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Today's Features

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  • 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.

  • TODAY HOY

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  • This is a history that was sent by Billy G. Rogers when he found it as he was going through the family papers. The rest of the story is the update of the Mora ambulance since that time in our history.

    Not many people know this but the first ambulance service to Mora Valley was created in March 1973. The Rogers Brothers, Leroy C. and Alfred E. Jr. and Billy G. Rogers, owners of the Gonzales Funeral Home in Las Vegas, donated the ambulance service to the citizens of Mora Valley.

  • The network of friends and family that know this old ranch so well keep in contact with us, and more particularly when the weather is record breaking across this big country. Several of those who contact us remember the big snows, the real cold and the ongoing snow shovel time spent just to keep the ranch animals dry and fed.

    I can report that not much has changed in the past 50 years. When the snowflakes fly and the temperatures really drop and the barometric pressure drops as well, a cow will decide it is time to deliver her calf, whether she is in term or not.

  • WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 2 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES
    • The Western Mora Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a regular board meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 at the SWCD Building in Mora. The agenda is available at the Soil and Water Conservation Office in Mora. For more information, call Dora at 575-387-2424.