.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Features

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Music Technology Program presents an Original Music Concert at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday) in  Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    Students will showcase their original music in a wide variety of styles, including alternative, dubstep, hip-hop, rock, metal and more.  

    Department of Music professor Edward Harrington directs the Music Technology Program.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    Elizabeth Orem’s book, A Fine Frenzy — New Mexico Highlands University Artists and Teachers in the 1960s, chronicles the visual arts renaissance in this era and is available through the university’s Foundation.
    All proceeds from the sale of the book will be used for scholarships for Highlands art students, awarded through the Foundation.

  • Zack Montoya, life- long resident of Wagon Mound, currently living in Albuquerque, celebrated his 100th birthday on this month. It was a grand birthday party with almost 200 family and close friends. Attendees came from as far as Hawaii, Tennessee, California, Colorado, Washington State and many communities of New Mexico.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Monday
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball vs. West Las Vegas, away, 7th & 8th
    Friday
    5 p.m. — Mora High School Rangerettes basketball vs. Tucumcari, away, junior varsity and varsity
    5 p.m. — Mora High School Rangers basketball vs. West LasVegas, home, junior varsity and varsity

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

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

  • My days spent way out in our mountains are never the same. One thing leads to another, and the story pops into my head. I discovered the so necessary candied fruits for fruitcakes are now for sale in our grocery stores. No, I don’t make fruitcakes any more, but I do enjoy eating same. Then I read in the newspaper that a Russian satellite is breaking apart and will soon drop on our good earth, in pieces, no less. Apparently it did no damage when it landed.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance is holding a discussion about “Practical Solutions for Drought: Water Catchment in Rural and Urban Areas” by Aaron Kauffman of Southwest Urban Hydrology, from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20 in Lora Shields Room 215 on the NMHU campus.
    • The Luna Community College Board of Trustees meeting has been rescheduled to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the college’s student services board room on the main campus.

  • TUESDAY MARTES
    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District monthly board meeting, 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the U.S. Forest Service building on Seventh Street. For more information, call 425-9088.
    • Free showing of the documentary “Made in New Mexico,” 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the new NMHU Student Union Building theater. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Pam Resendiz at 505-243-6529.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES

  • Submitted to the Optic

    La Llorona is a story that the old ones have been telling to children for hundreds of years. It is a sad tale, but it lives strong in the memories of the people, and there are many who swear that it is true.  

    The famous ghost of Spanish Folklore is a widespread legend in North and South America is known throughout the world for her chilling cries as she searches for her loved ones.

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

    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Jazz Ensemble presents a concert at 7 p.m. today (Friday) and the Madrigal Choir presents a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

    Both Department of Music concerts will be in Ilfeld Auditorium at 900.

    The Jazz Ensemble will perform pieces like Brass Machine, Eleanor Rigby, My Funny Valentine, Things Ain’t What They Used to Be, Joy Spring, and Bluesette.

    Edward Harrington, music technology and education professor, directs the Jazz Ensemble.