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Veterans Day Parade & Celebration

posted Oct 14, 2014, 3:33 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Oct 14, 2014, 4:42 PM by Aaron Baker ]

On November 1, 2014, the Veterans Day Parade Committee will hold their annual parade.  This year's theme is Our Veterans - Our Heroes.  There will be an 8 am memorial service.  The parade will start at 10 am.

To get involved in this private event, please contact, Al Litman, Chairman, at (702) 346-113 7 or e-mail or Pat Straley, Committee Member, at (702) 346-3268 or e-mail

*  The Veterans Day Parade Committee is a private group and is not affiliated with the City of Mesquite.

Upcoming Cancer Charity Event

posted Oct 9, 2014, 11:25 AM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Oct 9, 2014, 11:28 AM ]

Zumbathon Charity Event Dance for the Cure sponsored by the Mesquite Department of Athletics & Leisure Services-Senior Services Division and the Mesquite/Overton Zumba Fitness Instructors on Thursday, October 23rd at the Mesquite Recreation Center from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. $5 per person.

 Shirts are $15.00 and will be available for sale at the Recreation Center and the Community/Senior Center. If you would like to pre-order your shirt, please contact Griseyda or Krissy at the Mesquite Senior/Community Center. Shirts are being sold in limited quantities. Order yours today!

Monetary Donations are welcome (month of October) at the Mesquite Senior Center and the Recreation Center. This will give those that will be out of town or cannot attend, the opportunity to show their support to this great cause.

Thank you in advanced for your support! 

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Mesquite Cancer Help Society.

NFL P,P & K Sectional Host Selected

posted Oct 9, 2014, 10:31 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Oct 9, 2014, 10:31 AM ]

Mesquite has been asked to host the Sectional NFL Punt, Pass & Kick and USA Football from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Mesquite Sports & Event Complex. Nicholas Montoya, Associate Director of the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services, was selected by the NFL (National Football League) offices as the Sectional Competition Site and Coordinator for the event.


“At the Sectionals, each competitor will begin new with a score of zero. Only the top four first-place finishers in each age bracket from the boys' and girls' divisions from the pool of Sectional Competition champions will advance to the Team Championship,” said Montoya. “At all levels of competition, only first-place winners will be considered for advancement to the next level.” “This is a great opportunity to show case our facilities and programs to the surrounding areas, this will be great fun and we look forward to it” added Montoya.


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: for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road. 

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Local Winners 2014

posted Oct 9, 2014, 10:28 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Oct 9, 2014, 10:30 AM ]

More than 200 + participants took part in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick local competition hosted by the City of Mesquite Department of Athletics & Leisure Services on September 25, 2014 at Hunter Sports Park.


These youngsters earned first –place honors in their respective age divisions with these scores.


Ages:         Gender:           Name:                          Punt:                Pass:                Kick:  

6-7             Boys                Mason Montoya          70’                   47’                   55’

8-9             Boys                Martin Jordan              60’ 6”              55’ 1”              55’ 5”

10-11         Boys                Kyler Sudweeks          80’ 7”              79’ 10”            89’

12-13         Boys                Daxon Toone              71’                   64’                  96’

14-15         Boys                Dillan Fuqua               106’                 145’                128’


6-7             Girls                Audrey Fiso                26’                   25’ 3”              21’ 2”

8-9             Girls                Brooklin Montoya       39’ 9”               42’ 7”              58’ 11”

10-11         Girls                Annica Cameron        35’                   45’                  25’      

12-13         Girls                Gracey Oster              66’ 2”              27’ 3”              45’ 11”

14-15         Girls                Markell Ludvigson      66’ 7”               77’ 4”              97’ 6” 


These 10 winners now will move on to the new home of the Southern, Utah and Eastern, Nevada Sectional Competition site, in Mesquite, Nevada. The Sectional will be held on October 25, 2014 at 11:00AM at the Mesquite Sports and Events Complex, 1635 World Champion Way, Mesquite, Nevada. If they qualify at the sectional competition, they can compete at the team championship competition to be held at the New LEVI Park (Stadium) in conjunction with a San Francisco 49ers game, they will be competing with other children their age from around the States of California, Nevada and Utah that won their Sectional competition.


The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition allows boys and girls from ages 6-15 to showcase their

talents in punting, passing and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy. “It’s a great

event and the kids are learning about the specialty skills and the fundamentals of the game of

football, said Zach Robison, Recreation Coordinator of the Department of Athletics & Leisure



The City of Mesquite Department of Athletics & Leisure Services would like to congratulate all

the competitors and the winners that are moving on to the Sectional Competition, good luck and

have fun!


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: for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road. 

VOTE EARLY -- October 28 - 29

posted Oct 1, 2014, 3:11 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Oct 1, 2014, 3:13 PM ]

Mesquite City Manager Andy Barton to Hold Community Forum

posted Sep 29, 2014, 4:50 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Sep 29, 2014, 4:50 PM ]

Community members are invited to meet with Andy Barton, Mesquite City Manager, at noon on Thursday, October 9.  This open forum will be held at Mesquite Recreation Center at 100 West Old Mill Road. This is an opportunity to ask questions, share your concerns, or to just meet and visit with the City Manager.


Mesquite Night Out

posted Sep 24, 2014, 3:10 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Sep 25, 2014, 5:01 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On Thursday, September 25, the Mesquite Police Department will be hosting the annual Mesquite Night Out event at the west field of the Mesquite Recreation Center. Mesquite Night Out is designed to: heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhoods and police-community partnership, as well as providing the community with resources and information to improve the quality of life in the Mesquite.


Bring your family and friends to this community event and meet and greet your local public safety officials. Also come to watch demonstrations, play games, and enjoy complimentary food.


SOAR Award

posted Sep 24, 2014, 3:02 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Sep 25, 2014, 5:08 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On Monday, September 8, Mesquite Police Officer Wyatt Oliver was recognized during the Rotary Club of Southern Nevada 13th Annual SOAR (Safety Officers Award Recognition).  The ceremony took place in Las Vegas inside the Clark County Commissioner’s Chambers. During the ceremony Officer Oliver was commended for his dedication and commitment to interrupting the vicious cycle of graffiti related crimes. 

On Thursday, September 11 Mesquite Police Officers attended a 9/11 memorial service held at La Virgin De Guadalupe Catholic Church. During the 9/11 memorial service Officer Oliver was also recognized for his efforts by the Knights of Columbus, Mesquite Council.     

David Neufeld Named Mesquite Firefighter of the Year

posted Sep 24, 2014, 2:58 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Sep 25, 2014, 5:08 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

In 1999 David Neufeld came to Mesquite to start a Bible Church.  While sitting in his office one day at the Church, Fire Chief Derek Hughes came in to do a business inspection.  Impressed with his meeting, he asked Dave if he wanted to try being a Reserve Firefighter.  Taking Chief Hughes up on his offer, he worked from 2002 through 2006 as a Reserve Firefighter. During that time, Dave went to school and eventually became a Paramedic.  In 2007, Mesquite Fire Rescue was awarded the SAFER Grant, which allowed the department to nearly double in size.  Dave was able to became a fulltime firefighter/paramedic as a result of this grant.  For the last several years, he has been taking classes to better himself and the fire dept.  He has taken several classes to become an Instructor in numerous facets of Emergency Medical Services for the First Responder.  This has allowed Mesquite Fire Rescue to teach these required recertification classes in house, and has saved the City of Mesquite thousands of dollars.  He also teaches CPR to the community and teaches as part of the Paramedic Program at Dixie State University on his days off. 

For the past four years Dave has served as the Department Chaplain.  Unfortunately this past year, the Mesquite Fire Rescue family has had to deal with a few losses.  He has provided us with guidance, support, love, and prayers to navigate these tragedies.  

Recently, Dave took the Fire Captain test and often functions as the Acting Captain for C-Shift when is Captain is off.  He has been with Mesquite Fire Rescue for 12 years, either as a reserve or full time, and is looking forward to his next 12 years! 

Firefighter/Paramedic David Neufeld has represented this department with honor.  His dedication to duty is unmatched and it is my pleasure to announce this award.

Mesquite FF/Paramedic Receives Rotary Club Recognition

posted Sep 24, 2014, 2:57 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Sep 25, 2014, 5:09 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Mesquite Fire & Emergency Services is proud to nominate Firefighter Spencer Lewis as this year’s recipient of the Safety Officer of the Year.  Spencer’s dedication to his craft is evident as he was part of a department that responded to over 2000 medical calls last year.  During a response to a patient who experienced a cardiac arrest, his life-saving efforts led to a confirmed code save.  

Firefighter Paramedic Lewis has been instrumental in bringing the “Vial of Life” to Mesquite.  The “Vial of Life” is a program that helps Emergency Responders identify those who are need of special care upon arrival.  He has put in many volunteer hours to make this program a reality in Mesquite and to ensure the overall safety of its residents.  Spencer has secured donations and contributed many hours of research for this lifesaving program.  When he’s not excelling at his job, Spencer volunteers his time as Explorer Coordinator of the Mesquite Fire Explorer’s Program, which is a hands-on program that exposes participants to many career experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities.  The Fire Explorer Program teaches basic firefighting skills and procedures to Mesquite teens.  This program has been the start for many career firefighters who are still working today.  To date, he has volunteered over 200 hours to the program that instills a sense of community involvement to the youth of Mesquite. 

We are pleased in nominating Spencer for this award, who constantly displays an unwavering attitude towards safety and this quote is directly from him, “When it comes to promoting a safety first culture, your best bet is to get them while they’re young and impressionable.  The Fire Explorer Program allows me to instill that attitude on today’s youth.”



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