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Today's Features

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “What To Do If An Elephant Stands On Your Foot” by Michelle Robinson.Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

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    • Las Vegas City Schools has a new Dress Code with lots of changes. A copy is available on their website (www.cybercardinal.com) or at the Central Office, the office of the Director for Instruction at Robertson’s Patio Building, or at Wal-Mart.Call 454-5700.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Beauty Lou and the Country Beast will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6 at Ilfeld Auditorium on the New Mexico Highlands University campus. For further information, contact the Arts Council at 425-1085; lvac@cybermesa.com or Patrick Rucker at 454-9707 or 718-6211; or rucker@desertgate.com.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

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

    • Las Vegas City Schools has a new Dress Code with lots of changes. A copy is available on their website (www.cybercardinal.com) or at their Central Office, the office of the Director for Instruction at Robertson’s Patio Building, or at Wal-Mart.Call 454-5700.

  • TODAY HOY
    • 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).

  • Two special summer camps were held during the week of July 15 to July 22.

    They were the  Mora Valley Baptist Church Vacation Bible School and the Presbyterians Loma Verde Junior Camp.

    The Mora Valley Baptist Church held their yearly Vacation Bible School. The bible school was a huge success under the leadership of Pastor Evodio Rios and the volunteers of the local church members and the youth of Whiteface Baptist Church in Whiteface, Texas.

  • Senior Lunch Menu

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

    Monday, August 6 — Pork posole, salad with dressing, mustard greens, garlic bread, and pumpkin spice cookie
    Tuesday, August 7 — Beef fajitas, pinto beans with green chili, salsa, flour tortilla, oatmeal cookies, and peaches
    Wednesday, August 8 — Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes with gravy, turnip greens with margarine, wheat roll with margarine, and jello with fruit

  • Some very unusual and strange cries in the middle of the night recently kept me awake for a while, and got me to thinking. We take so much for granted in our lives, don’t we? As we sleep comfortably and well, we rarely think about how and what we sleep on. The cries I heard were that of a baby elk searching for its mother, incidentally. It took me a while to figure that one out!

  • By J.M. HIRSCH
    AP Food Editor

    It may look and sound like a weed, but lemon grass actually is one of the most important ingredients in Southeast Asian cooking.

    It also happens to have the power to transform the all-American foods you love.

    Lemon grass is a reed-like plant that grows as a thin, firm 2-foot stalk with a small bulb at the base. It varies in color from pale yellow to very light green.