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Area Briefing, Oct. 29-Nov. 4


FREE SHREDDING EVENT SET FOR NOV. 16

A free shredding event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 16 in the south parking lot at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive.

The limit is five boxes of documents per vehicle.

For more information, call 702-229-6405 or 702-229-1100.

INFANT AND CHILD CPR CLASSES PLANNED AT UMC

University Medical Center plans an infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation class at 1 p.m. Nov. 15 and 9 a.m. Dec. 14 at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane.

The class requires a refundable $10 deposit.

For more information or to register, call 702-383-2229.

HENDERSON POLICE TO DISTRIBUTE SAFETY BRACELETS TO TRICK-OR-TREATERS

The Henderson Police Department plans to distribute glow-in-the-dark bracelets to youngsters so motorists can see them on Halloween night.

Police suggest that children trick-or-treat from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 while accompanied by an adult. Police also recommend that youths wear bright clothing and masks that do not hinder their vision.

Bracelets and safety-tip cards are set to be available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the main station, 223 Lead St., the North Community Police Station, 225 E. Sunset Road, and the West Community Police Station, 300 S. Green Valley Parkway.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/police or call 702-267-5000.

S.A.F.E. HOUSE TO HOST ANNUAL 5K RUN

S.A.F.E. House is scheduled to host its fifth annual Run For Shelter 5K Run 1 Mile Walk at 9 a.m. Nov. 2 at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Parkway.

Proceeds are set to benefit the organization, which helps domestic violence survivors.

For more information, visit safehousenv.org or call 702-451-4203.

HENDERSON FIREFIGHTERS WEAR PINK FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Henderson firefighters might be seen wearing pink shirts.

The Henderson Firefighters Benevolent Association purchased $4,000 worth of shirts to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

BONNEVILLE AND CLARK AVENUES TO EXPAND

Bonneville Avenue is scheduled to be extended eastbound from First Street to Maryland Parkway to improve traffic flow, according to the city of Las Vegas. Previously, Bonneville stretched eastbound between First Street and Las Vegas Boulevard.

Traffic flow changes also are planned on Clark Avenue, which is set to be extended westbound from Las Vegas Boulevard to Maryland Parkway. Previously, Clark spanned between Las Vegas Boulevard and First Street.

The changes are part of the $4.6 million Bonneville/Clark One-Way Couplet Phase II Project that started in February. The project is aimed at improving traffic flow and includes plans for roadway reconstruction, sidewalk in-fill and repair, storm drain installation on Bonneville and traffic signal upgrades. The project is scheduled for completion in November.

LANE RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE ON MARYLAND PARKWAY

The Clark County Water Reclamation District recently announced lane restrictions through at least Nov. 15 along Maryland Parkway as part of sewer rehabilitation work.

Middle and inner southbound lanes on Maryland Parkway from Katie Avenue to Flamingo Road are set to be closed 24 hours a day, with work conducted 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Drivers are advised to use alternate routes and allow extra time when traveling through the project area.

For more information, call the project hotline at 702-668-8668 or visit thelvpipeline.com.

COURT WARNS OF SCAM INVOLVING JURY DUTY

The Eighth Judicial District Court recently advised residents to be aware of a scam regarding jury service.

Individuals falsely identifying themselves as law enforcement officers have been calling Clark County residents claiming that an arrest warrant was issued against them for failure to appear for jury service. The scammers then offer to dismiss the warrant for a sum of money.

Residents are advised to report the matter to law enforcement officials for investigation.

For more information, call 702-455-4472 or visit clarkcountycourts.us.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS SET FOR BERMUDA ROAD AND WINDMILL LANE

The Clark County Water Reclamation District recently announced lane restrictions through at least Nov. 6 along Bermuda Road and Windmill Lane as part of field survey work.

Bermuda Road’s northbound left turn lane is slated to be restricted at the intersection of Arby Avenue. Restrictions also are planned for Bermuda’s northbound right turn lane from Warm Springs Road to Arby Avenue and from Eldorado Lane to Mardon Avenue. Bermuda Road’s westbound left turn lane on Warm Springs Road is also set to be restricted.

Restrictions also are slated on Windmill Lane at the intersection of Fairfield Avenue.

Field survey work is set to be conducted from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Drivers are advised to take precautions, use alternate routes and allow extra time when traveling through the project area.

For more information, call the project hotline at 702-668-8668.

RESIDENT TO GRADUATE FROM HOPE COURT PROGRAM

A graduation ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Ave., as part of the Las Vegas Municipal Court Habitual Offender Prevention and Education program.

Daryl Simmons joined the program on Aug. 15, 2012, after his 128th arrest. After spending five months in the HOPE Court program, Simmons was able to move out on his own, thanks to assistance from HELP of Southern Nevada.

The HOPE Court program is aimed at providing a second chance to habitual offenders with issues related to homelessness, misdemeanors and substance abuse. The program finds housing for participants and requires them to complete drug treatment, counseling and job readiness and life-skill courses.

Participants must stay out of trouble and abstain from drugs and alcohol during the program.

For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-382-6878.

SEMINAR TO FOCUS ON CYBER FRAUD

City National Bank plans a seminar on cyber fraud from 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 20 on the third floor of The Innevation Center, 6795 Edmond St.

The featured speaker is scheduled to be Jeff Lanza, a retired FBI special agent with more than 20 years’ experience investigating corruption, fraud, organized crime, cyber crime, human trafficking and terrorism.

Those who are interested must RSVP by Nov. 13 at cnb.com/events, using the event code Vegas Fraud. Business attire is required.

CHILD SAFETY PROGRAM OFFERED AT HENDERSON RECREATION CENTER

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans a child safety and welfare program at the Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.

The four-week program is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Oct. 30. The program is meant for parents to increase awareness and knowledge of issues such as shaken baby syndrome, child abuse, anger management and positive guidance. Session materials will also be available in Spanish.

For more information, contact Olga Soto at 702-257-5567 or sotoo@unce.unr.edu.

SAFE KIDS CLARK COUNTY ENHANCES WEB PRESENCE

Safe Kids Clark County recently launched a new Facebook page at facebook.com/safekidscc, which replaces its former page at facebook.com/pages/safe-kids-clark-county/118498968210.

The nonprofit also has revamped its website at safekidsclarkcounty.org and redesigned its logo.

The organization is aimed at protecting children from injury or death. Group members include representatives from area hospitals, public safety agencies, gaming companies, the retail industry and other sectors.

Safe Kids Clark County is at 3186 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 101. For more information, call 702-731-8666.

 

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