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Today's Features

  • Distracted should be my middle name. This time I am looking through a box of old papers (mostly newspapers) and I find a copy of “The Valmora Sun” a monthly newspaper published by the tuberculosis patients at my old home, Valmora.

    This April 1939 copy has a historically fun advertisement on the back page.

    It is a full page ad (larger than 11 by 13) that reads: “Announcing... The First Annual American Legion Cowboy’s Reunion).

  • TODAY HOY
    • Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s free presentation on new health insurance options takes place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan.. 7 at Luna Community College’s boardroom. For more information or to make an appointment to sign up for the Health Insurance Marketplace or Medicaid, call 426-3920.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7 in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.

  • WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES
    • Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s free presentation on new health insurance options takes place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan.. 7 at Luna Community College’s board room. For more information or to make an appointment to sign-up for the Health Insurance Marketplace or Medicaid, call 426-3920.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7 in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.

  • UPCOMING & ONGOING
    • Senior Olympic registration will continue through the month of January starting on Jan. 1. Anyone 50 and older is eligible to join. Registration forms are available at the front desk of the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.
    • La Plaza Little League meeting, 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.
    • Senior Olympic Meeting, 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. All members are encouraged to attend.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.
    • 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 every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • The year 2014 will go down in the history books of Mora County. Several people attended nationwide conferences and the sports programs did well against their peers this past year. It was a year that many will remember from homecoming in January to the annual fiestas in July.

    There were good times and times of grief this past year.

    In 2014, the county lost two wonderful individuals who had strong impacts for generations of Mora residents.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    TBA —  Mora High School Rangers basketball at NRG Tournament, varsity, away, Pojoaque
    TBA —  Mora High School Rangerettes basketball at NRG Tournament, varsity, away, Pojoaque

    Saturday
    TBA —  Mora High School Rangers basketball at NRG Tournament, varsity, away, Pojoaque
    TBA —  Mora High School Rangerettes basketball at NRG Tournament, varsity, away, Pojoaque

    Monday
    Mora School students return to school from winter break

  • Well, winter is finally here, according to the calendar. And I never know what I will find in my cluttered boxes of papers.

    Here’s yesterdays case in point.

    A small, nondescript newspaper fell out of a larger paper in that box. What a surprise that was! It was the “Valmora Chatter.” printed in November 1931, no less. And the lead story on the front page is titled “Dr. Brown conducts picnic to Mora.”

  • TODAY
    HOY
    • Las Vegas Optic will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31 and will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 1 in observance of New Year’s. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 2.
    • Abe Montoya Recreation Center holiday hours, open 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31; closed on Thursday, Jan. 1; open regular hours 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2.