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  • Monday, April 18, 1966 — New leaders elected by the Las Vegas Elks Lodge are Charlie Vigil, lecturing knight; Frank Montenegro, loyal knight; Carl Breuning, outgoing exalted ruler; J.D. Williams, new exalted ruler; Alex Coull, board member, E.R. Cooper, leading knight; Jack Lawson, organize; Jim Leger, secretary; M.O. Henriquez, treasurer; William Plank, chaplain; Leo Montoya, tyler; Tommy McCant, esquire and Phil Leger, inner guard.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 71° / LOW 38°

    A chance of snow showers before noon, then a chance of rain showers. Some thunder is also possible. Partly sunny, with a high near 50. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:25 a.m. to 7:36 p.m.

     

    Monday

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University President Sam Minner invites the community to a roundtable on Monday about the value of a college degree.

    The roundtable discussion will be from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, 800 National Ave. Light refreshments will be served.

  • 4.18.2016
    MONDAY
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Free 2015 tax return preparation is offered for low- and middle-income persons and seniors by the AARP Tax-Aide Program. You do not have to be a senior, or a member of AARP, to receive the help. Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays (only) at the Highlands Student Union, third floor, National and Eighth. Call 505-652-4106 for an appointment. Walk-ins will be served as possible between appointments. Participants are asked to bring all documents and their 2014 return.

    4.19.2016

  • Submit your
    calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    _______________
    •Ambercare is looking for exceptional people for volunteers, who are 18 or older, with a capacity for caring to offer their services as a hospice volunteer. Hospice volunteers may read to a patient, take a walk, hold a hand when needed, play games or simply listen and provide companionship. If you would like to volunteer, contact Orlando LeFebre at 505-554-4988.

  • Friday, April 15, 1966 — Two bomb threats were investigated today in Las Vegas. One threat was made in a telephone call to Robertson High School. The other was directed to the chief of police. At Robertson, an office worker answered a telephone about 10:25 a.m. and without any preliminaries a person said, “Evacuate the building — there’s a bomb in it,” the worker said.

  • Friday

    HIGH 71° / LOW 38°

    A slight chance of showers between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m., then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Windy, with a southwest wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:27 a.m. to 7:34 p.m.

     

    Saturday

  • 4.15.2016
    FRIDAY
    6 p.m. to midnight
    Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2016 fundraiser featuring Carlos Medina y Los Gallos, AJ Martinez, and Eminente at the VFW in Mora. Cost is $25 per person, and $35 a couple, and includes comedy show by Medina, dinner and a dance. This is an all-age event. A live auction will also take place. Tickets are available at Tapetas de Lana in Mora and Mora Valley Ranch Supply. For more information, call 575-455-0237.

    4.16.2016
    SATURDAY
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Submit your
    calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    _______________
    •Ambercare is looking for exceptional people for volunteers, who are 18 or older, with a capacity for caring to offer their services as a hospice volunteer. Hospice volunteers may read to a patient, take a walk, hold a hand when needed, play games or simply listen and provide companionship. If you would like to volunteer, contact Orlando LeFebre at 505-554-4988.

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 67° / LOW 40°

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:30 a.m. to 7:33 p.m.

     

    Thursday

  • 4.13.2016
    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.

    5:30 p.m.

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

    MONDAY
    Meat loaf, garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower with cheese, dinner roll with margarine, cantaloupe, and yogurt

    TUESDAY
    Burrito, Spanish rice, salsa corn, salad with dressing, and spiced apple

    WEDNESDAY
    Kraut dog, California vegetables, baked fries, strawberries and bananas, and pumpkin nut bread

    THURSDAY

  • Sunday

    HIGH 69° / LOW 40°

    A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. West wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:34 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

     

    Monday

  • Wednesday, April 13, 1966 — The appointments of new graduate and undergraduate deans at New Mexico Highlands University were announced today by Thomas C. Donnelly, president of Highlands, following approval of the appointments by the Board of Regents. Dr. Ralph Carlisle Smith is the new undergraduate dean and Dr. Merritt Wilson McGahan is new graduate dean. Ninety-one applicants were screened for the position by the committee elected by the faculty for this purpose.

  • Senior Lunch Menu

    The lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers,
    with 2 percent milk served with all meals.

    MONDAY
    Green chile cheeseburger, pork and beans, peas and carrots, and watermelon

    TUESDAY
    Baked pork chop, mashed potatoes with gravy, mixed green vegetables, dinner roll, and ice cream

    WEDNESDAY
    Green chile chicken enchiladas, beans, Spanish rice, and fruit cocktail

  • 4.13.2016
    WEDNESDAY

    5:30 p.m.

  • Highlands University and the United World College-USA will present a concert, “Celebration of the Arts: an Evening of Dance, Music, Theatre and Art,” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.

    The free concert is in Highlands’ Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University, and is part of Dance Fest 2016 at Highlands April 14 to April 17.

  • Tuesday, April 12, 1966 — Resignations commanded spotlight attention in the regular meeting of the Las Vegas City Council Monday night. The resignation of City Manager Harry Houck came as no surprise, as it was announced over the weekend. Other resignations were those of C.R. Morlan, gas manager; and Police Sergeants Julian Rains and Luis Loera. All resignations were accepted. Councilmen Carl Schwede and Trammel Ford abstained from voting on the resignations of Houck and Morlan