Two members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8336 visited Moapa Valley High School last week to talk to seniors in the school’s Government classes. This annual visit has taken place for the last five yearsin celebration of Memorial Day.
The Moapa Valley High School and Mack Lyon Middle School Choral Department put on a “Remember the 60’s” show on Monday, May 16. Because of budget cuts, this may be the last choir concert for middle and high school students as the program is projected to be cut next year.
To begin the concert, the school’s mixed choir performed. They sang and danced to an arrangement
The Mack Lyon Middle School Drama Department held its final production of the school year last week in the middle school auditorium.
Each of the two Lyon theatre classes staged a different play for the program. The first was called “Dress Rehearsal for Murder” by Edith Weiss.
The Mack Lyon Middle School National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) recently held a ceremony to induct new members.
Principal Rod Adams opened by welcoming new members and thanking this year’s 8th grade members for their service, time, and leadership. Outgoing president, Janell DeLaFrance, recapped the events of the past year. She also spoke about the importance of the five traits of NJHS: character, scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and service.
Two Pirate golfers competed in the state championship last week. The tournament was held at Hidden Valley Country club in Reno, Nevada.
Cody Kelly finished the tournament with a 157 total for the two day total. He finished in 7th place.
Marcus Delgadillo shot a 171 over the two day period and finished in 17th place.
The Moapa Valley High School Track and Field team traveled to Del Sol High School over the weekend to compete in the State Championships.
Let me introduce you to the cranberry, a mighty but underappreciated fruit. Cranberries and cranberry juice have been used for centuries by Native Americans as a food source and for medicinal purposes including treatment of bladder and kidney disease.
Though the fall football season still seems far away, it is just around the corner for the organizers of the local Youth Football USA league. Early signups are coming up on June 1 and the league is under new leadership. Taking over as league president this year is Dennis Whitmore of Logandale with vice presidents John Hymas and Ben Cornwall.
Moapa Valley horse owners are being cautioned about letting their animals come in contact with any other horses because of a recent outbreak of equine herpes virus (EHV-1), a highly contagious often fatal equine disease.