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    Rough Rider Blues Sweetheart Dance and Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Museum will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Plaza Hotel Ballroom.

    Come listen and dance to the blues tunes of the Low Down Daddies. This event is the Friends of the Las Vegas City Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection Third Annual Sweetheart Dance and Annual Meeting. It is a special tribute of appreciation to the Las Vegas greater community for the many years of encouragement and support.

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    • 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 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.

  • SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Rough Rider Blues, Third Annual Sweetheart Dance, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Las Vegas Plaza Hotel Ballroom. Music by the Low Down Daddies. Free and open to the public of all ages. Light food and drinks (non-alcoholic) will be provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Museum, City Museum, Plaza Hotel and Community 1st Bank of Las Vegas.

    SUNDAY DOMINGO

  • The Mora Senior Center recently received an award for being the most improved center in the state of New Mexico.

    They were presented with a plaque to commemorate the award. The award was presented by Jenny Martinez, director of the Area Agency for the Aging and Tim Arner, director of North Central New Mexico Economic Development. The reports were prompt and well done.

    The number of clients has grown. Wal-Mart has donated money to increase the home deliveries. They now deliver more than 40 home delivered meals every day,  which has doubled since last year.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    TBA — Mora Middle School Rangers, Taos Tournament, seventh and eighth
     
    Saturday
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Peñasco, away, junior varsity and varsity
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Peñasco, away, junior varsity and varsity
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Building
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Building
    Tuesday
    10 a.m. — Mora County Commission meeting, Mora School Board Room

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Cowboy José” by Susan Middleton Elya. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • TODAY HOY
    • Free 2013 tax return preparation is offered for low- and middle-income persons and seniors by the AARP Tax-Aide Program. You do not have to be a senior or a member of AARP to receive the help. Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, beginning on Feb. 3 and through April 14, at the (New) Highlands Student Union, third floor, National and Eighth. Call 505-652-4106 for an appointment. Walk-ins also welcome. Bring all your documents.

  • SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Town Hall Meeting with Mora County Commission Chair John Olivas, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Mora School board room. Olivas will speak about what is happening today and what he is doing now that the County has been sued over its community rights ordinance. Thomas Linzey, one of the lawyers representing Mora County, will be available to respond to questions concerning the recent lawsuits. Sponsored by the Mora Democracy School Committee.

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    • 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 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.

  • Homecoming Week at Mora High School was a lot of fun and also work for the student government committee and their sponsor, Marco Sanchez. It was a week of extra fun with special days as bad hair day, pep rally, talent show and last the Homecoming Parade and game.

    At the game the queen and king were crowned and the royal court took over the basketball floor to process around the gym. The queen was Destiny Pacheco and king was Quintin Dobbs. The other candidates for the king and queen also marched in the processional.