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  • Mora All-Stars
  • Camp is about more than just hoops

    Basketball is just the starting point for a learning experience about healthy choices, said Michael Cooper II, the founder and director of this weekend’s Coops Life Skills camp.

    The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday at Mike Marr Gym. Cost is $80, which includes a camp T-shirt and a chance to win prizes including sports memorabilia from NBA legends. Registration forms are available at La Fiesta Restaurant on Seventh.

  • Hackers stroll to repeat title

    Nobody’s perfect, but their record is.

    With a 21-6 crushing of Tecolote in Tuesday night’s final, the Benavidez Construction Hackers earned another Las Vegas men’s adult softball league championship.

    The team went 13-0 in the regular season and breezed through the postseason tournament with four wins, seeming to get stronger as the competition got tougher.

    On July 18, the Hackers opened the tourney with a 14-6 verdict over the eighth-seeded Yo Momma. The next evening, Alta Vista’s Balls Deep bunch gave the defending champions their biggest scare before losing 10-5.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 27, 2012

    • Women’s city league tournament: games TBA, 6, 7 and 8 p.m., city complex

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

  • FYI - Sports - July 27, 2012

    Memorial Middle School football practice will begin at 7 a.m. Aug. 6 at the MMS field. Athletes must have a current physical to practice; bring form on first day of practice or you will not be able to participate. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Martinez at 429-7975.

    West Las Vegas football workouts are ongoing at 5 p.m. daily at the Herrera Complex. Two-a-days start Aug. 6; first practice will be at 6 a.m., and second practice will start at 5 p.m.

  • Mora County Notebook - Mora celebrates annual fiesta

    The Mora Fiesta was held last weekend with the usual happy crowd. On Friday evening, it started with a Mass as this is La Fiesta de Santiago y Santa Anna.

    After the mass folks gathered at the American Legion Pavilion for the dance and crowning of the queen. The Agua Negra Band played at the dance. The Fiesta Queen is April Gallegos, daughter of David and Mellisa Gallegos
    Saturday morning, the festivities began with a political breakfast which was attended by political officers and those running for office and many people who came to greet them. It was well attended.

  • Mora Lunch Menu - July 27, 2012

    Senior Lunch Menu

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

    Monday, July 30 — Chalupa, lettuce, tomato, fiesta salad, salsa, and fruit cocktail
    Tuesday, July 31 — Meatloaf, garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower with cheese, dinner roll, margarine, cantaloupe, and yogurt
    Wednesday, Thursday and Friday was not available as of press time.

  • Miranda Serna Basketball Camp a great success

    By Jeannie Abeyta
    For the Optic

    The Coach Miranda Serna Basketball Camp held July 16-18, was a success! A total of 60 participants enjoyed instruction on basketball skills, motivational talks, games and prizes.

    Guest speakers were Fidel Trujillo and coaches Mark Cassidy and Andres Valdez. Camp staff who volunteered their time and knowledge came from several states and cities, but all have roots in Mora. Camp coaches had close ties to Serna, either as family or a friend and love her and the sport of basketball.

  • Palabras Pintorescas - My passion for reading both the old and new

    You, my readers, know my passion for reading and books — books of all sorts and kinds. I recently spent a couple of hours deep into my father’s dog-eared copy of his 1982 edition of the Merck Manual, considered the bible of medical information by many in the health seeking/curing field. Yes, that 30-year-old book is still timely in many ways, and Doc’s notes make it even better.

  • Fresh ginger: What it is and how to use it

    By J.M. HIRSCH
    AP Food Editor

    People have been eating it for thousands of years, yet still no one can tell me why it should be peeled. So I don’t, and neither should you.

    “It” being fresh ginger, the gnarly brown root that lives amongst the grocer’s Asian produce. And the flavor is so much better than dried, you must get to know it.