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Local Letter Carriers and Partners Collect More Than 202 Tons of Food

Local letter carriers in Southern Nevada, working with a number of dedicated partners, helped collect 404,028 pounds of non-perishable food during the 2012 National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

That is more than 202 tons of food, which was distributed to more than 20 local food pantries in Southern Nevada to help those who struggle with hunger.  Last year, this effort collected 372,789 pounds of food.

“We know we are making a difference,” said Glenn Norton, president of the Las Vegas branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers.  “As letter carriers, we see the need every day on our routes, which is why we look forward to this national food drive every year. But we couldn’t make the impact we do without the community’s support, or the support of our amazing partners. On behalf of all our member letter carriers, I offer a sincere thank you.”

Free Lasik Surgery Offered for Deserving Military Mom

A local VFW post and a Lasik surgery center are combining efforts to give free Lasik surgery to a military mom.

They are taking nominations now for a deserving mother, either active duty or retired, in any branch of the United States military. They must be 21 years old and must be a legal resident of Nevada to participate in the contest.

People interested in nominating a mother need to submit a letter outlining why she deserves the surgery to LASIK of Nevada, 8190 S. Maryland Parkway, Ste 100, 89123 or 1225 S. Fort Apache Rd. #145, 89117, by May 31.

The surgery will be done by Dr. Richard Rothman. He says he is thrilled to be honoring a military mom for her service.

“Members of the United States military personally sacrifice in order to give to our country and that is an amazing thing. We are happy to work with VFW Post 1753 to give something back to them,” Dr. Rothman said.

Welcome Home Party Held for RED HORSE Squadron

 

The RED HORSE Squadron is receiving a welcome home from family and friends at the Silverton Hotel and Casino.

The party is from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday at the Veil Pavilion inside the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. The squadron will be treated to appetizers, drinks and a room full of proud people.

About 290 members of the RED HORSE Squadron returned home from a six-month deployment on April 6. The squadron provides civil engineering support for missions around the world.

The party will also honor Colonel Darren Daniels who is retiring. He has been with the squadron for the past two deployments. The party will celebrate his accomplished career.

Wedding Chapel Offers Memorial Day Special for Military

Wedding Chapel Offers Memorial Day Special for Military

 

The Chapel of the Flowers is offering a unique way of honoring members of the military on Memorial Day.

The wedding chapel is offering a special package for active duty or veteran military that want to get married or renew their vows on Monday, May 28. The package includes a hand-tied bouquet, candid ceremony photos, a wedding DVD, a live stream of the wedding ceremony on the internet, limousine transportation, a unity candle ceremony, wedding music and a first look service to keep the groom from seeing his bride before the ceremony. There is also a special twist for that day. If the groom wears his military uniform, the couple will receive a $50 print credit to use at the chapel’s photo gallery.

Couples can book their ceremonies now. To get special package deal, a military or veterans ID must be presented. The Chapel of the Flowers is on Las Vegas Boulevard just north of the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino. 

Baby Shower Planned for Military Moms

Baby Shower Planned for Military Moms

It's one thing to be in the military and constantly moving around the country. It's something quite different to be pregnant while your spouse is overseas and you're left living in a community far away from family and friends.

That is how Operation Showers of Appreciation got started. It's a way to support those military families who need a good friend to throw them a baby shower when they need it most. 

Again this year Operation Showers of Appreciation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, will be assisting more than 100 military moms with all the things they need as a new parent, or soon-to-be parent.

"To have the opportunity to support and lift up these mothers is just fantastic. It helps ensure moms have what they need and reassures deployed dads that their loved ones are cared for so they can focus on their mission," said Kimberly Felshaw, President of Operation Showers of Appreciation.

Fire Station Open House Offers Summer Safety Info

Fire Station Open House Offers Summer Safety Info

 

The local community is invited to a Clark County Fire Department open house on Saturday, April 28.

It will take place at Fire Station 23, 4250 E. Alexander Road near Lamb Boulevard, from noon to 3 p.m.

Station 23 is located in Commission District D, which includes downtown Las Vegas and the central valley. Visitors can meet the firefighters who serve their neighborhoods and tour the fire station.