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Today's Features

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University music faculty will present a free recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19 featuring contemporary compositions by faculty as well as works by Mozart, Bach, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, and more.

    The recital is in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall.

    The musical program begins with Johann Sebastian Bach’s Benedictus, from Mass in B Minor with Andre Garcia-Nuthmann at tenor, Billie Matthews on flute, and Linda King on piano.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Selected art works by Antonio Madera will be exhibited in the Ray Drew Gallery until Feb. 17. For information, contact Bob Read at 454-3338.

    • Movie Night at Don Cecilio Martinez Elementary, 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17. We welcome all Families, Friends and Neighbors. Sponsored by the DCM PTO.

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

    • Free 2012 Tax Returns – federal and state — will be prepared for low- and middle-income taxpayers by Certified AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers. No complicated filings. Do not have to be retired or an AARP member to receive services. Seven days and evenings are scheduled at NM Highlands University, 903 Baca St. (at 9th Street) between Feb. 14 and April 14. Call for an appointment at 505-425-6261 or 479-466-5161.  

  • Manuel Montoya, a Mora native and graduate of Mora High School has received yet another honor. He had graduated with a double doctorate from Emory University and has come back to New Mexico to be a professor at UNM and serve the people here.

    Recently at the state legislature’s UNM Day Manuel along with a few other faculty were recognized on the floor of the house and senate for their distinctive work at UNM.

    UNM President David Schmidly praised Montoya at the event.

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday
    2 p.m. — Mora Rangers and Rangerettes basketball vs. Peñasco, junior varsity and varsity
    Monday
    10 a.m. — La Jicarita Rural Telephone Cooperative board meeting, board room
    4 p.m. — Middle School Rangers basketball vs. West Las Vegas, 7th & 8th

    Senior Lunch Menu

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with milk and coffee served daily.

  • We all have a chapter or two in our lives that could be titled “People I have known,” more specifically, people who we remember for some specific reasons. My list is a long and fun one in this category, and a recent event brought back many long ago memories.

    I discovered a treasure of sorts way back in a closet, a full rather strange treasure for most people. I have a half-full bottle of Guisano Rajo Mezcal — complete with the traditional worm in the bottle — that was given us here at the guest ranch by Peter Hurd in the late 1960’s.

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    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Bear’s Loose Tooth” by Karma Wilson Elliott. The theme for the month is “Leap Year Laughter.” All programs are free and open to the public.

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    • KNMX 540am radio forums for city elections take place from 1 to 3 p.m. as scheduled. Monday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 14. Questions can be called in at 425-3555 from 1 to 3 p.m. the day of the forums.

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    • Barter Hours will have an introductory discussion starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at Mary Ann's Famous Burritos. Anyone interested in finding out about the Barter Hours Organization is welcome. Also, come to share your ideas about how bartering can benefit the community. Call Dianne Lindsay 426-1468 for questions.