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Today's Features

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Little Leaf that Wouldn’t Fall by Nadine Brun-Cosme and Olivier Tallec. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

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    For the second year, the Las Vegas Plein Air Club will be hosting its annual Las Vegas Plein Air Paint Out.

    Rooted in 19th century Impressionist’s fascination with light and landscape, “En plein air” or “in the open air” refers to the practice of painting and sketching outdoors.

  • TUESDAY MARTES
    • “5 for 5” Frida Kahlo/Dia de Los Muertos ATC Swap, all ATC’s must be mailed to Bambi Doe Blake byTuesday, Oct. 1 so they can be swapped and mailed for “El Dia De Los Muertos,” on Saturday, Nov. 2. For more information, email Blake at doee@desertgate.com.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES

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    Pecos National Historical Park exists in part because of the generosity of the Academy Award-winning actress and her husband E.E. “Buddy” Fogelson. On Sunday, the monument will celebrate Greer Garson’s 109th birthday with a day of activities.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Robertson High School Homecoming week, parade will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27 with line-up starting at 1 p.m. at Fifth Street and Friedman. Students will be dismissed early on Friday, Sept. 27 with staff dismissal at 1 p.m. The homecoming game takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27 at Cardinal Stadium.

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    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps i 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 Mora Valley Farmers Market has been in full swing since the beginning of July. Any time one going along Main Street in Mora on Friday afternoon will see many people crowded around booths at the Southwest Capital Bank parking lot, buying fresh produce grown on the local farms and ranches.

    At the beginning of the season there was plenty of early summer produce as lettuce, other greens, peas and radishes.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    8 a.m. — Mora cross country, Robertson
    Wednesday
    Noon — Headwaters Food Security Project organizational meeting, Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, Lunch will be served at noon
    5 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes volleyball vs. Santa Rosa, home, junior varsity and varsity

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

  • Yes, it was “water, water everywhere, and nary a drop to drink” as we say goodbye to September. Prayers surely were answered here in our mountains and we watched, with lots of other folks, as drops soon and suddenly became inches of rain.

    I love walking through our nearby forest; it is such a thrill to see our stately pines absolutely soaked; their bark is a glowing dark brown now and hopefully the visiting bark beetles will finally meet their match. Yes, if you want to see a very sick and dying forest, just drive down Mountain View Drive.