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Today's Features

  • TODAYHOY
    • The city will be picking up trash on Wednesday, Nov. 24, for both its Wednesday and Thursday routes. The trash for all residents on the handicapped list will be picked up throughout the week.
    • The Las Vegas Ministerial Fellowship is holding an ecumenical Thanksgiving eve service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at St. Paul’s Peace Church at Eighth Street and National Avenue. Clergy from area churches will take part in the event, and the choir from First United Presbyterian Church will sing. The public is welcome.

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

  • TUESDAYMARTES
    • Pictures retakes will be scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 23, in the A-Plus Grill at Robertson High School. Packet information is available in the main office from Annie. If you need picture retakes, you will need to bring in your picture packets and return them before there are retakes. For more information, call Charlene at 454-5770, ext. 212.

    WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES

  • Miss Ramah Navajo Queen Vanessa Frank has reached out to youth, helped elders and ridden in many parades representing her Native American community of Pine Hill, N.M.


    “My platform was to reach out and tell kids that education is the key to life. There’s no such thing as can’t — everything is possible if you’re determined to do it, and you don’t give up,” Frank said. 

         
    Frank said she loves her grandfather Albert Joe Frank, a medicine man at Pine Hill Reservation.

  • Will Rogers said long ago that even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. How right he was, and as I review the past month, there is no way I or anyone could just sit there because there has been so much to do in our big area. Yes, it is time to say thank you in so many ways for all of the nonprofits, the community organizations that work tirelessly year-round helping out so many in so many ways.

  • The Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce, at the suggestion of Bertha Cassidy, coordinator, has donated a beautiful banner to the VFW Post 1131.


    As people drive into Mora on N.M. Highway 518, they will be faced with a welcome and the statement that we honor our veterans and troops. The banner says, “Mora remembers the veterans and supports the troops.”


    At an unveiling ceremony on Nov. 12, the banner came into full view of an admiring audience of town people and veterans.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to dgiuliani@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Calvary Chapel Las Vegas, 2310 Seventh St., is taking part in Operation Christmas Child, in which people send shoebox gifts to more than 8 million children in 100 countries suffering from natural disaster, war, disease, famine and poverty. Fill shoeboxes with school supplies, toys, necessity items, hard candy and letters of encouragement. Step-by-step shoebox packing instructions are available at www.samaritanspurse.org. For more information on the program, call the local chapel at 617-0546.

  • TODAYHOY
    • Leadership Education Advancing Democracy and Diversity will be presenting at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at United World College’s Kluge Auditorium. It an innovative program developed by members of the Interfaith Alliance and a dedicated group of volunteers who have acted as founders, curriculum planners, teachers and workshop leaders since 2005. Workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in the auditorium. For more information, call 454-4227.

  • TUESDAYMARTES
    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly board meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the U.S. Forest Service, 1926 Seventh St. For more information, call 425-9088.
    • The Mora school board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the board room at the administration building.

    WEDNESDAYMIERCOLES

  • There was a lot of excitement and good-natured cajoling going on over the KFUN-KLVF radio airwaves as friends and neighbors challenged each other to donate just a little more money during the Big Brothers Big Sisters Radiothon on Saturday.


    Radio station owners Joseph and Loretta Baca opened their doors to Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteers for a two-hour show aimed at raising money to keep the program up and running.


    Community coordinator Maggie Romigh said more than $3,000 was raised in two hours.