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Today's Features

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday
    11 a.m-12:30 p.m. - La Jicarita Customer Appreciation Day - Gifts, music and food -view the beautiful new building on N.M. 518
    8 p.m.- every 30 or 40 minutes thereafter - Candle Light Tours - Fort Union National Monument

    Wednesday 24
    11 a .m - Echo Food distribution - Helping Hands Inc.

    Senior Lunch Menu

    Lunch menu for the Mora/Wagon Mound Senior Centers
    with coffee and milk served daily

  • TODAY HOY

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Bear with Me” by Max Kornell All programs are free and open to the public.

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

    • Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas is about to start a new house. They build affordable homes for low-income families. If you are interested in helping with the next house (or in some other way), contact them at  454-4434 or habitatlv @gmail.com. They are looking for volunteers of any skill level.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Robertson High School Summer Crawl, student council officers, members and teachers will be available to assist freshman and new students at RHS from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15. Meet at the RHS Amphitheater located on the center of the campus. For more information, call Charlene Jiron, RHAS, Secretary, at 454-5770 ext. 212.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • TODAY HOY

    • Immaculate Conception Parish is beginning registration for religious education classes for the 2011-12 school year. Registration will take place at the school from noon to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday until Aug. 12. Classes begin on Aug. 22. Sessions run for 1-1/2 hours once a week. Sessions are on Monday from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost, to help defray cost of books, is $35 for the year. For information, contact Rita Garcia at 454-0685 or 425-1455.

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

    • Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas is about to start a new house. They build affordable homes for low-income families. If you are interested in helping with the next house (or in some other way), contact them at  454-4434 or habitatlv @gmail.com. They are looking for volunteers of any skill level.

  • Within a year of  the railroad’s arrival, the population in east Las Vegas equaled that of west Las Vegas, and between the two communities there was great activity and bustling enterprise. As a result, businessmen in particular began to see the need for basic services which only a municipal government could provide.