Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Services volunteers selling daffodils during the past two days at various locations in Los Alamos and White Rock, from left, Patricia Rathbone, Allene Lindstrom, Ruth Lier, Beth Riker and customer Virginia Burgess. Photos by Jennifer Bartram
Area musicians are very excited to share their music with the community to help support Dr. Zandree Stidham, a UNM-LA professor battling cancer.
Dr. Stidhman’s Benefit Concert is scheduled for 5-8 p.m., April 21 at UNM-LA. The musicians hope to see a large part of the community attend this important event. There will be a silent auction running with the auction.
To donate to the auction or volunteer for the concert, contact Kaylen Pocaterra at firstname.lastname@example.org. Courtesy photo
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Early in your career dinner-time is pretty much the same as happy hour—you look forward to leaving work, relaxing with friends and family, and then enjoying a sociable meal.
After you start having children, dinner-time, formally known as happy hour becomes unhappy hour. For decades now I have called it arsenic hour but I am no longer sure if this is an original thought or if I have plagiarized it from someone—it has just been so long.
If you have babies, dinner preparation time coincides perfectly with the ideal hours for colic. Preparing meals with a screaming infant
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From the Office of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the House Energy & Commerce Committee began consideration and debate on Republican legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. After more than 27 hours of on-going debate, the Committee approved the bill on a straight party line basis.
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), a member of the committee who was present for all 27 hours of the committee hearing, issued the following statement:
“I am disappointed that this bill does not offer a solution to any of the healthcare problems real Americans face. This bill
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For many patients, urgent care facilities are becoming the main place to go for immediate outpatient care for illness and injuries mostly due to their extended hours, immediate availability, and their substantially lower cost when compared with hospital emergency rooms.
Dr. Robert McClees’ name has been synonymous with urgent care in Los Alamos since he moved here in 2007 to work at an urgent care facility, which closed its doors in
Central Park Square volunteers, from left, Caesar Perez, Antonio Medina and Raul Ramirez, are busy prepping daffodils for the annual sale to benefit Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice. Scheduled sales begin Thursday, March 9 and continue through Friday at Smith’s in Los Alamos and White Rock, Los Alamos National Bank in Los Alamos, Pig + Fig Bakery and Café in White Rock, but with the enormous community support there has been record breaking daffodil pre-sales so supplies may not last through Friday so buying early is recommended. Photo by Jennifer Bartram
- General Benefits: There’s a reason that they say dog is man’s best friend. Having a pet, not limited to dogs, is something that everyone should experience at some point in their life. Pets can be calming, mood lifting, empathetic, and so much more. They teach you how to be selfless
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Los Alamos is one of more than 5,200 communities planning a Relay for Life signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society this year. Organizational meetings are already being held and fundraising events are already underway. The Los Alamos event is scheduled for Aug. 18.
Saturday, March 11, Buffalo Wild Wings on Zafarano in Santa Fe, is hosting an “Eat Wings Raise Funds” event. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., if people present the above coupon to their server, Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10 percent of their total bill (not including tax, gratuity,
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SANTA FE – Today in the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas’ (D-Albuquerque) House Bill 175 passed by a 7-6 vote. HB 175 bans the use of isolated confinement for pregnant women and minors in New Mexico prisons and jails. It also sets a 48-hour maximum for solitary confinement of inmates with severe mentally illness.
“Isolated confinement is overused and misused in our great state,” Rep. Maestas said. “It is detrimental to public safety. If you put a human being in prolonged isolated confinement, that human will never, ever be the same. That makes us all less
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Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice Medical Director Dr. Ross Bridge visits recently with a local hospice patient. LAVNS hospice care is supported by proceeds from the anual Daffodil fundraiser campaign in which 100 percent of the proceeds help hospice patients with costs not covered by insurance. To place an order and schedule daffodil deliveries, call LAVNS before 5 p.m., today at 505.662.2525. Daffodil orders will be delivered Saturday, March 11. Booth sales are March 9-10 in Los Alamos and White Rock. Photo by Jennifer Bartram
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PAC 8 is inviting teens to help create a public service announcement (PSA) on suicide prevention.
Students will plan, shoot, edit and create the sound track of the PSA.
PAC 8 received a grant from 100 Women Who Care to create suicide prevention PSAs. Ten students participated in the production of the first PSA made in December.
The PSA is playing at the Reel Deal Theater. Students who participate in the production will attend a wrap party at the Reel Deal Theater. They will get free movie passes, pizza and popcorn.
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Zandree (Zee) Stidham
Dr. Zee’s Benefit Concert has been rescheduled for 5-8 p.m., April 21 at UNM-LA, Building 2.
Zandree (Zee) Stidham, 35, is a local assistant professor battling a form of bone marrow cancer. She and husband Tony have four children.
The concert is a fundraiser to help with her medical costs and other costs for her family during her treatment. For more information on the concert, click here.
To donate before the event, click here and donate with #teamzee.
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