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Today's Features

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  • The water-logged images washed into our minds and refuse to recede. Jagged-hulled boats grounded upon a sea of mud and death. A shaggy dog hobbling through soaked slats of wood, the remnants of a hundred, a thousand homes.

    Women, men, wailing at the edge of a placid sea, the sea that stole their family, their history. The Japanese tsunami took the lives and possessions of more than ten thousand people, and the world opened its heart and hands to help.

  • An Earth Day activity took place in Wagon Mound as the soil was prepared and a garden planted by the youth in Jaylyn Maestas and Lousia Maestas classes with the help of Sophia Martinez of the Concerned Citizens of Wagon Mound and of Mora County and Jennifer Bellin.   

    Another special time of garden activity took place on Cinco de Mayo while traditional Spanish music was played and songs were sung in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    8:30 a.m. - Dia de la Cultura, Mora Elementary
    Saturday
    10 a.m. - Stock Growers meeting, Mora School Board Room                                      
    Sunday
    2 p.m. - Gunmanship Practice, Augustine Romero Ranch      

  • Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Our kids knew the answer to that early on. Most ranches have chickens for many reasons, starting with the really fresh eggs for breakfast, then followed by super good fried chicken for dinner, all collected from the nearby chicken coop.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 11 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. This week’s theme is “Spring Flowers and Butterflies,” the book is ”My Garden” by Kevin Henkes and the craft is “flower basket.”

    THURSDAY JUEVES

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  • TUESDAY MARTES
    • The 2011 Michael William Marr Annual Scholarship will be awarded at the Las Vegas Robertson High School Senior Awards Night Ceremony. Applications must be post-marked no later than May 10. Applications are available from the counselors at Robertson High School. The scholarship has been awarded annually for the past 29 years. Donations to the Marr Scholarship are always accepted and can be made at the Community First Bank in Las Vegas.

  • Fort Union National Monument will host two all-day Junior Ranger Camps beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m on Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10.

    For children ages 7-12, the camps will introduce youngsters to the diverse history and natural splendor of Fort Union through hands-on games, activities, and ranger led programs. The June 9 Junior Ranger Camp is geared for children ages seven to nine and the June 10th camp is geared for children ages ten to 12. Both camps are free of charge.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    The Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates Board of Directors is sponsoring a fundraiser called the “No Show Ball”.  

    The concept of the “No Show Ball” is that invitations are sent out to potential donors, and instead of spending money for fancy clothes and tickets, the invitees relax, stay home and make a generous contribution to CASA so that we can continue advocating for abused and neglected children who are living in foster care.