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Teachers Treated To Special Luncheon At Lowman Elementary School

Teachers at Zel & Mary Lowman Elementary School got a surprise last week! Not only were they treated to a home cooked lunch courtesy of Principal Kathy Konowalow, they were also served by members of the Lowman Elementary Student Council.

Konowalow brought in her special family recipe meatloaf and chicken, macaroni and cheese and snow peas.  In addition, the teachers went home with something that should make their lives a little easier to keep organized. The Cannery Casino has "adopted" Lowman Elementary and its neighboring school Jacob E. Manch Elementary. 

Every year the Cannery provides a Teacher Appreciation gift near the end of the school year and this year chose to provide each instructor with an organizer emblazoned with "Together We Can Make A Difference". The Cannery will also be inviting Lowman and Manch teachers to come have lunch at the Cannery Row Buffet next month to honor their work and dedication to students.

Military Job Fair Thursday at Speedway

Military Job Fair Thursday at Speedway

 A job fair for military members with a foot into civilian life will be held Thursday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The producer of the event, Cincinnati-based RecruitMilitary, LLC, is inviting personnel who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, veterans who already have civilian work experience, members of the National Guard and reserves, and their spouses. The job seekers will interview with corporate employers, law-enforcement agencies and other government employers, franchisors, and educational institutions.

The Expo will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

RecruitMilitary expects more than 25 organizations to attend.

First Registration Deadline Saturday for City Election

First Registration Deadline Saturday for City Election

The deadline to register for the upcoming North Las Vegas municipal election is approaching fast.

The North Las Vegas Municipal General Election will be held on Tuesday, June 7.  Polls will be open from 7 a.m to 7 p.m.

The last day to register to vote or to update voter registration, without having to appear in person at the City Clerk’s Office is Saturday. Any qualified elector may register to vote during the final 10 days of in-person voter registration at the City Clerk’s Office, beginning Sunday, May 8 through Tuesday, May 17. The City Clerk’s Office will be open for Close of Voter Registration as follows:

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 8
  • 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Monday, May 9 through Thursday, May 12
  • 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 13 through Tuesday, May 17

Early Voting/In-Office Voting for the City’s Municipal General Election will take place from Wednesday, May 18 through Friday, June 3.

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

A number of exciting children’s performances will take place downtown this summer.

The city of Las Vegas will present concerts and theatre especially for children of all ages this July at the Charleston Heights Arts Center and at the downtown Historic Fifth Street School.

Tickets are priced at $3 per person or $10 for a family four-pack for each of the four events. Large group discounts are available. Purchase tickets online at www.artslasvegas.org. For more information or to purchase tickets by telephone, call 229-6383 or 229-3515.

  • Leland Faulkner will perform his “World of Wonder” show at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center at 800 S. Brush St. The “World of Wonder” is theatre designed for the whole family — a show that combines the amazing and lost art of shadowgraphs (hand shadows), comedy, a mime's skill, an actor’s imagination and the conjuror's craft.

Scenes from Around Town Today

Scenes from Around Town Today

High Schoolers Win Laptops for Green Essays

High Schoolers Win Laptops for Green Essays

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) in partnership with Coca-Cola awarded laptop computers to the 40 winners of an essay contest that asked local high school seniors to write a 500-word essay on how they can reduce their carbon footprint by using the services offered by the RTC.

"The level of participation was remarkable. We received hundreds of essays from students on how they use our growing transit system, bicycling amenities and other environmentally friendly services to reduce our carbon footprint," RTC General Manager Jacob Snow said.

The essay contest was open to all high school seniors graduating in 2011. Each essay was judged equally on its content and the quality of the writing.

Speedway Children's Charities Donates NASCAR Souvenir Programs to Promote Literacy

Speedway Children's Charities Donates NASCAR Souvenir Programs to Promote Literacy

Rachel Commeford, Director of Speedway Children's Charities Las Vegas Chapter, supports Spread the Word Nevada's literacy programs with a recent donation of 840 NASCAR 2011 souvenir programs. Speedway Children's Charities has been a champion of children's literacy and a community partner since 2002.

About Spread the Word Nevada

Kids to Kids, a flagship program of Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., a nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, serves underprivileged children and helps them create home library collections of books to read and share with family members. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success.  Other literacy programs provided by Spread the Word Nevada include Breakfast with Books and Books and Buddies.