.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Features

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    The New Mexico Highlands University Donnelly Library presents a free reading and discussion group titled “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys.”
    The books are available at Donnelly Library, thanks to a National Endowment for the Humanities grant awarded to the library for the Muslim Journeys collection.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Meadow City Music Festival, 5 p.m.to 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9, Legends of Las Vegas, Plaza Park. Free and open to the public followed by a paid dance from 8 p.m. to midnight at El Rialto Patio with opening by
    Boris and the Saltlicks followed by Dead Superheroes Orchestra. Tickets are $20 at the door.

  • Last week there was a lot of activity around the Mora Presbyterian Church as a group of six adults gave their time and skills to do some repairs on the grounds, church and manse as they worked with some of the local church members.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers’ Market, parking lot of Southwest Capital Bank
    Saturday
    7:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and 9:45 p.m. — Candle Light Tours, The Forgotten Faces of Fort Union, enacted by costumed participants, Fort Union National Monument
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW Hall
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Hall
    Monday
    8 a.m.— Students return to school, Mora Independent Schools

  • Just a month ago there was no such thing as a troublesome weed on this ranch. I honestly thought any kind of plant from grass to any kind of weed was dry and dead. It is absolutely amazing just what rain can do.

    The transformation from desert to jungle has not gone unnoticed and some new and so much safer herbicides are being developed all of the time. Our most invasive weed is thistle, and there are more than one species growing here.

  • TODAY HOY

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital will have a a free back-to-school safety and health fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Meadow City Music Festival at the Plaza Park in Las Vegas. 

  • TUESDAYMARTES
    • Blessing of the waters as part of Heritage Week, 5:30 p.m. Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows church followed by a procession to the bridge on Bridge Street. Free and open to the public.

    WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES

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

    • Lion Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations: banks: Southwest Capital, Douglas Ave; Community First, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo, Douglas Ave; 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.