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Solo Traveler: Zoos Around The World

on February 26, 2015 - 7:57am
A coati (or coatimundi) at the zoo in Belize. Photo by Sherry Hardage
A spider monkey at the Belize Zoo. Photo by Sherry Hardage
Solo Traveler
Zoos around the World

While on a family trip to the Dallas zoo, in the late 60s, my father spotted a man cleaning out the yak enclosure. He asked if he could have a small bag of yak poop. The man looked at him in horror, as if he imagined those little round balls might end up as a joke in somebody’s spaghetti sauce.

I was in junior high at the time, and got away from that conversation as fast as I could.

Knights Of Columbus Fish Fries Begin Friday

on February 26, 2015 - 7:36am
IHM News:
The popular Lenten Friday night fish fries hosted by the local Knights of Columbus are in full swing again at Karen McLaughlin Hall next to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Canyon Road. 
The Knights will serve fish with coleslaw, wild rice or fries and dessert with tea, lemonade/limeade, or coffee for $10 for an adult meal and $7 for a kid's meal. Grilled cheese sandwiches with fries also are available for $7. 
The fish fries will run 5-7 p.m. each Friday through April 3.

Christian Homeschool Convention April 16-18

on February 25, 2015 - 9:02am

Real Estate Corner: 10 Tips To Purchasing A New Home

on February 24, 2015 - 11:33am
Real Estate Corner
10 Tips to Purchasing a New Home

Buying a new home is exciting and a big commitment, both emotionally and financially. These 10 steps of the home buying process can help you make the best decision possible so you can purchase with confidence:.

  • Step 1: Find a Mortgage Lender. Your mortgage lender can pre-qualify you for a mortgage and provide with the price range you should be looking at in your home search. A pre-qualification letter will be issued to you by your mortgage lender. 
  • Step 2: Find the right Real Estate Professional. A Realtor ® can

United Church Of Los Alamos: Mexico Mission Auction March 21

on February 24, 2015 - 11:23am
UCLA News:
The United Church of Los Alamos has announced their Mexico Mission Auction date, changing the date from a Sunday to a Saturday.
The event will take place March 21 with a silent auction at 2 p.m., followed at 3 p.m. with a live auction. The funds will send students and sponsors to build homes for the poor during spring break.
Items can be donated to the church by calling 505.662.2971.

How The Hen House Turns—Chicken Moxie

on February 24, 2015 - 10:58am
How the Hen House Turns
Chicken Moxie
By Carolyn A. (Cary) Neeper, Ph. D.

Last week I reviewed our experience building the Hen House. What amazed me then, and still resonates now, is how the birds adapted to our ideas.

They laid eggs in the nest boxes. They entered the House at dusk and sat on the roosts to sleep. They drank from water jugs (cut down gallon plastic jugs), re-supplied their gizzards with oyster shells to grind their food (LA tuff doesn’t provide good hard pebbles for grit.), and ate their lay pellets laced with cracked corn.

Over its 40 years of intermittent occupancy,