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Noticias - Sept. 17, 2012

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Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
• The Guidance and Counseling Program of New Mexico Highlands University is offering counseling services to the community this semester. Call 454-3564. The counseling is confidential, free and supervised by the training professor of the Guidance and Counseling Program. The sessions are offered on Thursdays between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
• The Las Vegas Total Community Approach Program is available to  help anyone with a drug and alcohol problem get the help and treatment they need. The program provides free drug and alcohol evaluations and help with paying for treatment for anyone who qualifies. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 454-8151.
• The Children’s Workshop is offering free child development screenings. The schedule an appointment, call 426-1760 or 454-0348.
• 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.
• Las Vegas Juvenile Justice Continuum Board meets at 3:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at the CYFD office on Ridgerunner Road. The meeting is open to the public. For 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.
• 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.