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Today's Features

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Tucumcari, away, junior varsity and varsity
    5 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball vs. West Las Vegas, home, junior varsity and varsity
    Saturday
    1 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball vs. Dulce, away, 7th and 8th
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Taos,  away, junior varsity and varsity
    Monday
    4:30 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball, vs. Santa Rosa, away, 7th and 8th

  • What is old is new again. So goes the saying rattling around in my brain. I tend to get so interested in local history that I find I forget what I researched and read just a few years ago.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is
    “I Am The Turkey” by Michele Sobel Spirn. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES
    • The Las Vegas Optic office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps 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 San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • TODAY HOY
    • New Mexico Parent Teacher Association and New Mexico Public Education Department Community Education Initiatives Forum, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 at room 100 in Sininger Hall on the NMHU campus. The forum is an open dialogue focussing on the state’s education initiatives.

    TUESDAY MARTES

  • Below are some of the government agencies, banks and schools that will be closed on Monday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Merry Christmas Pageant to benefit John, Paul, Ashley, Cheyenne and Savannah Lujan who lost their home and belongings to a fire, Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Pageant entry is $50 per contestant and the deadline for entry is Friday, Nov. 22. Children from 6 months to 12 years old are eligible to participate. For more information, contact Shannon Saiz at 429-5803 or by e-mail at mantha1krysten@yahoo.com.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Music Technology Program presents an Original Music Concert at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday) in  Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    Students will showcase their original music in a wide variety of styles, including alternative, dubstep, hip-hop, rock, metal and more.  

    Department of Music professor Edward Harrington directs the Music Technology Program.