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Students Jump Ahead with Math Software

Students Jump Ahead with Math Software


A Henderson elementary school has a unique way to teach math, and it is making a big difference in grades and test scores.

The students at C.T. Sewell Elementary School are using a program created by the MIND Research Institute. It is called S.T. Math. It uses motivational learning with visual reinforcements to teach kids the fundamentals of math.

The program is like a video game. It features JiJi the penguin. JiJi guides the kids through tough concepts and challenges them to move to the next level. The MIND Research Institute says math is beyond memorizing. The say the program works to make math concepts understandable for students of any level.

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Henderson Businesses Busted for Selling Alcohol to Minors

HENDERSON, Nev. - Seven people are facing tough penalties after a Henderson police sting busted them for selling alcohol to underage drinkers.

"That's just a bad idea, bad idea in general - underage kids," Henderson resident Katelyn Baldwin said. "That's horrible."

Henderson Police had minors walk into businesses Saturday night and ask for adult beverages.

"We went to 48 bars and restaurants and, luckily, 41 of the bars and restaurants refused to serve our underage volunteer," Henderson Police spokesman Keith Paul said.

Seven businesses, including the Henderson Police Department's neighbor the Rainbow Club and Casino, were apparently willing to let the drinks flow. Officers waiting outside moved in and ticketed the employee who didn't ask for identification.

Bars Caught Selling Alcohol to Minors

Bars Caught Selling Alcohol to Minors


Henderson Police handed out seven citations to businesses that sold alcohol to minors after a sting operation Saturday night.

Officers from the Community Relations Unit along with underage volunteers checked 48 bars and restaurants throughout the city of Henderson. Of the bars and restaurants checked, 41 did not sell alcohol to the underage volunteers. However, seven businesses did:  

State of the City Address Carried on TV, Web

State of the City Address Carried on TV, Web


Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen will deliver the State of the City address Thursday morning at Green Valley Ranch.

The city of Henderson and the Henderson Chamber of Commerce will host the 2012 Henderson State of the City Address at a noon luncheon. The event will also feature remarks by the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Rick Smith.

Hafen, the Henderson City Council, and the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will be present. State and local officials, as well as business and community leaders, are also scheduled to attend.

A Cox Communications broadcast begins at 12:30 p.m. on Cox Channel 96 and streams live on the cityofhenderson.com website.

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Powwow Art Exhibit Displayed at County Museum

Powwow Art Exhibit Displayed at County Museum


A Native America art exhibit on display at the Clark County Museum seeks to capture the spirit of the contemporary powwow.

“What Continues the Dream: Contemporary Arts and Crafts from the Powwow Tradition” is a colorful exhibit on loan from the Nevada Arts Council’s Nevada Touring Initiative through Sunday, May 6 inside the museum’s Heritage Gallery, 1830 S. Boulder Highway in Henderson.

An evening reception and gallery talk will be presented from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and powwow arts and crafts demonstrations will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Powwow dancers are set to perform from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14.

The exhibit is included the price of admission to the museum: adults are $2, seniors and children are $1. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Pastor Charged with Sex Abuse Arrested in Mexico

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A Las Vegas pastor wanted on charges of having sex with underage girls was captured in Mexico on Wednesday night.

Fifty-five-year-old Otis Holland allegedly fled the Henderson area after an arrest warrant was issued for him on 11 counts of sexual assault of a victim under 16, one count of child abuse and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Holland's case was recently featured on America's Most Wanted. A tip from someone who watched the show led to his arrest. 

The U.S. Marshals Service, working with the Mexican National Police, apprehended Holland in Tijuana Wednesday night. 

Holland was then turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service. He is currently being held in the San Diego Central Jail pending extradition back to Henderson.

Holland was arrested in December of 2010 on three counts of sexual assault of a victim under 16.

Athletes Wanted for Senior Games

Registration will open next week for this year's Henderson Senior Games.

The program provides sporting and social events for athletes 50 years and older. The games will take place April 10 through 29 at various recreation centers and parks around Henderson. The events offered include

  • basketball skills
  • bowling
  • fitness
  • power lifting
  • golf
  • table tennis
  • tennis
  • volleyball
  • track and field

“There continues to be a growing interest in organized sporting events for active adults in our community, and the Henderson Senior Games provides an opportunity for athletes of all levels to get involved and to take part,” said Michele Howard, Recreation program coordinator, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “The spirit of friendly competition is what makes the program so appealing.”