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Today's Features

  • During the packed Mora Chamber Commerce’s Winter Fest held in the Mora Elementary Gymnasium Santa Claus appeared with lots of toys for the many children who had been awaiting his arrival. The children were lined up all around the gym waiting for their turn to see Santa and receive a gift. Santa’s helpers, the Sangre de Cristo’s bikers, helped him get the gifts from many people who gave to their Toys for Tots program.

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball at Clayton, junior varsity and varsity
    2 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball at Clayton, junior varsity and varsity
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball vs. Santa Rosa,  home, junior varsity and varsity
    Wednesday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Springer, home, junior varsity and varsity

  • Eight degrees below zero is cold to colder, and hopefully by this time this is printed warmer weather will have returned. This cold is usually reserved for early January, not early December. Global warming not at its best, I’d say.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Mouse Before Christmas” by Michael Garland. The theme for the month is “It’s Christmas Time in Las Vegas.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • TUESDAY MARTES
    • Rio Gallinas School of Ecology and the Arts’ celebration of learning from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13 and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at New Mexico Highlands University's Kennedy Hall. On Tuesday, the first to fourth grade students will present their work about the late Col. William Roberts also known as “Billy Goat Roberts.” On Wednesday, students in fifth to eighth grade will speak about “Water Around the World” and what they have learned since the beginning of the school year.

    WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES

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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.

    • Grief Support Group meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299 or 425-7763.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Barter Hours introductory and new member orientation meeting, 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec 9, at Traveler's Café on the Plaza. For more information, call 426-1468.

    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Conservation District monthly board meeting, 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, at Luna Community College. For more information, call 425-9088.

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

    • Grief Support Group meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299 or 425-7763.

  • Classes on financial literacy are being sponsored by St Gertrude’s Credit Union for the Mora Girls Scouts of America. The classes are being held at the community room at Helping Hands.

    Seventeen girl scouts along with their leader, Lillian Maestas met at the community room last Wednesday. The credit union manager Esther Martinez and her assistant Isabel Lopez taught the girls the advantage of saving money.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    Rangerette basketball at NRG Tournament continued, Española
    7th and 8th Rangerettes basketball at Taos Tournament, Taos
    Saturday
    Taos and NRG Tournaments continue
    10 a.m. — Winter Fest Mora, Elementary Gym
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Live Stock Growers meet-Mora School Board Room
    Sunday
    2:30 p.m — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW Hall
    5 p.m. — VFW regular meeting, VFW Hall