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Today's Features

  • WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Even Monsters Need Haircuts” by Matthew McElligott and the theme is “Trick or Treat.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    The Board of Trustees of Ride To Pride will host  its Fifth Annual Benefit Dinner, Auction and Dance starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, at the Night Owl. The evening will feature food, fellowship, laughter and music in celebration of 14 years of services provided to hundreds of youth and families from the communities.

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

  • TODAY HOY
    • Ride To Pride hosts its 5th Annual Benefit Dinner, Auction and Dance starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 at the Night Owl. Proceeds will provide direct support to Project Hope and to many of the other equine-assisted and volunteer services of Ride To Pride. Ride To Pride has been “Helping Kids Be Kids” since 1997. Call 454-9738 with questions or for more information.

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO

  • By Elizabeth Karmel
    For The Associated Press

    I grew up in North Carolina, where sausage meant spicy sage breakfast meat and was mostly sold as bulk meat, then made into patties. Delicious, but more of a side meat than a meal.

    When I moved to Chicago, I was introduced to the wonderful world of German, Polish and Italian sausages. I quickly fell in love with sausages of all kinds, and though they are popular all year long, they are my favorite way to celebrate fall.

  • Americans observe Hispanic Heritage Month each year from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. It is a tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched America and their society.

    The theme for this year is: “Many backgrounds, many stories, one American Spirit.” As I read the material in the internet many people who have influenced the history of the United States were shown. There have been congressmen, artists, lawyers, musicians, doctors, professors, writers, teachers, athletes, business folks, and many more.  

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Peñasco, junior varsity and varsity
    Saturday
    9 a.m. — Mora cross country at Rio Rancho, junior varsity and varsity, boys and girls                                       
    Sunday

  • By Karin Stangl
    State Land Office

    WAGON MOUND – State Land Commissioner Ray Powell will press ahead with a lawsuit against state land lessees who dumped a massive pile of tires outside the village of Wagon Mound on state trust land.

  • I found the new Ken Burns TV special programs on prohibition interesting, mainly because I had no idea what an impact (good or bad) drinking the various spirits had on our society. My sweet brother Bill, a reformed alcoholic, always said that if we could channel the brilliant minds who spent their lifetimes hiding that bottle of booze into progressive thinking, this world would tilt on its axis, all for the good.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Every year the city of Las Vegas has a great Summer Youth Employment Program during this eight- week program these employees help beautify, keep the community clean and learn the importance of recycling.

    This year the employees had the opportunity to work at the City Recycle Area and also help the student volunteers at the Highlands University Recycle Center.