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RIBBON-CUTTING UNVEILS RENOVATED LIBRARY AT NEVADA STATE COLLEGE

Nevada State College hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the renovated Marydean Martin Library on Dec. 14 at its campus, 1125 Nevada State Drive.

For more information, nsc.edu.

GREEN VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH PLANS LIVING NATIVITY

Green Valley Baptist Church, 270 N. Valle Verde Drive, has scheduled a Living Nativity beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

The 15-minute presentation features wise men, shepherds, Mary and Joseph, the baby Jesus and animals. The church will provide refreshments, and children are encouraged to make a Christmas craft.

"The Living Nativity is our Christmas present to our community," said worship pastor David Simpson.

Each performance begins on the half-hour, ending with a performance at 8 p.m.

For more information, contact Simpson at 702-376-0480.

HENDERSON to CONDUCT WEIGHT-LOSS CHALLENGE

Henderson has scheduled ts second annual weight-loss challenge to encourage people to slim down in 2013.

The challenge is 12 weeks long and is scheduled to end with a celebration at 5:30 p.m. April 11 at the Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Road. The event is open to people 13 or older.

Participants are invited to weigh in from 6-8 a.m. or 6-8 p.m. Jan. 14-18 at the Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road; the Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Road; the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway; the Heritage Park Senior Facility; the Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Parkway; the Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.; or the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Drive.

Each person who signs up for the challenge is to receive a free one-week fitness pass to any city of Henderson recreation center.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com.

MASSMEDIA CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONs RECEIVES 11 AWARDS

MassMedia Corporate Communications received 11 awards recently during the Public Relations Society of America, Las Vegas Valley Chapter’s Pinnacle Awards ceremony.

Awards ranged from Award of Merit to Awards of Excellence in several categories.

For more information, visit massmediacc.com.

HENDERSON RANKS SEVENth ON DIGITAL CITIES SURVEY’S TOP 10 LIST

The city of Henderson has been ranked seventh in the Digital Cities Survey’s top 10 list of most technologically advanced cities with a population greater than 250,000.

The annual survey is conducted by the Center for Digital Government.

Some of the things highlighted on the survey included offering live streaming video for Henderson City Council and Planning Commission meetings, deploying an electronic patient care report that enables Henderson Fire Department paramedics to provide patient reports to emergency rooms while in transit and replacing 400 computers with energy-efficient technology.

For more information, visit digitalcommunities.com.

NATHAN ADELSON HOSPICE SEEKS DONATIONS

Nevada’s largest nonprofit hospice organization, Nathan Adelson Hospice, is accepting donations through Dec. 31 for families that have gone through the hospice process and seek assistance in their time of need. The Families in Need program assists those patients and families at Nathan Adelson Hospice that might not always be able to afford everyday necessities. The hospice provides care and support to more than 450 patients and families each day as their loved ones makes their end-of-life journey.

Among the "wish list" items are gift cards from Walmart, grocery stores, Babies R Us and Target, as well as gasoline cards. Nonperishables needed include peanut butter, jelly, tuna, spaghetti sauce, dry pasta, soups and non-refrigerator microwaveable items.

Items can be dropped off at any Nathan Adelson location: 4141 Swenson St.; in the MountainView Medical Office Building, 3150 N. Tenaya Way (near Cheyenne Avenue), third floor; and 1401 S. Highway 160, Suite B, in Pahrump. For more information, call Stephanie Forbes at 702-938-3910.

SIGN UP NOW TO RACE FOR A CAUSE

The MS Run the US 2013 Relay, slated for April 16 through Sept. 17, is seeking 14 running partners to take part in each leg of this coast-to-coast run. Each segment covers approximately 140 miles of running over the course of six days. All proceeds raised will support multiple sclerosis research. The never-before-done aspect of the relay will also raise awareness of MS.

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, MS affects approximately 400,000 Americans. Symptoms include walking and balance disturbances, muscle spasms and cognitive dysfunction. A new study conducted by pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics has found that the specialty drug treatment cost for MS is projected to exceed $50,000 per person annually by 2016.

Only 14 slots are available to be part of this charitable expedition. Distance runners who would like to take part can apply at msruntheus.com.

MATH AND SCIENCE CONFERENCE PLANNED

Rancho High School, 1900 E. Searles Ave., is scheduled to host the 2013 Southern Nevada Math and Science Conference Jan. 18 and 19. The conference will offer informational sessions and activities for teachers.

Registration is $50 if paid by Friday and $60 after. For more information and to register, visit snvmath.org/conference.

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