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This Week's Flyer Contains:

Family Literacy Month

Featured Artist of December

Featured Announcement

VCO Welcomes a New Columnist

Friday Football Forecast

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Double Grand Prize Giveaway

Weekly Prize Giveaway


November has been called Family Literacy Month--a time to recognize the important role that family support plays in the success of reading and literacy campaigns.

Millions of people have difficulty reading. That's because, despite what many people think, literacy issues are not just relegated to children and young adults. To improve literacy in America, we must consider readers of all ages and backgrounds. Here are some tips to help you improve and encourage reading and literacy read more books about literacy campaigns. Read about How to Improve Reading and Literacy. Also, read more books about literacy campaigns. If you're looking for something to read right now, take a look at what to read, must reads, and banned classics.










Featured Artists

for the Month of November

Concert That Never Was








Featured Announcement

At This Time of Year - Help our Fellow Locals If You Can

Opportunity Village

Big Brothers & Big Sisters
HELP of Southern Nevada Boys & Girls Club of L. V.

Spread the Word Nevada

Variety Children's Charity

Transition Services I-AM Youth Program
VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist

Tom Jones International


Tom Jones is an integral part of the Las Vegas entertainment landscape. He is one of only two performers* who has played the city continuously for more than 40 years. Of course, Tom Jones — now Sir Tom Jones — is a star worldwide, with more than 100 million record sales to his credit. Today, still exploring new musical turf (with his CD 24 Hours released in  2008) he performs to packed houses approximately 200 nights a year. If you remember Tom Jones from the early days, it's time to take another look. If you weren't a fan then — or weren't born then — check him out. Either way, you won't be disappointed.               

*Don Rickles is the other.


This week's "Friday Football Forecast"


"The Beauties vs. The Beasts"


Click HERE for Week 13 of the 2008 NFL season

Mystic Mona
Casey Smith  
"The Tout"  
"Mouth of Motown"  

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November 28th Featured Co-columns:

It’s Time For Bunker Mentality
Will you give this to my Daddy?

  Las Vegas Government             

Mayor Oscar B. Goodman

Mayor Oscar B. Goodman to Turn on the Holiday Lights
On Tuesday, December 9th starting at 6:00 p.m. Mayor Oscar B. Goodman will bring holiday cheer to the Fremont Street Experience when he flips the switch to light Las Vegas’ official Christmas tree...


  Las Vegas Government             

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police

CAYF Press Conference

Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Arrest Eight in Child Pornography Operation.....

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Can Help Our

  City of Henderson                     
  Henderson Launches Contact Henderson

Want to ask a question, share a comment or send a compliment? Our new program allows you to contact us 24/7, and get immediate answers to frequently asked questions. Go ahead... We’re listening......


  City of North Las Vegas               
  North Las Vegas 2008 Tree Lighting Ceremony

You're invited to join the City’s 2008 Tree Lighting event as a way to wish residents a safe and pleasant holiday season and a happy New Year.  The event will include entertainment and refreshments......



Politically Speaking                          
  John Daly
It’s Time For Bunker Mentality
We are, it seems, on the verge of what will look like a Depression. Economists might not call it a Depression, but it will feel like one. And all of us will be under siege.....
  Obama So Far

This is a posting on my early impressions of our President-elect. See if you agree.  Ironic isn’t it: we’re judging him and he hasn’t even taken office.  Shows the severity of our times.....


  Monthly Horoscope                      
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
November '08 Horoscope             2008 Astrological Outlook

How to Use This Column: As you read your sun and moon sign, you will note each section is broken into Focus, Test, Key & Action. Focus defines what you will find yourself focused on during this time....

  December '08 Horoscope    


  Notes from Norm                              
  Norm Clarke
Weekly Wrap-Up 11-22-08 - 11-28-08

Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees missed his niece's wedding in Las Vegas on Saturday after failing to cooperate with London airport security........


  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams    
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

Paris Hilton Defends Ex-Love Benji Madden So Much You’d Think They Might Just Reconcile!....




  The Hundred Million Dollar Voice           
  Terry Fator
Greetings Fator Tots!

I have had so many people tell me they think I'll stop signing autographs and going out to meet my fans and take pictures with then after a while, but I am here to tell you that it won't happen. One of the highlights of my day is going out after shows and meeting you all.......


  An Imperial Life                       
  Little Anthony
  More of This & That
  I’ve always been the type of person who liked to be adventuresome. As a kid growing up in Brooklyn, I would take the subway wherever I had to go. I thought nothing of it. I’d meet a girl and then take the train uptown or out to Long Island just for a date.....

  Publisher's Favorite E-mails
  Marleen Marino

Will you give this to my Daddy?
Last week I was in Atlanta , Georgia attending a conference. While I was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to clap and cheer. I immediately turned around and witnessed one of the greatest acts of patriotism I have ever seen........



  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 11-28-08

“The Real Deal!” at the Venetian is a new innovative live interactive 90-minute poker-themed stage show hosted by comedian Vinnie Favorito, who has his own one-man show at the Flamingo..........


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Victoria Alexander

Week of November 28, 2008                             

Earth Survives Another Prophecy of Doom, Learn the Intergalactic Language, Reincarnation of Buddha, Frost/Nixon, Conspiracy Theory No. 25, and more….....



Tom Jones International
Interview on Good Morning America Radio
You'll be seeing a lot of Tom Jones this weekend and the first week in December as he's promoting his new CD 24 Hours. Among the appearances are Leno on Wednesday, Kimmel on Friday and, this weekend on BBC America, he's on a very, very funny Graham Norton Show......



Pete Allman
“Dancing With The Stars” Lance Bass Lights Up the Paris
Lance Bass, a popular contestant on “Dancing With the Stars” who was already known as a singer with In-Sync, was chosen to light up the sky on the Las Vegas Strip at a weekend-long series of events to fete Beaujolais Noveau’s 2008 wine release



Celebrity Chef Connection
McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon in the Rio
The holiday season is here! It began in October in some stores and last week I even saw Christmas trees in some homes. So, even with our hurting economy, there are still holiday parties to enjoy and company visiting from out-of-town......

  Defending The Caveman
  Defending the Caveman is one of the funniest shows I have seen in a very long time. I saw it with a male companion and another couple and we all laughed hysterically.....
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Carol Lane Patterson
Quantum of Solace
Bond. James Bond. Although quite possibly the most quoted salutary lines ever, maybe elevendy-billion times, it has approached joke status. This hokiness rating might explain why the most intense Bond ever, Daniel Craig’s Bond, does not say that, not even once..


Greening Nevada   Crossover Column
Parades and Fireworks would be in order. This ruling allows consideration of funds currently going to dirty fuels (fossil fuels) to be diverted to Clean Energy companies and initiatives..


  Chick Hughes 
  20th anniversary party of "Ruth's Chris" Streak House
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals,....

  The Vegas Eye                                

The Vegas Eye
The Latest From the EYE
Michael Jackson doesn't own Neverland Ranch anymore, kinda sorta.  According to official documents, the title to Neverland was transferred  to a company called Sycamore Valley Ranch Company LLC. Now here's where the plot thickens......


  In The Wings                             

Jeanne Bavaro
Our Lives are Blessed through Connection with Each Other
This was sent to me and I thought I'd share it with the VCO community. Please share with people that touch your heart.....


  Pet of the Week                          

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - November 28th
This week's Pet of the Week..



Your Latest Feedback!   


Aeroporto Marco Polo in Venice


Sarah Saga Still Survives


Can this be a Permanent Procedure

  With Love From Georgie Boy

Hollywood Walk Of Fame


  Poems, Odes and More     



Lord May I Thank You

  Poem submitted


Spread the Word Nevada               


The Gift of Reading- A Gift that Lasts a Lifetime
The gift of reading lasts so much longer than the holidays — it truly is the gift of a lifetime, and is one of the most special things you can share with everyone on your list.........


  Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary         

Jill Curtis
Sweet Oscar, Our Friend
Oscar came to Shiloh last year after we were called by Lied Animal Shelter. They were going to euthanise him because "he was so ugly that they could not adopt him out". Oscar quickly became a favorite of everyone at the rescue........


  Lovin Life After 50                

Take this quiz, see if you are ready for retirement housing
During my 25 years working in or with retirement communities, I was often told by prospective residents that they could not bear to leave their homes......


  A Woman's Point of View                   

Cjay Judd
No Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State
I'm not in favor of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. She comes with too much baggage, the largest piece being Bill Clinton......


  Our Diverse Community           

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
It is said that prophesy comes from kids and fools. Why? Because they channel pure, raw information that comes from beyond the brain.......


  Our Diverse Community           

Young Israel-Aish
Announcements of Coming Events


A trip to Prague and Israel, our Annual Children's Chanukah Celebration and Adult Chanukah Party.....




  Our Diverse Community             

Hispanic community
5th Annual Joint Holiday Mixer


Join the the Latin, Asian and Urban Chambers of Commerce for their 5th Annual Holiday Mixer.....

 Christmas 2008

  Our Diverse Community               

Sin City Chamber of Commerce
5th Annual Holiday Party and Toy Drive
The 5th Annual Holiday Party and Toy Drive for Children will be on December 6, 2008 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Exotic Heritage Museum. The event will be free to the public, a new unwrapped child's toy is the admittance.........


Ms. Poker                                          
  Susie Isaacs
  Lady Pink Saw Red

I was out of the tournament early that day and decided to play on line. I got into a $5.50 tournament. There were 168 players but it also was only 4 PM. I figured, even if I won it, it would be over by 7 PM. I was way below average at 6 PM when Lady Pink arrived......




Barack Obama DVD

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More poker ‘deals’ signed at Golden Nugget Las Vegas



The Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, once again marking its significance in the poker world, announces two new major poker projects signed at the legendary resort. The property has partnered with GSN to film the fifth season of High Stakes Poker in The Grand Dec. 19-21, as well as signed a deal with the World Poker Tour to become the new Las Vegas home of their successful and popular WPT Boot Camp, the first iteration being its two-day Tournament Camp January 24-25, 2009. These announcements come on the heels of filming the 2009 season of NBC’s Poker After Dark at the Golden Nugget that concluded Nov. 5 and will begin airing Dec. 29. The resort also recently held the very successful Grand Poker Series last spring, and will soon be hosting its autumn variation, The Grand Fall Classic Poker Series, Nov. 24-30.


Sun City Silvertones



Plan now to be with the Sun City Silvertones either Saturday evening, December 6th @ 7 p.m. or Sunday afternoon, December 7th @ 2:30 p.m. @ the Starbright Theater, 2215 Thomas Ryan Blvd., Sun City, Summerlin when they will present their winter show: "Spirit of the Season". The joyful musical sounds of the holiday season, with all songs benefitting from imaginative arrangements by Music Director George Puccini and the artistic accompaniment of pianist Martha Olson, will involve the theater audience in a wonderful trip through the seasonal spirit of the winter holidays.  The Silvertone shows stand-outs in entertainment and an inexpensive and enjoyable way to spend an evening. All tickets are priced @ $7. Tickets may be obtained by contacting Don Paretto, 256-6220, or Jeanne Ebner, 838-2908.

The 14th Annual Shoes for Children

The Winter Fairie Tale Ball


If you're reading this and haven't become a member of the VCO community (don't forget membership is free) Click HERE and have a chance to win any of the fabulous prizes listed below!


Grand Giveaway


Two sets of tickets for two


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


Hawaii Island Hopper Holiday


 5 days and 4 nights in a tropical, Hawaiian paradise , with the added flexibility of seven-day check in


A $1,160 value. (airfare not included)

  St. Thomas Island Hopper  
  5 Days and 4 Night
7- Day a week arrivals
A $782 Value
(airfare not included)
Two sets of  "Dinner for 2"
  at Benihana   
  Two sets of " Dinner for 2"  
   at TJ's Steakhouse   
  at the Las Vegas Hilton  

Weekly Giveaway

Legends in Concert
at the Imperial Palace


Cindy Johnson

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton



Bob McCaffery


Jay White

at the Riviera

Amy Wittle

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
Wayne Wallace

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
Susan Moore

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
Sharon Adams

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
Paula Jackson

The Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
 Paul Seeley
Larry J. Jones
at the Royal Resort Hotel
Marlyna Marquez
Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
Marsha Lucash

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