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North Las Vegas neighborhood news, June 4-10

COMMUNITY MEETING PLANNED
AT ALIANTE LIBRARY

The North Las Vegas Alliance of Homeowner Associations and Concerned Citizens is set to meet at 6 p.m. June 13 at the Aliante Library, 2400 Deer Springs Road. Don Schaefer, president of the Sun City HOA and activist, is to report on the final outcome of state legislation passed that will affect North Las Vegas communities and residents over the next two years. It has been requested that the successful Ward 1 City Council candidate attend as well as current Councilwoman Anita Wood.

For more information, contact Richard Cherchio at 702-325-6708.

AT&T LOOKS TO BOOST NORTH LAS VEGAS WIRELESS COVERAGE

AT&T recently unveiled a new cell site location in North Las Vegas. The site, one of five Southern Nevada locations activated May 22, looks to give a performance boost to residents and businesses around the intersection of Aliante Parkway and Deer Springs Road.

A report released last month by consumer watchdog RootScore saw the telecommunications giant tied with rival Verizon for an award based on “overall call quality, text performance, and mobile Internet speeds” in the valley. PCWorld/TechHive, another consumer group, has twice ranked the company’s network fastest in the region.

For more information, visit wireless.att.com.

NORTH LAS VEGAS HEADS TO THE POLLS
FOR CITY COUNCIL ELECTION

The North Las Vegas City Clerk’s office, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North, encourages residents to vote in the June 4 municipal general election. Registered Ward 1 voters can visit the city’s permanent early voting site at City Hall, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

CHARCOT-MARIE-TOOTH SUPPORT GROUP
TO MEET JUNE 8

The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Support and Action Group Las Vegas plans to meet at 10 a.m. June 8 at Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave.

Mark Willie from Aertex shoes plans to be in attendance to answer any questions about their shoes, and he will have catalogs.

For more information, call Jerry Cross at 775-751-9634 or Virginia Mamone at 702-343-3572. For information about the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, visit cmtausa.org.

MDA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR AUGUST CAMP

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is looking for volunteer counselors and medical professionals to care for children with muscular dystrophy and related diseases at the Southern Nevada MDA Summer Camp, slated for Aug.
4-10 at Apple Canyon Center in Mountain Center, Calif.

Volunteer counselors must be at least 16. Campers’ ages range from 6 to 17. Each counselor is a companion to an MDA camper, helping with camp activities (sports, horseback riding, arts and crafts, etc.) and day-to-day activities (eating, bathing and dressing).

Also, the association is seeking physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, physical therapists and other medical professionals to volunteer for the camp’s medical staff. Medical staff members supervise and maintain the health and well-being of all camp participants.

To volunteer, contact the local MDA office by visiting mda.org/locate.

MEET COUNTY JUDGES EVENT
SLATED FOR AUG. 17 at canyon springs

Veterans In Politics plans to host a Meet Your Clark County District Judges event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 at Canyon Springs High School, 350 E. Alexander Road.

The event aims to educate voters in advance of the 2014 Clark County general election and improve access to the county judicial system through a Shadow a Judge For a Day program for Canyon Springs High School students.

Students will look to share their judge-shadowing experiences before joining a moderated discussion set to include more than a dozen judges from Clark County’s civil, criminal and family justice departments.

For judge registration and event participation, contact Steve Sanson, president of Veterans In Politics International, at 702-283-8088 or visit veteransinpolitics.com.

For student registration in the Shadow a Judge for a Day program, contact Nancy West, magnet theme coordinator, at 702-799-1870.

FOUNDATION SEEKS EXCHANGE STUDENT HOST FAMILIES

Face the World Foundation is registering volunteer host families for the fall semester of high school. Host families provide a loving home, meals and a bed while learning firsthand about another culture and establishing friendships that will last a lifetime. The nonprofit foundation provides a community representative for the host family and the student during his time in the United States. Call 760-247-5964 or email jodie@facetheworld.org for more information.

MASTER GARDENERS PLAN TOURS
OF DEMONSTRATION GARDENS

The Master Gardeners of Southern Nevada plan monthly tours of the Demonstration Gardens at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Tours are free and open to the public. Groups of five or more are requested to call program coordinator Ann Edmunds at 702-257-5587 at least two weeks in advance.

DONATIONS ACCEPTED TO AID NONPROFIT

Help homeless, pregnant and parenting teens by donating time, money or new or gently used items to assist clients of Southern Nevada Children First, 720 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 30.

Volunteers and donations are always needed to support the nonprofit.

For more information, visit childrenfirst-nv.org or call 702-487-5665.

KIWANIS CLUB WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

The Kiwanis Club of North Las Vegas, a chapter of the international service organization, is scheduled to meet at
6:15 p.m. each Tuesday at T.G.I. Friday’s in the Aliante Hotel + Casino, 7300 Aliante Parkway.

Club community projects have included canned food drives, car shows, kites in the park events and charity fundraisers.

The fourth meeting of the month is limited to members only.

For more information, visit nlvkiwanis.com or call 702-399-0332.

NORTH LAS VEGAS ROTARY CLUB TO MEET

The North Las Vegas Rotary Club of Las Vegas meets at 7:15 a.m. Fridays at the Painted Desert Golf Club, 5555 Painted Mirage Road.

The weekly breakfast meetings include guest speakers, networking, education workshops and service projects.

For more information, visit nlvrc.org/newsite or call Bob Lillis at 702-340-9735.

CAMP THAT REUNITES SIBLINGS IN FOSTER CARE SEEKS DONATIONS

Camp To Belong Nevada, which reunites siblings who are apart due to foster care, is in need of donations from the public for its summer camp program. Camper supplies such as water bottles, flashlights and cans of Gatorade powder are needed.

A full list can be seen at Child Focus, 2685 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 112, or call 702-436-1624.

MASTER GARDENERS PLAN TOURS
OF DEMONSTRATION GARDENS

The Master Gardeners of Southern Nevada plan monthly tours of the Demonstration Gardens at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Tours are free and open to the public. Groups of five or more are requested to call program coordinator Ann Edmunds at 702-257-5587 at least two weeks in advance.

DONATIONS ACCEPTED TO AID NONPROFIT

Help homeless, pregnant and parenting teens by donating time, money or new or gently used items to assist clients of Southern Nevada Children First, 720 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 30.

Volunteers and donations are always needed to support the nonprofit.

For more information, visit childrenfirst-nv.org or call 702-487-5665.

KIWANIS CLUB WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

The Kiwanis Club of North Las Vegas, a chapter of the international service organization, is scheduled to meet at

6:15 p.m. each Tuesday at T.G.I. Friday’s in the Aliante Hotel + Casino, 7300 Aliante Parkway.

Club community projects have included canned food drives, car shows, kites in the park events and charity fundraisers.

The fourth meeting of the month is limited to members only.

For more information, visit nlvkiwanis.com or call 702-399-0332.

NORTH LAS VEGAS ROTARY CLUB TO MEET

The North Las Vegas Rotary Club of Las Vegas meets at 7:15 a.m. Fridays at the Painted Desert Golf Club, 5555 Painted Mirage Road.

The weekly breakfast meetings include guest speakers, networking, education workshops and service projects.

For more information, visit nlvrc.org/newsite or call Bob Lillis at 702-340-9735.

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