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Today's Features

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    Alta Vista Regional Hospital has been recognized with the Outstanding Patient Safety Award from Community Health Systems, one of the nation’s leading systems of general acute-care hospitals.

    The organization includes AVRH and more than 130 other hospitals in 29 states.  

    Presented at the organization’s Chief of Staff annual meeting, Nancy Wright, M.D., vice-chief of staff of Alta Vista Regional accepted the award on behalf of the hospital.

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  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Little Leaf that Wouldn’t Fall” by Nadine Brun-Crosme and Oliver Talle. All programs are free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
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  • UPCOMING & ONGOING
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    • “Sixteen Years, A Selection” art exhibition by G.J. Marranca, will be on display from Oct. 3 to Oct. 31 at New Mexico Highlands University’s Ray Drew Gallery - located on the first floor of Donnelly Library. An artist reception will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9 at the gallery. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call Bob Read at 454-3338.

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  • TODAY HOY
    • A low-cost vaccination clinic for pets will be held on from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 at the West Las Vegas middle school gym. Services offered include: Rabies - $10; Parvo/Distemper - $10; Feline/Distemper - $10; Deworming - $5; Tape Deworming - $5 to $15 and Microchipping - $16. No appointment necessary. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. Volunteers are needed. To make an appointment for low-cost spay/neuter services, call 505-983-4309x129.

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  • Officials from Mora County and the state of New Mexico officially opened Mora’s remodeled transfer station on Wednesday. The first truck to dump trash in the new bins was the Mora Independent School’s trash truck. Officials and workers took part in the opening.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    7 p.m. - Mora Ranger football vs. Escalante, district game), home (NMHU)
    Saturday
    10 a.m. - Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Springer, 7th and 8th
    9 a.m. - Mora cross country at Santa Fe Indian School, jv, varsity
    Sunday
    8 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Pancake Breakfast, VFW hall building benefit fund
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. - Mora Valley Community Health Services Board Meeting, administration building of MVCHS

  • A long time ago, when I was much  younger, I was hanging around the edges of a conversation between two of our famous area cowboys. We were at a cattle sale, and I vividly remember Dee Bibb and Ike Wiggins talking about someone they both knew. One of them said to the other: “if you want to know a fella, handle money with him.” Those two highly respected cowboys had handled lots of money with lots of fellers, and they knew whereof they spoke.