Fall cleaning, fund-raising and coin collecting

Carson City Public Works will be picking up yard debris consisting of leaves, weeds, and limbs Nov. 7-10.

Leaves and yard debris must be placed in plastic bags and tied securely. Limbs must be bundled in lengths no longer than six feet long and weighing no more than 60 pounds.

Loose debris should not be swept onto the sidewalk area or into the street or gutter.

Beginning Nov. 2, please call Carson City Public Works at 887-2355 to place your name on the list. Please provide your name, street address, phone number and type of material to be picked up.

GE Volunteers in Minden raised more than $16,000 for the Cancer Resource Center at Carson-Tahoe Hospital with their "Bunco For Breast Cancer" fund drive. More than 200 players gathered in the Carson Valley Inn's Shannon Ball Room to play Bunco, a simple dice game, for prizes contributed by local businesses. A $25-per-person entry fee went to the fund drive. The funds raised by GE employees at the event will be matched by GE.

Bunco for Breast Cancer is one of three GE Volunteer efforts in the month of October that benefited the fight against cancer. The others were GE Volunteer's Relay for Life in Lampe Park, where the GE group, led by Warren Kurtz, raised more than $11,400; and the GE Women's Network's Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure, led by Holly Hayes, which raised $2,310, bringing the total to more than $30,000 to fight cancer in our community. The total is almost $10,000 more than 2004.

"I have been actively involved with GE Volunteers for over a decade in a variety of cities," stated GE Volunteer Leader Warren Kurtz, "this is one of the most successful community fund-raisers I have seen."

These projects were successful because of continued contributions from area businesses. The Carson Valley Inn helped sponsor the "Bunco for Breast Cancer" event by donating the Shannon Ball Room, assisting with the set up, offering reduced rates for guests, and providing event advertising. More than 60 area businesses donated gift certificates and merchandise for a silent auction held on the night of the Bunco for Breast Cancer event.

For a collector's club only six months old, the Carson City Coin Collectors of America is casting a significant net of influence across the field of numismatics. Just this week, a second issue of the group's quarterly journal, Curry's Chronicle, was shipped to a membership of nearly 200 "CC" enthusiasts.

While the premiere issue, released in July of this year, contained 25 pages, this fall edition, features nearly triple that number. With articles contributed by club members, topics range from personal experiences of how a few members became interested in Carson City coins, to insights into the metallurgical analyses of coins, to introductions to collecting ephemera related to the Carson City Mint, to chopmarked "CC" Trade dollars. Founder, president and journal editor, Rusty Goe, contributed an article profiling gold coins from the Carson Mint. Goe says that altogether this issue includes 10 articles, minutes from the club's first annual meeting held at the World's Fair of Money ANA convention in San Francisco a few months ago and a few news briefs.

"There has never been this much information concerning the Carson City Mint in any single periodical," claims Goe. "You would need to refer to one of the books written on the subject to delve any deeper."

Anyone can join the Carson City Coin Collectors of America by requesting a membership application from the treasurer at P. O. Box 16776, Boise, ID, 83715-6776, or simply sending the first year's dues of $20 with name, address and e-mail information to the same address. All members will receive copies of each quarterly journal after applications are filed, an exclusive club number with card, invitations to attend annual meetings and access to club announcements and possibly a club Web site in the future.

For more information, contact Marie Goe at Southgate Coins, 5032 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV, 89502; or phone (775) 322-4455.


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