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Cattlewomen host benefit for Gardnerville resident

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Western Nevada Cattlewomen are supporting a dinner auction benefit for a 14 year-old boy living in Gardnerville fighting osteosarcoma cancer.

Ethan Mckinney, the son of Matt and Rika Mckinney, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma cancer in January 2015.

Ethan has been involved in agriculture all his life participating in 4-H livestock raising and showing, science club, public speaking, and shooting sports.

He also has been involved in theater acting and symphonies playing the violin and the bass.

He currently is receiving treatment from a team of doctors in Oakland, Calif.

Western Nevada Cattlewomen, under the direction of Lee Mckinney, are supporting and organizing a dinner-auction benefit 5-9 p.m Aug. 8 at Ferris Park.

The cost of the benefit is $10 per person for presale tickets or $15 at the door.

Proceeds from the benefit will help support the family with medical expenses.

Bentley Enterprises is the major sponsor of the event providing the venue, a catered dinner provided by Carson City BBQ, and event set up.

However, additional auction items are needed by Aug. 1.

If you would like to donate an item, contact Lee Mckinny at 775-901-6024.

If you would like to purchase tickets, they are available at Coldwell Banker at 1657 Highway 395, Minden or Laxague Feed & Supply at 1428 Industrial Way, Gardnerville.

Tickets are also available online at

Western Nevada Cattlewomen, once known as Cowbelles, is one of the oldest women organizations in the state of Nevada and is connected to Nevada Cattlewomen nationwide.

The mission of the group is support those interested in education of consumers and the promotion of beef.

They are ambassadors at large of the cattle industry, and work to maintain and build the demand for beef and satisfy consumer’s needs.