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Today's Features

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Charlie Needs a Cloak” by Tomie de Paola and the theme is “Happy Birthday, Mr. Tomie (Sept. 15).” All programs are free and open to the public.

    • Search and Rescue meeting at 6 p.m. on  Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Professional Health Care Annex, 1931 Seventh, across from the Forest Service Office.

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

    • Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas is about to start a new house. They build affordable homes for low-income families. If you are interested in helping with the next house (or in some other way), contact them at  454-4434 or habitatlv @gmail.com. They are looking for volunteers of any skill level.

  • TUESDAY MARTES
    • Jesus “Jesse” Griego building dedication, 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the West Las Vegas Valley gymnasium in Ribera, N.M. A West Las Vegas High School graduate, Griego died in Vietnam and was a native of the Valley area.

    • The Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed from Sept.13 to Sept. 16 so employees may attend a Justice Systems Conference out of town. If you have any questions you may contact any of our court staff at 425-9403.

  • SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Sabor de Las Vegas starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Plaza Park. Nine restaurants are participating in this year’s taste of the town event. Other activities include live music and a salsa making contest at 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.postcardsfromtheplaza.com.

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

    • Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas is about to start a new house. They build affordable homes for low-income families. If you are interested in helping with the next house (or in some other way), contact them at  454-4434 or habitatlv @gmail.com. They are looking for volunteers of any skill level.

  • James Branch, the new basketball coach at Mora High School, has gone full circle. He now leads the team that he once played for during his days as a student at Mora High School in the 1970s. During his high school days, Branch was a star basketball player for the Rangers, coached by Arthur Romero and Douglas Velarde. He was fast and his athletic ability helped earn the Rangers a trip to the state tournament. Branch was given honorable mention in All State basketball in 1977 — the year he graduated from Mora High School.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    7 p.m. - Mora Ranger football vs. Magdalena, home NMHU

    Saturday
    9 a.m. - Mora cross country at Taos, junior varsity and varsity teams

    Sunday
    2:30 p.m. - VFW Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Hall
    5 p.m. - VFW regular meeting, VFW Hall

  • My life is full of surprises, and just this week I had yet another one. Daughter Sherry asked me for my recipe for that seven- layer casserole I used to make when our guest ranch was in full swing here.

    Oh, yes, our kids had to eat it often and there was a bit of grumbling (perhaps sharing their plate with the dog) so I never expected to hear any of them actually wanting the recipe.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Hammered elongated rings connect with polished squares of earth’s time-forged beauty in Sandi Boyer’s Labradorite, astrophylite, fine and sterling silver wire-wrapped necklace or wrap bracelet.

    Originally from Pennsylvania, Boyer now relishes the natural beauty and diversity in New Mexico, where she finds inspiration in the rich variety of semi-precious stones that she arranges in original designs.