It’s the weekend, and you find yourself in need of medical attention. It could be a swollen ankle, fever or an allergic reaction. Should you head to the emergency room or urgent care center? In order to receive the proper care and potentially save a life, people must understand the difference between the emergency room and urgent care centers.
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When Air Force veteran Merle Voight was diagnosed with breast cancer early last year, the 49-year-old was in shock. The former nurse recalled working on the oncology floor, seeing chemotherapy patients vomit as they also lost weight and most of their hair. That image frightened her, but a Non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical care program helped turn a scary event into one of hope.
When it came to choosing how to fulfill her school’s Pay It Forward project, Goolsby Elementary fifth-grader Juliana Puppel knew just what she wanted to do: make life better for shelter dogs. She readily admits to having an ulterior motive: If she could prove herself responsible, her parents had agreed to get her a puppy.
It may have started as a male-dominated profession, but after more than 30 years in the trade, Jamie Ann Yocono has proved that women can thrive in the woodworking industry. Besides making a profit from her work, she has inspired a generation of women and men to pursue creative projects through the classes she teaches at her business, Wood It Is!, 2267 W. Gowan Road, No. 106.
Local entrepreneur, civil rights activist and gaming pioneer Sarann Knight Preddy died Dec. 22 at the age of 94, but she still has quite a few tales to tell in a book she was wrapping up when she became ill around Thanksgiving.
After settling in the valley last year, American Preparatory Academy has big plans to expand. As in 112,000-square-feet big.
Green Valley High School students are set to bring the sea to the desert. The school, 460 Arroyo Grande Blvd., plans to perform “The Little Mermaid” at 7 p.m. Jan. 29-31, 2 p.m. Jan. 31 and 7 p.m. Feb. 5-7. The show originally ran on Broadway from 2008 to 2012.
Air Force Airman Brittaney N. Ponce graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Ponce is the daughter of Jose N. Ponce of Perris, Calif., and Rebecca Burns of Las Vegas and the stepdaughter of Kelly Burns of Las Vegas.
During their years of teaching math classes part-time at UNLV, student Chris Southworth and graduate Jessica Robinson have seen many freshman students struggle with basic equations. Math classes become so problematic that they’ve witnessed students resort to switching majors, completely altering their career paths and their lives.
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Henderson calendar highlights this week include a Victory Mountain Church women’s conference and a camping basics workshop.
Lake Havasu City, Ariz., makes a great weekend getaway this time of year. During February, you’ll get to choose from an abundance of outdoor activities, including some of the city’s most popular annual events. And you’ll enjoy temperatures a little warmer than in Las Vegas — pleasant for wintertime.
RAINBOW YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE SIGN-UPS PLANNED
Literary happenings coming up include signings at Dragon Castle Books, the Mob Museum, Tuscany Grill and more.
After a three-year hiatus, Theatre in the Valley is grateful for a new start and a permanent home.
They say comedy is a funny way of being serious, but whether it’s booking, performing or teaching, Henderson resident Philip Peredo is serious about comedy.
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Authenticity tops the list of qualities in the new book “Stella by Starlight” by Sharon M. Draper.
Faith Lutheran High School’s Conservatory of the Fine Arts plans to open its previously senior-only classes to all Las Vegas Valley high school students beginning next school year.
View Neighborhood News readers send photos of their pets and everyday lives, and View features photos of pets ready for adoption each week. To submit a photo, email View copy editor Anne King at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to View, C/O Anne King, 1111 W. Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, NV 89125. Photos cannot be returned, and due to the high volume, they are often scheduled a month or two in advance.
In 1887, a reporter was driven to the insane asylum by her lackluster writing assignments. Her publisher demanded her release 10 days later, and Nellie Bly entered the annals of undercover and advocate journalism. A local charity hopes Bly’s exploits inspire a new generation of philanthropists.
If it’s time for a new car, drivers should consider coverage costs before they make their purchase, insurance experts said. Premiums also depend on a vehicle’s specifications, including its price, average repair costs, its safety record and whether it’s attractive to thieves.