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Today's Features

  • By Don Pace

    Las Vegas Optic

     

    Sierra Vista Elementary School fourth-grader Edwardo Gallegos stood before the Las Vegas Schools board last week expressing his concern and possible remedies to curb bullying at his school.

     

    “We are having some serious problems at my school. We have a lot of students who like to bully other students, and don’t respect others,” Gallegos told the board. 

     

  • TODAYHOY

    • Aaron Juarros will hold a sculpture exhibition titled “From Here” from Nov. 5-Dec. 10. An artist’s reception is planned for 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at the Ray Drew Gallery, which is on the first floor of Highlands University’s Donnelly Library. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call Bob Read at 454-3338.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to dgiuliani@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Community Art with Janet Stein-Romero and United World College students, an open studio, will be 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 2 at Blackbird Gallery on Bridge Street (on the corner on the west side of the bridge). Teens and younger youth (with parental supervision) are welcome. No experience with art is necessary.

  • TODAYHOY
    • Story Time will be at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the children’s area at Carnegie Public Library. The theme will be “Celebrating Native American Culture.” The book will be “Brother Bear: Bear With Me” by Ann Rhiannon. The craft will be a beaded corn magnet. All programs are open to the public.

    THURSDAYJUEVES

  • Doug Hughes is a medical doctor; Aileen Torres Hughes, a nurse. It sounds like the perfect combination, and perhaps it is, for singly and together, this couple has helped provide medical assistance for locals and for thousands of people in impoverished areas of the world.


    Theirs is not a hemmed-in or office occupation or preoccupation.


    The active lives of this medical couple reflect an incarnation of the term teleology — being directed toward an end or shaped by a purpose.

  • TODAYHOY
    • A haunted house is set for 4-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 30, and 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at Highlands University’s Hewett Hall on National Avenue between 11th and 12th streets. Admission is $3. Organizers said it will be child safe and family friendly.

  • Conni Reichert, director of Allied Health Sciences at Luna Community College, has taught hundreds of students throughout her years as a nursing instructor.

    Reichert, a native of Iowa, started her career at Luna in 1999 as a part-time nursing instructor following a self-directed tour of New Mexico with her husband Steve.


    “We love this area,” Reichert said. “I wanted to teach nursing. We also found that Las Vegas had a rich post-secondary education infrastructure for our children.”

  • TUESDAY
    MARTES
    • The Kenya Safari Acrobats will perform at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Highlands University’s Ilfeld Auditorium. The Kenya Safari Acrobats, who perform across the country, include death-defying stunts, comedy, audience participation, and heart-pounding music to create a production that will have all ages on the edge of their seats. General admission tickets are $5, Highlands faculty and staff tickets are $3, and Highlands students with a valid HU ID get in free.

  • Westly Cole was sworn in Tuesday as the student representative on the Las Vegas City Schools board for the 2010-11 school year.
    Cole became a Las Vegas resident during his second semester as an eighth-grader at Memorial Middle School. He said since then, he considers himself a friend to all groups and cliques.


    Cole’s voice can be heard every morning via the Robertson High School intercom system, a job he has held for the past three years. He is also a reporter for the school newspaper.

  • We’ve all met and known people we will never forget in our lives. And sometimes the people we met when just children stick with us in ways almost unprogrammable, as the psychologist would say.

    I have painted a word picture of Dr. Tice recently (the bedbug column), and he really made a dent in my life. This also goes for sweet brother Bill. Dr. Tice was a noted Chicago physician who published “Tice’s Practice of Medicine,” and he worked with my grandfather on medical research in the 1930s.