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Noticias - August 13, 2012

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• Las Vegas City Schools has a new Dress Code with lots of changes. A copy is available on the district’s website (www.cybercardinal.com) or at the Central Office, the office of the Director for Instruction at Robertson’s Patio Building, or at Wal-Mart.Call 454-5700.

• An account has been set-up for Ernest G. Martinez “Fat Man” and for Frances Quintero who are hospitalized and in need of help for medical expenses. Donations may be taken at Wells Fargo Bank under Ernesto G. Martinez #5415 1001 N. Commerce St., Las Vegas.

• Las Vegas Juvenile Justice Continuum Board meets at 3:30 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of the month at the CYFD office on Ridgerunner Road. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Yolanda at 617-0483 or Teresa at 425-3543.

• San Miguel County Family and Community Health Council meets at 10 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Public Health Office on Gallegos Road. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Yolanda at 617-0483.

• The city of Las Vegas Utilities Department has re-opened its utility payment center at City Hall at 1700 North Grand Ave. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is for payments only.

• Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is now taking applications for volunteers to work with children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect. Children are in state custody and living in foster care. Call 454-0223 or visit CASA office at 1308 Grant St. at the Rodriguez Softball Complex, mornings.

• The Las Vegas unit of the American Red Cross helps individuals who have suffered a house fire plus engages in other emergency activities. Meetings are one Tuesday evening a month at 6 p.m. Those interested in becoming volunteers may contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224 or conniec@desertgate.com.

• St. Paul’s Peace Church at Eighth and National is open from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays for prayer and meditation. The labyrinth in front of Faith Hall is open to the public for prayer and meditation daily.

• Las Vegas Elks Lodge 408 in conjunction with the New Mexico Elks Association announces that the Cerebral Palsy Commission has implemented a new program emphasizing helping those in need on a local level. The assistance the Elks give is not limited to individuals with Cerebral Palsy. Any person with special needs or disabilities will be considered. Under the new program, funds will be made available for equipment and modifications to equipment and facilities for those with cerebral palsy. Visit http:// nmelks.org/cpapplication.pdf for applications. Once filled out, hand deliver the application to Las Vegas Elks Lodge, 2305 Collins Drive or mail to PO Box 397, Las Vegas, N.M., 87701 or contact Lodge CP Chairman Veronica Morris at 505-718-9571 for information.

• The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an after hours contact form, available at the station and on the city’s website.

• Samaritan House Thrift Store hours: Monday through Friday; the store will be open for sales and to receive donations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturdays, personnel will receive donations from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

• Brain Injury Support Group, meets at 1 p.m. first Thursday of the month at El Centro Medical Clinic, 1235 Eighth St. Call Duane at 505-699-2491 or call the Brain Injury Association of NM Office at 505-292-7414.

• Grief Support Group meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299 or 425-7763.