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Today's News

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 12-11-11

    Youth Center schedule

    Monday — Adcent calendar
    Tuesday —Pine cone reindeer
    Wednesday —Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Peppermint ornament
    Friday — Foamies foam art

    All students in third through eighth grade are welcome to join, free of charge. The centers are located at 475 20th St., by Ashley Pond, and 10 Sherwood Blvd., Piñon park. Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 for more information.

  • Students and parents broaden their horizons

    Home, sweet, home when associated with education, is what many kids these days know better than everyone else.
    With the growing popularity of home schooling, more kids are taking part in this alternative form of education.
    In fact, a recent study has shown that home schooling has more than doubled in the last 10 years.
    The U.S. Department of Education said that nearly two million students are being home schooled nationwide, which is a 74 percent jump since 1999.
    To add to the numbers, there are 9,000 registered home school families in New Mexico this year.
    But why such a rise? A few of the main reasons are that the parents don’t like the public school environment or that their children are bullied.

  • ‘A Christmas Carol’ helped kick off the season

    “A Christmas Carol” is just one of the many beloved Christmas tales performed this time of year.
    This time around, the New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company told the story of Ebenezer through ballet.
    The non-verbal version of this old tale was one that will not soon be forgotten.
    According to dancer Alice Vaeirs, the dancers started preparing for this performance around the middle of August, leaving them with four months until the first show.
    Alicia Bowyer played the ghost of Christmas past. Bowyer’s parents said she danced eight hours a week, preparing for her performances.
    The story portrayed by NMDT-PC was the same as the classic tale, without changing the story line.

  • News for Retirees 12-11-11

    Dec. 11-17, 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
    8:45     a.m.    Cardio Plus Exercise
    11:30    a.m.    Lunch: Sausage and wild rice
    7 p.m.    Ballroom Dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45        Variety Training
    10 a.m.    AARP board meeting
    11:30        Lunch: Lasagna
    7 p.m.    Bridge

  • Animal Shelter 12-11-11

    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.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, www.lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    We have a new color-coding system to help you select your perfect new family member. Check it out.
    Two for the price of one. This is an opportunity to double your feline pleasure.

    DOGS

    Baby — Young spayed female GSD-mix. Very friendly. Loves the dog park.
    Buddy —Another young neutered male GSD-mix. Just waiting on shots. Very sweet and friendly.

  • Be There 12-11-11

    Today

    Schola Cantorum of Santa Fe presents “El Niño — the Christ Child,” at 3 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. There will be carols, ancient Gregorian chants, Christmas music of the Renaissance and a taste of Celtic Christmas music. Tickets are $15 for general admission and are available at Ruby K’s Bagel Café. For more information visit schola-sf.org or call 474-2815.

    Dec. 14

    The December Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled one week earlier than usual. They will meet at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 14 in Building #1, Pajarito Cliffs Site, Camino Entrada. For more information, call 661-4097.

  • NJROTC passes inspection

    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC conducted its annual military inspection on Dec. 2.
    Every other year, the area manager for NJROTC Area 9 visits the unit and conducts an on-site inspection.
    This year the area manager, Cmdr. Dial traveled from his headquarters in Millington, Tenn. to conduct the inspection. In addition to the personnel inspection where Dial inspected each of the 85 cadets, other inspection categories include: school system program support, administration of the program, academic program and student mentoring.
    A complete inventory of all Navy provided equipment, uniforms, drill rifles and Navy provided academic materials was conducted.

  • Sign up now for the annual trip to Washington, D.C.

    There’s still time to sign up for the annual spring break trip to Washington, D.C. This trip is available to Los Alamos Middle School and home schooled eighth grade students.
    The trip is private and not school-sponsored. Sign-up at worldstrides.org using ID number 65383 or call 1-800-468-5899, using the same ID Number.

  • Paws and Stripes

    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC went to West Mesa High School last weekend and competed in the Area 9 “West” Academic, Physical Fitness and Drill Championships.  They placed as follows:
    First place: Academics
    First place: Tug-of war
    Second place: Physical fitness
    Second place: Color guard
    Second place: Inspection
    Third place: Armed drill
    Third place: Unarmed drill
    Individual Awards went to:
    Jodi Cull-Host — First place medals in academics; second place push ups; and a third place medal in sit-ups and as a platoon commander.
    Kyle Partin — Second place medal in academics and third place medal as a platoon commander.

  • American Legion lends a helping hand

    There are many organizations in town that raise funds for various causes. It seems like there’s always some sort of benefit dinner being held or money being collected to help one group or another.
    One of those organizations is the American Legion Post 90. In fact on Saturday, they had a dinner and raffle to raise funds for the Paws and Stripes program, which takes shelter animals, trains them and pairs them with military veterans who suffer from various illnesses, including post traumatic stress disorder.