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Today's Features

  • The Builders Club at the Los Alamos Middle School is a Kiwanis-sponsored organization of community service-minded students and is their equivalent of the Key Club at Los Alamos High School.
    Similarly, the K-Kids Club at Barranca Mesa Elementary School is the associated elementary school version.
    The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club newly chartered both of these clubs through Kiwanis International this past school year, and are supported.
      The faculty advisor for the Builders Club this year was Stephanie Krantz and for the K-Kids, it was Sharon Allen.

  • The Rice Bowl Dinner, a House of Hope fundraiser for house-building mission trips to Juaréz, Mexico, has been rescheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. July 21 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.
    Tickets are available at the door and are $8 for adults and $4 for children younger than age 12. Kids attending VBS that week at Bethlehem Lutheran Church will be admitted free with a paying adult.
    Attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food donation for LA Cares for those in need, following the Las Conchas Fire.
    The Rice Bowl menu will offer rice, chicken teriyaki, stir-fry vegetables, ice cream and fortune cookies, following the VBS theme of “PandaMania, Where God is Wild about YOU!”  

  • Welcome to Christmas in July. If you don’t celebrate the holiday, don’t stop reading, bear with me for just a minute. I’m going for a theory here, not a theology.
    I’d like us to look at that period of time after Thanksgiving and before New Year’s Day and how it relates to now.
    You see, in November we celebrate a day for which we are thankful for so many things. We acknowledge all of the people and little things that make daily life grand.
    Then the next month follows with a generally cheery attitude, where people get stopped on the street or in the grocery store and asked how they are doing.
    We even send letters or cards to mark the occasion and say a kind word.
    Now we flash back to three weeks ago.

  • Wednesday
    Assets In Action and the JJAB will host a fundraiser for Los Alamos High School athletics based on the NBC television show “Minute to Win It.” The event will be from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Auxiliary Gym and admission is $2. Concessions will be sold and participants will be selected from the audience. To learn more call Assets In Action at 661-4846.

    Dances of India, a free performance, will be from 7-8 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall. Los Alamos County Library’s Family Fun Night sponsors the event.

    The July Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site.  For more information, call 661-4097.

    Thursday

  • July 17-23, 2011
    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 plus exercise
    9:30 a.m.    Advisory council canceled
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken salad
    Noon        “Abe and Glo” canceled
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Mac users

  • Hemphill-Nichols
    Doug and Geralyn Hemphill of Los Alamos are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen, to Bill Nichols, son of Dr. Mike and Debi Nichols, also of Los Alamos.  
    Kristen graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2005 and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in nutrition at Colorado State University.  
    Bill graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2002 and is currently enrolled in a pediatric dental residency program at the Children’s Hospital in Detroit, Mich.
    The couple is planning an August wedding.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    Thanks to the shelter staff for outstanding service to the community during the Las Conchas Fire evacuation.

  • Airman Jacob Schaumberg, right, was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor on May 6, byKen Wilsbach, 18th Wing Commander in the United States Air Force. Schaumberg is currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan and is a 2000 graduate of Los Alamos High School. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his part in rescuing two wounded people in Afghanistan.

  • La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss, “Why Breastfeed your Baby?” at their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Teen Room at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr.
    Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.
    LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing information, education, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.
    For more information, contact Cathleen at 661-4033 or Gina at 661-8740.