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Today's Features

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  • Lazaro Garcia celebrated his 102 birthday on Monday, April 14, 2014. The celebration took place at the Mora Senior Center with many family members, friends and well- wishers in attendance as well as the regular seniors who attend the center each day.

    During the lunch hour the Archuletas came to sing Las Mañanitas and some other happy songs. After the lunch Gino Rinaldi, Secretary of New Mexico Aging and Long Service Department presented a commemorative  certificate to Mr. Garcia for his 100 and two years, and community service for many years.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    8 a.m — Mora County cleanup day, meet at the Southwest Capital Bank parking lot to sign in, get bags, etc.
    Lunch for workers at noon
    TBA — Mora track team, Cuba Invitational, away
    11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Egg hunt and more, Sierra Bonita Park,north of Guadalupita and Coyote State Park, hot dogs, silent auction, bake sale to benefit Guadalupita Volunteer Firemen Auxiliary
    11 a.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Clayton, home, doubleheader  
    Monday

  • Here is a photograph, of a picture from times long ago. That is my late father-in-law, Boge Bartley, proudly standing in front of the Bartley family delivery truck.

    Boge (his proper name was John Fitzhugh) started the dairy in the 1940s. He and his wife, Anna Bell Bartley bought a pasture on the main road leading to Montezuma.

    There were no buildings or improvements there, but electricity and city water were available right next to the road.

  • TODAY HOY
    • NMHU Jazz Ensemble concert, 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16 in the Student Union Building. General admission is $5 and NMHU students with valid ID are free.

  • TODAY HOY
    • The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees April Meeting, 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 14 at K-Bob’s Restaurant. The program will focus on reviewing the organizations constitution and bylaws. For more information, contact Tomás at 575-421-2455.
    • Hotel Castañeda Celebration for the Community, noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, April 14 at the lobby and dining room of the Hotel Castañeda at 524 Railroad Ave.

    TUESDAY MARTES

  • TODAY HOY
    • Robertson High School will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 11 at the Mike Marr gym. Call Bryanna Duran at 426-6007 or Donna Ortiz at 429-4698 to sign up. United Blood Services, which is conducting the drive, recommends that donors give blood three times a year.

  • The Mora Grows Seed Library hosted its second annual seed exchange and first seed saving class on April 6 in Mora. The event was sponsored by Los de Mora Local Growers Cooperative and Collaborative Visions. The Seed Broadcast van was parked outside the building with its seed collection and recording equipment eager to record the local seed stories.

    Seed exchange and a pot luck lunch opened the day, followed by seed-saving techniques. Different presenters brought much life by addressing issues gardeners and farmers face today.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    TBA  — Mora Track at Ft. Sumner, away
    4:30 p.m.  — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Santa Fe Prep,  home
    10 a.m. to noon ­— Auditions for actors for play “Boarding House, St. Gertrude’s office, call Sherry Hedland at  575-387-2083 for more information
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW Building
    5 p.m.  — VFW meeting, VFW Building
    Monday

  • “In Flanders Field the Poppies grow, between the crosses row on row.” I remember when I had to learn, to recite that poem in grade school so long ago. I now have a new twist on that old poetic line.

    “In El Santuario de Chimayo the crosses blow on fences row on row.” Sweet Brother Bill’s oldest son Shane spent some time here recently and he (my nephew) and I did  a tour of Northern New Mexico, just for fun.