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Today's Features

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Friday
    3 to 6 p.m. —  Mora Valley Farmers Market is held from 3 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Southwest Capital Bank in Mora. For more information about the market, call Betsy at 505-220-1845.

    Upcoming
    Sept. 4 to Sept. 7 — 105th Annual
    wagon Mound Bean Day Celebration will feature a car show, street vendors, softball tournaments, a parade, rodeos, amateur horseshoe tournament, mud bog racing, and a free barbecue.

  • Everybody needs a change of scene, and I’m no exception. So when my favorite grandson  (because I have only one grandson) decided to get married last week, I was both invited and expected to be there.

  • TODAY
    HOY
    •  Carnegie Library Story Time is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19 in the children’s area of library. This week’s book is “Barnaby Goes to School” by Wendy Rouillard. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Casa de Samaritan Homeless Shelter at 716 Grand Ave. is operating every night, providing meals, laundry and hot showers from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The shelter is open for overnight stays. The Thrift Store, at Seventh and Legion, offers vouchers for clothing, bedding, etc. Samaritan House offers a food pantry distribution every second and fifth Wednesday. Applications for rental services for those who may qualify are available call 454-1390.

  • The Meadow City Music Festival kicks off next Friday with a free performance by Floozy at Plaza Park. The event will run until Monday.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Casa de Samaritan Homeless Shelter at 716 Grand Ave. is operating every night, providing meals, laundry and hot showers from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The shelter is open for overnight stays. The Thrift Store, at Seventh and Legion, offers vouchers for clothing, bedding, etc. Samaritan House offers a food pantry distribution every second and fifth Wednesday. Applications for rental services for those who may qualify are available call 454-1390.

  • TODAY
    HOY
    • Mora/San Miguel County Fair events for Friday, Aug. 14 include a lamb show followed by goats, steers, and breeding stock at 8:30 a.m.; indoor exhibit hall open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Southwest Diary Milking Demonstration at 10 a.m.; Horse Show at 2 p.m.; Watermelon eating contest at 5 p.m. and branding iron social at 7 p.m. All events take place at the county fairgrounds located off Hot Springs Boulevard heading toward Montezuma. Free and open to the public.

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • The “Si Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 1-866-885-6562 or Frances at 575-815-8544.
    • Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.
    • Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    For nearly 100 years the economy of the Mora Valley thrived on farming and milling as the primary source of grain and flour for much of the Western United States.

    The Cleveland Roller Mill, constructed near the turn of the century would become one of the largest and most successful mills built during this period, and would continue to operate until its closing in 1940. Today, the three story adobe flour mill operates as a museum dedicated to the rich past of farming and milling on which this place once thrived.