As most everyone is already aware, the night of Feb. 3 was horrible for those living at the Marine housing in Coleville. Somehow, a propane leak of some kind caused a home explosion there, which ended up displacing 38 families. As of this time, I have heard that all but seven of the families have been re-housed. Our community is very saddened by the loss of life and injuries involving three residents. Base housing is a part of our community, and we want to help in any way possible. The Coleville High School students have held a fundraiser to create a scholarship fund for three children affected in the blast; there is also an account created at Wells Fargo Bank in Gardnerville under the name "Community Housing." Please consider making a donation to assist these families.
Busy Coleville students
In addition to the assistance mentioned above, Coleville Middle and High School students have been busy lately.
On Jan. 28, middle school students participated in the "Math Counts" competition against students from Lee Vining and Bridgeport. The winner was Coleville's Jhona Sarmientolouttit, who then moved on and placed second in the Tri-County competition.
On Feb. 2, high school students participated in a Mock Trial competition in Bridgeport. Then on Feb. 6, the Antelope Valley Lions Club held its annual Student Speakers contest, which was won by Cody Clark. He will move on to the Zone contest on Feb. 25 in Carson City and we wish him luck.
Financial training available
Beginning Sunday, David Ramsey, financial and investment counselor, will begin a 13 week course for those seeking advice on how to eliminate debt and save money. The cost for the 13 week course is $100. That first session will begin at 6 p.m. at the Walker Baptist Church; the location for the other meeting dates will be given that evening. This sounds like a very good way to get on the right financial track in these tough economic times.