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Today's Features

  • The year started with two meetings. The first one on Tuesday, Jan. 4, was an organizational and community input meeting that was reported on in last week’s Optic besides electing officers and listening to public input they adopted the open meeting resolution which specified public notice requirements for meetings.

  • Over the long haul, January really isn’t one of our best months in these parts. A recent travel section of the Albuquerque Journal brought back found memories of a change-of-scene trip I took a few years ago with my new just-graduated from college grandson, Lem.

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    • A fund has been set up for Antonia Apodaca, a longtime local musician whose house was destroyed in a fire. Contributions can be made to the fund at Community First Bank.

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    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. This week’s theme is Dora the Explorer with a book mark craft. This week’s book is Dora Saves Mermaid Kingdom. All programs are free and open to the public.

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  • In their petition seeking to secure the San Miguel del Bado Land Grant in 1794, the 52 colonists stated as their primary reason that there was not sufficient water in Santa Fe to sustain the growing population and livestock there. (It appears that drought and an adequate water supply were problems even then). The petitioners also stated that many of them owned small parcels of land in Santa Fe, but it was not sufficient to support their large families.

  • These cold and windy days of winter cause me to stay inside and, horror of horrors, clean out some old files and stacks, boxes of papers I have kept, seemingly forever.

    Just a year after our devastating house fire at Valmora, I was lucky enough (because of my parents’ diligent, almost extreme savings program) to do the great tour of Europe the summer of 1953. Because we lost everything in that fire, I decided that I’d keep all sorts of things to rebuild my life. In that collection is a scrapbook I started when I returned from that wonderful trip.

  • The Mora County Commissioners, Paula Garcia, John Olivas and Laudente Quintana held a special community meeting at the Senior  Citizen Center last week. The purpose of the meeting was to elect officers and give the citizens of Mora an opportunity to voice their concerns and wishes for the commissioners to consider as they start the new year.   

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    • Paul Graves, a powerful speaker,  pastor and global executive, will speak at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, in Kluge Auditorium at United World College in Montezuma on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This event is free and open to the public.

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    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 12 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. This week’s theme is Toy Story’s Woody with a craft stick door hanger as this week’s project. All programs are free and open to the public.