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Couple Celebrates 70 Years Together

Couple Celebrates 70 Years Together

A North Las Vegas couple is celebrating an astonishing anniversary. Rose and Gordon Uhlman have been married for 70 years this month.

Gordon is 95 years old. Rose is 92. The couple met in North Dakota in 1941. He was a new kid in town, and they met at a bar. Gordon joined the Army and moved to Tacoma, Washington. She later joined him, and they married in May 1942. He served in World War II, driving a tractor that pulled a howitzer in the Battle of the Bulge. Rose worked at home in Washington.

They say putting the needs of their spouse above their own was a key to 70 years of wedded bliss.

"I always called my wife 'sweetheart'. I always tried to help as much as I could and be a good listener if there was something she needed to say, I listened. That worked both ways," Gordon Uhlman said.

Reid, Urban League Leaders Meet in Washington

Nevada Senator Harry Reid this week met with Las Vegas Urban League President and CEO Elsie Lewis and its board chair, Rev. D. Edward Chaney, to explore partnership opportunities with the Las Vegas and National Urban League.

Last October, Reid welcomed Reverend Chaney as he delivered the invocation before the Senate, as seen here.

Charity Event Offers Free Booster Seats

Charity Event Offers Free Booster Seats

 

Free booster seats for young children will be available on a first-come, first-served basis Saturday at a charity event.

In recognition of Black History Month, the third annual Free Booster Seats for Those in Need event will be held from 9 a.m. - noon,in the parking lot of the North Las Vegas Justice Court, 2428 N. Martin Luther King Boulevard, on the northeast corner of Carey and MLK.

This event is being co-sponsored by North Las Vegas Justice Court Chief Judge Natalie Tyrrell, Safe Kids Clark County, and the Black Ministers of Southern Nevada.

The free booster seats are designed for children who are 4 years of age or older who weigh at least 40 pounds. To receive the free booster seat, you must bring your child and vehicle to ensure proper installation. There are a limited number of booster seats available. The event will be first come, first served, so early arrival is recommended.

NLV Fire Chief Named President of Worldwide Organization

NLV Fire Chief Named President of Worldwide Organization

North Las Vegas Fire Chief Al H. Gillespie is the new President and Chairman of the Board of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC.)

The installation took place August 27 during the IAFC’s Fire-Rescue International Conference in Atlanta. Chief Gillespie previously served as the Second  and First Vice President after being selected in an international election by his peers for the position.

As President and Chairman of the Board, Chief Gillespie will provide leadership to an 18-member board of directors. He will serve as the primary spokesperson for the association on matters of national and international interest. He will testify on behalf of the IAFC at U.S. House and Senate hearings, and also serve as the representative dignitary for the association in all major political and international functions.

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada honored 34 Girl Scouts during its recent 2011 Young Women of Distinction ceremony at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

The Gold Award is Girl Scouts highest earned honor, and is an opportunity for a girl to put her leadership skills, career interests, and personal values together to serve her community. Gold Award recipients:

Eastside Cannery "Lights It Up Blue" for Autism Awareness

The iconic Eastside Cannery building will attract even more attention on April 1st and 2nd, especially during the nighttime hours.  That's because the structure will be illuminated in blue. "Light It Up Blue" is a nationwide effort to encourage businesses and residences to light up their structures in blue light in recognition of those families affected by autism.  The Eastside Cannery, on Boulder Highway is able to change the colors displayed on the building quite easily.  There are roughly 16,000 LED lights on the exterior of the building which can be programmed to change colors or illuminate one particular shade of color.  The blue lights will be visual Friday, April 1st and Saturday April 2nd, which is World Autism Awareness Day.  Every 1 in 110 children is affected by the autism disorder.  More information on Light It Up Blue can be found at www.lightitupblue.org and www.autismspeaks.org.

 

Fundraiser for Christopher Pugh To Be Held Saturday

A memorial fundraiser will be held Saturday for Christopher Pugh, who died last week in a motorcycle accident.

A charity bike/car wash and barbecue will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at ATV Cycle Sports, 4440 E. Craig Road, near the intersection of Lamb and Craig. All proceeds will go to the Pugh family.

There will also be a BMX race at Nellis Track on Nellis and Craig at noon, and both the store and track will match any proceeds received. Donations can also be made to a PayPal account: ChrisPughMemorial@yahoo.com

A service will be held in Chris's memory at Sunset Park, Area A at 4 p.m.

Pugh, 24, was thrown from his bike in the accident and later died as a result of his injuries.