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Today's Features

  • Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University presents journalist and author Stephen Fried in a free public talk Oct. 23 about the local Harvey Houses at the Montezuma Castle and the Castañeda Hotel.
    The talk will be at 7 p.m. in the Burris Hall Room 129, 903 National Ave.

    Fried is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of five books, including the 2010 nonfiction Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West One Meal at a Time.

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    A few years ago Mark Anthony was an Executive Chef for the largest hospital operating system in the country.
    He was also at his largest weight of 305 pounds. As he looked around at the patients in the hospitals, he discovered one common element to most of their conditions; they were almost all there for cholesterol-related problems. He thought to himself, “I’d better do something or I’m going to end up being one of the people in this hospital.”

  • There were two showings of Rooted Lands last weekend in Mora, although the official premiere takes place on Saturday in Las Vegas.

    The Mora showings took place at Tapetes de Lana this past weekend.

    A large group of people attended the first showing on Saturday evening. The documentary was shown again on Sunday afternoon which was also well attended by the local citizens.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Mora cross country, Rio Rancho, away
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Pecos, home, junior varsity and varsity
    Sunday
    2 p.m to 5 p.m. — Walk for a Cure, sponsored by Jobs for America - Career Association, Mora High School Track field. Contact Alice Martinez at 575-455-0074 or Melinda Leyba at 575-387-3169.
    Wednesday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangertte volleyball vs. Santa Fe Prep, away, junior varsity and varsity
    Thursday

  • Schools are in full operation. Flu shots are now available. The itchy eyes and runny nose syndrome known as allergies is still prevalent. And, curses of curses upon us. The kids come home with the cold bug. Fortunately, I rarely get a cold. That is because I think I have met every cold virus there is so now may have somewhat of an immunity. Is this a possible plus for old age?

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “No Go Sleep!” by Kate Feiffer. This week’s theme is “Fall Asleep Baby.” Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

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    Ben Ortega, son of Ben and Bernice Ortega of Rociada, has been appointed to senior vice president and Lead Project Manager of Development at Penn-Florida Companies.
    His real estate development career spans nearly 30 years, and he is an expert in managing class “A” multifamily projects from the initial planning stage to final product delivery.  

  • TODAY HOY
    • Public hearing regarding fracking in San Miguel County, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15 at the NMHU Student Center.

    TUESDAY MARTES

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