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  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A Highlands University bilingual education professor will bring international attention to New Mexico Hispanic literature at a conference in Madrid.

    Highlands School of Education professor Walter Archuleta is presenting on May 31 at the 10th International Conference on Chicano and Latino Studies at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

  • Tuesday, May 17, 1966 — Deputy Joe L. Romero is investigating a reported break-in reported yesterday by Ray Leger, superintendent of the West Las Vegas school system. The break-in was at Bernal school, where canned milk, food, and miscellaneous items amounting to an estimated $20 were taken.

  • Wednesday

    Numerous rain showers in the morning...then numerous showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:53 a.m. to 8:02 p.m.

     

    Thursday

    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Warmer. Highs in the 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night —
    Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower to mid 40s.

  • 5.18.2016
    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.

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

    MONDAY
    Pork asada, buttered new potatoes, hominy, flour tortilla, and strawberry shortcake

    TUESDAY
    Chicken and rice, broccoli, peas and carrots, potluck roll and margarine, and oatmeal cookie

    WEDNESDAY
    Chicken fajita, pinto beans, tomatoes and green chilies, and pumpkin spice cookies

    THURSDAY

  • Monday, May 16, 1966 — Steve Aragon and Ricky Wertz of Robertson High School won the State A tennis championship and runnerup in singles last Saturday in Albuquerque. During track and field competition, West Las Vegas High placed eighth with 11 points, while Robertson was 12th with four points. Aragon won the State A title for the first year in his high school career after being runnerup for two years at state. Ricky Wertz won his first major title by meeting Aragon in the finals at State.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 74° / LOW 46°

    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 74. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:56 a.m. to 7:59 p.m.

     

    Monday

    HIGH 72° / LOW 41°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. In the afternoon partly cloudy, with a low around 41.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:55 a.m. to 8 p.m.

     

    Tuesday

  • 5.15.2016
    SUNDAY

    1:30 p.m.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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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.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A 2016 Highlands University graduate with a double major in criminal justice and psychology has her pick of nine top public and private law schools across the U.S.

    Jamie Allen earned a 4.0 at Highlands and will walk the stage at the Highlands commencement on Saturday to pick up her bachelor’s degree diploma. Her minor is in sociology.

  • Friday, May 13, 1966 — The school and convent at Our Lady of Sorrows parish, on New Mexico Avenue, were blessed and dedicated by the Rt. Rev. James Peter Davis, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Fe Thursday. Conrad Hilton, hotel man and philanthropist, gave $100,000 in an outright donation and another $100,000 spread over a 15-year period.

  • Friday

    HIGH 83° / LOW 45°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
    Friday might — a 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:57 a.m. to 7:58 p.m.

     

     

    Saturday

  • Luna Community College

    Luna Community College will offer Compass Placement exam workshops for math and English from Monday, May 16 to Thursday, May 19 at the Las Vegas campus. 

    Many students who are planning on attending LCC or New Mexico Highlands University have to take the Compass Placement exams to determine what math or English classes they will be required to take when they start college. 

  • 5.13.2016
    FRIDAY

    1 to 2 p.m.

  • •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.

  • Thursday, May 12, 1966 — Mary London Walker, a senior from Houston, was crowned Miss Southwest Wind 1966 at the annual pageant in University Hall. Other finalists were Nancy Walkers, Gayle Gallagher, Rita Greene and Olivia Lovato. The judges were Orlando Maes, Jim Grebe, Bill Roush, Stuart Beck and Dennis Mitchell.

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 73° / LOW 40°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:59 a.m. to 7:56 p.m.

     

     

    Thursday

  • 5.11.2016
    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.

    5.13.2016
    FRIDAY

    1 to 2 p.m.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas resident and retired Judge J. Michael Kavanaugh was honored on April 4 at the 2016 Lifesavers Conference in Long Beach, Calif. 

    Mark Rosekind, administrator for the National Highway Traffic Administration, presented the National Public Service Award to Judge Kavanaugh as part of that organization’s national gathering.