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Today's Features

  • Jacob Torrez, left,  and Easton Langdon have created Soapy Boys Car Wash in White Rock. The pair travel to homes washing vehicles with prices ranging from $7-$12 and services with names of PO’ Boy, Brown bag or Filthy Boy. The youth supply everything but the water and hose and can be reached at 505-709-0518 (Jake) and 505-414-1747. They often travel on their bicycles and even had professional matching shirts made.

  • Welcome to Assets month. That’s right, the month of August will be proclaimed Asset building month for 2012.
    The Los Alamos County Council will issue a formal proclamation at their meeting Aug. 7.
    The truth is, a lot of hard work goes into this program and to have the work recognized by the County Council, means a great deal.
    This work is a combined effort of both the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and runs throughout the community.
    We do a lot of work with Los Alamos Public Schools, and for that I am grateful. This year, we will have Asset Ambassadors at each site, with a variety of resources at their fingertips for staff and families.

  • The Book of My Very Own campaign is halfway to its goal and will end Aug. 1.
    Otowi Station, Los Alamos Rotary Club and Self-Help, Inc., are partnering to provide free books to 500 local disadvantaged schoolchildren.
    The books will be 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.
    “We’ve been delighted with the response so far,” said Ellen Ben-Naim, children’s book buyer at Otowi Station Bookstore.

  • Esta Lee Albright will give an interactive talk on her work with orphaned sea otters in California at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The talk is free for Pajarito Environmental Education Center members and $5 per family for non-members.
    Albright will discuss some of the problems and challenges that arise when wild animal habitats intersect with human habitats, and what happens when an animal species needs help. Albright was a volunteer “otter mom” for 14 years in the sea otter rehabilitation program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which was one of the first centers to raise a wild orphan sea otter successfully.  

  • The Spanish Colonial Arts Society announces the receipt of a grant from the Harry Chapin Foundation to support the educational programs of the society, according to Donna Pedace, executive director of the society.
    The grant from the Harry Chapin Foundation will be used to support the Arts Outreach Program, which is a school-based program where the society sends Spanish Market artists into the local public schools to teach hands-on art workshops to either fourth or seventh grade students.
    These workshops are scheduled at the request of individual schools and teachers and, for many, these are the only art classes the students receive.

  • Kiwanis awarded Erin Burr a scholarship. She will attend Colorado State University in Fort Collins and will study dance and health, with a focus on exercise science. Burr participated in Dance Arts Los Alamos since she was three years old and performed in several performances of “The Nutcracker.” She also served on the United Way Youth Team and Los Alamos Youth Leadership. Pictured left to right are: Thomas Burr, Lynn Finnegan, Erin Burr and Kiwanis Second Vice President Karen Kendall.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on site 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 micro chipped. Visitor guides: Between 4-6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will be at the shelter to give potential adopters personal introductions to the adoptable animals.

    DOGS
    Coqueta — Six-year-old spayed female Retriever/Chow-mix surrendered. Good with adults and gentle children. Has been an outdoor dog.

  • July 29-Aug. 4
    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
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken kabob
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Spaghetti with meat sauce
    7 p.m.    Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

    WEDNESDAY

  • Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    • July 14: A girl, Laine Genevieve Gauss, born to Casey and Adam Gauss
    • July 16: A boy, Okn’E Oyegee Vigil, born to Noelle and Agoyo Vigil
    • July 17: A boy, James Russell Aldaz, born to Yoshabelle and James Aldaz
    • July 19: A girl, Natalie Sue Whitehead, born to Samantha and Jared Whitehead
    • July 20: A boy, Andrew Eddie Archuleta, born to Amy and Alex Archuleta

  • Suzanne M. Birdsell of Los Alamos, has been named to second honors on the Clark University dean’s list.
    This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the spring 2012 semester.
    To be eligible for second honors, students must have a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.79, of a maximum of 4.3.