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Today's Features

  • Old saying says: “if the shoe fits, wear it.” I just discovered a column that I wrote for the June 4, 1971 Las Vegas Livestock Journal. This was written for its “This Woman’s World” page and this is editor Brumbelow’s introduction for it:

    “There’s at least one place in New Mexico where there’s been some moisture. Editha Bartley of the Gascon Ranch near Rociada tells you about it.”:

    “Just about the time things are regular around here, and a fellow gets used to something, things have to change.

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    • The Las Vegas unit of the American Red Cross helps individuals who have suffered a house fire plus engages in other emergency activities. Meetings are one Tuesday evening a month at 6 p.m. Those interested in becoming volunteers may contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224 or conniec@desertgate.com.

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    • Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, in the basement of the Methodist Church, 8th and National.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

    • Benefit Dance for Alyssa Romero, 2012 Mora Fiesta Rodeo Queen Candidate, 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, July 14 at the Lounge in Mora, N.M.

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    • Earn Your Wings at Amazing Wonders Aviation Vacation Bible School, from 8:30 a.m. to noon from July 9 to July 13 at First Baptist Church on Mountain View Drive. To register, call Raychel at 426-7466 or email- radhosch@hotmail.com.
    • The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees will hold its July meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, July 9 at the Plaza Hotel Conservatory. Select of delegates to the State Convention and Planning for the 2012 NMAER State Convention. For more information, call Tomás at 575-421-2455.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The Las Vegas unit of the American Red Cross helps individuals who have suffered a house fire plus engages in other emergency activities. Meetings are one Tuesday evening a month at 6 p.m. Those interested in becoming volunteers may contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224 or conniec@desertgate.com.

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

    • St. Paul’s Peace Church at Eighth and National is open from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays for prayer and meditation. The labyrinth in front of Faith Hall is open to the public for prayer and meditation daily.

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    • Fiesta Mass and Procession, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 6 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

    • Live music and other activities for the 4th of July Fiestas, 11:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 6 at Plaza Park.

  • By Alison Ladman
    For The Associated Press

    Pulled pork is a treat often reserved as an occasional indulgence. Which probably is good, since it tends to be made with some of the fattier pieces of pork, which then are smothered with a sugary sauce and piled on a white roll. Trouble is, we love pulled pork and we wanted a version we could feel good about enjoying a little more often.

  • By J.M. Hirsch
    AP Food Editor


    It’s hard to not love an ingredient that loves fat.

    And that’s exactly what sage does — it partners perfectly with foods rich in oils and fats. That’s why it is so common in hearty holiday foods.