Today's Features

    • New Mexico Department of Health’s San Miguel Public Health Office will be hosting a flu shot clinic from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at the Senior Center in Pecos. There is no charge to those attending the clinic, but everyone should bring their insurance card, including Medicaid or Medicare, with them. Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each flu season. For more information on the no-charge flu shot clinic, call the San Miguel Public Health Office at 425-9368.

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    Mora Youth Hunter Education Challenge traveled to Los Alamos to compete in the Northern New Mexico Youth Clay Target Challenge. Participants shot one round each of trap, bunker trap and 5 stand. Medals were awarded for 5 stand and for best aggregate in each class.

    Macario Sanchez tied for second place in boys 13 to 15 five stand, but after the shoot-off had to settle for third. He also took third in boys 13 to 15 aggregate. Leonardo Aragon got second for boys 12 and under in both five stand and aggregate.


    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers Market, Southwest Capital Bank parking lot

    TBA — CASSM - This month’s activities are eyeball dissections and owl pellet dissection, Mora Elementary

    1 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Escalante, junior varsity and varsity, away

    5 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Peñasco, junior varsity and varsity, away

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  • Like it or not, Art Trujillo — it is that time of year! Yes! It is time for all good cooks to make fruitcake. Of course they have to be made in October to be ready ripe, juicy-fruity (with a little help from some rum or brandy) for Christmas gift giving.

    I will admit this amazing event almost got past me.

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Officer Buckle and Gloria” by Peggy Rathmann. Free and open to the public.

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    • NMHU Political Science Club’s Gubernatorial Political Forum, 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Ilfeld Auditorium. New Mexico Attorney General Gary King and running mate Deb Haaland will be attendance. Free and open to the public.


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    • Samaritan House of Las Vegas in conjunction with the Las Vegas Skatepark Advocates are selling items to benefit the advocates group. If you would like to donate items, contact Brian Marquez at facebook.com/Lasvegasskateparkadvocates for pickup.