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This Week's Flyer Contains:

Merry Christmas Las Vegas

Featured Artist of the Month

Featured Announcement

On a Sad Note

Friday Football Forecast

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

New Grand Prize Giveaway

Weekly Prize Giveaway






Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. The date of the celebration is traditional, and is not considered to be his actual date of birth.  Christmas festivities often combine the commemoration of Jesus' birth with various secular customs, many of which have been influenced by earlier winter festivals. In most places around the world, Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25. This is the description found in the Wikipedia encyclopedia [read more here.] But also at this time of the year we like to share good times with friends and family, give to those less fortunate, and try to be better people.

VCO is privileged you have given us the chance to come into your homes and bring a bit of our community to you. We would like to wish the Las Vegas community Peace, Good Health, Joy in your lives, and a very Merry Christmas.


Featured Artist

of the Month: December

Trent Carlini


Featured Announcement:
Marvin "Sweet Louie" Smith passes away


One of VCO’s Feature “Artist of the Month” and Las Vegas longtime lounge entertainer Marvin “Sweet Louie” Smith has passed away. Sweet Louie was performing on a cruise ship with long time partner Sonny Charles and suffered a heart attack. "Sweet Louie had always expressed the desired to be remembered as when he was among us.... alive and full of love.... and that's how we will keep his memory in our hearts." Nelson Sardelli 

The funeral services will still be at Saturday December 22, at 6:00 PM. PALM MORTUARY 1325 N Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101     For more info 464-8300    See Featured Artist page HERE - See Memorial page HERE


On a Sad Note


My mother was the kindest; most loving person I have ever known. Anyone who met her was instantly taken with her warm heart and gentle soul. On December 16, 2007, one day before her 93rd birthday she passed away peacefully. 

Marleen Marino, Publisher         [See Memorial Here]



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"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:
Privacy Tips
Foreclosure Rescue Scams Pop Up in Nevada

  Nevada Government                 
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
Governor Announces 4.5% Reductions To State Budget
  Following meetings with Senate Majority Leader Bill Raggio and Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley, and after reviewing the potential impact that 8% reductions would have on state services, including potential layoffs.. [read more]
Over 1,000,000 Hits in the last 30 days

  Nevada Government          
  Department of Business and Industry
Foreclosure Rescue Scams Pop Up in Nevada
With the rising number of home foreclosures in our state, it is important for homeowners to be vigilant in spotting and averting potential foreclosure rescue scams.    Recent reports place Nevada first in the nation for its number of foreclosures.  This has led to an increase in the number of foreclosure scams reported to law enforcement authorities..... [read more]
Season's Greeting
from VCO offering
1/2 OFF advertising
  thru the 1st of the year
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Last 30 day Stats

  Nevada Government          
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley  
Weekly Roundup
An omnibus end-of-the-year spending package now before Congress slashes President Bush’s Yucca Mountain budget request from $495 million to $390 million, leaving the failed project in danger of falling even further behind schedule.... [read more]

  Nevada Government            
  Senator John Ensign
Ensign Supports DOD Bill
Improves Pentagon Management, Raises Pay for Troops, Supports our Veterans. Thanks to the efforts of Senator John Ensign, the Defense Authorization Bill that passed the Senate today included key provisions to help make the Pentagon’s operations more efficient..... [read more]

  Nevada Government         
  Department of Planning & Development
Consumer Affairs Division Announces Fraud Awareness Website
The Consumer Affairs Division of the Nevada Department of Business & Industry announced a new resource to help Nevadans fight back against fraud:, a website designed to help consumers recognize and avoid potential scams in a variety of industries..... [read more]

  Presidential Candidates               
  John McCain
Good Things Happen to the Best Presidential Candidate
"The force of John McCain's moral authority could go a long way toward restoring Americans' trust in government and inspiring new generations to believe in the goodness and greatness of America."  [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 12-15 - 12-21
Lindsay Lohan helped a Las Vegas galpal win Hannah Montana tickets on Friday and gave a local radio station a hard-to-get interview. Lohan, who has been keeping a low profile since her rehab stint recently ended, went on the Mark and Mercedes morning show on KMXB-FM 94.1 (Mix) as a favor to Lorit Simon, a staffer at Tanning Vegas.... [read more]

  Publisher's Favorite E-mails         
  Marleen Marino 
For Sale: One Useless Cat and MORE
Some are Priceless!, other are VERY COOL +... [see more] 


  Poems, Odes and More              
  What is a Mother 
  Poems submitted.... [read more]
Visit VCO's
For Daily


  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 12 - 21

A true rock 'n roller, Lenny Kravitz will bring his mix of rock, soul and funk to the Pearl inside the Palms on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at 8 p.m.  The Get on the Bus with the Love Revolution tour kicks off Jan. 17...[read more]



Pete Allman
Celebrity Scene News Inspires the Masses
Celebrity Scene News, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is expanding its news and content services for print, radio and television. The purpose now is to inspire people through positive interviews where stars will share on their personal insights on how God has guided their careers..... [read more]


  Kid Cary
How come I got’a know something all the time?
I recently attended an $895.00 two-day seminar, to improve speaking skills, and jazz up speeches by adding comedy.  It was called “Humor Boot Camp”..... [read more]


Tony Sacca            
Helen Joy’s Young Entertainers Perform at White House and Capitol
Helen Joy’s Young Entertainers and Tony Sacca gave an outstanding Las Vegas-performance Saturday night, Dec. 8, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. for 75 minutes inside the White House... [read more]



Celebrity Chef Connection  
Champagne and Sparkling Wine
Champagne is a light, sparkling wine first produced by accident in the Champagne region of France about 400 years ago.  The single French district, which is barely equivalent to the City of Las Vegas, supplies the whole world with choice of celebratory drink, with well known labels such as Cristal, Taittinger, Dom Perignon...... [read more]



Chick Hughes

  Chick's Chicks Christmas Special With Bonus Pic's
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals... [read more]

  Pet of the Week 
  Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - December 21st  
This week's Pet of the Week.. [read more]


Your Latest Feedback!  

  Heirloom! Proudly display! My Two Husbands
  Ambiguous Enigmas Enjoy!
  "Get Up and Go" Political Office and the Oscar Goes to..

To EBay or not to EBay

Horse Shooting

[Read all the VCO Feedback here] 


  The Vegas Eye              
  The Vegas Eye             
The Latest From the EYE
Sugar Rays' Mark McGrath and The Vegas Eyes' very own Michael Politz aid VH1 in counting down the 100 Greatest Songs of the '90s. It's all the Clinton-era hits you know and maybe even love, from the artists who defined Generation X..... [read more]

  Our Diverse Community         

Hispanic community
Impact 08 in Nevada
The Latin Chamber of Commerce invite you tom join them in "Building a Better Safer world....[read more]


  Computer Talk                     

My Secure PC
Privacy Tips
We have compiled a list of excellent tips on maintaining your privacy in your everyday life..... [read more]


  In This Corner     

Pete Allman
Mayweather TKO over U.K.'s Hatton
Billed as the fight of the year, Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions presented a fight card that drew over 15,000 boxing fans, many of them from the U.K., to the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip..... [read more]


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

The Best of "the Coach's" Poker    
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  All-Time Awards
  Just when you think you've seen it all … I learned how to play poker at age 10, and have been a professional poker player for most of my adult life. While I certainly have not seen it all, I have seen a great deal...... [read more]

Hoops with "The Tout"
  Frank Marino
  Hoop Time
  The 5 “Should be Positive ROI” college hoop teams given to VCO readers at the beginning of the season, went a perfect 10-0 SU and 7-0 ATS this past week…... [read more]
Don't Forget

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Lonnie was born on Christmas morning in a log cottage behind a stable in rural Minnesota 70 years ago.  Lonnie and Sandy invite you to a Winter Solstice celebration on Saturday December 22nd from 3-6pm Click HERE for full details


What's going on New Year's Eve



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




Sonny Charles & The Checkmates to Ring in 2008 at the Rampart Casino


New Year’s Eve performance will honor Sweet Louie



  The Rampart Casino will ring in the new year with a New Year’s Eve concert by Sonny Charles & The Checkmates. This show will pay tribute to the late, great Sweet Louie. The show will be held at Addison’s Lounge inside the Rampart Casino on Monday, December 31. The show begins at 9 p.m. $10 admittance at the door.
Winners of numerous “Best Lounge Act” awards in Las Vegas, Sonny Charles & The Checkmates continue to entertain, mesmerize, charm and delight their audiences with a performance that transports them back and forth in time with hits from the '60's, '70's, '80's, '90's, and the contemporary current decade of 2000. They sing the soulful, legendary tunes of Motown, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues and the romantic soothing sounds of the ballads for which they are famous.



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 Donna Bavaro

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER Marisa Germano 

Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER Gary Abrams

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER Jon Stock

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER Erica Beck

Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER Michelle Underwood

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER John Flores 

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Laurie Kruse


Tim Gabrielson
at the House of Blues
WINNER Don Shriver

Larry G. Jones

at Fitzgerald's

WINNER Leeann Bouder

$250,000 Game Show Spectacular
at the Las Vegas Hilton
WINNER Erik Weir


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