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Today's Features

  • UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR
    • New Mexico Territorial Brass Band in concert, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 at Plaza Park (rain location Traveler’s Cafe, 1814 Plaza).
    • 2012 Las Vegas Relay for Life, starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 to noon on Saturday, Aug. 4 at West Las Vegas High School. There will be live performances, entertainment, and activities for the whole family. Open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday. This is a non-alcohol and non-smoking event.

  • UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR
    • 2012 Las Vegas Relay for Life, starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 to noon on Saturday, Aug. 4 at West Las Vegas High School. There will be live performances, entertainment, and activities for the whole family. Open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday. This is a non-alcohol and non-smoking event.

  • The audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Beauty Lou and the Country Beast will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 6 at Ilfeld Auditorium on the New Mexico Highlands University campus.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Seventh Annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally, on Friday, July 27 to Sunday, July 29. For a schedule of events see page C8 in today’s Optic.

    SUNDAY DOMINGO
    • Vado de Juan Paiz Acequia Association meeting, 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 29 at the old fire department in Anton Chico, N.M. Fore more information, contact Lisa Gallegos at 429-2079.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Las Vegas Juvenile Justice Continuum Board meets at 3:30 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of the month at the CYFD office on Ridgerunner Road. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Yolanda at 617-0483 or Teresa at 425-3543.
    • San Miguel County Family and Community Health Council meets at 10 a.m. on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Public Health Office on Gallegos Road. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Yolanda at 617-0483.

  • The Mora Fiesta was held last weekend with the usual happy crowd. On Friday evening, it started with a Mass as this is La Fiesta de Santiago y Santa Anna.

    After the mass folks gathered at the American Legion Pavilion for the dance and crowning of the queen. The Agua Negra Band played at the dance. The Fiesta Queen is April Gallegos, daughter of David and Mellisa Gallegos
    Saturday morning, the festivities began with a political breakfast which was attended by political officers and those running for office and many people who came to greet them. It was well attended.

  • Senior Lunch Menu

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

    Monday, July 30 — Chalupa, lettuce, tomato, fiesta salad, salsa, and fruit cocktail
    Tuesday, July 31 — Meatloaf, garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower with cheese, dinner roll, margarine, cantaloupe, and yogurt
    Wednesday, Thursday and Friday was not available as of press time.

  • By Jeannie Abeyta
    For the Optic

    The Coach Miranda Serna Basketball Camp held July 16-18, was a success! A total of 60 participants enjoyed instruction on basketball skills, motivational talks, games and prizes.

    Guest speakers were Fidel Trujillo and coaches Mark Cassidy and Andres Valdez. Camp staff who volunteered their time and knowledge came from several states and cities, but all have roots in Mora. Camp coaches had close ties to Serna, either as family or a friend and love her and the sport of basketball.

  • You, my readers, know my passion for reading and books — books of all sorts and kinds. I recently spent a couple of hours deep into my father’s dog-eared copy of his 1982 edition of the Merck Manual, considered the bible of medical information by many in the health seeking/curing field. Yes, that 30-year-old book is still timely in many ways, and Doc’s notes make it even better.

  • By J.M. HIRSCH
    AP Food Editor

    People have been eating it for thousands of years, yet still no one can tell me why it should be peeled. So I don’t, and neither should you.

    “It” being fresh ginger, the gnarly brown root that lives amongst the grocer’s Asian produce. And the flavor is so much better than dried, you must get to know it.