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Today's Features

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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.

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    • 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.

  • By Alison Ladman
    For The Associated Press


    Ready for a cool and refreshing soup hot off the grill? It’s got to be gazpacho.
    Gazpacho is the perfect healthy summer food. It’s jammed with all manner of vegetables, including the tomatoes and zucchini that tend to overrun our gardens, and traditionally is served cool to help beat the summer heat.