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Mary Jo Buttafuoco reaches out with message of hope for facial paralysis victims

Renowned gunshot survivor and current Henderson resident raises awareness for Facial Paralysis Institute and domestic violence Mary Jo Buttafuoco became a household name after her husband’s teen-aged mistress, Amy Fisher, shot her in the head in 1992 in Long Island, New York. She suffered severe nerve damage that paralyzed the right side of her face […]

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Cooperative parenting eases tough times for kids after divorce

Local Family Mediator advises parental awareness can make a difference for children after divorce When Margaret Pickard reports that over 40 percent of U.S. marriages end in divorce, the local sociologist and attorney knows firsthand what that statistic means to the families and individuals it represents. Pickard experienced the emotional trauma of divorce after her first […]

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Doxie Moxie – Animal Rescue in Henderson

Local Dachshund enthusiasts promote rescue fostering, adoption, and socialization “The dachshund is a perfectly engineered dog. It is precisely long enough for a single standard stroke of the back, but you aren’t paying for any superfluous leg,” wrote author Maria Russell. Squatty and quirky, dachshunds seem to play the character roles of the canine world […]

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Fostering a hopeful future

CASA volunteers make the world better one child at a time Around 3,500 children are currently in foster care in Clark County at any given time.  In their formative years many of these children have suffered abuse and neglect and have been left hurt, confused and statistically predisposed to a life of crime and homelessness. […]

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Local teen Ellie Smith speaks out to stop practice of bullying

Ellie Smith fights Bullying Ellie Smith knows about bullying.  The 17-year old Henderson resident, who recently ended her reign as 2012 Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen, endured physical, social, and verbal abuse for years at school. Now she reaches out to students with the message that got her through those rough years:  don’t let it get […]

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