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Today's Features

  • Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher plan to announce that they've gathered enough evidence to show that the long-sought "God particle" almost certainly exists.

  •  Students who will be enrolled in medical school in the fall are invited to apply for scholarship funds. Funds are available through the generosity of the John and Willie Mae Helm Scholarship Fund and the Los Alamos Medical Society.

    Students are eligible to apply if they are residents of Los Alamos County or have spent the majority of their lives as residents of Los Alamos County. 

    Applicants are required to write a letter about their medical school background, fill out a scholarship application form and send an official copy of their undergraduate and medical school transcripts. 

  •  The annual Fourth of July White Rock celebration will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 366 Grand Canyon.

    The Children’s Parade will begin after a brief flag ceremony and singing of the national anthem at 10 a.m., surrounding the flag pole in front of the church. Scouts from White Rock troops 422, 326 and 129 will lead the parade carrying the colors. 

    They will be followed by Cub Scouts from Cub Packs 422, 20 and 326.  

  •  The Rotary Club of Los Alamos would like to thank everyone in the community who so warmly welcomed our Group Study Exchange visitors from Capetown, South Africa of Rotary District 9350 during their brief stay here last month.

    The GSE program offers opportunities for four young professionals, ages 25-40, to travel to a Rotary district abroad under the guidance of a Rotary team leader from their home country.  Once the five-member team has arrived in the host country, they travel for one month throughout the host district, meeting counterparts in their career fields for networking and meaningful exchange of ideas.

  •  Otowi Station, Los Alamos Rotary Club and Self-Help, Inc., are partnering to provide free books to 500 local disadvantaged schoolchildren. 

    The books will distributed with school supplies for the neediest elementary school children in Los Alamos and surrounding communities, as designated by school counselors. The project is part of Self-Help’s “Tools for Schools” program.

    Members of the community can buy a copy of a book at Otowi Station Bookstore and Los Alamos Rotary Club will match the purchase with a second book.

  •  The Harrell House of Natural Oddities will bring some of the world’s most unusual creatures to Pajarito Environmental Education Center at 6:30 p.m. July 10, as part of PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings series.  

    The program is free for PEEC members and $10 per family for non-members.

    The Harrell House is a family-run business based in Santa Fe, and dedicated to educating the public about arthropods.  

    They travel the country putting on insect shows and will bring their critters to PEEC. Their collection includes tarantulas, scorpions, centipedes, crabs and more.

  •  Ten  students have been awarded the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation scholarship. Each student selected demonstrated a balance of academic excellence, extracurricular participation and community service throughout their high school career. The winners have each selected an educator of distinction — an education professional that had a positive impact on the student’s time in the Los Alamos Public Schools.  

  •  The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home. 

    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are microchipped.

     

    DOGS

    Cessna— Roamer from the airport. Golden Retriever-mix. Shy, but seems sweet and submissive. Will be available for adoption after vet appointment Tuesday. 

  • La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss “Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties” at their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the nursery at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road.

    All interested, pregnant or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding. A lending library with books and audio tapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available. Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.

  •  July 1-7

    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

     

    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY

    8:45 a.m. Cardio

    9:30-11:30 a.m. Bridge class