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September 25, 2018

MilitaryOperation Homefront accepting Military Child of the Year nodsThe national nonprofit Operation Homefront is accepting nominations for the 2019 Military Child of the Year Awards and the 2019 Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation.The deadline for nominations is Dec. 5. All awards will be presented in April in Washington D.C.The annual awards will recognize seven outstanding young people ages 13 to 18 who are legal dependents of a service member or military retiree. Six Military Child of the Year recipients will represent a branch of the armed forces — the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard — and demonstrate resiliency, leadership and achievement during their parents’ military service. A seventh award is the Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation, presented by global technology and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. It goes to a military child who has designed a creative solution to address a local, regional or global challenge.To nominate a child, visit militarychildoftheyear.org and click the Nominations tab.Nominations sought for military service awardThe Bexar County Veterans Service Office is accepting nominations for the 2017 LeRoy V. Greene Jr. Memorial Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions by Bexar County residents to veterans and military service members and their families.Nominations will be accepted from individuals who can attest to the accomplishments of the person they are recommending. Nominations from spouses, siblings or children of would-be nominees will not be accepted. Nomination are due Oct. 5.To be eligible, nominees must have been a Bexar County resident for at least two years at the date of nomination; performed noteworthy actions over the current year and over a period of time, mostly as a volunteer; exhibited competence in teamwork, leadership skills and dedication; and shared their time and knowledge with the veteran and military community.For a nomination form, send an email to vets@bexar.org, with LRVG AWARD in the subject line. Forms may be returned by email to vets@bexar.org; by fax to 210-335-3632; or by mail to Bexar County Veterans Service Office, 233 N. Pecos, Suite 320, San Antonio, TX 78207.San AntonioLaw enforcement hiring expo set for Oct. 4The TX-San Antonio Law Enforcement Hiring Expo will be held Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, 11605 State Hwy. 151.Job seekers pursuing careers in law enforcement will have the chance to meet with several agencies. Job seekers should come dressed for an interview and bring several copies of their resumes.The event is free. To register or view the list of agencies attending (published one week before the event) go to TXLawEnforcementJobs.comSchertzSchertz Family Dental to host Free Dentistry DayResidents in the Schertz community and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to receive free dental services at Schertz Family Dental on Oct. 6.Dr. Kyumee Yo, Dr. Michelle Prieto and their team at Schertz Family Dental will provide free dental care those without dental insurance.During Free Dentistry Day, a choice of one free cleaning or extraction will be provided per patient between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 2184 FM 3009. Patients will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 210-251-4979 or visit FreeDentistryDay.org.SportsSpurs host open scrimmage Oct. 3The San Antonio Spurs invite fans to the AT&T Center for the 2018 Silver & Black Open Scrimmage Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. The free event features a Spurs intra-squad scrimmage with tipoff at 7 p.m.There will be open seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open to the public at 6 p.m., and parking at the AT&T Center will also be free. Fans unable to attend the scrimmage can watch the event streamed live on the Spurs Facebook page.All fans in attendance can take advantage of $1 draft beer and $1 soda at select locations, plus 25 percent off in the Spurs Fan Shop and special ticket offers available exclusively at the 2018 Silver & Black Open Scrimmage.The Spurs host the Minnesota Timberwolves for the regular season opener on Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m.Rampage to become Los Chimuelos de San Antonio on Oct. 26The San Antonio Rampage announced the team will temporarily change its identity to Los Chimuelos de San Antonio in honor of the club’s first-ever Día de los Muertos game on Oct. 26.The team will wear specialty jerseys when it hosts the San Jose Barracudas. Tickets for the game are available now at SARampage.com/Chimuelos. Fans can add an exclusive, commemorative Chimuelos bobblehead to any ticket for an additional $10, while supplies last. Bobblehead packages will increase to $15 with the purchase of any ticket starting on Oct. 8 at noon.Chimuelos gear is now available for purchase at SARampage.com/Chimuelos and at the Spurs Fan Shop at the AT&T Center starting opening night on Oct. 6.Compiled by Melissa Rentería

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