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.

Turnipseed will speak on present day water issues as they affect the East and West forks of the Carson Rivers, water rights and fishing.

The meeting is April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Carson Valley United Methodise Church, 1375 Centerville Road, Gardnerville.

Call Julie Shoush at 267-5967 for more information.

Spring team seeking donations

The Carson Valley AYSO Pirates U10 and U12 boys' soccer team is seeking donations in order to travel to several spring tournaments.

For more information, contact coach Travis Gregory at 266-3045.

Softball officials sought

Douglas County Parks & Recreation and DC Officials are currently looking for qualified officials for adult softball.

Umpires would receive $19 per game and games would run Mondays through Fridays, including tournaments in the summer and the fall.

Officials must be willing to work nights and weekends and have a flexible schedule.

Most games last approximately one hour and 10 minutes.

An umpire certification clinic is slated for Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the recreation annex next to the recreation department.

For more information, contact J.P. Albert at 782-9828 or Jon McCormick at 215-1462.

Adult softball sign-ups

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department will take registration for summer adult softball through April 21.

Payment is required at the time of registration. All games will be played at Lampe Park. The women's league plays on Monday and Wednesday nights, men's B league plays on Tuesday and Thursday nights, men's C league plays on Monday and Wednesday nights and Men's D league plays on Tuesday nights.

The cost is $650 per team for Men's B and C and women's leagues (minimum of 18 games and double-elimination tournament) and $410 for men's D (minimum of 10 games and double-elimination tournament).

A mandatory manager's meeting is scheduled for April 25 at 6 p.m. for women's league and April 26 for men's. Both meetings are at the recreation annex, 1327 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville. For more information, call J.P. Albert at 782-9828.

Half marathon at Prison Hill

A half marathon and two-person relay will be conducted at Silver Saddle Ranch in Carson City April 29, beginning at 7 a.m.

The event will benefit Douglas County Search & Rescue and will feature a variety of prizes and awards.

Cost is $35 for a solo entry ($40 after March 31), and $60 for the relay ($70 after March 31).

Men's and women's overall winners will receive custom awards and age groups for both men and women are 15-under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-over.

The race is still in need of corporate and individual sponsors, raffle items and volunteer support. Call Douglas County Search and Rescue at 782-9930 for more information on donations.

To register for the race, call Jeff Mark at (775) 230-8483 or visit active.com or tahoemtnmilers.org.

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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