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Today's Features

  • TODAY HOY
    • Public forum, “Killing by Drones: Human Rights Implications,” 7 p.m. on Monday, April 29 at Leveo Sanchez Lecture Hall in Donnelly Library on the campus of NMHU. Speakers are Medea Benjamin of CodePink and Justin Mazzola of Amnesty International. For more information, call 425-8980

    TUESDAY MARTES

  • TODAY HOY
    • National Arbor Day celebration, 4 p.m. on Friday, April 26 in Plaza Park. Representatives from the Cub Scouts, City of Las Vegas Parks Department, Tierra y Montes, State Forestry, Las Vegas Wildlife Refuge and Las Vegas Tree Board are scheduled to attend.
    • The Abe Montoya Recreation Center is taking registrations for the Spring Co-Ed Volleyball Season. Deadline to register is Friday, April 26. Fee is $150 per team. Games will be on Wednesday evenings beginning May 1.

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    • David, Julian and Joey Martinez of Sheridan lost their home and all of their belongings recently to a structure fire. A donation account has been opened at the State Employees Credit Union for the family. They are also accepting donations of clothing and household items. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. For more information or to drop off donations, contact Jesus at 505-920-8659

  • On Wednesday morning a large group of friends of Lazaro Garcia gathered at Hatcha’s for his birthday breakfast. This has been a tradition for more than 30 years with the exception of last year when the whole community gathered to help him celebrate his 100th  birthday.

    Now that he is 101, he has continued the traditional celebration with breakfast with his friends. It began more than three decades ago with a few men who gathered at Almanzar’s Café in Cleveland.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangeretters softball vs. McCurdy, away
    Saturday
    7:30 a.m. — Mora County Clean Up Day, start Southwest Capital Bank parking lot, gloves and bags will be provided and lunch will be provided for the workers
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Santa Fe Prep, home
    TBA — Mora Track and Field at NRG Tournament
    Sunday
    Noon to 2 p.m. — Spaghetti Dinner, VFW Hall, $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger

  • A long time ago I was involved in a bunch of civic- minded organizations and became a sort-of ambassador and representative of Mora County. I attended a meeting of the Association of Counties and each of us was given a small plastic bag with “treasures enclosed.” I found that bag recently, just in time to share its message with my grandson.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “There Was a Tree” by Rachel Isadora. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • TUESDAY MARTES
    • Film screening of Girl Rising, 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Donation of $1. An innovative documentary at the heart of the campaign to educate girls and change the world.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “There Was a Tree” by Rachel Isadora. Free and open to the public.
     

  • TODAY HOY
    • Public Forum on “What Happens after the Wildfire?” 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 19 at 215 Lora Shields Building on the NMHU campus. All are welcome.
    • University Celebrity College State Talent Competition, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19 at Sala de Madrid on the campus of NMHU. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for NMHU students.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • Alegra Pacheco, daughter of Paul and Judy Pacheco and granddaughter of Manuel and Genevieve Alcon and the late Fermin and Mary Pacheco has been elected the National Propane Gas Association state director.