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Today's Features

  • Students who will be enrolled in medical school for the fall 2011 semester are invited to apply for scholarship funds.
    Students are eligible to apply if they are residents of Los Alamos County or have spent the majority of their lives as residents of Los Alamos County.
    Applicants are required to write a letter about their medical school background, fill out a scholarship application form and send an official copy of their undergraduate and medical school transcripts
    Completed applications must be received by Dr. Frederica Smith’s office by Aug. 15, 2011. Contact Dr. Frederica E. Smith, Los Alamos Medical Center, 3917 West Road, Los Alamos, N.M. 87544 or call 662-9400 for forms and information.

  • Join PEEC and Dorothy Hoard on Saturday for a guided tour of Canyon de Valle in Los Alamos.
    This free hike will begin at 9 a.m. and will last for about five hours, though participants may hike only as far as they wish and return any time. 
    For four years, a dedicated team of dendrophiles (tree-lovers) has been scouring Los Alamos for the biggest tree of each species that appears in the county.
    Depending on their preferred habitat, the biggest trees range in elevation from a hackberry along the Rio Grande in White Rock Canyon, to an aspen near the ridgeline of the mountains above town.

  • Today
    The June Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Call 412-9371 for more information.

    Thursday
    Girls Circle, for young women ages 14-18, will meet from noon-2 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, through July 7 at the Teen Center. Girls will use discussion and arts to voice ideas, concerns and interests. Refreshments will be served. Register online at lafsn.org.

    Los Alamos Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Those interested in the Lions Club should call Dennis Wulff at 672-9563 or email drwulff47@aol.com.

  • Madison Ahlers, daughter of Joan and Gary Ahlers, was recently awarded a Kiwanis scholarship. She will attend the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and study government and biology. She would someday like to be a helicopter pilot. Pictured left to right, Kiwanis President Fran Berting, Madison Ahlers and Joan Ahlers.

     

  • Class of ‘91 reunion

    The Los Alamos High School class of 1991 will have 20-year reunion events during June 24-26. For more information, visit http://www.classcreator.com/Los-Alamos-NM-1991, or contact Julie Gable at 602-320-8855.

    Volunteers needed

    Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is recruiting volunteers to help in the following areas: gardening, reading to individuals, leading a craft project, playing card or board games with residents, helping with Bingo, playing music or leading a sing-along session. Please call the Activities Director at 662-4300 for details. We’ll help you get started.

    Volunteer at Fuller Lodge

  • Pictured from left to right, Don Casperson, Kiwanian and Key Club Mentor; dad Devon Engleman; Key Club MemberTaylor Engleman; Key Club Member Morgan Vaughn; Randy and Nancy Vaughn (Morgan’s parents), and Morrie Pongratz. Each student received a check from Kiwanis. Vaughn will attend Arizona State University and Engleman will attend The University of New Mexico.

     

  • 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.
    Cats
    Stripe  — The latest addition to the cat room.  Often seen sunning near the window.  She is a big, gentle girl –  15.4 lbs.  What a sweetie.
    Missy — Another model in our ‘Gray Tabby’ line, Missy is a 4-year-old spayed lady who is attentive and loving.  She would prefer a quieter home environment, and will make a great companion – especially if sitting on laps is involved!  Loves chasing toys.

  • The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation awarded seven scholarships to members of the Class of 2011.
    The winners included Shannon Blair, Eli Chertkov, Morgan Vaughn, Taylor Engleman, Meghan Montoya, Keanna Cohen and Ellen Rabin.
    Each of the winners was selected based on criteria such as  academic achievement and service to the community and to the public schools. Following their selection, winners are asked to select an Educator of Distinction.
    The Educators of Distinction are those who had a significant impact on the winner’s development during their years at LAPS.
    For her Educator of Distinction, Blair chose Advanced Placement American Literature teacher, Catherine Purananda.

  • Award-winning mystery writer J. Michael Orenduff returns to Los Alamos Tuesday to sign his new Pot Thief mystery, “The Pot Thief Who Studied Escoffier,” at Otowi Station Bookstore.
    “We’re delighted to offer two signing sessions on Tuesday,” said Peggy Durbin, co-owner of Otowi Station. “Los Alamos readers like Mike, and Mike likes Los Alamos readers.”
    Orenduff will sign his book between noon-2 p.m. and again from 6-7:30 p.m.

  • The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will host a Flag Day ceremony Tuesday at its lodge, located at 1600 Trinity Drive.
    The ceremony is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Hot dogs, chips, potato salad and pie will be served following the ceremony. The public is invited to attend the ceremony.
    Flag Day was signed into law by president Harry Truman in 1949. It commemorates the day the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States of America in 1777.
    The BPOE provides services to local communities through programs that support veterans and youth.
    For more information on Tuesday’s event, visit the group’s website, www.elks.org.