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Today's Features

  • Settling an estate can be difficult and time consuming. Those that have been in the position of trying to find all the papers and information needed at the time of death and for estate settlement, know how much time and frustration can be involved. “After I’m Gone — Things to think about your Estate” is a program intended to provide individuals with information to make the process easier.  
    “After I’m Gone — Things to think about your Estate,” will be presented by Don Davidson, from 9 a.m.-noon Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1100 Bathtub Row.  
    Davidson will share what he has learned going through the process of getting his affairs in order. Learn what you can be done to help a family handle their affairs upon a loved one’s death.  
    The Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service and the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization are sponsoring this program.  
    Those that would would like to join the seniors for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center can do so for a suggested donation of $4 (for seniors).
    For more information, Paula Roybal Sánchez at 662-2656.

  • The Rotary Club of Los Alamos would like to thank the community for its generous support of our recent flower bulbs fundraiser to support our annual end-of-year financial awards to Los Alamos High School seniors. 
    Through the hard work of a dedicated club committee and the interest of our many customers, we also collected numerous donations of bulbs purchased for the new LAHS Memorial Garden, which is being designed and built through collaborations among our Rotary Club, Los Alamos Public Schools, Oasis Landscape and Los Alamos Landscaping. 
    With several hundred bulbs purchased specifically for the Memorial Garden, it will be resplendent in springtime with red tulips, pink tulips and daffodils.
    The garden is now under construction on the LAHS campus between the library and gym complex, close to Diamond Drive.
    Our note of appreciation would not be complete without thanking Los Alamos National Bank, CB Fox and Dixie Girl Restaurant for providing space for us on several occasions to conduct our sales; a special thank-you also goes to Fuller Lodge Art Center and Crossroads Bible Church for giving us outdoor space during the recent arts and crafts fair held at the church to benefit the art center.

  • Today
    Join Terry Foxx, Katy Korkos and Fairley Barnes for a class about creating travel and nature journals. Learn ways to document observations, feelings and experiences to provide a simple, but memorable record of travel or nature experiences. Three sessions, Nov. 6, 13 and 20. 6-8 p.m. $50/$40 for members. All materials provided. Register in advance at PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
    Wednesday
    The Los Alamos Arts Council presents local students who competed in the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico competition as the Brown Bag Performance. The free event will be at noon at Fuller Lodge.

    Nationally recognized trumpeter Jan McDonald will play at an Italian fundraiser dinner at Trinity on the Hill Church’s Kelly Hall. McDonald directed the ’Topper band for 30 years. Tickets for dinner are $8 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. The menu includes a choice of lasagna, fettuccine with a choice of marinara or Alfredo sauces or Asian rice noodles with spicy sauce, salad, bread, cookie and drink. Dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. McDonald will play from 6-7 p.m. Dine-in and carry-out options are available. For more information, call 412-8739.

  • This week, I’d like to continue along the Community Values Youth path, with a spin on Community Values Itself.
    Thank goodness it is Election Day, because it will finally be over tonight.
    Perhaps the Mayans were wrong and they didn’t mean the world would end, but by the time this election came to pass, we might wish it had ended.
    The most important thing is that if you are eligible to vote, that you cast your ballot. I believe if you don’t vote, you forfeit the right to complain.
    As a nation, we have been horrible role models to our children during this entire process.
    So take a minute to see it through the eyes of the children.
    As a speech communications major, I love to listen to the debates and try not to argue with the television … I said, I try.
    No matter what the outcome, tomorrow we need to do a good job to model acting like grown-ups.
    Try and be old school tomorrow and reflect back on the days when you honored the position, no matter who sat behind the desk.
    Jenna Bush Hager did a wonderful piece on the “Today Show” this morning, about youth elections.
    We can learn a lot from the children.

  • Volunteers are being recruited for the 2013 event planning committee for the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event Relay For Life of Los Alamos.
    Dedicated volunteers are needed with skills and talents in the areas of communication, marketing, sales, technology, training, motivation, photography, creativity and organization.
    Relay For Life is a fundraiser that allows participants from all walks of life — including patients, medical support staff, corporations, civic organizations, churches and community volunteers — to celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost to cancer and fight back against the disease.
    “Relay For Life is a community owned, volunteer-driven event that is about awareness and the progress made against cancer,” said Gloria Martinez, Relay For Life manager.  “Individuals who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event, as a volunteer or participant, have made a commitment to fight back against this disease and let the community know that you can beat cancer.”
    Relay For Life is a family oriented, team event where participants walk around a track relay-style overnight.

  • Heart Smart Poster Contest Winners

    The Family YMCA and Los Alamos Heart Council co-sponsored a Heart Smart Poster Contest for children in grades K-6th.
    Posters were judged on originality and the healthy message it depicted, winning posters were displayed at the Los Alamos Health Fair. The following children won prizes for their posters:

    Kindergarten through third grade

    First place: Heidi and Wendy Sheppard
    Second place: Sarah Taylor
    Third place: Ryan Worley
    Fourth place: John Worley

    Fourth through sixth grade

    First place: Sarah Worley
    Second place: Eliana Rodriguez
    Third place: Paulina Burnside
    Fourth place: Maarla Duffield

  • This year’s Veterans Day community celebration will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the American Legion Post 90, 1325 Trinity Dr. All veterans, their families and friends, as well as the general public are invited to attend. The local theme is “Honoring the Vietnam Veteran.”
    More than three million men and women served in Vietnam and more than 58,000 made the ultimate sacrifice.
    Veterans Day is a national holiday to thank and honor the 23 million living veterans that have honorably served their country in both wartime and peacetime. There are currently 1.4 million Americans serving in the U.S. military with thousands currently deployed overseas, many in harm’s way.   
    This year’s guest of honor and speaker will be Major Dave Carver, USMC (ret).
    Carver served more than 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is a Los Alamos resident and Los Alamos National Laboratory employee. He served in a variety of positions in a long and distinguished career. Carver was wounded four times in action in Vietnam serving as a radioman in an infantry company.
    Deacon Michael Irving, from the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church of Los Alamos, will deliver the invocation and benediction.

  • Tickets to a land of chocolate are available for $20, from the Betty Ehart Senior Center — and the trip is scheduled for Nov. 10.
    The annual Festival of Chocolate will be from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. to benefit local senior and youth programs.
    The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization and Champions of Youth Ambitions have teamed together for the fundraiser.
    “We could not do this event without volunteers,” said Pauline Powell Schneider, LARSO director. “The seniors who come that night to serve, welcome and support the event; people we work with regularly, like Los Alamos Retirement Community and the Medical Center, are very supportive of the event and they have kitchens with creative chefs who are happy to donate chocolate treats for our festival.”
    Through the efforts of Los Alamos MainStreet and a variety of local business, the long-term tradition of the Festival of Chocolate will kick off a weeklong event called, The Festival of Trees.
    Holiday trees, available by silent auction are unveiled annually during the Festival of Chocolate, when the bid sheets officially go up and Chef Michael Mason’s homemade hot cocoa begins to pour.

  • For several years, the Los Alamos Photography Club has offered a place for photography enthusiasts to not only learn more about photo techniques, but to also hone their skills.  
    Now, there’s another group that will help photographers take the next step and learn about Adobe products and digital photo processing. The Adobe Users Group, founded by Doug Coombs and Kenneth Hanson, will focus on the program Adobe Lightroom, as well as Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop elements.
    The group is currently accepting new members and will meet from 7-9 p.m. at the Fuller Lodge Art Center, the first Tuesday of every month, with the first meeting scheduled for Nov. 6. There is no charge to join the group.
    Coombs said putting the group together is a joint effort between the Los Alamos Photography Club and the Los Alamos Adobe Users Group.
    Although the two groups focus on photography and photo techniques, Coombs wants everyone to know that they are separate.
    “The (photo) club is more software agnostic. We focus on how to do photos and print photos,” Coombs said. Despite the fact that his time will now be divided amongst the two groups, he said that the photo club still intends to host the annual photo show.

  • Oct. 11: A girl, Ellese Lambson, born to Jenny and Britton Lambson
    Oct. 13: A girl, Brandyn Aliyah Trujillo, born to Anna and David Trujillo
    Oct. 14: A boy,  Ethan Jake Baca, born to Jareen S. White and Justin K. Baca
    Oct. 15: A girl, Grace Qianyun Zhang, born to Shuhong Sheng and Ruifeng Zhang
    Oct. 16: A girl,Eden Grace Carson, born to Courtney and Jules Carson
    Oct. 22: A girl, Zarah Faith Dominguez, born to Kayla Ortega and Frank Dominguez
    Oct. 25: A boy, Noah Cicilio Martinez, born to Jackie Montoya and Christopher Martinez