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Game to Help Children

Laura Leach, center, congratulates Roberto Andrade, left, and Tim Lynch, who won the 2019 Dan Leach Memorial Invitational Horseshoe Tournament played Memorial Day weekend in Boulder City. The 2019 event raised $1,600 for the Dan Leach Memorial Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps pay for children to participate in sports, dance, extracurricular classes and other activities. It continues the efforts of the late Dan Leach, a Metropolitan Police Department corrections officer who was dedicated to helping children before he was killed in an accident in 2009.

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Second-graders in Azure Quinlan’s class at Mitchell Elementary School collected food donations for Emergency Aid of Boulder City; the project helps students become aware that there may be fellow students who may go without food. They collected kid favorites such as macaroni and cheese and canned pasta and donated 1,200 food items.

Senior Center, June 6

Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday at 813 Arizona St., 702-293-3320. Visit the center’s website at www.seniorcenterbouldercity.org.

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Seen on Scene: At the Best Dam Barbecue Challenge

Larry Archuleta, left, chairman of the Best Dam Barbecue Challenge presented by the Rotary Club of Boulder City, presented the grand champion trophy to Jerry and Lupe Aguilar of Corona, Calif. Their team, Burnin’ and Lootin’, took the top prize as well as second place in ribs and third place in brisket.

Versatility boosts polenta’s value

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Senior Center, May 30

Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at 813 Arizona St., 702-293-3320. Visit the center’s website at www.seniorcenterbouldercity.org.

Names in the News, May 30

Nix receives degree from Ottawa University

Top scholars encourage underclassmen to be true to themselves

With their high school graduation tonight, the valedictorians and salutatorian of Boulder City High School’s class of 2019 have some advice for the underclassmen on succeeding in school and life.

 
BCHS to graduate 124 seniors

Tonight, 124 high school seniors will become alumni of Boulder City High School, as the class of 2019 will graduate at the school’s 78th annual commencement.