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Today's Features

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    6:30p.m. — District volleyball tournament
    Saturday
    9:30 a.m — Cross Country State Tournament, girls race, Rio Rancho
    12:05 p.m. — Cross Country State Tournament, boys race, RioRancho
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Stock Growers Association meeting, Tapetes de Lana
    2 p.m. to 4 p.m. — Auditions for Christmas Pageant, Tapetes de Lana, sponsored by Mora Community Theater
    4 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Dinner honoring the veterans for Veterans Day,
    Sunday

  • That old saying that you can’t see the forest for the trees isn’t always true. I had an opportunity recently to see the trees, the forest and now the properly thinned forest first-hand right up the canyon from our ranch headquarters.

    Elauterio and Antonia Vigil, who are our nearby neighbors, were named New Mexico State Tree Farmers of the year, 2013.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Photographers naturally flock together. Members of the Meadow City Camera Club in Las Vegas get together and shoot favorite scenes, then talk about the best way to process and print the results.

    They exchange ideas and inspire one another. Although most photograph digitally, now members produce innovative work in film, using old cameras or even rejuvenated Polaroids.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES
    • El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association board meeting, 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 40 Mirasol Road, Ojitos Frios Ranch Subdivision.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • TODAY HOY
    • “In the Name of Sustainability: A New Community Rights Movement,” presentation by Thomas Alan Linzey, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4 in Ilfeld Auditorium. Linzey, an attorney and the Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, will speak about a new community rights movement emerging across the nation. For more information, call Kathleen Dudley at 575-666-2529 or visit www.nmccr.org.

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    • 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.

  • FRIDAY VIERNES
    • Las Vegas Senior Center Halloween Dance, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 at the center. Music provided by Sangre Joven. There will be a costume contest and a cake walk. Cost is $5 per person. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • The Board of Trustees of the Tecolote Land Grant will meet at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Tecolote Community Center. For more information, call Joe Herrera at 575-427-1141.

    SUNDAY DOMINGO

  • The most beautiful building Mora has ever had was the old courthouse that is just a memory for some of the older people. There have been old photos and paintings made to remind the younger generation of the past. This beautiful painting was done by the artist Sylvia Ortega who lives in Guadalupita.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3 p.m. — Mora Cross Country.-District Tournament-Pojoaque
    Saturday
    7 p.m. to 11 p.m. ­— Benefit Dance for Greg Medina, VFW Post 1131, music by Danny Alcon/Los Paisanos
    Monday
    TBA — Mora Rangerette volleyball, District Tournament
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Board meeting, MVCHS Administration Building

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.