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Today's Features

  • No two days are ever the same on a ranch. Just about the time I think my life and all that goes with it is slow and calm, my bubble gets busted once again.

    Such is the case recently when the clouds built up over our mountains, the temperature dropped like a rock, and before we know it, we had a snow storm of sorts surrounding us.

    Now our cows are not dummies, because most of them have babies (calves in ranching terms), they decided they’d better spend the following cold and snowy night in, under our sheds.

  • TODAYHOY
    • Search and Rescue meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, at the new State Police Headquarters across from KFUN hill (south). New members are welcome.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Eloise’s Mother’s Day Surprise” by Lisa McClatchy. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAYJUEVES

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

    • David, Julian and Joey Martinez of Sheridan lost their home and all of their belongings recently to a structure fire. A donation account has been opened at the State Employees Credit Union for the family. They are also accepting donations of clothing and household items. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. For more information or to drop off donations, contact Jesus at 505-920-8659

  • WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Search and Rescue meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, at the new State Police Headquarters across from KFUN hill (south). New members are welcome.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Eloise’s Mother’s Day Surprise” by Lisa McClatchy. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • David, Julian and Joey Martinez of Sheridan lost their home and all of their belongings recently to a structure fire. A donation account has been opened at the State Employees Credit Union for the family. They are also accepting donations of clothing and household items. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. For more information or to drop off donations, contact Jesus at 505-920-8659

  • TODAY HOY
    • Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at 1213 Sixth Street. There will be a variety of household items, books, appliances, clothing, CDs and more. This is a fundraiser for Rotary Club.
    • Tressa Jones’ post baccalaureate fine arts exhibit, until May 11 at the Ray Drew Gallery at the Donnelly Library on the NMHU campus. Artist reception takes place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 3 with an artist’s talk at 5 p.m. All are welcome. Contact Jones at 413-575-9651.

  • The Mora Chamber of Commerce held its seventh annual banquet on April 20 at the VFW Hall. It was well attended.

    The main speaker for this year’s banquet was Dora Dominguez of the New Mexico Economic Development Department.

    In addition to Dominguez’s presentation, there was a silent auction with a representation of the work and art of the members. Donations were also made by chamber merchants.

    During the banquet, awards were presented to deserving citizens of the community. New members and new businesses were also recognized.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Monte Vista at Ft. Marcy
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Community Health Services Board meeting, administration building
    Tuesday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Jemez, home, junior varsity and varsity
    6 p.m. — Little League opening ceremonies, Little League field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball Angels vs. Pirates
    6 p.m. — Little League, Field #1 Dodgers vs. Rockies Field #2 Cardinals vs. A’s

  • Once in a while I run into a photograph that makes me stop and stare, then burst out laughing. That surely is the case this time. Imagine having that old box camera ready to shoot just as the action takes place. I’d say that photographer should have been given an award of some kind.

    Yes that is my mother, Alice Gellenthien, helping a lady mount a horse. The lady (I don’t know who she is) was probably short, possibly “portly” as my mother would say, and was probably visiting from a far away place, such as Chicago.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Black Rabbit” by Philippa Leathers.  Free and open to the public.

    FRIDAY VIERNES
    • Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at 1213 Sixth Street. There will be a variety of household items, books, appliances, clothing, CDs and more. This is a fundraiser for Rotary Club.