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Today's Features

  • Oh, no! Here I go again —  yet another story about my Aunt Elvira. I must admit it has taken me quite a while (decades to those who might count) to appreciate her and her interest in my welfare.

    My father’s youngest sister was prodded, pushed to get an education. I was just a teenager when she was awarded her Ph.D. in education, with a degree in Greek, no less. She began a teaching job at Wisconsin University, with a branch in Superior.

  • WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • San Miguel Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16 at the Professional Home Health Care Annex, 1931 Seventh in Las Vegas.

    • Preparation for simple tax returns for low and middle income persons and seniors offered by AARP Tax Aide in association with the local Meadow City AARP Chapter and the Las Vegas Senior Citizens Center. Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 16, April 4 and April 8 at the Las Vegas Senior Center at 500 Sabino St. To schedule an appointment call, 425-6261.

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

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

  • TUESDAY MARTES
    • “The Wizard of Oz” — children’s broadway musical by American Family Theatre at 6:30 p.m. on March 15 at NMHU’s Ilfeld Auditorium. General admission: $8, children (10 years and under) and NMHU students w/valid I.D.’s: $5. Tickets may be purchased, Monday through Friday at KEDP radio station, studio 103 on the NMHU campus for more information, contact Donna Martinez at martinezda@nmhu.edu or 454-3238.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES

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

  • FRIDAY VIERNES
    • City of Las Vegas Transfer Station groundbreaking ceremony, 3 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 32 Aragon Road, off Airport Road. For more information, call 454-1401 ext. 3277.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR

  • Mora  Middle School recently held the district Spanish spelling bee with 35 students taking part. There were more who signed up but because of illness were not able to take part in the activity.

    The young people had been given a list to study and worked to do their best in the spelling bee.

  • I know sweet brother Bill’s ghost is prowling around, prompting his new-fangled ideas to anyone who will listen. I suspect he has been visiting with “J.T” who recently wrote to the “Speak Up” column in the Albuquerque Journal.

    The gist of this letter rang a bell with me and I quote, “If the governor ends ‘social promotion’ in New Mexico schools, where will we find replacements for politicians, attorney’s and judges?” Food for thought for some of us I’d say!

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 9 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    • The Las Vegas Ministerial Fellowship is having Lenten services at noon on Wednesday, March 9 at the First United Methodist Church, 8th Street and National Ave. Rev. Randt Campbell will be preaching. Other 40 minute noon services will take place on March 16, 23, 30 and April 6 and 13. For more information, call 425-7283.