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Today's Features

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University presents well-known poet and author Jimmy Santiago Baca from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today (Friday) in the theater of the university’s new Student Union Building.

    The free keynote talk is titled “Life Gives Me Too Much Laughter.” A book signing will follow, with a number of Baca’s books available for purchase.

    The student union is at the northwest corner of National Avenue and 8th Street.

  • Monday afternoon a large group of the Mora citizens met at the St Gertrude’s Parish Hall to have a round table discussion with U.S. Senator Tom Udall. The meeting was hosted by Collaborative Visions, an organization promoting substantial economic growth for their rural community by bringing everyone to the table to listen to one another and work together.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Saturday
    9 a.m. — Mora Cross Country, Santa Fe
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — Ladies VFW Auxiliary meeting, VFW Hall
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Hall
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Board meeting, administration building
    Tuesday
    10 a.m. — Mora County Commission meeting, Mora School Board Room
    4:30 p.m. — Mora Mutual Water & Sewage Board meeting, office

  • My father’s Webster’s Dictionary (very well worn, obviously carried in his vest pocket around 1915 or so) uses very few words to define a word. I just looked up “grief.”

    This dictionary describes grief in two words: sorrow; misfortune. Yes I am sad as I write this column.

  • Submitted to the Optic
    Santiago Valentin Aragon, a 2013 Robertson High School graduate, as been selected as the recipient of the 32nd annual Michael William Marr Memorial Scholarship. The Marr Scholarship has been awarded annually since the 1981-82 school year to a Robertson High School student athlete who excelled academically and participated in the football program.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The show-and-tell lion” by Barbara Abercrombie. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

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    • The Guidance and Counseling Program of New Mexico Highlands University is offering free counseling services to the community this semester. The counseling is provided by graduate students in the final phase of their training in the profession of counseling. The counseling is confidential, free and supervised by a training professor of the program. The sessions are offered on Thursdays between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. For more information or to make an appointments, call 454-3564.

  • TODAY HOY
    • 103rd Bean Days in Wagon Mound,  9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2 Parade through Main Street; noon, free barbecue lunch at the village park; 1 p.m. Bingo at the Santa Clara Parish Hall and at 2 p.m. Rodeo at the rodeo grounds. For more information on the 103rd Bean Days contact, Ronald A. Luebke at 575-666-2697 or visit www.BeanDay100.com.
    • In observance of the Labor Day holiday San Miguel County Offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

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    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community First, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: WalMart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.
    • Robertson High School Class of 1963 is having its 50th reunion in