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Body recovered at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

The body of a 79-year-old man from Riverside, Calif., was recovered Sunday from Lake Mohave near Paiute Cove, according to the National Park Service.

Lake Mead officials received a call about a man who disappeared underwater about 2:30 p.m., according to spokesperson Christie Vanover.

Witnesses said the man was not wearing a life jacket.

The National Park Service, Nevada Wildlife Department and the Bullhead City Fire Department responded to the scene and recovered the man’s body.

He has not yet been identified by the Clark County coroner’s office.

Grace Christian Academy welcomes new staff members

Grace Christian Academy in Boulder City will welcome some new and returning staff members when the school year begins Monday.

Joining the staff for the first time is Francyl Gawryn, who will teach music. Anne-Marie Carnes, who was a substitute for one semester last year, has become a full-time staff member and will be teaching the combined third- and fourth-grade class. Jana Douglass has returned to the school and will teach music theory and serve as librarian.

Also on the staff are Marcia Harhay, administrator; Shannon Townsend, physical education teacher and administrative assistant; Mary Jo Zapolski, kindergarten teacher; Pam Albin, first- and second-grade teacher; Carla Sullins, fifth- and sixth-grade teacher; and Danielle Melendez, art and explorations teacher.

The school at 512 California Ave. is a ministry of Grace Community Church. It is licensed through the Nevada Education Department and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International. The school emphasizes academic excellence as well as Christian culture.

Openings are still available for all grades, with morning and full-day kindergarten classes available.

For more information, visit or call the school office at 702-293-3536.

Ewers to sign copies of books in Henderson

Boulder City author Brenda Ewers will sign copies of her children’s books about the adventures of Hedy and Howie from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Barnes &Noble, 567 N. Stephanie St., Henderson.

The books, written by Ewers and illustrated by Michael Derby, are geared for children ages of 2 to 4.

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