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Artist turned teacher makes school his canvas

You can see his paintings in galleries in Bologna, Italy; New York City, Los Angeles and locally at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, 450 Fremont St., Suite 280. However, Michael Cababe’s biggest exhibit is at Bracken Elementary School, 1200 N. 27th St. Cababe became the school’s art teacher four years ago and transformed the campus into a canvas that he and his students add to each semester.

Dining pick of the week: Shuge’s Kitchen

The phrase “home cooking” conjures up a host of memories. If your home cooking memories remind you of smothered fried pork chops or chitlins, then Shuge’s is about to become your new “home cooking” home.

Suffering plum may have second chance

Question: My purple plum has branches that are dying on one side of the tree. The leaves are all brown and crunchy while the other side seems healthy. Please help.

The loneliest golf course in the world exists in Pioche

It’s early Thursday morning, and I’m on the loneliest highway in America heading toward Ely. Earlier in the week, I played golf in the boonies, in Mesquite, Hawthorne and Fallon. Today, it’s the White Pine Golf Course in Ely. Stick with me as I drive this loneliest Highway 50 to Ely, some 255 miles away, for a great story.

Literary Las Vegas: Bill Baillargeon

“Waking Up to All That Matters” is a book about a physical and spiritual journey that led Las Vegas author Bill Baillargeon through Greece, Italy, Egypt, Central America, Peru and beyond in search of wisdom. Along the way, Baillargeon discovered life isn’t about money. “Money’s great, but it’s not why we’re here,” he writes. “We come into life naked and we go out naked. In the end, all we have are our life experiences.”

Book Briefs

Fall Frenzy Book Fair Scheduled

Favorite Sons & Daughters

Bryce Walter, 15, has achieved Eagle Scout status in the Boy Scouts of America.

Sentate Bill 257 imposes tougher punishment for graffiti taggers

A new law went into effect Oct. 1 making graffiti-related offenses committed on any designated historic site in Nevada a category C felony, which comes with mandatory jail time. It allows civil lawsuits to be filed against the parents of children 18 or younger if the juveniles have defaced property with graffiti. The property owner now can seek triple damages, plus lawyer fees. The law also addresses counseling and community service.

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