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Golf Tournament Honoring Prendes Raises $16,000

Golf Tournament Honoring Prendes Raises $16,000

A golf tournament honoring a Metro Police sergeant killed in the line of duty raised significant money to benefit a charity formed in his memory.

Held Friday at Southshore Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas, the 7th Annual Henry Prendes Charity Golf Classic raised $16,000 for Henry’s Place, a camp for underprivileged kids in southern Nevada that is currently being developed in Cedar City, Utah.

Part of that money will be donated to the Injured Police Officers Fund to benefit the family of David Vanbuskirk, the Metro officer who died July 22 during a search and rescue operation.

Orchestra Students Get New Instruments

Students at one Henderson school received the gift of music Wednesday with the donation of musical instruments.

Leadership Henderson Class of 2013 presented instruments to students in the Brown Junior High School's orchestra. The money for the instruments came through the group's Keep the Music Alive initiative.

"The goal was $20,000 and they actually exceeded their goal of $20,000. So, not only were they able to purchase new instruments for the orchestra program. They were able to have additional funding for other programs at Brown Junior High," Henderson City Councilwoman Gerri Schroder said.

Students said the new instruments were desperately needed because the ones they had been using were old and often fell apart. There were also not enough to go around, and students would have to share.

Free Tax Prep Help Available This Weekend

Free Tax Prep Help Available This Weekend

 

Tax preparation for struggling and lower-income households is available for free this weekend.

Households with an income of less than $51,000 in 2012 can receive free tax preparation and may be eligible for an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) refund of up to $5,891.

In addition to more than 30 VITA sites across the Las Vegas Valley that will be open January 28 through April 15, United Way is organizing two large-scale tax preparation days:

Super Saturday, February 23
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
HopeLink
178 Westminster Way, Henderson

Super Saturday, March 16
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA
4141 Meadows Lane

In 2010 through 2012, the “Earn It Keep It Save It” collaborative prepared more than 11,500 tax returns and provided more than $15.3 million in tax refunds back into the community.

Four Generations Plan to Shave Hair for Cancer Fundraiser

Four Generations Plan to Shave Hair for Cancer Fundraiser

 

One family is going bald to raise money for childhood cancer research, during the upcoming St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival in Henderson.

Four generations of the Linehan-Yant-Temme family will be cutting their hair for the St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser, which is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16.

The family is being led by 62-year-old Pat Linehan, who is a member of the Southern Nevada Sons of Erin organization. His son 36-year-old Chris Linehan, 5-year-old grandson Casey Yant and his 86-year-old father-in-law Richard Temme will all shave their heads during the event.

This is the third year in a row that St. Baldrick's has held its head-shaving event during the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival.

The Linehan-Yant-Temme team is looking for more donors. The Southern Nevada Sons of Erin is looking for people to help out either by shaving their heads or by sponsoring someone getting their head shaved.

St. Rose Receives Breast Cancer Education Grant

St. Rose Receives Breast Cancer Education Grant

 

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals will receive another $25,000 grant to help improve awareness of early detection of breast cancer.

The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program gave the funds to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ R.E.D. (Responsible Early Detection) Rose Program for education about early detection through annual mammograms. It’s the third year the program has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women.

The R.E.D. Rose Program refers women and men under 49 who lack adequate health care coverage or the means to pay, to the following services: free clinical breast exams, mammograms, ultrasounds, surgical consultations and biopsies. The program also provides information and referrals as well as financial assistance to those undergoing treatment.

Charity Wants Help if You Were Dumped by a Chump

Charity Wants Help if You Were Dumped by a Chump

If it’s time to forget about that lost love once and for all, Goodwill wants to help.

City Website Matches Volunteers with Programs

City Website Matches Volunteers with Programs

 

City of Henderson officials want to help match those with an interest in volunteering with organizations in need of assistance.

The city’s Volunteer Partnership Program is an online resource designed to help people find an opportunity to volunteer.

“As a community we are so much stronger when we work together and share our time and talents,” Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen said.

Those seeking volunteers can register their projects online through an application on the city’s website. Residents who register as volunteers can list their skills and experience. Individuals and groups are then able to search the database and match their interests.

Those searching for a project can choose from any or all of 12 categories including clerical, education, cleanups, and assistance for seniors.