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Today's News

  • Fashion Maven: Packing light, but packing right

    There’s nothing like packing, to get you excited for vacation. Okay, I know it’s not exactly vacation time right now, but we probably all wish it was.
    Even though it’s off-season, so to speak, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared, just in case you may all of a sudden be going on vacation to Hawaii in the dead of October. You know, just in case.  
    When I go on vacation, the thing that stresses me out is the packing. I am definitely an obsessive-compulsive packer. What if I need this, what if I need that? It takes me forever to pack and in the end, I always bring way too many clothes with me. And you know me, I love to shop no matter where I am.

  • Game’s latest effort falls flat

    In 2002, the new face of “Gangsta Rap” was born in the form of Jayceon Terrell Taylor aka The Game.
    Signed by “Aftermath Entertainment” founder and executive producer Dr. Dre in 2003, after acquiring The Game’s mixtape, Game caught many people’s interest. Fueled by drugs and gang violence, Game’s debut album “The Documentary,” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
    After altercations with label-mate 50 Cent about who wrote the lyrics for “The Documentary,” Game left Aftermath records.
    After two years of hard work, Game’s most recent studio album “The R.E.D. Album” was released
    Aug. 23.

  • Speech and debate kicks off

    The school year has started and high school team competitions have already kicked off, including Speech and Debate team competition.
    Cibola High School in Albuquerque hosted the first Speech and Debate tournament of the 2011-2012 school year and the Jemez Mountain Home School team took advantage of the one-day tournament.
    It was slated as the First Annual “Novice” tournament, allowing first-time speech and debate students to get their premier tournament under their belts. JMHS had four team members enter the competition. Annika Davenport was the team’s only expository speech entrant and she was awarded fourth place overall.

  • Community Announcements 10-09-11

    USS Clinton reunion
    The USS Clinton Crewman’s Reunion Association is looking for crewmen and families for the 18th annual reunion in Florida Oct. 10-14. For reunion information, contact Reunion Coordinator Duncan E. Atkinson, 1510 19th Avenue North, Texas City, Texas 77590; 409-945-6148, 409-739-1341.
    Photos needed
    Blue Star Mothers is seeking photos of area military men and women serving in the armed forces.  Photos will be displayed on the organization’s  “Wall of Heroes”.   Call call Marilyn at  927-4341  or Lena at 927-2687 for more information.

    Singer sought

  • News for Retirees 10-09-11

    Oct. 9-15 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    
    BESC closed in observance of Columbus Day

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10:30 a.m.    AARP board meeting
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Beef tips
    7 p.m.    Bridge

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    RSVP quilters
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise

  • Animal Shelter 10-09-11

    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.
    The shelter has just received a new group of cats and has appointments for their veterinary updates. They are available for viewing and will be adoptable very soon. Come visit Michael and C-2.

    Cats

  • LAMS needs donations

    Because of cuts, there is not enough money in the budget to fill the Los Alamos Middle School Library with the books their students and teachers need for reading and research, therefore, they are asking for monetary donations, which will be used to purchase the library materials needed.
    For every $15 donated, staff can purchase a new book for the library, ready to be checked out. One hundred percent of all donations go to the library and can be made by visiting www.funds4books.com and enter school code 80ca. Donations must be made by Oct. 17.

  • Go ‘Into the Woods’ with LALO

    Once upon a time, in a far off kingdom, there lived a young maiden whose name was Cinderella.
    The poor girl’s mother had died, and her father had taken a woman with two daughters of her own for his new wife. The girl wanted more than anything in the world to go to the King’s Festival.
    But her new stepmother and stepsisters were in no way kind-hearted and did everything in their power to keep poor Cinderella from getting what she wished. To make matters worse, her father wasn’t much help.

  • Sanity is a state of mind

    Of all the plays about insanity that have been produced over the years, Dale Wasserman’s 1963 Broadway play, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” is probably the most well-known. Adapted from Ken Kesey’s novel of the same title, published in 1962, Wasserman’s movie won five Academy Awards. But Kesey and Wasserman weren’t the only ones to tackle the topic.

  • Governor rejects redistricting plans

    SANTA FE  —  Republican Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday vetoed Democratic-backed legislative and Public Regulation Commission redistricting plans that she criticized as partisan proposals that would make it harder for GOP candidates to compete in some parts of New Mexico for the rest of this decade.
    Democrats hold majorities in the state House and Senate. Republicans narrowed the Democratic advantage in the House in last year’s elections and hope they can pick up more seats in 2012.