Dec. 10 is marked around the world as Human Rights Day. It is the day when, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in San Francisco, establishing for the first time a general acceptance that human rights are universal, that they belong to everyone no matter the nationality, color, sex, religion, or the system of government under which people live.
A hearty thank you to all the wonderful people who contributed to our organization during the past two weeks with warm, fashionable and usable clothing (including shoes, boots, gloves, scarves, shirts, pants, sweaters and heavy coats and jackets), and incredible quantities of canned and packaged food that was collected by the Post Office carriers Nov. 19.
I was listening to John Lennon singing “Imagine.” Guess I had not listened to the words so closely before. I was struck this time. Guess it’s because of our country’s troubles and all the political scat that we are faced with every time there is an election. I started to “imagine” how I would like an election.
Miranda, my ‘Jita, was one daughter, sister, and auntie, along with niece, cousin, friend, and coach, that left this life with so many precious, loving, and great memories — always putting everyone else ahead of herself.
The Mora Toys for Tots Program is proud to announce that we will be distributing toys on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Mora Elementary Gymnasium. Program coordinator Edward Aragon would like to thank all the individuals who made this year a success.
He states that the program has grown steadily over the years and is extremely thankful to the citizens of Mora County for supporting the great endeavor.
Children between ages 1-12 are invited to participate in this year’s Toys for Tots Program.
Las Vegas and San Miguel County have been the lucky recipients of low-cost spay and neuter services provided by the Santa Fe Animal Shelter mobile clinic and the Animal Welfare Coalition for several years. Approximately 100 dogs and cats are spayed or neutered each month, preventing thousands of unwanted litters.
As long as we are alive and kicking, one never knows when we might need hospital services.
My recent experience with the surgical department at Alta Vista Regional Hospital was a pleasant one. The staff was very professional and courteous. The entire process was orderly and served to calm my anxiety. Thank you surgeon and staff, keep up the good work.
Who is to blame for our country’s problems? Big business? The government? In his Editor’s Note “The blame game” (Nov. 14), Tom McDonald induced a great discussion and a lot of thinking at my house.
We had just watched a thought provoking Piece by Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes the night before. They wondered why senators and congressman spent millions on getting a job that only pays $174,000 per year and after a few years retire as millionaires well exceeding the money paid to them during their term. When you think about it, it just doesn’t add up.