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  • 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.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 80° / LOW 51°

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:45 a.m. to 8:14 p.m.

     

    Monday

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

    MONDAY
    Grilled pork chop, mashed potatoes, gravy, buttered peas with pimientos, biscuit, and fruit cobbler

    TUESDAY
    Green chile chicken enchiladas with garnish, beans, calabazitas, crackers, and fruit cocktail

    WEDNESDAY
    Spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, green beans, garlic toast, and applesauce

    THURSDAY

  • 6.5.2016
    SUNDAY
    1 to 4 p.m.
    El Valle Youth Farm to Market Community Meeting and Summer Farm Festival takes place at the El Valle Community Center in Villanueva. Presentations, activities, and discussions focusing on “Agriculture in El Valle – Past, Present, and Future.”  For more information, call 505-660-3434 or go to the program website at elvalleyftm.weebly.com.

    6.8.2016
    WEDNESDAY
    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Southwestern Section of the Society of American Foresters tapped a Highlands University professor for his Outstanding Contribution to Forestry Award.

    Forestry professor David Hacker earned the recognition.

  • Wednesday, June 1, 1966 — David Salman of La Cueva said today that about 100 acres of timber was destroyed by a fire which burned on his property Monday and was extinguished Tuesday. Salman said the area received a thorough wetting from rain Tuesday night after the blaze had been extinguished by a fire crew during the daylight hours. About .75 inch of precipitation was recorded on the rain gauge at La Cueva, Salman said.

  • Friday

    HIGH 85° / LOW 51°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:46 a.m. to 8:13 p.m.

     

    Saturday

    HIGH 81° / LOW 50°

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. North wind 5 to 15 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:46 a.m. to 8:13 p.m.

     

  • 6.4.2016
    SATURDAY
    TBA
    Las Vegas Dollies Third Annual Benefit Run will take place. All vehicles are welcome. For more information, contact Veronica Karla Martinez at 426-7791 or mamakar505@gmail.com.

    8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Yard Sale to support, The Sweetie Pie Initiative which provides low cost spay and neuter for dogs of Las Vegas, takes place at 1843 8th Street. For more information, call 425-9287.

    8 to 11 a.m.

  • Friday, May 27, 1966 — West Las Vegas High School graduated 131 students Thursday night. It was the largest graduating class in the history of the school. Leopoldo Moya gave the valedictory address and Clara E. Garduño delivered the salutatory address. Honor addresses were given by Donald E. Romero, Louise G. Segura,  Michael L. Tejada, and Patricia M. Garcia.

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    Wednesday

    HIGH 66° / LOW 44°

    Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy. Northeast wind around 10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:46 a.m. to 8:11 p.m.

     

    Thursday

  • Tuesday, May 24, 1966 — Mike Craig and Ray Gallegos of Robertson High School were awarded full athletic scholarships to New Mexico Western University. Craig was center for the Cardinals, while Gallegos played fullback. Both were leading players for the Cardinals last year on offense and defense.

  • Friday

    HIGH 70° / LOW 42°

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Northwest wind around 15 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:48 a.m. to 8:08 p.m.

     

    Saturday

    HIGH 78° / LOW 44°

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:48 a.m. to 8:09 p.m.

     

  • Las Vegas Optic

    Below are some of the government agencies, banks and schools that will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 30.

  • 5.27.2016
    FRIDAY

    10 a.m.
    Robertson High School will hold its graduation at the Mike Marr Gym.

    6.1.2016
    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.

    6.4.2016
    SATURDAY

    TBA

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Twenty-five years ago, more than 600,000 service members took part in Operation Desert Storm, at the time the largest deployment of U.S. Armed Forces since Vietnam. Kenneth “Kenny”Luján, then a Specialist E-4 from Ojitos Frios was one who served.

    On Monday, Luján will march among more than 500 Gulf War veterans in the American Veterans Center’s National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C.

  • notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    •Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

  • Monday, May 23, 1966 — The Grand Meadows, periodically the victim of a severe drought, is in the midst of a serious dry spell. According to figures of the Federal Aviation Agency at the airport, there has been but .62 of an inch of precipitation since Jan. 1. This is compared with 1.36 inches for the first four months of 1964, 1.29 inches in 1963.

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

    WEDNESDAY
    Baked chicken, baked beans, potato salad, dinner roll, and fresh fruit

    THURSDAY
    Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, steamed carrots, whole wheat bread, and mandarin oranges

    FRIDAY
    Chef salad with turkey, eggs, cheese, tomato, cucumber and shredded carrot mix, tomato soup, crackers, and fruit

    MONDAY
    Closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday

    TUESDAY

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 78° / LOW 43°

    Sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:49 a.m. to 8:07 p.m.

     

    Thursday