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Deputy testing

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will test for reserve deputy sheriff today, 10 a.m., Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Building, Minden. Written, oral and physical ability tests will be given. Applicants should have a change of clothes for the ability test. Information, 782-6251.


The Alpine Children’s Center will hold a fund-raiser today, Turtle Rock Park, with dinner at 6 p.m., Bingo, 7-8 p.m. and dancing 8 p.m. Cost is adults $7, children $4. One must be at least 18 years of age to play Bingo. Music will be offered by the Alpine Trio.

Radio show

Michael Ronkin, bicycle and pedestrian program manager for the state of Oregon, will discuss his Nevada workshop as the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman KGVM-FM radio show, today 8:25 a.m. and Sunday at noon.

Ski tour

The Carson Pass ski tour will be held Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m. at the parking lot area at Carson Pass on Highway 88. The difficulty of the ski trek is intermediate, and it will last for five hours. Participants should take skis, lunch and clothing for variable weather. Snow-Park permits are required for participants, (916) 324-1222. Information on the hike, (530) 694-2248.

Women’s history

On Sunday, 1-4 p.m., the Carson Valley Historical Society will host the second annual Women’s History Remembering Project. This year’s theme is “2001, A Woman’s Odyssey.” The event will be held at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. A ceremony will honor 17 women from the Carson Valley in the main exhibit hall. On exhibit that day will be historical dresses from the 1890s-1960s. Refreshments will be served. Information, 782-2555.

Circus trip

Members of the Carson Valley Shrine Club and Masonic lodges have arranged to take the children of Carson Valley to the Shrine Circus in Reno at no cost today. All children under age 12 are welcome and must have a parent or chaperone. Buses will leave Douglas High School parking lot at 9 a.m. Information, 267-2744 or 265-1096.

Tea party

An Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will be held at the Children’s Museum Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Dolls will be auctioned and door prizes and raffles are planned. There will be vintage porcelain dolls and Barbies, as well as other special dolls. The Children’s Museum is located at 813 N. Carson St., Carson City. Refreshments will be served. Admission is $5 per person. Information, 884-2226.

Health fair

Carson Valley Middle school will present its second annual Health Fair March 7, open to the public. The event will be held 5:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room and offer various health screenings, fitness testings, lifestyle activities, demonstrations, raffle drawings and food. Among the prizes are a Harveys gift certificate, Ballistic gift certificate, Out of Bounds skateboard and a Kirkwood ski lift ticket. Information, 782-2265.

Class at pool

A lifeguard training class, which will allow participants to pursue certification for employment at area swimming pools, will be held Monday and Wednesday, 6-9 p.m., March 7-April 2 at the Carson Valley Swim Center. Fee is $15 for residents plus books, and $50 for non-residents plus books. Intermediate to advanced swimmer level ability is required and a pretest will be given at the first class. Information, 782-8841.


The St. Gall Activity Club will snowshoe and cross-country ski at Spooner Junction March 7. Participants should meet at Park and Ride at Spooner, 9:30 a.m. March 14, the group will hike in the area near Rancho Pit and Mud Lake. Participants should meet at Denny’s 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Information, Terry and Ed Sutor, 267-5366, or Mike Shearer, 782-7820.

Health nurse

A public health nurse from the Mono County Health Department will conduct general clinics including blood pressure screening at the Antelope Senior Center in Walker, March 7 and March 21, noon-2 p.m. The nurse will be available to do blood pressure screening, immunizations, confidential HIV testing, TB testing, pregnancy testing, health education and answer questions about health department programs that may be of interest to the public. Information, (960) 924-5410.

Pond seminar

The Northern Nevada Pond Club and Oasis Water Gardens will sponsor “Pond-O-Mania 2001,” a koi health and water quality seminar and wet lab at Hug High School, 2880 Sutro St., Reno, March 10 and 11. Cost is $75. Cost is $85 for the wet lab. Participants must attend the lectures to participate in the wet lab. Make reservations early, as space is limited in both the seminar and wet lab. Information, Mona Coleman, 267-3458, or e-mail; Sharon Dunck, 267-0336; or Steve or Janelle Raabe, (775) 358-6060.

Open house

A Scouting Open House hosted by Troop 240 for interested boys aged 8-17 years and their parents will be held March 13, 7-8:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, corner of Spruce and Deseret (about three blocks behind Stratton Center/Pizza Barn). Attendees will learn about summer camp and back packing trips and activities throughout the year. Information, Tami Pagen, 782-3194, or Callis Ogles, 782-8659.

Meiss Meadows tour

A Meiss Meadows Tour will be held March 18 beginning at 10 a.m. at the parking lot area west of Carson Pass Summit on Highway 88. The tour will be a cross country ski trip north of Carson Pass with views of Lake Tahoe. A Snow-Park permit is required for participants, (916) 324-1222. The ski trek is a five- to six-mile roundtrip lasting for five to six hours. Participants should take skis, lunch and clothing for variable weather.


Young at Heart Bingo will be offered March 18 at the Douglas County Senior Services Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Doors open at noon and early bird games start at 1 p.m. Regular games start at 1:30 p.m. Young at Heart Bingo is open to the public, and you must be 18 years or older to play. Free coffee and popcorn will be served. The winnings have been increased. Information, Bill Saurer, 782-0223.

St. Pat’s Day Dinner

The Sierra Nevada Republican Women will hold the group’s St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner at the CVIC Hall in Minden March 18. Cocktails begin at 5 p.m. and dinner, 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. Information Betty Jacobsen, 782-2334, or Susie Biaggini, 782-8719.

Horse clinic

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse and Great Basin Equine Medicine and Surgery Inc. will hold the first Equine Health Clinic at the Douglas County Fairgrounds March 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Many services are offered, including brand inspection. Appointments, 782-4107 or 265-4300 by March 20.

Chicken barbecue

The Douglas County Democrats will host a chicken barbecue March 31, 6-9 p.m., at the CVIC Hall in Minden. Admission is a canned or boxed foodstuff to be donated to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet. All Democrats are welcome. New voter registration will be available on site. Advanced reservations required, 887-4042.


Lenten Soup Supper will be held March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4 and 11, 6:30 p.m., Coventry Cross Episcopal Church, 1361 Esmeralda Place, Minden. All are welcome to enjoy the homemade soups.


Parents of students at Gardnerville Elementary School as well as other interested community members are invited to the Community Organizational Meeting for Legislative Support Monday, March 5, 6:30 p.m., in the GES computer room. People are needed to speak to the Legislature, provide moral support and to send e-mails and letters. Information, 782-5117.

School meeting

A Douglas County school board special meeting will be held 7 p.m. March 6 at the Carson Valley Middle School library to present changes to the strategic plan. Copies of the revised plan are available at every school.

DCRW meeting

The Douglas County Republican Women will meet at the Carson Valley Inn March 7, with a social hour at 11 a.m.-noon, followed by a buffet lunch. Nevada Assemblywoman Sharron Angle from District 29 will be guest speaker. All Douglas County residents, men and women, are invited. Cost will be $13 if reservations are made before noon, March 5, $15 for late reservations and walk-ins. Make reservations early by calling Ann Hersey, 266-3435, Shaaron Snead, 267-5066, or Brenda Robertson, 267-2403.

New member meeting

The Douglas County School Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting March 7 at 3:30 p.m. at the Carson Valley Middle School library to interview and vote on a new school board member.


The public is invited to attend the Douglas County Community Access Television board of directors meeting March 13, 3:30 p.m., Minden Inn, Room 102 (1549 Esmeralda Ave., Minden). DCCA-TV is a non-profit organization which provides community access television in Douglas County. Information, 782-6010.

SNRW to hear columnist

The SIerra Nevada Republican Women meet at Two Guys from Italy March 14, with social at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon. Jon Ralston, Las Vegas-based columnist and political analyst, will be speaker. Call LeAnne Lummus, 782-4437, before noon, March 13, for reservations. Entree choices are grilled chicken salad and canneloni. All Republicans are invited.

Pool board

The East Fork Swimming Pool District Board of Trustees will meet March 15, 7 a.m., Carson Valley Swim Center 1600 Highway 88, Minden. On the agenda are a discussion and adoption of 2001-02 tentative budget and a review of the five-year capital improvement plan. Information, 782-8841.

Alpine group

The Alpine County Watershed Group will hold a community meeting March 19, 7-9 p.m., Turtle Rock Park, Markleeville. The agenda includes a presentation on abandoned mines in the upper Carson watershed and discussion on the next steps for the watershed group. Information, Kim Hansen, Alpine Resource Conservation District, 782-3661.

Support group

The Carson Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet March 22, 7 p.m. The topic is alternative, natural cancer therapies with special guest speaker Wesley V. Kikuchi. The group meets at the Carson-Tahoe Hospital Learning Center, Waters Building, 1001 N. Mountain St. Information, Dave Bernhard, 882-5264.

Washoe parent meetings

The Washoe tribe subcontracts with Alpine, Douglas and Carson City school districts to administer the federal Title IX program to benefit Indian students enrolled in public schools. Indian parents with children in area schools are invited to attend a series of meetings to prioritize next year’s program. A meeting will be held March 7, 6 p.m., at the Woodfords Indian Education Center. The next night, March 8, a meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the C.C. Meneley Elementary School music room. A meeting also will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Carson Colony Gym Youth Center, March 20. Information, Sherry Smokey, 265-4191, ext. 132.

Dog show

The Douglas County 4-H Happy Heelers Dog Club Fun Match will be held March 10 with registration at 8 a.m. and judging beginning at 9 a.m., Douglas County Fairgrounds, Pinenut Road, Gardnerville. Information, Sara Fogerty, group leader, 267-2317, or Victoria Gay, 265-0307.


The Minden Elementary School Parent Group will hold the fifth annual MES Spring Auction and Sock Hop 6-8:30 p.m., March 16. The Sock Hop is one of two major fund-raising events sponsored by the MES Parents each year and is billed as great family fun. Information, Kathleen Miller, 782-9526.

Battle of the Bands. Bands are needed to compete in the ProTeen Battle of the Bands March 16, 6-10:30 p.m., Douglas County Fairgrounds. Audience members will vote for their favorite band. First prize is two hours in a recording studio and the winning song played on KGVM-FM. This will be a drug-, alcohol- and tobacco-free event. Call the recreation division at 782-9828 to sign up.

ProTeen tournament. A March Madness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be held March 24 at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School during teen open gym, 7 to 10 p.m., sponsored by ProTeen.