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Today's Features

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    • Las Vegas Cub Scouts Pack 60 has begun its annual popcorn sales. Cub Scouts is a nonprofit organization that uses the proceeds as a fundraiser. Cub Scouting promotes a boy’s character, citizenship and fitness in a positive and educational manner. To purchase popcorn or for more information, call Ida Sue at 617-0849.

  • Members of the St. Gertrude’s Parish and missions of Mora Valley held their 155th annual función on Sunday honoring St. Gertrude the Great.

    Many folks enjoyed the food, games and fellowship of the day.

    The day began with a mass at 10 a.m. followed by a procession from the church to the Mora Elementary gymnasium. All of the mission churches followed carrying statues of their patron saints. The saints were then placed in the gym for all to see. After Father James Sanchez offered the prayer and some prayed the rosary dinner was served.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    1 p.m. — Valencia’s Jovenes de Amistad entertain seniors at the Senior Citizen Center
    2:30 p.m. — Opening Game for Rangers basketball season against Mesa Valley, Albuquerque, The Pit
    Saturday
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Robo Rave Workshop at Mora Elementary Cafeteria. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch and water bottle. For more information, call 505-718-9472.
    Thursday

  • The chill in the air is real. In fact, it is downright cold here in the mountains where I live. In the old days, as the old-timers used to say, it is time to butcher that fat steer that has gorged himself daily on expensive feed, only to end up on the ranch family’s dinner plate.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Traditional Turkey with Orange Spice Rub

    Wash, dry and brush turkey with oil, giblets removed

    Finely chop fresh sage,orange zest, nutmeg, ground coriander, kosher salt and fresh pepper Sprinkle 1/3 cup spice mixture inside the turkey and sprinkle  the remainder under the skip and all over the turkey

    Place cut orange slices, onion slices and whole rosemary sprigs inside the turkey

    Truss for moisture retention

  • TODAY HOY
    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District monthly board meeting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the U.S. Forest Service located at 1926 Seventh St. For information please call 425-9088.

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    The United States Air Force Academy Band’s Academy Winds will have a performance at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at New Mexico Highlands University’s Ilfeld Auditorium. The stop is part of the groups week-long tour of New Mexico.

    The tour will be to perform free public concerts, work with college and high school students, and talk about education opportunities at the Air Force Academy as well as careers in the Air Force.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Students at Sierra Vista Elementary, Legion Park Elementary, Los Niños Elementary, Early Childhood Center, Mike Mateo Sena Elementary and Memorial Middle School may be eligible to receive free tutoring under Title 1 Supplemental Educational Services part of the No Child Left Behind Act. The goals of this program are to help students succeed in school and do well on the upcoming state test, NMSBA. For more information, call the Las Vegas City Schools Bilingual/ Federal Programs office at 454-5700 ext. 111. Registration will close on Monday, Nov. 14.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Las Vegas Elks Lodge is holding a Veterans Day Breakfast, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at the lodge located at 2305 Collins Drive. All area veterans are invited and encouraged to attend. They will be served a full hot breakfast.


    • A Veterans Day ceremony is being held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at Veterans Park. Members of the National Guard’s 720th Transportation Company who served in Desert Storm will take part in the ceremony.

  • Finding the most elite talent from New Mexico Highlands University is the goal of an upcoming event. On Monday evening there will be a battle for the title of Univerity Celebrity. Chris Burns, NMHU Student Senate President, developed this idea to promote and expose the talent at the local university.

    “University Celebrity finds the best college talent,” Burns said. “Other students have talent besides just the athletes.”