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Today's Features

  • Mr. and Mrs. Clint Bowyer are please to announce the engagement of their son, Justin Bowyer, to Lindsey Pirtle. Lindsey is the daughter of Dr. Scott Pirtle and Heidi Pirtle of Las Cruces. Justin is a graduate of Los Alamos High School and a New Mexico State University graduate with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering. Justin is currently employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Lindsey is a graduate of Las Cruces High School and received her bachelor’s degree in merchandising and marketing from New Mexico State University. Lindsey is currently employed at Los Alamos High School. The couple plan to wed in September 2012 in Las Cruces.

  • Lara Heflin, PhD and David Pan, PhD were married on May 28, 2011 at Hacienda Dona Andrea in Cerrillos.
    The bride is the daughter of Harry Heflin of Duarte, Calif. and Dawn Allard of San Diego, Calif.
    The groom is the son of Paul and Jasmine Pan of White Rock.
    The maid of honor was Tanya Rice of San Diego, Calif., sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Ashley Borders, Sindy Oh-Liverant and Jessica Brommelhoff, graduate school friends of the bride.
    The best man was Jesse Lorenz of Phoenix, Ariz., college friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Kent Sabo, John Bilderbeck and Jose Bilderbeck, college friends of the groom.

  • The New Mexico Restaurant Association held its Annual Membership Meeting and has installed the 2011-2012 slate of Board of Directors for the association.
    Several restaurateurs from the Santa Fe area will continue to serve on the board of directors for 2011-2012.
    These include Al Lucero (Maria’s NewMexican Kitchen) and Fernando Olea (Bert’s Burger Bowl/Bert’s La Taqueria).
    There are also several directors from Northern New Mexico who will  also be on the 2011-2012 board. These include Florence Jaramillo from Rancho de Chimayó (Chimayó) and Joan Duran from De Colores (Los Alamos). Bert Clemens from Laguna Vista Lodge, Historic Restaurant and Saloon in Eagle Nest was elected as chairman of the board for 2011-2012.

  • Sheree Lynch, executive state director for the Mrs. New Mexico Pageant, said the pageant is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Los Alamos. Once selected, the lady will advance on to represent her community in the 2012 Mrs. New Mexico Pageant on Feb. 4, 2012 at the Rodey Theatre in Albuquerque.  
    Local titleholders will compete to win a prize package valued at over $8,000, including an all-expense-paid trip to the nationally televised Mrs. America Pageant. Applicants must be at least 18 years old (no age limit), married at the time of competition and a New Mexico resident, no performing talent required.  
    To request the official application or for information, call Lynch at 970-674-0944 or visit www.mrsnewmexico
    america.com.

  • Monday — Card games
    Tuesday — Othelle and Connect Four
    Wednesday —   Movies and  munchies
    Thursday — Rice Krispie treats
    Friday —   Sidewalk murals
     
    All children   promoted to third through eighth grade are welcome to join free of  charge. The  centers are  located at 475 20th Street (by Ashley Pond)  and  10 Sherwood Blvd., Piñon Park. Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 for information.

  • La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss “Why breastfeed your baby?” 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 audiotapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available.
    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.

  • Oct. 2-8 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 a.m.        Toenail clipping
    9:45 a.m.    Matter of balance class
    10:30 a.m.    Medicare Part D orientation
    9:45 a.m.    Matter of balance class
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken strips
    12:30 p.m.    Driver safety program

  • 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.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, www.lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    We have a new color-coding system to help you select your perfect new family member. Check it out.
    The shelter has just received a new group of cats and has appointments for their veterinary updates. They are available for viewing and will be adoptable very soon. Come visit Michael, Princess, C-2 and Yoda.

    Cats

  • Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Los Alamos County Recreation Department have teamed up to offer a special birding trip to the Rio Grande Nature Center in Albuquerque.
    The trip will leave Los Alamos from PEEC at 6:30 a.m. Oct. 8, and will return after lunch. The cost is $20 or $18 for PEEC members. This fee covers the van transportation and the Nature Center entrance fee.
    The Rio Grande Nature Center hosts almost 300 species of birds. About 40 of these are residents and the rest are seasonal migrants. The two most popular year-round residents are the roadrunner, New Mexico’s state bird, and the wood duck. Recently four snowy egrets have been seen.  

  • In recognition of World Habitat Day 2011, Habitat for Humanity of Española Valley and Los Alamos, Inc. will display pictures of typical poverty and Habitat Houses from around the world throughout World Habitat Day, Oct. 3, at the Habitat office and store, 726 N. Riverside Dr., Española.
    They will complete the day with “Desserts from Around the World” from 5:30-7 p.m. at the same location. A presentation by Boni and Roger Cardon of their Habitat Trip to Paraguay this past February, will be at 6:30 p.m. A special tithe from the sales in the Habitat ReStore and Thrift Shop will be sent to one of the featured countries. This is a free event and the public is welcome.