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  • Church Listings 09-26-14

    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.

  • Christian Church celebrates 60 years

    The Christian Church of Los Alamos has been serving the Lord Jesus since 1954. The public is welcome to the celebration this weekend.
    There will be reunion in Rayburn Hall at 6 p.m., Saturday.
    Sunday’s events will begin at 9:15 a.m. with a talk led by Pastor Doug Partin. At 10:30 a.m., former Pastors James Shelburn will deliver a message about God and how he has blessed this church. Former Pastor Lloyd Dunn will lead the communion meditation. Services followed by dinner. 

  • Bible Answers: Do only true believers go to heaven?

    “Aren’t only believers in Christ going to heaven and no one else?” — Rachel
    Christianity is often criticized for being exclusive in its rejection of other religions that profess to be alternative paths to God. This critique has legitimacy. The fact is Christianity, by definition, makes the direct claim that faith in Jesus Christ is the only way to God.
    Here is a sampling of what the Bible says. In the Hebrew text, which Christians accept as authoritative and inspired, Israel is adjured to choose God and His way (e.g., Deut. 30; passim). In the New Testament, Jesus said, “I am the Way . . . no one comes to the Father except through Me” (Jn. 14:6). Those who believe in Jesus receive everlasting life; they become the children of God (Jn. 1:12; 3:16).
    In one of his early sermons, Jesus’ disciple Peter declared, “Salvation is found in no one else . . . there is no other Name under heaven by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). Later he wrote, “We are born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (I Pet. 1:3). The Apostle Paul said, “In Christ there is no condemnation . . . if Christ is in you, your spirit is alive . . .” (Rom. 8:1ff).

  • Protect pets from rabies

    Although the rabies virus is commonly known for causing a life-threatening disease, many people are unaware of what exactly it entails and how to prevent its transmission. In honor of World Rabies Day on Sept. 28, here is some information to help further raise awareness about rabies and how to help protect your family and pets from this deadly disease.
    Rabies is an infection affecting the central nervous system, or brain and spinal cord, of humans and animals. This infection is caused by a virus that is transmitted primarily from bites wounds, scratches, or tissue from an infected animal. It is nearly always deadly if not treated before the beginning of symptoms.
    “Symptoms include fever, lethargy, seizures and ultimately paralysis,” said Dr. Stacy Eckman, lecturer at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. “This paralysis can include paralysis of the muscles that control swallowing, leading to a ‘fear of water,’ or ‘hydrophobia’ that is often described with rabies.” Behavior changes leading to abnormally aggressive behavior may also occur.

  • A dream not yet realized

    Last week, I read Thalia Gibbs-Jackson’s letter to the editor with great interest and equally great sorrow. In my lifetime, I’ve witnessed a lot of racism and every now and then, I make the mistake of thinking that things are getting better in this world.
    I suppose with age comes blind hope, but the simple fact is that we haven’t come as far in the past 50 years as one might think. In fact, at times I think we’ve regressed.
    First, let me say that my criticism of racist attitudes is not meant to single out Los Alamos. Whether Democrat and Republican, rich or poor, educated or not, anyone can be a bigot. One thing positive you can say about racism is that it is an equal-opportunity social disorder.
    Sadly, it’s all too human to have these feelings. We all have prejudices that are tattooed into our psyche at a very young age and which can take a lifetime to shake off.
    My earliest memory of racial differences goes back to Kindergarten. I was playing in the apartments courtyard and I saw a black kid standing on the other side of the road. I walked over and yelled out, “Chocolate bar!” He yelled back, “Vanilla bar!”
    We then both ran home crying.

  • LA soccer teams will face Taos on Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams have a home-and-away doubleheader against Taos set for Saturday.
    Both Hilltopper teams will face Taos, a former district rival, Saturday afternoon. The Hilltopper boys will be at Eco Park in Taos, while the Hilltopper girls will host the Tigers at Sullivan Field.
    Taos’ boys (5-4) have been a formidable group this season, although they were blasted by Santa Fe Prep earlier this month, 5-0, and have lost three straight heading into Saturday’s game.
    For the Tiger girls, they had won seven straight to start the season, but dropped their last two contests. They fell to Santa Fe Sept. 16, then dropped a 3-1 decision at St. Michael’s Wednesday.
    Los Alamos’ boys are 3-7-2 and are winless since Sept. 5.
    The Hilltopper girls blasted Capital 10-0 their last time out to improve to 5-6. 

  • Anderson ranks No. 18 among anglers

    Local angler Amy Anderson’s big catches this year have caught some national attention.
    Anderson, who landed a 42-inch, 25-pound tiger musky in June, is ranked 18th in the country among women who have snagged muskies this year, that’s according to a national fishing magazine.
    Rankings are done by a point system and Anderson finished a recent national poll with 20 points for the two muskies she’s landed, including the 42-incher she hooked at Bluewater Lake, which is located approximately 40 miles west of Grants.
    A tiger musky is a hybrid of a musky and a Northern Pike. Tigers are known for their needle-like teeth.
    Among all hybrids landed this year, Anderson’s ranks the 25th biggest. Interestingly, six of the of the top 25 in the nation were caught at Bluewater Lake, which is one of the hottest spots in the country for tiger musky fishing.
    Only about an hour prior to Anderson’s big catch June 12, her husband, Stan Kosiewicz landed a 35-inch tiger musky of his own.
    Kosiewicz and Anderson are catch-and-release anglers.

  • Hawk eighth graders win at Academy meet

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk eighth grade cross country teams swept both the boys and girls titles at Wednesday’s Albuquerque Academy Invitational.
    The Hawk eighth grade boys finished with a perfect score as Jevon Montoya, Shawn Williams, Duncan Fuehne, Jeremyah Palmer-Scott and Elijah Vasquez earned the top five places in that competition.
    That same group earned a perfect score at last week’s Española Middle School Invitational, with Montoya again leading the way.
    Montoya, who ran a 10:00 on the 1.72-mile course at Española, finished the Academy meet with a time of 10:43, 15 seconds ahead of Williams, the overall runner-up.
    In Wednesday’s eighth grade girls competition, Paulina Burnside paced the Haws with her time of 12:43, while Marin Kelly finished in 13:30. For the Hawk eighth grade girls, they took five of the top 11 spots in the race, which was good enough to hold off runner-up Desert Ridge.
    Ashlyn Baker, Rachel Bowman and Kristin Fassbender all scored for the Hawks.
    In the seventh grade races at Academy, the Hawk boys finished as the runners-up in team competition and the girls finished third overall.
    Leading the way for the seventh grade boys was Gavin Campos, who clocked an 11:17. Liliana Garcia finished first among the Hawk girls seventh graders, coming in at 14:22.

  • Romero wins twice Tuesday

    Ted Romero was a dual winner at Tuesday’s Atomic City Roadrunners Pace Race.
    This week’s race was on North Mesa.
    Not only was Romero the fastest finisher on the 3-mile course, finishing in a time of 19 minutes, 50 seconds, he was also the best predictor. Romero was off by just 2 seconds, which was good enough to just nip David Kratzer, who was 3 seconds off.
    Also on the 3-mile course, Nikol Strother finished in 20:02. On the 1-mile course, Rao Garimella and Lauraine Maness were the fastest finishers.
    The next Pace Race will be 6 p.m. Tuesday. The race will start at the Barranca Mesa Elementary School parking lot.
    There will be both 1-mile and 3-mile courses available.
    For Tuesday’s race, short course will be paved and the longer course will have both paved and trail portions.
    For more information, call 672-1639 or visit atomicrunners.com. 

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