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Today's Features

  • I’d like to stay on the topic of New Year’s Resolutions since the mood is right. Do you have any this year? Will you talk to your children about one?
    Making resolutions, sort of like building Assets doesn’t have to be some hard, unattainable without a lot of suffering goal.
    As a society we have made it about losing weight or traveling to Italy, but what if we modeled for our children just something that makes you better. You could help them create a pattern for life.
    What if your resolution was to try something new? How about read more books in 2015 or be more patient?
    I knew a Pastor named Danny Allen when every time you asked how are you, his answer would be, “Learning patience every day.”
    I was younger then and his words have resonated with me for more than 20 years.
    I also think in our society today, we get militantly angry so quickly when something doesn’t go our way.
    We’re becoming a TV murder-mystery generation, where we think everything should be solved and problems righted by the end of the hour.
    It makes me really think about the issue of bullying in our very own community. If such a large percent of students say on a random survey they are bullied, but don’t ever report it, or tell anyone that can help, why do you think that is?

  • The Los Alamos Art Council’s Brown Bag Performance Series presents a preview by Los Alamos Little Theater of “Murdered to Death,” by Peter Gordon.
    “Murdered to Death” is a hilarious spoof of the best Agatha Christie traditions, with an assembled cast of characters guaranteed to delight: Bunting the butler, an English Colonel with the prerequisite stiff upper lip, a shady French art dealer and his moll, bumbling local inspectors and a well meaning local sleuth who seems to attract murder - they’re all here, and all caught up in the side-splitting antics which follow the mysterious death of the owner of a country manor house. But will the murderer be unmasked before everyone else has met their doom, or will audiences die laughing first?
    The reading will be noon Wednesday in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge.
    “Murdered to Death” performances will be 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Jan. 16-31, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Jan. 25.
    Tickets at CB Fox or at the door prior to the show. Purchase tickets online at BrownPaperTickets.com.

  • 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, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.

    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.

    CATS

    Ellie — A 3-year-old, spayed, female, white with lovely calico markings. She is pretty, friendly, and good with adults, gentle children and most other cats. No dogs, please! Friends of the Shelter is getting her dental care updated, and she will be ready to come home with you.

  • Dec. 17: A girl, Alisson Ortega, born to Lorena Miramontes and Christian Ortega
    Dec. 18: A girl, Evelyn Jean Sena, born to Celsa and Paul Sena
    Dec. 20: A girl, Kecong Milan Liu, born to Chu Wang and Yue Liu
    Dec. 22: A boy, Ian Choi, born to Suyeong Hwang and Hongchul Choi

  • Jan. 4-10, 2015
    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
    SUNDAY
    2-4 p.m.    An afternoon at                 Downton Abbey Tea
    MONDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio        
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Salisbury steak
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Grilled chicken             breast
    1 p.m.         MindBody massage
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    LAVA quilters
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    10:45 a.m.    Music with Ruth

  • Saint Job Orthodox Parish will welcome its new pastor the Rev. Theophan Mackey this month. Father Theophan and his family will arrive early January to celebrate Nativity with the community on Jan. 6-7.  
    Services for the Feast of Nativity, celebrated according to the Julian Calender, will be: Vesperal Liturgy Tuesday evening beginning at 6 p.m. followed by Holy Supper and on Wednesday morning Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Nativity starting at 6:30 a.m. Services will be at 2270 39th St.
    Father Theophan is a graduate of Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania, where he earned a Masters of Divinity.  He is also a graduate of New Mexico State University. He most recently served as priest at Saint Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania.

  • 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

  • VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis made his New Year’s wish on Thursday: No more wars.
    Tens of thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Romans crowded into St. Peter’s Square for the pope’s first window appearance of 2015.
    Francis expressed “the wish that there will never be more wars.” He told the crowd that “peace is always possible. We must search for it.”
    He pointed to a sign in the crowd that said “Prayer is at the root of peace,” and said he agreed with that.
    Earlier, celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, he prayed for blessings for “the entire human family.” Francis also asked that God “grant peace in our day— peace in hearts, peace in families, peace among the nations.”

  • Jane Hite, 4, left and Charlotte Lay, also 4, enjoy Grace Lin’s book “Ling and Ting, Twice as Silly” at the Mesa Public Library, shortly after they wrapped up their own New Year’s celebration at the library for its “Noon Year’s Eve” family-friendly event, where the kids counted down to 12 noon to ring in the New Year.

  • Santa Fe
    Taqueria Agrelia, mobile — various locations
    Date inspected: Oct. 20
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    La Petite Academy, 1361 Rufina Circle
    Date inspected: Oct. 20
    Violations: One high-risk violation. Ambient thermometer not reading at proper temperature. Two moderate-risk violations. Trim seal coming off refrigerator. Particle build up around floor drain, sides of stoves, shelving, freezer and vents.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required on Oct. 31.

    Tacos y Mas, 1260 Siler Road
    Date inspected: Oct. 20
    Violations: Ten high-risk violations. Various foods not holding proper temperatures. Eggs stored above cheese in refrigerator. Degreaser spray bottle not labeled. Particle accumulation on grill. Chlorine sanitizer at 0 ppm. Cleaning cloth not stored in sanitizer. Waste water tank draining onto ground. Utensils in hand wash sink. No paper towels at hand wash sink. No hot water and soap at hand wash station. One moderate-risk violation. Heavy particle accumulation on fan. Two low-risk violations. Open spaces around air conditioning unit. Permit not posted.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required on Oct. 31.