Community briefs

Carson City

Singles club sponsors chili cookoff

Nevada Singles Social Club's Chili Cook Off is 3 p.m. Saturday. Prizes will be awarded for best chili.

For information, send a self addressed, 9-by-4-inch stamped envelope to NSSC, P.O. Box 20451, Carson City, NV 89721 or e-mail

Rally to support troops coming up Saturday

Soldiers Angels and Young Heroes will co-sponsor a rally to support troops deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in front of the Legislature on Carson Street.

Everyone is welcome to attend this nonpolitical event.

Bring flags, banners, signs, etc. and let our military know they are not forgotten.

For information, contact Pat or Don Lindsay at 882-1425.

Senior Center selling entertainment books

The Carson City Senior Citizens Center has just received its shipment of 2005-06 Entertainment Books. These are the perfect gifts for the upcoming gift-giving season at $25 each.

Stop by the Finance Office at the center to get a copy. Call 883-0703.

Douglas County

Toastmasters meeting at Tail Draggers Cafe

Carson Valley Toastmasters Club meets at 6:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Tail Draggers Cafe, 1150 Airport Road, in Minden.

The group's goal is to help members become confident and convincing speakers, perceptive listeners and an effective leader.

Guests are welcome.

Call 782-3230.


Water quality workshop offered by Cooperative Extension

Learn about what pollutes our water and how you can help prevent water contamination at a free workshop presented by Susan Donaldson, water quality specialist, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. The NEMO (Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials) Nevada Water Quality Workshop is 7-9 p.m. on:

Sept. 20, at the South Valleys Public Library, 15650A Wedge Parkway,

Sept. 27, at the Reno University of Nevada Cooperative Extension office, 5305 Mill St., and

Sept. 29, at the Spanish Springs Public Library, 7100 Pyramid Lake Highway.

The goal of the NEMO Nevada program is to help protect our water quality through community planning and education. For information, call 784-4848.

Training for call center to help Katrina victims

The Crisis Call Center of Washoe County is part of a network of two national crisis lines that will be accepting roll-over calls from the South in addition to assisting victims of Hurricane Katrina. Training begins Oct. 5.

For information call 784-8085.


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