Sunrise/Whitney Neighborhood News, Oct. 29-Nov. 4

DESERT ROSE GOLF COURSE CLOSED FOR HERBICIDE APPLICATION

In preparation for the Las Vegas Wash Project, Clark County has initiated herbicide application on the turf within the Desert Rose Golf Course, 5483 Club House Drive, and access to the area is closed. Over the next few weeks, crews will mow the course and apply herbicide while maintaining irrigation. The application process will continue through November.

The public is cautioned to avoid all contact with the golf course. The herbicide chemical contains a blue dye that could cause permanent staining.

Questions can be forwarded to the Department of Public Works at 702-455-6000 or emailed to projectteam@lvwashproject.com.

SESSION TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

The Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., has partnered with East Valley Family Services to guide and enroll community members in a health plan. An informational session is planned from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Oct. 31.

Assistants will guide participants through the process of satisfying the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. For more information or to register, call 702-631-7098.

The Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave., plans to partner with AARP to provide a free information session on the Affordable Care Act at 2 p.m. Nov. 16. Information will cover important dates, resources and how to enroll in a health plan. Nevada enrollment for health plans began in October and closes March 2014.

For more information, call 702-507-3907.

TOWN ADVISORY BOARDS TO MEET

The Winchester Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive.

The Paradise Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Paradise Recreation and Community Services Center, 4775 McLeod Drive.

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

The Whitney Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Whitney Recreation Center, 5712 Missouri Ave.

WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT PLANS ANNUAL NEIGHBOR OPEN HOUSE

The Water Reclamation District, 5857 E. Flamingo Road, has planned its annual neighbor open house from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 2. The open house will provide tours of the main facility and also have equipment on display, including a camera truck used to inspect existing sewer lines.

Team members plan to discuss the water cycle, reclaimed water and the educational outreach program Don’t Be a Pain in the Drain.

There will also be representatives from the new Wetlands Park and the Springs Preserve on hand to provide information.

YOUTH PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM GRANT APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED

The city of Las Vegas’ annual Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership Program grant application process is open through Nov. 22. The program offers grants for up to $1,000 for youths to create and implement neighborhood-based service learning projects of their own design. The program requires youths to match the city’s grant with cash, volunteer time or in-kind services and goods donated to the project. Projects are required to take place in city limits.

Go online for information and application forms. Applications will be reviewed by the program’s board, whose members are appointed by the City Council. Funding recommendations will be presented to the City Council for final approval in February 2014.

For more information, call 702-229-5406 or email lcampbell@lasvegasnevada.gov.

LARGEST GOVERNMENT SURPLUS AUCTION OF THE YEAR SCHEDULED FOR NOV. 23

The largest government surplus auction of 2013 is scheduled for 8 a.m. Nov. 23 at 4320 Stephanie St.

The popular auctions feature vehicles, office equipment, lost and found electronics and other items used or acquired by government agencies, including McCarran International Airport, the Metropolitan Police Department, area cities and the state of Nevada.

Interested participants are urged to register as bidders during the preview and preregistration period opening at the Stephanie Street site three days before the auction. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 20-22. Participants need to present a valid ID to register. There is no cost to register.

A catalog of items to be sold is at tntauction.com.

ESL CLASSES SET FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS AT WHITNEY LIBRARY

The Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., is offering free English as a Second Language classes for adults and seniors at 10 a.m. Monday through Thursday for six weeks. Classes started Oct. 21.

For more information, call 702-507-3530.

HEALTH DISTRICT TO OFFER NEW FLU VACCINES

The Southern Nevada Health District is scheduled to begin offering a new flu vaccine in October. The quadrivalent influenza vaccine contains two strains each of influenza A and B and will be used to protect against four strains of the flu. The quadrivalent flu shot is $40, and the quadrivalent flu mist is $43.

The flu vaccine will be available at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 560 N. Nellis Blvd., Suite D-1, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

For more information, visit southernnevadahealthdistrict.org.

NO-COST FLU IMMUNIZATION CLINICS PLANNED

The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition and its partners plan to host multiple no-cost flu immunization clinics through Dec. 7 in the Las Vegas Valley. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months or older get a flu vaccine each year. The 2013-14 flu vaccines will protect against the H3N2 and the H1N1 flu virus. The clinics will offer flu vaccine on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone age 6 months or older is eligible if they are uninsured or underinsured. Those with health insurance are encouraged to talk to their doctor or pharmacist about getting vaccinated.

To learn the dates and locations where the clinics are slated to be held, visit vaxvegas.org.

HARDEST HIT FUND PROVIDES MORTGAGE HELP

With one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation, Nevada was selected to be a beneficiary of the U.S. Treasury’s Hardest Hit Fund program, which provides assistance to help prevent avoidable foreclosures and keep Nevada homeowners in their homes.

The Nevada Hardest Hit Fund will assist eligible applicants by paying up to a maximum of $1,000 monthly toward their impounded first mortgage payment, including principal, interest, property tax and insurance for up to nine months. The applicant’s contribution will be a minimum of $75 or any amount that exceeds the $1,000 maximum assistance per month.

Applicants must be unemployed and actively looking for work or be able to validate at least a 35 percent reduction in income/wages since 2008 and must be facing imminent default.

To apply, homeowners can call 855-428-4357 or visit nevadahardesthitfund.nv.gov.

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