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Today's Features

  • LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just 10 weeks after her star-studded, made-for-TV wedding, reality starlet Kim Kardashian filed for divorce Monday from NBA player Kris Humphries, citing irreconcilable differences.

    "I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision," said the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star in a statement. "I had hoped this marriage was forever but sometimes things don't work out as planned."

  • Oct. 31-Nov. 5
    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 plus exercise
    9:45 a.m.    Matter of balance class
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Meatloaf
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY

    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Barbecue chicken thigh

  • 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, www.lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    We have a new color-coding system to help you select your perfect new family member. Check it out.
    Two for the price of one. This is an opportunity to double your feline pleasure. Also, we will not adopt out black cats until Nov. 7.

    Cats

    Two for the price of one. A great opportunity to double your feline pleasure.

  • Junior or senior students in need of community service to bolster their college or summer employment applications are being sought.
    The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is looking for interested students to make phone calls at a telethon hosted from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 7-17.
    Students will work in a call center with adult supervision for several hours in the evening over a two week period.
    They will call parents of elementary, middle and high school students from within the school district.
    Student volunteers will be expected to show up as scheduled and to conduct themselves with dignity and maturity.

  • With the help of State Farm, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board took a small idea and started to make it happen at Los Alamos Middle School.
    Last November, former JJAB coordinator Debbie Gill and Los Alamos Middle School teacher Stephanie Krantz had a conversation that sparked a plan.
    Gill, who currently serves on the Board of Self Help and the Planning and Zoning Commission, has a 35-year history of working to develop community and youth.
    “I believe Stephanie and I first brainstormed projects during a neighborhood book club meeting. We talked for two hours about how to establish more hands on experiences for kids,” Gill said.

  • Twisted fairy tales are in vogue: NBC’s new series, “Grimm” and ABC’s, “Once Upon a Time” attest to the trend.
    Coincidentally, Los Alamos Light Opera is presenting “Into the Woods,” a modern Broadway musical that takes simple, well-known fairy tales and twists them into something a bit darker, more like the original Grimm fairy tales, and then finds resolution.
    The only frequently recorded song from the show, “You Are Not Alone,” tells  how to get through the darkness and the whims of the woods.

  • On Oct. 25 Mountain School celebrated the completion of “Learning Landscapes,” a project made possible by funding from Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.  Mountain School was awarded a $3,000 grant from LAPSF this spring and used the funds to build nine garden boxes on the lower playground area.  
    The garden boxes are next to the kindergarten through second grade classrooms and provide an opportunity for an outdoor classroom experience. This project has helped beautify the playground and allowed students to learn about planting, landscaping, water conservation and many other areas of botany and ecology through hands-on learning experiences.  

  • Mary Ann and Phil Stroud of Los Alamos are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Katie to Matt Majarian, son of Will and Lynn Majarian of Kennett Square, Pa. The couple was united in marriage on Aug. 6, 2011.
    The ceremony was presided over by Fr. John Carney at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.  The reception was celebrated at Hyde Park Lodge following the ceremony.  
    The bride chose her friend, Marielle Remillard, as her maid of honor and her sisters Sophia Stroud and Gina Stroud and friend Lauren Jarocha, as bridesmaids.
    The groom chose his friend Ted Chelis, as his best man and his brothers Jeff Majarian and Tim Majarian and brother-in-law David Stroud as his groomsmen.

  • 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 www.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!
     
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

  • “Why do we call Noah’s big boat an ‘ark’ because there is also the ‘ark’ of the covenant?” — Hunter

    Your question opens the lid on an interesting discussion concerning boxes, boats and baskets.
    To get to the bottom of it, you have to consider the meaning of various words in at least four different languages — Hebrew, Greek, Latin and English.
    In the Hebrew Bible, there are three different words to explore. The one most commonly used for “ship” (such as the vessel Jonah sailed in) appears often.
    A second, more specific term, used only twice, refers to Noah’s boat and to the basket used to float Moses on the Nile River.