Digest: Registration for fishing derby open

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

Registration tickets for the free event are available at the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department, located at 1327 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville.

There are seven sessions available for tickets: 8 to 9:30 a.m., 10 to 11:30 a.m., 12:30 to 2 p.m., and a special needs session Saturday June 3 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Tickets are free but children must be pre-registered. Registration ends June 2.

For VIP tickets, contact Steve Hamilton at 782-0742 or sctawhamilton@aol.com.

About 2,400 children ages 3-12 are expected at the two-day event. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old or older. The derby needs about 300 to 400 volunteers to make it a successful and fun derby for all.

The volunteers help with everything from setting up the park prior to the derby, helping plant the fish in the stream, serving refreshments, weighing fish, cleaning fish, taking tickets, registering volunteers and providing information, handing out prizes, netting fish, removing hooks from the fish and distributing loaner poles to any children who do not have anything to fish with.

Those interested in volunteering can call Pamela Rodrigues at 265-1795 or e-mail nevadabobe@aol.com or Trent Dowell at 267-2724 or e-mail kfdvolunteers @aol.com.

All volunteers must be pre-registered and attend a volunteer meeting on either May 20 at 9 a.m. or May 31 at 6 p.m. at Lampe Park.

The derby board and committee members will tag 300 prize fish May 13 at Mason Valley Fish and Game located in Mason Valley. The board will be planting fish from Mason Valley, Susanville and the Lahontan hatchery in the stream at Lampe Park in the late morning hours of May 31.

AYSO sign-ups

Sign-ups for Carson Valley AYSO are open to boys and girls between 4 and 18 years old. The season runs from the beginning of August to the middle of October.

Cost for registration is $75 per player.

Registration is available at www.eayso.org. Instructions and more information can be found at www.eayso318.org.

Referee training is April 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a location to be determined and April 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Douglas High.

Coach training is scheduled for April 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a location to be determined and April 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Douglas High, room 601.

For more information, call 783-4079.

MEFIYI Spring Sports Spectacular

Boys and girls, ages 5 through 16, will have an opportunity to participate in basketball, volleyball and tennis camps Monday through Friday starting April 10 and ending April 21.

Camps will focus on teaching individual fundamentals and establish teams to play competitive games.

Basketball and volleyball camps will be at Carson Valley Middle School, the tennis camp will be at Lampe Park. Cost is $85 per week for each camp and includes a camp jersey.

For more information, or to register, contact the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department at 782-9828.

MEFIYI awards coming up

The second annual MEFIYI Community Choice awards banquet honoring the outstanding youth of Douglas County is scheduled for May 31 at the St. Gall Pastoral Center. The awards are organized through a grant funded by NFL Charities.

Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Carson Valley.

Nominated youth must be Douglas County residents between the ages 9 and 18. Nominees must qualify in each of the following categories:

-- Academic excellence with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

-- Athletic commitment that displays a continued participation in individual sports, team sports and other competitive recreational and enrichment activities.

-- Community service where the nominee has volunteered their time to make Douglas County a better place.

Parents, family members, teachers and community service organizations are encouraged to nominate individuals who deserve this recognition.

Nomination forms may be picked up at the Record-Courier offices or via www.mefiyi.org.

Nomination forms must be submitted by or before April 10.

For more information about the second annual Community Choice Awards, corporate sponsorships or dinner tickers, call 783-9598.

Death Ride volunteers needed

Plans for the 2006 Tour of the California Alps - Death Ride are in full swing and volunteers are needed for the event.

Anyone interested can visit www.deathride.com and click on the volunteer tab. For more information, call (530) 694-2475.

CVI spring golf outing

The 17th annual Carson Valley Inn Spring Stag is April 27-30 with golf at the two Genoa Lakes courses: The Resort course on Friday and the Lakes course on Saturday.

A Thursday evening welcoming reception and Saturday night banquet provide plenty of time to visit and swap stories.

The 36-hole scramble is limited to the first 144 paid players. There are non-cash awards for the top finishers in each flight, drawing prizes, closest-to-the-hole prizes and a souvenir tournament shirt and hat for each participant.

There's also an optional early-bird round Thursday at the Lakes Course.

For more information, visit www.cvinn,com or call 783-6625. All participants must be over 21.


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