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Today's Features

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    • Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed from Wednesday, July 17 through July 19, court will reopen Monday, July 22. Court staff will be attending a judicial conference. If you have any questions, contact municipal court at 425-9403.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

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    • The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees special meeting, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, July 15, at New Mexico Highlands University Teacher Education Center room 204. AARP-NM will present important information on potential changes to Social Security and Medicare. After the presentation, LVAAER will select its delegates to the 2013 NMAER State Convention. For more information, contact Tomás at 575-421-2455.

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    • Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge Owl Hike, 6:30 p.m. dinner with the owl hike starting at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, July 12, meet at the refuge visitors center. Attendees are asked to bring a flashlight or headlamp and to wear hiking shoes. For more information, contact Debbie Pike at 425-3581 ext. 205.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • EDITOR’S NOTE: Sara Moulton was executive chef at Gourmet magazine for nearly 25 years, and spent a decade hosting several Food Network shows. She currently stars in public television’s “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” and has written three cookbooks, including “Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners.”

    By Sara Moulton
    The Associated Press
    Even though fruit and cheese tend to go together like soup and sandwich, the first time I saw watermelon and feta cheese paired up on a menu it struck me as very odd.

  • Gov. David F. Cargo will be greatly missed in our state of New Mexico. He has meant a lot to the people especially those in the small communities.

    His influential and caring concern for the state went far beyond his time as governor. He continued to be involved in the government and the needs of the small communities. In Mora, he was much loved by the people.

    He did so much for them and other small communities while he was governor and continued to show his concern afterwards.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Second Strategic planning session, Mora School Board Room, lunch and snacks served
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Flea Market, VFW building, sponsored by VFW Auxiliary $10 a space
    9 a.m., 11a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. — Guided tours of  the old First Fort at Fort Union National Monument Celebrating Civil Wars 150th anniversary
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — VFW Auxiliary meeting, VFW building
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Building

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

  • Isn’t it amazing what a rain shower or two can do for one’s outlook, one’s hope that the monsoons are real? Yes, dull is bright, brown turns to green and layers of dust are now washed off that dry grass our horses and cows had to eat.

  • THURSDAY JUEVES
    • Regular meeting of the Las Vegas Senior Olympics, 1 p.m. on Thursday
    July 11 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. All members are asked to attend. State senior Olympics athletes are asked to bring medals.

    FRIDAY VIERNES

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • New Mexico State Police will be conducting a DWI-Checkpoint in San Miguel County between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, July 12.
    • The Las Vegas Total Community Approach Program is available to help anyone with a drug and alcohol problem get the help and treatment they need. The program provides free drug and alcohol evaluations and help paying for treatment for anyone who qualifies. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 454-8151.

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