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Sunrise/Whitney Neighborhood News for July 3-9

The Las Vegas Blackjacks rugby team is scheduled to practice at 7 p.m. today and Wednesday at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. The group practices at the park regularly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the off season. Anyone interested in rugby is invited to participate. Participants should bring a T-shirt, water and cleats or soccer boots. For more information, email info@
lasvegasblackjacksrugby.com.

LIbrary to host Lego Club

Teens are invited to craft robots in a LEGO Club from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. The completed robots will be displayed in the library’s Teen Zone. For more information, call 507-4010.

Resume Writing Workshop planned

A two-day resume writing class is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Monday and July 10 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Participants are required to have keyboard and mouse knowledge. Participants should bring all information for their resume, including lists of previous supervisors, work addresses and phone numbers. They should also bring a 2GB flash drive to which to save their resume. Flash drives are available from the library for $10. For more information, call 507-6301.

Kids are invited to bust boredom

Kids and teens are invited to play board games, make crafts and listen to music and more during Boredom Busters, which is scheduled from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. For more information, call 507-4010.

Teen collage session planned

Teens are invited to try their hands at making paper crafts such as a comic book collage bookmark from 3 to 4:30 p.m. July 14 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. For more information, call 507-4010.

TOWN ADVISORY BOARDS TO MEET

The Paradise Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. July 10 at the Paradise Recreation and Community Services Center, 4775 S. McLeod Drive.

The Winchester Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. July 10 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive.

The Whitney Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. July 12 at the Whitney Recreation Center, 5712 E. Missouri Ave.

The Sunrise Manor Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. July 12 at the Hollywood Recreation and Community Services Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd.

For more information or agendas, visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 455-7340.

Fire Department reports activity

The Clark County Fire Department was called to a fire at two mobile homes at 3610 Las Vegas Blvd. North at about 10:20 a.m. June 15. Firefighters from Las Vegas and North Las Vegas also responded to the fire. Two adults escaped the fire, but three children under 3 did not.

Fire fighters responded to a fire at 9:55 p.m. June 17 at an apartment at 5250 E. Stewart Ave. No was injured in the incident, but two families were displaced by smoke damage. The fire appeared to be cooking-related. The Clark County Fire Department reminds everyone that precautions should be taken when cooking. Cooking food should not be left unattended. Children should be supervised in kitchen areas. Flammable materials should be kept away from the stove and the stove or oven should be turned off when done cooking.

In the case of a cooking fire, if it’s safe, turn off the burner. If the fire is in a pot or pan, smother it with the lid. The same applies with an oven fire. Turn the oven off and leave the door closed to smother the fire. Do not use water on a grease or oil fire as it may spread the flames. Instead, use baking soda or a chemical fire extinguisher. Do not take risks with fires. When in doubt, get out and call 911.

The kitchen also appears to be the origin of a third fire at 8:30 a.m. June 18 at a house at 4626 Sacks Drive. No injuries were reported, but damage was estimated to be $20,000.

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