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  • Get prepared to put your science skills to the test. The Los Alamos County Science Fair will be held Jan. 26 at the Los Alamos High School cafeteria. The community can view what participants created from noon-2:30 p.m.The mission of the science fair is to help students develop projects and communicate their understanding of the scientific method and/or engineering principles.Students in first through 12th grade can enter in elementary, junior and senior divisions.The elementary projects are divided into three categories.

  • TODAY - March 5, 2008

    Singles with Soul are invited to participate in Ecumenical Lenten Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (sponsored also by Trinity on the Hill Episcopal church and the United Church). 

  • Hail andCongratulations!Los Alamos Little Theater is a marvelous, long-lasting organization. “Senior” certainly isn’t a descriptive word; “Indestructible” might be.Many years ago, I was an active member, acting and directing. Now I just attend every production.From the recent program, it seems most of the participants are new to me (I’ve lost my memory). But some I remember with great pleasure and fondness. They are still going strong.

  • TODAY - Nov. 27, 2007

    The Los Alamos Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. at the United Church. We will be working on the sew-a-thon projects for charity. www.vla.com/lap.

    County council will meet at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers in the Community Building, 475 20th St. 

    WEDNESDAY

    Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. in the Annex Conference room, 901 Trinity Drive. 

  • An explorer wax museum created inside Aspen Elementary School Wednesday featured 49 living sculptures replicating famous explorers.They were all there.

  • Traveling just 2.57 miles can make a big difference. At 2 p.m. today, walkers, joggers and runners not only have a chance to win a turkey and a pumpkin pie but they have an opportunity to help decrease world hunger.The Community Resolved to Overcome Poverty (CROP) Walk and the Turkey Trot combined to offer an event that is fun and a worthy cause. LA Cares and the Atomic City Roadrunners sponsor the event. Participants will gather at the Sheriff Posse Lodge.

  • What’s happening this Thanksgiving? Let’s see: the Colts will play the Falcons; that should be a good game. Luby’s is offering a complete meal-to-go for its customers at a decent price. Kraft Foods has a wonderful array of recipes online. There is even a “Thanksgiving On The Net” site. If you have some spare time, that is worth visiting.A friend of mine asked me if there were any Thanksgiving celebrations before the Pilgrims came to America. The answer, of course, is yes.

  • A Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico Teacher of the Year Award is given to instructors who have made a difference in their students’ lives, contributed to the advancement of music in their community and is an example of a professional music educator. Teacher of the Year awards are not easy to receive, however, local music teacher Charlene Cox-Clifton has two. She earned her first Teacher of the Year award in Kansas in 1985-1986. The second one was awarded to Cox-Clifton in November during the Professional Music Teacher of New Mexico conference.

  • In the past, no real recycling program existed at Barranca Mesa Elementary School. This all changed, however, when the students took control of the recycling operations. The Spirit Club, which currently includes fourth-graders, has not only taken control of recycling at the school but made it a success. Twenty-five gallons of materials were recycled a week last year at the elementary school; this year, the load increased to more than 200 gallons a week.

  • New Mexico sometimes seems to suffer from low esteem. “In Mexico, we’re accustomed to not having a high opinion of ourselves or of our state,” said New Mexico journalist Sherry Robinson. Through her presentation for the Los Alamos Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge, Robinson hopes to give the state a boost of confidence.

  • Staff and volunteers at Los Alamos Visiting Nurses are taking advantage of November, National Hospice Month, to educate the community about hospice. Hospice, said executive director of Visiting Nurses Sarah Rochester, is more of a philosophy than a place and its about caring and sharing. Additionally, she said, it is more about living than dying. Hospice, Rochester said, promotes living to the last moment of your life and Visiting Nurses personnel will spread this message throughout the community during this month. Los Alamos Visiting Nurses has been operating for 34 years.

  • The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization Community Health Council is offering a sweet deal, feast on chocolate while supporting good causes. The third annual Festival of Chocolate will be held from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

  • Most animals come and go from the Los Alamos Animal Shelter, but this is not the story for Nalani and Puff. The two cymric long-haired cats came to the shelter and have stayed at the shelter for longer than average. Puff, and his sister, Nalani, have experienced two failed adoptions. Their shyness and long hair both require attention and while their new owners meant well, they didn’t realize the type of care these cats need.

  • It’s been 20 years, more than 760 sermons and countless joys for Tim and Tanya Stidham, ministers at the Los Alamos Church of Christ.The Rev. Tim Stidham and his wife came to Los Alamos in September 1987, when Tim took a position as youth minister at the church. Within a few years, he accepted a position as preacher, and has led the congregation ever since.Before coming to Los Alamos, Tim served in Jacksonville, Ark.; Valonia, Ark.; Whitesboro, Texas; and Sherman, Texas.

  • Even community service non-profits need a helping hand from time to time and Mission Los Alamos is here to extend one.According to its website, www.missionlosalamos.org, is a Christian-based organization established to provide information on local help resources. Its founder, Evelyn Rainey, said the community needs a resource list, which the website provides. The website provides information about organizations offering everything from clothing and counseling to food and health care.

  • Just how does Los Alamos do business? This is a question a group of young professionals from Sarov, Russia, will work to answer during their eight-day visit to the county starting Saturday.A group of five individuals, who represent education, government and other areas of Sarov, will tour Los Alamos National Bank, travel to different historic sites in the county and participate in sessions, which will focus on a variety of topics such as how local economy works in the U.S.Additionally, they will visit with locals in their particular fields.

  • The Xi Nu Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi craft fair is 20-years-old and still going strong, but is it ready for a facelift? The Xi Nu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will hold their 20th annual craft fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church, rather than the Pueblo Complex.

    The change of digs became necessary for the six hour event when chapter members realized the funds used to rent facilities were better channeled to community programs.

    Thirty vendors representing jewelry, wood-crafted items, quilts, pillows and more will be on hand during the event.

  • Life can be wonderful and the Olions Thespian Club proves it through their production of "Steel Magnolias."

  • The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra (LASO) is celebrating their 60th Anniversary with a concert to be presented at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Two former Los Alamos High School students and former members of the LASO will present the featured number on the program. Kay Johnson Newnam, violin and Thomas O'Connor, oboe, are now professional musicians and will perform the "Concerto for Oboe and Violin," by J.S. Bach. Also on the program will be the "Fanfare Diamante" by local composer and trombonist T.E.

  • The next book up in Mesa Public Library's books-to-movies series couldn't be more apropos for a library to host: the 1966 film adapted from Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451."

    Most recognize the basic plot; numerous films, books and even video games allude to the story of a future where firemen burn books.