Today's Features

  • 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.

    Poncho — Thirteen-pound, older neutered male blond Chihuahua/Dachshund-mix. Surrendered because family is moving. Housebroken, good with dogs. Gentle little guy who needs a loving home. No health issues.

  • Selecting and preparing foods that are low in sugar, fat and sodium can be a challenge for people with diabetes.
    The Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service, in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, will offer a series of free cooking classes for diabetes sufferers, their family members or caretakers.
    Kitchen Creations will meet from 5-8 p.m. every Thursday for four weeks, beginning March 8, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Parish Hall, 3700 Canyon Road.  

  • Feb. 12-18, 2012
    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

    8:30, 10 a.m.    Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Barbecue bonanza
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10:30 a.m.    AARP Board mtg.

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

    • Dec. 7: A boy, Amari Isaiah Anthony Salazar, born to Eryana Herrera
    • Dec. 29: A girl, Halo Grace Baca, born to Raeanne and Johnny Baca
    • Jan. 6: A boy, Jonathan Leroy Wehner, born to Craig and Rachel Wehner
    • Jan. 10: A boy, Dylan Curtis Cunningham, born to Kelsey and Christopher Cunningham
    • Jan. 10: A boy, Deaglan William Lloyd Greshman, born to Jennifer and Cheylan Gresham
    • Jan. 12: A boy, Markus Haarten Henzl, born to Daniela and Vladimir Henzl
    • Jan. 13: A boy, Logan Avery Dobra, born to Angela and Nenad Dobra
    • Jan. 13: A girl, Kendelle Brooke Martinez, born to Andrea and John Martinez

  • Aubrie Powell of Los Alamos has been named to the 2011 fall semester dean’s list at Ohio Wesleyan University. To qualify for Dean’s List recognition, Ohio Wesleyan students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in all applicable classes. Ohio Wesleyan University is located in Delaware, Ohio.


    Jenny Tumas of Los Alamos was among seven Clemson University students who attended the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States Biennial Conference held in Ottawa, Canada.

  • Vera Gallagher has painted china for 30 years. She demonstrated her skills last month at the Martin Luther King Day event, sponsored by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and RSVP.

  • Love is in the air for those celebrating Valentine’s Day a bit early. But don’t fret, there’s music for couples and singles alike at Fuller Lodge.
    Local pianist Juanita Madland will perform a concert at 7 p.m. to benefit the Los Alamos Arts Council. The proceeds will help with funding for the programs and events that the Arts Council brings to Los Alamos.

  • 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 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.

  • Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church will host the second service in a series on bullying. The event will begin with a free dinner at 5:15 p.m. Sunday. The topic is, “Sometimes to handle a bully, we need our strongest ally, who is Jesus.”
    The third service will be Feb. 26, when the topic will cover how to get help for yourself and the person who is doing the bullying.

  • Neighbors and friends of White Rock Presbyterian Church are invited to join with members to celebrate Valentine’s Day and enjoy a chalupa supper, during which the new interim  pastor, Rev. Dr. Harry Cole, will be introduced.
    Cole  began his interim ministry with WRPC on Nov. 27 after serving as an interim pastor in about 10 other congregations around the nation.  Most recently, Cole was interim pastor at  Westminster Church of Roswell.
    St. Valentine’s Day is a traditional occasion honoring sweethearts, married couples and all who celebrate the love of Christian fellowship.
    Marriage is a sacrament of the church and  love is a passion of the heart, the symbol of St. Valentine’s Day.