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Today's News

  • Editorial cartoon - May 1, 2016
  • A cynical alliance

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Dallas Morning News and was initially published on April 26.

    Cruz-Kasich alliance to stop Trump is a cynical gamble that could backfire.

    If it holds, the uneasy truce between Texas’ Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich may — and we emphasize may — succeed in keeping real estate mogul Donald Trump from securing enough delegates to win the GOP nomination outright.

  • Just for the record: A recent experience with medical costs

    We can’t all seem to agree about much lately, but perhaps we can all agree that in order to address a problem we have to have some accurate information, even if just one person’s experience.

     So, assuming we agree we do have a problem with medical costs and coverage (including the specter of going bankrupt from medical costs if not insurance costs), I’d like to share a recent experience with surgery and hospitalization:

  • Just a Thought: Feet on the ground and reach for the stars

    There are two personality traits that most people would agree should be sought after.

    One trait is confidence. I think if you ask the average person if they would like to approach each day with confidence, they would say yes. A second personality trait is humbleness. This might be a better question asked about others. I think if you ask the average person if they would like others to be humble, they would say yes.

    So one of these is a characteristic we wish on ourselves and one of these is a characteristic we desire in others, but should also want for ourselves.

  • Another Perspective: Citizens make the justice system work by serving as jurors

    As we celebrate national Law Day on May 1 and Juror Appreciation Week in New Mexico, I would like to recognize the vital role each citizen plays in preserving the rule of law by serving on juries in our state courts.

    New Mexico courts each year summon about 10 percent of the state’s adult population to participate in jury service. Along with the ballot box, the jury box is one of the two most direct forms of citizen participation in our system of self-government.

  • There’s plenty happening at Mora Schools
  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — May 1, 2016

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

    MONDAY
    Green chile chicken enchiladas, pinto beans, calabazitas, spinach salad with dressing, crackers  and gelatin with fruit

    TUESDAY
    Lasagna, mixed vegetables, garden salad, French bread and plum cobbler

    WEDNESDAY
    Pork loin, black-eyed peas, cooked cabbage, cornbread and margarine and peach cobbler

    THURSDAY

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Ever heard of Loma Parda? It must have been bustling

    Well, I just can’t let this information hide out in my collection of books.  I knew I should have looked up “Loma Parda” in my copy of “New Mexico Place Names” by Robert Julyan. His description of this long-gone town says it all and I quote: “A settlement in the north bank of the Rio Mora, 6. Mi. NW of Watrous PO 1872-1900, mail to Watrous. Only silent ruins remain of this infamous village, once infamous on the easter plains a the “Sodom of the Mora.”

  • Dear Teacher - May 1, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I have a choice of my child attending a preschool program for a full or half-day. I think a full-day program would be too exhausting. What would the extra benefits be for attending a full-day program? — Considering

    Answer: There are absolutely no hard and fast rules about how many hours a child should spend at preschool. In fact, even the experts differ in the benefits of full-day vs. half-day programs. However, they do agree that attending a preschool program no matter the length of time is beneficial.

  • Chemist Brooks Maki named Highlands Professor of the Year

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University named organic chemistry professor Brooks Maki as Professor of the Year for 2015–16.

    Each spring an independent selection committee composed of students, faculty and staff reviews the nominations from students for Professor of the Year and selects a winner.

    A coalition of students nominated Maki for the award.