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Today's Features

  • The strong winds recently blew a barn down and scattered the parts all over. It is now just a pile of rubble as all of the pieces have been gathered up and put in a pile by some of the family.

    They did not want the boards to destroy other property as they blew around in the strong winds.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    State Basketball Tournaments continue
    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Stock Growers meeting, Mora School Board Room
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW Building
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Building
    Tuesday
    10 a.m. — Mora County Commissioners meeting, Mora School Board Room
    Wednesday
    6 p.m. — Monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting,  CHET Fire Department, Cleveland

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

  • My 1910 Webster’s Dictionary defines weather as “a state of the atmosphere.” I’d have to say that at the moment, we are in  a heck of a state in this present atmosphere. We have experienced two of the driest months on record here at the Gascon reporting weather station, with no relief in sight.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • TUESDAY MARTES
    • St. Paul’s Peace, at 810 Eighth St, Las Vegas, will host their annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. The supper includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, ham, and drink.

    WEDNESDAY MIÉRCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5 in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING and ONGOING

  • TODAY HOY
    • The AAUW Annual Used Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, March 1. The sale will be held at the Sala de Madrid, on the Highlands campus, Eighth and University. There will be a large selection of all kinds of books — paperbacks, best sellers, inspirational works, art books, children’s books, classics, collectibles — along with CDs and DVDs, all at bargain prices. Funds raised support NMHU scholarships.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Saturday
    TBA — Mora Rangerettes vs. winner of district, Mora
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Board, Administration Building

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

    Monday — Pepper steak, rice, buttered carrots, pineapple celery salad, and apple cobbler
    Tuesday — Baked chicken, wild rice, creamy coleslaw, mixed vegetables, whole wheat bread, and chocolate pudding

  • Those horrible winds continue to howl a I write this in mid February. I just discovered a news item in an old Albuquerque Journal. Los Alamos was the snowiest spot in the state in January 2001. We recorded 50 inches of snow, with a moisture content of 2.13 here at our Gascon station. Oh, for those good old days!

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Donnelly Library presents a free spring reading and discussion group titled “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys.”

    The books are available at Donnelly Library, thanks to a National Endowment for the Humanities grant awarded to the library for the Muslim Journeys collection.

    All of the authors featured in the current Muslim Journeys discussion group have received acclaim and awards for their best-selling books.