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Today's Features

  • 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.”

  • Next Saturday, Los Alamos-area dogs and their people will gather at Chamisa Elementary in White Rock for a bit of exercise and to raise money for canines and felines, alike.
    The Dog Jog, sponsored by the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter will kick off at 9 a.m., with registration at 8 a.m. April 16. The annual event has been held for the past 13 years, with 2011 marking its 14th year.  The Dog Jog is open to adults or children and their canine companions and is comprised of either a 5k run, or a two-mile walk.
    “You don’t have to be speedy,” said FOS past president Wendee Brunish. “Those who want to run can run, and those who want to walk can walk.”

  • Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series featuring the newest additions to the Living Treasures.
     
    On April 17 William “Bill” Chambers, Morris “Morrie” Pongratz and Stephanie Sydoriak will be recognized and honored as the newest members of Living Treasures of Los Alamos. The ceremony and reception, sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank, will begin at 2 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The public is invited to attend.

    William “Bill” H. Chambers

  • 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
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, www. bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist