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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.

Aliante Casino and Hotel Collecting Toys for Nellis Kids

Aliante Casino and Hotel Collecting Toys for Nellis Kids

 

There is just a few days left to donate toys to the children of Nellis Air Force Base.

Aliante Casino and Hotel is collecting toys for the children of the men and women serving our country at Nellis. The drive is accepting new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages.

They are also accepting donations of clothing, gift cards, and beauty products for teenagers.

Drop-off locations are located at the front desk and the Rewards Center. The toy drive will go through Friday.

 

 

Military Review: Start Officers' Ethics Training Earlier

Military Review: Start Officers' Ethics Training Earlier

 

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's top military officer says ethics training for senior leaders is adequate but should begin earlier in an officer's career and be reinforced more frequently.

That's one of two initial findings by Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in response to a request by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for a review of ethics training following a series of highly publicized ethical lapses by top military officers.

The other finding was that the Pentagon should look closer at perquisites for top officers. Dempsey wonders whether those -- which in some cases include household staffs, drivers and aides to carry generals' bags -- are necessary and sensible.

Dempsey declined to release a copy of his report, but Pentagon press secretary George Little summarized Dempsey's two main findings.

North Las Vegas Woman to Appear on 'Cupcake Wars'

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Cupcakes are serious business these days. A North Las Vegas mother and daughter team found that out first-hand on the Food Network show "Cupcake Wars".

Dani Moulton and her daughter Megan bake cupcakes for her husband, who's a fighter pilot. When Dani found out "Cupcake Wars" is airing an episode that features military spouses, she jumped at the chance to audition.

Watch Dani's Audition Video

She says the whole experience was intense.

"What you see is what you get. When that clock starts on ‘Cupcake Wars', it does not stop," she said. "Once those lights start showing, and the film starts rolling and the timers go, it's non-stop, and it's non-stop chaos. You have a million things to do and not enough time to do it."

Adopt a Military Family for the Holidays

Adopt a Military Family for the Holidays

 

There are a lot of ways to show the spirit of the holidays and give to those in need. Now, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10047 is offering another with military members in mind.

The post has set up at an Adopt-a-Military-Family tree. The tree features the names of military families, veterans, and Fallen Gold Star families that could use some help to have a happy holiday this year.

The public is encouraged to drop by the post at 4337 Las Vegas Boulevard, which is near Craig Road and Las Vegas Boulevard, to take a name from the tree. Those waiting to donate can also email adoptamilitaryfamily@hotmail.com and the family's information will be sent.

Air Force Drone Aircraft Crashes in Nevada Desert

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Nellis Air Force Base official says an unmanned drone aircraft crashed in a remote part of the Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas.

Senior Master Staff Sgt. Andrew Lynch says no one was injured in the crash of the MQ-9 Reaper about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday west of Hiko in Lincoln County.

Lynch says the remotely piloted aircraft was assigned to the 57th Wing at Nellis, near Las Vegas.

It was being used in an Air Force weapons school combat training mission.

The cause of the crash wasn't immediately determined. Lynch says a board of officers is being convened to investigate.