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Staff Reports

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, Jan. 1, 8 a.m., and Jan. 2, 2000, at noon.

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, 2000, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (inlcudes WIC checks) and at the Antelope Senior Center in Walker Jan. 19, 2000, 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, 2000, 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.

Alpine party

The Alpine New Year’s Eve Party for the Whole Family is open to the public and will feature pizza, soda, snacks, desserts, games, music and dancing plus dance and yo-yo contests. Prizes and other giveaways are planned. The party will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Dec. 31 until 12:30 a.m. Jan. 1 at Turtle Rock Park, between Woodfords and Markleeville on State Route 89. The party is alcohol- and tobacco-free, and is supported by the Tobacco Education program (Prop. 99). Also sponsoring the event are the Alpine Children’s Center’s Family Resource, Alpine Children’s Center Home Visitor and Alpine Kids programs. Information, (530) 694-2390 or 694-2934.

Elks party

The Minden-Douglas Elks Lodge will hold a New Year’s Eve party to celebrate the turn of the century upstairs at Sharkey’s in Gardnerville. The event, billed as the New Year/New Century/New Millennium Celebration, will be held Dec. 31 from 9:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Jan. 1, 2000, with dancing to Brian Farnon’s 17-piece Tahoe Big Band and music from the 1940s and ’50s. A midnight toast is planned, and dress is semi-formal. Party favors will be distributed, and there will be a no-host bar. Hors d’oeuvres will be offered during the party, and breakfast will be served at 1 a.m. Jan. 1, catered by the executive chef of Harrah’s five-star Summit Restaurant, Lake Tahoe. Seating is limited, and cost is $110 per couple. Reservations, Dave Trueblood at 782-3416 or Doug Tucker at 265-7208.

Financial aid

Douglas High School’s Financial Aid Night will be held Jan. 5, 2000, 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, 2000, 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, 2000, 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.

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, 2000, 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.