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

    MONDAY
    Sloppy Joe on bun, tossed salad with dressing, green beans, and ice cream
    TUESDAY
    Carne adovada, pinto beans, spinach, flour tortilla, and pudding
    WEDNESDAY
    Chicken noodle soup, caesar salad with dressing, steamed cauliflower, crackers, and pudding
    THURSDAY
    Baked fish square with lemon wedge, tartar sauce, augratin potatoes, steamed carrots, and sherbet
    FRIDAY

  • 3.20.2016
    SUNDAY
    2 p.m.
    “Box Seats,” an afternoon of 10-minute plays will take place at Charlie’s Spic and Span Event Center. Tickets are $10 or $8 for students and seniors. Tickets available at Tome on the Range or at the door. Presented by Nat Gold Players. The show is intended for mature audiences.

    Upcoming
    & Ongoing

    March 26

  • Colds and the flu often occur around the same time of year and both have similar, unpleasant symptoms. While it can be hard to differentiate between the two, it’s important to distinguish the cause of your symptoms to determine the best course of treatment.

    The common cold

  • Wednesday, March 23, 1966 — Janet Stover, 12, of Buena Vista won two trophies and a saddle, which she won as a participant in several American Junior Rodeo Association events. The saddle, which is engraved with “World Champion — Optional Rodeo AJRA 1965,” was awarded to Janet for her performance during the nationwide championship calf roping event for girls 12 and under, in Odessa, Texas., Janet, a student at Legion Park School, was chosen All-Around Cowgirl during her first show of the 1965 year.

  • Friday

    HIGH 57° / LOW 24°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:06 a.m. to 7:11 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 51° / LOW 24°

    Partly sunny, with a high near 51. South wind around 15 mph. Saturday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 24.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:05 a.m. to 7:12 p.m.

    Sunday

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

  • 3.19.2016
    SATURDDAY

    3 p.m.
    El Creston Mutual Domestic Consumers Association will hold its annual membership meeting at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 at the First Presbyterian Church, 1000 Douglas Ave. Items to be discussed include Phase I update, fees, and a water taste test. For more information, contact Joe Zebrowski, 425-6008 or jpzebrowski@gmail.com

    7 p.m.

  • Friday, March 18, 1966 — “Habla Espanol? Quieres hablar Espanol? You can learn, if you enroll in Conversational Spanish 106, an evening course offered by Highlands University this coming spring quarter, March 21- June 3. The course, taught by Jose Pablo Garcia, a member of the Foreign Language Department at Highlands, will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-9 and will carry four hours undergraduate credit.

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 62° / LOW 25°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. West wind 10 to 20 mph. Wednesday night — mostly clear, with a low around 25. West wind 15 to 20 mph becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
     
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:09 a.m. to 7:10 p.m.

     

    Thursday

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

  • 3.16.2016
    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.

    3.17.2016
    THURSDAY

    7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 15, 1966 — The Board of Trustees of the Town of West Las Vegas met at Town Hall Monday night to clear up some unfinished business with incumbents seated, and then, after recessing, re-convened with the new Trustees seated. The new board is composed of two holdover members, Ignacio (Nash) Lucero and Ernest Chavez, and two members elected March first. Joe R. Patron and Jose D. Perea. Fidel (Chief) Gonzales, incumbent mayor was re-elected.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 65° / LOW 35°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:14 a.m. to 7:07 p.m.


    Monday

    HIGH 64° / LOW 39°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Breezy. Monday night — mostly clear, with a low around 39. Breezy.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:12 a.m. to 7:08 p.m.


    Tuesday

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

    MONDAY
    Baked pork chop, mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed green vegetables, dinner roll, and cherry cobbler

    TUESDAY
    Fideos with meat sauce, tossed salad, California blend vegetables, garlic bread, and sherbet

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

    THURSDAY
    Corned beef and cabbage, potato wedges, dinner roll, and orange

  • Submitted to the Optic

    “They’ll make you laugh, they make you cry and make you think,” said Nat Gold Players’ president Kayt Peck of the collection of mostly original 10-minute plays to be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m.  Both performances will be at Charlie’s Spic and Span Event Center on Douglas Avenue.

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

  • Senior Lunch Menu

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

    MONDAY
    Green chile chicken enchiladas, pinto beans, calabazitas, spinach salad with dressing, crackers, and gelatin with fruit

    TUESDAY
    Ham and noodles, California vegetables, vegetable salad with dressing, cottage cheese, and peaches

    WEDNESDAY
    Chicken strips, mashed potatoes with gravy, honey mustard sauce, asparagus, wheat roll with margarine, and apricots

  • Sunday

    HIGH 66° / LOW 37°

    Sunny, with a high near 66. Sunday night — mostly clear, with a low around 37.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:14 a.m. to 7:07 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 65° / LOW 40°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 10 to 20 mph. Saturday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 40.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:15 a.m. to 6:06 p.m.

    Sunday

  • Monday, March 14, 1966 — There’s always a first time, and this was it. The Pecos High School Panthers, coached by Jake Martinez, paced a fiery final quarter to edge Springer 61-59 to win for the first time the New Mexico Class B basketball crown last Saturday at Johnson Gymnasium in Albuquerque. Providing the needed spark, substitute Jim Fleming replaced Paul Villas, who fouled out, to boost the Panthers to a 2-point final quarter with nine points and 13 rebounds off both boards.