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Food 4 Less, "Mammovan" Team Up for Breast Cancer Prevention

Food 4 Less, "Mammovan" Team Up for Breast Cancer Prevention

 

Free and low-cost breast cancer screenings will be offered at local Food 4 Less stores throughout 2012.

Food 4 Less has teamed up with Nevada Health Centers to offer low- to no-cost breast mammograms at selected Food 4 Less locations through the Centers’ Mammovan program.

The Nevada Health Center Mammovan is a mobile mammography van designed to travel to underserved areas of the state to provide mammogram screenings to geographically isolated and/or uninsured women who otherwise might not seek out the service on their own.

The program was made possible in part from a $10,000 grant from Food 4 Less to Nevada Health Centers.

The Mammovan will be offering breast cancer screenings at the following Food 4 Less locations throughout the year:

New Health Card Office Set to Open

 

A new health card office will soon open in east Las Vegas.

Health card services offered by the Southern Nevada Health District at its East Las Vegas Public Health Center will be unavailable Thursday, Feb. 16 while the program is moved to a new location in the same complex.

The new health cards office, 570 N. Nellis Blvd., Ste. E-12 will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. For more information, visit the health district website, www.SNHD.info.

The East Las Vegas Public Health Center is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (closed on Friday). Services include health cards, birth/death certificates, family planning services (by appointment), children’s exams (by appointment), women’s healthcare services, and immunizations for adults and children.

Health district public health centers are located at: 

Homeownership Seminar Planned

Homeownership Seminar Planned

 

Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly is hosting a homeownership seminar for everyone in his district on Saturday, February 18.

The Helping Your Dream Become a Reality seminar will be at the West Las Vegas Library from 10 a.m. to noon. It will feature guest speakers who will give people an understanding of how to buy a home. There will also be staff from Consumer Credit Counseling Services along with realtors and bankers. Information booths will be set up for people to follow up with specific questions.

“Homeownership is still the American dream,” Commissioner Weekly said. “This event will bring potential homeowners together with the agencies and people who can help them make that dream a reality.”

The event is free. People are encouraged to arrive early so they are able to speak with everyone that they want to talk with.

County Auction Returns Next Month

County Auction Returns Next Month

Clark County’s popular government surplus auctions are almost back.

The first auction of 2012 will be held on at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 3.The auctions are held at the county storage lot at 4320 Stephanie St., off Flamingo Road near Dog Fancier’s Park, and feature items from many government agencies in the region.

Interested participants are encouraged to register as bidders in advance of the sale. The preview and preregistration period opens on site at the auction lot three days prior to the sale. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 29 through Friday, March 2.

Possible Homicide Investigated at Apartment

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police are investigating a body found in a room at a rent-by-week apartment on Boulder Highway near Flamingo Road.

Police say officers were called to the scene after a woman found the man dead in a room.

Homicide detectives are investigating.

Local Schools Choose Healthier Vending Option

Local Schools Choose Healthier Vending Option

A number of Clark County School District high schools now offer healthier vending machine options for their students.

Fresh Healthy Vending is moving into the southern Nevada market and has installed its machines in nine local high schools. All food and drink options stocked in the machines exceed nutritional guidelines for schools, according to company officials.

According to a report in Bloomberg Businessweek, the San Diego-based company "charges franchisees about $11,000 per machine, which they then manage by ordering from Fresh Healthy online and restocking once or twice a week.”

Friends, Family Remember Murdered Las Vegas Teen

LAS VEGAS -- It has been nearly two weeks and there are still no arrests in the murder of 17-year-old Betty Jean Pinkney. She was shot and killed at a house party near Alexander Road and Lamb Boulevard early on the morning of January 15.

Friends and family gathered to remember her today. They say someone needs to come forward so police can catch her killer.

Pinkney was killed and another person was shot when gunfire broke out at the party. Family members say an argument between two men resulted in the shooting. The other woman who was shot is expected to survive.

"Whoever is responsible for this is going to get caught. They are not going to get away with it," said her cousin James Jacobs.

Police: No Suspects in Teen's Shooting

The Desert Pines High School senior was very involved with after school activities. She was on the basketball and the track teams. Family and friends say they still can't believe Betty is gone.