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Yoga Studio Celebrates Anniversary with Free Classes


Body Heat Hot Pilates & Yoga will celebrate its one-year anniversary with complimentary Pilates and yoga classes all day Wednesday.

All classes are free and will be open to new and current members, based on availability. Guests will also receive one week free when they visit for the first time.  

Remaining free class schedule includes:

Polar Bear Plunge Challenges Your Idea of Cold

Polar Bear Plunge Challenges Your Idea of Cold


If the past couple of weeks haven’t been cold enough for you, an upcoming City of Henderson event might take care of that.

People are invited to brave the freezing water of the Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy., for Henderson’s second annual Polar Bear Plunge. The event takes place from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. Participants will ride down the slides of the outdoor activity pool and plunge into the cold water below.

The event also includes warm winter treats, activities and a bounce house. Admission is $5 per person, including those wishing to watch. Swimmers will take the plunge by age:

Senior Athletes Sought for Henderson Games

Senior Athletes Sought for Henderson Games


The city of Henderson is seeking athletes to take part in the 2013 Henderson Senior Games, an annual program that celebrates the spirit of friendly competition with a blend of sporting and social events for athletes ages 50 and over.

Athletes of all skill levels are invited to participate.

Registration opens Feb. 1 and runs through March 15, and costs $15 per person (with the exception of volleyball), which includes a commemorative T-shirt. There is a nominal cost per event, with most events costing $3-$5.

Registration packets are available online at http://www.cityofhenderson.com/parks/special_events/henderson_senior_games.php and at the city’s recreation centers. Although registration will not be accepted after the deadline, walk-ons may be accepted for some events pending space availability.

Henderson Hosts Second Weight Loss Challenge

Henderson Hosts Second Weight Loss Challenge


The City of Henderson will put on its second annual weight loss challenge for 2013.

This program encourages people to lose weight for better health and fitness in 2013 and beyond. It is open to anyone over the age of 13 who lives, works, learns, or plays in Henderson. Everyone who signs up for the free challenge will receive a free one-week fitness room pass valid at all city of Henderson recreation centers.

Participants are invited to weigh in from 6-8 a.m. or from 6-8 p.m. January 14-18 at:

Liberty Sparkle Squad First of its Kind in Southern Nevada

Liberty Sparkle Squad First of its Kind in Southern Nevada

By Brittney Loiselle

Editor-in-Chief, Liberty Tribune

Years from now, Liberty’s Sparkle Squad will be known simply as “The First.”

For today, they are just trying to be seen, heard and have fun.

The Sparkle Squad teams cheerleaders with those who have disabilities and forms an inclusive pep squad that brings excitement to games and awareness to all who see them.

“We are the first squad to join the Sparkle Effect in southern Nevada,” adviser Erin Murray said.

Cheer team members teach routines to their teammates and perform with them side-by-side at games and other events. The first Patriot Sparkle Squad performance was October 19, during the football game against Eldorado on Freedom Field.

South Point to Host Professional Bowlers


Some of the top bowlers in the world will compete this weekend at the South Point Hotel and Casino.

The competition will be held inside the state-of-the-art bowling center being constructed right now at the South Point's Exhibition Hall A.

The resort will be hosting the finals for the Professional Bowlers Associations viper, chameleon, cheetah, and scorpion divisions. The PBA World Championship will also be held at the resort.

ESPN will tape the finals Saturday and Sunday. 

Sound of Liberty Marching Band Continues Strong Season

Sound of Liberty Marching Band Continues Strong Season

By Joshua Wikler

Communications Director, Liberty High School


The Sound of Liberty Marching Band continued their strong season in the past two weeks.

On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Patriots competed at Palo Verde High School against four other bands in their class. The Patriots came in a strong second place behind the Cheyenne Desert Shield Marching Band.

This past Saturday, the Sound of Liberty Marching Band competed at Clark High School at the annual Tournament on the Turf. Of the five bands that were in Class A, the Patriots again came in second place losing by just one point to Cheyenne. Even though the band placed second, they received first place in music and music performance.

"Saturday was our best run of the show in performance yet," Director Travis Whaley said. "Even though the kids didn't place first, they were still very happy with their performance."