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Escobedo, Legacy Win Big at Music Competition

Escobedo Middle School and Legacy High School's Chamber Ensemble claimed top honors at the "Notes to Grow" music competition for local middle and high schools Saturday at Leavitt Middle School.

Both schools received $8,000 for their first-place finishes. A total of $36,000 in prize money sponsored by Las Vegas area Walmart and Sam's Club stores was divided among seven area schools’ music programs.

Local middle school and high school musical groups submitted applications and performance video for the contest for online evaluation and public voting.

Charity Fashion Show to Benefit Homeless Pets

Charity Fashion Show to Benefit Homeless Pets

Come out to support pets in need – and maybe even to adopt one – Saturday afternoon at MJ's Bling & Bullies Fashion Show for Charity to benefit Foreclosed Upon Pets, Inc. (FUPI).

This event will feature Bo & DeeMo's new spring/summer couture collection, and diamond and jewelry provider MJ Christensen will have their diamonds and jewels on the runway. Real canine models will be walking for charity – Bo & DeeMo's Bully Breed Lords and Ladies and Ambassadors will be the ones wearing the diamond and jeweled pieces from the “Hearts On Fire®” red carpet limited line.

Free Tax Prep Available for Low and Middle-Income Earners

Free Tax Prep Available for Low and Middle-Income Earners

Anyone who earned less than $49,000 in 2010 can receive free tax preparation at two upcoming events sponsored by United Way of Southern Nevada.

With the April 15 IRS tax filing deadline approaching, United Way of Southern Nevada's "Earn It Keep It Save It" collaboration encourages southern Nevadans who earned less than $49,000 last year to take advantage of its free services at two Super Saturday events April 2 and 9.

Both events will take place at Cardenas Market locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The April 2 event will be at 4421 E. Bonanza Road near Lamb Blvd. and Bonanza Road, and the April 9 event will be at 4700 Meadows Lane near Decatur Blvd. and Meadows Lane.

IRS-certified volunteers and community partners will be on site to assist with free tax preparation.

Local Pet Rescue Group Faces Foreclosure

Local Pet Rescue Group Faces Foreclosure

One of Nevada's largest animal rescue shelters might have to close if it cannot raise sufficient money to avoid foreclosure on its Amargosa Valley dog sanctuary.

Adopt A Rescue Pet (ARP) has less than 45 days to raise $70,000 to pay off the pending balloon payment for its five-acre dog sanctuary in Amargosa Valley. Private foundation grant funding was to have provided the money in January, but when the foundation suddenly went defunct, the non-profit pet rescue organization found itself in trouble.

"We are deeply concerned about the future of pets in the Las Vegas area if we are not able to secure the funding necessary to keep our doors open," ARP Founder Elizabeth Rubin said.

Scow to Hold Neighborhood Meeting Wednesday

Scow to Hold Neighborhood Meeting Wednesday

Mary Beth Scow, a newly-elected Clark County Commissioner in District G, will host the first of several neighborhood meetings for residents within her district at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The March 23 meeting will be held at Cora Coleman Senior Center, 2100 Bonnie Lane, which is located behind Bob Price Community Center on Bonnie Lane north of Lake Mead Boulevard.

"I look forward to meeting with residents and hearing their issues and concerns firsthand," Scow said. "This is the first of several neighborhood meetings we plan to hold in the next year so we can reach out to residents throughout District G."

Representatives from several agencies will join Scow on Wednesday, including Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Clark County Public Works, Public Response, Development Services and Park Police.

LVMPD Hosts Graffiti Clean-Up

Las Vegas -- Metro Police at the Northeast Area Command want people to come out and help clean up graffiti in the area on Saturday, March 19th. Paint and cleaning supplies will be provided. The clean up starts at 9am and will run until 12pm in the area around Lake Mead and Marion. Come ready to work, a hat, gloves and old t-shirt are recommended. Water and refreshments will be provided. You don't need to make reservations, just show up ready to help clean up our community.
 

Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local middle school and high school students will compete Saturday for $36,000 in cash prizes for their music programs in the “Notes to Grow” music contest.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Myron Leavitt Middle School, 4701 Quadrel St., and admission is free.

Middle school and high school musical groups submitted applications and performance video for the contest for online evaluation and public voting. The four middle school and four high school groups receiving the most votes were invited to perform on Saturday.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low folding chairs to be more comfortable during the event. Local Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores sponsored the prize money for the competition.

Call 229-2524 or visit http://bbgilv.com/hsnotes/jump.html online for more information.