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Today's Features

  • The public is invited to join the Mora Valley Community Health Services, a nonprofit organization, and the Mora Mountain Mamas, a local women’s organization, at the Senior Citizens Center in Mora for a fundraising dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children.

    The fundraising dinner is being held to benefit the ambulance service and the Senior Citizens Program in Mora. The Mora Clinic does receive some assistance for these two programs, unfortunately the funds do not cover the entire operation of either service.

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    • AAA New Mexico is holding a free Car Care Clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  on Friday, April 13 at All-Terrain Transmissions and Automotive, a AAA Approved Auto Repair facility, located at 1829 Seventh Street. Automotive technicians will be conducting free 38-Point Maintenance Inspections for both AAA Members and non-members.

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    • Las Vegas' third annual seed exchange, "Compartiendo Semillas,"

  • Lent and the Easter season mean a lot to the people of Mora.

    There are special Bible studies and services during this time to remind us that this is a special religious time.

    It is also a time of joy in the new spring that is upon us. There are parties and special times for all.

    One tradition that is carried out is the egg hunt. The Mora people really went all out for this custom. Children from 8 months to 80 years enjoyed the traditional custom.

    The sheriff’s department held its second annual egg hunt on March 31.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    2  to 4 p.m. — Proposed Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area Planning update #2-Laura Shields Science Building, New Mexico Highlands University
    Saturday
    9 a.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. West Las Vegas, JV (DH), home
    10 a.m. — Mora Track, Santa Rosa, away
    Sunday

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    2  to 4 p.m. — Proposed Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area Planning update #2-Laura Shields Science Building, New Mexico Highlands University
    Saturday
    9 a.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. West Las Vegas, JV (DH), home
    10 a.m. — Mora Track, Santa Rosa, away
    Sunday

  • I am happy to report my “catcher’s mitt” still fits, and no, I did not have to use it. My doctor father always told us he had his catcher’s mitt with him when he delivered a baby, and he did deliver many babies as a country doctor.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Tristen S. Valdez, a student at Mora Middle School, will travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in a People to People World Leadership Forum. Valdez, along with fellow students from around the world, will take part in developing leadership skills, learning about times in American history, meet with important leaders and explore current challenges, practice teambuilding skills, and visit national memorials and historic sites.

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    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Twins’ Blanket” by Hyewon Yum. This month’s theme is “Celebrating National Library Library Month”. All programs are free and open to the public.

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    • The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees April Meeting, 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 9 at the Plaza Hotel Conservatory. Program will include: updates on arranging to meet with school districts on pension and pre-retirement issues and on the planning for the 2012 NMAER State Convention. Call Tomás at 575-421-2455.

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    • The office of the Las Vegas Optic will be closed on Friday, April 6 in observance of Good Friday. The office will re-open at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 9.
    • In observance of Good Friday the offices of San Miguel county will be closed from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 6. They will reopen on Monday, April 9.
    • Luna Community College will be closed on Friday, April 6 and Monday, April 9 for Easter break. The college will resume regular operating hours on Tuesday, April 10.