by Ellen Caywood

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January 17, 2013
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Pin Splitters clean house in Bowling for Funds

Thanks to all who came out to the Silver Strike Lanes last Sunday afternoon for a rousing round of Bowling for Funds. And congratulations to Team Pin Splitters, who won all competitions. The Pin Splitters are Russ Kramer, Don Kramer, Mark Housman and Bob Malsbury. Congratulations, guys, on a clean sweep.

Next we are gearing up for our annual Melodrama, a spoof on our own Carson Valley. Last year, you may remember, we poked fun at the Minden round-about. You wouldn't think our little slice of paradise could come up with something to top that, but we have and you will get a chance to laugh at it, but only if you have tickets. As of this writing, Thursday night is not only your best bet; it's your only bet.

Some say Thursday night is the best night to see the Melodrama. It's more casual. It's more like a preview than a formal performance. And it's cheaper - only $10 per person. So call 782-2555 or come on into the CV museum in Gardnerville and get your tickets. Get them now because they won't last long. People actually think we Melodrama folk put on a good show.

Have you nominated your favorite woman for our Women in History Awards celebration on March 23? The process is not difficult. All you need to do is nominate a woman who has lived in Douglas County at some point in her life and contributed to the history of the county. Your nominee need not live here now, nor need she be still living.

Call the CV museum at 782-2555 to check to see if your nominee has been honored before. If not, pick up or download an application from our website, Don't let the application scare you. We have writers available to help you write up your honoree's story and we have presenters to help you present your honoree on the 23rd. This is your chance to honor a woman who has given of herself to the betterment of our county.

Feb. 2 is our next student-senior Saturday where students accompanied by an adult and seniors 65 and over are admitted to the CV museum for free. This just seems to be the best opportunity for grandparents and grandkids to enjoy an outing together without having to pay a fortune for it. There is a museum scavenger hunt for the kids with prizes as well. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Feb. 11 is the date for our next historical lecture. The speaker has not been announced as yet, but you can bet it will be someone who has an interesting story to tell about the history of our area. Doors for the lectures open at 6:45 p.m. and the lecture starts promptly at 7 p.m. Admission is free for DCHS members, $3 for nonmembers. The Mainstreet Bookstore is open before the lecture for any who are interested in our historical books and other items.

All monies donated to DCHS are 100 percent tax deductible and go to keep our doors open. The Douglas County Historical Society receives only occasional financial assistance from our County and State governments. We are here solely to preserve the history of this wonderful valley and to make sure you have the opportunity to enjoy it. If you have any questions about anything mentioned here, please call the Douglas County Historical Society at 782-2555 or visit our website at

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