Evergreen tree sampleOnce fall arrives, so does the barrage of advertisements for fabulous shopping adventures; it’s the holiday buying season. Traditional mail is full of catalogs, our email boxes are stuffed with electronic coupons that we may or may not use, and commercials on TV are even more plentiful and louder. Department stores have had their holiday decorations up for at least a month as we all know. Of course, not everything is pure commercialism; this is also the time when evergreen trees begin to come into prominence.

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Free Radon Test Kit

During the months of December, January and February, you can pick up a FREE Radon Test Kit at any Cooperative Extension Office. Your local Las Vegas office is located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89123.

Tom Crutchfield

Who’s Who in Reptiles, Tom Crutchfield

The name Tom Crutchfield often evokes a number of different responses. Awe, respect, curiosity and even the occasional curse word have accompanied a discussion about him. To some, he is the icon who brought many rare and unusual reptiles into the hobby. To others, he is an adventurer who has traveled the globe in search of unique reptiles and amphibians. To the select few, he’s that infuriating fellow who beat them to the punch when it came to breeding a new and exciting morph. But whichever category you fall into, you have to acknowledge that his passion for the reptiles he keeps and breeds is all-consuming and very broad. Mr. Crutchfield is the guest speaker at the December 5 meeting.