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Today's Features

  • Despite New Mexico’s low rankings among the states when it comes to child well-being and education, studies have shown that children who participate in after school programs offered by the National Dance Institute of New Mexico have markedly higher reading, math and science scores along with displaying better physical fitness and eating habits than their peers.
    Based on New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) test score data for 4th through 7th grade students who participated in NDI New Mexico Advanced Training programs, those students had scores that ranged between 10 to 27 points higher than their peers in reading, math and science.
    The studies were conducted by the RMC Research Corporation (2005–2011) and the University of New Mexico’s Center for Education Policy Research (2011 to present), who NDI New Mexico contracts with to conduct independent, scientific evaluations of its programs. Data was collected from almost 31,000 students, more than 300 parents, 51 NDI New Mexico instructors, and more than 1,600 teachers and school administrators.
    “The arts have a unique power to motivate children by teaching them discipline, a standard of excellence and a belief in themselves which will carry over into all aspects of their lives,” said NDI New Mexico Executive Director Russell Baker.

  • Nicholas Mark Thoma, of Los Alamos, a freshman at Iowa State University, rant in top 2 percent in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

    Elizabeth Wendelberger, of Los Alamos, New Mexico, has been named to the dean’s list in the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering for
    outstanding scholarship during the Fall 2013 semester.

    Daniel Ahrens, a Los Alamos High School senior is participating in the American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program: “A Constitutional Speech Contest.” April 5-6 in Indianapolis, Ind.  

  • March 10 — A boy, Andrew Carr, a boy, born to Christy and Alan Carr
    March 11 — A boy, Daniel Gregory Isaacs, a boy, born to Elena and Greg Isaacs
    March 14 — A girl, Amayah Jae Martinez, a girl, born to Andrea and James Martinez
    March 16 — A girl, Eleanora Mae Hornung, a girl, born to Melissa and Brian Hornung
    March 20 — A boy, Jacob Timothy Pacheco, born to Sara and Tim Pacheco
    March 21 — A girl, Madelyne Whiteaker-Austin, born to Sommer Whiteaker and Warner Austin
    March 24 — A boy, Nicco Leon Celestino Manzanares, born to Joelyne and Desi Manzanares
     

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

  • Today

    Los Alamos Big Band free concert and dance. 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.

    The 19th Annual Los Alamos Photographers Show. Final day at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Art Gallery.

    “Sisters in Art — Sisters at Heart,” shows daily in the Portal Gallery of Fuller Lodge Art Center through April 26.

    Saturday
    DIY Natural Beauty Secrets by Lisa Bakosi. 1-3 p.m. In this hands-on class. Lisa will share her secrets to making beauty products using simple natural ingredients while also saving money. Class size is limited to accommodate the space, so register early. $20 for Co-op members and $25 for non-members.

    Bradbury Science Museum Cinema. 10 a.m. Short science films ranging in topics from microbes to aquifers to addiction. The education level of these videos can range from elementary age to adults, depending on the video chosen. Visit lanl.gov/museum/events/calendar.shtml for topics of interest.

  • 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. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., at 9:45 a.m. we have classes for every age — new to 90+ with coffee and doughnuts served in the Gathering Space for 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.

    Buddhist
    Kannon Zendo, 35 Barranca Road. kannonzendo.org. Henry Chigen Finney, 661-6874. Meditation in the Zen tradition will be offered Wednesday evenings at the Kannon Zendo in Los Alamos.

    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 Gospel of Mark will be performed by Jeff Favorite, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive. Favorite reprises his one-man production, which debuted in 2013.
    This performance has been shown in venues throughout New Mexico and Texas.
    Tickets are $5 and free for children under 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. with refreshments.  

  • “Does God have it in for wicked people? Does He want to damn them to hell for all the bad they have done?”—Brian
    The Bible makes it clear God is not happy about “wickedness.” He issued specific commands to keep it in check (Ex. 20:1ff). The writer of Proverbs told his readers what God abhors (Prov. 6:16-19).
    There were some pretty severe judgments upon wickedness in the Old Testament (e.g., Gen. 19; Josh. 7)
    The New Testament provides several lists of serious infractions (I Cor. 6:9-10; Gal. 5:19-21; Col. 3:5-9).
    This sort of behavior is clearly not what God intended for His highest creatures. He “hoped” for better, in a manner of speaking.
    But hear two other pertinent thoughts:
    First, God doesn’t relish the destruction of the “wicked people.”
    The Book says as much (Ezek. 18:23, 32). God has gone to unimaginable lengths to reach all people (the “world” of Jn. 3:16) in our brokenness, to rescue us from an eternity apart from Him (Rom. 1:17; 5:6-10; Eph. 2:4-10; I Tim. 2:4). He does not want any to perish (II Pet. 3:9).
    Indeed, Jesus did not come to condemn the world, rather, He came so that the world might be saved (Jn. 3:17-21).

  • Today
    “Race to Nowhere,” a film by LAHS student Tessa Snyder. 6:30 p.m. at UNM-LA Lecture Hall, building 2. Benefit showing and community discussion. A documentary film explaining the pressures faced by young people, teachers and parents in a pressure-cooker culture. Free, but any donations will go toward funding LAHS well-being projects.

    Authors Speak Series. Noted poets and publishers Veronica Golos and Andrea Watson. 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Rotunda.

    “Sisters in Art — Sisters at Heart,” shows daily in the Portal Gallery of Fuller Lodge Art Center through April 26.

    The 19th Annual Los Alamos Photographers Show. Daily through Friday at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Art Gallery.
    Friday
    Los Alamos Big Band free concert and dance. 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.
    Saturday
    DIY Natural Beauty Secrets by Lisa Bakosi. 1-3 p.m. In this hands-on class. Lisa will share her secrets to making beauty products using simple natural ingredients while also saving money. Class size is limited to accommodate the space, so register early. $20 for Co-op members and $25 for non-members.

  • Friends of the Shelter will participate in this month’s Posse Lodge Pancake Breakfast from 7-11 a.m. April 6. All proceeds for the breakfast will benefit Los Alamos’ Friends of the Shelter.
    The public will also have an opportunity to sign up for the Dog Jog at the early bird price of $20. Cost to sign up will be $25 the day of the race.
    Additionally, starting at 9 a.m. the shelter will have mobile adoptions and a Doggy Kissing Booth.
    This year, for the first time, the shelter are adding an “Ask the Trainer” table to get some personal training advice from Sue Barns, who trains dogs for Assistance Dogs of the West, and has co-authored the book “Training Your Diabetic Alert Dog.”
    Regular breakfast menu items consist of various flavors of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, juice and coffee.
    FOS will feature a silent auction of gift baskets donated by Zena Thomas and Best Buddy Baskets.
    Attendees can also visit with some of the shelter dogs who will be more than ready to meet and greet.
    Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for kids 10 years and younger.