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Today's Features

  • The Los Alamos Middle School Green Team celebrated the school board’s approval of an agreement for a community garden and greenhouse. The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the Family YMCA oversee the Los Alamos Youth Food Project, which is sponsored by a grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board.

  • Assets 30 and 31 top the list week as we look at responsibility and restraint.
    These may be two very perfect assets to look at just prior to spring break.
    First of all, you must show restraint in not eating all of the Girl Scout cookies that you purchase.
    It is however, the responsible thing to do, to buy the rest of these Girls Scout cookies while shopping at Smith’s, and get these young ladies back to their normal activities.
    Several times during the last week, I’ve had conversations with other parents about the need to let kids experience things in life, that later make them responsible adults.
    Sometimes you have to give kids the keys to the castle and see what they will do with them.

  • Wednesday
     Campbell’s is offering an incentive for the month of March. For every five Campbell’s soup labels Ponderosa Montessori collects, they will get 100 extra points. Soup labels should be dropped off at Ponderosa Montessori, 304 Rover Blvd., by March 28.

    The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a community discussion in Room 1 of the Mesa Public Library at 6:30 p.m. The discussion topic is: “Finding Truth: Are Science and Religion Compatible?” As a primer for the discussion, participants are encouraged to read two recent Huffington Post articles: “Science, religion incompatible?” and “The Fall of foolish faith,” both published March 9. All are welcome.

    Thursday

  • The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Assets in Action Cookies and Conversation event is held twice a month, on Monday. The program unites local senior citizens and students for lunch and conversation. Those wishing to volunteer or donate cookies for the event can call 661-4846.

  • Parents that have students in the Los Alamos Public Schools are invited to take the 2011-2012 Quality of Education Survey. The survey allows school districts and the Public Education Department to obtain input from parents for continuous improvement and to better educate students.
    To participate in the survey visit, 164.64.166.19/studentsurvey/SurveyFrame.asp, then go to the left side of the screen and click on the link, “Take a Survey.” Follow the directions and take the survey provided for your student(s) school(s).
    Hard copies of the survey will be provided at LAPS schools or may be obtained from the receptionist at the Los Alamos Public Schools Administration office. The survey will be active until May 1.
     

  • Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    Feb. 29: A boy, Riley Bernard Abney, born to Nicole Allison and Tyrell Abney
    March 3: A girl, Lily Christina Grace Nolen, born to Jacqueline and Blake Nolen
    March 5: A girl, Lisa Shaelyn Suazo, born to Channa Romeo and Shaun Suazo (siblings Jasmin and Shaun Jr.)
    March 7: A boy, Dylan Ryan Thomas Ortiz, born to Adrianna and Nathan Ortiz

  • John Fox, a Los Alamos High School graduate, has received his bachelor’s degree in mineral engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.
    He accepted a consultant position with Katanga Mining, Ltd. in Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Fox is the son of Doug and Linda Fox.

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    Jules Carson, of Los Alamos, earned a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering technology from Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y.
    Excelsior College is an accredited, private, nonprofit institution that focuses on the needs of working adults.
    Its primary mission is to increase access to a college degree for adult learners by removing obstacles to their educational goals.

  • Chamisa third and fourth graders performed the annual musical revue, focusing on Los Alamos history, before a packed audience March 15.
    Beginning with the first inhabitants, the ancient pueblo people, the program progressed forward in time featuring the conquistadores, the Hispanic settlers, the Santa Fe Trail and the Ranch School Boys.  
    Gen. Leslie Groves and J. Robert Oppenheimer took the stage with solos, as the workers, wives, children and the soldiers from the World War II era sang about their place on the Hill.
    Oppy and Groves sang about knowing “The World Would Never Be the Same Again.”  
    The musical ended with the workers of today’s Hill, celebrating the discoveries, technologies and missions of present-day.

  • Rotary says thanks

    On behalf of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, I would like to thank the community for its outstanding support of our third annual Crab Fest recently at Central Avenue Grill.  
    With the money raised, we will once again be able to give academic and vocational awards to high school students and we will begin construction this summer of the new memorial garden at Los Alamos High School, replacing the original, which was demolished during construction of the new buildings.

  • The Family YMCA is taking registrations for the March 31 First Aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification course. Classes are generally the first Saturday of each month and are taught by American Red Cross certified instructors.  They also offer Red Cross classes in babysitting and infant/child CPR.
    Participants age 13 and older that complete the course will receive American Red Cross certification. There is a maximum of 12 participants for each class.
    The class will be from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Y, March 31  and is open to the public. The cost is $80 for YMCA members and $110 for program members. The certificates are good for two years.