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Spread the Word Nevada Featured in First G-Team Campaign in Las Vegas

Spread the Word Nevada Featured in First G-Team Campaign in Las Vegas

Spread the Word Nevada is excited to announce their campaign on G-Team Las Vegas, Groupon’s philanthropic arm.

Each week, G-Team features a local campaign that enables Groupon followers to do good, have fun, and make a real impact in their community. From Tuesday to Thursday, the Spread the Word Nevada G-Team campaign will raise money and increase awareness about its children's literacy programs. Spread the Word Nevada has been providing books and literacy services to the low-income youth in Southern Nevada and the Clark County School District since 2001.

Blue Star Moms Collect Items for Troops Overseas

Blue Star Moms in southern Nevada spent Wednesday putting together care packages for our troops serving overseas.

The group, with the help of employees of Albertsons at Durango Drive and Flamingo Road, filled boxes with non-perishable food like granola bars, beef jerky, hard candy, oatmeal packets and tuna pouches. The care packages will be shipped to Las Vegas soldiers outside the country. Each box also has an encouraging note from the Blue Star Moms. It will take about ten days for the boxes to reach their destination.


"It is very rewarding to be able to support the troops and to know that were providing something for them that they may not have," said Sara Crusade Second Vice President of Blue Star Moms Southern Nevada Chapter. 

New Fire Station Plans Community Fair

Firefighters at the newest fire station in the valley will host a community fair and pancake breakfast on Saturday.

The fair starts at 8 a.m. at Clark County Fire Station 20 at 5865 Judson Ave. During the fair, visitors will be able to walk through the fire station and meet with firefighters. There will also be representatives from NV Energy, Southwest Gas, Metro Police, the School District, and the Southern Nevada Health District.

 Several businesses from the area will also have booths at the fair. The department is encouraging people to arrive early if they want a pancake breakfast because they may run out.

“At the Clark County Fire Department, we strive to be a good neighbor and community partner,” Fire Chief Bertral Washington said. "This will be the first of many planned community events at our fire stations."

The event is set to end at 11 a.m.

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada honored 34 Girl Scouts during its recent 2011 Young Women of Distinction ceremony at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

The Gold Award is Girl Scouts highest earned honor, and is an opportunity for a girl to put her leadership skills, career interests, and personal values together to serve her community. Gold Award recipients:

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.

Trauma Support Program Seeks Volunteers

The non-profit Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada, Inc. is currently recruiting compassionate citizens to serve on its emergency response crisis team to help people on the worst day of their life.

TIP of Southern Nevada began serving the citizens of Clark County in 1994. TIP is committed to helping those in crisis by providing immediate on-scene support to those emotionally traumatized. TIP volunteers are requested by local police, fire and hospital personnel to respond to scenes of sudden or unexpected death, violent crimes, sexual assault and other traumatic events to provide emotional and practical support to family, friends, witnesses or victims.

TIP volunteers must have a clean criminal and driving history. Volunteers are required to attend a training academy, pass a three-month field training program and attend a monthly continuing education meeting. Volunteers are also required to commit to three 12-hour shifts per month.

Fundraiser for Christopher Pugh To Be Held Saturday

A memorial fundraiser will be held Saturday for Christopher Pugh, who died last week in a motorcycle accident.

A charity bike/car wash and barbecue will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at ATV Cycle Sports, 4440 E. Craig Road, near the intersection of Lamb and Craig. All proceeds will go to the Pugh family.

There will also be a BMX race at Nellis Track on Nellis and Craig at noon, and both the store and track will match any proceeds received. Donations can also be made to a PayPal account: ChrisPughMemorial@yahoo.com

A service will be held in Chris's memory at Sunset Park, Area A at 4 p.m.

Pugh, 24, was thrown from his bike in the accident and later died as a result of his injuries.