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Today's Features

  • UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR
    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Conservation District monthly board meeting, 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17 at the United States Forest Service at 1926 Seventh Street. For more information, call 425-9088.

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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

    Friday the 13th is a lucky day for 19 individuals and organizations who will receive Heritage Preservation Awards from the state Cultural Properties Review Committee in Santa Fe.
    The New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, of the Department of Cultural Affairs today released the 2011 award winners.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Spay/Neuter/Shot Clinic, Friday, May 13, at the West Las Vegas Middle School Gym.  In addition to previously scheduled spay/neuter appointments, the public is encouraged to come in starting at noon for shots, microchipping, and deworming. Volunteers are needed for all shifts — 7 a.m.  to 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment for a spay or neuter, call 505-983-4309 x129.  For additional questions, call 305-479-3618.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

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  • The water-logged images washed into our minds and refuse to recede. Jagged-hulled boats grounded upon a sea of mud and death. A shaggy dog hobbling through soaked slats of wood, the remnants of a hundred, a thousand homes.

    Women, men, wailing at the edge of a placid sea, the sea that stole their family, their history. The Japanese tsunami took the lives and possessions of more than ten thousand people, and the world opened its heart and hands to help.

  • An Earth Day activity took place in Wagon Mound as the soil was prepared and a garden planted by the youth in Jaylyn Maestas and Lousia Maestas classes with the help of Sophia Martinez of the Concerned Citizens of Wagon Mound and of Mora County and Jennifer Bellin.   

    Another special time of garden activity took place on Cinco de Mayo while traditional Spanish music was played and songs were sung in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    8:30 a.m. - Dia de la Cultura, Mora Elementary
    Saturday
    10 a.m. - Stock Growers meeting, Mora School Board Room                                      
    Sunday
    2 p.m. - Gunmanship Practice, Augustine Romero Ranch      

  • Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Our kids knew the answer to that early on. Most ranches have chickens for many reasons, starting with the really fresh eggs for breakfast, then followed by super good fried chicken for dinner, all collected from the nearby chicken coop.