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  • Making

    memories

    We want to thank all those friends who came to George’s retirement celebration at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church.

    It was a wonderful turn out and it gave us an incomparable memory to treasure. You have been most generous in your outpouring of cards, gifts and comments to George, and we are most grateful.

    This is a community we love and the people here are indeed a blessing in our lives.

    Thank you, each one.

    Love,

    Joann and George Anderson

    Celebrating 20 years

  • Of all my memories of Shanghai, I most clearly recall sitting on the bus. Specifically, I remember looking out at miles of e hi-rises, hundreds of them, bland, uniform, claustrophobic as gravel, but overwhelmingly big, filling up both ground and sky.

  • The third grade GATE program at Aspen Elementary School collected 2,300 books for the Checkerboard Area Health System waiting rooms.

    Used children’s books in good condition were needed to make the waiting rooms more patient friendly, and the Checkerboard Area Health System worked to comply with the CAHS Community Guidance Council’s request for books.

    Several other donors contributed to the book drive. Jemez Valley Medical Clinic and the Cuba Health Center received multiple donations of children’s books.

  • Light the candles! The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is 60 years old this year.

    The celebration is low key, but don’t be surprised if you hear announcements about the anniversary at local pancake breakfasts and the 2008 fireworks show.

  • Join other children from age 3 years old to those entering third grade in fall 2008 for a fun-filled week of scientific adventure, “Discovering Jesus’ Miraculous Power” at Vacation Bible School.

  • It’s cleanup time for the Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church congregation. However, it won’t be all work and no play; the graduates from elementary, middle and high schools will be honored during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

    During the service, the Rev. Colin Kelly said the graduates stand up to be recognized and receive a gift. High school graduating seniors also tell what their plans are for after graduation.

  • It began when she was 9 years old and received a cherry-red journal with a lock and key from her sister for Valentine’s Day.

  • Remember when it was an eternity from birthday to birthday? When your mom could send you to the corner store with a quarter to pick up a loaf of bread and you had money left over to buy a piece of candy? When you could lie on your back for hours, holding on to a string, gazing at your kite floating overhead, just daydreaming? Well, time continues to accelerate and inflation continues to make that quarter worth less and less, but the good news is that you can still spend the day gazing at kites floating overhead.

  • It isn’t the chance to win competitions or become professional singers that keeps members of the Lads of Enchantment singing; no, these glittery ideals are pushed aside in favor of a much simpler one, to just have some fun.

    Recently, two members were presented awards for enhancing on that fun. The Man of Many Notes, which honors a member who has brought new singers to the group, was given to Terry Langham. Langham recruited eight new members to the chorus.

  • There’s only one way to be 10 years old and celebrate being a senior citizen; help the Betty Ehart Senior Center honor its anniversary. The Betty Ehart Senior Center celebrates its 10th anniversary from 1-4 p.m. Saturday.

    “Sample the Senior Center” is an event created to entice some new faces to come out and sample figuratively and literally the many offerings of the BESC.

  • Starstruck Youth Theatre presents J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” which was adapted for stage by Maryland Taylor.

    Children and adults will enjoy this adventure play where Bilbo first meets Gandalf and discovers the ring as they travel through Middle Earth.

    Bilbo (Daniel Sarrao), and Gandalf (Morgan Ferry), assist Thorin (Vicoria Hughes), to recover her stolen treasure from Smaug the Dragon.

  • Gina Stroud, a Los Alamos High School sophomore, represented New Mexico at the National American Legion Oratory Contest in Indianapolis, Ind., April 3-5.

    Participants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and France presented a 8-10 minute original orations about the United States Constitution with emphasis on the duties and obligations of a citizen to our government.

  • “The Namesake,” screening this week at UNM-LA as part of the Film Society’s lineup, tells the story of two generations, one Indian and one Indian American.

    In the first, after an arranged marriage, a Bengali woman travels to New York City to live with her new husband. She knows next to nothing about him, and truly nothing about America. It feels dirty and plain to her, utterly lacking in India’s bright colors and sensual beauty.

  • Colin MacArthur, Los Alamos High School senior, has been chosen as the May Rotary Student of the Month.

    Rotary, the oldest service club in the world, selects one LAHS graduating senior each month based on their academic achievement, extracurricular involvement and community service.

  • I read Monday on BBC that at least 10,000 people died as a result of this week’s earthquake in the Sichuan province in southwestern China. I read several news reports estimating more than 28,000 are dead in Myanmar after the cyclone. A mob killed two migrants in Johannesburg, South Africa, injuring 40 more. Upwards of 60 people have been killed in the last week in Tripoli, Lebanon, as fighting has flared between those who support the government at the Hezbollah-led opposition. Violence continues in Sudan, Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan – where have I left out?

  • Claire Gillis has been a member of the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for eight years. She lends her time to a quilters’ group, the Betty Ehart Senior Center and the gift shop at the Los Alamos Medical Center.

    “It gives me something to do, it gets me out with people and in return I’m do something good for others,” Gillis said.

  • It’s not just brains that are needed to be a successful employee of New Mexico’s cultural institutions; you need attitude, a crusader’s attitude to be exact.

    Historian Thomas E. Chavez will explain just what it takes to make it in the state’s cultural institutions during the Los Alamos Historical Society’s lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge.

  • They came up with an unbreakable code that helped end a world war and then they were cast into the shadows of the public’s consciousness, until now.

    The Circle of Light Project and Mesa Public Library are shining the light on the Navajo Code Talkers in an exhibit, titled “Our Fathers, Our Grandfathers, Our Heroes ee The Navajo Code Talkers of World War II,” that opened last week.

    To commemorate the event, Chester Naz, one of the original 29 code talkers, made an appearance at the opening reception, which was held May 3.

  • Highland Fling, rock’ n’ rollin’ tappers and a teddy bear parade: Dance Arts Los Alamos’ youngest students will perform a program of dance at the annual Early Childhood Recital on Saturday.

    The public is invited to this free performance at 10 a.m. at Pion Elementary School Gymnasium in White Rock, followed by a cookies and punch reception to honor the young dancers.

  • Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church’s thrift shop, the Shop on the Corner, has been a ministry of the parish from the early years.

    The shop is open on Wednesday mornings during the school year, but with school ending May 23, the shop is having a blow out sale the May 17. The hope is to empty the shelves and racks because there is no place to store items. What is not sold will be given away to regional charities. Donations will be accepted again after Aug. 1, as the shop prepares to reopen when school resumes.