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Today's Features

  • Manuel Martinez Jr. had a goal of achieving perfect attendance during his 12 years of schooling.

    On his first day of school in the first grade he was so excited to be going to school he said he did not want to miss a day and he did not miss a day in the  years he attended school.

    On Friday, Martinez  will graduate from Mora High School and his goal of perfect attendance for the 12 years has been a reality.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    6 p.m. — Mora High School graduation, High School Gym
    Saturday
    1 p.m. — Wagon Mound High School graduation, Old Gym
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Little League baseball, Little League Field in Holman, Rangers vs. Yankees
    6:45 p.m. — Angels vs. Pirates
    Thursday
    6 p.m. — Little League baseball, Little League Field in Holman, Pirates vs. Yankees
    6:45 p.m. — Angels vs. Rangers

  • Well, what do you know ... it has happened again. About once a year, always in the late Spring, I sort-of wish I lived in a cave, reason being, it is window washing time again. This isn’t a recent discovery of mine, I might add.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Memorial Day Surprise” by Theresa Martin Golding. Free and open to the public.

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    • The El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association, San Miguel County, New Mexico, hereby wishes to inform all interested parties of San Miguel County of the intent to file an application with USDA, Rural Utilities Service. The purpose of the application is to request financial
    assistance to improve the water system of El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association.

  • TODAYHOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is       “Memorial Day Surprise” by Theresa Martin Golding. Free and open to the public.
    • A ladies golf clinic will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23 at the NMHU Gene Torres Golf Course. The clinic will be conducted by Dan Houtchens, the course Pro. The topic is chipping and is free.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

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    • Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is now taking applications for volunteers to work with children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect. Children are in state custody and living in foster care. Call 454-0223 or visit CASA office at 1308 Grant St. at the Rodriguez Softball Complex, mornings only.

  • TODAY HOY
    • The Natural Resources Conservation Service office is taking applications for the National Water Quality Initiative within the Gallinas Watershed. Application deadline is Friday, May 18. Applications can be picked up at the local NRCS office at 1927A Seventh St. or on online @ www.nm.nrcs.usda.gov. For more information, call 425-3594 extension 3.

  • Solar power has been around for decades, but until recently most area residents have seen it as a novelty rather than a real option for their own homes and businesses.

    That view has changed in recent years with Renewable Energy Credits, or RECs, and tax credits currently being offered that make converting to solar energy more affordable.