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Today's Features

  • UPCOMING & ONGOING

    EL PORVENIR
    • The Noon Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas will hold its annual Pancake Day fundraiser on Wednesday, June 22 at the Hillcrest Restaurant. Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.,11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and children. Proceeds benefits Las Vegas Youth projects. For more info call 718-6655.

  • SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Clay and Bronze exhibition featuring art works by Paul Volckening and Harry Leippe, runs through July 27. There is an artist reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at the Ray Drew Gallery on the first floor of Donnelly Library. For more information, call Bob Read at 454-3338.

  • Are you ready to have a good time?” asks Bev, the friendly lady at the ticket booth, as she looks down at the eager faces of the children coming up to her booth for the  parents to buy tickets to the carnival. Then she raises her eyes to the adult and asks, “How may I help you?”

    No difference how she feels — she has a smiling face and a friendly demeanor. She is the first person customers see as they enter the carnival.

  • Community Calendar
    Friday
    1 p.m. - Mora Fiesta Volunteers meeting, Mora Courthouse
    Tuesday
    6 p.m - T-Ball - Yankees vs.Rangers Little League Field, Holman. Little League – Braves vs. Rockies-Field #1 and Rangers vs. Angels Field #2
    6:45 p.m. - T-Ball - Mariners vs. Pirates Little League Field, Holman
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. - ECHO Food Distribution, Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday

  • One would say it is a dog’s life on this old ranch, but it is also a horse’s life, to be sure. Our horses are mostly retired, are fat and sassy, and roam around a small pasture at ranch headquarters. Quite a picture of happiness, I’d say.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    When Alta Vista Regional Hospital asked former patients to nominate exceptional nurses who exceeded expectations, the community responded.
    The Patient Choice Award recognizes the quality care, comfort and compassion offered by the nurses at Alta Vista Regional Hospital, and honors one nurse in particular. As part of National Nurse’s Week, May 6-12, JoAnn Campbell, RN, was presented with the award at a hospital ceremony.

  • THURSDAYJUEVES
    • Fort Union National Monument, National Park Service announced its monthly
    Glimpses of the Past program, “An Unsolved Mystery: The Mail Train Massacre

  • TODAY HOY

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • A survivors fund has been set up for the families of Gene Hern and Frank Romero. The following are the accounts: Children of Gene Hern, Wells Fargo account number 7040660958 and the widow of Frank Romero, Wells Fargo account number 7040660941.

    • The city of Las Vegas employee union has set up memorial funds for Gene Hern and Frank Romero at the State Employees Credit Union. The Hern account number is 3001582700 and the Romero account is 3001582710.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Luna Community College is offering enhanced college credit summer programs for high school students and 2011 graduating seniors. For information, call 454-5377 or 1-800-588-7232 ext. 175. Registration is on-going through June 10.