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Today's Features

  • TODAY HOY

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Rosita Gallegos, a native of Las Vegas for more than 70 years, celebrated her 104th birthday on Sunday, June 26.

    A party was held in her honor at Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehab Center where she resides.  More than 70 friends and family members gathered for the celebration. She was serenaded by Juan Ortega with the traditional birthday song, “Las Mañanitas,” as well as other Spanish songs. A luncheon buffet of Mexican food was served.

  • TODAY HOY
    • A low-cost vaccination clinic for pets will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 8 at the West Las Vegas middle school gym.The following services are being offered: rabies - $10, parvo/distemper - $10, feline/distemper - $10, deworming - $5, tape deworming - $5 - $15, and microchipping - $16. No appointment necessary. Dogs must be on leash and cats must be in carriers. Volunteers are also needed. To make an appointment for spay/neuter services, call 505-983-4309 ext.129. To help make these clinics possible, call 305-479-3618.

  • Sharon Stewart, a resident of Chacon, has exhibited her photography in shows throughout the United States.

    In 1987 through 1989 her pictures were shown in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Charleroi, Belgium and Frankfurt, Germany

    Currently her photos are being exhibited at the exhibit ‘Earth Now,’ American Photographers and the Environment at New Mexico Museum of Art on the Plaza in Santa Fe. The exhibit can be viewed through Oct. 9.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    1 p.m.— Fiesta Volunteers meeting, Mora County Courthouse
    3:30 p.m. to 6:30  p.m. — Farmers Market, Ranch Supply Store parking lot
    Sunday
    2:30 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW Hall
    5 p.m.— VFW Regular meeting, VFW Hall
    Monday
    9 a.m.to noon — Vacation Bible School, Mora Valley Baptist Church, Cleveland, N.M.
    Tuesday

  • Summer brings yard sales, and yard sales bring friends from near and far for a brief visit, while shopping for just the perfect one-of-a-kind item that we just can’t live without. The very recent Pendaries Ladies sale was fun, and very near by.

  • Summer in Las Vegas would not be complete without the Missoula Children’s Theatre.

    This year they will be bringing their touring production of The Princess and the Pea.

    Local children from the first through 12th grades may audition for the play. The group is scheduled for July 11 through 16.

    Auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, July 11 at Ilfeld Auditorium. If cast, children will be allowed a short lunch break (on their own), and rehearsals will begin at 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Ane Romero, a New Mexico Highlands University graduate and 2005 Miss New Mexico, recently was tapped for an Excellence in Federal Government Leadership Award for her work on suicide prevention and other mental health issues.

    The National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health made the award to Romero, a legislative aid for U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano.

  • UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR
    • Curves International is offering free memberships and discounts to military personnel, their immediate families and veterans. Program started on July 1, immediate family members of currently deployed Reservists and National Guard from the Las Vegas area community are invited to begin their complimentary 6-month membership. A membership at Curves includes a health assessment and use of all equipment available to members.Call 426-8194.