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Local Celebs Scoop at Free Ice Cream Giveaway

Local Celebs Scoop at Free Ice Cream Giveaway

Some of the city's top entertainers will help serve frozen treats Tuesday at Ben & Jerry's 33rd Annual "Free Cone Day" at two Scoop Shops in Henderson to benefit local children's charities.

The District at Green Valley Ranch location will support St. Jude’s Ranch for Children and the Sunset Station shop will support Nevada Community Learning Centers (formerly Classroom on Wheels).

All small cones are free (with no purchase necessary), but patrons are encouraged to make a donation to the respective charity.

Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops are located at the District at Green Valley Ranch (located across from Panera Bread and Lucille's BBQ) and inside Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, 1301 W.

Free Water Safety Event Held by City Parks and Rec

Free Water Safety Event Held by City Parks and Rec

The City of Henderson will hold a free water safety day at Black Mountain Aquatic Complex on Saturday, May 7.

May is National Water Safety Month, and the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a free event designed to ensure parents know how to protect children in and around the water.

The free event takes place at Black Mountain Aquatic Complex, 599 Greenway Rd., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is recommended, as space is limited. Register online at cityofhenderson.com/parks (activity code 136000-00) or in person at any City of Henderson recreation center or year-round pool.

Water Safety Day provides parents, grandparents, babysitters, and day care providers an opportunity to learn how to keep children safe in an aquatic environment and how to safeguard homes and pools. The event includes information about the City ofHenderson’s American Red Cross Learn To Swim programs as well as booths hosted by community partners such as the U.

Youth Tennis Tournament Hits Henderson

Youth Tennis Tournament Hits Henderson

The inaugural Henderson Dueling Deuces Youth Tennis Tournament, sponsored by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department and the United States Tennis Association, arrives May 14.

The event provides an outstanding opportunity for young players to compete against their comparably skilled peers in an atmosphere that promotes sportsmanship, determination, and skill.

"Parents often have the misconception that tennis is an expensive sport, but the reality is that the City of Henderson offers dozens of classes and lessons for all ages and skill levels, and it's very affordable and accessible," said Ted Lockamon, Recreation Services supervisor.

The tournament will be held at 9 a.m. at O'Callaghan Park,601 Skyline Rd. (at Horizon Drive) and is open to players ages 12-16.

Council Incumbents Schroder, March Handily Win Re-Election

Council Incumbents Schroder, March Handily Win Re-Election

HENDERSON -- Henderson voters returned two incumbent City Council members to office, and will pick between a former city police chief and a planning commission chairman for a third council seat.

Councilwomen Debra March and Gerri Schroder each drew about 54 percent of the votes in their districts on Tuesday to win re-election in municipal primary voting.

Schroder defeated Las Vegas police Officer Thomas Wagner and three other challengers to win a second four-year term. March won a three-way race over former city construction manager John Simmons and grass-roots candidate Kevinn Donovan.

Former Henderson Police Chief Mike Mayberry Henderson Planning Commission Chairman Sam Bateman will vie June 7 for to replace term-limited Councilman Steve Kirk.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

'Most Wanted' Suspect Arrested in Henderson

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A suspect wanted in Oklahoma on molestation charges was arrested in Henderson Tuesday.

Forty-five-year-old Lonnie Ray Correll contacted Henderson police to arrange his surrender. He is wanted in Oklahoma for the alleged rape of an 11-year-old girl.

Correll had been featured on the television show America's Most Wanted on Saturday night. Police were alerted on Sunday that Correll was staying at the Desert Sands RV Park on Sunset Road. When police went to the location, Correll had left.

Police say the a detective working with people who were in contact with Correll urged him to surrender.

Correll told police he has been in the valley for about two months.

High School Essay Contest Offers Big Prizes

High School Essay Contest Offers Big Prizes

Advantages Online Private School invites all Clark County high school students to take part in a $1,500 Scholarship Essay Contest. Students can enter by visiting www.AdvantagesSchool.com, filling out an entry form and completing a 200-word essay. 

The submitted essay should describe, from the perspective of the student, the biggest challenge they face in high school (as related to education) and how they are conquering it.

When the contest concludes on April 29, Advantages founders will select two winners and each will receive a $750 scholarship to cover the cost of a single course. Winners can select from various mathematics, language arts, social science and science courses, as well as Spanish or French I and II.

"We are excited to offer this scholarship contest to public or private school students throughout Clark County," said Pam Dion, director and co-founder of Advantages Online Private School.

Spring Fling Events Starts Thursday at Town Square

Spring Fling Events Starts Thursday at Town Square

The Lili Claire Foundation has partnered with Town Square and Davis Amusements Cascadia to bring the Lili Claire Spring Fling to Las Vegas beginning Thursday.

The Lili Claire Spring Fling is an event the entire family can enjoy with carnival rides, as well as midway games, food and rock climbing walls. Entrance to the Spring Fling is free, and tickets for the rides and games can be purchased for a few dollars (depending on the ride) or attendees can buy a daily unlimited ride bracelet for $20 per person. The event will be located behind Guitar Center in the northwest parking lot of Town Square.

The event was created in honor of National Autism Awareness Month, which aims to increase awareness of children living with autism and other special needs such as Down Syndrome and Williams Syndrome.

"We are looking forward to building The Lili Claire Spring Fling into a signature event for the Las Vegas Valley," said spokesperson Jessica Saylor.