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This Week's Flyer Contains:

Buy a Christmas Tree Day

Featured Artist of the Month

Featured Announcement

Friday Football Forecast

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

New Grand Prize Giveaway

Weekly Prize Giveaway






"Buy a Christmas Tree Day" Christmas Tree History: Did a celebration around a Christmas tree on a bitter cold Christmas Eve at Trenton, New Jersey, turn the tide for Colonial forces in 1776? According to legend, Hessian mercenaries were so reminded of home by a candlelit evergreen tree that they abandoned their guardposts to eat, drink and be merry. Washington attached that night and defeated them. Some historians trace the lighted Christmas tree to Martin Luther. He attached lighted candles to a small evergreen tree, trying to simulate the reflections of the starlit heaven -- the heaven that looked down over Bethlehem on the first Christmas Eve. The Christmas tree is a symbol of a living Christmas spirit and brings into our lives a pleasant aroma of the forest.  Written by: David Robson Extension Educator, Horticulture Springfield Extension Center [read more]


Featured Artist

of the Month: December

Trent Carlini


Featured Announcement:
Start planning your New Year's Eve

Here are some ideas for your New Year's Eve evening

If you'd like you're event posted here, send it to [email protected]



"The Tout" & "The Mouth of Motown"
will pit wits and predictions against
Casey Smith and "Mystic Mona"
The Tout Mouth of Motown   Casey Smith Mystic Mona

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Co-Columns of the week:
Protect Yourself from Fraud this Holiday Season
Don’t Let Identity Thieves Steal Your Holiday Spirit

  Nevada Government
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
Nevada Receives Secretarial Disaster Designation
  On October 16, 2007, Governor Gibbons and the Nevada State Department of Agriculture sent a letter to Acting Secretary for the USDA Charles F. Conner, requesting federal assistance for the State of Nevada due to losses caused by drought and wildfires.... [read more]

  Nevada Government
  Department of Business and Industry
Athletic Commission Hires Physician to Review Medical Records
The position was approved last summer when the Advisory Committee on Boxer Health & Safety recognized an opportunity to even more stringently monitor the welfare of boxers and other unarmed combatants..... [read more]
Season's Greeting
from VCO offering
1/2 OFF advertising
  thru the 1st of the year
Click to see savings
See December Stats

  Nevada Government               
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
  Nevada Advocates Commend Reid & Berkley

Nevada Advocates Commend Reid, Berkley for Leadership on Strong Gas Mileage Standard Reps. Porter and Heller oppose measure, which would provide consumer savings at pump and less global warming pollution..... [read more]


  Nevada Government
  Senator John Ensign
E-Prescribing is a Simple, Effective Solution to Save Lives,
Senator John Ensign, a long-time advocate of Health Information Technology, led a bipartisan group today to discuss a way to reduce medical errors, lower healthcare costs and improve our overall quality of health care.... [read more]

  Nevada Government
  Attorney Gen. Catherine Cortez Masto
  Protect Yourself from Fraud this Holiday Season
  You can protect yourself by keeping in mind three simple tips before your open your wallet.... [read more]

  Nevada Government
  Department of Planning & Development
Don’t Let Identity Thieves Steal Your Holiday Spirit
It might be the season of giving, but a new survey shows a majority of Americans are actually worried about what might be taken from them..... [read more]

  Presidential Candidates
  Senator Hillary R. Clinton
US-Iraq Security Agreement -  ABC News "Who is"  News interview

Hillary Clinton pressed President Bush to get Congress's approval before completing an agreement with Iraq about its security relationship with the US, and more..  [read more]


  Presidential Candidates 
  Governor Mitt Romney
"Romney for President" -  National Review
"Our guiding principle has always been to select the most conservative viable candidate. In our judgment, that candidate is Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts.... [read more]

  Monthly Horoscope
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
December '07 Horoscope
  When the MOON is VOID OF COURSE anything that you begin will not reach fulfillment. Here are the daylight hours this month when the moon is void of course:  [read more]

  Notes from Norm  
  Norm Clarke
Weekly Wrap-Up 12-08 - 12-14

Restless after four years of retirement, illusionists Siegfried and Roy are hinting they still have something up their sleeves. Asked about their rumored return to show business, Roy coyly responded: "A good magician never lets the cat out of the bag. Act surprised when you hear about it.".... [read more]


  Publisher's Favorite E-mails
  Marleen Marino 
The Gratitude Campaign
Please pass this message on to all you know. Our men and women in uniform desire it!... [read more] 


  Poems, Odes and More   
  Enuf is Enuf
  Palms Up ...Holiday Tipping
  Poems submitted.... [read more]
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For Daily

  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 12 - 14

After breaking box office records around the country, “Jersey Boys” only resident show on the West Coast will open on the Las Vegas Strip. Previews will begin on April 4, 2008, with an opening night gala scheduled for May 3.... [read more]



Stephen Sorrentino
America’s Next Top “Has Been”
There might be a gorgeous new vocalist emerging onto the scene but an established star with a long track record of success was the one to bring the new pretty thing into the light.... [read more]



Pete Allman
E-40 the Entrepreneur Guided by God
E-40 is the voice of the 2007 BET Hip Hop Awards. With a new CD “Ball Street Journal” coming out in 2008, E-40 brings his positive message to help kids be constructive rather than destructive.... [read more]

Autism Speaks Walk for Autism 2007 Las Vegas

  Jenny McCarthy—known for her roles in “Santa Baby” as daughter Mary Claus, “Two and Half Men” as Courtney, and Lori in the fun-filled movie “John Tucker Must Die”—is now on a dedicated, personal mission to help autistic children now and to find a cure ultimately..... [read more]

  Adele "Z. Z." Zorn        
  Entertainment Tidbits December 2007
  Well, it’s finally happened. LAS VEGAS now has 2 Million  residents. When I arrived here in 1982 the population was 250,000 and Decatur was the end of the west side....  [read more]
  Las Vegas Legends Show
  A benefit show for GOLDEN RAINBOW, called LAS VEGAS LEGENDS, was presented at THE ORLEANS Showroom. The two hour show featured the talents of entertainers, many of them “legends,” from Las Vegas’ major Las Vegas Strip productions... [read more]


Victoria Alexander
Viewpoint on Vegas: December 14, 2007
Leaving for Morocco, Viewpoint on Vegas Returns January 14, 2008, Movies This Week, Has Osama Granted an Interview?, Fab Four Mania at Sahara Hotel & Casino, Owen Wilson Visits Peru, Ollie's Neighborhood Tavern, PETA on the Warpath, and more….. [read more]



Carol Lane Patterson        
The Golden Compass
The Golden Compass is a visually stunning masterpiece of superb acting, set and costume design and animation artistry. A nearly seamless blend of people, CGI adjusted animals, elaborate sets and animation magic come together to present the most entertaining fantasy film yet... [read more]



Celebrity Chef Connection
Christmas in Las Vegas
People in Las Vegas celebrate Christmas just like the rest of the country. However, since Las Vegas is based on a tourist economy, many people either work on Christmas, visit Las Vegas on Christmas, travel on Christmas or volunteer on Christmas...... [read more]


  Nevada Ballet

Cindy Fox
The Nutcracker
Celebrate the holidays with a special family tradition--The Nutcracker! This production of the Tchaikovsky masterpiece is at the top of the list for  enchanting seasonal entertainment...... [read more]



Audrey Roberts 
“HANG You’re $$$ on the Wall!"
Yes, the title of my book ‘HANG YOUR Money on the Wall” is being written because of the real traditional benefits in the global world of collecting!  I can’t publish the book until I have an ending.... [read more]



Bea Fogelman
The Secret
For those who were not around during the great era of the “positive thinking seminars” … lectures presented by Zig Zigler, Wayne W. Dyer, Thomas Harris, Ted Schwarz, Robert J. Ringer and Peter McWilliams... [read more]



Chick Hughes

  Having Fun Around Town With Chick....
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals... [read more]

  Pet of the Week      **Thank You Las Vegas!**

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - December 14th  
This week's Pet of the Week..  [read more]


VCO is pleased to announce that 3 of the 4


"Pets of the Week" have been adopted



Your Latest Feedback!  


Don't - 90# on your telephone

Plant Your Veggie Garden
  Oprah's Ugly Secret

Lake Las Vegas Gondola Ride

  Oprah Obama

Coronary Corridor

  Self-Appointed TV Critic Extraordinaire Mobile Park Life

[Read all the VCO Feedback here] 


  The Vegas Eye  
  The Vegas Eye             
The Latest From the EYE
Paris Hilton poses naked for the Rich Water Foundation which aims to provide clean drinking water for people in need..... [read more]

  Our Diverse Community   

Hispanic community
Scholarship Award Program Reaches $1 Million Milestone
The Latin Chamber of Commerce’s Career Day Scholarship Program reached another important milestone in its long and storied twenty-two year existence....[read more]



Diabetic Life Foundation
Christmas Custard
The following Diabetic Recipe is sent to you by Diabetic Life Supply through the marketing efforts of the Diabetic Life Foundation and our growing database of people living with diabetes and those who truly want to help make a positive difference...... [read more]




The Lions SightFirst Foundation
Dr. Peter W. DeBry Joins Lions SightFirst Foundation
The Lions SightFirst Foundation of Southern Nevada is a locally-based public charity dedicated to saving the sight of the disadvantaged in the community, by providing free vision screenings and follow-up eye care...... [read more]



The Lions HealthFirst Foundation
Steps to Increasing Your Energy
How is your energy level?  Do you jump out of bed in the morning, ready to take on the day?  Do you feel good throughout the day? What about at night?.... [read more]


  Computer Talk        

My Secure PC
Parental Control
If you have children you may want to install parental control software..... [read more]


"Mr. Sunshine"   
  Steve Cofield
  Weekly Highlights
  Now you can read and Listen to Steve as well.... [read more]

The Best of "the Coach's" Poker  
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  The World Series of Poker Structure
  I have some comments to make about poker tournaments in general and the world championship in particular...... [read more]

Hoops with "The Tout"
  Frank Marino
  Hoop Time
  The five teams I selected to show a positive ROI thru the month of December did not fare well again this past week..... [read more]
Don't Forget

Send a Holiday Card that will be remembered!


  MCM creative designs, have added Video Holiday cards. Surprise your friends and family with a pictorial video greeting. Use a personal video greeting, pictures, music and holiday graphics to wish your holiday e-mail list Happy Holidays!



Responses from friends and family....

* Rhonda, this is priceless!!  I must have replayed it a half dozen times.  What a wonderful idea. This will be, by far, the nicest greeting card I'll receive this holiday season.  Thanks so much for sending it to me.
* Wonderful montage!  Very clever and nostalgic!
* Wow! Now that's impressive. That must have taken you a long time, Rhonda. I didn't know you were such a technogeek.
* How cool is that! Thanks for the greetings Rhonda!!
* What a great idea!  I thoroughly enjoyed your card.  Thank you so very much Joe.
* Thanks, that was produced quite nicely.

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Positively Kids Gingerbread Factory

Second Annual Gingerbread Factory at The Renaissance Hotel - 3400 Paradise Road - 262-0037 - This SATURDAY 12/15 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and SUNDAY 12/16 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  The Renaissance Las Vegas is excited to host our second annual Positively Kids Gingerbread Factory, a holiday event for your kids to decorate their own gingerbread houses in a festive environment, while also giving back to the community.   The $30.00 fee includes:

* Gingerbread House instruction/guidance
* Supplies to make houses (tons of candy, fruit, etc.)
* Commemorative gift cookies
* Refreshments for children and adults
FUN, LAUGHTER, NEW FRIENDS, HOLIDAY CHEER MUSIC, SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN - We would appreciate your help with the Child Haven children and other less fortunate children in Las Vegas. PLEASE SPONSOR A CHILD. Call Gayla at 784-5130 to reserve a spot at the Positively Kids Gingerbread Factory for a needy child, as well as your own children!


The Salvation Army


The Salvation Army is in desperate need of people to help distribute toys to the kids for the Christmas Angel program. I am putting together a group of friends, clients, and colleagues to help on Thursday, December 20th at Cashman Field. I encourage you to join me in the donation of your precious time. Please bring your friends, family members, employees, etc as well for a fun, fulfilling, and festive day.
If you are able to help out, please call or e-mail me letting me know whether you can help from 9am – noon, noon – 4pm or all day. I will be out there all day and have Santa scheduled to appear – so please sign up today Thank you in advance for your generosity~!!!!   Cynthia Weber [email protected]   702.217.1472


Grand Giveaway


Two tickets to see


Barry Manilow


"Music and Passion Concert"


at the Las Vegas Hilton


Get Up and Go’s own Larry Tyler is proud to sponsor a 4 day/3 night stay at one of 28 destinations including... Lake Tahoe, Palm Springs, San Diego, San Francisco, Anaheim or Oceanside, California to name a few.

A $1,011 value.

"Dinner for 2" at Benihana 
  "Dinner for 2" at TJ's Steakhouse    
  at the Las Vegas Hilton  

Weekly Giveaway

Legends in Concert
at the Imperial Palace
WINNER Mike Washenko

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER John Jablonski

Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER Darrell Wade

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER Peter Gamba

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER Barbara Brighton

Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER Charlene Albete

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER Aaron Otto

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Seymour Baron


Tim Gabrielson
at the House of Blues
WINNER Pete Lehmann

Larry G. Jones

at Fitzgerald's

WINNER Lucia Bartle

$250,000 Game Show Spectacular
at the Las Vegas Hilton
WINNER Patti Nickles

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