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Today's Features

  • Feb. 13-19, 2011
    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    
    8:30 a.m.    Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    9:30 a.m.    Spanish lesson
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken sandwich

  • 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.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    Don’t forget our two-for-one, $35 Cat-a-Palooza adoption event is still going on for a limited time.
     
    Cats

  • The Kingdom of Bhutan, or the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is a small landlocked country bordered by Tibet on the north and northwest and surrounded by northern India.
    High Himalayan peaks form the western and northern boundaries and Bhutan’s elevation ranges from 100 to 7,541 m. In fact, Gangkhar Puensum, on the disputed border with China and the country’s highest point, is widely recognized as the world’s highest unclimbed peak.

  • Ten year-old Cade Allen Cummins was the center of attention recently at a special Court of Honor. Pack 27 Cub Scouts and the Great Southwest Council of Boy Scouts of America convened on Jan. 24 to award the distinguished Certificate of Merit to Cummins for his bravery.  

  • Wesley Skidmore was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor on Dec. 26.  Skidmore is a member of Boy Scout Troop 422 sponsored by the White Rock Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    Special guests at the ceremony included Skidmore’s three older brothers Bradley, Gregory and Jeffrey Skidmore, who are also Eagle Scout recipients.  Skidmore’s paternal grandfather, Edward Skidmore, was a special speaker at the ceremony on the theme, “A Century of Values.”

  • At the White Rock Senior Center members and guests are always greeted with a cup of coffee and a treat.
    This simple act of hospitality sets the tone for that person’s experience in the center.
    Those who visit can enjoy their snack in the chat room with 621 other members and guests that frequented the 283 square foot space last year. That equals 5,241 times.

  • When we don’t forgive, it can hurt us. At 6:07 p.m. Sunday evening, during Contemporary Worship at Trinity on the Hill Espiscopal Church, Father Colin Kelly will begin a three-session teaching series about forgiveness and the healing impact it can have in our lives.
    Grudges, hurt feelings and thoughts of vengeance, when nurtured over a long period of time, can lead to serious health problems. Mayoclinic.com mentions some of these health problems: stress, higher blood pressure, depression, anxiety or hostility, substance abuse, even chronic pain.

  • 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 is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com.  Bruce Kuenzel, Pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

  • Art receptions

    “Art of Love,” featuring work by Nikki Bustos, Cruz Lopez and Toby Morfin opens Feb. 11. A reception will be from 6-9 p.m. at the Bond House Museum in Española.

  • 1.  “The Secret Life of Bees,” Sue Monk Kidd
    2.  “Anathem,” Neal Stephenson
     3.  “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” Garth Stein
    4.  “The Constitution of the United States, The National Center for Constitutional Studies,” ed.
     5.  “When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times,” Pema Chodron
    6.  “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” Jamie Ford
    7.   “Arsenals of Folly,”