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Today's Features

  • 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.

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

  • TODAY HOY
    • 103rd Bean Days in Wagon Mound, 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 bean cleaning party at the firehouse followed by a street dance at 7 p.m.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

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

  • Editor’s Note: In last week’s column the San Miguel/Mora County Fair princess Bailey Montoya’s father was inadvertently left out. Montoya’s father is Roy Montoya.

    Fifty years ago on Jan. 30, 1963 a B-52 bomber crashed in the mountains between Chacon and Guadalupita. The airmen were on a routine practice mission coming down low, when the high winds in the area tore the plane apart and scattered it over the mountains for six to eight miles.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Cleveland Millfest, Cleveland
    TBA — Rangerettes volleyball, Clayton, varsity
    10 a.m.— Cross Country, Peñasco
    Sunday
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Cleveland Millfest, Cleveland
    Monday
    9:30 a.m. — Bean Day parade, Wagon Mound
    2 p.m. — Bean Day Rodeo, Wagon Mound Rodeo grounds
    Tuesday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Robertson, junior varsity, varsity, home

  • It is raining as I write this. We are blessed yet again. Our vast, huge crop of weeds and wildflowers say thank you, muchas gracias to our weather gods as well.
    Yes, I live in an isolated mountain canyon. But that doesn’t mean the outside world can’t find me. I have two copies of the front page weather report sent to me in the last 48 hours, no less.
    One was from the Idaho Statesman and the other was from the Tucson Daily newspaper. Everyone knows I like weather stories, but I wish this weather story wasn’t true, or front page news.

  • EDITOR’S NOTE: Alison Ladman is a recipe developer for the AP. Follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/CrustAndCrumbCo

    By Alison Ladman
    The Associated Press
    Most people know challah — a Jewish egg bread — as a braided loaf. But truth is, it can take on a variety of shapes. And at Rosh Hashana it often is formed into a spiral, which is meant to symbolize the circle and continuity of the Jewish new year.

  • By Alison Ladman
    The Associated Press
    Like many Jewish holidays, Rosh Hashana — the Jewish new year — is rich with delicious, symbolic foods. Rounds of challah bread, for example, signify continuity, while apples and honey represent wishes for a sweet year to come. Of course, just as important is spending time with loved ones.
    So we created a dish to satisfy both the traditional food customs and the desire to spend time with family. Baked stuffed apples have the both the honey and the apples for the sweetness, yet take little effort to make.

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