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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.”

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Coloring contest winners announced

Creativity and sparkles captured the winning titles in the Boulder City Review’s third annual Christmas coloring contest.

Jewels win Christmas cookie contest

Cheryl Dougherty’s Christmas Jewels won the Boulder City Review’s fourth annual Christmas cookie contest.

Seen on Scene: At Pancakes and Pajamas

Pat Benke shows some of the toys that were donated Saturday during the Pancakes and Pajamas event at the Boulder City Elks Lodge to benefit the Angel Tree. Visit bouldercityreview.com for more photos.

Playwright brings veterans ‘Back in the World’

Recently, veteran and playwright Loren Marsters penned a script entitled “Back in the World.” Vietnam veterans in particular, and some veterans of other wars, often referred to returning home as going “back to the world,” words reflective of combat life that was considered living in an alternative civilization.

Community Christmas meal planned

Join your friends and neighbors on Christmas Day for a community celebration with a meal prepared by hands inspired by love of our community.

Nevada’s Yesteryear: Story of Old Charlie tells of justice

Long ago in the early days of Nevada around Carson City and Virginia City, the story of an old Paiute Indian woman was unfolding. She was always seen walking alone and almost never in the company of someone else.

Food drive to aid seniors

The Senior Center of Boulder City is accepting donations during the month of November for its first canned food drive.