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  • Weather - June 11, 2017


    HIGH 90° / LOW 51°
    Sunny, with a high near 90. Windy, with a southwest wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
    5:45 a.m. to 8:17 p.m.


    HIGH 85° / LOW 48°
    Sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy. Monday night ­— clear, with a low around 48. Breezy.
    5:45 a.m. to 8:17 p.m.


  • Students of the month - June 11, 2017
  • Senior Lunch Menu — June 11, 2017

    Senior Lunch Menu

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers,
    with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for June 12 to June 16.

    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, cheese, bacon, juice, and tortilla
    Lunch: Green chile cheeseburger, pork and beans, corn, and yogurt

    Breakfast: Bagel, cheese, juice, and cereal
    Lunch: Open face turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas, and diced pears

  • Que Pasa - June 11, 2017


    June 12
    The Bereavement Ministry at Immaculate Conception Church invites the public to honor their deceased male relatives with carnations on Father’s Day, June 18. The carnations will be placed at the church altar for all mass celebrations on that day and the names of the loved ones will be included in a booklet inserted in the church bulletins distributed the same day. The last day to purchase flowers is June 12. For further information, call Rosa at 505-587-9602 or Yoly at 505-587-9790.

  • Student creates art with bugs

    By Kelli Rolling
    The Grand Island Independent

    HASTINGS, Neb.  — Some people may find anything that crawls repulsive, including spiders, cockroaches and worms. Vanessa Cox thinks of those critters as the opposite: cute and cuddly.

    The recent May Hastings College art graduate raises cockroaches and mealworms, and has three pet tarantulas, a chihuahua and a handful of cats. She loves and appreciates her critters so much that she even featured her cockroaches and worms in her senior art project.

  • Dear Teacher - June 11, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: Kindergarten is looming on the horizon in two months for my daughter. She still handles pencils rather awkwardly. I know they seem challenging with their length and skinny bodies. Do you have any suggestions that will make writing with a pencil easier for her? — Writing Skills

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Classical pianist was guest at Gascon Ranch

    I learned long ago that it is a small world out there, in so many ways. I have been a Rotarian for 20 years, and I have yet to hear a boring program at a meeting. Last month’s meeting was yet another reminder of that.

    The director of accreditation for Highlands University, E.J. Choe is a classical musician and an unbelievable pianist. The upright piano got a workout and then some at the Plaza Hotel during our lunch-hour meeting there.

  • Mora students attend Boys and Girls State

    Submitted to the Optic

    Five Mora High School students have been selected to attend New Mexico Boys and Girls state. They are: Alonzo Aragon, Eloy Roybal, Luzia Manuel, Adriana Alcon and Mariah Garza.

    Aragon is the son of Frank and Cindy Aragon; Eloy Roybal is son of Cindy Branch. The two are attendimg Boys State at the Eastern New Mexico University campus from May 28 to June 2.  

    Girls State was held on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Girls State took place from June 4 to June 9.

  • Fracking a tough choice in Maryland

    This editorial was published by Capital News Service on June 2.

    Allegany and Garrett, Maryland’s two westernmost counties, tend to be lumped together as “Mountain Maryland,” their problems similar, their prospects equally muddled.

    But the two counties’ economic issues — and their approaches to solving them — differ starkly.