Today's Features

    • The Memorial Service for all deceased patients of the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute, scheduled for Friday, May 24 has been cancelled because of ongoing construction. For more information, call Lisa M. Apodaca at 454-2680.
    • United World College graduation, 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 24 on the campus’ soccer field located in Montezuma.
    • Robertson High School graduation, 10 a.m. on Friday, May 24 at Michael Marr Gym.


  • Earlier this month, the Mora Independent Schools celebrated Dia de la Cultura with a wonderful program presented by the kindergarten through the middle school classes.
    There was a large crowd filling the bleachers in the gym. Chairs were set up on both sides of the floor to accommodate all of the audience. The gym was tastefully decorated with the Hispanic theme.

    Behind the performers were black curtains to make a “back stage.” On the curtains were hung sarapes, sombreros, guitars and other mementos of the Hispanic culture.


    6 p.m. — Mora High School Graduation, Joseph M. Montoya Gym
    6 p.m. — Tee-Ball, Angels vs. Pirates, Little League field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Little league, A’s vs. Cardinals, Little League Field #1, Dodgers vs. Rockies, Little League Field #2, Holman
    6 p.m. — Tee-Ball, Pirates vs. A’s, Little League field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Dodgers vs, A’s, Little League Field #1, Cardinals vs. Rockies, Little League Field #2, Holman

  • I think spring in finally here. It is a beautiful May morning and I have just fed some hungry critters. One of our cows gives little milk, so she and her kid are in the corral for a spell, until the baby’s bottle is no longer needed to supplement.

    The three old horses need extra hay as well. Their teeth aren’t good, they are “stove up” as old timers would say, and they appreciate any and all handouts now.

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Sam at the Seaside” by Mary Labatt. Free and open to the public.

    • The local New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Service office at 917 Douglas Ave resumes regular business hours will resume on Monday, May 20.

    • VA Health Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 at the VA Clinic located at 624 University Avenue in Las Vegas. For more information about the fair, please contact Linda Daninger at 265-1711, ext. 2625.

  • The Mora Schools Music Department presented two concerts last week.

    On Tuesday evening,  the mariachi concert was held with 29 participants and Joaquin Maestas-Manuel directing.

    On Wednesday evening, the bands of the Mora Schools held another concert.


    11 a.m. — Graduates Baccalaureate Mass
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball, Pirates vs. A’s Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Little League, Cardinals vs. Rockies, Field #1, Holman, Dodgers vs. A’s, Field #2
    11 a.m. — ECHO Food Distribution, Helping Hands Inc.
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball, A’s vs. Angels, Little League Field,  Holman

  • I discovered a can of Chow Mein noodles in the dark of my pantry recently. My mother always kept them on hand, should some unexpected guests arrive around the next meal here on the ranch. With some cooked meat, (beef or chicken) some vegetables or some soy sauce, she could whip up a sweet and sour Chinese lunch that anyone would enjoy.

    • Vida Encantada Celebrates Nursing Home week, 10 a.m. on Friday, May 17, car show and at 2 p.m. 1950s Sock Hop. For more information, call Joy Shrum at Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 425-9362
    • The local New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Service office at 917 Douglas Ave. will be closed on Friday, May 17 for annual training. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, May 20.