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Mysterious rock formations have been cropping up throughout sections of Henderson, including parks, private residences and even City Hall. Some people attribute the structures to supernatural or otherworldly beings. Others say there is a more logical explanation, perhaps an environmental artist or somebody who is just really good a balancing rocks. City leaders would have likely declined comment, had we bothered to ask. These impressively balanced stones sit at the intersection of Water Street and Lake Mead Boulevard. photo by Buford Davis - THP.
January 14, 2013
Temple celebrates Library opening

Hazak Library Judaica at MidbarKodesh Temple, 1940 Paseo Verde Parkway, will celebrate the opening of the new library in the David L. Simon Center for Education, as well as the holidayTikkunOlam, with an open house on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The library contains over 2500 books all relating to Judaism either by subject or author.

A fully functional digital circulation system is installed with a patron search station where a patron can search for any book by author, title, subject or category. Comfortable seating and a computer work station are also featured in the large room lit with overhead and natural lighting.

For more information on Hazak Library Judaica or the library's open house, contact the synagogue at 454-4848.

Senior Games seeks athletes

The city of Henderson is seeking athletes to take part in the 2013 Henderson Senior Games, an annual program that celebrates the spirit of friendly competition with a blend of sporting and social events for athletes ages 50+. Athletes of all skill levels are invited to participate. Registration begins Feb. 1 through March 15.

"I've often said that it's great to be 50-plus in Henderson, and programs like the Henderson Senior Games are a great reason why," said Mayor Andy Hafen. The 2013 Henderson Senior Games take place April 6 through 28 at a variety of Henderson locations including recreation centers, parks and schools.

Sports include table tennis, tennis, basketball skills, track and field, bowling, and volleyball. This year, for the first time, pickleball will also be available.

Local Students Named to University of Evansville Dean's List

Henderson students Connor Donnelly and Aaron Fentress earned positions on the University of Evansville Dean's List for academic achievements during the Fall Semester 2012.

"At the University of Evansville, motivated students experience a challenging and collaborative learning environment and thrive under the guidance of talented faculty," said UE President Thomas A. Kazee.

"Earning a place on the Dean's List shows a strong commitment to academic success, and students and their families should be very proud of this accomplishment."

Fentress is majoring in theatre. Donnelly is majoring in management. The students made the Dean's List by achieving at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

The University of Evansville is a private university with around 3,000 students. It is located in Evansville, Indiana.

Polar shades donates Holiday gifts to school

Polar Shades donated school supplies, toys, and holiday baskets to Edna F. Hinman Elementary School as part of the company's holiday donation tradition.

Employees personally delivered school supplies, footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, and other toys on the playground during recess Dec. 19. One child in need also received a new bike.

"Giving back is what the holidays are all about," said Lynn Groesbeck, sales director of Polar Shades."Seeing the students' faces light up is the greatest gift of all, and it is our pleasure to assist local families in need."

The company adopted Hinman in October and has contributed consistently to the school on a monthly basis.

Polar Shades is a Henderson-based, family-owned small manufacturer that supplies retractable sun shades worldwide.

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