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Radio show

Dr. Joseph Heflin, director of the Minden Medical Center, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, today at 8 a.m. and Sunday at noon.

Burning Bowl service

On Sunday at 10:30 a.m., members and guests of the Unity Church of Today will celebrate the ending of 1999 with the “Burning Bowl” service at the Genoa Town Hall. This service, which has it roots in antiquity and has been a feature of many cultures, is open to all who wish to shed the trials and tribulations of the year past, said spokesperson Floyd Hill. The service, which will be led by minister Rev. Julie Johnson, consists of writing down situations that people do not want to carry into the new millennium and burning the paper. There will be no 9 a.m. service. All are welcome to attend and need not be members of the church.

Mono County nurse

A public health nurse from the Mono County Health Department will conduct general clinics including blood pressure screening at the Antelope School Healthy Start trailer Jan. 5, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (includes WIC checks) and at the Antelope Senior Center in Walker Jan. 19,noon to 2 p.m. Information, (760) 924-5410.

Health fair

Booth participants are being sought for Your Health in 2000, a health fair sponsored by the Senior Services Division of Douglas County with support from the Carson Valley Inn and The Record-Courier, Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spaces for booths at the event are available at a cost of $75. The health fair will cover a variety of health screenings, educational information and other services for seniors, although all ages are welcome. Information, Senior Services Division at 782-8267.

Financial aid

Douglas High School’s Financial Aid Night will be held Jan. 5, at 7 p.m. in the high school drama room. Students and parents may learn what type of financial aid is available and about the college application process. Western Nevada Community College financial aid director Jim Hadwick is the scheduled speaker. Information, Carolyn Porter, 782-5136.

Volleyball clinic

A volleyball clinic for girls in grades 6th, 7th and 8th will be held at Douglas High School Jan. 9, 1-5 p.m. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., and the clinic starts at 1 p.m., sponsored by the DHS volleyball program. Information, David or Karen Myers, 782-2821, or Janis McCreary, 783-9760.

4-H Bug Club

The first meeting of the new 4-H Entomology Bug Club will be on Jan. 12, at 5 p.m. at the Nevada Cooperative Extension office. Anyone interested in joining this or many other clubs offered by the 4-H program in Douglas County may call Nevada Cooperative Extension at 782-9960 or stop by the office at 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville.

Republican women

The Douglas County Republican Women invite all Republicans from the area to the group’s first lunch meeting of the year 2000. Both men and women will be welcome Jan. 5 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. The meeting starts with a social hour at 11 a.m., followed by a buffet lunch at noon. A speaker and business meeting will be after lunch. Reservations must be made before noon Jan. 3. The cost is $12, and may be paid at the door.The speaker tentatively scheduled is Assemblyman Lynn Hettrick. Reservations or information, Ann Hersey, 266-3435; Kay Oetting, 265-3344; or Brenda Robertson, 267-2402.

NCSEA to hold meetings

Douglas County chapter #6 of the Nevada Classified School Employees Association will hold three informational meetings regarding membership in the union Jan. 5, 3-7 p.m., Las Margaritas, 1681 Highway 395, Minden; Jan. 6, 3-6 p.m., The Pizza Factory, 811 Short Court, Gardnerville; and Jan. 11, 1-5 p.m., Douglas County Public Library, Lake Tahoe Branch, Zephyr Cove, Lake Tahoe. All Douglas County classified school employees are welcome to learn more about the benefits of union membership, says President Judy Dunn. Information, NCSEA Executive Director Charlotte Brothwell, (800) 699-6719.

Town of Minden

The regular meeting of the Minden Town Board will be held Jan. 5, 6 p.m., 1604 Esmeralda Ave., Minden. Among the items on the agenda are a possible action to increase trash surcharge rate to reflect an 8.75 percent increase implemented by Douglas Disposal, effective March 1, and possible action to provide direction on a proposal to increase water rates and to set a price for water use for Minden-Gardnerville interconnection (suggested, 35 cents per 1,000 gallons). Information, 782-5976.

Ranchos GID

The Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District meeting set for Jan. 5 has been changed to Jan. 12, 6 p.m. at the district office, 931 Mitch Dr., Gardnerville Ranchos. All are welcome. Information, 265-2048.

Support group

The Parkinson’s Disease “Good Vibrations” Support Group will present the 11th video of a 12-part series called “Wonders of the Brain” Jan. 6, noon-2 p.m., at the Pizza Factory, 811 Short Court, Gardnerville Ranchos. Information, Carol Hathaway, group leader, 266-3402.


The Carson Valley AARP, chapter 3683, will meet Jan. 6, 2 p.m., senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Guest speaker will be Ron Renaldi, pharmacist at Barton Hospital in South Lake Tahoe. He will speak about alternative medicine, hormonal replacement and anti-aging. The public and members of the national AARP are invited to chapter meetings. Information, Faye Pekar, 265-5235.

DCCATV board

The board of directors of the Douglas County Community Access Television will meet Jan. 18, 3:30 p.m., in room 102, Minden Inn, 1594 Esmeralda Ave., Minden. Douglas County Community Access Television is a non-profit organization which oversees the operation of public access cable television in Douglas County. Information, 782-6010.