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Today's Features

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    • Grief Support Group meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299 or 425-7763.

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    • Applications for the El Valle de San Miguel County Flying Diamond Scholarship are available at the San Miguel County Human Resource Office. Applications and guidelines may be picked up at the office at 500 West National, Suite, 202. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27. For information, call 425-1557.

  • Alberto Abeyta celebrated his 104th birthday on April 14.

    His family and a few close friends met at the American Legion Pavilion in Mora to hold their great celebration.

    Abeyta is the oldest man in Mora. He is the oldest living veteran in New Mexico,  having served in World War ll.

    KOAT-TV interviewed him and broadcasted his story last Thursday evening and Friday morning.

    The news crew visited his Mora home.  

    As the oldest man in Mora, he was honored by being the Parade Grand Marshall in the 2011 Fiesta Parade.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    3 p.m. — Mora Track Team District meet, Pecos
    5:30 p.m. — 6th annual Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce banquet, 6:30 p.m.: dinner, silent and regular auction, guest speaker Nancy Polalillo, Mora VFW
    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Monte Del Sol, Ft. Marcy
    Tuesday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Peñasco, away
    Thursday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Jemez, away

  • Suddenly it is springtime in the Rockies again. And after such a long, cold and windy winter, I wondered if any plant, tree, weed would survive our weather onslaughts.

    I am happy to report that our grass is green again, there are buds on our various trees and the lilacs may bloom soon. The early plum blossoms are frozen, but that happens every year here. My calendar has all sorts of dates penciled in.

  • By Elizabeth Karmel
    For The Associated Press

    During a recent visit to a food festival in South Carolina, I was lucky enough to be invited to the home of Nathalie Dupree, cookbook author and Southern entertainer extraordinaire.

  • Burger King makes promise

    Burger King on Wednesday became the first major U.S. fast-food chain to pledge that all of its eggs and pork will come from cage-free chickens and eggs by 2017.

    The move by the world’s second-biggest burger chain helps it satisfy growing demand among customers for humanely produced fare and adds fuel to an industry-wide shift to consider animal welfare when purchasing food supplies.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Madrigal Choir will perform “Journey’s End” in concert with members of the Santa Fe Symphony at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 in Ilfeld Auditorium.

    The concert features Las Vegas composer Linda Rice Beck’s Requiem and German composer Jean Berger’s Exiles.

    The Highlands University choral director, Andre Garcia-Nuthmann, will conduct the concert.

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    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Llama Llama Home with Mama” by Anna Dewdney. Free and open to the public.
    • United World College students provide free homework help from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Travelers Café on the Las Vegas Plaza. All age levels. Any questions, call Sharon Seto at 454-4206.