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Local Memorial Service to be Held for Norway Victims

Thursday morning Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman met with members of the Norwegian community and signed a book of condolences for the victims of the massacre there last week. 

Locals will get a chance to sign the book at a memorial being held Thursday night. The community is invited to take part in the service to be held at 7 p.m. for the victims of the bombing in Oslo and shooting spree at a nearby youth camp. The event will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 111 N. Torrey Pines Drive. 

The service will be conducted primarily in English but will include Norwegian elements. Local Norwegians who own traditional folk wear called “bunads” are encouraged to wear them.

Free School Supplies, Movie at City Event

Free School Supplies, Movie at City Event

 

The City of Las Vegas will host a free back-to-school fair and movie in the park Friday, Aug. 5, in Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.

Community vendors will be on hand and kids can play in a jump house. School supplies will be distributed to the first 500 school-age children; children must be present to receive supplies.

Bring blankets or lawn chairs to be more comfortable during the animated family film “Tangled,” which will begin at dusk. Light refreshments will be available while supplies last. The movie and refreshments are sponsored by Smoothie King.

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada Rescues 1,000th Dog

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada Rescues 1,000th Dog

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada recently adopted its 1,000th dog. Gold Rush, whose new owner renamed him Henry, was the lucky pooch.

We could not have accomplished this milestone without you. Your support will allow us to continue our mission. Thank you.

Local Students Dig Deep to Help Others in Need

Local Students Dig Deep to Help Others in Need

The devastation in Joplin, Missouri has prompted local students to lend a hand and raise money for a school heavily damaged by the massive tornado.

The students at Lamb of God School raised more than $2,000 for their sister Lutheran school in Missouri. The school was damaged when the storm hit the area in May. School officials hope to rebuild it in time for the new school year next fall. 
"It is really near and dear to their hearts because they understand the Lutheran school and having a teacher lose something that is important to them. And so they give out of their hearts. We have had parents make large donations." said Sanna Klipfel the Principal at Lamb of God School. 
The money came from this week's chapel donation. Some students even broke open their own piggy banks to give.   

 

Military Members Get Free Burgers on Memorial Day

Military Members Get Free Burgers on Memorial Day

 

Smashburger is honoring military members and their families with a free one-third pound Smashburger of their choice from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. this Memorial Day.

During those designated hours, anyone showing a valid military ID card at any of the four Las Vegas Smashburger locations will receive a free burger of their choice (one free Smashburger per person per valid military ID.)

Las Vegas Smashburger locations:

  • 7541 W. Lake Mead Blvd. (Lake Mead and Buffalo)
  • 9101 W. Sahara Ave. (Sahara and Ft. Apache)
  • 5655 Centennial Center Blvd. (Centennial Center and Ann)
  • 4725 S Maryland Pkwy. (Maryland Parkway and Tropicana)

Smashburger is open daily from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada honored 34 Girl Scouts during its recent 2011 Young Women of Distinction ceremony at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

The Gold Award is Girl Scouts highest earned honor, and is an opportunity for a girl to put her leadership skills, career interests, and personal values together to serve her community. Gold Award recipients:

Police, Community to Honor Memory of Kahre

Police, Community to Honor Memory of Kahre

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie and other law enforcement officials will take time from their busy schedules to honor one of their own on Friday during the annual Marc Kahre Honor Day celebration at Marc Kahre Elementary School, 7887 West Gowan Road.

Parents and families are invited to attend the feature event of the day, the annual parade of officers that will take place beginning at 1 p.m. on Kahre Field. School personnel will be available to guide those in attendance to the proper locations for the various events.  

Kahre was a 15-year veteran of the Metro Police Department when he was killed in the line of duty on October 11, 1988. In recognition of his service to the community, the school annually hosts a day of educational events.