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Students Throw Pies into Principal's Face

Students Throw Pies into Principal's Face

Students at one southern Nevada high school threw pies into the faces of their school's administration and no one got in trouble.

The pie-into-face event was part of an effort to collect bottled water for the Las Vegas Rescue Mission.

Students at Northwest Career and Technical Academy have collected more than 40,000 bottles of water to donate to the mission. The students were rewarded Wednesday by getting a chance to smash a whipped cream pie into the face of the principal and other administration.

"It is awesome seeing the camaraderie of the city and students getting excited about doing something positive for the community. We are very excited. It is always good to see the next generation seeing what the impact they can make in this community," Shannon Mangel with the Las Vegas Rescue Mission said.

The rescue mission said the water collected by the students will be handed out immediately.

Volunteers Needed to Clean-up Around Lone Mountain

Volunteers Needed to Clean-up Around Lone Mountain

 

Volunteers are needed to help clean-up a desert area at the base of Lone Mountain.

The Bureau of Land Management, Get Outdoors Nevada and Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown are sponsoring the event Saturday.

They're looking for people to help clean up illegally dumped trash and litter in the area between Lone Mountain Park and the base of Lone Mountain.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. on the eastern edge of Lone Mountain. The cleanup effort runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, a hat and sunscreen. The BLM will provide snacks, water, trash bags, gloves and hand tools.

The BLM sponsored 10 similar cleanups each year. Last year, volunteers removed 270 yards of trash from public lands.

Officers Start Memorial Run for Fallen Law Enforcement

Officers Start Memorial Run for Fallen Law Enforcement

 

Dozens of law enforcement officers are off and running for the 14th annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Run.

The runners started Thursday morning from Police Memorial Park, near Cheyenne Avenue and Grand Canyon Drive. They are traveling north to Carson City where a memorial service will be held.

The run is divided into 120 segments, which reflects the 120 law enforcement officers in Nevada who have lost their lives.

The officers are carrying a baton containing the names of the fallen officers. The baton will be given to the families of those officers during the ceremony in Carson City.

New Citizens Take Oath of Allegiance at Red Rock Canyon

New Citizens Take Oath of Allegiance at Red Rock Canyon

 

More than 100 people became new citizens of the United States of America Monday, during a ceremony at the Red Rock National Conservation Area.

The ceremony was scheduled for Martin Luther King Jr. Day to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

This is the first naturalization ceremony to be held at Red Rock Canyon. U.S. District Court Judge Philip M. Pro administered the Oath of Allegiance to the new citizens that hailed from dozens of different countries.

"We come from India and we definitely don't have this kind of opportunity and freedom.  We find America very embracing, and that equality and freedom we highly value. We do not take that for granted," Michelle and Annie Abraham who became U.S. citizens said.

It can take years from the time that immigrants apply for citizenship for their paperwork to be finished. For the Abrahams, it took five years to get to this day.

Choirs, Commissioners Mark Holiday Season

Choirs, Commissioners Mark Holiday Season

 

High school choirs, county commissioners and Santa Claus will take part in holiday festivities the next two days at the Clark County Government Center.

A tree lighting will be the centerpiece of events at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The 35-foot-tall tree was last put up in 2008 and features 2,000 lights and ornaments as well.

On Thursday and Friday, local high school choirs will be performing in the Government Center rotunda at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. The schedule:

Cimarron-Memorial to Open Doors for Thanksgiving Meal

Cimarron-Memorial to Open Doors for Thanksgiving Meal

The community around Cimarron-Memorial High School in northwest Las Vegas will enjoy a special Thanksgiving meal this year.

Community partners and volunteers will come together Thursday to host families from approximately 30 schools, as Cimarron presents its second annual Feeding the Homeless Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. inside the school's cafeteria. The school is located at 2301 N. Tenaya Way.

In addition to a full holiday dinner, there will be bingo and a visit from Santa Claus. The idea for the event came from Principal Joe Caruso, who volunteers at the City Mission of Las Vegas and wanted to welcome in the community.

“Throughout the District you'll often hear principals say that our students are members of our extended family,” Caruso said. “This dinner is our way of opening up our school to the community and showing our appreciation for the support they give to our students throughout the school year."