Digest: Registration open for kids derby

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.

Birth certificates must be presented for all players who did not play last year.

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 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Minden Medical Center, conference room on the southeast side of the building, upstairs.

Coach training is scheduled for April 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Minden Medical Center.

For more information, call 783-4079.

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.

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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