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Swine Dining: Pigs Feast on Discarded Pumpkins

Swine Dining: Pigs Feast on Discarded Pumpkins

 

Don’t throw away that Halloween pumpkin just yet: RC Farms will gladly turn it into pig food.

RC Farms, a North Las Vegas pig farm, again will collect used pumpkins at locations throughout southern Nevada through Monday. If you would prefer to feed a pig yourself, you can bring your pumpkin to RC Farms during business hours from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. until Monday. The farm is located in North Las Vegas at the corner of North 5th Street and Ann Road.

Last year, the effort resulted in more than 10 tons of donated pumpkins. Farm owner Bob Combs hopes to bring in 15 tons this year.

Drop-off locations are:

Time to Help Families in Need of Thanksgiving Dinner

Time to Help Families in Need of Thanksgiving Dinner

Helping families in need of a Thanksgiving meal in southern Nevada can be as easy as going to the grocery store.

HELP of Southern Nevada is readying the annual 97.1 The Point Turkey-Thon, a program which provides 1,200 Las Vegas families with a Thanksgiving meal, with donation opportunities at Albertsons from November 15-17. 8 News Now is a sponsor of the drive.

Donations of frozen turkeys and fixings also will be accepted from November 15 to 17 at three Albertsons locations:

  • 575 College Drive (Thursday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • 9725 S. Maryland Parkway (Friday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • 1650 N. Buffalo Drive (Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Those wishing to donate money for the Turkey-Thon online can do so at www.helpsonv.org. Make sure to put “Thanksgiving” in the subject line on the donation page. A family of four can be fed with $35.

Book Groups Provide 'Instantaneous Opportunity' for Passionate Discussion

Groups at two libraries get into the thick of it.

Forget whatever it is that Democrats and Republicans are arguing about these days, and toss this one around for a while ...

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Breast Cancer Walk Set for Saturday

 

Thousands of people will unite this weekend in the fight against breast cancer. The American Cancer Society is holding its 13th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Saturday.

About 7,000 survivors, volunteers, businesses and community members will be part of the 5K walk at 8 a.m., at the JW Marriott, 221 North Rampart Boulevard.

The event will raise money to fund research for a cure and to support programs for those battling the disease. 

Trunk or Treat Event Planned for Northwest Center

Trunk or Treat Event Planned for Northwest Center

 

Labor Day is in the past and it’s time to start thinking about Halloween.

Las Vegas residents can take part in a Trunk or Treat Car Show and free Halloween festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. October 13 at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, located at 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive. The event is free.

A costume contest, jump houses, face painting, music and Halloween craft projects and games, as well as trunk-or-treating at the car show, are available for kids.