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

    MONDAY
    Green chile pork stew, mexicorn, salad with dressing, tortilla, and cookie
    TUESDAY
    Chicken fajitas, pinto beans, Spanish rice, whole wheat tortilla, pico de gallo, and cottage cheese with peaches
    WEDNESDAY
    Philly steak and cheese on a hoagie roll, scalloped potatoes, cole slaw, and fruit
    THURSDAY
    Posole, seasoned spinach, salad with dressing, flour tortilla, and cookie
    FRIDAY

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Social work students from Highlands University pursued field practicum and employment opportunities with a record number of agencies on Wednesday.

    Nearly 100 social work students from the university’s main campus in Las Vegas and its Santa Fe Center talked with 57 representatives from 35 agencies at the 2016 Field Fair at Highlands. 

  • 3.5.2016
    SATURDAY

    All day
    The Miss Las Vegas’ Outstanding Teen Pageant is scheduled for Saturday, March 19. The contest is open to young girls 13 to 17 residing in New Mexico. Phases of competition are interview, talent, physical fitness in sportswear, and formal wear. There is a $100 fee to enter the pageant. Enter online at www.missnewmexico.org. Entry deadline is Saturday, March 5. For more information, contact Philip Ortiz at 718-6848.

    3.6.2016
    SUNDAY

    6:30 p.m.

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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.

  • Thursday, March 3, 1966 — Police Chief Arthur Esquibel, who has been head of the City of Las Vegas police department for the past four years, submitted his resignation to Mayor Frank Olmstead today, effective March 15. His letter said he would “seek employment elsewhere.” The resignation comes a day after the municipal elections.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 63° / LOW 35°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Sunday night —
    partly cloudy, with a low around 35.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:23 a.m. to 6:01 p.m.


    Saturday

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    •The “Si Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 1-866-885-6562 or Frances at 575-815-8544.

  • 3.5.2016
    SATURDAY
    All day
    The Miss Las Vegas’ Outstanding Teen Pageant is scheduled for Saturday, March 19. The contest is open to young girls 13 to 17 residing in New Mexico. Phases of competition are interview, talent, physical fitness in sportswear, and formal wear. There is a $100 fee to enter the pageant. Enter online at www.missnewmexico.org. Entry deadline is Saturday, March 5. For more information, contact Philip Ortiz at 718-6848.

    3.6.2016
    SUNDAY
    6:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 72° / LOW 35°

    Sunny, with a high near 72. Windy, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
     
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:29 a.m. to 5:57 p.m.

     

    Thursday

  • 3.2.2016
    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.

    3.3.2016
    THURSDAY

    7 p.m.
    El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Association will hold its monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 at 49 Mira Sol Road in the Ojitos Frios Ranches Subdivision. The public is welcome.

    Upcoming
    & Ongoing

    March 5

  • Tuesday, March 1, 1966 — A resident of Ribera, who is the father of four small children, two of them in school at Ribera, complained today because of the schools being closed in his area to “allow teachers to play politics in West Las Vegas.” The schools were closed in West Las Vegas, Ribera, San Jose, Bernal and Villanueva. “The people of our community have nothing to do with West Las Vegas elections, and why should we have to keep our children from school to accommodate the School Board?” asked the resident.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 64° / LOW 32°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the morning. Sunday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 32.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:32 a.m. to 5:55 p.m.


    Monday

    HIGH 64° / LOW 33°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Monday night —
    partly cloudy, with a low around 33.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:31 a.m. to 5:56 p.m.

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

    MONDAY
    Chicken fried steak, white gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, whole wheat bread, and a brownie cupcake
    TUESDAY
    Open face turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, and pears
    WEDNESDAY
    Barbecue baked chicken, corn on the cob, green beans, whole wheat roll with margarine, and tropical fruit
    THURSDAY
    Green chile cheese tortilla burger, pork and beans, potato chips, and ice cream
    FRIDAY

  • •Casa de Samaritan Homeless Shelter at 716 Grand Ave. is operating every night, providing meals, laundry and hot showers from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The shelter is open for overnight stays Nov. 1 to March 31. The Thrift Store, at Seventh and Legion, offers vouchers for clothing. Samaritan House offers a food pantry distribution every second and fifth Wednesday. Applications for rental services for those who may qualify are available call 454-1390.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 64° / LOW 32°

    Sunny, with a high near 64. Sunday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 32.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:32 a.m. to 5:55 p.m.

     

    Saturday

    HIGH 65° / LOW 36°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Saturday night — mostly clear, with a low around 36.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:34 a.m. to 5:54 p.m.

     

    Sunday

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Harvey Girl Couriers were once an integral part of Harvey House history as they provided women to serve as tour guides. A part of this history will be performed by VanAnn Moore.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Harvey Girl Couriers were once an integral part of Harvey House history as they provided women to serve as tour guides. A part of this history will be performed by VanAnn Moore.

  • 2.26.2016
    FRIDAY
    Feb. 26, Feb. 27 and Feb. 28
    The Las Vegas Community Theater Collective presents “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams for several performances. Show-times are at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28. The play will take palace at The Spot, located at Socorro and Chavez Streets. Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 seniors and $3 for students.

    2.28.2016
    SUNDAY
    9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.