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Today's Features

  • NEW YORK (AP) — Disposables, cloth. Cloth, disposables. Fifty years after Procter & Gamble introduced affordable throwaway diapers, dubbing them Pampers, the battle over baby's bottom rages on.

    The brand brought on a revolution in baby care, obliterating safety pins, soaking pails and diaper delivery trucks. But reusables have been slowly inching back into the mainstream, with the predictable faceoff among parents choosing one or the other — though some families use both.

  • By Dr. Wendy Van Dilla, Naturopathic Physician

     

    Many of my patients come for help with their allergy symptoms.  They have

    tried lots of over the counter and prescription drugs, allergy shots,

    de-sensitization therapies, herbal formulas, homeopathic remedies,

  • Con Alma Health Foundation is accepting proposals for its 2011 Small Grant Cycle.
    The Foundation’s Small Grant Cycle awards grants of up to $15,000 each to nonprofit organizations serving residents of New Mexico. Priority consideration is given to proposals that demonstrate strong collaborative relationships and address systemic change rather than direct services. Applications are due June 1.
    Grant investments will address key findings and recommendations made in the Foundation’s report, “Closing the Health Disparity Gap in New Mexico: A Roadmap for Grant making,” which is based on statistics provided by New Mexico government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

  • A group of 15 students from Los Alamos High School attended the Family Career Community Leaders of America State Leadership meeting last month in Albuquerque.
    FCCLA is a national student organization that is dedicated to equipping young men and women to become leaders while making a difference in the lives of families, careers, and communities across the nation by addressing important personal, work and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education.
    The following students excelled in their respective S.T.A.R. events, developing skills through practical applications:
    Destiny Velasquez and Maria Trujillo — Focus on Children — Bronze Medal
    Amanda Ponce and Katie Turner — Crudites Tray —Silver Medal

  • Thirty children participated in the Los Alamos County Library’s annual Battle of the Books competition on March 18. Battle of the Books is a statewide program in which children are invited to read books from a designated list of recommended titles selected by librarians across the state, and then participate in a competition testing their knowledge of the material. The competition encourages children to read quality literature from a variety of genres and learn how to compete as a team in a quiz-bowl format.
    Winners received a certificate of participation and an autographed book. The Friends of the Library provided sponsorship for the event.

  • This week at the Youth Activity Center:
     Monday — Birthday board
    Tuesday — Team foosball
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Surprise snack
    Friday — UNO and other
    card games.
    Membership is free and open to third through eighth graders.
    For more information, call 662-9412 or 672-1565.
    The Youth Activity Center is a progam of the Los Alamos Family council.

  • April 10-16, 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: Fish        

    1 p.m.        Bridge
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

  • 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.  
    We get lots of roaming cats and dogs. Don’t assume your cat was a meal for a coyote. Check with the shelter and see if your best friend is bunking with us. Proof of rabies vaccination is required when claiming your pet.

    Cats

  • An opportunity to participate in a $20 reduced fee microchip clinic will be offered at the 2011 Dog Jog April 16. Veterinarians from the Animal Clinic of Los Alamos and Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital have donated their time and expertise to implant the microchips. The fee includes the registration of the microchip to a database that can be read by shelters and veterinary clinics throughout the United States. No sign is up required ahead of time, just stop by Chamisa School in White Rock from 9:00-10:30 am. The clinic is open to the public, even if you aren’t registered for the Dog Jog.

  • The flavor of the week is asset number 28, integrity, in the positive values category.
    An example of integrity is when a young person acts on their convictions and stands up for his or her beliefs. There’s a saying about integrity being what you do when no one is looking. I apologize for not being able to find the speaker of these words, even in the wide world of the Web.
    I did find another good one on my quest, from former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson. Whether you agree with his politics or not, you might find the following quote interesting. “If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.”