Today's Features

    • Robertson High School will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 11 at the Mike Marr gym. Call Bryanna Duran at 426-6007 or Donna Ortiz at 429-4698 to sign up. United Blood Services, which is conducting the drive, recommends that donors give blood three times a year.

  • The Mora Grows Seed Library hosted its second annual seed exchange and first seed saving class on April 6 in Mora. The event was sponsored by Los de Mora Local Growers Cooperative and Collaborative Visions. The Seed Broadcast van was parked outside the building with its seed collection and recording equipment eager to record the local seed stories.

    Seed exchange and a pot luck lunch opened the day, followed by seed-saving techniques. Different presenters brought much life by addressing issues gardeners and farmers face today.


    TBA  — Mora Track at Ft. Sumner, away
    4:30 p.m.  — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Santa Fe Prep,  home
    10 a.m. to noon ­— Auditions for actors for play “Boarding House, St. Gertrude’s office, call Sherry Hedland at  575-387-2083 for more information
    2 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW Building
    5 p.m.  — VFW meeting, VFW Building

  • “In Flanders Field the Poppies grow, between the crosses row on row.” I remember when I had to learn, to recite that poem in grade school so long ago. I now have a new twist on that old poetic line.

    “In El Santuario de Chimayo the crosses blow on fences row on row.” Sweet Brother Bill’s oldest son Shane spent some time here recently and he (my nephew) and I did  a tour of Northern New Mexico, just for fun.

    • 11th Annual Regional Transition Fair, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 at the Mike Marr gym on the Robertson High School campus. For more information, call Leslie Damon at 454-5717.

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    • 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.


    • 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.

    • 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.


    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
    1 p.m. — Seed Exchange, pot luck picnic, Tapetes de Lana and St. Gertrude’s Community Room bring seeds to exchange
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs McCurdy, away
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Pecos, away