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Today's Features

  • The Mora Chamber of Commerce held its seventh annual banquet on April 20 at the VFW Hall. It was well attended.

    The main speaker for this year’s banquet was Dora Dominguez of the New Mexico Economic Development Department.

    In addition to Dominguez’s presentation, there was a silent auction with a representation of the work and art of the members. Donations were also made by chamber merchants.

    During the banquet, awards were presented to deserving citizens of the community. New members and new businesses were also recognized.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Monte Vista at Ft. Marcy
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Community Health Services Board meeting, administration building
    Tuesday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Jemez, home, junior varsity and varsity
    6 p.m. — Little League opening ceremonies, Little League field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball Angels vs. Pirates
    6 p.m. — Little League, Field #1 Dodgers vs. Rockies Field #2 Cardinals vs. A’s

  • Once in a while I run into a photograph that makes me stop and stare, then burst out laughing. That surely is the case this time. Imagine having that old box camera ready to shoot just as the action takes place. I’d say that photographer should have been given an award of some kind.

    Yes that is my mother, Alice Gellenthien, helping a lady mount a horse. The lady (I don’t know who she is) was probably short, possibly “portly” as my mother would say, and was probably visiting from a far away place, such as Chicago.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Black Rabbit” by Philippa Leathers.  Free and open to the public.

    FRIDAY VIERNES
    • Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at 1213 Sixth Street. There will be a variety of household items, books, appliances, clothing, CDs and more. This is a fundraiser for Rotary Club.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Public forum, “Killing by Drones: Human Rights Implications,” 7 p.m. on Monday, April 29 at Leveo Sanchez Lecture Hall in Donnelly Library on the campus of NMHU. Speakers are Medea Benjamin of CodePink and Justin Mazzola of Amnesty International. For more information, call 425-8980

    TUESDAY MARTES

  • TODAY HOY
    • National Arbor Day celebration, 4 p.m. on Friday, April 26 in Plaza Park. Representatives from the Cub Scouts, City of Las Vegas Parks Department, Tierra y Montes, State Forestry, Las Vegas Wildlife Refuge and Las Vegas Tree Board are scheduled to attend.
    • The Abe Montoya Recreation Center is taking registrations for the Spring Co-Ed Volleyball Season. Deadline to register is Friday, April 26. Fee is $150 per team. Games will be on Wednesday evenings beginning May 1.

  • 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

  • On Wednesday morning a large group of friends of Lazaro Garcia gathered at Hatcha’s for his birthday breakfast. This has been a tradition for more than 30 years with the exception of last year when the whole community gathered to help him celebrate his 100th  birthday.

    Now that he is 101, he has continued the traditional celebration with breakfast with his friends. It began more than three decades ago with a few men who gathered at Almanzar’s Café in Cleveland.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangeretters softball vs. McCurdy, away
    Saturday
    7:30 a.m. — Mora County Clean Up Day, start Southwest Capital Bank parking lot, gloves and bags will be provided and lunch will be provided for the workers
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Santa Fe Prep, home
    TBA — Mora Track and Field at NRG Tournament
    Sunday
    Noon to 2 p.m. — Spaghetti Dinner, VFW Hall, $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger

  • A long time ago I was involved in a bunch of civic- minded organizations and became a sort-of ambassador and representative of Mora County. I attended a meeting of the Association of Counties and each of us was given a small plastic bag with “treasures enclosed.” I found that bag recently, just in time to share its message with my grandson.