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Sunday, January 8, 2006 PRIOR ISSUE   -   ARCHIVES
Belle's Best Bargain, When We Were Fab Showcases At Harrah's, Riverside Return Local Pride, Ramada Offers 'Get Smart', United States Rally Championship Date Set, American Veterans Program Continues, Winter Break Is Here, More...


Jackie Brett
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The Colorado Belle's Paddlewheel Restaurant is open and serving your favorite entr‚es for "half price" from midnight to 6 a.m. (PST) daily through Jan. 31. The Paddlewheel menu features over 50 -menu items. This offer excludes the prime rib and five daily special menu items.

Harrah's is presenting "When We Were FaB," a multi-media live stage tribute to the legendary music artists, The Beatles, in the Fiesta Showroom, at 8 p.m. nightly Jan. 11-15. "When We Were FaB" is an amazing multi-media experience performed by the talents of Broadway's "Beatlemania" artists. Tickets are $18.50 plus tax, call 702-298-8510.

This tribute show is a musical journey and a historical perspective of the famous band's arrival in America in 1964 through the height of their musical career and breakup in 1970.

The show opens with highlights of America in the early 1960s through clips and footage of The Beatles introduction on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

Local Pride is back at the Riverside with more deals than ever. Local Pride membership is free by signing up for your King of Clubs card or renewing your existing membership at the players' club booth. You receive a "Local Pride" sticker on your card, which allows you to take advantage of discounts and benefits through July 31.

Some of the food, service and retail discounts throughout the Riverside Resort include: 20 percent off services at the salon; 10 percent off non-sale items and clothes; 15 percent off at Cinnabon; a third hour free at Don's Kid Kastle; and much more.

There are also many local merchant discounts provided by 16 different businesses. Call 702-298-2535 or 928-763-7070 for further information.

The mission at the Ramada Express is to "Get Smart," Monday, Jan. 16 - Monday, Jan. 23. By using special spy gear to hunt down the highest paying slots at the casino, players wearing Get Smart decoder glasses will be able to read the signs that say "You've found a HOT slot." Coded messages will be put on the 250 highest payouts, from pennies to $25 games.

By earning 50 points on your Distinguished Players Card, you will receive your decoder glasses and secret agent hat. Now here is the secret message: all reel machines pay 2X Bonus Points Jan. 16-23. The event registration, which will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., will be located near the main entry door and up the ramp.

Harrah's recently announced the closing of its 24-hour casual dining restaurant, Cabo Café, for renovation; however, guests may enjoy expanded dining offerings at its south-of-the-border outlet, Baja Blue Restaurant & Cantina, and the award-winning Fresh Market Square Buffet. For more information, call 702-298-4600.

Harrah's Laughlin diners may start their day with the special Baja Blue brunch served daily from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $9.99 plus tax a person. Baja Blue will continue to offer dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

For guest convenience, the daily hours of operation for the Fresh Market Square Buffet have been expanded with brunch served from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $10.99 a person, dinner served from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $13.99 a person, and the addition of a special graveyard menu served from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. for $8.99 a person.


The annual event formerly known as the Ramada Express International Rally USA will have a name change this year. The Laughlin International Rally & Motorsports Festival will be held Nov. 9-12, and it's tagged "American's Grand Canyon Rally."

This event features three days of endurance rally competition across southern Nevada and northwestern Arizona and it's the final calendar event in the 2006 United States Rally Championship. The event is sanctioned by the United States Auto Club (USAC); presented by the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) RallySport; and organized by the American Rally Sport Group, Inc., (ARSG).

Lt Col Bob Worthington, U.S. Army (Ret) will be speaking about the 1958 United States involvement in Lebanon at the free American Veterans Program at the Ramada Express on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. His talk will include history leading up to the assault and events during the campaign and troops departure.

Worthington was an Army Infantry Officer and unconventional warfare specialist, trained in counter-guerilla, counter-insurgency warfare. He will talk about The 1958 U.S. Marine Corps amphibious combat assault landing ordered by President Eisenhower to assist the President of Lebanon, Camille Chamoun in maintaining the country's democracy against rebel activity. The free program is open to the public.

The town-wide Winter Break event is running through Jan. 12 at different Laughlin properties. For information, call 888-278-5245.

This fourth annual event is a festival celebrating life for the 50-plus age group. It promises to educate, stimulate, and offer non-stop entertainment and activities - all types of dancing, gaming tournaments, healthy cooking demonstrations and wine tasting, live entertainment and shows, wellness and educational seminars, exercise classes, contests and more. For more information, visit "" or call Arko & Associates at 1-888-278-5245.

The Colorado Belle is offering a one-man art show, watercolor demonstrations and workshops by Nevada fine artist Mark Vranesh on the Belle's "D" Deck, through Jan. 11. In addition, the Belle will host a social hour for Red Hat Society members from 3 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, in the Boiler Room Microbrewery.

One admission price of $49 entitles guests to six days of town-wide Winter Break activities. A one-day ticket can be purchased for $20 and single event tickets are $7.50 each. Wristbands and tickets can be purchased at the Winter Break Information Table located in front of the Bell Stand in the Front Desk area at the Ramada Express.

Many events including a Welcome Happy Hour, Slot tournament, Morning Fitness session, Cooking Class, Wine Tasking are planned at the Ramada Express and will conclude with the World's Largest Chorus Line in Victory Plaza on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. and a Farewell Happy Hour from 4 to 5 p.m.

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