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Mammovan here

The Douglas County Republican Women’s Club announced that Nevada’s First Lady Dema Guinn will speak about the Mammovan at today’s meeting. The mobile laboratory for breast cancer and other medical exams will be traveling through rural Nevada to bring the awareness of the need for mammograms to women far from big city hospitals. The luncheon meeting will start with a social hour at 11 a.m., followed by a buffet lunch. Women do not need to be a member to attend. The cost is $12, and reservations are needed. Call Ann Hersey at 266-3435, Kay Oetting at 265-3344 or Brenda Robertson at 267-2403.

Mono clinics

A public health nurse from the Mono County Health Department will conduct general clinics including blood pressure screening on the following dates and locations: Antelope School, Healthy Start Trailer, today, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and Antelope Senior Center in Walker, Feb. 16, noon-2 p.m. Information, (760) 932-7485.

GRGID meeting

The Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District will meet at 931 Mitch Drive, Gardnerville today at 6 p.m. On the agenda are a discussion of the watershed management plan with Carson Subconservancy District and resolution 2000-1, adopting Pit Road and Short Court. Also on tap is action to amend the bylaws of the district. Information, 265-2048.

Town of Minden

The regular meeting of the Minden Town Board will be held today, 6 p.m., at 1604 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden. On the agenda are discussion and possible action on a proposal to extend water line for service outside the town boundaries, discussion and possible action on report from Carson Water Subconservacy District on the Carson River Integrating Watershed Planning Process and a preliminary discussion on increase of user fees for water rates. Information, 782-5976.

Ski tour

For the beginner who has the basics down and wants some added challenge and practice, there will be a ski tour in a relatively flat area with some small hills to practice on Feb. 5, starting at 10 a.m. and lasting three hours. Participants are asked to take skis, snacks, water and sunscreen, wear layered clothing and meet at Picketts Junction (intersection of highways 88 and 89 in Hope Valley). Information, (530) 694-2248.

Radio Show

Peggy Knox, discussing Carson Valley Historical Society Women’s History Remembering Project, will be the guest on Around Douglas with Jane Lehrman, KGVM-FM radio show, Feb. 5 at 8:25 a.m. and Feb. 6 at noon.

Lincoln Day Dinner

The Douglas County Republican Central Committee invites everyone to the “2000 Lincoln Day Dinner” Feb. 6 at the Carson Valley Inn. Speaker will be U.S. Senate candidate John Ensign. Cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30. The event will also feature a silent auction and raffles. Tickets, information, Betty Hegarty, 588-3341, or Brenda Robertson, 267-2403.

Estate protection

The Aid Association for Lutherans and the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Ladies will sponsor “Passing on Your Legacy Why Protecting Your Estate is Important Today,” a program that focuses on ways for people to share their values and pass on their wealth to the people they love by looking first at the spiritual and emotional aspects of the estate planning process. The program will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church Feb. 13, 12:30 p.m. Attendees should take a sack lunch, and drinks and cookies will be provided. Reservations are due by Feb. 10. The program includes a videotape and tips on writing a journal. Information, Linda Reid, 782-8210.

Support group

The Parkinson’s Disease “Good Vibrations” Support Group will present the 12th video of a 12 part series: “Living with Parkinson’s Disease” Feb. 3. The title for the 12th video is “Community Involvement for Parkinson’s.” The meeting will be held at the Pizza Factory, 811 Short Court, Gardnerville Ranchos, noon-2 p.m. Information, Carol Hathaway, group leader, 266-3402.

Pool board

The East Fork Swimming Pool District Board of Trustees will meet Feb. 3, 7:30 a.m., in the multipurpose room, Carson Valley Swim Center, 1600 Highway 88, Minden. On the agenda is a report from the subcommittee on facility enhancement, including change order review. Information, 782-8841.


The Carson Valley Chapter of AARP #3683 will meet Feb. 3, 2 p.m., at the senior center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Guest speaker will by Yvonne Sylva, administrator for the Nevada State Health Division. Her principal interests are health education and preventive health issues. February is Presidents’ Month, and the chapter will honor all of its past presidents. Historian Harold Hall will have all of the chapter’s history books for everyone to view. There will be a no-bake bake sale. The public and members of the national AARP are invited to attend chapter meetings. Information, Faye Pekar, 265-5235.

Recreation commission

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Commission will meet Feb. 3, 6 p.m., at the old court house administrative building, Minden. On the agenda are election of officers and discussion and possible action on the fees and charges manual. Information, 782-9828.

Transportation commission

The Douglas County Regional Transportation Commission will meet Feb. 9, 5:30 p.m., CVIC Hall, 1604 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden. On the agenda are discussion and possible action regarding the Douglas County Transportation Improvement Plan. Information, Jeffrey Foltz, 782-6233.


The Douglas County Community Access Television Board of Directors will meet Feb. 15, 3:30 p.m., at the Minden Inn, Room 201 (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.

MES sock hop

The fourth annual sock hop at Minden Elementary School will be held Feb. 4, 6-8:30 p.m., in the school cafeteria. Music for dancing will be provided by the Sound of the Sierra, and guests may wear their favorite ’50s clothes. Pizza and root beer floats will be available, and a raffle and silent auction are planned. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Information, 782-5510.

Family Math Night

Grades K-4 students and their families at Jacks Valley Elementary School are invited to Family Math Night, Feb. 3, 6:30-8 p.m. for a fun-filled evening of math activities for the whole family. Everyone will participate in hands-on learning activities and games. Information, 267-3267.

Bilingual storytime

The Douglas County Public Library will present a bilingual story hour Feb. 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Minden library. Library Technician Michelle Rachal will read stories in English and Spanish. Children of all ages and their families are welcome. Information, 782-9841.

AIDS dance benefit

A special performance will raise funds for Dancers Responding to AIDS, Feb. 5 and 6, 7-9 p.m., Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, Gardnerville Ranchos. The event will feature dancers from the Dance Workshop and All About Dance, Douglas High School drama students and other young Valley musicians and singers. A silent auction of Douglas County’s student artwork will be held and refreshments will be available. Admission is $10, with all proceeds going to Dancers Responding to AIDS, a New York-based foundation. Tickets and information, 267-2411 or 265-3466.

Kiwanis show

The Kiwanis Club’s Stars of Tomorrow 2000 show, featuring 19 acts by Valley young people, will be held at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School cafetorium, Feb. 12, 8 p.m. The show will raise funds for scholarships to the first, second and third place winners, with the financial help of Minden Urgent Care. Awards will also be presented for graphic art, photography, drawing, painting and pottery.