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Today's Features

  • March 10-16, 2013
    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
    8:30, 10:30 a.m. Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m. Cardio
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Salisbury steak
    7 p.m. Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Soup du jour
    1:30 p.m. MyCD workshop
    7 p.m. Bridge
    7:30 p.m. Table tennis

  • On your mark, get set, wag. Dogs and their human companions will gather at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock on the morning of April 27, to run the five-kilometer course or walk the two-mile course in the annual Dog Jog.
    Race prizes and awards will be given for the fastest runners, random walkers and dogs in all manner of categories.
    Coordinated by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club, the Mountain Canine Corps and the Atomic City Roadrunners, the Dog Jog is a fundraising event for the Friends of the Shelter.
    Friends of the Shelter is a non-profit organization that finds volunteers and helps purchase needed items and vet services for the homeless dogs and cats in northern New Mexico.
    The time is now for early bird 2013 Los Alamos Dog Jog registration.
    Early bird entry fees are $20 for adults and $5 for kids. Participants registering now will save $5 off of the entry fee for the event if submitted on or before April 7.
    Participants will receive an event T-shirt with a logo designed by local fifth grader Kirsten Carrara and a packet filled with dog-related information.
    Anyone interested in joining can get entry forms at the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org, or at Los Alamos businesses, including Pet Pangaea, Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital and Animal Clinic of Los Alamos.
     

  • Local teens were treated to “dirt cakes” Thursday from Assets In Action/JJAB, at the Teen Center. The desserts were away to announce community events with the Los Alamos Historical Society, Village Arts and other community partners, which will hold a variety of activities over the next two months on the theme of dirt and clay.

  • For the past five years, KRSN AM 1490 has named the Empty Bowl project as their flagship community service endeavor. With the event just a few weeks away, coordinator Gillian Sutton works behind the scenes to organize final details and collect donations to ensure it’s success.
    “The event involves the whole community and it is fun bringing all the different participants together to work on the event and participate in helping our community,” Sutton said. “We are still looking for quality items for our silent auction and members of the community to donate bread and cookies.”
    Sutton said she is happy to receive the donation of Girl Scout cookies for the event, benefiting two community programs, at the same time.
    She has received participation from the following restaurants; Amy’s Intergalactic Bakery, Aspen Ridge Lodge, Bob’s Bodacious BBQ, China Moon, Coffee Booth Café, Decadent Table, DeColores, Dixie Girl, Fabulous 50’s Diner, Home Run Pizza, Los Alamos Co-Op, LA Medical Center, Morning Glory Bakery, Pajarito Brewing Company, Papa Murphy’s, Ruby K’s, Smith’s, SMP Soup Kitchen, Starbucks and Viola’s.
    To donate bread or cookies, call 663-1490. 

  • This month’s’ League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader will be at 11:40 a.m. March 14 at Mesa Library.  The community is welcome to attend. The speaker will be Gary Leikness,  principal planner of the Community and Economic Development Department.
    Leikness has a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Oregon. He  moved to Los Alamos in June 2010, from Rexburg, Idaho, where he was planning and zoning administrator. Prior to that, he was a planner director in Lincoln City, Ore., Fort Worth, Texas and Provo, Utah. He will discuss the work he is doing to complete the comprehensive plan envisioned by our community.
    To attend and have a lunch from the co-op for $10, call Karyl Ann Armbruster at 661-6605 or email her at kaskacayman@g mail.com for the menu selections. Orders need to be in by 7 p.m. Tuesday. You do not need to purchase lunch to attend.

  • Cancer Services of New Mexico’s Spring 2013 Family Cancer Retreat will be May 3-5, at the Marriott Pyramid North hotel in Albuquerque.
    This free, three-day educational program will provide New Mexico’s adult cancer patients/survivors and their loved ones with the tools and information they need to manage the treatment and recovery process.
    More than 300 people from more than 125 New Mexican families coping with cancer are expected to participate, making this the largest general cancer education program in New Mexico and the largest program of its type in the U.S.

  • Caroline Schramm, a junior at Los Alamos High School, was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month for February.
    Schramm is the daughter of Janet and Garry Schramm and the sister of Christopher, Kaitlin, Kurt, Cory and Carson.
    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one student each month of the school year to honor as a Student of the Month. In addition to high school seniors, high school juniors are now eligible for the recognition.
    Students are nominated by their teachers and chosen on the basis of their academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and, in particular, their service to the community.
    Schramm, who is currently trying to coordinate a service project to collect school supplies for under-privileged students in the community, has also volunteered to read to children in local elementary school classrooms with her Los Alamos Youth Leadership group, and assisted in this year’s Los Alamos County Science Fair.

  • Los Alamos County Science Fair Coordinator Dawn Brown, is still hard at work, even after the Regional Science Fair last week.
    “The Regional Fair was a very competitive competition with our 68 LAPS students rising to the challenge,” Brown said.
    “The students presented and displayed projects which garnered 37 Regional awards and 23 State Science and Engineering Fair qualifiers.”
    Brown said she was impressed with the Regional Qualifiers and how they presented themselves to the judges and the public.
    Prior to the event, many of them worked to get ready. “Many of them had emailed me with questions about improving upon their projects and their presentation skills,” Brown said.
    The efforts of Brown and her site coordinators yielded representation of all seven LAPS schools at the fair March 2.
    “The science minds of our students is amazing. Their curiosity and interests are a credit to our community that is all about discovery,” said LAPS Superintendent Dr. Gene Schmidt.
    “Dawn is a sensation. Under her guidance our program has grown both in quality and in caliber.”
    Once again, Brown went above and beyond the call of duty, arranging an ice cream social for those arriving the night before and a luncheon for the time in between judging and awards.

  • There will be a Lenten mission with Dr. John Bergsma at 7 p.m. March 22 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
    Are you looking for a way to deepen your faith this Lent, or are you curious about how the Old Testament relates to the New in regards to Jesus and the church? Bergsma, associate professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, will speak on the Gospel
    of John and the sacraments, the Old Testament and the Last Supper, and the Old Testament and the Passion. The talks will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday and following the 8 a.m. mass, until noon Saturday. All are invited. Childcare is provided, as is breakfast on Saturday. RSVP if able to Calysta Kohlrust, af@ihmcc.org or 661-8303. 

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail 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 at 2390 North Road. 662-5151, bethluth.com. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 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.

    Buddhist
    Kannon Zendo, 35 Barranca Road. kannonzendo.org. Henry Chigen Finney, 661-6874. Meditation in the Zen tradition will be offered Wednesday evenings at the Kannon Zendo in Los Alamos.

    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. Join us at 10:30 a.m. for worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.