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Today's Features

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    New Mexico Highlands University media arts student Tara Trudell’s documentary narrative film Poem Home screened at the 38th annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco earlier this month.

    The festival is the oldest and most prominent media showcase of its kind in the world. Filmmakers whose work is selected to screen at the festival earn the coveted film laurels that Trudell may now display on all her future films.

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    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

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    The New Mexico Highlands University Concert Choir presents Vivaldi’s Gloria at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. in Ilfeld Auditorium.

    Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice, Italy in 1678 and is a master composer of the baroque period. The soaring and joyful Gloria is Vivaldi’s 12-movement choral composition.

    The musical program also includes Vivaldi’s four-movement Credo, as well as The Bell Anthem by Henry Purcell, another baroque period composer.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Meadow City Camera Club has an exhibit of photographs in the El Fidel Restaurant until Friday, Dec. 6. Eight local photographers have taken “Points of Departure,” each seeing something unique. A reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at El Fidel Restaurant.

  • Sister Teresa of the Child Jesus, OCD, of the Monastery of Our Mother of Mercy, Alexandria, S.D., celebrated her Diamond Jubilee of entrance on Oct. 25.

    She had celebrated her renewal of vows at a Concelebrated Mass on May 31 with the Most Rev. John J. Swain, Bishop of Sioux Falls, S.D.. as principal celebrant.

    He gave a beautiful homily in which he quoted St. Teresa of the Child Jesus, thanking sister for her years of service to God and His church.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    6:30p.m. — District volleyball tournament
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m — Cross Country State Tournament, girls race, Rio Rancho
    12:05 p.m. — Cross Country State Tournament, boys race, RioRancho
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Stock Growers Association meeting, Tapetes de Lana
    2 p.m. to 4 p.m. — Auditions for Christmas Pageant, Tapetes de Lana, sponsored by Mora Community Theater
    4 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Dinner honoring the veterans for Veterans Day,
    Sunday

  • That old saying that you can’t see the forest for the trees isn’t always true. I had an opportunity recently to see the trees, the forest and now the properly thinned forest first-hand right up the canyon from our ranch headquarters.

    Elauterio and Antonia Vigil, who are our nearby neighbors, were named New Mexico State Tree Farmers of the year, 2013.

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    Photographers naturally flock together. Members of the Meadow City Camera Club in Las Vegas get together and shoot favorite scenes, then talk about the best way to process and print the results.

    They exchange ideas and inspire one another. Although most photograph digitally, now members produce innovative work in film, using old cameras or even rejuvenated Polaroids.