Old bank statements, tax returns, and credit card bills were transformed into a haystack of confetti, secure inside an American Document Destruction truck in the parking lot of Neddenriep Financial on Saturday.
The noise of the giant shredder wasn’t enough proof of destruction for some contributors, so they watched the closed-circuit video on the truck as their documents were fed into the hopper and emerged as shreds.
“Disposing of confidential and sensitive documents is a serious concern, especially with the threat of identity theft,” said Mark Neddenriep. “We subscribe to a secure document destruction service that shreds old confidential papers at our site twice each month. We offer this to our clients year-round, but decided to open it to the public for one day as a community service. The response was fantastic.”
One participant brought boxes of his mother’s old papers that he had moved here from California but hadn’t opened in 15 years.
“Everyone was so grateful because they didn’t know where to safely dispose of their old records. They arrived loaded with boxes, but left with peace of mind.”
This was the second year for the public shredding event, and Jonel Neddenriep said “we will definitely offer this again next year.”
GE car & motorcyle show delayed
GE’s second annual Car & Motorcycle Show to benefit the Douglas High School STEM Program has been postponed.
The car show is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at the GE Bently Nevada South Parking Lot, 1631 Bently Parkway South, Minden.
The event is open to the public, with a $25 early entry fee or $30 after Sept. 16.
All proceeds go to the Douglas County program for students in science, technology, engineering and math.
Categories include, classic, sport, off-road, motorcycle, nonmotorized and beater (must operate), and a people’s choice award.
To sign up, contact Heather Schembari at email@example.com.
The email should include a name, car type, year and event category.
Event is open to the public who free to roam and check out the entries.
Divsion of Welfare Services online system down
Due to the requirements of the Affordable Care Act to integrate electronic health insurance application processes by Oct. 1, the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services must take its electronic system off-line in order to make all necessary changes.
As a result, the public assistance application website, Access Nevada, will be down and not available for 10 days from Sept. 21-30,.
Those applying for public assistance, such as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or Nevada Medicaid, can still apply during this time but must use paper applications.
Paper applications can be printed from the Division’s web site at DWSS.NV.gov, obtained from a local welfare office, or picked up from a family resource center.
Access NV will be back online Oct. 1 at www.dwss.nv.gov.