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Today's Features

  • Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service announced that it has been named to the 2007 Homecare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health-care providers in the United States. This annual review identifies the top 25 percent of agencies, ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.The 2007 HomeCare Elite also indicates those providers who are included in the Top 100 and Top 500 of providers nationwide.

  • The purpose of Mardi Gras can be more than just a fun party. For instance, the Immaculate Heart of Mary is taking advantage of Fat Tuesday to raise money for two upcoming programs.Some of the proceeds will toward the Little Brothers and Sisters Orphanage in Honduras while another portion will be used to help pilgrims attend World Youth Day, Cathy Kohlrust, event coordinator, said.The Mardi Gras festivities and fundraising efforts will take place during the Mardi Gras Family Carnival from 4-7 p.m.

  • If you haven’t stopped to admire a few icy blue Columbines or watched a Praying Mantis creep across a bed of flowers, the opportunity to view these artistic snapshots is approaching.The Los Alamos Photography Club and the Mesa Public Library are hosting the 13th Annual Los Alamos Photography Show. An opening reception will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Monday in the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery. The public is invited to come view more than 120 photographs taken by people who live or work in Los Alamos, and to meet the photographers.

  • Arnie Leshin has led a colorful life in the world of sports journalism, from his boyhood in Brooklyn to his more recent exploits in New Mexico. As a part-time sportswriter for the Santa Fe New Mexican, the Albuquerque Journal and Tribune even the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • It’s the road to fame for the Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers. After playing a video game, a group of students decide they have what it takes to become a real rock ‘n roll band and set out to claim their fame. Want to find out what happens? The story unfolds during the Topper Revue, which begins Friday.While on their journey, the band of rock ‘n roll wanna-bes, made up of the revue emcees, will introduce the other performers who have also set out to prove they have talent.

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  • A co-worker’s experience with a missing child prompted Diane Horton of Los Alamos to take action. While living in Florida, she explained, a co-worker’s grandson was missing.

  • A new exhibition featuring American Modernist Marsden Hartley opened Friday at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe.

  • When Liz Gold and Debbie Denison turned to Self Help Inc. for financial assistance with their utility bills in 2005, the organization did more than just offer a one-time monetary payment; it provided resources so Gold and Denison could always afford to pay their bills.After researching on the Self Help website, Gold said she discovered the grants that were available.

  • Having a hard day at work? Wishing you didn’t have to fix dinner again? Then plan to join the House of Hope Women and enjoy a full pancake dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Parish Hall of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church on Trinity Drive. Donations for this pancake dinner are $4 for children (10 and younger), $7 per adult and $18 per family. Tickets may be purchased at the church after each Sunday service, in the church office, or at the door the night of the dinner.