Capt. Tamara Long-Archuleta Memorial Scholarship update

Due to a lack of response from home-schoolers, the Capt. Tammy Memorial Scholarship is now open to any student who graduated from a Valencia County high school and is attending UNM or UNM-Valencia full-time regardless of what year of college. Hurry and mail a copy of transcripts along with a one-page essay about how this scholarship will help you in your education progress to: Scholarship, PO Box 819, Belen, N.M., 87002. Spread the word; Long-Archuleta’s parents would like to give 10 $500.00 scholarships this year. The deadline is Sunday, Aug. 1.

 

Food for seniors

The ECHO CSFP Program is offering free food for senior citizens who are 60 years old and older from 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, July 13, at the Belen Community Center, 305 Eagle Lane. To register, bring a picture ID and/or proof of age. For information, call the RSVP office and ask for Bertha at 966-2567 or Cindy Lu at 966-2566.

 

Belen Police Department meeting

The Belen Police Department will hold an in-person, town-hall-style meeting at 6 p.m., Friday, July 16, in the city council chambers at Belen City Hall. This event will also be streamed live on Facebook. BPD officials will answer questions and welcomes suggestions or feedback.

 

Summer picnic and sale at Harvey House

The Belen Harvey House Museum will hold its grand reopening with a Summer Picnic and Sale from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 17. There will be free hot dogs, lemonade, a book sale, half-price T-shirts, a clearance sale on railroad books, Christmas in July sale, Fiber to Finish Guild with weaving and spinning demonstrations and sale, fresh farm eggs, Tin Lizzie Car Club and free guided tours of the museum. Entertainment will be provided by Van Ann More as Doña Tules. For more information, visit harveyhousemuseum.org.

 

Author discussion

Richard Melzer and John Taylor will discuss their book, “USS New Mexico BB-40,” which participated in both World War I and World War II. It suffered two kamikaze attacks and won eight battle stars during WWII. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 17, at the Los Lunas Transportation Center,

 

Hispano Chamber’s installation & meeting

The Hispano Chamber of Valencia County installation and annual meeting is being held from noon to 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 20, at Las Dos Gringas, 2100 Camino Del Llano, Belen. The in-person event will include the swearing-in of incoming HCVC officers and board by Judge John Chavez. Guest speakers will discuss housing and development highlights within the county. Lunch is $12 per person. Call Jeanne Lujan, HCVC treasurer, at 505-459-7932 to reserve a seat by Wednesday, July 14.

 

Los Lunas High School Class of 1971 reunion

The Los Lunas High School Class of 1971 will hold its 50th class reunion from 4-7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, at Teofilo’s Restaurante, 144 Main St. in Los Lunas. The reunion will be in the large dining room and outside patio for both indoor and outdoor areas/seating available. RSVP by July 22 to John Tull at 505-249-6104, 505-869-0072 or email johntjr@earthlink.net; or Beth Spraberry at 903-271-6881 or email bspraberry@yahoo.com

 

Vendors wanted for National Night Out in Los Lunas

Los Lunas Police Department is hosting National Night Out from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 3. This is a completely free event for the community. If you are interested in having a table set up, call 839-3855 or email esaiz@loslunasnm.gov or srudolph@loslunasnm.gov. The deadline is Friday, July 26.

 

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