City to offer more voluntary employment severance plans

At the May 17 Henderson City Council meeting, the council voted 5-0 to accept a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The budget called for more voluntary employee buyouts and additional cuts.

The proposed cuts would reduce the current $528.9 million budget to $498 million.

The city already has made $105 million in cuts since 2008 but has about $19 million to go to make up for the deficit.

Officials said another round of voluntary employment severance plans was scheduled to be offered starting May 18.


Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded $13,000 worth of life-saving equipment to the Henderson Fire Department on May 4.

The donation included three Rad 57s, detectors capable of identifying carbon monoxide in the bloodstream.

Firehouse Subs presented the donation during a ceremony at the 9555 S. Eastern Ave. location.


Country Fresh Farmers Market opened another farmers market May 13 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. It is scheduled to operate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, weather permitting.

Admission is free.

Country Fresh also operates a farmers market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St.

For more information, visit country


The 17th annual Durango Post 76 American Legion Baseball Golf Tournament is scheduled for 1 p.m. June 3 at Legacy Golf Club, 130 Par Excellence Drive.

All entries must be received by Friday. Entry to the tournament is $150 per player and can be mailed to Durango Baseball, 2302 Carinth Way, Henderson, NV 89074.

For more information, call 897-4300.

at wellness seminar

The Foundation for Wellness Professionals is sponsoring a seminar on women’s hormone-related concerns at 7 p.m. June 6 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway.

The event teaches women about balancing hormones in a natural way through diet, vitamins and exercises.

For more information or to sign up, call 643-9904.

seminar to focus on cancer prevention

The Foundation for Wellness Professionals is hosting an event that teaches about cancer prevention at 7 p.m. June 7 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway.

Participants can learn practical information that might help prevent cancer.

For more information or to sign up, call 643-9904.

Donations allow Adopt a Rescue Pet animal sanctuary to remain open

After weeks of seeking donations to cover a $70,000 debt, Adopt a Rescue Pet, 1500 E. Tropicana Ave., Suite 105, will be able to keep adoptable animals at its 5-acre Amargosa Valley property.

The $70,000 sum was to cover a balloon payment on the mortgage that was to be paid by a private grant. When that funding was no longer available, the nonprofit animal rescue organization sought donations and conducted creative fundraising to cover the cost.

As of midnight May 1 — the deadline for the payment — the remaining donations were gathered, and the property was saved, said Elizabeth Davis Rubin, founder and president of the organization.

Rubin said that although the payment is covered, residents are welcome to donate funds or supplies to the organization.

For more information, email or call 798-8663 or 883-0035.

To adopt a pet, visit PetSmart at 2140 N. Rainbow Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.

Get $75 mammograms in May

Through May 31, The Breast Center at Sunrise, 3006 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 250; Southern Hills Hospital, 9300 W. Sunset Road; and Red Rock Radiology, 7130 Smoke Ranch Road, are offering a special $75 digital screening mammogram, without a physician’s referral, for any woman at least 40 years old.

This program is most beneficial to women who may be uninsured or underinsured. If you have insurance, check with your provider. You may find that your mammogram is fully covered.

To schedule a mammogram, contact The Breast Center at Sunrise at 784-7870, Southern Hills Hospital at 880-2900 or Red Rock Radiology at 731-2888.

Buy a pin to help a child

During May, all Short Line Express convenience stores will be selling Yogi Bear and Kermit paper hearts, and select stores will be selling various styles of gold heart pins to raise money in support of Variety-the Children’s Charity.

Variety helps children with special needs in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit

Patrons can purchase a paper heart for $1 or a gold heart pin for $2.

For more information, call 307-6667 or visit

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