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Today's Features

  • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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  • 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.

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    • The Student Nurses Association of Luna Community College is running its first Children’s Coat Drive. Donations of any unwanted new or used coats are being accepted at the Luna Allied Health Building, the Student Services Support Center and at the fiscal office until Nov. 30. Donation will be given to local children. For more information, call 426-5426.

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    • Story Time will be at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the children’s area at Carnegie Public Library. The theme will be “Honoring Veterans Day.” The book will be “The Littlest Lighthouse Keeper to the Rescue” by Heidi and Daniel Howarth. The craft will be the stand-alone star. All programs are open to the public.

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    • The Student Nurses Association of Luna Community College is running its first Children’s Coat Drive. Donations of any unwanted new or used coats are being accepted at the Luna Allied Health Building, the Student Services Support Center and at the fiscal office until Nov. 30. Donation will be given to local children. For more information, call 426-5426.

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  • By Don Pace

    Las Vegas Optic

     

    Sierra Vista Elementary School fourth-grader Edwardo Gallegos stood before the Las Vegas Schools board last week expressing his concern and possible remedies to curb bullying at his school.

     

    “We are having some serious problems at my school. We have a lot of students who like to bully other students, and don’t respect others,” Gallegos told the board.