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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Meet the Dragons” by Catherine Hapka and the theme is “Fire Prevention Week.” All programs are free and open to the public.

    • Search and Rescue meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Professional Home Health Care Annex, 1931 Seventh St. in Las Vegas, across from the Forest Service Building.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

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  • TODAYHOY
    • The San Miguel County Commission has declared Monday, Oct. 10 as “Paint the County Pink Day” to promote breast cancer awareness. Decorate your business, your home and even your car with pink. People are also asked to dress in pink that day.

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