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Today's Features

  • TODAY HOY
    • Registration for Immaculate Conception Religious Education Classes for 2012-13 will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Aug. 17. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 20 and will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information, call Rita Garcia at 454-0685 425-1455.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Poet John Trudell will join his poet daughter, New Mexico Highlands University student Tara Evonne Trudell, on stage at 5 p.m. this Sunday at Highlands University’s Ilfeld Auditorium for an evening of spoken word and poetry.

  • The Mora /San Miguel 4-H’ers did well at the San Miguel / Mora County Fair last week. They showed lambs, goats, hogs, steers, rabbits and chickens. They took part in the Ranch Rodeo events and the horse show. After a year of good work ethic they came home with pride in the fact that they did very well with their showing. The youth who took part and made a superior showing were:

  • Senior Lunch Menu

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

    Monday, Aug. 20 — Spaghetti and sauce, broccoli with cheese sauce, garlic bread, and peaches
    Tuesday, Aug. 21 — Hot ham sandwiches, lima beans, California vegetables, and chocolate chip cookies
    Wednesday, Aug. 22 —Taco salad, Mexicorn, saltine crackers, and mixed fruit
    Thursday, Aug. 23 — Santa Fe chicken, rice, broccoli with cheese, buttered carrots, and pineapple upside- down cake

  • I know there are different schools of thought when it comes to travel — taking a trip into unknown lands. Some just strike out on their own, often with a guidebook in hand, and discover the new area, country or whatever by themselves. I come from a very different school. My family always thought one should go on a tour with a guide who has the knowledge to enlighten and build a base of knowledge for the area.

    Then you, the traveler, can decide whether you want to see and learn more about wherever you are.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    This summer, celebrate the power of music through the 29th Season of Music from Angel Fire, the Festival that brings exquisite chamber music to the magnificent mountains of Northern New Mexico.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Music from Angel Fire will present a free concert entitled “The Rejected Masterpiece,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21 in Shuler Theater in Raton.

    The all-too-human professors at the Paris Conservatory made an infamous mistake when they rejected Ravel’s attempt at winning the Prix du Rome with his submission of the first movement of his glorious String Quartet.

  • By Alison Ladman
    For The Associated Press

    Salads can be a great way to pile on the vegetables, not to mention serve as a fine canvas for showing off summer's bounty.

    But sometimes — OK, a lot of times — eating a plate full of greens can be a bit boring. Then there are the toppings. Too often, we are tempted to pile on fatty toppings like cheese, bacon, seeds and nuts, or rich dressings, all in an attempt to amplify the flavor.

  • By Alison Ladman
    For The Associated Press

    Summer makes us long for the grill. But by the end of the season, even our favorite burgers and dogs can feel a bit tired.