Deaf and hard-of-hearing holiday party Dec. 15

A holiday party is scheduled from 3-7 p.m. Dec. 15 at 111 Telegraph St., home of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Resource Center/Nevada Association of the Deaf. Expect food, drinks, games, songs and a fun time. RSVP to Gary Olsen at 887-1060 by Dec. 12.

CHS student plans AIDS musical benefit

Sarah Stadler, a senior at Carson High School, is planning a Pediatric AIDS "Love is a Cure" benefit for February for her senior project. Tryouts for the benefit are scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 13 in Senator Square of Carson High School.

She is looking for solo, duet and group numbers that meet a "love" theme. Call her at 315-3991 for more information.

Parents for Quality Education hosts third forum Sunday

How to raise performance expectations will be the topic the Parents for Quality Education forum scheduled from 5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Carson Middle School library, 1140 W. King St.

The moderator will be John Vettel. Expected panel members include Kenneth Moen, publisher/editor or Northern Nevada Family Life magazine; Chuck Muth of Citizens Outreach; Len Semas, publisher of Sierra Sage; Pat Carpenter, principal of Empire Elementary School; David Huffmire, vice principal of Wooster High School; and parents of school-age children. For more information, call Ann Bednarski at 882-3854 or Sheila Ward at 883-1362.

One of the purposes of Parents for Quality Education, according to its founders, is to provide the public the opportunity to voice concerns on issues not covered at parent- teacher association or school board meetings.

Meeting topic discussion of deaf and hard-of-hearing issues

The Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Advocacy Resource Center/Nevada Association of the Deaf is hosting a town hall forum 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in Vista B Room 206 of Truckee Meadows Community College.

The purpose of the forum is to obtain input on issues that should be addressed in the next Legislature and for various state committees preceding the legislative session in 2007.

All ideas and viewpoints are important to planning the future.

Primary focus areas will be on: education, communication access, interpreting, social programming, technology, networking, state and local services.

For more information, call 887-1060 or e-mail Gary Olsen at

Community Council on Youth and Wal-Mart community partnership

In an effort to show commitment to the Carson City community, Wal-Mart recently announced a new community partnership with the Community Council on Youth.

The agency has been working hard for over 15 years in Carson City to create positive change and, therefore, a positive, healthy community in which kids can grow, mature, and eventually raise their own families.

Wal-Mart has promised to provide CCOY with the products it needs to support some of its work, such as training and meeting supplies.

At its grand-opening festivities, Wal-Mart also presented CCOY with a $1,000 check to support its work. Checks were also presented to several other nonprofit organizations in the community, proving Wal-Mart's commitment to becoming a strong presence in the Carson City community.

The Community Council on Youth gets its funding from the Carson City Board of Supervisors, government grants and donations. Through these funds and through partnerships with over 10 local agencies, CCOY's work touched over 14,500 local youth last year.

For more information, call Pauline Kiser, executive director of the Community Council on Youth, at 841-4730; or Dayna Phelan, promotions director for Wal-Mart, at 883-6415.


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