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Today's Features

  • Probably one of the most exciting events in a girl’s life is the day she gets her own horse. I’ve been there and done that, more than once. The lessons learned by both horse and rider will last a lifetime, and now a recent story in the Albuquerque Journal brought back another set of horse memories for me.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Say Hola to Spanish at the Circus” by Susan Middleton Elya. This week’s theme is Cinco de Mayo. Free and open to the public.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Grand opening and ribbon cutting for Enterprise Rent-a-Car, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30 at 500 Railroad Ave. For more information, call 454-1736.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Say Hola to Spanish at the Circus” by Susan Middleton Elya. This week’s theme is Cinco de Mayo. Free and open to the public.

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    • Brain Injury Support Group, meets at 1 p.m. first Thursday of the month at El Centro Medical Clinic, 1235 Eighth St. For more information, call Duane at 505-699-2491 or call the Brain Injury Association of NM Office at 505-292-7414.

    • 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.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • 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
    • Applications for the El Valle de San Miguel County Flying Diamond Scholarship are available at the San Miguel County Human Resource Office. Applications and guidelines may be picked up at the office at 500 West National, Suite, 202. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27. For information, call 425-1557.

  • Alberto Abeyta celebrated his 104th birthday on April 14.

    His family and a few close friends met at the American Legion Pavilion in Mora to hold their great celebration.

    Abeyta is the oldest man in Mora. He is the oldest living veteran in New Mexico,  having served in World War ll.

    KOAT-TV interviewed him and broadcasted his story last Thursday evening and Friday morning.

    The news crew visited his Mora home.  

    As the oldest man in Mora, he was honored by being the Parade Grand Marshall in the 2011 Fiesta Parade.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    3 p.m. — Mora Track Team District meet, Pecos
    5:30 p.m. — 6th annual Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce banquet, 6:30 p.m.: dinner, silent and regular auction, guest speaker Nancy Polalillo, Mora VFW
    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Monte Del Sol, Ft. Marcy
    Tuesday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Peñasco, away
    Thursday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Jemez, away

  • Suddenly it is springtime in the Rockies again. And after such a long, cold and windy winter, I wondered if any plant, tree, weed would survive our weather onslaughts.

    I am happy to report that our grass is green again, there are buds on our various trees and the lilacs may bloom soon. The early plum blossoms are frozen, but that happens every year here. My calendar has all sorts of dates penciled in.

  • By Elizabeth Karmel
    For The Associated Press

    During a recent visit to a food festival in South Carolina, I was lucky enough to be invited to the home of Nathalie Dupree, cookbook author and Southern entertainer extraordinaire.