Retirement arriving for two Valley stalwarts |

Retirement arriving for two Valley stalwarts

Kurt Hildebrand

After 20 years doing Project School Days, coordinator Marilyn Malkmus is preparing to turn it over to Carson Valley United Methodist Church.

Marilyn said she is retiring after this year, and that the church will handle the charity that provides supplies to Douglas County students who need them.

She said that last year Project School Days provided supplies to about 530 students. That brings the grand total to nearly 8,000 children since 1998.

Anyone interested in contributing, can send tax deductible donations to Project School Days, P.O. Box 3052, Gardnerville, NV, 89410.

Marilyn coordinated Project Santa Claus for many years before turning that over to the Carson Valley Kiwanis.

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Douglas County Judicial Assistant Vicki Barrett was honored for 28 years of service to Douglas County recently.

Vicki came to work for then Douglas County District Attorney Brent Kolvet on Aug 7, 1989.

“She’s broke in at least a dozen lawyers I know, and we all have scars on our butts,” East Fork Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins said.

She’s worked for the county manager’s office and Juvenile Probation before becoming judicial assistant for Judge Michael Gibbons in 2011, and is retiring after working for Judge Tom Gregory.

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The J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room served nearly 500 meals on Aug. 11, making it one of the busiest nights in the venerable Gardnerville restaurant’s history. J.B. Lekumberry said the rough count was 486 meals. Typically, the restaurant will serve 395 meals on a busy night, but the Basque Festival contributed to Friday’s rush.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at