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Today's Features

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    Legendary Highlands University fine arts professor and renowned sculptor Harry Leippe will be honored at the Summer Alumni Reunion Friday.
    The distinguished emeritus professor and longtime Las Vegas resident will be recognized at the alumni dinner at 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Student Union Building at the northwest corner of National Avenue and 8th Street.
    Leippe’s 28-year tenure at Highlands began in 1962, during the university’s visual arts renaissance.

  • UPCOMING &
    ONGOING
    • New Mexico Highlands University swimming pool is offering swim lessons for children 4 and older starting June 30. The lessons run Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for two weeks for the cost of $30 for eight lessons. Registration takes place on Monday, June 23 through Monday, July 10 before each session. If you have any questions, call the pool at 454-3073.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community First, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: Wal-Mart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • SATURDAY
    SÁBADO
    • Summer Solstice Spiritual Service
    including ceremony for the Renewal of Body Mind Spirit, 6:45 a.m, Eight Treasures Exercise, on Saturday, June 21 followed by ceremony, meditation, readings, and a potluck at 8 a.m. This service is an opportunity for individuals to cultivate and renew themselves through traditional Taoist methods. For more info, call Peter or Jody Stege at 454-0003 or at 505-603-0581.

  • Two Lazaro Garcia Middle School students recently returned from a week at University of New Mexico Law Camp. They were thrilled and excited with the experiences they had during the week. They stayed on campus all week. The program and expenses was funded by the Hispanic Bar Association.  

    Krystah Pacheco, daughter of Jessyka Sanchez, and Amiree Olivas, daughter of John and Pam Olivas, qualified to attend the camp. They both had to have high grades and write an essay, in addition to having to be recommended by various people.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball Angels vs. A’s, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — Little League Orioles vs. Cubs, Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Little League Rockies vs. A’s, Field #1; Yankees vs. Cubs, Field #2, Holman
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. — ECHO Food Distribution, Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball A’s vs. Orioles, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — Tee-ball Cubs vs. Angels, Little League Field, Holman

  • Surprises show up in all sorts of different ways around here. I am the happy recipient of “Death Comes Quickly,” Susan Witting Albert’s newest “who-dunnit” book in her China Bayles mystery series. This book is number 23 in the series, and I have read all of them. Susan and Bill Albert are our part-time neighbors who have a home in Pendaries.

  • THURSDAY
    JUEVES
    • Entrepreneurship Forum, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 at El Fidel Hotel lobby/ Presentations by Leroy Lujan, Oneida Aragon and Michelle Sandoval. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Andrea Gottschalk at 425-6113.

  • UPCOMING &
    ONGOING
    • Entrepreneurship Forum, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 at El Fidel Hotel lobby/ Presentations by Leroy Lujan, Oneida Aragon and Michelle Sandoval. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Andrea Gottschalk at 425-6113.