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Today's Features

  • The following births were reported at Los Alamos Medical Center:

    • Nov. 18: A boy, Christian Palomino Rodriguez, born to Arcenia Palomino and Mario Rodriguez
    • Nov. 20: A boy, Isaiah Lucas Wheat, born to Amanda and Michael Wheat
    • Nov. 26:  A boy, Wriston Thomas Crowell, born to Katharine and Michael Crowell
    • Nov. 30: A boy, Damian Demytri Whittaker, born to Claudine A. Martinez and Jess M. Whittaker
    • Dec. 1: A girl, Hannah Joy Salazar, born to Lenny and David Salazar
    • Dec. 5: A girl, Cora Evan Martinez, born to Rachael and Jeremy Martinez
    • Dec. 6: A girl, Mia Aliana Garcia, born to Dolores and Tony Garcia

  • 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, lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    Thank you to the community of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Monitor staff for the outstanding support you give to the animals lovingly cared for in the shelter.

    DOGS

    Misty — Border Collie-mix, medium-size female. Was found protecting a small dog from the cold. Young, cute and friendly.

  • Jan. 15-21, 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
    BESC closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Mac users
    8:45        Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30        Lunch: Pork chop
    1 p.m.        Bingo
    7 p.m.    Bridge

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome. Come Join the Family.

  • What’s with the icons? — G. P.

    In the Orthodox Church icons are not only suggested, they are required. “Icon” is Greek for “image.” We call icons “windows into heaven,” in that they lead the mind and heart to the contemplation of heavenly things.
    We believe that since the second person of the Trinity, Jesus Christ became incarnate, we must proclaim Him and that fact to the world in word, image and deed.
    One goal of the life in Christ is maintaining a moment-to-moment relationship with him.
    Iconography assists in this effort. Much of our theology originates in Hebrew theology and it is no different with icons.

  • Elvis fans were flocking to Australia's annual festival celebrating the King of Rock and Roll. Hundreds boarded a special train in Sydney Friday to travel to the event.

  • Today
    There will be a poetry gathering at Mesa Public Library at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 3 of the Mesa Public Library. Bob Cowan will talk on “Land Records.” The public is invited.  For more information, call Jodie Frye at 662-3381.

     Join PPEC and the Reel Deal for the New Mexico showing of 2012’s Backcountry Film Festival. The festival shows short films about human-powered snow sports, with a variety of scenery. 7 p.m. at the Reel Deal, $10 at the door.

  • In recognition of  events over the past 100 years of New Mexico statehood, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts will open an exhibit of furniture and tinwork created by the Civilian Conservation Corp participants on March 23.
    These men were stationed at the Bandelier National Monument, Frijoles Canyon Camp #815 from the years of 1933-1942.
    The museum is searching for the names of the men who created the furniture and tinwork during that time.  
    Many of those who made the furniture and tinwork at the camp continued to use those skills throughout their lifetime and passed them on to their family members.

  • Below is a complete list of those who received 2012 Community Asset Awards

    • Jennifer Hanson Bartram          
    • Barbara Blair          
    • Dawn Brown
    •Elizabeth Brug          
    • Erin Burr         
    • Don Casperson
    • Marc Clay          
    • Tom Courtney          
    • Jean Dewart
    • Alison Dorries          

  • Art openings

    Act I Gallery presents “Seasons of the Rio Grande,” a solo exhibition by Ken Daggett. There will be an opening reception from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday at the gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. The show will continue through Feb. 17.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art presents an exhibition celebrating the significance of the L.A. art scene from post-World War II year through the 60s and 70s. Artists included are John Baldessari, Judy Chicago, Richard Diebenkorn, Guy Dill, Sam Francis and Edward Ruscha. The show opens Jan. 27 and continues through Feb. 17. A public reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the gallery, 435 S. Guadalupe St.