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Southwest Las Vegas plays feature mostly 55-and-up cast

The Speeding Theatre-Over 55 and Super Summer Theatre cast members put on “Any Body for Tea?” and “The Omelet Murder Case” — two one-act plays — on March 7. With a cast of mostly Las Vegas residents 55 and older, the plays were performed first at the Super Summer Theatre space.

Spring Valley still plagued by ‘party houses,’ residents say

Clark County Commissioners Michael Naft and Justin Jones held a meet-and-greet Feb. 26 at Desert Breeze Community Center that drew about 50 people. Lisa Skurow told them she has seen some “serious violations” of the county’s short-term rental ban in her neighborhood, near Jones Boulevard and Edna Avenue.

Las Vegas crime-prevention specialist: Awareness is key

Hannah McCready held the class Feb. 20 at the Metropolitan Police Department’s Spring Valley Area Command substation to teach attendees how to prevent sexual assault, violent crime, and property theft and damage. She is a crime-prevention specialist for the department.

Southwest Las Vegas a training ground for some truck drivers

At age 26, Christa Welther is the exception in an industry dominated by male baby boomers. Robert Foreman, a Department of Motor Vehicles truck driving tester, said the combination of baby boomer retirement and higher demand for freight has resulted in a shortage of truck drivers across the country.

Southwest Las Vegas archer, 12, takes third at local tourney

Archer Haley West of southwest Las Vegas finished in third place out of 102 girls in her division at the Vegas Shoot at the South Point on Feb. 8-10. West, 12, competed for the first time in the youth division, made up of archers ages 12-14. She received a $500 scholarship for her finish.

Las Vegas archers to attend world tourney on home turf

Impact Archery shooters have been preparing for months for The Vegas Shoot, happening Feb. 8-10 at the South Point. The Vegas Shoot, put on by the National Field Archery Association, is the largest indoor archery tournament in the world

Southwest Las Vegas nonprofit distributes thousands of shoes

The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation is a nonprofit in southwest Las Vegas that provides shoes to at-risk Clark County School District students. Nikki Berti found the organization with her husband, Tony.

Bishop Gorman freshman chosen for Disney Dreamers Academy

In March, Bishop Gorman freshman Roman Jimenez will learn from motivational speakers and discover potential creative career paths during the four-day Disney Dreamers Academy at Disney World in Florida.

Myasthenia gravis resources are rare, Las Vegas patient finds

Aarash Taghdir of Las Vegas suffered mysterious symptoms including drooping eyelids, double vision and severe fatigue for eight years before he was diagnosed with the rare disease myasthenia gravis. Now his challenges are financial as well as physical.

Las Vegas club’s goal: Highlighting true Italian culture

The mobsters in “The Godfather” trilogy and the food served in many Italian-American restaurants don’t accurately reflect Italian culture, according to Casa Italiana di Las Vegas.

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