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Today's News

  • Program bridges generation gap

    About a dozen students met in the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater with a group of senior citizens for Cookies and Conversation recently.
    The monthly event takes place during students’ lunch hour and promotes conversation between the elderly and the young, accompanied by an assortment of cookies and free lunch.
    The atmosphere is ideal for talking about any subject. At the Jan. 14 meeting, topics ranged from New Year’s resolutions to community service and college degrees.
    For part of the get-together, two senior citizens, Don Casperson and Morrie Pongratz, took a trip back in time and shared some of their teenage experiences.
    Despite the age difference, both Casperson and Pongratz talked about subjects that today’s teens can relate to: music and high school.
    Casperson said he participated in many clubs and was part of the yearbook staff.
    He also recalled his love for music. “I was musically inclined. I played the trumpet and I was in band.” His favorite group was the Beatles.
    Pongratz noted that in his teenage years, Elvis Presley was popular. “The Beatles had not hit until I was in college, so it was Elvis Presley. Rock ‘n roll was just getting started,” he said.

  • Milestones: People in the News 01-27-13

    Colorado Timberline Academy announces that James Coburn, son of Steven Coburn of Los Alamos and Martha C. Perkins of Santa Fe, has been named to the academic honor roll for blocs one and three. The honor roll distinction specifies that a student must have a 3.0 grade point average with nothing below a B, for an academic bloc, a period of four or five weeks. There are seven blocs in a school year.

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    Maria McTeigue, of Los Alamos, a student at Los Alamos High School, has been nominated to represent New Mexico as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2013 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.
    McTeigue has been awarded the opportunity to join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of journalism and media. McTeigue was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.
    The Washington Journalism and Media Conference will be July 7-July 12.

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  • Animal Shelter 01-27-13

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home. Others are currently off-campus in loving foster homes.
    Be sure to visit the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. Also check out the Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all of the adoptable pets, petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    This would be a wonderful time to consider giving a home to one of the animals in the shelter.
    All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped.

  • News for Retirees 01-27-13

    Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 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
    8:45 a.m. Cardio
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Green chile chicken tortilla soup
    12:30 p.m. Driver safety program
    7 p.m. Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    10 a.m. Computer users group
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Sloppy Joes
    Noon AARP meeting
    7 p.m. Bridge
    7:30 p.m. Table tennis

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m. RSVP quilters
    8:45 a.m. Cardio plus exercise
    10:45 a.m. Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Roast pork
    1:15 p.m. Socrates Café
    1:30 p.m. Daytime duplicate bridge
    THURSDAY
    8:30 a.m. Walk in the woods
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    9 a.m. Toenail clipping
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Fish and chips
    1:30 p.m. Tap dancing
    2 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    6:30 p.m. Chess
    7 p.m. Bridge
    FRIDAY
    9:15 a.m. Line dancing
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Spaghetti and meatballs
    12:30 p.m. Movie: “Hugo,” 2011

  • Friday's prep basketball scores

     

    Boys Basketball

    Artesia 50, Santa Teresa 45

    Bernalillo 67, Del Norte 61

    Carlsbad 67, Lovington 55

    Clayton 87, Mora 75

    Desert Academy 79, Alamo-Navajo 43

    Dora 58, Estancia 50

    Escalante 85, Evangel Christian 40

    Grady 62, Clovis - C Team 20

    Hagerman 73, Jal 57

    Hobbs 102, Rio Rancho 88

    La Cueva 75, Clovis 54

    Laguna-Acoma 81, Native American Community Academy 43

    Las Cruces 59, Onate 41

  • Today in History for Jan. 26
  • 'Toppers stay close, but Demons prevail late

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team came within four minutes of pulling off a gigantic upset Friday night at Griffith Gymnasium.

    Los Alamos led the bulk of Friday’s contest against the No. 1 team in the state, the Santa Fe Demons, but the Demons started on a 12-2 run in the fourth quarter to pull out the victory, 53-47.

    The game presented the Hilltoppers with a chance to earn a big leg up in the early portion of the District 2-4A season. Unfortunately, they couldn’t withstand Santa Fe’s powerful offense, which had struggled much of the game, pouring it on late.

    Read more about Friday’s game in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Divination night

    Our Lady of the Woods will hold a Divination Night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Art Room of the Unitarian Church. They will gather to do divination for the upcoming year.
    Amber K. and Azrael Arynn K., authors of “Heart of Tarot,” will be among those attending.
    “Heart of Tarot” explores the Gestalt method of reading the Tarot.
    From the introduction:
    “Your mind has an infinite capacity to make connections and to find meanings in disconnected facts or abstract symbols. Gestalt Tarot strips the cards of their traditional meaning, then asks you to find your own meanings in the cards.”
    In addition to this method of reading the Tarot, it will be possible to explore other methods of divination, including pendulum, palmistry and more.
    Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite divination tools or method and come prepared to share or learn a new technique or two. They can do divination for themselves or offer to do readings for others.
    Tea will be provided. Bring snacks to share.
    Any level of proficiency is fine. 

  • Church Listings 01-25-13

    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.

  • Bible Answers: Explaining why praying is important

    “If God knows everything, why should I pray?”—Jay