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Today's Features

  • How many trees does it take to make a Christmas tree? Most of us would say one, even a scraggly one at that.

  • By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Each fall semester the quilting and sewing students of the Luna Community College trades department donate gifts to CASA kids, the foster care advocate program.  This year they made 23 blankets and quilts from donations of fabric and quilting supplies from individuals and students. The Silver Threads Quilters, a group made up of LCC quilting students, also gave materials and time to the project.  

  • TODAY HOY
    • Child Safety Seat Fitting Station, 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Las Vegas Fire Station #1 at 604 Legion Drive. The fitting service is a public service available to everyone. For more information or to make an appointment, call 800-231-6145.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “I’ve Seen Santa!” by David Bedfordt. Free and open to the public.

  • WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Child Safety Seat Fitting Station, 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Las Vegas Fire Station #1 at 604 Legion Drive. The fitting service is a public service available to everyone. For more information or to make an appointment, call 800-231-6145.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “I’ve Seen Santa!” by David Bedfordt. Free and open to the public.

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    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Survivors of Victims of Homicide Candlelight Vigil, participants meet at 4:30 p.m. at Las Vegas Peace and Justice Building at 719 Sixth Street, with walk starting at 5 p.m. to Plaza Park on Friday, Dec. 13. For more information, call Helen at 429-1608.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Amahl and the Night Visitors, an opera for the whole family, 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Tickets are $5.

  • The big week-end in Mora started on Friday with the school children decorating the Christmas tree inside of the Southwest Capital Bank. Joyce Romo and Sarah Martinez brought their second graders to the bank to decorate the pine tree on Friday morning with attractive decorations the students made in class.

    Then on Saturday the Winter Fest and pageant was well attended.

    In spite of cold and threatening snow the Winter Fest was a great success. The many local venders were there to show off their wares and sell to those who needed the things they had made.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    TBA — Mora Middle School Rangerettes, Taos Invitational Tournament, Taos, seventh and eighth
    1 p.m. — Mora High School Rangerettes vs. Dulce, home, junior varsity and varsity
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Dulce, home, junior varsity and varsity
    Monday
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangerettes vs. Memorial Middle School, home, seventh and eighth
    Thursday
    10 a.m. — Santa visits Head Start and Kindergarten in Holman

  • My take on problem solving is probably not acceptable to most of us. The “ignore it and it will go away” theory has been tried in my home for a very long time. My mother and my mother-in-law both agreed that the solution to the problem is not ignoring it.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Merry Christmas, Stinky Face” by Lisa McCourt. Free and open to the public.

    FRIDAY VIERNES