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Today's Features

  • Mora School students have been enjoying a new National Archery School Program sponsored by the New Mexico Game and Fish Department. 

    Tyson Sanders of the New Mexico Game and Fish Department has been teaching Mora students how to use the bow and arrow in archery for sport and hunting.

    Jeannie Abeyta, Mora High School physical education teacher and coach, is also teaching archery. She has gone through training to be certified as a teacher of archery.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    1 p.m.to 2:30 p.m. - Bake sale at the Senior Citizen’s Center
     

    Saturday
    Wagon Mound Pee Wee Basketball Tournament
    Wagon Mound at the State Chess Meet
    9:30 a.m. - Mora Track and Field at Fort Sumner
    Noon - St.Gertrudes Credit Union Annual Meeting, Helping Hands Inc.
    5:30 p.m. - Mora Chamber of Commerce annual banquet, VFW Hall

  • Submitted to the Optic

    The school publications staff at Wagon Mound High School will be attending the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association’s spring convention.

    This year Wagon Mound’s school publications staff members are Corey Muniz, Amber Maestas, Charlene Trujillo and Darlene Trujillo.

    Muniz, Maestas and Darlene Trujillo are all in the 11th grade. Charlene Trujillo is a 10th-grader. Their advisor is Eddie Lujan.

  • We’ve heard of guns and roses, and in my family it actually is guns and a Christmas tree. Yet another box of very old files from my father’s collection brings back another memory from long ago.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Area residents will be coming together Saturday, April 9 at the Luna Community College cafeteria to meet, share heirloom seeds, and exchange knowledge about local agriculture.

    The free event, titled “Compartiendo Semillas, Sembrando el Futuro,” (Sharing Seeds, Planting the Future) is sponsored by several local organizations including Casa de Cultura, Las Vegas Barter Hours, Luna Community College and the Tri-County Farmers Market.

  • TODAY HOY
    • The Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas and Carson and Barnes Circus are bringing the big top to town on Monday, April 4, at the Santa Fe Trails Event Center. Show times will be 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Acts from around the world, a European style big top, theatrical light and music will all be a part of the performance.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University music faculty will present a brass recital at 3 p.m. on April 9 featuring the compositions of Galliard, Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov and Persichetti.

    The recital is in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. The musical selections range from the baroque to the modern era.

    Highlands University music professor and band director Edward Harrington will play trombone and tuba in the recital. Adjunct music faculty member Greg Tyrone will also play tuba.

  • Carmela Romo Alcon was the recipient of the highest award a social worker can receive. She was awarded the 2011 Rose Hubbard Praisner Memorial award for outstanding work in the field of social work and community service at the 31st annual gathering of the New Mexico Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers at their February meeting taken place at Sandia Resort in Albuquerque.  

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    Mora Rangers Baseball Tournament Mora Baseball Field
    Mora Track Team in Clayton

    Saturday
    TBA - Mora Baseball tournament championship games
                                    
    Monday
    1 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Open house, Mora Independent Schools