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  • •Highlands Alumni Affairs office asks you to nominate an individual in one of the following categories to be honored at this year’s Homecoming Celebration: Distinguished Alum, Distinguished Young Alum, Distinguished Retired Faculty, Forever Cowboy Student Award, and Spirit Award. Follow the link nmhualumni.org/homecoming to read more and to fill out the simple online form. Any questions, call Juli Salman at 426-2155.

  • Sex is always a topic that gets attention, but lately it’s been getting attention in some disturbing ways.

    Transgender rights, sexual assaults on college campuses, and internet pornography have all been in the news lately — and while they’re unrelated in the way in which they’ve made news, they all have one thing in common: sex.

  • Friday, June 10, 1966 — A type L-16 light airplane was recently assembled by members of the local Civil Air Patrol Unit at the Las Vegas airport. Jim Sulier, commanding officer, and Mack Jo Sulier, executive officer, gave finishing touches to the craft prior to hosting a Fly-In Breakfast which the unit will hold Sunday morning from 6 a.m. to noon.

  • Friday

    HIGH 93° / LOW 53°

    Sunny, with a high near 93. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the morning.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:45 a.m. to 8:19 p.m.

     

    Saturday

    HIGH 95° / LOW 55°

    Sunny, with a high near 95. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Saturday night — clear, with a low around 55.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:45 a.m. to 8:19 p.m.

     

  • Tuesday, June 7, 1966 — Mrs. Leonore M. Valdez, teacher of Spanish and American history and principal in the Wagon Mound Municipal Schools, is one of 30 teachers selected by Indiana University to participate in an NDEA Institute for Advanced Study of Spanish, to be held in Bloomington, Ind., and Salamanca, Spain in June.

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 91° / LOW 50°

    Sunny, with a high near 91. Breezy, with a north wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest 15 to 25 mph in the morning.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:45 a.m. to 8:18 p.m.

     


    Thursday

  • 6.18.2016
    SATURDAY
    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Submit your
    calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@
    lasvegasoptic.com
    _______________
    •Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Community First, Legion; Southwest Capital, Douglas; State Employees Credit Union, Mills. Optical: Eye Associates, Infinite Vision, Insight Optical, Walmart, Other: Alta Vista Hospital Gift Shop, Legion. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Tuesday, June 7, 1966 — The Daily Optic starting Wednesday will publish free want ads for youths seeking work this summer. The Optic will publish ads of 20 words or less free three days. All ads must be delivered in person to the Optic. The service will be available to all persons under 21 years of age.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 89° / LOW 54°

    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:45 a.m. to 8:17 p.m.

     

     

    Monday

  • 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 fruit

    TUESDAY
    Open face turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, and diced pears

    WEDNESDAY
    Meatloaf, au gratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, and mandarin oranges

    THURSDAY
    Green chile pork stew, mexicorn, salad with dressing, tortilla, and cookie

  • Submit your
    calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    _______________
    •Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Community First, Legion; Southwest Capital, Douglas; State Employees Credit Union, Mills. Optical: Eye Associates, Infinite Vision, Insight Optical, Walmart, Other: Alta Vista Hospital Gift Shop, Legion. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Upcoming & Ongoing

    Fridays
    Need a place to “chill,” to sit quietly for an hour with no interruptions, to meditate or to pray? First United Presbyterian Church, located at 1000 Douglas Ave., has opened its doors during the lunch hour.

    Ongoing
    San Miguel County Magistrate Court has set new hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursdays.

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

    MONDAY
    Taco burger, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, Mexican salad, broccoli and cheese, and strawberries and bananas

    TUESDAY
    Pork chop, rice, oriental vegetables, beets, cottage cheese, fruit cocktail, and oatmeal cookie

    WEDNESDAY
    Taco soup, salad with dressing, flour tortilla, salsa, gelatin, and apricots

    THURSDAY

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 89° / LOW 52°

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:45 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.

     

    Thursday

  • Submit your
    calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    _______________
    •Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Community First, Legion; Southwest Capital, Douglas; State Employees Credit Union, Mills. Optical: Eye Associates, Infinite Vision, Insight Optical, Walmart, Other: Alta Vista Hospital Gift Shop, Legion. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • 6.8.2016

    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.

    6.9.2016

    THURSDAY

    7 p.m.
    The monthly board meeting of the El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association will take place on Thursday at 49 Mira Sol Road in the Ojitos Frios Ranches Subdivision. The public is welcome to attend.

  • Thursday, June 2, 1966 — Newly installed members of the New Mexico Highlands University Honor Society recently met in President Thomas C. Donnelly’s office for formal installation ceremonies. They are Rhodina Irby, Stanley; Charles E. Fletcher, Santa Clara, Calif.; Gloria Garcia, Las Vegas; Betty Scully, Las Vegas; Alice Menzor, Wagon Mound; Jay Harris, Las Vegas; Margie Marker Sandoval, Las Vegas; Lynne S. Marmor, Las Vegas, Gerald H. Parker, Hancock, Mich.; and Hugh Prather, Las Vegas.