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Today's Features

  • Senior Lunch Menu

    The lunch menu for the Mora/Wagon Mound Senior Citizen Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

    Monday, August 6 — Pork posole, salad with dressing, mustard greens, garlic bread, and pumpkin spice cookie
    Tuesday, August 7 — Beef fajitas, pinto beans with green chili, salsa, flour tortilla, oatmeal cookies, and peaches
    Wednesday, August 8 — Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes with gravy, turnip greens with margarine, wheat roll with margarine, and jello with fruit

  • Some very unusual and strange cries in the middle of the night recently kept me awake for a while, and got me to thinking. We take so much for granted in our lives, don’t we? As we sleep comfortably and well, we rarely think about how and what we sleep on. The cries I heard were that of a baby elk searching for its mother, incidentally. It took me a while to figure that one out!

  • By J.M. HIRSCH
    AP Food Editor

    It may look and sound like a weed, but lemon grass actually is one of the most important ingredients in Southeast Asian cooking.

    It also happens to have the power to transform the all-American foods you love.

    Lemon grass is a reed-like plant that grows as a thin, firm 2-foot stalk with a small bulb at the base. It varies in color from pale yellow to very light green.

  • By Alison Ladman
    For The Associated Press

    School often starts when kids still have summer on the brain. So these easy-to-make bars have summer in mind, too.

    We aimed for a simple snack with the flavor of s’mores, but with the texture, ease and portability of puffed rice treats.

    We ended up with a layer of marshmallow-rich crushed graham crackers topped with chocolate. To make things interesting, we turned them into peanut butter s’mores bars. But if your kids aren’t peanut butter inclined, just leave it out.

  • UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR
    • New Mexico Territorial Brass Band in concert, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 at Plaza Park (rain location Traveler’s Cafe, 1814 Plaza).
    • 2012 Las Vegas Relay for Life, starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 to noon on Saturday, Aug. 4 at West Las Vegas High School. There will be live performances, entertainment, and activities for the whole family. Open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday. This is a non-alcohol and non-smoking event.

  • UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR
    • 2012 Las Vegas Relay for Life, starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 to noon on Saturday, Aug. 4 at West Las Vegas High School. There will be live performances, entertainment, and activities for the whole family. Open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday. This is a non-alcohol and non-smoking event.

  • The audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Beauty Lou and the Country Beast will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 6 at Ilfeld Auditorium on the New Mexico Highlands University campus.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Seventh Annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally, on Friday, July 27 to Sunday, July 29. For a schedule of events see page C8 in today’s Optic.

    SUNDAY DOMINGO
    • Vado de Juan Paiz Acequia Association meeting, 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 29 at the old fire department in Anton Chico, N.M. Fore more information, contact Lisa Gallegos at 429-2079.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Las Vegas Juvenile Justice Continuum Board meets at 3:30 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of the month at the CYFD office on Ridgerunner Road. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Yolanda at 617-0483 or Teresa at 425-3543.
    • San Miguel County Family and Community Health Council meets at 10 a.m. on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Public Health Office on Gallegos Road. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Yolanda at 617-0483.

  • The Mora Fiesta was held last weekend with the usual happy crowd. On Friday evening, it started with a Mass as this is La Fiesta de Santiago y Santa Anna.

    After the mass folks gathered at the American Legion Pavilion for the dance and crowning of the queen. The Agua Negra Band played at the dance. The Fiesta Queen is April Gallegos, daughter of David and Mellisa Gallegos
    Saturday morning, the festivities began with a political breakfast which was attended by political officers and those running for office and many people who came to greet them. It was well attended.