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National Drug Take Back Day

posted by Joy Eastwood   [ updated ]

On Saturday, April 26thth, the Mesquite Police Department will participate in National Drug Take Back Day in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). 

Residents are encouraged to “Spring clean” their medicine cabinets and bring expired or unused prescription pill medication to the Mesquite Police Department at 695 Mayan Circle for proper disposal between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. This service is free, anonymous, and offers convenient disposal. 

Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high--more Americans currently abuse prescription drugs than those using cocaine, hallucinogens, and heroin combined according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family, friends, and the home medicine cabinet.

 For more information on Saturday’s Drug Take Back event in Mesquite please call 702-346-5262.

 

FIRST AID CLASS

posted Apr 22, 2014, 4:00 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Apr 22, 2014, 4:01 PM ]

First Aid course follows the American Heart Association (AHA) curriculum in identifying and treating victims that require care during an emergency. The curriculum covers when to call for help, blood borne pathogen exposure, illness, injury and environmental hazards. Participants will practice recognitions of specific health issues, and performs skills on a victim. Course length 3-4 hours.

Make sure to bring water and wear comfortable clothing. There are fees included to participate in the class, please inquire on these with the Recreation Center, we ask that you preregister for the class. The class will be held (Tuesday) April 29, 2014 from 5:30 – 9:00PM at the Mesquite Community Senior Center. Classes are taught by Belinda Guglielmo a certified instructor. 

For more information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road. 

SPLASH PAD at the Sports and Events Complex

posted Apr 22, 2014, 3:57 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Apr 22, 2014, 3:57 PM ]

For those that want to get wet, stay cool and play at the park at the same time, the City’s Splash Pad located at the Sports and Events Complex is open for use to the general public on April 14, just in time for Spring Break.  

Water cannons and waterfalls all provide great ways to enjoy the summer. Best of all, they’re free! Our splash pad is surfaced with recycled rubber for traction and to keep the surface cool. Children must be supervised at all times.

 The splash pad is available form 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM Monday – Sunday, (seasonal) April 14 – September 2, 2014. The Splash Pad is located 1635 Bertha Howe Avenue. 

For more additional information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road. 

BMX Bike Track to Open in Mesquite

posted Apr 22, 2014, 3:04 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Apr 22, 2014, 3:04 PM ]


Mayor Mark Wier is proud to announce the opening of a new city-operated BMX bike track facility, located at 49 East Old Mill Road.  

The Chamber of Commerce will be doing an official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the track on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 10 am.  The public is invited to attend. 

A group of little  youth brought forward the idea of a BMX bike track to Mayor Wier several months ago.  The Mayor was able to work with Council, City Staff and the boys to find a proper location and have a track built at minimal cost to the City.  Mayor Wier noted, “It is always exciting to see the community come together and support a project.  This case is extra special though, because the youth of our community are the ones who got involved and worked to help bring this project to fruition.  What a great life lesson about civic engagement and the public process.” 

Ethan Richards, the young man who spearheaded the initial effort, will be at the grand opening on April 26.

Mesquite Days Annual BAKE - OFF

posted Apr 16, 2014, 3:11 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Apr 18, 2014, 7:49 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Have you got the best cookies in town?  Then come enter them in The Virgin Valley Historical Society Mesquite Days Annual Bake-off!  There will be three divisions by age 7-13 year olds, 13-18 year olds and 18+. 

Applications for all divisions can be picked up at The Virgin Valley Heritage Museum and the local schools. Applications need to be returned to the Museum by Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. 

Then on May 2, 2014 6:00 P.M. at the West side of The Recreation Center bring your cookies to be judged. For more information about this event, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVMuseum or stop by the Museum at 35 W. Mesquite Blvd.  The Museum is open Tue - Sat 10 am to 4 pm. 

The committee chair for this program is Valarie Jensen, contact 702-346-5469

 For more additional information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road

Mesquite Recreation & Community Center Facility Holiday Hours – 2014

posted Apr 14, 2014, 11:30 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Apr 22, 2014, 4:03 PM ]


The City of Mesquite Athletics & Leisure Services Department would like to inform the community of our holiday hours schedule for the upcoming holiday that will affect The Mesquite Recreation Center hours of operation.

 

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause; the hours of operation will go as followed:

 

*Mesquite Recreation Center Hours


         ·         Sunday, April 20, 2014. Hours of Operation: CLOSED   

                          §  EASTER HOLIDAY 

For more information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road. 

Andy Barton, Mesquite City Manager, to hold community forum

posted Apr 10, 2014, 3:59 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Apr 14, 2014, 1:09 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


Community members are invited to meet with Andy Barton, Mesquite City Manager, at noon, on Thursday, April 17. This open forum will be held in the classroom between the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery and the Museum. The Museum is located at 35 West Mesquite Blvd.  This is an opportunity to ask questions, share your concerns, or to just meet and visit with the City Manager.

Community/Senior Center Drug Take Back Box

posted Apr 10, 2014, 11:36 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Apr 14, 2014, 1:09 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


In collaboration with the Mesquite Police Department, The Department of Athletics and Leisure Services has installed a new drug take back box with in the facility located at 102 West Old Mill Road. We would like to remind residents that there are other permanent Drug Take Back program drop boxes with in the City of Mesquite and they are located in the lobbies of the Mesquite Police Department Administrative Hall, 695 Mayan Circle, and at the Justice Center, 500 Hillside Drive.   The boxes are designed for safe disposal of prescription and over-the-counter pill medications. 

Captain Shane Charles encourages residents to use the Drug Take Back Boxes as a means to reduce access to prescription drugs in the community, especially among teen population. More teens abuse prescription drugs than cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine combined.  Teens say prescription drugs are widely available from a variety of sources, including their home medicine cabinets, and those of friends and relatives. 

According to the National Association of Drug Diverters, “America’s 12 to 17 year olds have made prescription drugs the number one substance of abuse for their age group, and much of that supply is unwittingly coming from the medicine cabinets of their parents, grandparents, and friends. More and more adults recognize the need to remove these substances from the home. Law enforcement is the only entity legally able to accept these medications and process them properly so that they do not fall into the wrong hands. 

Drop boxes significantly reduce the prescription drugs in American homes that are either no longer needed or outdated. These same drugs unfortunately have become the target of theft and misuse, oftentimes by people who have access to the residence.”

“Residents can help in the effort to stop drug diversion by getting expired and unused prescription and over the counter medications out of medicine cabinets,” said Charles. 

Residents are reminded the drop boxes are for the pills only.  Bottles, liquids, inhalers, syringes and other medical devices are not accepted at drop box locations.  

“We are excited to team up with the Police Department and provide another accessible location for the community,” added Associate Director, Nicholas Montoya of the Leisure Services Department.

Despite previous recommendations issued by multiple government agencies flushing medication down the drain is no longer a preferred method for disposal of medication. Flushing of medication can contaminate water systems and lead to unhealthy drinking water. Drug Take Back Boxes in the City of Mesquite have been provided by The Clark County Water Reclamation District in order to promote clean water.  

The Reclamation District provides the following information on their website: “When you flush medication down your drain, it ends up at one of our treatment facilities. These ingredients can remain in the treated water when it is released into the water cycle.

When prescription or over-the-counter drugs are flushed down the sink or toilet, their chemical components may be added to the water supply. The presence of these substances in the environment is emerging as an important national and international issue. Although the concentration levels of these products in the environment are very low, research and monitoring are continuing worldwide. 

Putting medications down the drain is not just a local concern. Increasingly, prescription and non-prescription medications, many of which are not effectively destroyed by sewage treatment plants, are finding their way into streams and drinking water supplies. A study conducted by the United States Geological Survey found that 80 percent of the 139 streams sampled across 30 states detected very low concentrations of chemicals commonly found in prescription drugs. While the concentration levels of these products are very low, they may be enough to cause adverse effects in the environment and to human health.” 

Charles said the drop boxes are emptied on a regular basis and items disposed of properly by incineration. For more information contact the Mesquite Police Department at 702-346-5262. 

For more additional information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road. 

PET FIRST AID (Cats & Dogs)

posted Apr 10, 2014, 11:24 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Apr 14, 2014, 1:12 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

This course is designed for the pet lover to provide the necessary information and skills to stabilize an injured or unwell animal until professional medical help is available. Participants will work on manikins to practice skills. Please leave pets at home.

Course Length 3 – 4 hours 

Topics covered:

 Prevention of illness and injury

Restraint and Transportation

Bleeding and Wounds

Shock

Fractures

Poisonings

Eye and ear injuries

Administering medications

Airway obstruction and choking

CPR and choking 

Make sure to bring water and wear comfortable clothing. There are fees included to participate in the class, please inquire on these with the Recreation Center, we ask that you preregister for the class. The class will be held (Monday) April 29, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 12:30PM at the Mesquite Community Senior Center. Classes are taught by Belinda Guglielmo a certified instructor. 

For more information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.

 

Mesquite Days Parade 2014

posted Mar 31, 2014, 4:49 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Apr 10, 2014, 11:05 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Gather the entire family and come join the fun and entertainment on May 3, 2014 and be a part of the excitement of the Annual Mesquite Days Parade. 

Saturday Morning at 10:00am get your spot early along the parade route as traffic will be diverted off of the boulevard from Woodbury to Sandhill at 9:45am. Bring your lawn chairs and some refreshments to stay hydrated and watch and enjoy the parade. The parade will head East on Mesquite Blvd on the south side lanes (City Hall side) of the street. Remember that the City has plenty for all to do. Attend the carnival and vendor booths will be opening and ready for business. Immediately after the parade the historical committee will be giving historical tours of the city, starting at the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum.  

Just a reminder, please stays off the medians. 


Mesquite Days Parade Route May 3, 2014 10:00A.M.

 

  • The parade staging area will be in the LDS Chapel Parking lot on 100 North Arrowhead Lane.
  • Parade will begin at 10:00am and leave the LDS parking lot turning (Left) South on North Arrowhead Lane. (Heading towards Mesquite Blvd).
  • Parade then will turn Left (East) onto Mesquite Blvd heading (normal direction of traffic).
  • Parade will be heading east for about 0.5 miles.
  • Parade then will turn Left (North) on North Willow, ending. Entries can head back to the staging area taking Old Mill Rd back to the LDS chapel on 100 North Arrowhead.
  • 9:45am Traffic will be diverted off of Mesquite Boulevard between Woodbury and Sandhill

 

For more information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road. 

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