Veterans and military personnel gathered Friday at the Nevada State Veterans Home for a solemn prisoner of war/missing in action table ceremony to pay tribute and honor those who served their country but have not returned home. Participants included, from left, Steve Andrascik, specialist fourth class; Gene Altobella, technical sergeant; Carolyn Whaley, airman second class; Felicia Tate, store keeper 2; Sgt. Gregory Evander; and Cpt. Richard Small. The ceremony, presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 36, and its auxiliary, recognized all service branches.
The Senior Center of Boulder City will resume serving lunches on-site Oct. 1.
What do you do when you’re craving something gooey and cheesy, but your scale rudely reminds you that you should consider eating some vegetables? I suggest you tell your scale to mind its own business because you are fabulous. Promise yourself you’ll have two salads tomorrow and make a colorful roast vegetable lasagna tonight. Problem solved. That’s a compromise that totally works in my world.
Not even a global pandemic could keep the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce from celebrating the achievements of its members as it gathered virtually Sept. 10 for its annual installation and awards event.
The remains of military combatants whose lives were lost while serving in the military are saved and documented as much as possible for future identification. It’s only in recent years that identification has been made possible by the use of deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA for short. A chemical made up of two long molecules, arranged in a spiral that carries genetic information, it has all the instructions that a living organism needs to grow, reproduce and function. And it codes genetic information for the transmission of inherited traits.
When many people are waking up and starting their morning routine, a group of Boulder City residents are hard at work cleaning up the beaches at Lake Mead.
A local church wanted to thank public safety and medical personnel so its members organized a thank-you card drive to show their appreciation.
This North American monsoon season has been an unusually dry one. Also called summer or desert monsoon, this seasonal shift in wind is normally accompanied by heavy rainfall.
Confession time: At the grocery store, I always look at what other people have in their carts. Not a casual glance, either, I really look. I learn a great deal about the family behind the cart. Besides what’s for dinner, I can usually tell how many people are in the household, whether the family has children and what age. I can also gauge how much money they spend and how committed they are to eating healthy foods.
Nevada miners in the 1800s lived largely on beef, bacon and beans. Maybe they might get to a larger community or town once in a while for a nice restaurant-style meal, but mostly it was beef, bacon, beans and a little salt pork.
The new administrator of the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home has spent more than 30 years working in the long-term care industry and helping people.