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Today's Features

  • After our college students graduated the celebrations turned to the younger graduates. On Friday, May 16, the kindergarten held its ceremony as the children leave the Holman site and graduate to first grade in Mora. There were many proud parents’ grand- parents cheering them on as they received their diploma/certificate. The next week the Head Start held its graduation ceremony on May 22 with 45 students graduating and again a full gym of parents and well-wishers.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Monday
    5:30 p.m. ­— Mora Valley Community Health Services board meeting, Administration Building
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball Orioles vs. Cubs, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — Tee-ball A’s vs. Angels, Little League Field
    6 p.m. — Little League 1-Cubs vs. Yankees, Field #1,
    A’s vs. Rockies, Field # 2 Holman
    Thursday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball Angels vs. Cubs, Little League Field, Holman

  • Summer is almost here. Our mountain folk welcome the warmer weather, and for many of us that translates  into vacation. Because I grew up on a dude ranch here at Gascon,   I know what summer and vacations mean.

    The rush would be on as reservations came in, mostly by letter. The log cabins had to be cleaned, with nine months of dirt and dust swept out. Horses had to be shod, saddles and tack repaired, and our storerooms filled with groceries.

  • TODAY
    HOY
    • Political Public Forum, 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28 at the Mora Independent School Auditorium. Guests include Mora County commission candidates John Olivas, Paula Garcia, George Trujillo, and Joseph JD Weathers. Guest moderator is Eric A. Romero. Organizer of the event is La Voz de Mora.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Baby Loves Visiting” by Michael Lawrence. Free and open to the public.

  • TODAY
    HOY
    • The Las Vegas Optic office will be closed on Monday, May 26, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday and will re-open on Tuesday, May 27.
    • San Miguel County offices will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day and  will reopen on Tuesday, May 27.

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  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University English professor Donna Woodford-Gormley was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend to complete her book that explores Cuban cultural adaptations of Shakespeare.

    Woodford-Gormley is the only Shakespeare scholar conducting research in Cuba.

  • SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • West Las Vegas High School graduation takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, at Gillie Lopez gymnasium.

  • The New Mexico Rural Independent Telephone Company representatives were in Washington, D.C. recently to participate in the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association’s Legislative & Policy Conference. The annual event hosts more than 600 telecom representatives from through out the country for educational briefings about the emerging rules and regulations and other pressing industry issues. Those from La Jicarita Telephone Cooperative were, Terri Mares and  Michael J. Leyba.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Friday
    6 p.m. — Mora High School graduation, Joseph Montoya Gym
    Saturday
    3 p.m. — Wagon Mound High School graduation, Alfred Romero Gym
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — T-Ball, A’s vs. Orioles, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — T-Ball, Angels vs. Cubs. Little League Field
    6 p.m. — Little League A’s vs. Yankees, Field # 1, Cubs vs. Rockies, Field # 2, Holman
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. — ECHO Food Distribution, Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday

  • My fellow columnist, Art Trujillo, recently asked me if I ever ran out of ideas, stories I can write about. Obviously, the answer is “no” because things just pop up in my life and that reminds me of yet another tall tale or story.