Today's Features

  • “There is a story here.” I must have said that a dozen times recently. I discovered an event at nearby (to me) Pendaries called the Autumn Harvest Festival. Center stage in  this event was an exhibit, a lineup of some very special cars.

    • CASA Fourth Judicial District Annual Silent Auction, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Faith Hall, behind St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Las Vegas. Gift certificates for food, auto detail, books, haircuts, along with jewelry, household goods and more. A $10 donation will be collected at the door. Come eat, bid and mingle. For more information, call 454-0223.

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    • $1,000 reward for information on arson at Rio Gallinas Charter School offered by the governing council of the school. The donated reward to Crime Stoppers seeks information that leads to the identity and conviction of the person(s) who committed arson at the school. If you have information about this crime, contact LVPD Commander Ken Jenkins at 426-3162 or Crime Stoppers at 425-8884.
    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child, call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

    • An indoor flea market will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6 through Friday, Oct. 10 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Bernal Community Center.

  • Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 68. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37. South wind 5-15 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 77. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 43.

    Sunny, with a high near 74. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 43.

    Sunny, with a high near 76.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:57 a.m. to 6:42 p.m.

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    • An account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank to help with the medical treatment expenses for Joel Baca. He has been receiving medical treatment in Denver at the University of Colorado Hospital and is battling several medical problems. The donation account is under Joel Baca at Wells Fargo bank.

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    What would you do if you were a widow living alone suddenly faced with taking in your niece whom you haven’t seen in 15 years, her three children and their dog? Lilly Irish does the only thing she can; she opens her door on a windy fall night and welcomes them in. The humorous and touching story of family coming together begins with Krank the dog marking his territory, and the children doubtful and wary.

    • Bernal Community Center’s Annual Fall Festival, 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5. The event features an indoor flea market, music, and food.
    • San Jose Church Fiesta de Anton Chico, pageant from 10 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the old school with music all afternoon by the band “La Familia Facio.” There will be a concession, bingo, games, and a cakewalk.

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    Mora Elementary School got a special delivery last Wednesday. New Mexico Highlands University basketball players Matt Logan, Drew Herig, Amal Wilson, and Kaylen Shane, with head coach Craig Snow and assistant coach Brandon Mason, handed out new, hard-cover Webster’s Dictionaries to each child in Deborah Lujan and Joe Gonzales’ classrooms, courtesy of the local Rotary Club. Club members Janet Remenyik and Editha Bartley joined in on the fun event.