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Today's Features

  • Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year … Assets Month!
    My hope is that you’ll continue to build Assets all month long and in a variety of ways.
    The biggest day on the calendar this week is Friday. On Friday, we ask that you wear a college or military T-shirt to demonstrate where you or a family member received their lifelong learning.
    In addition to that, I ask that you email me a picture or post in on the Assets In Action Facebook page. Last year, I had the pleasure of running around town and snapping photos of county employees, University of New Mexico-Los Alamos employees, school staff, senior citizens and more all supporting Assets throughout the day.
    This year, I have to work on Friday and won’t have the opportunity to enjoy a really great visual throughout the day.
    Our email address is AssetsInAction@att.net or you can text the photo to 505-695-9139.
    I already know that UNM-LA, Los Alamos County and a handful of schools are excited to participate once again.
    On Tuesday, local businesses will also begin supporting our program with our annual Change for Change campaign. While in the past only two locations have collected, this year many local businesses are supporting the Assets by collecting your spare change.

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    Along with the advent of the 2014-2015 school year arrived a wave of fresh faces, not just among the student body, but also the staff. Last year, retirees of Los Alamos High School left the district and the school board wondering who would fill the empty slots. However, their uncertainty soon transformed into firm decision when capable and qualified applicants arrived. Christine Engelbrecht, a comparative world literature teacher, is one out of the group of recently hired individuals. 

    Engelbrecht attended high school at Norman North High School in Oklahoma. 

    She received an associate’s degree in liberal studies from Oklahoma City community college in liberal arts and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in language arts education. 

    Engelbrecht graduated Magna Cum Laude with highest honors. 

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    Antonia Batha, of Los Alamos, was named to the Dean’s List at Union College for the 2013-14 academic year. Batha is majoring in women’s studies and a 2013 graduate of Los Alamos High School.

     

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    Yuan-Yen Tai, a resident of Los Alamos, was among nearly 5,000 students who graduated from the University of Houston in the spring 2014 semester. Tai graduated with a Ph.D. in physics.

     

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    Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2014

    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.

    September is National
    Senior Center Month

    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY

    BESC closed Labor Day
    TUESDAY

    8:45 a.m. Variety training

    10 a.m. Computer users group

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    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:

    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends.

    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of your favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs currently in foster care. 

    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, email 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 bethluth.com. The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, 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
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.
    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.
    The Christian Church
    92 East Road, 662-6468, lachristian.org. 9-10 a.m. Sunday school; 10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Doug Partin, Assoc. Rev. Ben Partin.
    Christian Science
    1725 17th St. 662-5057.
    Church of Christ

  • HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her infant daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundry.
    Every month, Mitchell would trek to a local laundromat and take advantage of Laundry Love, a growing faith-driven movement that helps those who are homeless, or financially struggling by washing their dirty clothes for free.
    Amid the comforting routine of fluffing and folding, volunteers befriend their patrons and often find ways to help that go beyond free soap and quarters.
    Mitchell, for example, now has a job and place to live after the Laundry Love volunteers pooled their money to help her family rent a starter apartment. They have also watched her daughter Jessica grow from a newborn to a curly-haired toddler.
    “You’re not just checking a box to give a donation. You’re spending the whole evening with these people and getting your hands dirty and it’s intimate — you’re doing people’s laundry,” said LuzAnna Figueroa, who volunteers at the group’s Huntington Beach chapter and has grown close to Mitchell and her daughter.

  • Today
    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.

    Authors Speak Series: T. Jackson King. 7 p.m. at the upstairs rotunda of the Mesa Public Library. King will talk about his books, which include a wide range of genres in the realm of science fiction, fantasy and horror.

    The Zone is now open after school, 3-5 p.m. weekdays. It’s open to all school age kids, and a relaxed attitude to noise applies, so if kids want to listen to music, watch a video, or chat with friends, nobody’s going to come by and say “Hush.” All other library policies apply.

  • HOPE Pregnancy Center is hosting “A Night of Laughs,” a fundraising event featuring comedian Mike Williams. A silent raffle and dessert gala will round out the evening. Williams’ will be there with a blend of stand up and musical comedy and clean fun. The evening starts at 6 p.m. Sept. 8, at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road. The event is free to the public.
    HOPE Pregnancy Center is a Christian nonprofit committed to supporting those facing unplanned pregnancies by providing information and education, as well as material resources. HOPE also offers free pregnancy tests, parent mentoring and post-abortion support. All services are free and confidential.
    For more information about HOPE or “A Night of Laughs,” call 662-2300.  

  • Over the years, there have been a number of Christian rock bands that have graced New Mexico stages.
    One of them will be in Los Alamos County next week.
    The White Rock Baptist Church will host a concert by Christian Rock band Everfound.
    Youth Pastor Jesse Mark said he has made it part of his ministry to get kids and their families listening to positive music. He has been working with middle school and high school students for five years.
    The “Welcome Back to School” music evening encourages youth and their parents to enjoy music together. The show starts at 6 p.m. Sept. 6, however the community is urged to come early and take part in other activities available, including tailgating, games and gift card giveaways from local sponsors (Morning Glory Bakery, Smith’s, Daniel’s Café and CB Fox, among others).
    Mark said many of the area churches will also be involved in the festivities to offer a true community feel to the event.