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Food For Health and Soul Promotes Better Nutrition

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A free program in Henderson is helping put residents on the road to a healthier lifestyle.

The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department along with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering Food For Health and Soul. The free program will be held on Saturdays beginning September 11 through October 16 at the Downtown Recreation Center.

Enrollment is open to adults 18 years or older and while it's free, registration is required. The nutrition education program will teach people how to modify their favorite recipes by decreasing sugar, fat, salt, sodium and increasing fiber-rich foods during preparation.

Tanya Myers, Recreation Services supervisor says, "Most people grew up eating family recipes that were delicious, but probably high in fat and sodium. This program makes it possible to modify those family favorites to be healthier and more nutritious."

School Fairs at Local Malls

LAS VEGAS -- There will be back to school fairs at two valley malls prior to school starting.

The fairs, sponsored by Cox Communications, will feature informational booths to assist families as their students return to school. The Southern Nevada Health District will be providing immunizations for school-aged children. (Parents must bring their child's shot records)

  • The first fair will be on Saturday, August 21 at the Boulevard Mall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the East Wing, 3528 S. Maryland Pkwy.
  • The second fair will be Saturday, August 28 at the Galleria at Sunset Mall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lower level center court, 1300 W. Sunset Rd.

Hash House a Go Go Holds Job Fair for New Location

LAS VEGAS -- Desperate job seekers can find on-site interviews at a new restaurant set to open in the next few weeks at the M Resort. Hash House a Go Go is looking for about 100 people to staff it's newest eatery.

People are hoping to call Hash House a Go Go their new employer when it opens inside the M in October. Most never expected to be interviewed on the spot, but that's something Hash House owners say is an added bonus in a competitive job market.

"We are actually filling out an application here and we are actually going to get an interview and that's wonderful. They should all be that way. At least you have an opportunity to present yourself," said job seeker Tawni Gage.

Nominate a Senior for the Humana Starlight Award

LAS VEGAS -- Do you know a senior citizen who goes above and beyond to help out in the community? If you do, you should nominate them for the Humana Starlight Award.

Applications are being accepted from now until August 16.

The Humana Starlight Award honors senior citizens for their community service in the Las Vegas valley. The winner will not only get a trophy, but a one-time grant of $10,000 to a non-profit organization of their choice.

"The first award was around 1996. It started off in Nebraska and Humana decided it was very important to recognize those unsung heroes who spend their time volunteering without pay, to make lives better for you and me in the community and we found this was very important," said Dixon Keller, director of sales and marketing with Humana.

The deadline to submit your application is next Monday. To get an application, just call 837-4427.

Fertittas Win Station Casinos Bankruptcy Auction

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Station Casinos founders Frank Fertitta III and Lorenzo Fertitta have won approval from a federal bankruptcy judge in Reno to keep ownership of most of the casino company.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Gregg Zive approved the Fertittas' $772 million bid with its primary lenders and real estate lender Colony Capital as the best offer for the auction of 11 casinos.

Station Casinos Executive Vice President Scott Nielson says the company is looking forward to a new beginning, assuming its bankruptcy reorganization plan is approved in late August.

The proposal gives the holding company that made the bid ownership of the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, Palace Station, Sunset Station, Boulder Station and Wild Wild West properties.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Henderson Mandates Pet Spay and Neutering

HENDERSON, Nev. -- It is now mandatory for dogs and cats to be sterilized in the City of Henderson. Tuesday night, the City Council approved the ordinance.

Henderson joins Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Mesquite and unincorporated Clark County in the move. The new ordinance will require dogs and cats older than four months be sterilized in hopes of reducing the number of strays at local shelters.

Henderson residents will have 120 days to get their animals spayed or neutered.

For residents who are concerned about the cost of the procedure, there are three place that offer low cost options: Spay & Neuter Center of Southern NevadaLas Vegas Humane Society and Heaven Can Wait.

Henderson to Turn into Tropical Paradise

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The City of Henderson is set to transform into a tropical paradise in September. The 20th annual Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho'olaule'a Pacific Islands Festival will be held September 11 and 12 at the Henderson Events Plaza on Water Street.

The Ho'olaule'a Pacific Islands Festival features all things Hawaiian, Tahitian and Polynesian from leis to hula dancing and much more. The event will also showcase more than 100 exotic food and craft vendors along with two stages of live entertainment.

Last year, more than 40,000 people attended the festival. A portion of the proceeds will help fund the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club Founders Scholarship which supports Hawaiians in their quest to attain higher levels of education.

To learn more about the festival click here or call 267-2171 or go to Henderson Live.