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  • Update 05-06-11

    Wild Day
    Los Alamos Youth Leadership will host Wild Day for K-6th grade students from 10 a.m.-
    3 p.m. Forms are available at www.laymca.org  or by calling 662-3100.

    Clean up Los Alamos
    Clean up Los Alamos Day will be Saturday. A volunteer appreciation picnic will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ashley Pond.

    Personnel Board meeting
    The personnel board will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Nambe Room at Fuller Lodge.

    Hadassah
    National President of Hadassah Marcie Natan will be the guest speaker at a lunch, noon to 2 p.m., Sunday at the Hilltop House Hotel. For reservations call 992-1416 or 662-2397.

  • Lauritzen garners Governor's Award

    Anyone who is familiar with Assets in Action and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board has likely met Bernadette Lauritzen at least once. When it comes to volunteering, she lends a hand wherever help is needed.
    Because of her selfless efforts with various organizations around town, she was nominated for — and was awarded — the Governor’s Award.

  • Aspen students win top honors for Ronald McDonald House

    ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Elementary Level winner goes to Ms. Tammy Moore’s third grade class at Aspen Elementary in Los Alamos who collected 1.77 lbs per student.  They will receive a visit and magic show performance from Ronald McDonald later this month.  The Middle School Level winners are 7th and 8th grade students of Penasco Middle School’s Future Educators Association who collected 5.44 lbs. per student.  They will be recognized on an award plaque displayed at the Ronald McDonald House.  All participating schools will receive a certificate of appreciation.

  • LANL kicks off scholarship drive

    The 2011 Los Alamos Employee Scholarship Fund program kicked off this week with a reception at the Bradbury Museum Thursday night.
    The scholarship drive began May 2 and runs through May 31. Donations to the fund will be used to award scholarships in 2012. So far, $90,000 has been raised and LANS LLC will match what is raised.
    The Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund encourages Los Alamos National Laboratory employees, retirees, and subcontract personnel to donate to a fund that awards college scholarships to Northern New Mexico students. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of grade point average, test scores, diversity, financial need, academic rigor, leadership, and community involvement.

  • Inmates Repay Community

    It costs taxpayers a standard rate of about $140 a day to house inmates in the Los Alamos County Detention Center.
    “We average about 15 inmates a day at the jail and there are many variables that can lower or raise the cost to house them such as medical issues, but $140 is a good average cost,” Capt. Randy Foster said.  
    Det. Paige Early and Det. Brian Schamber escorted inmate Aaron Roybal this morning to White Rock where they had him paint over graffiti sprayed on the rear exterior wall of Smith’s Food on Longview Drive.

  • Administrator search launches

    The search for a new county administrator is ramping up nearly five months after the prior council terminated Anthony Mortillaro without cause last December.

    Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved hiring Prothman Company, a Seattle-based headhunting firm that specializes in finding local government employees.  

    The decision was made during Tuesday’s council meeting. Councilors authorized a contract to retain the firm worth $26,500. Additional expenses, such as travel costs, cannot exceed $5,000.
    Assistant to the County Administrator Brian Bosshardt said there were 12 responses to the request for proposals (RFP).

  • Religion listings 05-06-11

    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

  • Bible Answers 05-06-11

    “Is there anything in the Bible that might allow for same-sex marriage?”—Mark

    The Bible is unabashedly straightforward: the ideal for marriage is heterosexual. There are admittedly various forms of marriage in the Bible that may not meet the definition of what is often called the “traditional family” (e.g., multiple wives, concubinage, close degrees of marriage between half-siblings, cousins, et al).
    Furthermore, wedding “ceremonies,” as we moderns practice them, do not appear in Scripture. The arranged marriages and politically and religiously motivated unions found there are rarely openly endorsed or forcefully proscribed by Scripture.

  • Local group marks traditional holiday

    Our Lady of the Woods will celebrate the traditional holiday of Beltane with a ritual, feast and Maypole dance on Sunday in North Mesa Park. The Beltane Sabbat marks the beginning of the summer for the Celts.
    For many English towns, the Maypole remained stationed at the town center, becoming a gathering place for the whole season, which was a sort of ongoing block party.
    Our Lady of the Woods will recreate some of those good times at their celebration. The potluck feast that follows will give way to songs, dance and stories.

  • Just A Wag 05-06-11

    Local teenage bullies...
    Parents are reporting that students at the middle school have launched intimidating and humiliating Facebook chatter against specific peers.
    Word is that the parents are reaching the breaking point and are about ready to go public.
     

    Send us your wags
    “Just a wag” features initial snippets of news heard around town.  The wags may grow to larger stories or simply remain snippets, either way this is meant to spark interest and provide food for thought. E-mail wags to lanews@lamonitor.com.