Stories for March 2007

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Saturday, March 31

Douglas baseball earns split with Huskies

Coming off a walk-off home run loss earlier in the day, the Douglas baseball team bounced back with a vengeance to take a 20-10 win over No. 2 Reno Saturday afternoon to take the doubleheader split in Reno and clinch the season series against the Huskies.

Friday, March 30

Obituaries

Edna G. Hasal, 83, a 22 year resident of Minden, died at her home, March 24, 2007.

Thursday, March 29

Sports Today: Reno blasts Douglas softball team

The Douglas softball team managed to jump out to an early lead on Sierra League frontrunner Reno, currently ranked No. 2 in the region, Wednesday afternoon, but the Huskies came back in a big way to take a 21-3 win over the Tigers in Minden.

At the Lake: School board seats up in the air

With three seats on the Lake Tahoe Unified School District Board of Education up for election in November, only one of the three who occupy the seats have answered the question above.

Obituary

A memorial service will be 6 p.m. today for Anna C. Zimmerman, 73, at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville who died March 27, 2007, in Gardnerville.

Arts Council presents Argenta Trio

In the tradition of their free concert series, the Carson Valley Arts Council presents the Argenta Trio in concert on April 7 at 6 p.m. in the CVIC Hall in Minden.

Tenderness of birth and loss felt this month

On a Sunday afternoon drive a few weeks ago, Butch and I were able to witness the birth of a calf in a field on Highway 88.

Tot Egg Hunt kicks off April

Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department is kicking in April and the Easter holiday with its annual Tot Egg Hunt for children ages 5 and younger.

Softball: Reno blasts Lady Tigers in sixth

The Douglas softball team managed to jump out to an early lead on Sierra League frontrunner Reno, currently ranked No. 2 in the region, Wednesday afternoon, but the Huskies came back in a big way to take a 21-3 win over the Tigers in Minden.

Updates on Douglas grads for the week ending March 25, 2007

Bryan Miller, jr., OF, Troy University: Went 1-for-1 in a 15-2 win over Jacksonville State.

Digest: Men's golf club results

The Carson Valley Men's Golf Club hosted a two-man better ball tournament at the Carson Valley Golf Course Sunday.

Soccer: Eliminators take 2nd at tourney

The Carson Valley Eliminators had quite an experience this weekend.

Freeman headed for Hawaii

When C. C. Meneley Elementary School fifth-grader Sterling Freeman started participating in gymnastics two and a half years ago, he had no idea where it would take him so quickly.

Skiing: Schiller to compete in Freeride championship

Douglas High graduate J.J. Schiller will stake his claim for a spot on the North American Free Skiing Tour this week.

Skiing: Wehan at U.S. Nationals

Former Carson Valley resident Bryce Wehan is competing in the U.S. Alpine Skiing Championships this week in Alyeska, Alaska.

Douglas steals one out from under Reno

It started out as a pitcher's duel, transformed into an offensive onslaught, travelled into the realm of a fielder's circus and closed out with a cliffhanger.

Pops presents 'Swing into Spring'

"Swing into Spring," presented Saturday by the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Danny Yale, will feature the works of famous composers as well as all-time favorites performed by four soloists, two who study at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Pre-rummage sale at St. Gall is Saturday

St. Gall Catholic Church is having its first Pre-Rummage Sale on April 14 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. All items will be sold as is.

Growth at airport not out of control

After reading the R-C Guest Opinion from March 28, 2007, I decided to get involved. After all, that was the primary message of Jennifer Ware's editorial

Food for Fines offered at library through April 21

The Douglas County Public Library is presenting Food for Fines Monday through April 21.

Performance groups wanted for Magiko event

Magiko, a two-week event from June 22 through July 6, is a signature event designed to draw visitors to the Carson Valley to participate and celebrate the wide variety of activities already enjoyed by our community.

Items needed for People to People fundraiser

Kendra Blum is having a fundraising event to raise money for her People to People Student Ambassador trip to Europe this summer. A yard sale at 1539 Highway 395 will be held April 29 beginning at 8 a.m.

The reason Good Friday is 'good'

Good Friday is the day we remember the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, March 28

Baseball: Douglas slips past Reno 11-10

It started out as a pitcher's duel, transformed into an offensive onslaught, travelled into the realm of a fielder's circus and closed out with a cliffhanger.

SIERRA NEVADA SPORTS MEDIA POLL

Top Ten Through March 24 (First place votes are in parentheses, ties are broken by highest average vote)

Dinner, dancing, dating

Single women will have the option to bid on 10 eligible bachelors, and at the same time support the Family Support Council of Douglas County if they attend a Sadie Hawkins Fundraiser at Sharkey's Casino on April 21.

Crop for Kids benefits children

Do you need time to get your stamping and scrapbook projects done without constant interruptions? Would you like to spend a day with other women who share your passion for scrapbooking and stamping?

Inside story of a story

For the last couple of weeks you have probably read, maybe with passing interest, the press releases about two helicopter pilots, Jennifer Murray and Colin Bodill, who were going to make our Smith Valley one of their stops during their attempt to set another world-record flight in their combined resumé of accomplishments. Smith Valley doesn't seem a likely place for a planned stop within a route of something that, if achieved, would become a historic event.

Tuesday, March 27

R-C Sports Notebook: Now the season starts

Things step up a notch over the next month in Sierra League softball and baseball action.

R-C Ski Forecast for March 27

19 lifts, 9 terrain parks open. Forecast: Mostly cloudy with snow.

DHS teacher attends Washington policy briefing

Jared Hyatt, Douglas High School agriculture teacher, attended the 2007 Association for Career and Technical Education National Policy Seminar held March 5-7 in Washington, D.C.

Tiger baseball completes sweep of Hug

Tyler May picked up his second win in a week and Nate Whalin picked up his second win of the season as the Douglas baseball team held Hug to one hit in each game of a doubleheader sweep with the Tigers taking two twin 10-0 victories in Reno Saturday.

Lady Tigers sweep Hawks

The Douglas softball team scored 27 runs while sweeping past the Hug Hawks in a doubleheader in Reno Saturday.

Football: Hatchett enters NFL Draft

It's been a long road for Douglas High graduate Gabe Hatchett, but the journey isn't quite over yet.

Douglas swimmers top North Valleys

The Douglas High swimming and diving teams had little trouble with North Valleys in a dual meet at the Carson Valley Swim Center Friday.

Track boys take second, girls third

Two meets down and the Douglas High track team is looking like it's already hit the late-season push.

Football: Koontz signs with SOU

After receiving overtures for several months from a number of high-powered Division I football programs, Douglas High senior Brent Koontz made the decision to play his college football at Southern Oregon University in Ashland next year.

World-record pilots set down in Smith Valley

The entire student body, school staff and many interested onlookers filled the bleachers and lined the track that encircled the football field of the Smith Valley combined high school and elementary school last Thursday.

Family Literacy Night rocked

I'll tell you, our schools here in Douglas County rock! Piñon Hills Elementary School hosted Family Literacy Night on March 22, and it was so much fun.

The Record-Courier is a community newspaper

I was sitting at the traffic light by Sharkey's the other day, waiting my obligatory 10 minutes to turn from Gilman onto Main Street at 9 in the morning when it dawned on me.

Monday, March 26

Sports Today: Douglas High weekend roundup

Tyler May picked up his second win in a week and Nate Whalin picked up his second win of the season as the Douglas baseball team held Hug to one hit in each game of a doubleheader sweep with the Tigers taking two twin 10-0 victories in Reno Saturday.

The news to you on time, with your help

We are coming into a very active time of the year in the Antelope Valley, so it is really important to let people know what will be or has been happening here. If I am contacted about an event before noon on the Sunday before a Wednesday column, I will be able to get the word out in that week's column and encourage folks to participate and enjoy the activities. I will really appreciate your help.

Who's right and does it matter?

Did the population of Douglas County actually decrease 137 in 2006? It depends on whose numbers you trust.

Obituaries

A memorial service is 11:30 a.m. Saturday for Zelda A. Bergstrom, 76, a 32-year resident of Gardnerville, at FitzHenry's Funeral Home in Gardnerville. Mrs. Bergstrom died March 23, 2007, at her home.

Sinfonia presents spring concert

Sponsored by the Carson Valley Violin School and Friends of the Carson Valley Youth Orchestra, the Carson Valley Sinfonia will present its annual spring concert Sunday in the CVIC Hall, 1604 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden. The performance begins at 4 p.m. and is open to the public without admission charge.

Sunday, March 25

Saturday, March 24

A new chance for life

T.J. Spotts, 27, graduated from Douglas High School in 1997, attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, from 1997 through December 2001, receiving his bachelor's degree in political science, then went on to Indiana University School of Law where in May 2005 he earned his law degree.

Friday, March 23

Sports Today: Lady Tigers blast Hawks

First-year Coleville baseball coach Matt Carter came intothe season with a mixed bag of experience and youth, but the Wolves have already posted two most wins in the young season then the school was able to record all of last year.

Western Nevada CattleWomen scholarship dinner/dance coming up

The Western Nevada CattleWomen will be hosting a dinner and dance scholarship fundraiser at the Smith Valley Community Center in Wellington, at 6 p.m. March 31.

Baseball: Douglas runs past Hawks in five

The Hug High School baseball team took a brief lead in the top of the first inning when third baseman Thomas Jensen slugged a home run deep over center field, but Douglas came back with 12 runs in the bottom of the frame on its way to a 17-1 win over the Hawks in Minden Thursday afternoon.

We all have a purpose

When we consider the question, what on earth am I here for, we have joined a long list of past and present thinkers.

Obituary

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Monday at FitzHenry's Chapel of Faith in Carson City for Charles Stanley Peters, 77, who died at his home in Carson City, March 20, 2007.

Four called to serve

Four young adults have been called to serve as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Brady Haws has been called to serve in the Uruguay Montevideo West Mission. David Sturgess, is now serving in the Samoa Apia Mission. Allison Snyder, is now serving in the New York City North Mission and Steve Done has just been called to the Guadalajara, Mexico South mission.

Dog graduates to guide dog status

To publish Easter services, come in to The Record-Courier, 1503 Highway 395, Gardnerville, e-mail information to jrafferty@recordcourier.com or fax to 782-6152.

Valley Vibrations

Battle of the Bands was Saturday and I heard it was great fun for Douglas County teens. More importantly, it is the roots of a new group of talented musicians who will only get better as they grow in their music ability. Practice, practice, practice!

Actors, producer, directing intern needed for comedy

The Dakota Organization, a Minden-based non-profit theatrical production company, is holding auditions for their upcoming comedy, "Sylvia," directed by Rod Hearn. Most roles are open: two women, ages 20s-50s; and two men, ages 30s-50s; one androgynous actor, age 30s-50s. New York accents are a plus, but are not necessary. A more detailed character breakdown is available at www.thedakotaorganization.com.

Shriner honored for 10 years of service

After the successful Shriners Hospitals screening clinic at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center on March 7, Kerak Shriners honored Michael Edmunds, MD, w

Thursday, March 22

Baseball: Tigers thump Hawks

The Hug High School baseball team took a brief lead in the top of the first inning when third baseman Thomas Jensen slugged a home run deep over center field, but Douglas came back with 12 runs in the bottom of the frame on its way to a 17-1 win over the Hawks in Minden Thursday afternoon.

We will just keep on keepin' on

There are darn few of us who get up each morning and, while getting ready for work, don't find somewhere, conscious or unconscious in our thoughts, a certain amount of dread that hangs over us as the thought of a particular task we know we have to face each day at our job, comes to mind.

Local author attends book signing

The Douglas County Public Library in Minden is presenting a book signing and author talk with local author Frank Rocha on Saturday from 3-5 p.m.

Denny headed to Junior Olympics

Carson Valley Middle School eighth-grader Grant Denny, 14, qualified for this weekend's United State Skiing Association Junior Olympics in Mammoth based on his performance during the Far West ski season.

Utah Jazz rookie coming to Douglas High

Several summers ago, campers at the Douglas Tiger Basketball Clinic got a one-day session with future NBA star and current University of Nevada All-American Nick Fazekas in the Douglas High School gym.

Tigers upend Lancers in slugfest

The baseball park at McQueen has long been known for producing all-out offensive battles with its shallow outfield and gusts rushing straight out.

Douglas swimmers split vs. Manogue

The Douglas girls' swim team topped Manogue 172-114 Tuesday in Reno while the boys dropped a 130-103 decision to the Miners in a four-way meet that included Wooster and Sparks as well.

Digest: Fishing Derby coming up

The dates for the 18th annual Kids' Fishing Derby at Lampe Park have been set for June 2 and 3 at Lampe Park.

Wrestling: Palmer, Lundergreen take top honors for Carson Valley

The Carson Valley Middle School wrestling team took advantage of a weekday dual match heading into a big weekend tournament.

TenBroeck competes in first NorCAl 14 event

James TenBroeck just turned 13 and came out playing strong in his first NorCal 14 Division tournament recently in Stockton, Calif.

Where will the water for north county come from?

When the Douglas County Redevelopment Agency approved $24.7 million for Jay Timon's 30,000-square-foot building, did they consider whether there is enough water and water rights to serve the north Douglas County redevelopment plans?

True tale told at Eddy Street

"The Gambler and The Vigilante" - the creation of Nevada Territory as seen through the eyes of Lucky Bill and his nemesis, Major Ormsby - is a story of the eastern slope and Carson Valley during the 1850s.

Pet food supply short, donations sought

Canned dog food is in short supply at the Douglas County Animal Shelter, prompting a call for donations from the Douglas Animal Welfare Group.

Wednesday, March 21

Sports Today: Douglas upsets McQueen in offensive slugfest

The baseball park at McQueen has long been known for producing all-out offensive battles with its shallow outfield and gusts rushing straight out.

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Through March 17 (First place votes are in parentheses, ties are broken by highest average vot TeamPtsPvse)

Tiger golfers will mix youth & experience

If last season was the rebuilding year, consider this season to be the payoff.

R-C Ski Forecast for March 21

22 lifts, 1 terrain parks open. Forecast: Mostly sunny, cool temperatures.

Seventh annual Big Mama's car show is coming up

The Douglas County Senior Center will be hosting its seventh annual Big Mama's Show & Shine Car Show at Lampe Park in Gardnerville. The event is scheduled for May 12. Check-in is from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., show and shine is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Awards presentation is at 3 p.m. There will be music by Time Warp, food, vendors, and many classic vehicles, with an all-day raffle of prizes from area businesses.

Why target a thrift store?

Over the weekend thieves broke into the Barton Hospice Thrift Store and trashed the place in order to steal $300.

Martial arts expo benefits children's center

The competition was intense at Martial Arts Expo III, held Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The semi-annual event is a fundraiser for local charities, with many martial arts schools from Carson Valley and Carson City participating. At the event, hosted by Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department, High Desert Martial Arts and Sierra Dojo, $500 was raised for the Carson Valley Children's Center (Austin's House).

Scarselli Elementary gears up for showcase

If you're looking for some fun family entertainment, check out Scarselli Elementary's annual Talent Show on March 29. There are two performances scheduled in the multi-purpose room; the afternoon show starts at 3:30 and an evening show kicks off at 6:30.

Senior's get active with dancing, hiking, gardening

The Douglas County Senior Center will be holding a dance, Saturday from 7-10 p.m. at the center, 2300 Meadow Lane in Gardnerville.

'Lifestyles' adds air time

"Northern Nevada Lifestyles with Terrie Q. Sayre" celebrates a variety of lifestyles in the region enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. The locally produced television show has aired in Carson Valley and South Shore, Lake Tahoe and Northern Nevada since October 2005 and now it's coming to Nevada's capital city on ACC TV Ch. 10.

Dog graduates to guide dog status

Local resident Dana Pardee contributed time and love in raising a puppy for Guide Dogs for the Blind and was proud to see the dog graduate as a guide in a formal ceremony at the guide dog campus in San Rafael, Calif., on March 10.

Tuesday, March 20

Lady Tigers go 3-2 at Susanville

The Douglas High School softball team battled through another tough weekend, piling up a respectable 3-2 record at the Eighth annual Grizzly Tournament of Champions in Susanville, Calif.

Douglas baseball sweeps South Tahoe in doubleheader

Douglas baseball coach John Glover looked at the scoreboard after the third inning and saw the score tied at two, although his team hadn't managed a hit yet.

Impulse takes second in Modesto

The Carson/Douglas Impulse under-16 girls' soccer team took second in the under-17 division at the Ajax Invitational Tournament in Modesto, Calif., on March 10 and 11.

Updates on Douglas grads for the week ending March 18, 2007

Bryan Miller, jr., OF, Troy University: Scored a run in a 12-6 win over Florida Atlantic.

Follow CVMS students to 'a curious place'

It all begins with a fall down a rabbit hole. And Alice (in Wonderland) says, "What a curious place."

Museum lecturer highlights 'Aurora'

Bob Stewart will speak at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center 7 p.m. on Thursday. His subject will be Aurora, a ghost town in Mineral County, Nevada. Lectures are free and open to the public. The lecture is in the downstairs classroom in the museum, 1477 Highway 395 in Gardnerville. Information 782-2555.

Pre-rummage sale at St. Gall

St. Gall Catholic Church is having its first Pre-Rummage Sale on April 14 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. All items will be sold as is. St. Gall needs to clear space in the shed to prepare for the annual sale in August. The shed is full from donations made since November. There is furniture, appliances and many other items.

Plus-size models, items needed for fashion show

The Sierra Nevada Active 20-30 Club will host its third annual Spring Fashion Show Extravaganza at Genoa Lakes Golf Course from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Proceeds will benefit special needs children and their programs in Douglas County.

When's the next Family Movie Night?

Have you seen "Flushed Away?" Well, that is the movie the Parent-Teacher Organization presented in the first Family Movie Night at Piñon Hills Elementary School last Friday night. Besides the movie, the PTO offered tubs of popcorn and bottles of water.

Douglas swim teams split vs. South Tahoe

The Douglas High swim teams settled for a split against South Tahoe, with the girls winning 158-120 and the boys losing 138-119.

Monday, March 19

Track and Field: Tigers look to build on breakout year

If last weekend's season-opening meet was any indication, the Douglas High School track and field team's breakout season last year was no fluke.

R-C Ski Forecast for March 10

22 lifts, 8 terrain parks open. Forecast: Mostly sunny, cool temperatures.

Valley's farewell to Connie Wennhold today

The celebration of life for Connie Wennhold is 2:30 p.m. today at Carson Valley United Methodist Church.

Connie Wennholda star to steer by

Connie Wennhold was a vibrant member of this community, an energetic leader at home and in public, a shining example for the rest of us.

They're Mono's top spellers

This is the third year in a row that Antelope Elementary School has won the Mono County Spelling Bee in the 4th through 6th grade competition

Sunday, March 18

Saturday, March 17

Douglas baseball sweeps South Tahoe

Douglas baseball coach John Glover looked at the scoreboard after the third inning and saw the score tied at two, although his team hadn't managed a hit yet.

Savor the Flavor thank-you

The 12th annual Savor the Flavor fundraiser on March 3 at Genoa Lakes Golf Resort raised more than $21,000 that will go back into the community.

Friday, March 16

R-C Ski Forecast for March 16

22 lifts, 9 terrain parks open. Forecast: Mostly sunny, warm temperatures. New snow: None.

Photo club winners chosen

The Carson Valley Photo Club, the brainchild of club president Dave Colon, met for the first time in November of last year. About a dozen folks attended the first meeting but subsequent meetings have drawn the interest of more than 30 photographers.

Memories of a treasure found

It was Christmastime 12 years ago when the mystery happened, but it was just recently that we discovered where the treasure was buried. It all started when my nine-year-old grandson was in the Critical Care Unit with peritonitis from a ruptured appendix. I flew down to San Diego to help our daughter Lisa when the second catastrophe hit.

'Swing' golf tournament moves to Genoa Lakes

The Sharkey Begovich Memorial Swing for a Cure Golf Tournament Board of Directors and Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare announced that Genoa Lakes Resort Course will be the host of the 2007 tournament. The tournament will be held on May 20 and will consist of two flights, morning and afternoon. Along with a new venue, other new happenings include Mizuno & TaylorMade tour trucks at the course all day and raffle prizes including a golf vacation for four. Registration deadline is April 20.

'Hike for Health' poster contest deadline is March 30

The Carson Valley Trails Association is sponsoring a "Hike for Health" Children's Poster Art Contest for students in grades first through 12th.

Thursday, March 15

Douglas baseball team thumps South Tahoe

Heading into the top of the fourth inning Thursday afternoon, there wasn't a lot separating the Douglas and South Tahoe baseball teams.

R-C Ski Forecast for March 15

22 lifts, 9 terrain parks open. Forecast: Mostly sunny, warm temperatures.

Ruhenstroth teen finds happiness on the ice

We've all heard that when you do something you love, there's no trouble finding the time needed to make it happen.

Softball: Douglas uses big second inning in win

The Douglas High School softball team opened its home season with a 5-3 win over Dayton Tuesday afternoon in a nonleague game.

Tumbleweeds gymnastics squads headed for state

The Gardnerville Tumbleweeds competitive gymnastics teams have completed their most successful season since begin competition several years ago.

Clear the way for spring ... and Sagehens

Ah-h-h-h... It feels like spring. Finally. This winter wasn't really all that harsh but, for some reason, it was just a little harder for me to tolerate this year. Last weekend brought the first signs that spring was just around the corner. It was warm ... warm enough, in fact, to be out in the yard in a tank top and enjoy the sun, getting a much needed job done.

Middle school presents new version of old whimsical tale

Carson Valley Middle School presents the musical "Follow That Rabbit - The Wonderland Story," March 22-24 at the CVIC Hall in Minden. Tickets for general seating are $7 for adults and $5 for Carson Valley Middle School students, staff and children younger than 12 and seniors.

Obituaries

A private family service is planned for Shirley Hubbard, 75, who died March 9, 2007, at her home in Gardnerville.

Valley Vibrations

What's become apparent to me since the beginning of this column a couple months ago is that there is a lot going on here in Carson Valley that wasn't getting much publicity before. At least, not that I knew of.

Inspiration awarded

An enthusiastic Jake Reid won the Douglas High School competition for the national recitation contest Poetry Out Loud on Feb. 23. At noon on Saturday in the Church Fine Arts Complex at the University of Nevada, Reno, he will join 13 other high school students who will all be competing for the state championship.

Wednesday, March 14

Sports Today: Lady Tigers use big second inning in win

The Douglas High School softball team opened its home season with a 5-3 win over Dayton Tuesday afternoon in a nonleague game.

SIERRA NEVADA SPORTS MEDIA POLL

Northern Region Top Ten Through March 10

R-C Ski Forecast for March 14

22 lifts, 9 terrain parks open. Forecast: Mostly sunny, warm temperatures.

Traffic will get far worse first

As bad as traffic is here, there are many places not that far away where it is much worse.

Tuesday, March 13

R-C Sports Notebook: Get a new motto

Maybe I'm the only one, but when a school plasters a battle cry on its team T-shirts one would think it's meant to mean something ... to someone.

R-C Ski Forecast for March 6

22 lifts, 9 terrain parks open. Forecast: Mostly sunny with light winds.

Mr. DHS Pageant to be grad night fundraiser

The Douglas High School leadership class has found a way to fund the 2008 senior grad night.

Prep roundup: Lady Tigers take 7th at weekend tournament

The Douglas High softball team traveled to Sacramento on Thursday for the 2007 Pre-season Tournament of Champions and went 3-2 on the weekend to open its season.

Digest: Hunter safety classes offered

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office will conduct hunter safety courses on March 24 and April 1.

Updates on Douglas grads for the week ending March 11, 2007

Bryan Miller, jr., OF, Troy University: Went 1-for-5 in a 4-3 win over Middle Tennessee State and 1-for-5 in an 11-7 loss to Middle Tennessee. The Trojans dropped the weekend series 2-1.

Bingo for Biaggini successful

The Knights of Columbus reportedly had the largest turnout ever, with 205 attending the bingo fundraiser for Douglas County Sheriff's Capt.

Classes and events offered for active senior citizens

On Monday at 10 a.m., the Knitting Club will meet in the Ceramics Room at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Participants are encouraged to bring their projects, needles for crochet/knitting and yarn.

Workout for St. Jude coming up

A workout for St. Jude event benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Custom Fit, Exercise & Training Studio, 1166 Annie Court, Suite A, in Minden. The volunteer coordinator for this event is Kathy JC Beamer. Custom Fit encourages everyone to participate and help save the children.

Monday, March 12

R-C Ski Forecast for March 12

22 lifts, 9 terrain parks open. Forecast: Mostly sunny, mild temperatures, light winds

Carson could pay now for help later

Back in 1994, when Douglas County was struggling with its master plan and making a bid to purchase the old Dangberg property, Carson Mayor Marv Teixeira was quoted cracking wise about the county's backwardness.

A very special good deed

The nicest part about writing this column is when I can let people know an outstanding bit of information about one of our local residents. This is just such a case.

Lots of wildlife in Johnson Lane

I received a phone call Monday night from a Johnson Lane resident who lives on Squires Street. Last Thursday night she saw a pretty big mountain lion with a cub or two

Eggs in time for spring reception

You know Easter is just around the corner in Carson Valley because Elfriede Short's hand-painted eggs make their annual appearance at the East Fork Gallery in Gardnerville.

Puttin' On The Ritz benefits Family Support Council

Each year Douglas County experiences hundreds of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault incidents.

Ham Bingo coming up

It's time again to ham it up. The Carson Valley Kiwanis Club will be hosting its annual Ham Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 31 at the C.V.I.C. Hall in Minden.

Readers can earn burgers

The Douglas County Public Library has joined with In-N-Out Burger for the Food for Thought reading program through April 21. Children ages 4 to 12 are eligible to receive free a hamburger or cheeseburger simply by reading books. Both branches of the library are participating in the program.

Saturday, March 10

Valley Vibrations

I don't know about the rest of you, but I firmly believe in starting my kids out young on learning to play an instrument. That doesn't mean they've been cooperative.

Community shows its generosity to family

Wow! We have a tremendously giving community. I ran an article about my neighbor Barb and her family in the Feb. 24 edition of our paper.

Friday, March 9

Douglas baseball team picks up comeback win

Three games into the year, and the Douglas baseball team is already exhibiting the late-game discipline one would look for in the playoffs.

R-C Ski Forecast for March 9

22 lifts, 10 terrain parks open. Forecast: Partly cloudy, light winds.

CVAA meeting features scratch artist, painting give-away

At the Carson Valley Art Association meeting on Friday, Western Nevada Community College will receive a painting of their choice, from the CVAA art show featured at the Douglas County college through the end of the month.

Kudos

Thanks for the support of the CVAC concert

Report requires scrutiny

P.T. Barnum was a flamboyant founder of the famous Barnum & Bailey Circus. Some years ago in a Broadway musical Michael Crawford brilliantly portrayed Barnum defining himself as the master of "flim-flam" and "humbug." Now you see it, now you don't. What you see is not necessarily what is.

Events offered for fly-fishing enthusiasts

High Sierra Fly Casters is hosting a presentation by Jay Bigalow from the Federal Cutthroat Hatchery and Doug Anderson of the Mason Valley Hatchery, who will discuss how the hatcheries operate and fine tune everything from salinity and temperature to raising the fish

Walking the sage with a dog named Nevada Smith

Scarcely a day goes by without a tramp through the sage. We used to walk old Cisco, a 95-pound mutt who wandered and "read" every game sign between attempts to catch rabbits. He wasn't built for swiftness and didn't stray far from us. Cisco has been gone for over a year and we recently adopted a cattle dog we call "Smith," short for "Nevada Smith," another tough guy.

Dakota Organization seeks directing intern

A Minden-based theatre arts group, The Dakota Organization, is seeking applicants for the position of directing intern for an upcoming production. This non-paid position will teach an intern about many aspects of directing for the stage, including processes related to auditions and casting, rehearsals, technical elements and other various production needs.

Thursday, March 8

Douglas baseball splits opening two

The Douglas High School baseball team split its opening two games of the season Thursday afternoon at Reed High School and was just a base hit away from making it a clean sweep on the opening day of the Mike Bearman Memorial Tournament.

Comedienne featured in tribute to administrative professionals

She started out as a secretary in Carson Valley more than a few years ago and she's coming back to wreak comedic havoc on some of the bosses who made her life challenging in the early years.

Skiing: Tiger skiers compete at individual championships

Coming fresh on the heels of the state skiing championships, members of the Douglas ski team got one more chance to compete in a unique racing format to close out the year.

Digest: Youth volleyball registration

The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department is taking registration for the youth volleyball league for grades 5-8 and teen volleyball league for grades 9-12.

Golf: New way for golfers to escape the Winter blues

Even with the temperatures rising outside, any seasoned Nevadan knows that the odds of winter being over this soon are pretty slim.

Lady Tigers built on youth

One would think with three returning all-leaguers and seven returning starters that the focus heading into the year would be on the veteran depth.

Event to honor 3 decades at senior center

The Young At Heart senior citizens' club is sponsoring a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Douglas County Senior Center, on June 16. This center was opened in 1977. Douglas County Nevada TRIAD will be a co-sponsor of the event.

Wednesday, March 7

R-C Ski Forecast for March 7

22 lifts, 9 terrain parks open. Forecast: Clear skies, mild temperatures.

Obituaries

Former Gardnerville resident, William (Bill) Herbert Beasley, 63, died in Alamo, Texas, on Dec. 13, 2006, from Lou Gehrig's disease, which was diagnosed in August 2006.

Skiing: Tiger skiers compete at individual championships

Coming fresh on the heels of the state skiing championships, members of the Douglas ski team got one more chance to compete in a unique racing format to close out the year.

Warriors' chances hinge on youngsters

Don Amaral didn't think his Whittell High School baseball team could get any younger than last season's club.

Whittell golfers to break the ice

No one suffered more from last week's major snowstorms than the Whittell High School golf team.

STHS golf tryouts full of surprises

Golf is often a game full of surprising developments, and South Tahoe High certainly received one during tryouts this week.

Paul DeLeon

Services took place March 3 in Fairfield, Conn., for Paul William De Leon, who died Feb. 18, 2007, in Fairfield.

Former Ranchos resident takes new vocation

Former Ranchos resident Mark Hanifan will be ordained a Catholic priest at St. Teresa of Avila Church in Carson City on June 2. His ordination into the priesthood follows an extensive educational background which culminated in a seven-year program at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park, Calif.

'Round the world, stopping at South and North poles, and Smith Valley

Smith Valley is scheduled to be part of a historic event at 2 p.m. March 22 when Jennifer Murray and Colin Bodill will be arriving from the South Pole in their attempt to set the world record for flying around the world via the South and North poles in their Bell 407 helicopter. The two pilots took off from the Fort Alliance Airport, Texas, on Dec. 5, and will have traveled for 169 days, visiting 34 countries and covering some 36,206 miles before returning back to Dallas.

Urgent care celebrates 1-year anniversary

Our urgent care clinic is a year old this weekend. To celebrate the event, the staff will offer free blood pressure checks from 2-3 p.m. and cake will be served in honor of the anniversary.

What do you mean I have to change clocks myself?

Imagine my dismay when I learned that I will have to turn my own clocks ahead. I was physically shaken to find out that all the clocks in my house will not spring ahead on their own on Sunday.

Honoring soldier honors all of us

The real story about Pfc. Daniel Tingle's homecoming was how this community came together to honor a soldier who was wounded while doing his duty.

Coyotes on the prowl - watch out for your pets

I've never seen Clyde so scared. He was running around on our deck last week growling and hissing like a mountain lion. When I opened the glass slider door he ran in the house and wrapped his shaking body around my legs, still hissing and howling. He kept looking back through the glass door at some large juniper bushes. There must have been a predator out there that was bigger than him, and that's pretty big as Clyde is certainly a large cat.

What is revival?

F.B. Meyer told of a revival meeting that was dragging along without signs of success until one evening an elder arose and said, "Pastor, I don't believe there is going to be a revival as long as Brother Jones and I don't speak to each other." He went to Jones and said: "Brother Jones, we haven't spoken for five years, let's bury the hatchet. Here's my hand." A sob broke from the audience.

Cooperative Extension offers 4-H Dog Fun Match

Cooperative Extension's 4-H Happy Heelers Dog Club invites everyone to join them at their annual 4-H All Breed Conformation & Obedience Fun Match, March 31, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 922 Dump Road, Gardnerville. Check-in is at 8 a.m., and the show begins at 9:30 a.m. The public is welcome to watch the dog competition, free of charge. And, participants do not need to be members of 4-H.

Traffic will get worse if growth is unabated

Douglas County is in the midst of what's been called a rancorous debate over growth. County officials are searching for a compromise that can bring people together. I

Bachelors auction raises $5,500 for Family Support Council

The High Sierra Thong Snappers Sadie Hawkins Fundraiser to benefit the Family Support Council of Douglas County raised approximately $5,500 after costs last Saturday night at Sharkey's Casino, according to FSC director Kelli Johnson.

Tuesday, March 6

R-C Sports Notebook: Fielding a super All-Region team

The coaches around the Northern 4A got things pretty well in order when it came to picking the all-region and all-league teams this season, but I got to wondering what an elite team of this season's Northern 4A basketball players would look like.

R-C Ski Forecast for March 6

22 lifts, 9 terrain parks open. Forecast: Mostly sunny with light winds.

Baseball: Tigers look to build on strong 2006

In each of the last three seasons, Douglas baseball coach John Glover has been in the position of having to replace his entire three-man starting pitching rotation heading into the year.

All-Region: Olson makes it a clean sweep

Coming into his freshman year as the next phenom big man in the Northern 4A, Douglas High's Keith Olson never failed to dissappointed.

Sapp takes 13th in state slalom

Douglas High freshman Hillary Sapp turned in two solid runs at Mt. Rose Saturday on the second day of the NIAA 4A State skiing championships.

Updates on Douglas graduates for the week ending March 4, 2007

A.G. Reed, jr., HB, Oxford Cavaliers, England: Oxford's season concluded with a 16-0 loss to Aberystwyth on Feb. 25. The Cavaliers finished 3-4-1 on the season. Reed scored five touchdowns during the season.

Activities planned at senior center

Saturday, Young At Heart Senior Club at the Douglas County Senior Center is sponsoring a "Membership Bingo" game at the center. Only members may play. Membership dues are $3 for the year and may be paid at the senior center.

Births

MATHEWS - a daughter, CAMPBELL VERONICA, born March 2, 1007, to James and Erika Mathews at South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Monday, March 5

R-C Ski Forecast for March 5

21 lifts, 10 terrain parks open. Forecast: Cloudy, mild temperatures.

CVAA offering visual arts scholarships

The Carson Valley Artists Association is offering two scholarships for Douglas County graduating seniors, who wish to continue their art education toward the goal of a career in the visual arts.

Never ask a man the size of his spread

Suzanne Sturtevant, a state park supervisor, made this interesting comment on the Eagles & Agriculture tour of Carson Valley. Sturtevant was inferring that asking a rancher how many cattle he runs is like asking him how much money he has in the bank.

Obituaries

No services are planned for Nevada City, Calif., resident Gaylene Hearold, 52, who died March 3, 2007.

Market trumps initiative for the time being

The market has done what the Sustainable Growth Initiative has only dreamed of doing. It was only a matter of time before skyrocketing home prices and increased inventory conspired to bring the home sales market to a screeching halt.

Author/archaeologist to speak at museum

Nevada author, Dennis Cassinelli, will offer a lecture on the Great Basin Indians Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville.

Couple wins lottery in Walker

On Friday, March 2, a universal dream came true for a couple who buy their lottery tickets from the Walker General Store when they are in town.

Feeding 500

What does it take to feed more than 500 people at a fundraising dinner? Team work and lots of it. Saturday, the 21st annual Carson Valley Chukar Club fundraiser took place at the Douglas County Fairgrounds pavilion, an event that draws about 700 individuals every year and, in 2006 raised more than $72,000 to benefit wildlife preservation.

Main Street, U.S.A.

An old-fashioned stroll down Main Street is what's offered at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, and students can see it free on Student Day, the first Saturday of every month.

'Blackjack Bottom' opens today at Carson Valley Inn

"Blackjack Bottom," the latest production by the Carson Valley Community Theatre will open today for the first of five performances at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. Tickets are still available for Saturday and the March 23 dinner shows.

Saturday, March 3

Special bingo night for Mike Biaggini

The Gardnerville council of the Knights of Columbus are dedicating Friday's bingo night to Douglas County Sheriff's Captain Mike Biaggini Cancer Fund.

Friday, March 2

Poetry Out Loud performs

"Thanks man, I'm so happy," said an enthusiastic poetry reading contest winner, Jake Reid, a junior at Douglas High School, as he shook drama teacher James Scoggins' hand, Friday.

R-C Ski Forecast for March 2

22 lifts, 8 terrain parks open. Forecast: Partly cloudy, cold temperatures.

Ski and snowshoe tour honors 'Snowshoe'

On March 10, the annual "fun" day in Hope Valley, in memory of the great Norwegian American ski legend and mail carrier, John "Snowshoe" Thompson, will take place.

Valley Vibrations

The Valley has been vibratin'. I hear it all the way from the other side of the mountains. No, not really, but that doesn't mean a lot has not been going on.

Art show offered at WNCC this month

An art show featuring 35 paintings and photos will be on display at Western Nevada Community College, Douglas County, through the end of March.

Douglas County women to be honored

March is national Women in History Month and the Douglas County Historical Society will be honoring five Douglas County women at a reception on Sunday.

Science fair was outstanding at Piñon Hills

Have you ever been to a science fair at an elementary school? You would think, "They're just little kids. How would they be able to do a science experiment?"

Douglas County Parks & Recreation classes offered this month

Douglas County Parks & Recreation offers classes and events each month. Spaces are limited for all classes. To register call 782-9828 or visit the office at 1327 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville.

Family support classes offered

The Family Support Council of Douglas County offers a variety of classes for parents of children up to age 4.

Thursday, March 1

R-C Ski Forecast for March 1

22 lifts, 9 terrain parks open. Forecast: Mostly cloudy with light to moderate winds. New snow: None.

School hopes to install track in April

Douglas High School officials are hoping that work on laying down the all-weather track will begin the first week of April.

Boys' Basketball: Tigers went on one magnificent ride

In one year the Douglas boys' basketball team went from sitting home during the playoffs to one-point away from the regional championship.

Columnist needed for 'My Foothill View'

The Record-Courier is searching for a columnist.

First senior center art show creates interest in more

The lobby of the Douglas County Senior Center had a new appearance Wednesday as nine Carson Valley artists transformed the entry room into an art gallery for three hours.

Free Alzheimer's Association workshop offered

On Thursday, the Alzheimer's Association is offering a free workshop at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane from 1-3 p.m. Representatives from the Alzheimer's Association will be discussing the topic "Learn How To Partner With Your Doctor."

Beginner T'ai Chi class starts March 15

At age 67, Ginny Cardenas is always told she looks well younger than her age, and she attributes it to her 17 1/2 years of T'ai Chi training.

Digest: Carson Valley Chukar Club fundraiser dinner Saturday

The 21st annual Carson Valley Chukar Club fundraiser event is scheduled for Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Adult baseball league set for this summer

The crack of wood bats will fill Sunday afternoons at Lampe Park this summer if the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department is able to get its plans for an adult baseball league off the ground.