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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 5.4.2016
    WEDNESDAY

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    5.5.2016
    THURSDAY

    7 p.m.
    El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association board meeting will meet at 49 Mirasol Road at
    Ojitos Frios Ranches Subdivision.  The public is welcome to attend.

    5.7.2016
    SATURDAY

    9 a.m. to noon

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University presents the first Town and Gown Photography Show through May 27 in Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave.

    The exhibit features the work of the university’s Media Arts and Technology Department students and faculty as well as the Meadow City Camera Club.

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    •Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

    •Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 1966 — Si Zentner and his orchestra have been engaged for the annual Spring Formal at Highlands University. Zentner and his award-winning band were hired by the Student Senate at HU for the formal to be held in University Hall, according to William Powell, student social coordinator for the activity.

  • Friday

    HIGH 57° / LOW 36°

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:11 a.m. to 7:46 p.m.

     

    Saturday

    HIGH 62° / LOW 36°

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 62. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
     
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:09 a.m. to 7:47 p.m.

     

  • 4.29.2016
    FRIDAY

    All day
    The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization is sponsoring the Eighth Annual Baby/Tiny Miss and Mister Las Vegas pageant on Saturday, June 11. The deadline to enter is Friday, April 29. The competition is open to boys and girls six months to five years old. The competition includes beauty in formal wear, personality in zoo wear, and pre-pageant photogenic competition. For more information call Philip Ortiz at 505-718-6848.

    4.30.2016
    SATURDAY

    4 to 8 p.m.

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    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    •The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.
    •Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call CASA at 454-0223 or visit the office.

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 66° / LOW 37°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. West wind 15 to 20 mph. Wednesday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 37. West wind 15 to 20 mph becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the evening.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:13 a.m. to 7:44 p.m.

     


    Thursday

  • Friday, April 22, 1966 — Registration records at the San Miguel County Courthouse show 7,874 Democrats, 3,163 Republicans and 472 Independents presently on the books. Precinct 5B, Las Vegas North (West Las Vegas) with 766 voters, is the precinct with the most voters registered.

  • Senior Lunch Menu

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

    MONDAY
    Fidelos con carne, salad with dressing, mixed vegetables, flour tortilla, and orange-pineapple mix

    TUESDAY
    Chicken fettuccine, carrots and peppers with margarine, garlic bread, and pears

    WEDNESDAY
    Pepper steak, rice, buttered carrots, pineapple celery salad, and apple cobbler

    THURSDAY

  • Tuesday, April 19, 1966 — Gilbert Gonzales, 20, has qualified to attend the U..S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., as a midshipman. Gonzales will report to the Academy in June to commence his Naval career. Gonzales is a 1965 graduate of Robertson High School. While there he participated in many school activities and held several offices in the student body as well as being voted the outstanding athlete of the year during his senior year.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 68° / LOW 42°

    Sunny, with a high near 68. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph.
    Sunday night — mostly clear, with a low around 42. Breezy.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:16 a.m. to 7:42 p.m.

     

    Monday

    HIGH 71° / LOW 38°

    Sunny, with a high near 71. Monday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 38.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:15 a.m. to 7:43 p.m.

     

  • 4.26.2016
    TUESDAY
    6 p.m.
    West Las Vegas Schools invites the community to participate in the development of the district’s 2016-17 budget during a special board meeting at the West Las Vegas School Donaldo A. Martinez Administration Building Board Room at 179 Bridge St.

    4.27.2016
    WEDNESDAY
    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    5 p.m.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    An organic chemistry senior at Highlands University was tapped from among 17,000 applicants for a National Science Foundation graduate fellowship.

    Melecio Perea, who also has his pick of seven Ph.D. programs, was awarded a three-year NSF fellowship of $34,000 a year.

    Perea, a 22-year-old Las Vegas native, said the magnitude of the award is still sinking in.

  • Friday

    HIGH 75° / LOW 47°

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. South wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:19 a.m. to 7:40 p.m.

     

    Saturday

    HIGH 74° / LOW 42°

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing in the afternoon.