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by staff

Field show competition

The Douglas High School Band and Music Boosters will host the second annual “Best of the West” field show competition at the DHS football field, today, noon. The public is welcome and cost is $3 per person. The concession stand will be open for food and drinks. Marching bands from around the state will compete.

St. Gall dinner

Today, the annual spaghetti dinner hosted by the St. Gall Women’s Society will be held at the CVIC Hall on Esmeralda Avenue in downtown Minden, 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door. The second annual silent auction will be held, and one of the items includes a gourmet candlelight dinner hosted by Father Bill Nadeau in his home.

Radio show

Billie Jean Rightmire, Valley historian, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, today at 8:25 a.m. and Sunday at noon.

Carriage club event

The Nevada Carriage Club’s 1999 Extravaganza featuring horse driving and riding events, demonstrations of horse-drawn farm implements, log skidding, musical tires and costume classes, will be held today and Sunday at Fuji Park (Highway 395 N. just over the Douglas-Carson City border), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Food and drinks will be available. Information, President Cub Wolf, 267-1269.

Mason breakfast

The Masonic Family Breakfast will be held at Sharkey’s Rib Room in Gardnerville, 10 a.m., Sunday. Information, Vern Gray, 265-2831.

Alpine event

A concert by the award-winning Trout Fishing in America will be offered Sunday, 7:30 p.m., at the Turtle Rock Park Community Building on Highway 89 between Woodfords and Markleeville funded, in part, with funds from the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Concert tickets should be reserved in advance, (530)

Benefit car wash

Eagle Scout candidate Adam Wulf has organized a fund-raising car wash for Boy Scout Troop 340 today at One-Stop Auto/Economy Transmission, 1569 Highway 395, Minden. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The money will be used to purchase wildlife-attracting bushes and shrubs to be planted at the Lahontan Fish Hatchery. Information, 265-2842.

Haunted Happenings

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Division will offer a “spook-tacular” day with ghoulish games, creepy crafts and fun as “Haunted Happenings” takes place today, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Minden Elementary School. Students should take a sack lunch. Cost is $12, and registration should be made by calling 782-9828.


The election for the Dresslerville Community Council open seat will be held Oct. 16, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Dresslerville gym. The eligible voters list will be posted on the Dresslerville gym door. Anyone not on the list should contact Carolyn Kenton at 265-4191 to be put on the list. Deadline for absentee ballots will be Oct. 15 at 5 p.m.

Pruning clinic

Master gardeners from University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will hold a free pruning clinic Oct. 16 at Cscape Demonstration Garden, northeast corner of Mills Park, 1111 E. William St., Carson City, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. JoAnne Skelly, horticulture program assistant, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, will talk about pruning recommendations for trees, shrubs and roses. Participants are welcome to take pruning tools and try their hand at pruning at the Cscape garden after the presentation.

Toy run

On Oct. 16, a Stew Carnall Memorial Christmas Toy Run will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (to benefit Project Santa Claus), open to the public. Residents may drop off an unwrapped toy at Sharkey’s Nugget in Gardnerville. The run will start at Carson City Harley-Davidson and deliver toys to Sharkey’s Nugget. On tap are one free drink, a raffle ticket for a variety of motorcycle items, live music and other give-a-ways, sponsored by Sharkey’s Nugget, Carson City Harley-Davidson and Nevada Wandering Wheels.

Spaghetti feed

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of Topaz #3630 presents its annual Spaghetti Feed Oct. 16, 4-8 p.m., at the Topaz Ranch Estates Park building. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children (under 12). Door prizes include $200 and $100 cash. Raffle prizes and a no-host bar are planned.

Harvest auction

Smith Valley Community United Methodist Church and St. John’s Catholic Church Harvest Auction will be held Oct. 17, Smith Valley Community Hall, Wellington. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the auction begins at 11:30 a.m. Included will be a “Kountry Kitchen,” craft boutique, silent auction and “Junque Boutique.” A raffle will be held for various prizes. Information, Martha Griffin, (775) 465-2353, or Marion Compston, (775) 465-2304.


The Parent Symposium on School Safety will be held Oct. 20, 6:30-9:15 p.m., in the Douglas High School gymnasium. Keynote speakers are John P. Stone, Jefferson County sheriff, and Deputy Steve Davis, Jefferson County public officer, Littleton, Colo., speaking on the lessons learned from the Columbine High School tragedy. Also will be Douglas County agency panel discussions and two breakout sessions addressing the “Signs and Symptoms of the Teen Avenger – What you need to know,” and “Steps for Prevention – What you need to do.” The event is sponsored by the Douglas County School District and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Child care will be provided on the premises. Refreshments will be served.


Douglas County Community Access Television board of directors will meet Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m. at the Minden Inn, Room 102 (1594 Esmeralda Avenue, 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 or e-mail

Genoa town board

The Genoa Town Advisory Board will meet Oct. 12, 7 p.m., in the Genoa Town Meeting Room. On the agenda are reports from the Candy Dance and beautification committees and an update on the cemetery. Information, 782-8696.

Friends to meet

A Compassionate Friends meeting will be held Oct. 12, 7 p.m., in the employee cafeteria of the Sierra Pacific Power building, 6100 Neil Rd., Reno. Dr. Jeff Millman will speak on the grieving process. Information, (775) 853-1691 or 322-9350.


The Capitol Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet Oct. 13, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Douglas campus of Western Nevada Community College, 1680 Bently Parkway, Minden, in the student lounge. Guest speaker will be the new WNCC President, Dr. Carol Lucey. The program will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Information and reservations, Jeanne Mascak, 884-3261.

Sierra Nevada GOP

The Sierra Nevada Republican Women will meet at Two Guys from Italy Oct. 13. The guest speaker will be Sen. Mark Amodei, Republican state senator from Carson City. Entree choices will be green salad with chicken or cannelloni; call 265-2352 by Oct. 11.

Republicans to meet

On Oct. 14, 6 p.m., an executive board meeting of the Douglas County Republican Central Committee will be held at the Law Enforcement and Judicial Center in Minden. Information, Ross Chichester, 782-7900. At 7:30 p.m., general meeting of the Douglas County Republican Central Committee will be held. The coffee social is at 7 p.m.

Art show

A reception to honor the artists and meet Western Nevada Community College President Carol Lucey will be held Oct. 14, 5-7 p.m., to celebrate the WNCC Presidential Art Collection, now at the Bristlecone Art Gallery at the WNCC Carson City campus, 2210 W. College Parkway, Carson City. The exhibit will be on display until Nov. 12.


The Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club will host a Bingo party Oct. 17 at the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Doors open at noon. Early games start at 1 p.m., followed with regular games at 1:30 p.m. Members of the public, 18 years old and older, are welcome. Cost is $7 for a Bingo package and $5 for each additional pack. Free coffee and popcorn will be served. Information, Bill Saurer, 782-0223, or Mary Jane Harding, 265-7074.

Teen Read Week

Teens aged 12-17 who want to enter the Douglas County Library’s book review contest need to submit their entries by Oct. 13 to the library in Minden. The four top reviews will be published in the R-C or read over the air on KGVM-FM radio, said librarian Maria Hinsen. The event is part of Teen Read Week, “Reading Rocks!” celebration. Information or entry forms, 782-9841.

Weekly story time

On Oct. 13, the Douglas County Public Library’s weekly library story time will move to Rancho Grande Mexican Dining restaurant, located at 1404 Highway 395 in Gardnerville. The move is necessary because of the construction project at the library. Story time is for children ages 3 and up. Children off-track are welcome. The program includes stories, poems and activities. Story time is every Wednesday at 10 a.m. The library is located at 1625 Library Lane in Minden. Information, 782-9841.

Fall family Festival

The fifth annual Fall Family Festival will be held at Lampe Park Pavilion, Lampe Park, Gardnerville, Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to the public, the event is sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Douglas County 4-H Council and Douglas County Parks and Recreation Division. The recreation division will offer the Pumpkin Run, where youths preschool through 6th grade will compete in races in age categories, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Entry fee is $2. Children will also enjoy games and may purchase a premium pumpkin from the pumpkin patch for Halloween. Hot drinks and other treats will be available. Adults may purchase raffle tickets for various prizes, including a bicycle donated by Jeff Peters of Coast to Coast Hardware. Information, Steve Lewis, 782-9960.