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Literary Las Vegas: April Awalt

After bedtime stories, Henderson resident April Awalt always told her son, Christopher, that she loved him to the moon and back. One night, he countered with "Mommy, I love you to the sun and back because it is farther."

News from around the Valley, Nov. 12-18, 2015

New Girl Scouts program: In October, the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada launched What Did You Do Today?, a fall recruitment campaign to engage new volunteers and introduce more girls to scouting. The group offers many programs and activities to help girls discover their values, connect them with others and take action to make a difference in the world. Girls can earn badges for everything from first aid and camping to financial literacy and STEM activities. The group mission is to build courage, confidence and character in girls ages 5 to 17 years old. Visit