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The North Las Vegas Planning Commission is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 2200 Civic Center Drive.

For more information about the commission, its meetings or to get an advanced copy of the agenda, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com and click on “Meetings and Agendas.”

NEW WARD 4 ELECTION for July 19 canceled

The special Ward 4 election scheduled for July 19 was canceled by a district court judge July 8. The judge also ruled that the North Las Vegas City Council must canvass its election results in the Ward 4 race and declare dentist Wade Wagner the winner.

An ineligible voter was allowed to cast a ballot in Precinct 4306 on June 7. Wagner had defeated incumbent Councilman Richard Cherchio by one vote in that election. Precinct 4306 runs from Cheyenne Avenue to Alexander Road and from Revere Street to approximately Interstate 15. Only 110 people in the precinct voted. There are 1,248 eligible voters in the ward who will be allowed to cast ballots. Despite losing the election, Cherchio won in that precinct 56 to 54.


The North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to host a chamber mixer from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday to discuss member benefits and engage new members.

The event is slated for the chamber’s conference room, 3365 W. Craig Road, Suite 25. RSVP by Wednesday. Register online at northlasvegaschamber.com or call 642-9595.

From 1 to 4 p.m. July 22, the Small Business Advisory Board is scheduled to host the chamber’s inaugural bowling tournament at Star Lanes Bowling Center inside Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Registration and networking begins at noon. The tournament and awards ceremony will follow. There will be four bowlers per lane with three games, 8 Tap Bowling, Standard Bowling and Wacky Bowling. Awards will be given in all three games.

Registration for members is $20 for a single bowler and $80 for a foursome if prepaid by July 20. For non-members, fees are $25 per bowler and $100 for a foursome prepaid by July 20. Otherwise, fees are $35 per bowler or $140 per foursome. Tournament entry fees include three games, a bowling ball, shoes and lunch.

For more information, visit northlasvegaschamber.com or call


The Aliante Library Book Club is scheduled to meet from 7 to 8 p.m. July 26 to discuss author James Collins’ “Beginner’s Greek” and from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 30 to discuss author Markus Zusak’s “The Book Thief.”

For more information, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com or call


The North Las Vegas Library, 2300 Civic Center Drive, is scheduled to get out the Legos for children of all ages to show off their creative abilities on the last Wednesday of each month. Jigsaw puzzles also are provided. No registration is required. The group is scheduled to meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 27 and Aug. 31.

For more information, visit nlvld.org or call 633-1070.

north las vegas justice of the peace earns lifetime award

North Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Stephen Dahl recently earned the Lifetime Jurist Achievement Award by the Nevada Judges of Limited Jurisdiction. The organization began presenting the award last year, making Dahl the third judge to be honored.

Dahl has served as justice of the peace since 1995. Before his election, he spent more than six years as the team chief over the death penalty litigation unit of the Clark County Public Defender’s office. He has been licensed to practice law in Nevada since 1984.

Lifeguard games set for Saturday
at Pavilion Center Pool

The Southern Nevada Lifeguard Games are slated for all ages from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. Enjoy the show as lifeguards compete from across the valley. Admission is free.

For more information, call 229-1488.

Jewish Genealogy Society to meet
at Sahara West Library

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada plans its monthly meeting for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

The topic will be “Every Artifact Tells a Story.”

There is no charge to attend meetings, which are open to members and nonmembers. The group meets at 1 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month.

For more information, call 528-4334 or visit jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada.

friday Zumba fundraiser
to help cancer patient

A fundraiser Zumba fitness class is planned for 9:30 a.m. Friday at Legacy High School, 150 W. Deer Springs Way.

Funds raised will help Rob Grimshaw, who has been diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma, a cancer so rare there have been fewer than 10 cases of it in the United States in the past 15 years. It does not respond to chemotherapy, and insurance will not cover alternative treatments.

The cost is $10 per person. All donations will go to Grimshaw.

For more information or to make an online donation, visit robgrimshaw.

Make checks payable to USSSA Cancer Fund FBO Rob Grimshaw. For mailing information, call Cason Swinn at 234-5948.


Cannery Casino Resorts is teaming with Operation Showers of Appreciation to host a large baby shower for local military moms. Often military wives and enlistees come to Southern Nevada as part of a relocation where they’re away from family and friends. Others are pregnant while their spouse may be serving overseas.

Anyone can drop off of new baby items, clothing and diapers at the valet area at any Cannery Casino Resorts property, including the Cannery Casino, 2121 E. Craig Road.

Donations will be accepted through July 23. About 100 expectant or recent mothers will be presented with the gifts during a shower planned for July 30 at the Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway.

For more information, call 507-5900.

Bank of America awards grants
to nonprofit groups

Bank of America has awarded more than $500,000 in grants to 35 Nevada nonprofit organizations with an emphasis in social services during the first four months of 2011.

The grants, ranging from $2,500 to $60,000, provide general operating support and funding for specific programs and services to housing and social assistance organizations.

Last year, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation provided more than $1.2 million in grants to nonprofit groups, and bank employees volunteered more than 9,000 hours for community service across Nevada.

North Las Vegas Police Department office hours change

The lobby hours for both North Las Vegas Police Departments — the south command at 1301 E. Lake Mead Blvd. and the north command at 3755 W. Washburn Ave. — changed June 13 to match those of City Hall.

Residents will be able to file station reports from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday only. Residents typically file station reports for non-emergency incidents including, but not limited to: burglary, destruction of private property, theft, harassing phone calls, injury to their vehicle and lost or missing property.

In order to reduce wait time, residents are encouraged to utilize the ePolice Reporting system available online at cityofnorthlasvegas.com. Response to emergency calls for service by uniformed police officers remains unaffected.


The Baby Goose Story Time drop-in program is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursdays through July 26.

Teddy Bear Time for Two’s & Three’s is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesdays through July 27.

The “One World, Many Stories” Summer Story Time is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturdays through July 30.

North Las Vegas Fire Chief Al Gillespie is scheduled to read aloud during “reading corner” at 4 p.m. Monday.

For more information about library events, visit the community calendar at cityofnorthlasvegas.com or nlvld.org or call 839-2980.

montandon BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

The Montandon Boys & Girls Club, 2627 Donna St., is scheduled to host a summer program that includes art, crafts, sports and computers, among other activities. Registration is available throughout the summer for an annual membership fee. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The program runs through Aug. 26.

The cost is $20 for 6- to 12-year-olds and $10 for 13- to 18-year-olds. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

A free lunch will be provided.

For more information about the programs, call 564-7378.


Building permits are required by the city of North Las Vegas for residential and commercial improvement, maintenance or new construction projects. The online building safety page offers tools and guidelines to navigate the permitting process, track inspections and more.

To find out if a home or business site improvement project requires a permit, call the city’s building division at 633-1550 or 633-1536 or visit the division offices at 2240 Civic Center Drive.


Day camp registrations and sales of Sizzlin’ Summer passes, which provide four months of unlimited YMCA access, are located at the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane, and the SkyView YMCA, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway in North Las Vegas.

Y day camp for kids 5 to 15 runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Aug. 26. The Y provides free care for campers from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Camp includes weekly themes and activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, group games and character development activities. Weekly camp prices range from about $100 to $200, and a daily drop-in rate of $45 is offered. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay. Financial assistance is available.

Sizzlin’ Summer passes are on sale through July. The pass is good for four months from the purchase date and can be used at all locations.

Nominations being taken
for Caregiver of the Year

Homewatch CareGivers, a provider of full-service home care, will be accepting nominations for its National Family Caregiver of the Year award through July 29.

Semifinalists will win a yearlong scholarship to Homewatch CareGivers University, where they can take various courses in gaining an educational foundation, skill set and confidence to continue improving their caregiving. The semifinalists also will be given eight hours of respite care. One winner will be awarded the $10,000 grand prize and the title of National Family Caregiver of the Year.

For more information on the program, visit homewatchcaregivers.com.

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