Pageant meeting today

An informational meeting for the Miss Douglas County and Miss Carson City scholarship programs for women 17-24 is 2 p.m. today at Round Table Pizza, 961 Topsy Lane. Information also given on the Miss Outstanding Teen program for ages 13-17. The Miss Douglas County and Miss Carson City scholarship programs are part of the Miss America Organization, which made $45 million in scholarship assistance available last year. Parents welcome at the meeting. Pageant hopefuls must be at least a graduating high school senior this spring, never been married or pregnant. Information, program director Shauna Bartshe, (775) 230-3745.

Learn about solar technology

A solar and sustainable technology educational seminar presented by Interstate Plumbing & Air Conditioning is 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Douglas County Public Library, 1625 Library Lane, Minden.

The free seminar focuses on solar and sustainable technologies for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Topics solar system planning, design, integration, costs and federal and state incentives. Make reservations at or (775) 331-1550. Information,

Interfaith Pro Life Rally in Minden

The second annual Carson Douglas Interfaith Pro-Life Rally is 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at LifePoint Church, 1095 Stephanie Way, Minden. Rally features psychologist Jay Jeffers and Dr. Keith Shonnard of the Catholic Medical Association.

The rally features psychologist and post abortion counselor Dr. Jay Jeffers, who speaks about the impact of abortion. Catholic Medical Association's Dr. Keith Shonnard of Carson City gives a presentation of life in the womb and information about abortion.The rally includes news of ministries of compassion helping women in crisis and a review of the pro-life movement. The youth will present a short skit. Information, or Don Nelson, (775) 530-0029.

Nominations open for Douglas women

The Douglas County Historical Society celebrates National Women in History Month by honoring six Douglas County women at a reception March 20 at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Nominations accepted until March 5 of women who made a significant historical contribution to the quality of life in Douglas County. The woman nominated, living or deceased, must live or have lived in Douglas County. The theme for the 10th annual Women in History Remembering Project is "Douglas County Women: Preserving Their Legacy for the Future." Nominating packets available at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville. Request a packet by mail at 782-2555 or from Helen Chappell at 721-7979.

Honorees will be chosen from the nominees by the DCHS Women in History Remembering Project committee.


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