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Local Letter Carriers and Partners Collect More Than 202 Tons of Food

Local letter carriers in Southern Nevada, working with a number of dedicated partners, helped collect 404,028 pounds of non-perishable food during the 2012 National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

That is more than 202 tons of food, which was distributed to more than 20 local food pantries in Southern Nevada to help those who struggle with hunger.  Last year, this effort collected 372,789 pounds of food.

“We know we are making a difference,” said Glenn Norton, president of the Las Vegas branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers.  “As letter carriers, we see the need every day on our routes, which is why we look forward to this national food drive every year. But we couldn’t make the impact we do without the community’s support, or the support of our amazing partners. On behalf of all our member letter carriers, I offer a sincere thank you.”

Fire Station Open House Planned for Saturday

 

The Clark County Fire Department is opening one of its fire stations to the public for an open house. Fire Station 20 at 5865 Judson Avenue will host a community fair and pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Community businesses, organizations and county departments will be at the fair to talk with the public and provide information. Some of the organizations expected to be at the fair include Metro Police, Clark County School District Police, NV Energy and Southwest Gas. Fingerprinting for children’s identity cards will be available during the fair.  

“This fair and pancake breakfast gives the community the opportunity to come see and meet the firefighters working in their neighborhood,” Fire Chief Bertral Washington said. “At the Clark County Fire Department we are always striving to be a good neighbor and community partner.”

Fire Station Open House Offers Summer Safety Info

Fire Station Open House Offers Summer Safety Info

 

The local community is invited to a Clark County Fire Department open house on Saturday, April 28.

It will take place at Fire Station 23, 4250 E. Alexander Road near Lamb Boulevard, from noon to 3 p.m.

Station 23 is located in Commission District D, which includes downtown Las Vegas and the central valley. Visitors can meet the firefighters who serve their neighborhoods and tour the fire station.

Price Rec Center Celebrates Third Anniversary with Hoops

Price Rec Center Celebrates Third Anniversary with Hoops

 

Local residents will celebrate the third anniversary of the opening of the Robert E. “Bob” Price Recreation Center at 3:33 p.m. Saturday, March 3, with the traditional annual basketball game at the center.

The Price Center, 2050 Bonnie Lane, is on the north side of Lake Mead Boulevard, east of Nellis Boulevard. As always, the basketball game will feature some local community leaders and rising youth stars from the center. The event is free to attend.

The Price Center has meeting rooms, exercise and multi-purpose rooms, teen and pre-school rooms, and a gymnasium with full-size basketball courts. The center is next to the Cora Coleman Senior Center and walking trails with shaded fitness stations, exercise equipment and benches. The trails are between the centers and Clark County Fire Station 20.

The center’s namesake, Robert E. “Bob” Price, a Nevada assemblyman for more than 28 years, will be in attendance Saturday.

'Books and Buddies' Reading Mentors Needed at Local Schools

'Books and Buddies' Reading Mentors Needed at Local Schools

Books and Buddies is a reading mentor program sponsored by Spread the Word Nevada, a children's literacy non-profit group, that matches elementary school students from a list of 26 adopted schools with adult mentors from the community. The organization has been serving low-income children and families from the adopted schools within the Clark County School District since it was founded in 2001.

Volunteers interested in helping kindergarten through fifth-grade students improve their reading proficiency, comprehension, and verbal recitation skills are encouraged to make a minimum 12-week commitment for one hour a week. Training will be provided and fingerprinting for background checks will be required.

Volunteer Contact

Libbi Erickson

Office: (702) 564-7809

Libbi@spreadthewordnevada.org

 

Teen's Gift of Life Honored in Rose Parade

Teen's Gift of Life Honored in Rose Parade

 

A Las Vegas teenager murdered two years ago will be honored in this year’s Rose Parade.

Aric Brill was gunned down after leaving a party near Charleston Boulevard and Hollywood Boulevard in February of 2009. Brill’s senseless death was given meaning when his organs were donated to others.

Brill’s gift of life will be honored as part of the Donate Life Float in this year’s parade. A floral portrait of Brill will be on the float. Brill’s mother says, when he went to get his driver’s license, she asked him if he wanted to be an organ donor. She says he replied without hesitation.

“Mom, if I don’t need my organs anymore, then I would want them to go to someone else,” Brill said.

That decision meant five other men, women and children got a second chance at life.

Brill is the first organ donor from southern Nevada to receive the honor. It is being made possible by a sponsorship from Palm Mortuary.