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School's Food Bank Open Every Thursday

 

With the holiday season in full swing and family budgets tight, a local middle school is reminding people in their neighborhood about the open-door policy at their food bank.

Bailey Middle School at 2500 North Hollywood Boulevard opens the doors of its food bank known as the Bailey Nest every Thursday.

School faculty and community partners are on hand from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. to help families on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Since the nest opened last December, more than 2,00 families received help with food and clothing. The help did not just go to students at Bailey but to families in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Technical Sergeant Gets Guide Dog After Losing Sight in Afghanistan

Technical Sergeant Gets Guide Dog After Losing Sight in Afghanistan

 

An Air Force hero blinded trying to disarm an IED in Afghanistan was given a new companion to help him gain greater independence.

Technical Sergeant Corey Kemp lost his left jaw, suffered several broken bones in his face and lost his sight when the device exploded 18 months ago. On Friday, Kemp received Zeno, a German shepherd trained to be a guide dog.

The guide dog foundation Fidelco gave him the dog after a home check.

"They can match a dog based on my requirements and my lifestyle. They picked a dog brought him out, and it has been a perfect match," TSgt. Kemp said.

 

Newman's Own Foundation paid the $45,000 for breeding, training, placement and for 10-years of follow-up service. 

Lights of Las Vegas Beckon with Holiday Glow

Lights of Las Vegas Beckon with Holiday Glow

A good recap of where to find holiday light displays this year

The Ethel M Chocolates' Cactus Garden, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Glittering Lights and more holiday events will attract Las Vegas Valley residents and guests celebrating the holidays.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Holiday Light Display Offers Free Admission for Military Members and Veterans

 

A holiday light display is offering a deal for veterans and active members of the military during several days in November.

Glittering Lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is giving free admission to the drive-through light show November 20 and 21 and again November 26 through November 29 to honor service to our country.

People just need to show a military ID to get into the display for free. Family and friends in the car with the military member or veteran can also go for free, because organizers do not limit the number of people in the car.

Glittering Lights opens for the season November 16. It is open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Fridays through Sundays, the display is open from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

The 2.5-mile-long course features more than one million lights, an avenue of trees and a NASCAR scene.

 

Walk/Run to Remember Planned for Wednesday

Walk/Run to Remember Planned for Wednesday

 

Students at UNLV will honor military members and veterans in their annual Walk/Run to Remember Wednesday.

The run is being hosted by the UNLV Office of Veterans Services and the UNLV Student Veterans Organization. The run kicks off at 6 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.

A special wreath ceremony to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice will be held at 9 a.m. at the UNLV Veterans Memorial, which is near the flashlight on the academic mall.

According to UNLV, an estimated 1,100 student veterans and active-duty military members attend the school. The university also says nearly 800 of those students are getting tuition benefits through Post 9/11 G.I. Bill.