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Today's Features

  • Friday-Saturday, April 6-7
    The AAUW Annual Spring Used Book Sale will be held at Sala de Madrid on the Highlands University campus at Eighth and University. The sale is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Proceeds support scholarships for Highlands women and AAUW-sponsored educational programs.

    Friday, April 6

  • Thursday-Saturday, April 5-7
    The AAUW Annual Spring Used Book Sale will be held at Sala de Madrid on the Highlands University campus at Eighth and University. The sale is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Donations can be dropped off on-site Wednesday, April 4, noon to 4 p.m. Proceeds support scholarships for Highlands women and AAUW-sponsored educational programs.

    Friday, April 6

  • Thursday-Friday, March 29-30
    Joint Holy Week services will be held at First United Methodist, First United Presbyterian, and St. Paul’s Peace Churches. Maundy Thursday service with optional foot washing, followed by an Agape meal eaten in solemn silence, will be held at St. Paul’s Peace at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29. A noon Good Friday service will be held at First United Methodist Church on Friday, March 30. A Service of Shadows will be held at First United Presbyterian Church at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 30.

  • Thursday-Friday, March 29-30
    Joint Holy Week services will be held at First United Methodist, First United Presbyterian, and St. Paul’s Peace Churches. Maundy Thursday service with optional foot washing, followed by an Agape meal eaten in solemn silence, will be held at St. Paul’s Peace at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29. A noon Good Friday service will be held at First United Methodist Church on Friday, March 30. A Service of Shadows will be held at First United Presbyterian Church at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 30.

  • Las Vegas Optic reports

    Mora Valley Community Health Services, Inc. would like to announce the retirement of Lorraine French after 30 years of service to MVCHS and the Mora Community.

    Lorraine started working for MVCHS on Feb. 22, 1988, as a Home Health Aide, in the newly established Caridad de San Antonio Agency.

    French was the seventh employee hired by MVCHS and during her 30 years she worked under six different directors.

  • Wednesday, March 21
    “Paying for College: Financial Literacy and FAFSA Workshop” will take place in the West Las Vegas High School Career Lab from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. New Mexico Highlands University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will present a financial literacy workshop to help students complete their FAFSAs. Call Alexis at 505-454-3318 for information.

    Friday, March 23

  • Friday, March 16
    Mustard Seed grant proposals are due Friday, March 16 by noon. Grants provide  “seed” money for one-time expenses of new projects. Priority funding for children/youth involvement, mission, and/or community or church-related projects. Submit proposals to fupc.nm@gmail.com or by regular mail to First United Presbyterian Church, Attn: Mustard Seed Committee, 1000 Douglas Ave., Las Vegas, NM, 87701. For application requirements and other information, call 505-425-7763.

    Saturday, March 17

  • Las Vegas Optic reports

    MORA —Merl Witt, president of the Saint Vrain Mill Preservation and Historical Foundation, recently announced that the first most significant step in the restoration of the St. Vrain Mill — stabilization of the foundation — has just been completed. 

    More than 150 years ago, Ceran St. Vrain commissioned the building of his stone mill (Molino de Piedra) at a site located along the northern edge of the Village of Mora.

  • • San Miguel County Magistrate Court hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.

    • A Friday bridge group plays at the Las Vegas Senior Center at 1 p.m.  New players are welcome. For information call Bill Neis, 454-4118, or email eumo@stonefieldsheep.com.

  • Thursday, March 8
    The monthly board meeting of the El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association will be held at 7 p.m., 49 Mira Sol, Ojitos Frios Ranches subdivision. The public is welcome to attend. The agenda will be posted 72 hours in advance on www.elcreston.org.