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Today's Features

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    6 p.m. —  Mora High School girls basketball vs. Mountainair in the first round of state tournaments, home
    Saturday
    5:30 p.m. —  Mora High School boys basketball vs. Gateway Christian of Roswell in the first round of state tournaments, home
    Monday
    No school until Monday, March 16 for energy saving days

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

  • I continue to be surprised at what I find in very old newspapers I have in my collection. One of my favorites is “The Valmora Sun,” published way back in the 1930s.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.

  • TODAY
    HOY
    • The 21st Annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad is looking for talented individuals who are willing to share their talents at Ilfeld Auditorium on Friday, March 27. Space is limited with a March 2 deadline for signing up. For more information, call Sara Harris at 454-0438.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    9:30 a.m. to noon —  Spanish Spelling Bee, Mora Middle School

    Monday
    PARCC testing at Mora Schools

    Wednesday
    3:30 to 4:30 p.m. —  Technology committee meeting, high school library

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

  • I was surprised to see the host of Antiques Roadshow, Mark Wahlberg, introduce a recent segment by riding a horse, no less. He also visited a museum where valuable old Mexican saddles were on exhibit.

    It is easy for me to think that everybody knows how and why a saddle works the way it does. It is built to protect both the horse and the rider and when used properly can save a lot of problems, from the saddle sores on the horses back to a real wreck when a cinch breaks and the riders and saddle land on the ground.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Ambercare is looking for exceptional people for volunteers, who are 18 years of age or older, with a tremendous capacity for caring to offer their services as a hospice volunteer. Hospice volunteers may read to a patient, take a walk, hold a hand when needed, play games or simply listen and provide companionship. If you would like to volunteer, contact local Ambercare Volunteer Coordinator, Diane Ortiz at 426-5898.

  • United World College-USA is giving back to the community once again. On Saturday, the college will host a community fundraiser “The Big Gala” to benefit Samaritan House. The event scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the Montezuma Castle ballroom on the campus will include an international cuisine, special activities, a silent auction and a cultural performance.

    All proceeds from the event will donated to the local Samaritan House in support of its mission to provide food and shelter to homeless and people in the community.

  • TODAY
    HOY
    • The Natural Resources Conservation Service office is currently taking applications for the 2015 Conservation Stewardship Program. The deadline to apply is Feb. 27. Applications may be picked up at the local NRCS office at 1927A Seventh St. in Las Vegas, Mora NRCS Office, 523 State Highway 518 in Mora, or online at www.nrcs.usda.gov/getstarted or call the Las Vegas office at 425-3594 ext. 3 or the Mora office at 575-387-2424 ext. 3 for more information.