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Today's Features

  • TUESDAY
    MARTES

    • Elks Lodge on Collins Drive is hosting a free veterans appreciation breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

    • VFW Post 1547 will host a Veterans Day celebration at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Veterans Park on Mills Avenue. All are welcome. Lunch will be held after the ceremony at the Post home on Mills Avenue.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.

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

    Monday — Glazed ham, baked sweet potato, buttered asparagus, wheat roll with margarine, and pineapple upside-down cake

    Tuesday — Veteran’s Day - closed

    Wednesday — Beef steak ranchero, pinto beans with green chile, salad with dressing, and strawberry shortcake

    Thursday — Baked chicken, wild rice, carrot raisin salad, biscuit with margarine, and mandarin oranges

  • Friday
    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers Market, Southwest Capital Bank parking lot

    Saturday
    TBA. —  Mora cross country at the state meet, Rio Rancho

    Tuesday
    5 p.m. —  Mora County Commission meeting, Mora Schools
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball, seventh and eighth, home

    Thursday
    TBA —  Mora volleyball at state tournament, varsity, continues through Saturday, Nov. 15

     

  • Well, what do you know? I have a granddaughter who likes old things and family history. Yes, Jennifer flew in (she’s the helicopter pilot in this family) and joined our family for my 80th birthday party recently. The helicopter stayed in Albuquerque and she came to the ranch with her parents from Ruidoso.

  • SATURDAY SÁBADO

    • One-day Vipassana meditation sitting with Doug Booth from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. Sitting and walking meditation, instructions, dharma talk, group discussions. Topic: “Karma, Destiny, and Free Will.” Doug is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader teacher training program. No charge, but donations welcome. Call 454-8831 for registration and directions.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    It’s fall again, and several refuge ponds currently have sufficient water to provide safe harbor for waterfowl; calls of Sandhill Cranes are heralding the annual migration of wintering birds.

    Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, located on state highway 281, just east of Las Vegas, will be open each of the first four Sundays in November from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Traditional Annual Fall Flight Festival featuring a 4 1/2 mile self-guided auto drive. All events at the refuge are free.

  • TODAY
    HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Cow That Went OINK” by Bernard Most. Free and open to the public.
    • Career and Internship Fair, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the Student Union Building ballroom on the Highlands University campus. More than 40 employers are scheduled to participate in the fair.

    THURSDAY
    JUEVES