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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Luna accepting applications for summer Technology Academy

    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College announces the addition of an innovative program in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Department, the Technology Academy beginning this summer semester 2016. 

  • Former teacher makes bears for kids

    By John Kennett
    Midland Daily News

    MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Remember those teddy bears when you were young? How soft and cuddly they were? And how when hugged, they brought a warm feeling, peace and security?

    Local resident Jacqueline K. Lamont is providing that same feeling for children who might need some encouragement as they deal with health issues, or disruptive situations, the Midland Daily News reported.

  • Looking Back - May 1st, 2016

    Friday, April 29, 1966 — Robert A. Phillips, stationed at DaNang, Viet Nam, has been promoted to lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy. He is a native Las Vegas, a graduate of Robertson High School, a career naval officer and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Phillips, Los Alamogordos Road.

  • Weather - May 1, 2016

    Sunday

    HIGH 49° / LOW 33°

    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Northeast wind around 15 mph. Sunday night
    Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:08 a.m. to 7:48 p.m.

     

    Monday