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Las Vegas Optic (Newspaper) - March 30, 2015, Las Vegas, New MexicoQuÉ Pasa Monday, March 30, 2015 3Las Vegas OPTIC Submit your calendar items and notices to mlo- pez@lasvegasoptic.com. • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425- 6224. Meetings are every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall. • Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volun- teers. The local CASA pro- gram is taking applications for volunteers. Call CASA at 454-0223 or visit the office to work with children who have been removed from their homes. Because of abuse and neglect. Children are in state custody and liv- ing in foster care. • The Guidance and Counseling Program of New Mexico Highlands University is offering free counseling services to the community this semester. The counseling is provided by graduate students in the final phase of their training in the profession of counsel- ing. The counseling is confi- dential, free and supervised by a training professor of the program. The sessions are offered on Thursdays between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, call 454-3564. • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800- 432-2075 or 426-7594 for more information. • Ambercare is looking for exceptional people for volunteers, who are 18 years of age or older, with a capacity for caring to offer their services as a hospice volunteer. Hospice volunteers may read to a patient, take a walk, hold a hand when needed, play games or simply listen and provide companionship. If you would like to volunteer, contact local Ambercare Volunteer Coordinator, Diane Ortiz at 426-5898. • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thurs- day, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429- 0336. • Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577. • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community 1st, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; and Wells Fargo. State Employ- ees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: Wal-Mart, Eye Asso- ciates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world. • Casa de Samaritan Homeless Shelter at 716 Grand Ave. is operat- ing every night, providing meals, laundry and hot showers from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Through March, the shelter is open for overnight stays. The Thrift Store, at Seventh and Legion, offers vouchers for clothing, bed- ding, etc. Samaritan House offers a food pantry distribu- tion every second and fifth Wednesday. Applications for rental services for those who may qualify are avail- able call 454-1390. • Free developmental screenings by New Vis- tas. Parents often wonder about certain skills and behaviors observed in their child. Common questions like: Is this typical for their age? If your child is birth to three, call New Vistas for a free developmental screen- ing at 425-5044. Should I just wait and see? What should I be looking for? Shouldn’t my child be sleep- ing through the night, sitting up, walking or talking by now? These questions are good. They are the signs of an attentive and caring parent-the important thing is to find experts to give you the answers you need. NOTICIas TUESDAY MARTES • To celebrate the re-opening of the Dwan Light Sanctuary UWC-USA will present a musical program featuring UWC-USA Music Director Ron Maltais and second-year student Kailash Pandey of Nepal, who will play his tablah. The program will take place at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31 at Dwan Light Sanctuary on the UWC- USA campus. The concert is free and open to the public. WEDNESDAY MIÉRCOLES • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public. THURSDAY JUEVES • U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich staff to hold mobile office hours In Mora from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thurs- day, April 2 at Mora Valley Senior Center. Staff will be on hand to assist residents who have questions regard- ing Social Security benefits, Medicare, immigration, veterans benefits, student loans, and other federal programs. All are encouraged to attend. Constitu- ents who are not able to attend Mobile Office Hours are encouraged to visit the Helping You section of Senator Heinrich’s online office at www.Hein- rich.Senate.Gov. For more informa- tion, call 505-988-6647 • The Viles Foundation, Inc., will be accepting Viles Scholarship appli- cations through Thursday, April 2. The renewable scholarship is made available annually to qualifying 2015 graduating seniors who are orphans or have only one surviving parent (half orphans). The scholarships are avail- able to students from high schools in San Miguel and Mora counties: Las Vegas Robertson, West Las Vegas, Mora, Pecos and Wagon Mound. Applications are also being accepted from students who have lost a par- ent within the last five years after graduating from high school. This category of applicants must have also graduated from one of the qualifying high schools. The application can be obtained from www.vilesfoundation. org. Information can also be obtained from the high school counselors. Should any potential applicant or the surviving parent/guardian have any questions or need assistance to com- plete the application, contact LouElla Marr-Montoya at 429-0508 or 425- 7108. UPCOMING & ONGOING • UWC USA’s fine arts departments will present a combined celebration of visual art and dance at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 in the Kluge Audito- rium on the UWC-USA campus. The event is free and open to the public. • Mora/San Miguel Farm and Live- stock Bureau’s Second Annual Eas- ter Egg Hunt starts at 1 p.m. on Sat- urday, April 4 at the San Miguel/Mora County Fair Grounds on Hot Springs Blvd. going towards Montezuma. • “Dino Light,” America’s Got Tal- ent semifinalist, show coming to NMHU Ilfeld Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9. A glow in the dark adventure for the whole family. “Darwin” (named after Charles Darwin) tells a story of a good natured dino- saur discovering the outside world and his experience in life. Tickets are gen- eral admission — $8, NMHU students, faculty, staff and children younger than 10 — $5. For advance tickets call 454-3238 or visit KEDP radio station, studio 103. • Spring Blossom Arts and Crafts Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 at Sala De Madrid. The fair is sponsored by Habi- tat for Humanity. For more information call Inez Gallegos-Lujan at 454-4434. • Tri-County Winter Market is at Malette’s Feed and Supply on High- way 518, three miles from town start- ing at 8 a.m. to sell-out every Satur- day. Fresh produce and other products are available. • Taoist study Group starting a new class “Lao Tzu,” 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 12, and May 10 fol- lowed by a potluck. The group will study The Tao Teh Ching. Simple and profound, The Tao Teh Ching is prac- tical and inspiring and has been trans- lated over 250 times. The focus will be on the wordless teaching that Lao Tzu describes in 81 brief chapters. The text will be The Esoteric Tao Teh Ching by, Hua Ching Ni. The format will be oral reading, reflection, and dis- cussion. Book is available from Peter Stege for $15. There is no fee for the study group. Meets at Jody and Peter Stege’s home, call 505-603-0581. New participants welcome. • Las Vegas Children’s Chorus, sponsored and led by UWC-USA students meets from 4 to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Old Town Mission Church. No experience neces- sary, ages 6 to 12, It is fun, free and educational. For more information, call Kevin Zoernig at 505-699-6624. • Cancer Services of New Mexico’s Family Cancer Retreat is being held from Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 19 at the Marriott Albuquerque Pyra- mid North Hotel. This free program provides NM’s adult cancer patients/ survivors and their loved ones with tools and information they need to manage the treatment and sur- vival process. Sessions on treatment options, navigating the health care system, palliative care, meditation, family communications, nutrition, using the internet effectively and a variety of other topics will be offered. To receive an application packet go to www.can- cerservicesnm.org or call Mike at 505- 239-4239. Submitted to the Optic Luna Community College will again offer an enhanced col-lege credit summer program for upcoming classified high school juniors and seniors. For several years, Luna Community College has offered the Student Academic Advancement Institute (SAAI). This year, it will run from Monday, June 1 to Friday, July 24. Registration begins on Wednesday and runs through Friday, June 5. The program provides: free tuition for up to nine credit hours, textbook waivers, an access code wavier and a distance learning fee waiver. Tuition is not covered for students that are home-schooled or in private school. Upon successful completion of their courses with an acceptable passing grade, students will receive a $75 sti- pend. The program is designed to enhance educational opportunities and help students achieve academic success and support their educational goals. Other advantages that SAAI students receive are: • Participation in student activities • Introduction to a college environ- ment • Encouragement to pursue a col- lege degree at either at a two- year col- lege or four-year university. • Forming a pathway between their current school, Luna Community Col- lege and to a four-year institution. • Awarded an opportunity to be challenged and grow both academi- cally as well as personally. • Earning college credit while still in high school. The SAAI program has 130 slots available. All Luna Community Col- lege entrance requirements apply to this program. Students are required to fill out a packet available at the Luna Community College ACCESS Center. Students in the SAAI Program may register for any course listed in the summer 2015 course schedule. Pre- requisites must be met. Students can view the Luna Community College Summer Schedule for a list of classes at www.luna.edu. General education core classes transfer to four-year uni- versities. For further information and appli- cations, call 454-2567 or 1-800-588-7232 and ask for extension 1014. Academic and career counseling services will be available along with tutoring services. Registration to open for LCC summer program Robert “Bobby” Garcia Robert “Bobby” Garcia, 62, a lifelong resident of Las Vegas passed away on Monday March 23, 2015. Bobby was born in Las Vegas on Oct. 25, 1952 to Margaret Garcia who precedes him in death. Bobby was a 1971 gradu- ate of Rob- ertson High School. He was a beloved son, brother, uncle and friend and was the most loving person anyone could meet. He was well known throughout Las Vegas, having worked vari- ous duties at Wackers and The Bank of Las Vegas. Bobby could be seen assisting the coaches at NMHU and keeping stats on all ath- letics at Robertson and West Las Vegas High Schools including his pride and joy, the Dal- las Cowboys. He was an avid fan of all area athletics and was recog- nized by the NMAA for his loyalty to Las Vegas athletics and featured in the Las Vegas Optic several years ago. He never missed a trip to Albuquerque to watch the state basketball tournaments and just recently watched the NCAA games. Bobby was the person to go to for any players names and scores , he knew them all. With all the challenges Bobby faced, he never complained and was so proud when he served as Grand Marshall of the July 4th Fiesta Parade recently. Bobby is survived by sisters, Alice Garcia (Michael), Irene Barela, and Debra Ortiz (Clar- ence); brothers, Richard Garcia, Johnny Garcia (Maria), Leroy Garcia (Annette), and Ralph Garcia; numerous nieces and nephews; and spe- cial friend, Shawn Bena- videz. The Garcia fam- ily would like to thank those who cared for Bobby at Vida Encan- tada Nursing Home over the past five years. He will be deeply missed. A funeral mass for Bobby will be celebrated by Rev. George Salazar at 9 a.m. on Wednesday at Immaculate Concep- tion Catholic Church. Interment will follow at San Jose Cemetery. Visit www.nelson- funeralhomelv.com for online condolences. Funeral arrange- ments for Bobby have been entrusted to Nel- son Funeral Home; 801 Douglas Ave., Las Vegas; 425-6551. Jesus A. Palomino Jesus A. Palomino, 44, a resident of Las Vegas, passed away on Mon- day, Feb. 23, 2015 in Las Vegas. He was born on Jan. 17, 1971 in Las Vegas to Jesus F. Palomino and Marcella Duran Palo- mino. He was preceded in death by his father, Jesus F. Palomino and son, Jesus Palomino III. He is survived by his mother, Marcella Palomino of Las Vegas; son, Joshua Palomino; daughters, Candace Saa- vedra, and Amber Mar- tinez, all of Las Vegas; sisters, Linda “DeeDee” Estrada of Las Vegas, Carla Palomino of Albu- querque, Jessica Cas- tillo of Roswell; brother, Anthony Palomino of Las Vegas; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Rosary, funeral mass and burial services were held late last month at Immaculate Conception Church. Arrangements were under the direction of Rogers Mortuary. Garcia For home-delivery call 425-6796 1-800-767-6796 (Toll-Free outside Las Vegas) Serving the Community since 1879

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