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RC Staff Reports

Bone density screening

The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy at 1511 N. Carson St., Carson City will conduct a bone density screening 10 a.m.-6 p.m., today. The fee is $40, co-pay is $7.11 with Medicare Part B (no HMO). The screening will be hosted by the Osteoporosis Screening Center. Results will be discussed at the time of the screening and mailed to the participant. Information, appointments, 885-8881.

South County group

The Douglas County South County Association will hold a meeting at the Topaz Ranch Estates Park building today. Speaker will be Barbara Byington, Douglas County tax assessor. The potluck dinner begins at 6 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m. People who need a ride may call 266-3796.

Health fair

Douglas County senior services will present the Senior Health Fair 2001 today, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Carson Valley Inn, Shannon Ballroom, 1627 Highway 395, Minden. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome. Information booths include medical, legal, insurance, housing, investment, nutrition, community services, residential care, psychiatric care, home oxygen, crisis centers, chiropractic, beauty consulting and vision plus the “Senior Fashion Show” at 1:30 p.m. The fair is sponsored by Carson Valley Inn, The Record-Courier and Side Street Boutique. Information, 782-8267.

Food distribution

USDA Food Surplus recipients may pick up supplies 8 a.m.-noon Jan. 25 (this is a one-day only service for Douglas County recipients) at the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, 1255 Waterloo Lane, near Lampe Park, Gardnerville. Those receiving food must present identification for a food voucher. The Emergency Food Assistance Program is geared to those individuals who are on the Food Stamp Program, seniors or those on Social Security who qualify. Proof of income is required to receive this assistance. Information regarding qualifications, Diane Malone, food closet director, 782-3711, Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 1-4 p.m.

Blood drive

Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School National Junior Honor Society will hold a blood drive Jan. 26, 2-7 p.m., at the school, as a community service project. You must be 17 and older to donate blood. Information and appointments, Tonya Randall, 265-6100.

Radio show

Hilary Jones, discussing mental health, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman KGVM-FM radio show, Jan. 27 at 8:25 a.m. and Jan. 28 at noon.

IEP clinics

Nevada IEP will hold clinics for parents of children with disabilities at the Family Support Council Office, 1255 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, Jan. 27 and March 24, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The IEP clinic includes important information about rights and laws that pertain to students with disabilities. All participants will receive a free Nevada PEP Parent Planner, an organizational tool for parents. Space is limited. Reservations, (775) 448-9950.

Ski tour

A Forestdale Creek ski tour will be held at Red Lake Jan. 28. This trek is for those who already have basic knowledge of cross country skiing. This is an intermediate, five-to-six-mile roundtrip tour that will last four to five hours. Participants should meet at 10 a.m. at the Red Lakes parking area off Highway 88. Take skis, lunch, water, sunscreen and clothing for varied weather conditions. Information, (530) 694-2248.

Horse seminar

Eastern Sierra Feed will present a Myler Bits seminar Feb. 3, 10 a.m.-noon, 1245 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Presenter is Dale Myler, one of the horse world’s top bit designers. Topics include the horse’s mouth and bit, signs of resistance, training and bit levels, bit selection, how bits work, the Myler Bitting System philosophy and designs and bitting issues and strategies. Pre-registration is requested. Information, 782-3134.

Television program

Brian Hickey of Channel 2 broadcast station in Reno, will be featured after the Super Bowl and Survivor II (about 8 p.m.) Jan. 28 live from the Genoa cemetery. Hickey, a Carson Valley native, retraced Showshoe Thompson’s trail from Placerville to Genoa. He is in the process of producing an hour-long video of his experience.


The Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living Fallon office, will host a grant writing workshop Feb. 8 and 9 at the old high school building in Fallon, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. The facilitator for the workshop will be Gordon Dean Development Corp. Information and to register, (775) 423-4900 or e-mail

Library event

The Douglas County Public Library Foundation will hold a fundraiser honoring the memory of Elizabeth “Liz” Johnson, a great friend of Nevada libraries. The Champagne and Chocolate Reception will be held Feb. 11, 2-4:30 p.m., David Walley’s Resort, Genoa. Tickets are $15 per person. Information, 265-3493 or 782-9841.

Driver’s program

Carson Valley AARP, Chapter #3683, will sponsor an AARP Driver Safety Program Feb. 28, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m, Minden Medical center, Highway 395 and Ironwood Drive. The course is an eight-hour refresher session dealing with normal age-related physical changes, rules of the road, safety precautions and other awareness situations facing all drivers. The course fee is $10. Participants will receive a certificate good for three years. Nevada state law mandates that insurance companies grant an appropriate discount to seniors for class participation. It is wise to contact your insurance company for policies and procedures. Classes are by reservation and early reservations are advised. AARP membership is not required. Information and reservations, Harlan Casebier, 265-4149.

Genoa board

The Genoa Town Advisory Board will hold a special meeting Jan. 25, 3 p.m., to discuss Candy Dance operations and plans for 2001. At 6 p.m., the board will hold a Candy Dance meeting with Genoa businesses. Information, 782-8696.

Support group

The Carson Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet Jan. 25, 7 p.m. Topic is “Protocols of Promise,” a one- hour tape from the Prostate Cancer Research Institute symposium held in Long Beach, Calif., Oct. 12-14. The meeting will be held at Carson-Tahoe Hospital learning center, Waters Building, 1001 N. Mountain St., Carson City. Information, Dave Bernard, 882-5264.

NNDA breakfast

The Northern Development Authority will meet for breakfast Jan. 31, 7:30 a.m., Carson Valley Inn, Minden. Guest speaker is Mimi Moss, planning and economic development manager for Douglas County. Reservations are required. Call the NNDA office, 883-4413. Cost is $12 for NNDA members and $15 for guests.

Columnist at DCRW meeting

The Douglas County Republican Women will hear a speaker, columnist Nancy Dallas, at the group’s Feb. 7 meeting at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. Social hour is at 11 a.m. followed by a buffet lunch at noon. Cost is $12 if reservations are made before noon, Feb. 5, $15 for walk-ins and late reservations. All Republican men and women from Douglas County are welcome. Reservations, Ann Hersey, 266-3435, Brenda Robertson, 267-2403, or Kay Oetting, 265-3344.

DCCATV board

The public is invited to attend the Douglas County Community Access Television board of directors’ meeting Feb. 13, 3:30 p.m., Minden Inn, Room 102 (1594 Esmeralda Ave., Minden). DCCA-TV is a non-profit organization which provides community access television in Douglas County. Information, 782-6010.

Crab feed

The Minden/Douglas Elks Lodge will hold its annual “All You Can Eat” Crab Feed Feb. 17 at the CVIC Hall in Minden, beginning with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at about 6:30 p.m. A steak and salad option will be available by advance reservation. Cost is $30. Reservations may be made until Feb. 7, so the club may inform the supplier as to the amount of crab to ship, call Dave Trueblood at 782-3416.

JVES sock hop

Students and their families from Jacks Valley Elementary School are invited to a sock hop Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m., for music, refreshments, raffle and silent auction. Each class made a themed basket which will be raffled off during the evening. Participants are asked to provide a canned food item for the annual JVES food drive as admission. The parent-teacher group, Partners in Education, will hold the silent auction as a fund-raiser. Information, 267-3267.

Chinese New Year

The Douglas County Public Library will celebrate the Chinese New Year with a special program designed for families. Sonia Carlson, born in China and a five-year resident of the Carson Valley, will perform different styles of Chinese dances in traditional costumes. She will explain how people celebrate the New Year in China Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Douglas County Public Library, 1625 Library Lane, Minden. Information, 782-9841.

School dinner

C.C. Meneley Elementary School will hold its annual spaghetti feed sponsored by the parent-faculty advisory committee Jan. 27, 5-7 p.m. This “Friendship Dinner” will be held in the commons. Cost is $5 for adults, $3.50 for children and $15 for families. A silent auction will be held that will include gift baskets made by various classes. The DHS Jazz Cats, Northwest Martial Arts and the CCMES Jump Rope Team will all perform. The public is invited. Information, 265-2001.

Winter reading program

“Hi-Bear-Nate with a Good Book” is the theme of the winter reading program at the Douglas County Public Library. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and McDonald’s. Children off-track and on-track are welcome to participate, as well as preschoolers and homeschoolers. Children must read one hour a day for 16 days or any combination of time to accumulate 16 hours. For pre-readers, there is a Read-to-Me program. Children are to read for 20-30 minutes, then color a picture of a teddy bear. When 20 bears are colored, they will receive a bookmark, prize from the treasure chest, McDonald’s certificate and a paperback book. Beginning readers may participate by reading 20-30 minutes a day. The program runs through National Library Week, April 1-7. Reading records may be turned in through the month of April. Information, 782-9841.


Carson Valley Little League will hold registration Jan. 31, 6:30-8 p.m., Feb. 3, 9 a.m.-noon, Feb. 10, 9 a.m.-noon at Gardnerville Elementary School, 111 Toler Ave., Gardnerville. All players must supply photocopies of their birth certificates. Information, Debbie Jacobsen, 782-7303.


Karaoke will be held at Ce Bella Blends on Feb. 3, 8-10:30 p.m., sponsored by ProTeen and Ce Bella Blends Cafe. Teens are welcome.


Christian recording artist Steve Camp, Grammy Award winner and artist who has produced a steady string of number one songs and top selling releases in the last two decades, will be in concert Jan. 27, 4 p.m., Grace Community Church, 1426 Industrial Way, Gardnerville. A love offering will be taken for Camp’s ministry. Seating is limited. Information, 782-6516.


There is no admission charge for a concert with the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra conducted by Danny Yale Feb. 11, 5 p.m., CVIC Hall, Minden. The band will play the music most folks enjoy, including music from Broadway, “The King and I,” “The Mikado” and other favorites. Featured soloist is Maria Arrigotti. Soft drinks and wine will be available for purchase before the concert. Donations accepted. Doors open at 4 p.m. Information, Town of Minden, 782-5976.