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Community Briefs

Congressional candidates to address Republicans


Members of the Boulder City Republican Woman's Club will gather for their monthly luncheon meeting today at the Railroad Pass, 2800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson.

Guest speakers for the session will be several Republican candidates for the seat in Congress representing District 3, including Kerry Bowers, a retired Air Force officer; Danny Tarkanian, owner of an athletic facility; and Annette Teijeiro, a medical doctor.

Doors will open at 11 a.m. and the lunch meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m.

For more information, call 702-393-1228.


Blood drive scheduled for today


A blood drive to benefit the Boulder City community and hospital will be held from 1-7 p.m. today in the gym at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 916 Fifth St.

For each donation, you will receive hero rewards points that can be redeemed for gifts.

To schedule an appointment, contact Lee McDonald at 702-795-8335 or visit www.bloodhero.com and enter the code bouldercity.



Episcopal church hosting prayer programs


St. Christopher's Episcopal Church will offer soup and approaches to prayer on Fridays during Lent. The programs begin Friday and continue through March 18.

The programs will start at 5 p.m. in the church with Stations of the Cross, followed by Praying the Word: Lectio Divina, Praying the Book: The Book of Common Prayer and the Psalter, Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Praying the Examen and Compline and Reconciliation: Praying for Foregiveness.

A soup supper will follow each supper.

All interested people are welcome to attend.

The church is at 812 Arizona St.

For more information, call 702-545-0504 or 702-294-1254.


Community Club to host potluck lunch


Members of the Community Club of Boulder City will gather for a potluck luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Multiuse Building, 1204 Sixth St.

Guest speaker for the afternoon will be Brok Armantrout, community development director for the city.

All interested people are welcome to attend.

For more information, call Beverly Parry after 1 p.m. at 702-293-7623.


Art guild changes date of painting session


The date of Boulder City Art Guild's monthly long-pose life painting and drawing session has been changed for this month. It will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in room 109 of the Elaine K. Smith Building, 700 Wyoming St.

A minimum of four artists must attend. Cost is $15 per person.

Reservations are required and can be send to painting@beezlebugbit.com or bcartguild@gmail.com.

Artists must bring their own supplies, including a drop cloth.


Library to hold club meetings, story sessions


Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd., has several activities planned for the coming weeks. These include:

STEAM club, 3:30 p.m. today in the community room. Explore science, technology, engineering, art and math through stories, crafts and activities. For those 6-11.

Keeping Kids Fit club, 3:30 p.m. Friday in the community room. For those 6-11 and their caregivers. The six-week program will use fun activities to teach families about the importance of exercise and healthy eating. Advance registration requested.

Movie, 6 p.m. Friday in the community room. "Major League" will be shown. This movie is rated R for language.

Drop in story time, 10 a.m. Tuesday in the board room. For all ages.

Anime club, 5 p.m. Tuesday in the board room. For those in junior high grades.

Toddler story time, 10 a.m. Wednesday in the board room. For children younger than 36 months and their caregivers.

Teen time, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the community room. Those 12 and older are invited to come play games, work on homework or just hang out.

Family story time, 6 p.m. Wednesday in the community room.

Call 702-293-1281 for details, reservations or more information.


Ranger programs highlight events at Lake Mead


Lake Mead National Recreation Area has a variety of special events happening in the coming week.

These include:

Ranger program: "Water in the West," 4 p.m. Saturday at the Boulder Beach amphitheater. Join a ranger to learn more about the factors affecting the availability of water in the West and its impact on Lake Mead.

Saints and Sinners half marathon, Saturday. The race also includes a relay and fun run along the Historic Railroad Trail and Boulder Beach. Visit http://saintsandsinnershalf.com for more information.

Ranger chat: "Outdoor Fun: A Child's Nature," 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m Saturday and Sunday at the Alan Bible Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Road.

Sahara mustard pull, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 27. Volunteers are needed to help preserve rare and endangered plant species at the recreation area by removing invasive plants. Join a ranger to learn about Sahara mustard and how it impacts plant ecosystems. Volunteers will travel by boat to a selected cove to remove the plant. They must be able to bend, stoop and kneel. Space is limited to 12 people. Call Alissa Demmer at 702-293-8711 or email Alissa_Demmer@nps.gov for more information or to register.

Call 702-293-8990 for additional information or to make reservations.


Methodist church to celebrate its chartering


Boulder City United Methodist Church will celebrate its chartering Feb. 28 with a special service in the chapel at St. Jude's Ranch for Children, 100 St. Jude's St.

"Our church began in 1999 and has worked hard for the past 16 years to make a difference in Boulder City. We have finally achieved the requirements of our denomination to become a 'church' after being a fellowship for so many years," said the Rev. Sandy Johnson, the church's spiritual leader.

Special guest for the worship service will be Bishop Robert Hoshibata, who represents the Phoenix area.

Hoshibata, a native of Hawaii, made a commitment to enter the ordained ministry of the United Methodist Church when he was 14. After graduating from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut., with a bachelor's degree, Hoshibata studied at the Claremont School of Theology in California where he obtained his doctor of ministry degree.

While at the seminary, Hoshibata was named a Crusade Scholar and ordained deacon. He served for seven years at the North Garden United Methodist Church before spending 14 years as the senior pastor for the Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church in Seattle. He was appointed superintendent of the Seattle district, where he served until his election to the episcopacy in July 2004 by the Western Jurisdictional Conference.

"We will celebrate with a chartering worship service and welcome our bishop, Bob Hoshibata, as our guest preacher. This is a huge milestone in our church's history," she added.

The service will begin at 11:15 and be followed at 12:30 with a luncheon.

For more information, please contact Pat Benke at 702-293-7711.


Rock, Roll & Stroll to benefit senior center


The Senior Center of Boulder City will present its inaugural Rock, Roll & Stroll, an event to benefit its Meals on Wheels program, March 12 at Veterans' Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd.

Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the family-friendly event will feature people rocking in rocking chairs at Pratte Soccer Field, rolling in wheelchairs around the park's pond, and strolling through the park on a designated path. For each activity, participants will have collected pledges to raise funds for the senior center's Meals on Wheels program.

The event also will feature entertainment and food available for purchase. Those attending also are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and picnic baskets.

Those interested in participating can obtain pledge packets on the center's website, www.seniorcenterbouldercity.org.

Cool down your home with hot-weather tips

It’s that time of year again when triple digits fill the week’s weather forecast. We know with rising temperatures come rising utility bills (often accompanied by rising blood pressure, yikes).

A popular Eagle tradition

The annual Boulder City High School Grad Walk was held this past Friday.

May the Fourth Be With You (a day early)

LEFT: Sophomore Delaney Loeslein gets some assistance during the class challenge of Hungry, Hungry Hippo at Friday’s BCHS year-end assembly.

DIY could be more costly and risky than DIFM

Back in the days of my home-show appearances, attendees would often ask me the same kind of question—“Do you think I could renovate my own bathroom (kitchen, bedroom…)?” To which I would always answer, “Do you know how to replace a light switch?” That would always make them chuckle.

Therapy dogs make testing ‘stress free’ at King Elementary

Test anxiety is a common concern for teachers, parents, and students, especially this time of year for King students as they prepare to take the state test for the first time.

Statehouse daughter heads services to veterans

It’s not out of the ordinary for journalists to sometimes leave the profession and try something new. Especially when they feel a family connection urging them to enter into a divergent field of employment. That’s what happened to one local individual.

Howard turns passion into full-time job

For many self-published authors, the passion to put words on a page ends up being a hobby they do when everyday life frees up a few minutes here and there to do so.

BCHS gearing up for spring play

Spring is in the air and life is abuzz in the Boulder City High School Theatre Department. While residents all over town are packing their winter clothes and embarking on spring cleaning projects; students in the drama department are collaborating on their spring performance of “Yard Sale” by Tim Kelly.

Andrew Mitchell Elementary goes beyond 7 Habits

As a Leader In Me School, Mitchell Elementary frequently refers to the 7 Habits. As a matter of fact, each day at our morning ceremony, students and staff recite our mission statement, which refers specifically to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.