 in the gallery located on the first floor of the NMHU Donnelly Library. For more information, contact Bob Read at 454-3338.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR