Today's Features

  • Cinderella The Story of Big Foot was a great success. The actors were very professional and spoke their lines without a hitch and they could be heard very well.  The performance was held Saturday night and again on Sunday afternoon at the Mora Elementary Gymnasium. For both performances there were more than a hundred people in attendance. It was a true comedy that kept the audience laughing as the actors did a great take off of the Cinderella story throwing in the fact that she had big feet.


    8 a.m. — Mora Cross Country, Pecos
    11 a.m. — ECHO Food Distribution-Helping Hands Inc.


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

    Monday — Chicken strips, mashed potatoes with gravy, honey mustard sauce, asparagus, wheat roll with margarine, and apricots
    Tuesday — Baked fish, with tarter sauce, German stew, mixed vegetables, hush puppy, and banana pudding

  • Would you believe after all these years of goofing off and playing around, I am still a tried and true football fan? And, yes, I am in a fantasy football league, and my partner, Kat and I plan to win big time this year. Yes, I have my favorite teams and favorite players, but what and who Kat and I pick and who we end up with are two different programs. So it goes in this fantasy world!

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library will not take place on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University presents “The Art of Observation” exhibit of paintings by Las Vegas artist Kimberly Reed-Deemer in Burris Hall Gallery, with the opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the gallery.

    Burris Hall is at 903 National Ave. The exhibit continues through Oct. 10.


  • Editor’s note: Ruth Fort’s son, Paul, is president of the Agua Pura Water acquisition board.

    The Agua Pura Water Board has been struggling with water system problems for several weeks. There have been leaks in the lines to the consumers. They would get one place repaired and turn the water on and then another leak would show up. Estevan Sanchez and John Abeyta, certified operators, have worked tirelessly along with the rest of the board members and community people doing what they can to help.


    2 p.m. to 8 p.m. — Mora Community Leadership Training Institute,     Mora School Board Room
    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Mora Community Leadership Institute continues, Mora School Board Room
    9 a.m. — Annual La Jicarita Telephone Cooperative meeting, Mora High School Gym and Wagon Mound Elementary Auditorium
    8 a.m. — Mora cross country, Taos
    5 p.m.— Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Taos, home, junior varsity, varsity

  • Is summer really coming to an end? Time does fly when one is having fun, and fun we have had here at the ranch once again. Sharing nature’s bounty and nature’s beauty with our little people sure is fun.
    The little people can’t count hummingbirds buzzing my three feeders any better than I can. But they did take a lots of pictures of them, possibly for show-and-tell at school in the Washington D.C. area.

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    • The Guidance and Counseling Program of New Mexico Highlands University is offering free counseling services to the community this semester. The counseling is provided by graduate students in the final phase of their training in the profession of counseling. The counseling is confidential, free and supervised by a training professor of the program. The sessions are offered on Thursdays between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. For more information or to make an appointments, call 454-3564.