Stories for April 2006

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Saturday, April 29

Friday, April 28

The first year of parenting

The first year of parenting is more important than most people think. Child development specialists have long known what science is now validating. Individuals develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.

Senior center makes plans

Next week, on Wednesday at the Douglas County Senior Center in Gardnerville will be the monthly "Share A Book" club meeting at the center ceramics room from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The public is invited to join the readers and share book reports. Check out the www.freewebs.com/sharebookclub online and discover the books that the club has already reviewed. This provides a rich and meaningful experience to those bored with the usual entertainment on TV.

Chili cook-off highlight of 'Lifestyles'

"Northern Nevada Lifestyles with Terrie Q. Sayre" is really cooking this month at the 2006 International Chili Society Chili Cook-Off at the Carson Valley Inn RV Resort.

Relay For Life training on Saturday

The Team Captain University training session for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life fundraiser will happen at GE Energy on Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Douglas student gets first in Veterans of Foreign Wars state patriotic art contest

The regional first-place winner of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest, a Douglas High School senior, has won at state and now will go on to national competition.

Trails association plans meeting, birding outing

The Carson Valley Trails Association held its annual meeting on Monday, with more than 50 members and guests attending. Past-President Barbara Slade introduced 2006 President Dick Morissette. CVTA Board members and partners provided an update on trail access, construction, and maintenance in the Foothill Road area including trail damage caused by the New Year's eve rainstorm.

Middle school murder mystery opens Thursday

Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School Drama Club presents a murder mystery "And Then There Was One" Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m., with a matinee on Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults or $3 for students and children. For more information, call Kris Wallek at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, 265-4138.

Seniors take a hike, have a potluck and social

n On Saturday, May 6, Douglas County Senior Center is planning the first hike of the season along the Carson River. It will be a 3-mile walk with no elevation gain. Interested seniors must sign up at the center for a place on the bus which will depart at 8 a.m. Walkers are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring lunch and water. The cost is $1 per person.

Obituary

A memorial service is 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church for Eugene "Ozzy" Frank Osborne, 84, a Minden resident, who died April 26, 2006, at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center in Carson City. Pastor Pete Nelson will be officiating at the service.

Thursday, April 27

Farmers' Market opens May 24

Opening day of the Lampe Park Farmers' Market is May 24. Fresh produce will be available weekly, Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Classic rock group performs in Topaz

The Mark Castro Band will perform 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. today and Saturday night at Topaz Lodge and Casino on Highway 395 at Topaz Lake.

Local band plays bluegrass and more at Nelson's on Saturday

The Bar BQ Boyz consider Nelson's Take Five, in Gardnerville, their home base. They performed there for the first time last November and continue to play there monthly.

'The Odd Couple' opens tonight at the CVIC Hall

Carson Valley Community Theatre's "The Odd Couple (Female Version)" opens this weekend with performances tonight, Sunday afternoon, May 19, 20 and 21 at the CVIC Hall in Minden.

Saying good-bye and moving on

Wednesday, I had to revisit an old life. It was something very hard for me to do but I came out of it feeling better. A good friend had passed away and I felt the need to go to his memorial but, in doing so, I had to go back to a loss I had just a year ago in my own personal life. My husband of almost 10 years died a year ago on April 24 and one day after that anniversary, I hear about losing Don McBride, someone my husband and I loved and respected so much.

World T'ai Chi/Qi Gong Day observed at event

In observance of World T'ai Chi/QiGong Day, the Carson Valley T'ai Chi Club and the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department are sponsoring a free event to educate the community on this ancient Chinese art.

Sons, take mom to a dance

The Douglas county 4-H Clubs and Carson Valley FFA will be hosting a Mother's Day, mother/son dance on May 6.

All fenced in: Douglas baseball improves outfield fence

Everything about the Douglas High School baseball program is old school.

Mitchell aces par 3 as golfers take fourth

Douglas junior Trevor Mitchell turned in the highlight of the day as the Tiger boys' golf team took fourth at the Silver Oak Golf Course Tuesday.

Free admission for Western Nevada home-opener

Western Nevada Community College's baseball team (29-15, 23-9 in conference) will have its first homecoming this weekend when the Wildcats play their inaugural games at John L. Harvey Field on the WNCC campus, 2201 West College Parkway.

Douglas softball game against Hug washed away

Heavy rain, fits of hail and a steady scattering of lightning washed away the Douglas softball team's game with Hug Tuesday afternoon at Lady Tiger Field.

Golf: CV Men's golf results

The Carson Valley Men's Golf Club hosted a blind nine-hole tournament Sunday, drawing 60 golfers despite poor weather.

Wednesday, April 26

Longtime Valley resident honored at 90th birthday party

Editor's note: Max Jones Sr.'s quotes were taken from transcripts of tape recordings by the family, which began in November 2005.

4-H Sierra Riders host Open Horse Show May 13

Local youth can practice their horsemanship at the 4-H Sierra Riders Open Horse Show, 9 a.m., May 13, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Arena, 922 Dump Road, Gardnerville.

Time to step up and file

It's pretty clear that the election season has already started, but for all the announcements, the real deal doesn't start until Monday.

Valley woman's story in animal rescue magazine

Debra Ross' story of volunteering to help animals lost in Katrina made the cover of the winter 2006 edition of the United Animal Nations Journal.

Assistant fire chief recalls early days

John Babcock is president and assistant fire chief of Ruhenstroth Volunteer Fire Department Station 10. He was elected in 1989, right after the volunteer fire department was formed. He shared the following experiences:

Tuesday, April 25

Skateboarding competition to return to Carson Valley Days

Bill Jaskar wanted to establish a venue to benefit the youth of Carson Valley Days on two different, but very intertwined levels.

Carson Valley Inn offers live entertainment every week

The Palmore Brothers continue in the Carson Valley Inn's Cabaret Lounge through Sunday, Melissa Dru appears Tuesday through May 7, The Kid & Nic Show returns May 9-14 and various groups entertain on Monday nights. Carson Valley Inn Cabaret Lounge entertainment is presented with no cover and no minimum.

Whittell students place in VFW Patriotic Art Contest

On April 13, there were five judges at Whittell High School to judge six high school students' paintings for the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriotic Art Contest. It took a while going back and forth by the paintings for them to pick the winners.

Douglas wrestlers compete at Stanford

The Asics West Coast Nationals wrestling tournament were held this weekend at Roscoe Maples Pavilion at Stanford University.

Monday, April 24

Long road from carnival life to Gardnerville

Some people may consider Bil Luckey's early life unusual, but for Luckey, a Gardnerville resident, it was all he knew.

McElroy, Teter to wed in June

Richard and Clelia McElroy Jr. of Dayton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Rita McElroy to Mahlon Teter of Gardnerville.

20-30 fashion show earns $4,000 for children's charities

A flurry of activity and last minute preparations filled a small, sheet-draped, anteroom in Antoci's Supper Club at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club, Sunday.

St. Gall offers vocation talk

Eduardo Perez spoke on his vocation to the priesthood this past weekend at all of the masses at St. Gall Catholic Church. He told how he had left Santiago, Chili, to come to the Reno Diocese with only his suitcase, to discover what lies ahead for him.

Bedtime stories presented for Mother's Day

The Douglas County Public Library presents bedtime stories at the Minden branch.

Obituaries

Cora "Cody" Lee Shawe, 84, died at her Gardnerville home April 16, 2006. She was born June 13, 1921, in Corvalis, Ore., to Hamilton Bruce Shawe Sr. and Henrietta Frieda Rhodes Shawe.

Kiwanis hosttalentshowcase

They sang, danced and tapped their way onto the stage at the CVIC Hall, Saturday, for the eighth annual Stars of Tomorrow Talent Showcase.

Art association offers afternoon of Bliss

The regular monthly meeting of the Carson Valley Art Association will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Douglas County Public Library in Minden.

Ride your motocross bike, politely

I have been asked by a Johnson Lane neighbor to address an issue I am reluctant to write about, so I am going to handle this gingerly.

Saturday, April 22

Elderly driveron board

Forrest Ladd will likely never be held to account for the July 15, 2005, accident that claimed the life of Douglas High School teenager Bridget Chambers.

Friday, April 21

Despite depleted numbers, track improves at Fallon

It took a little mixing and matching, but the Douglas High School track & field team turned in an extremely successful performance last week at the Fallon Outer Relays.

Digest: Pop Warner sign-ups open

Sign-ups for the 2006 Pop Warner football and cheerleading season are open.

California season opening soon

Yes, it is that time of year - time to get ready to fish the streams and lakes of Mono and Inyo counties.

Douglas drops Atwater opener

The Douglas baseball team's 12-game win streak came to a halt Monday at the Atwater Lyon's Easter Tournament in California.

Genoa Lakes unveils new club

Genoa Lakes Golf Club & Resort unveiled its new setup Wednesday morning to several members of the regional media and assorted VIPs.

Douglas top Livingston in Atwater

The Douglas baseball team bounced back from two losses to open the Atwater Easter Tournament to pound Livingston, Calif., 12-1 Wednesday.

Student will be Australian ambassador

Amanda Kearney, a student at Piñon Hills Elementary School, is going "down under" this summer.

Republican women to meet Wednesday

The Douglas County Republican Women meet the first Wednesday of each month at the Carson Valley Inn, Minden. This month, the meeting will be May 3. Dawn Gibbons, running for Congress District 2, will be speaking.

Philharmonic league accepting members

Do you want to be part of and help put on a free, patriotic music celebration and auction on the Fourth of July?

Pastel painters accepting members

Before coming to Northern Nevada, Arlene Origoni was an active member of the Ojai art community and member of several art organizations, including the Ventura County Pastel Artists, a tight knit group of 12-14 members, organized for the preservation of quality in the art of pastel. This group routinely got together to paint, have workshops, go on field trips to museums and galleries and have exhibits. The society has been in existence for more than 10 years.

Thursday, April 20

Raw Nature to perform Saturday

The featured entertainment at Nelson's Take 5, Saturday night, will be Raw Nature, a three-piece power trio who presents their unique blend of funk, rock, and blues with a twist of jazz.

Throwers take second in league

Topaz Ranch Estates newly formed dart team, Topaz Joe's Throwers, Tony Norfolk, William Minteer Jr., team captain, Ole Chavez and Bill Minteer Sr. were in second place, coming into the Carson Valley Dart League playoffs that took place at Silver Strike Bowling in the Gardnerville Ranchos, Tuesday. Up against their toughest competition, an undefeated team sponsored by Silver Strike, the Throwers made a stand, fought their best fight and still maintained their second-place league standing during the final play-off game in an 11-team league for the 2005-06 Carson Valley dart season.

Wednesday, April 19

Kit Carson mural painted at museum

By sometime today, a mural of Kit Carson depicting the highlights of his history should be completed on the wall at the entrance of the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville.

King, DeWitt married April 9

William and Gwen King of Minden are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Etta King, to Sam DeWitt, son of Herman and Ronda DeWitt of Gardnerville. The wedding took place April 9 at the Adventure Inn in Reno with Robert Scriven officitating.

No child should be left behind

According to an Associated Press article published Tuesday, a large percentage of American Indians and Hispanics were not included in separate reports indicating Douglas County's compliance with No Child Left Behind. No black or Asian students were reported separately.

Tuesday, April 18

Digest: Registration open for kids derby

The 17th annual Kids' Fishing Derby is set for June 3 and 4 at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

Net Rippers finish 2nd in Boise soccer tournament

The Carson Valley Soccer Club U12 Net Rippers traveled to Boise, Idaho over the weekend for the Boise Capitals Performance Cup and came away with medals and a trophy for their second-place finish.

Monday, April 17

Weekly columnist needed for 'Antelope Valley News'

The Record-Courier is searching for a columnist.

Spring Arts and Crafts Fair features 'Rappin' to Minden' Inliner display

The 20th Annual Minden Spring Arts and Crafts Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, fills Esmeralda Avenue with booths of arts, crafts and food vendors, as well as live music to dance to.

Jackrabbit for dinner?

I was upstairs last week when I heard a loud knocking noise outside. I ran quickly to the door as a pesky flicker bird has been drilling holes in our wooden shingles lately

Bar BQ Boyz play bluegrass sounds at Nelson's Take Five every month

There is a new sound in Carson Valley - "it has drive and soul and a definite Nashville twang."

Easter bunny busy in Antelope Valley

Easter Sunday was a blustery day, but the weather didn't stop the Easter bunny, the local Lions or parents with their young children for the annual Easter egg hunt.

Opening night is next week for cast of 'The Odd Couple' (female version)

The female version of Neil Simon's 1965 Tony Award winning comedy "The Odd Couple" first opened in 1985, starring Rita Moreno and Sally Struthers.

Work to do on a Johnson Lane 'farm'

The neighborhood is buzzing with the sound of lawnmowers. The apricot trees in the orchard and the flowering plums in the yard have beautiful pink flowers on them today. The asparagus tips are popping up. It's time to put down a good coat of 6 inches or so of mulch, which I import special. It contains shaving, lots of straw and goat poop.

Buddhist retreat scheduled this weekend

Matthew Flickstein will lead a Buddhist retreat at Washoe Pines Ranch in Washoe Valley April 21-23. Suitable for beginning and advanced meditators, the retreat will review the Buddha's path to purification as described in the Theravadan tradition. The weekend includes time for individual teacher conferences.

Anniversary grim reminder

On Tuesday, San Francisco observed the 100th anniversary of the earthquake and fire that devastated the city.

Brady no-hits Hug, again

D.J. Brady's solid senior season continued Saturday as his pitched his second no-hitter in as many starts, running his career total to three.

Friday, April 14

Talent show Saturday brings out the 'Stars of Tomorrow'

The Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley will host its eighth annual Stars of Tomorrow Talent Competition on Saturday. A silent auction begins at 6 p.m. with the talent competition starting at 7 p.m. at the CVIC Hall in Minden.

Library closure

The Douglas County Public Library in Minden and Lake Tahoe will close at noon on Friday, May 19 for the annual volunteer reception. Both libraries will resume their regular schedules on Saturday, May 20, at 9 a.m. For more information call the library at 782-9841 or 588-6411.

Valley singers perform in choir at Tahoe college

The Tahoe Choir and Lake Tahoe Community College chorus will be performing the German Requiem by Johannes Brahms at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe May 5 at 8 p.m. and May 7 for a 3 p.m. matinee, under the direction of Linda Mitchell with Salli Parker accompanying. Both performances will open with Bach's Tocatta and Fugue in D minor, with Maureen Leonard on the organ.

Vintage vehicles roll in to Big Mama's Show & Shine Car Show

The Douglas County Senior Center will host its Sixth Annual Big Mama's Show & Shine Car Show at the Lampe Park Pavilion in Gardnerville. The event is on May 13.

Thursday, April 13

It's Easter time

The Easter bunny is coming, and besides delivering his baskets, he will spread his Easter eggs in secret, hidden spots for children to find.

Gardnerville youth raises money for Austin's House

Raechel Prosser, 15, of Gardnerville, hopes to raise money for Austin's House/Carson Valley Children's Center by placing donation cans at local businesses.

Digest: Carson Valley golf club results

Fred Coons took first in the A flight of the Carson Valley Men's Golf Club tournament at Carson Valley Golf Course Sunday.

Bunny visits Genoa for photos and fun

The Genoa Easter bunny will visit at an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Sunday in Genoa Town Park.

Bingo will be April 23 at Douglas County Senior Center

Due to the Easter weekend, bingo will be hopping forward. Community bingo will be on April 23, one week later than the regular date, at the Douglas County Senior Center. This month the progressive pot has reached $300 and 52 numbers.

Communication skills workshops offered for caregivers of people with dementia

The Nevada Caregiver Support Center and the Douglas County Senior Center will be conducting a workshop for family caregivers of people with dementia titled "Communication Skills Workshop for Caregivers."

Tumbleweeds roll at state championships

The Gardnerville Tumbleweeds gymnastics squad capped another successful season recently with a strong performance at the Nevada state championships in Las Vegas.

Pine Nuts drive was adventurous

During the waning days of last summer, I had a chance to take a ride up Minnehaha Canyon on the southern edge of the Pine Nuts, accessed through Topaz Ranch Estates, just off Topaz Ranch Road and Canyon Drive. It was the first time I had seen the canyon so it was a great adventure for me.

Fire chief thanked for service

"I believe that you are a fireman 365 days a year and as long as I am in the community I want to give something back," said Ruhenstroth Volunteer Fire Department Chief Terry Hughes. "

Golfers take third at Rosewood

The Douglas golf team took third place at Rosewood Lakes Tuesday behind strong performances from Reese Kizer and Troy Shields.

Lady Tigers swat Hug in 5

The Douglas softball team capitalized on some Hug fielding mistakes, some heady baserunning and some timely hitting while cruising to a 10-0 win over Hug Tuesday.

Former probation officer still plays with dolls

If you think dolls are just for little girls, think again.

The best is yet to come

"The Lord is risen indeed." So read the text of St. Luke's Gospel in Chapter 24, verse 34. The story of Jesus is the greatest story ever told.

Wednesday, April 12

Prints for mom benefit children's center

Art Gallery/Minden Fast Frame is celebrating their grand opening with a special promotion.

Good signs draw many customers

We bet several sign makers were vindicated to hear that an outside consultant was called in to say what they've been telling customers for years.

Obituaries

Robert Eugene Brennan, 68, died April 6, 2006, in Gardnerville. He had been a resident of Palm Springs, Calif. since 1990.

Tuesday, April 11

Digest: Fly Casters meeting upcoming

The monthly meeting of the High Sierra Fly Casters will feature Mike Turnipseed, formerly the director of conservation and natural resources for the State of Nevada.

Brady tosses no-hitter, second of his career

D.J. Brady was mere inches away from throwing a perfect game for the Douglas baseball team Saturday afternoon against South Tahoe.

Trails association to meet

The Carson Valley Trails Association will meet 6-9 p.m. April 24 at Walley's Hot Springs Gazebo.

High school rodeo goes off without a hitch

Though the wind was gusting off Job's Peak and a few Stetsons looked more like tumble weeds than hats, the Carson/Douglas High School Rodeo got off to a big start Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Huskies sink Tiger swimmers

The Tiger swim teams ran into a wall against perennial power Reno High School Saturday.

Lady Tigers sweep South Tahoe

Lauren Hoppe hit a monster home run and Mitzi Olsen turned in another solid pitching performance as the Douglas softball team picked up a 7-2 victory in game one of a doubleheader against South Tahoe Saturday.

Tiger girls take 4th at Reed Invite

With more than 1,600 athletes and 33 schools competing, the Douglas Tiger track & field teams had a very successful weekend at the Reed Sparks Rotary Invitational.

Monday, April 10

Battle of the Bands takes place Saturday

Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting "Battle of the Bands 2006" for teens on Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds building in Gardnerville.

Sweet artichokes and bittersweet good-byes

We got ahold of some fresh Watsonville artichokes a couple of weekends ago. We had to drive through snow, rain, fog and wind to get them. But they were worth it.

Friday, April 7

Lady Tigers stomp Vikings

Mitzi Olsen tossed another gem and the Douglas softball team's lineup got solid production throughout to pick up a 10-0 win over South Tahoe Thursday afternoon.

May, Lahlum stop South Tahoe

In what was otherwise an exceptionally even game, Douglas High School's first inning was all the difference in the Tigers' 3-0 victory over the South Tahoe baseball team in Minden Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, April 6

Digest: Carson Valley golf results

The Carson Valley Men's Golf Club hosted an individual stroke play tournament Sunday at the Carson Valley Golf Course.

Hostess honored at fishing derby

Just a few more days and the Topaz Lake Fishing Derby will be over for another year. There are still plenty of "big ones" tagged, worth "big bucks" out in the lake just waiting for your lucky hook to reel them in.

Heidi-Ho goes home

She came into this world during one of the coldest Nevada "sprinter" mornings imaginable. Feb. 14 was on the fringes of spring, but by the next morning, as temperatures dropped to an icy 4 degrees, it seemed that winter was still holding on to the day with its icicle fingers.

Douglas students enjoy day cycling

For almost 26 years, the Skiforall Foundation has been providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in outdoor activities.

Wednesday, April 5

Rotary 'Comedy Tribute' presented for 12th year

You don't have to be a boss or administrative professional to attend the Comedy Tribute to Administrative Professionals lunch show presented by Minden Rotary on Wednesday, April 26, in the Carson Valley Inn's Shannon Ballroom. All you need is an appetite, a sense of humor, a few friends and the willingness to take a mid-day/mid-week laugh break.

Saving Box Tops can benefit our schools

Although the weather doesn't seem to agree, spring has arrived. Now and again you'll spot daffodils and tulips making their way through the soil in neighborhood yards. I noticed last weekend that the purple phlox in my front garden has started to bloom and it's been a treat to see color once again in my winter weary yard.

McQueen swimming tops Tigers

The Douglas swim teams ran into a tough McQueen squad Tuesday at the Alf Sorenson Swim Center in Reno.

Home best place for graduation

If someone had told first-year Douglas High School Principal Marty Swisher in December that he would have to find a spot for graduation because someone would donate $1.6 million to fix the track and renovate the football field, we doubt he would have believed it.

Geography whiz grabs third place

With questions like, "Which empire in Anatolia joined the Central Powers Alliance in W.W.I?", it's a wonder any students in the country could have hopes to place in the National Geographic Geography Bee.

Lead actors look to portraying female Madison and Unger

A cast of eight will appear in Carson Valley Community Theatre's "The Odd Couple (Female Version)" on April 28, 30, May 19, 20 and 21 at the CVIC Hall in Minden.

Tuesday, April 4

Douglas wrestlers take on tough off-season

The Douglas High School wrestling team has stepped up its off-season program, competing in last weekend's Reno World Championships at the Reno Livestock Event Center.

Tigers sweep North Valleys, run streak to five

Just like that, the Douglas High baseball team is on a five-game win streak.

Douglas softball splits with Panthers

After dropping the first game of a doubleheader to North Valleys Saturday, the Douglas softball team came back to pummel the Panthers 15-4.

Digest: Registration for fishing derby open

The 17th annual Kids' Fishing Derby is set for June 3 and 4 at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

Commentary: MEFIYI to highlight youth at awards

It almost goes without saying that Carson Valley has been blessed with an extraordinary crop of young athletes.

Swim team sweeps tri-meet from Lowry, Damonte

The Douglas swim team enjoyed an enormously successful meet Saturday against Lowry and Damonte Ranch at the Carson Valley Swim Center.

Girls 2nd, boys 4th at Silver State Invitational

Douglas High School's girls' track team continued its blazing start to the season, taking second at the Silver State Invitational at Bishop Manogue High School Saturday.

Seniors enjoy their day

The four Seniors for a Day were picked randomly, but as they each told their life stories, it became apparent that there was something special about every one of them.

Donations accepted for rummage sale

For 30 years, the Topaz Sagehens have organized a large community rummage and bake sale. This year's fundraising event is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7 at the Topaz Ranch Estates Community Park Building.

Things, they are a-changin' in our little town

When we first moved to Fish Springs 25 years ago there was a lot of politicking and requests for master plan amendments going on.

New entertainment weekly at the Inn

Manny B & The Rhythm Nights continue in the Carson Valley Inn's Cabaret Lounge through April 9, Sidro's Armada appears April 11-16, Sixtiesmania takes the stage April 18-23 and various groups entertain on Monday nights. Carson Valley Inn Cabaret Lounge entertainment is presented with no cover and no minimum.

Obituaries

James T. Barnett, 84, a former resident of Minden, died March 22, 2006, in Show Low, Ariz. He was born May, 22, 1921, in San Francisco, Calif., to Lynn and Ruth Barnett.

Carson-Douglas rodeo begins today

The Carson-Douglas Rodeo club competed at the Fallon High School Rodeo over the weekend, with three athletes placing in the top 10 of their events.

Disappearing socks, and baby chicks

When I was growing up we were raised with practical gifts. My children have always opened presents at Christmas and birthdays that included new socks and underwear.

Craft sale will benefit community food closet

It's a Spring Craft Sale at the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday, April 3

Roundabout will throw students for a loop

Call it fear, call it hesitation, call it first-hand experience, but I, for one, am not keen on the roundabout.

Break the cycle

April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. While the Family Support Council of Douglas County is continuously working to build awareness within the County regarding issues of child abuse prevention, we want to highlight child abuse prevention tools this month. Providing community members with tools for prevention empowers community members with information and therefore the ability to break the cycle of abuse.

Students 'kick butts'

Channel 2 left as Channel 8 arrived at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, and students in Teens Against Tobacco Use excitedly got ready for their second performance of the day.

Signup now for 'Swing For a Cure'golf tourney

Sharkey Begovich, longtime casino owner, rancher, benefactor, businessman and Carson Valley citizen, passed away from cancer in 2002. In 2003, his family and friends started the Sharkey Begovich Swing For a Cure memorial golf tournament in his honor. The event benefits the Carson-Tahoe Cancer Center.

Firefighters, best friends graduate academy together

Best friends Nick Summers and Patrick Hughes will graduate from the The Northern Nevada Fire and Rescue Academy in May, but that will only be the beginning for these goal-oriented young men. They are members of our Ruhenstroth Volunteer Fire Department, having completed their Entry Level Firefighter training through East Fork Fire District about six months ago. Both joined the department in March 2004 prior to graduating from Douglas High School that same year.

Increase in dump gate fee to be discussed

Antelope Valley Regional Planning Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Walker Community Building.

Sunday, April 2

Thanks for talking about roundabout

We appreciate Nevada Department of Transportation's efforts to educate Carson Valley residents about the roundabout proposed for Highway 88 and County Road in Minden.

Saturday, April 1