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Today's Features

  • 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.