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Today's Features

  •  Otowi Station, Los Alamos Rotary Club and Self-Help, Inc., are partnering to provide free books to 500 local disadvantaged schoolchildren. 

    The books will 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.

    Members of the community can buy a copy of a book at Otowi Station Bookstore and Los Alamos Rotary Club will match the purchase with a second book.

  •  The Harrell House of Natural Oddities will bring some of the world’s most unusual creatures to Pajarito Environmental Education Center at 6:30 p.m. July 10, as part of PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings series.  

    The program is free for PEEC members and $10 per family for non-members.

    The Harrell House is a family-run business based in Santa Fe, and dedicated to educating the public about arthropods.  

    They travel the country putting on insect shows and will bring their critters to PEEC. Their collection includes tarantulas, scorpions, centipedes, crabs and more.

  •  Ten  students have been awarded the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation scholarship. Each student selected demonstrated a balance of academic excellence, extracurricular participation and community service throughout their high school career. The winners have each selected an educator of distinction — an education professional that had a positive impact on the student’s time in the Los Alamos Public Schools.  

  •  The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite 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 microchipped.

     

    DOGS

    Cessna— Roamer from the airport. Golden Retriever-mix. Shy, but seems sweet and submissive. Will be available for adoption after vet appointment Tuesday. 

  • La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss “Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties” 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 audio tapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available. Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.

  •  July 1-7

    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

    9:30-11:30 a.m. Bridge class

  •  Army Spec. Kyle L. Hoff has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    Hoff is the son of Teresa Hoff of Escalon, Calif. and Alan Hoff of Albuquerque.

    He is a 2003 graduate of Los Alamos High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2008 from Jacksonville State University, Ala.

     

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    Laura Inkret, of Los Alamos, graduated from Fort Lewis College April 28, 2012. She received a bachelor’s degree exercise science-physiology option.

     

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

     

    June 16: A boy, Sean Easton Powell, born to Janet Lovato and Dennis Powell

    June 19: A girl, Melody Delilah Archuleta, born to Jordan Archuleta and Jesus Andujo
    June 21: A girl, Leia Lin, born to Zhuang Yang and Shizeng Lin
    June 22: A boy, DeAndre Juan Vigil, born to Debbie Aguilar and Derek Vigil
    June 26: A girl, Ava Taylor Martinez, born to Taylor and J.P. Martinez

  • Bomb Squads from across the U.S. wrangled their bomb squad robots at the sixth annual Robot Rodeo beginning Tuesday, June 19 at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Eight teams participated in the three-day competition that featured 12 events. The Laboratory — along with Sandia National Laboratories, the Region II International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, REMOTEC, U.S. Technical Working Group and QinetiQ — sponsor the Robot Rodeo. This year's winner, the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office.

  • Assets Coordinator, Bernadette Lauritzen met with the Betty Ehart Senior Center Director, Pauline Powell Schneider and some volunteers from the Cookies and Conversation program recently. The team discussed the benefits of the program, ways it could be improved and strategies for next year. Those wishing to volunteer to have lunch with middle and high school students can call 661-4846 for more details. Seniors are members of the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program).