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  • Looking ahead - News - July 9, 2014

    VFW Post meeting
    VFW Post 1547 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the post home on Mills Avenue. The meeting is important, and all VFW members are asked to attend.

  • Weather - July 9

    Wednesday
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming south 10-15 mph in the morning. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 5-15 mph.

    Thursday
    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 5-10 mph. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

    Friday

  • ‘Treasure’ gifts sought for treasure hunt

    Submitted to the Optic

    Several gifts have been offered by local merchants and others ­— and more are being sought — as prizes to be found in a “Treasure Hunt” Sunday morning, Aug. 3, a benefit for the Dana Konno Nursing Scholarship Fund at Luna Community College.

    Clues to gift locations around town will be given in a video to be posted on YouTube early that morning.

  • Students of the month - July 9, 2014
  • Noticias - July 9, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community 1st, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: Wal-Mart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Que Pasa - July 9, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • VFW Post 1547 will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9 at the VFW on MIlls Ave. All members are encouraged to attend this important meeting.
    • Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9 at the state police station on the hill across from KFUN.

  • Addressing alcoholism

    It’s no secret that New Mexico has had a longstanding problem with alcohol.

    We are haunted by the countless DWI crashes that have claimed so many innocent lives over the years, including five members of the Collins-Gonzales family who died when their van was hit by wrong-way drunk driver Dana Papst on Interstate 25 in November 2006.

    But there’s another side to this tragedy.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 9, 2014
  • Work of Art: One egg is enough/an oeuf

    In France, your breakfast waiter invariably will leave you hankering for more. You might just leave the table hungry. And why is that so?

    Glad you asked. The custom is supposed to be that the omelet you order at a French cafe will contain only one egg, not two, or even three, as is common in some American restaurants.

    The French serve one-egg omelets because in France, “one egg is an ‘oeuf.’” Now does that sound enough like “enough” to explain why diners go hungry?

  • District 4 Tourneys - LVLL goes 6 for 8

    Las Vegas Little League punctuated a successful District 4 tournament campaign with the final two championships late this past week at Rodriguez Park.

    Las Vegas 9-10 baseball defeated Raton 18-2, and LVLL’s 11-12 baseball team prevailed against La Plaza in a pair of championship games this past Thursday.

    The titles complement those earned earlier in the week by LVLL teams in 10-11 baseball, juniors, 11-12 and 9-10 softball. And they bring the total haul for the league to six division championships out of eight contested in town.