June 4, 2012 - 11:15 pm
COUNTY COMMISSION SET TO MEET
The Board of County Commissioners is scheduled to meet in the commission chambers inside the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, to review, discuss and vote as needed on affairs affecting Clark County jurisdictions from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. For more information or to view the meeting’s agenda, visit clarkcountynv.gov.
STARS OF TV’S ‘TANKED’ PLAN TO MEET, GREET FANS
Wayde King and Brett Raymer, stars of Animal Planet’s show "Tanked," plan to host a meet-and-greet for their fans from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m Sunday at Petco, 2340 E. Serene Ave. The Las Vegas-based brothers-in-law own and operate the largest aquarium manufacturing company in the nation, Acrylic Tank Manufacturing.
King and Raymer are set to introduce their new line of ATM aquarium products, demonstrate how to set up a basic fish tank and meet and sign autographs for their fans. Guests will also learn how to take a preventative and healthy approach to maintaining a family aquarium.
HASH HOUSE A GO GO PLANS FATHER’S DAY PHOTO CONTEST
Hash House A Go Go, 6800 W. Sahara Ave., has planned its third annual Father’s Day photo contest. Children younger than 10 can submit a favorite photo of themselves with their dads to be reviewed by celebrity judges. The deadline for photo submissions is June 12. Photo submissions should include name, age, email address, photo and phone number and be sent to:
Robert Jarrett, PR Plus
5576 S. Fort Apache Road, Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89148
After being notified the week prior to Father’s Day, the winner will receive brunch on Father’s Day valued at $100 as well as dinner once a month for the following year. Photos will not be returned.
FUNERAL FACILITY SCHEDULES JEWISH DEATH PRESENTATION
A presentation titled 10 Things You Should Know About Rituals and Practices Related to Jewish Death and Dying, is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday at Kraft-Sussman Funeral Services, 3975 S. Durango Drive, Suite 104.
Questions such as, "What are the steps I should take when a member of the Jewish community dies? What are the rituals and customs observed?" are set to be addressed.
This presentation will provide basic knowledge on the topic as well as provide the opportunity for participants to ask questions on this issue.
It is free and open to the public. Registration is requested. To register or for more information, call 485-6500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CITIZEN ADVISORY BOARDS, COMMITTEES ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Clark County is accepting applications from residents willing to serve on the Family Services Citizen Advisory Committee, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Citizen Review Board, the Mount Charleston Town Advisory Board and the Juvenile Justice Services Citizen Advisory Committee. For more information on these boards and committees or to download an application, visit clarkcountynv.gov.
ENTERPRISE TOWN ADVISORY BOARD SET TO MEET JUNE 13
The bimonthly meeting of the Enterprise Town Advisory Board is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 13 at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/c27x4aj.
WINDER FARMS PLANS BREAST CANCER SUPPORT INITIATIVE
Winder Farms plans to make a donation to the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure for every Winder Farms strawberry milk sold through Oct. 31 (Breast Cancer Awareness Month). To remind customers of the charitable initiative, labels on 16-ounce and half-gallon bottles have been changed and will now feature the Susan G. Komen for the Cure pink ribbon.
Winder Farms has also created a Friends of the Farm offer to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For every new customer who signs up for Winder Farms using the promotional code "KOMEN," $25 will go to the charity. For more information, visit winderfarms.com.
SOUTHERN NEVADA HEALTH DISTRICT CLOSES MAIN FACILITY
The Southern Nevada Health District has suspended operations at its main facility at 625 Shadow Lane as a result of an engineering report that found that the main building lacks an internal support system and may be unsafe to occupy. This closure impacts only services in the main building.
Services provided in the outlying buildings on the campus are not affected at this time, and services will continue to be available at public health centers in East Las Vegas, Henderson, the Cambridge Community Outreach Center and at service sites throughout the valley. Updated information on service availability also is available at southernnevadahealthdistrict.org or by calling 759-4636 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Client services that are available at other locations include:
— Birth and death records at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center
— Health cards at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Cambridge Community Outreach Center
— HIV/AIDS testing at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center
— Immunization clinic at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center
— Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center
Services that have been temporarily suspended include: Food and pool plan review, individual sewage disposal system plan review; loan certifications for private water supplies and sewage disposal systems plan review and parcel maps plan review.
The health district is anticipating that these suspended services will be operational within soon, and the environmental health staff does not foresee an adverse impact on any local businesses.
BARKING DOGS ANNOUNCES DONATIONS TO LOCAL SHELTERS, RESCUES
Barking Dogs pet grooming and boutique, 9325 S. Cimarron Road, Suite 145, has announced its "Karma Konnection" fundraiser to benefit local shelters and rescues. Each month, the salon chooses a different shelter or rescue to receive donations of cash, toys, food, etc. For each donation members of the public make, they will receive $2 off any product or service at Barking Dogs. For more information, visit barkingdogslv.com.
GRIEF CAMP COMING JULY 20-22 TO LOVELL CANYON
Camp Mariposa, a grief camp, is scheduled for July 20-22 at Camp Potosi in Lovell Canyon, 12 miles southwest of Red Rock Canyon.
The camp is accepting applications from children 7 to 12 who have lost a loved one.
It is partially funded through grants from Cox Communications and Speedway Children’s Charities. There is no cost to families of accepted campers. A $25 refundable deposit is requested with the application in order to reserve a space. Reservations should be received by June 22.
4-H CAMP PLANNED AT LAKE TAHOE
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Southern Area’s 4-H camp is planned for July 29-Aug. 4 at the Nevada State 4-H Camp at Lake Tahoe. Registration is open to campers 9 to 15 until the camp is full.
The cost is $350 and includes transportation, meals and activities. To sign up, contact Mary Regan at 257-5524 or email@example.com.
GRANT WILL HELP STOCK FOOD PANTRY
Helping Hands of Vegas Valley has received a $10,000 grant from health care provider CareMore. The grant will help fund HHOVV’s low-income qualified food pantry, which serves an average of 355 clients monthly.
Helping Hands of Vegas Valley is a nonprofit organization that provides assistive services to senior citizens in Southern Nevada, allowing them to maintain their dignity and independence while improving daily living.
For more information, visit hhovv.org.
MAMMOVAN SCHEDULED TO OFFER LOW-COST BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS
Thanks to a $10,000 grant from Food 4 Less, Nevada Health Center’s Mammovan is scheduled to offer low- to no-cost breast cancer screenings at selected Food 4 Less locations. Stops are scheduled from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Sept. 4 at 1301 S. Boulder Highway; June 14 at 4001 S. Decatur Blvd.; Aug. 16 at 1955 N. Nellis Blvd.; and Nov. 21 at 2255 Las Vegas Blvd. North. For more information, visit nvhealthcenters.org.