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Today's Features

  • Yesterday I ate goldfish cheese crackers for breakfast. I think I carried my sandwich to several meetings until there was time around 2:30 p.m. to eat it. Welcome to May!
    All of the regular insanity is mixed with the increasing calamity of the rush at the end of the month.
    This is the time that I write down all of those good ideas — things that need to be done and things I am contemplating for the summer — or they will be lost in the shuffle and pile of papers that is accumulating on my kitchen counter.
    This may be the week of cereal for dinner or eating off paper plates so the kitchen can be clean when I go to bed at night.

  • Doug Shepherd’s mentors for Alpine climbing are proponents of “disaster style” alpinism, which led him to many failures on Alpine routes ranging from South America to Alaska. The Los Alamos Mountaineers will host Shepherd, who will present his most recent adventure in detail, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.
    “Given that every fool is bound to strike gold every now and again, my friend John Frieh and I recently completed a new route, ‘No Such Thing As A Bargain Promise’ on the Northeast face of Mt. Dickey in the Ruth Gorge in the Central Alaska Range,” Shepherd said.

  • Today
    The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. The speaker will be Dr. Catherine Plesko. The May 2012 field trip will be to the Ojo Caliente area on Saturday. The goup will meet at 7:50 a.m. in the Sullivan Field parking lot. They will visit the Joseph mine and a large pre-pueblo Native American site. Contact Paul Bradley at Ppbradpp@aol.com for more details.

    Wednesday
     GeekOut Game night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

  • An expert in the study of aeromonas bacteria, found in water, says the organism is common but rarely fatal. A grad student in Georgia, Aimee Copeland, is fighting for her life after the bacteria entered her body through a gash.

  • Editor’s note: In observance of Mother’s Day, students from Kati Steinberg’s second grade class at Piñon Elementary wrote letters, explaining why their moms are special.

     

  • Sophia Click of Los Alamos was recently awarded a scholarship in the amount of $500 by the Los Alamos Garden Club, in memory of Jeanne Nilsson, Daryl Jackson and June Warren. 

    Click will attend Knox College and plans to major in chemistry and minor in theater design.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home. 

    Happy Mother’s Day. Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love.

  • May 13-19

    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.

     

  • Senior division

    Senior mathematical 

    sciences

    Second place: Aniruddha S. Nadiga, Los Alamos High School, “Markets, Equilibrium and Fixed Point Theory”

  • Topper students showed up to enhance relationship and communication skills with Assets In Action during lunch recently. The teens will attempt to enhance their chances prior to try outs for positions in various groups.