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Today's Features

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “What a Scare, Jesse Bear” by Nancy White Carlstrom and the theme is “Happy Halloween.” All programs are free and open to the public.

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    • The Las Vegas / San Miguel County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting entries for the Electric Light Parade, the theme is “Christmas in Candyland.”  Organizations that would like their events to be included in the Chamber Holiday Poster and Newsletter are asked to submit their program as soon as possible.  Parade float applications, event submission forms and volunteer sign up roster are at the Chamber of Commerce 1224 Railroad Ave. 425-8631.

  • TODAY HOY
    • West Las Vegas High School Open House, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24. All parents, guardians and community members are encouraged to attend.

    TUESDAYMARTES
    • San Miguel County Family and Community Health Council meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Public Health Office on 18 Gallegos Road. Call 617-0483 for more information.

    WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES

  • In the halls of Robertson High School many know her as Mrs. Brenda Ortega-Benavidez and in the internet world she is known as the woman singing “Las Vegas, New Mexico — The Real Las Vegas.”

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  • TODAY HOY
    • Mothers of Preschoolers meeting, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, at Calvary Chapel (located in the alley behind Lowes and next to the Elks Lodge). Moms with children of any age are welcome. Through this group moms help each other become better moms while learning new parenting skills and developing new friendships. Child care provided. For more information, call Lena Atencio at 454-0572 or 575-496-2920 or email her at lena.atencio@ yahoo.com

  • Mora High School is starting a story gathering project under the guidance of Theaterwork of Santa Fe. The project is called “Memorias de Mora.”

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball at Santa Fe Prep, junior varsity and varsity
    Saturday
    11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. — Ranger Talk, Fort Union National Monument
    5 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Logan, Parents’ Night
    7 p.m. — Mora Ranger football at Questa, varsity
    Sunday
    11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. — Ranger Talk, Fort Union National Monument
    Monday

  • I have never been a salesperson, and I probably never will try to sell anything I come in contact with. However, there is one exception to that rule of mine. Ask me about my wonderful state, New Mexico, and I can always get on a “promote New Mexico” bandwagon.