Country dance in Walker

This Saturday, the Walker River Colorguard is hosting an evening of fun, good music and dancing at the Walker Community Center. From 5:30-6:30 p.m., a dinner of chili, hot dogs and all the fixin's will be served. From 7-11 p.m. there will be dancing, featuring the music of Buffalo Country. There will also be raffles and a bar provided by the Antelope Valley Lions Club. All proceeds from this event will go to the Walker River Colorguard, who will also make a special appearance. It should be a great time to get out and see your friends and neighbors.

Influenza update

Public Health Officer Dr. Richard Johnson sent me an update on this year's flu season. He says that from October through most of January, the season was mild. However, starting in late January, the flu activity has increased substantially. He strongly recommends getting your flu vaccination right away. Be careful, and be sure to see your doctor if you do get sick.

Health clinic reminder

The Mono County health nurse will be at the Walker Senior Center Tuesday, Feb. 26 from noon to 1 p.m. for any of the immunizations you might need but have been putting off getting. Considering the public health officer's information noted above, it is something to be strongly considered.

Speech contest

The Lions Club speech contest was held Feb. 6, with four students participating. Brittney Rupp represented Coleville High School, with Diana Harris, Reno Probert and Cassie Taylor coming from Eastern Sierra Academy. They all had done thorough research on their topic of "Immigration - My Solution" and they had some very interesting ideas and statistics about this growing issue. The winner of this competition was 15-year-old Reno Probert, who was very impressive in his preparation and ideas, as well as his presentation of them. He will now go on to the zone contest, with reaching the regional competition his next goal. We wish him well and will be rooting for him.

Corned beef and cabbage time

Beta Sigma Phi will present their annual corned beef and cabbage dinner at the Walker Community Building on March 15. The grand prize in their drawing is a $500 Visa gift card. This is an event well worth our support, as the proceeds are used to fund several community projects, including the Coleville High School Scholarship Fund. I'll give you more details next week.

Clint Hershey report

Everyone who knows Clint is really glad that his knee surgery last week went so well. It's great to hear that something turned out good for a good person.

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


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