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Today's Features

  • Once in a while bad news bumps good news off the front page of the paper and the radio and television programs. Two area car wrecks come to mind when I mention this.

    I am closely related to one of our fire department first responders, and he was called out early in the morning here because of a head-on crash down our road a few miles. The injuries were severe, but the occupants survived.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library has been cancelled for Wednesday, April 17.

    FRIDAY VIERNES
    • Public Forum on “What Happens after the Wildfire?” 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 19 at 215 Lora Shields Building on the NMHU campus. All are welcome.
    • University Celebrity College State Talent Competition, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19 at Sala de Madrid on the campus of NMHU. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for NMHU students.

  • TUESDAY MARTES
    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District monthly board meeting, 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at the U.S. Forest Service Building. For more information, call 425-9088.
    • Wildlife displacement: A case study in Kenya, Africa talk, 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Due to the federal sequester, activities will now be held during the week. For more information, contact Jan Arrott at 454-6115.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES

  • The Memorial Wall for the Mora Independent school was dedicated last  Thursday; a dedication ceremony hadn’t been held for eight years. Xavier Romero, Student Activities Coordinator, was asked to coordinate the dedication.
    Romero worked long and hard with the cooperation of the administration to put the program together.
    He also served as master of ceremonies and gave the main speech.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Mora track and field, Santa Fe
    11 a.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. West Las Vegas, home
    10 a.m. — Sangre Cristo Stock Growers meeting, Mora Schools Board Room
    Sunday
    Noon — Annual Meeting of Rincones Presbyterian  Credit Union Tilford Memorial Building, Chacon
    2:30 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Hall
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Hall
    Tuesday

  • Oh, what I’d give to find that bottle that supposedly has a genie trapped inside. I’d free her, and ask her to take me back in time. Yes, way back because there are folks I’d like to meet and things I’d like to see.

    Case in point: I found a very old newspaper clipping in an aged family book not long ago. I don’t know which newspaper printed this story but I do know it is in Wisconsin. The headline says “Brown Indian relics given to state society.”

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 10 in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “I Went to a Farm” by Judy Nayer. Free and open to the public.
    • West Las Vegas Valley Music’s Mariachi Extravaganza has been postponed. The performance originally scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10 has been postponed until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 at the school gym. Already purchased tickets, may be used for entry for the concert on April 24.

  • TODAY HOY
    • The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees April Meeting, 11:30 a.m., on Monday, April 8 at KBob’s Tomás Salazar at 575-421-2455.

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • Annual Transition and Health Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 at the Joseph Montoya Gym in Mora. The community is invited to attend.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES

  • SATURDAYSÁBADO• Board of Trustees of the Tecolote Land Grant monthly meeting, 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 6 at the Tecolote Community Center. For more information, contact Joe I. Herrera at 575-427-1141.

    SUNDAYDOMINGO
    • Senior Olympic Talent Exhibition, 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Everyone is welcome.

    MONDAY LUNES
    • The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees April Meeting, 11:30 a.m., on Monday, April 8 at KBob’s Tomás Salazar at 575-421-2455.

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

    • David, Julian and Joey Martinez of Sheridan lost their home and all of their belongings recently to a structure fire. A donation account has been opened at the State Employees Credit Union for the family. They are also accepting donations of clothing and household items. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. For more information or to drop off donations, contact Jesus at 505-920-8659