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Today's Features

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 25 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. This week’s theme is “Memorial Day,” the book is “Cat Secrets” by Jef Czekaj and the craft is “CD patriotic decoration.”

    UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR

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    • 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.

    • Donations are being accepted for Xena Crespin, a Robertson High School student, selected to participate in a conference in Chicago. For more information, call Sandra Cordova, Xena’s mother, at 575-202-7999.

  • The Memorial Middle School Bands will be host to a Spring Concert at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 at the Memorial Middle School gymnasium.

    Performances begin with a combination of students from Sierra Vista, Los Niños, and Legion Park Elementary schools.

    Also performing is the Memorial Middle School sixth grade band and the concert will culminate with Memorial’s more advanced band.

  • TUESDAY MARTES

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    • Luna Community College is offering enhanced college credit summer programs for high school students and 2011 graduating seniors. The programs will provide free tuition for up to eight credit hours, books and fees. Applications are available at the high school counseling offices and at the LCC Concurrent/Dual Credit office located in the technology building, room 114. For more information, call 454-5377 or 1-800-588-7232 ext. 175. Registration is on-going through June 10.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    The Landmark Grill, the El Fidel Restaurant, Mary Ann’s Famous Burrito Kitchen and the Travelers Cafe have applied and been accepted into the Farm to Restaurant project, a local program which networks area farmers  and ranchers with Las Vegas restaurants.

  • UPCOMING &
    ONGOING EL PORVENIR

    • Graffiti Cleanup, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 under the Riverwalk
    (Behind 12th Street / off Bridge Street). The Keep Las Vegas Beautiful group is seeking volunteers for this cleanup. For more information, call Anita at 426-3216.

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    • Luna Community College is offering enhanced college credit summer programs for high school students and 2011 graduating seniors. The programs will provide free tuition for up to eight credit hours, books and fees. Applications are available at the high school counseling offices and at the LCC Concurrent/Dual Credit office located in the technology building, room 114. For more information, call 454-5377 or 1-800-588-7232 ext. 175. Registration is on-going through June 10.

  • Once again Mora has shown the intelligence, ambition and work ethic of its young people as they work to gain advanced education in colleges and universities.

    This week, seven students from Mora received their master’s degrees at New Mexico Highlands University. Nathan Espinoza received a master’s of business administration, Marvina K. Sanchez in guidance and counseling, Shan Marie Sanchez in curriculum instruction, Dayle Adkins in social work, Loric Lucero in social work, and Sandra L. Romero in social work.