Beware of the phone scam

Several local residents have recently received telephone calls that purport to be soliciting funds for the Mono County Deputy Sheriff's Association. I have spoken with deputy Jeff Gordon, president of that group, and he has assured me that their association does not solicit funds. Please be warned that this particular solicitation, like many others, is a scam. Please don't contribute to them or any group that you have no personal knowledge of, no matter what they profess their cause to be. These scams seem to run in cycles, and we need to be aware of them at all times. The sheriff's office says that, no matter where you live, if you receive a call like this, contact your local law enforcement agency and report it right away.

Coleville basketball

The regular season is now over, with the Division 1-A regionals taking place tomorrow through Saturday at North Valleys High School in Reno. Check or call the high school for further information. The girls finished their year with a record of 9-1 in the league, and the boys were 4-6. Both teams will be in the regional competition, hoping to reach the state tournament Feb. 23 and 24. We wish them the best of luck.

Library news

Last week, a local chapter of Friends of the Library was formed at the Coleville facility. Officers elected were: president, Nancy Sims; secretary, Marylin Portman; and treasurer, Margo Petterson. This Saturday,10 a.m., their first project as a group will be sorting out books that are in the storage room at the library and getting some available for checking out at our library, some for other libraries and some for future sale. The future plans include book sales at community events such as the Spring Fling and Fall Festival. They can still use more members, and you are invited to attend the get-together and work session.

For those who haven't known the library hours in Coleville, they are 8-11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday, with afternoon hours from 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, and evening hours from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday. On Saturday, the library is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Wednesday evening hours are a good time to use their computers, especially if you are taking on-line college courses, etc. They'd love to see you there.

A community loss

On Friday, Feb. 9, Diane Marie Elliott lost her long and hard-fought battle with cancer. Born Dec. 21, 1961, in Whittier, Calif., she is survived by her husband, Mike, her mother Edith Pearson and two brothers. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Walker Community Center.

This and that

-- The retirement dinner for Pete Levy of the Mono County Paramedics is Feb. 24 at Topaz Lodge & Casino, but reservations must be made and paid by tomorrow with Dianne Evans at (530)495-2508.

-- The March 3 basketball game between the Sheriff's Department and the Coleville varsity boys' team will start at 6 p.m., with the doors opening 5 p.m. It should be a fun game to see, as it was last year.

Happy Valentine's Day.

-- Lynne Katusich can be reached at or (530) 495-2552.


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