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Today's Features

  • TODAY
    HOY
    • Benefit Dance for Remijio “Remi” Romero, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5 at El Rialto Patio. Music by Cuervo. Tickets are $10 at the door or call Antonia at 429-6608 or Sharon 429-2576 for tickets.

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO
    • The Board of Trustees of the Tecolote Land Grant will meet at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Tecolote Community Center in Tecolote. Heirs are urged to attend. For more information, call secretary/treasurer, Louis Martinez at 575-421-5003

    UPCOMING &

  • My nephew, and sweet brother Bill’s son Ttom (yes, that is spelled correct) and his family were just here for the annual summertime ranch visit. Ttom and John were sorting through that huge “old-stuff,” big pile of both photographs and old family papers. They found some interesting old family memorabilia.

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

    Monday — Baked chicken, wild rice, carrot raisin salad, biscuit with margarine, and mandarin oranges
    Tuesday — Pepper steak, rice, tangy carrot coins, buttered broccoli, cottage cheese, and peaches
    Wednesday — Pizza, mandarin oranges, brussels sprouts, and orange
    Thursday — Pork lion, black-eye peas, cooked cabbage, cornbread with margarine, and peach cobbler

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Up in the Tree” by Margaret Atwood. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • An account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank to help with the medical treatment expenses for Joel Baca. He has been receiving medical treatment in Denver at the University of Colorado Hospital and is battling several medical problems. The donation account is under Joel Baca at Wells Fargo bank.

  • TODAY
    HOY
    • 104th Bean Day Celebration, Monday, Sept. 1, 9:30 a.m. parade, noon free barbecue, and 2 p.m. rodeo.

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

    UPCOMING &
    ONGOING

  • For the 10th year in a row, the Mora Valley Farmers Market is open for business. Due to the weather, the market had a late start, but it is now expected to remain open through the end of September.

    One will find a huge variety of vegetables, fruits, fresh eggs, local honeys and beeswax, jams and jellies and several baked goods. The market open from 3 to 6 p.m. every Friday in the parking lot of the Southwest Capital Bank.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    6 p.m. — Bean cleaning party, Wagon Mound Fire House
    7 p.m. — Street dance, Wagon Mound Fire House
    Saturday
    7 a.m. to 9 p.m. - 104th Bean Day Celebration, Wagon Mound
    7 a.m. - Softball tournament, Wagon Mound High School
    9 a.m. - Veterans memorial service, Veterans Memorial Park
    9 a.m. - Car show
    11 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Music in the Wagon Mound park
    2 p.m. - Rodeo, rodeo grounds
    9 p.m. - Dance, Wagon Mound School old gymnasium

  • Long-time residents of this area are often the best weather watchers around. I just learned from a neighbor that we probably  will have a good snow-pack on our mountains this winter, because the now-blooming (in profusion, I might add) sunflowers are very tall this year.

    The sunflower plants along the roads here are taller than I am. We welcome every flake when it comes!