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Hafen among University of Kansas fall 2013 candidates for degree

Megan Hafen of Boulder City is among nearly 1,350 candidates slated to receive a degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence this fall. She will receiver her doctor of philosophy in behavioral psychology.

Fall-degree candidates represent 52 Kansas counties, 36 other states and the District of Columbia, and 34 other countries, according to the university registrar.

Because the university conducts only one formal commencement ceremony each year, many fall graduates will return May 18 for the 142nd Commencement.

Kids for Peace donates $710 to St. Jude’s

The Las Vegas/Henderson chapter of the international organization Kids for Peace presented St. Jude’s Ranch for Children with a $710 donation Dec. 19. The funds were raised through the group’s Kindness Bracelet project.

For the past two months, Kids for Peace members up to the age of 12, have been keeping track of their acts of kindness and going out their way spread joy and peace. For each kind deed, they were given a bead.

Their kind acts ranged from handing out hot chocolate to crossing guards and donating gently used toys to everyday actions such as sharing, holding doors open and writing thank-you notes. These beads then became Kindness Bracelets that the children sold for donations.

With a contribution from Autism Care West, friends, family and community members, the children raised $710 in less than two months. Their goal was to help make Christmas a little brighter for the children at St. Jude’s Ranch.

The project was one of the ways that Kids for Peace members fulfilled a line from their Peace Pledge, “ I pledge to help others as I go throughout my day.”

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.

LMNRA has deep roots in Boulder City

We at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are constantly amazed and grateful for the support from the Boulder City community. We also strive to provide great service to the people of this great town.

Local business funds memorial bench at King

For over a year, the staff at Martha P. King has been working with the Giamanco family to create a memorial bench for their little girl, Emilee.

A river runs through it

To say that Kathleen Wood knows the portion of the Colorado River between Hoover Dam and Willow Beach like the back of her hand is definitely an understatement.

All for a good cause

For decades, the Injured Police Officer’s Fund has been there to help provide support to Southern Nevada officers in their time of need.