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Today's Features

  • Several Mora students competed in the Robo RAVE conference earlier this month in Albuquerque. They showed their skill in design and testing of the projects that they had been working on during the year.

  • Community Calendar
    Friday
    6 p.m. — Mora High School senior class banquet and awards night, Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas
    Sunday
    11 am. — Baccalaureate for graduating seniors, St. Gertrude’s Church
    6 to 9:30 p.m. — Astronomy program, Sun Moon and Stars above the Santa Fe Trail, Fort Union National Monument           
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Little League baseball, Rangers vs. Angels, Little League Field, Holman

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Mora Valley Community Health Services held a benefit spaghetti dinner in April to benefit the Senior Center and Ambulance Programs. The event raised $1,655, which will help with operational costs in both programs.

    The benefit dinner was organized by the Mora Mountain Mama’s, a women’s group in Mora that dedicates its time to various community issues and organizations. The Mora Mountain Mama’s donated food and time, and MVCHS staff assisted at the event, which was held at the Mora Senior Center.

  • My faith in the weather gods is restored after that big rain — and snow — storm, coming almost on schedule in early May. Hopefully the pattern will continue as La Niña may have dived into the deep of the ocean, for a long time.

    Back in the ‘50s when we still lived in Las Vegas and Jim worked for our Public Service Company, he would always plan his vacation time in early May.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is     “Thomas and Percy and the Dragon” based on the Railway Series by the Rev. W. Awdry. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • TUESDAY MARTES
    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District meeting, 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15 at the U.S. Forest Service Building. For more information, cal 425-9088.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “    Thomas and Percy and the Dragon” based on the Railway Series by the Rev. W. Awdry. Free and open to the public.

  • Cinco de Mayo was celebrated at the school in Mora by a traditional well performed program at the Martinez Gym.

    The gym was packed with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other interested folks

    The program began at 8:30 a .m. with the children from Head Start and kindergarten. The different classes performed Spanish dances, singing and recitations.

    The junior high mariachi band played several numbers to the delight of the appreciative audience. The young people in the band are all from the sixth and seventh grades.

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Livestock Growers Association meeting, Mora School Board
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Little League Baseball and T-Ball, Little League Field
    6 p.m. — Angels vs. Yankees
    6:45 p.m. — Pirates vs. Rangers
    Wednesday
    6 p.m — Spring Band Concert, Mora High School Gym
    6:30 p.m — 4-H meeting, Helping Hands Inc
    Thursday

  • May is kicked off with Mother’s Day. Graduations are just around this big day.

    I feel my mother’s presence all around me, often, and I suspect she continues to keep a watchful eye on this old ranch.

    Mother would be proud of her five grandkids. They have inherited her spunk and spirit genes, as did sweet brother Bill and I.

    Our mother was very different, very British, very strict. Bill and I finally figured that out, but not before we tried to get away with all sorts of things.