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Que Pasa - April 18, 2011

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TODAY HOY
• The Viles Scholarship Foundation announced that the deadline to apply for the Viles Scholarship has been extended to Monday, April 18. For applications or information, call LouElla Marr-Montoya at 425-7108 or 429-0508. Applications have been made available to the counselors at high schools.

WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
• Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 20 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. This week’s theme is “Celebrating Easter,” the book is “Pooh’s Easter Egg Hunt” by Isabel Gaines and the craft is decorating paper Easter eggs.

UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR
•  National Park Week Celebrates Healthy Parks, Healthy People. The growing connection between public lands and public health is the focus of National Park Week, April 16-24. During National Park Week, Fort Union National Monument, which is a short drive from Las Vegas, will offer free admission. Fort Union (1851-1891) was the largest frontier military post and supply center of the Southwest. The National Park Service preserves and tells the story of Fort Union and the Santa Fe Trail. Fort Union National Monument is located near Watrous, exit 366 off I-25, 8 miles on NM-161. For further information, contact the park at 425-8025 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/foun.

• Fort Union National Monument, National Park Service announces its monthly “Glimpses of the Past” presentation “Las Vegas’ Heroes of the Past: The 3rd New Mexico Volunteer Infantry.” The program will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St., in Las Vegas. One hundred and fifty years ago the United States of America and its territories found itself thrust into inner conflict and Civil War. Step back in time to those turbulent days of the Civil War and learn of the brave men from Las Vegas and its surrounding communities who donned the Union uniform to defend the New Mexico Territory. Afterwards, join in ranks with Fort Union National Monument’s living history members of the 3rd New Mexico Volunteer Infantry and learn the basics of Civil War military marching and drill. The “Glimpses of the Past” series are free in partnership with the Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/foun.

• The Las Vegas Elks Lodge #408 will be holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m on Sunday, April 24 at the Robertson Football Field.

• Cub Scouts Pack#60 will not hold it's regular scheduled meetings this week in observance of the Easter Holiday.  If parents have any questions, contact Ida Sue at 426-8238.

• The Board of County Commissioners of San Miguel County announced, “Applications for the El Valle De San Miguel Flying Diamond Scholarship are now available at the San Miguel County Human Resource Office. Applications and a copy of the scholarship guidelines may be picked up from Loretta Medina, human resource administrative assistant.” The Human Resource Office is located at 500 West National 2nd Floor, Suite 202, in Las Vegas. You may also obtain an application and guidelines for the scholarship by logging on to San Miguel County’s webwite at www.smcounty.net Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on April 25. For additional information you may call Loretta Medina at the Human Resource Office at 425-1557.

• Alta Vista Regional Hospital is once again seeking to honor one of its nurses through its annual Patient Choice Award program. The hospital is asking for input from the community. If you or a family member have come to Alta Vista Regional Hospital for inpatient, outpatient or emergency care in the last year and you have a nurse you’d like to thank for going the extra mile, don’t miss this chance. Nominations for the 2011 Patient Choice Award will be accepted until April 29. Nominations can be made online at the hospital’s website at www.altavistaregionalhospital.com/nominations. Or, nominations can be e-mailed, mailed or faxed (as long as it arrives by April 29). E-mail nominations to mathew_martinez@chs.net, mail to: Mathew Martinez, Marketing Director, Alta Vista Regional Hospital, 104 Legion Drive, Las Vegas, N.M. 87701 or fax to 454-9502.

• The Eighth Annual SynergyFest will be taking place on April 30 at New Mexico Highlands University’s Melody Park. SynergyFest celebrates the potential of a sustainable future for the community surrounding Las Vegas. It promotes local businesses, local artisans, and sustainable products. Entertainment powered by a solar stage and children’s activities are all part of this event. Go to www.synergyfest.com to register online or print out a form.

• Habitat for Humanity is sponsoring a 5K Fun Run for Youth and Adults and a 1 mile children's (under 13 yrs) run on Saturday April 30 at Melody Park in conjunction with SynergyFest. The 5K is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and the Children's Run at 9:30 a.m. Registration for this charity event is $10 for kids and $20 for youth and adults. Entry forms can be picked up at the office for Habitat for Humanity located at 714 National Avenue or can be faxed to entrants by calling 454-4434. Awards will be given to the overall winner and to the top three finishers in each age division for both male and female runners. Children's awards will go to the top 3 boys and top 3 girls. Funds raised by this event will go towards construction of affordable housing for families in Las Vegas.

• Information meeting for RECA amendment bills, Post ‘71 Uranium Workers committee, 10 a.m. to noon on April 30 at the Legion Chapman Lodge #2, 518 1/2 Douglas Ave.

• Spaghetti Luncheon Fundraiser benefit for Relay for Life, Las Vegas, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 1 at the West Las Vegas High School Cafeteria, $5 per person donation. For tickets or for more information, call 429-2297 or email relaylasvegas@aol.com.

• “The Diagnosis and Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer” panel discussion will be held at 7:30 a.m. on May 7 in the UNM Cancer Center Auditorium, located at 1201 Camino de Salud NE, Albuquerque, NM. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.; the program runs from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.