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Former Iraq war soldier gifted home in North Las Vegas

A man who served his country in the Iraq War recieved the keys to his new home in North Las Vegas.

Wounded Warrior Jesse Daunis, 41, holds 3-year-old daughter Aaliyah after receiving the keys to his North Las Vegas home from Wells Fargo and Operation Homefront representatives Tuesday.

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Chefs for Kids Treat Students to Nutritious Breakfast

Chefs for Kids Treat Students to Nutritious Breakfast

Thursday morning, dozens of executive chefs from across the Las Vegas valley served up a food and fun for kids who need it most at Fitzgerald Elementary School in North Las Vegas.

The chefs, along with volunteers from Nellis Air Force Base, made and served oatmeal, fresh-squeezed orange juice and waffles. It is all part of the Chefs for Kids program to help alleviate hunger and help kids learn about healthy lifestyle choices.

"Some of them don't get proper food or nutrition at home, so it gives them a good meal to start off their day," Jamba Juice owner Chef Michael Ty said.

The chefs also pay for nutritionists to visit the schools at no cost to the Clark County School District.

The program is holding its annual fundraising gala starting at 5:30 p.m. with a reception and silent auction and at 7 p.m. a gourmet dinner and live auction March 29 at the Paris, Las Vegas.

Southern Nevada Strong Holding Open Houses

Clark County officials want to hear what people think about how to improve life in the Las Vegas valley.

The regional planning initiative known as Southern Nevada Strong aims to better join together transportation, housing and job opportunities throughout southern Nevada.

To reach that goal, the group is holding a series of open houses throughout August and September. The events will feature a brief presentation from Southern Nevada Strong. Residents will then be given a chance to review the priorities and rank what areas they think to be addressed.

The first open house is from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sahara West Library, 9600 West Sahara Avenue.

Here are the rest of the scheduled events:

Seniors Can Get Help with Power Bills at Saturday Expo

Seniors Can Get Help with Power Bills at Saturday Expo

Seniors from across the Las Valley will have a chance to get help with energy bills during an expo set for Saturday.

NV Energy is sponsoring the Senior Energy Assistance Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cashman Center.

People will get a chance to talk with nonprofit and government agencies about past due bills, weatherization for their home, energy conservation and rebate information.

Seniors should be prepared by bringing a Nevada driver's license or Nevada state identification card, NV energy bill, and proof of income or pending income.

Those wishing to pay with cash must have a letter from an employer on company letterhead, a current bank statement showing deposit activity and current income tax records.

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Community Event Highlights Programs for Kids and Adults

Community Event Highlights Programs for Kids and Adults

A community night out Friday in North Las Vegas combines family fun with educational information.

The city of North Las Vegas presents Safe Summer Nights from 3- 7 p.m. at Richard Steele Health and Wellness Center, 2475 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 120.

The free event includes family games, music and face painting. In addition to the fun for kids, there will be money management programs and educational opportunities, as well as information on weatherization programs and health services.

Free immunizations for children will be available. Shot records must be provided.

For more information, call North Las Vegas Community Outreach Manager Kathi Thomas-Gibson at 633-5632.

Veterans in Need Get the Gift of Movies

Veterans in Need Get the Gift of Movies

A generous donation is helping veterans feel more comfortable as they get treatment at the North Las Vegas Veterans Administration Medical Center.

The group DVDs for Vets donated 150 movies and two portable DVD players to the center Monday.

The gift will help veterans stay entertained as they go through chemotherapy, dialysis or recovery from injuries.   

"I think that they are going to love getting these DVDS. I think that it is going to make a big difference in their treatment. I think they are really going to enjoy it and be grateful for this donation," Karen Cinnamon, the chief of voluntary service at the VA hospital.

This is not a one-time donation. DVDs for Vets will continue sending the movie donations to the center every few months.