People in the News 10-10-10

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Army Spec. Nathan A. Theye graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System Operations/Fire Direction Specialist Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
The course is designed to train the students on how to record and transmit firing data, operate fire direction systems and multiple launch rocket system communication equipment.
They also learn to gather operations and intelligence data and plot that data using charts, maps and records. They learn to drive specialized vehicles, maintain and use generators and install and maintain a wide range of communications equipment.
Theye is the son of Lonnie A. and Maria E. Theye of Los Alamos.
His wife, Becky, is the daughter of Tim and Lailonie Hyatt of Las Cruces.
Theye graduated in 1999 from Los Alamos High School and received a bachelor’s degree in 2006 from New Mexico State University.

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The New Mexico Women Authors’ Book Festival was held last week at the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe. Two local authors, Inez Ross and Nancy Bartlit were presenters at the event.
Ross presented two of her works, “Windwagon Thomas on the Santa Fe Trail,” a dramatic reading followed by anecdotes from “Without a Wagon.”
Bartlit presented, “New Mexico Voices of World War II No Longer Are Silent.”

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Two Los Alamos authors are finalists in the New Mexico Book Awards. Jennifer Guess McKerley penned “Amazing Armadillos,” published by Random House and is a finalist in the Young Readers Book (to grade three) category.
Inez Ross is a finalist in the Novel-Romance category for her book titled, “Sotherton Abbey – Jane Austen  Meets Santa Fe,” published by Ashley House.

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The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation/Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Board has unanimously elected Los Alamos Monitor Publisher Keven Todd to serve as a member of its board of directors. Board President Stan Primak said, “Keven has demonstrated by participating in the MainStreet Futures Committee and other volunteer activities his willingness and desire to get involved and that impressed people and we’re pleased to have him serve on this board.”