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At a special April 15 meeting, the North Las Vegas City Council canvassed its municipal primary election results. For more information or to see the results, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com. Voting results for Ward 2 resulted in a tie for second place between Tanya Flanagan and Linda Meisenheimer.

A request for a recount must be made within three business days of the canvass. The last date to request a recount is Wednesday.

If no one requests a recount, a tie breaker by lot could be held as early as Thursday. In North Las Vegas, the tie breaker will consist of drawing cards. The high card holder would be declared the winner and advance to the June 7 general election.

north las vegas traffic to be diverted on beltway for bridge construction

Traffic on the Las Vegas Beltway at North 5th Street between Losee Road and Aliante Parkway will be diverted for six months. Both westbound travel lanes will be redirected onto the new North 5th Street ramps to get traffic off and on the main line beltway. No westbound access will be provided to North 5th Street to the south, to and from the beltway, in order to construct the North 5th Street Bridge.

Eastbound traffic will remain diverted to the street’s ramps. Construction is part of an $11.8 million project that completes the interchange at North 5th Street and is expected to be completed by fall 2011.

For more information about the closure, visit clarkcountynv.gov.

Devil Pups Informational meeting set

A Southern Nevada Devil Pups information meeting is scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Greater Nevada Marine Corps League at 4360 W. Spring Mountain Road. The leadership program is designed to train girls and boys 14 to 17 to participate in the regional Devil Pup program at Camp Pendleton in California. The group meets Saturday mornings at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road, for months of training. The best trainees are invited to the camp on the U.S. Marine base. For more information, visit www.devilpups.com or call Marie Tomae at 285-4142 or Michael Holguin at 286-8469.

local teen’s event to benefit
rett syndrome foundation

Miss Clark County’s Outstanding Teen 2011, Jayda Frazier, is scheduled to host a dinner dance fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 30 at Nevada Partners, 710 W. Lake Mead Blvd. All proceeds will benefit the International Rett Syndrome Foundation. Rett Syndrome is a rare and non-curable developmental and genetic disorder that affects about 100,000 people in the U.S.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit missgreaterlasvegas.com.

north las vegas city council monthly meeting scheduled for wednesday

The North Las Vegas City Council is scheduled to meet 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 2200 Civic Center Drive. To see the agenda or for more information, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com/SirePub/.

north las vegas chamber of commerce to host community events

The North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to host a general membership luncheon from noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday in the conference center at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. For more information, call 642-9595.

The chamber also is hosting Networking on the Greens from 2-4 p.m. Friday at Aliante Golf Club, 3100 W. Elkhorn Road. The event is an opportunity to blend business and pleasure.

Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. tee time. RSVP for the event by Wednesday. Call 642-9595 or register at tinyurl.com/3dj8hd9 .

The chamber is scheduled to host a home buyer’s education class from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 27 at 1849 Civic Center Drive. Call 649-0998 for more information.

state senate bill would lift restrictions on concealed weapons permit holders

State Sen. John Lee, D-North Las Vegas, is gaining support for a bill that would lift restrictions that prevent concealed weapons permit holders from carrying guns on Nevada’s college campuses.

A legislative committee approved the bill, which is backed by the National Rifle Association, March 25.

kiwanis club plans third annual
kite day may 14

The North Las Vegas Kiwanis Club is scheduled to host the third annual Kite Day May 14 at Nature Discovery Park, 2627 Nature Park Drive. For more information, call Matthew Satenstein at 461-6724.

fitness classes for kids and adults
scheduled at walnut recreation center

From 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. Monday through Friday, Body Tune-Up is set for those 16 or older who prefer a self-guided physical fitness routine but enjoy the discipline of a class.

The free session focuses on cardio, strength and flexibility training. The class is ongoing and free at Walnut Recreation Center, 3075 N. Walnut Road. Belly dancing classes are set from
10:15 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays for those 16 or older. Cost is $18.

A tai chi class is set from 11 a.m. to noon on Mondays for those 16 or older. The class is ongoing and free. Registration is required.

A karate class is slated for those 6 or older. The class is scheduled for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays . Cost is $37.

For more information about class schedules or prices, call 455-8402 or visit clarkcountynv.gov/parks.

ENERGIZER BUNNY SEMIFINALISTS
NEED YOUR VOTES

Angela Daffron of Henderson and Kelsey Kinsel of Las Vegas have been selected as two of 100 semifinalists in the running to become the 2011 inductee into the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame.

They are being recognized for their energetic commitment to making a positive impact.

It’s up to America to determine the 2011 inductee. Vote for your favorite of the 10 finalists at energizer.com/halloffame.

Voting is through May 14. Each finalist vote will trigger a $1 donation from Energizer to the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, up to $10,000.

The 2011 inductee will receive a $10,000 cash prize, plus a $5,000 donation to his or her favorite charity.

Nevada Cancer Institute offers smoking cessation courses

The Nevada Cancer Institute is offering A Smoke-Free Life, a free six-week tobacco cessation course for companies looking to reduce health care costs.

A Smoke-Free Life realistically addresses the challenges of ending tobacco use. A certified tobacco treatment specialist will help employees quit successfully by creating a quit plan, providing information on nicotine replacement therapy and helping participants develop the coping skills to stay smoke-free. The program will be offered through March 2012.

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, killing approximately 1,200 people every day, which is more than alcohol, AIDS, motor vehicle crashes, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined. Each year, Nevada spends $565 million in health care costs that are directly related to smoking. Only 22 percent of Nevadans currently smoke, according to Dr. John Ruckdeschel, director and CEO of NVCI.

Companies interested in offering the course can call 822-5299 or email jquade@nvcancer.org.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO provide transportation for CANCER PATIENTS

The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is seeking volunteers to provide transportation to cancer patients to and from medical appointments.

Rides are provided by volunteer drivers who donate their time and the use of their personal vehicle. Rides are offered to cancer patients who have no means of transportation and/or who are too ill to drive themselves. Many patients need daily or weekly treatment over the course of several months. The program is in dire need of drivers in the southwest and northeast parts of the Las Vegas Valley.

Volunteers must complete an application and attend a training/orientation, and all volunteers are screened.

Volunteers must have the following:

n A current, valid driver’s license issued by the state in which they will perform their volunteer driving duties or in the state where they reside

n A good driving record, which will be checked by the DMV

n Access to a safe and reliable vehicle

n Maintain sufficient limits of automobile liability insurance for their personal vehicle

n Must be in good health

n Must complete the volunteer driver’s application and attend a training/orientation

For information, call 866-500-3272 or visit www.cancer.org.

Broadway Las Vegas

The Best of Broadway Las Vegas is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Labeled “A Soulful Musical Celebration,” the show’s proceeds will benefit the “Broadway in the Hood” program run by nonprofit A Source of Joy Theatricals, which trains and educates youth in theatre and culinary arts. Tickets range from $25 to $35. For more information, go to broadwaylasvegas.com.

Architectural views

A Las Vegas News Bureau art exhibit titled “Architectural Retrospective” is on display through June 7 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive, offering a photographic journey into Las Vegas’ mid-century modern resorts and marquees. For all ages. 507-6100 or lvccld.org.

Vegas Pub Quiz

A free trivia pub quiz, hosted by Vegas Pub Quiz, is planned at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Texas Station. For more information, visit vegaspubquiz.com.

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