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Veterans Day a time of reverence, reflection

by Amy Roby

It’s Veterans Day weekend. Although the official day of celebration and contemplation of those who have served our nation in uniform is on Sunday, the holiday will be observed on Monday. How do you plan to spend this meaningful day?

Veterans Day has taken on a deeper meaning for me since being involved with the Always Lost: A Meditation on War art/humanities project. What used to be a day off spent relaxing or taking advantage of sales at the shopping center is now a day of reflection, respect, and gratitude. I’ve had the good fortune to meet many former and current service members over the past several years, and I’m always humbled by their graciousness and unbending commitment to serving our country. I think of my grandfathers, my stepfather, and my dad, all veterans; I think of the thousands of others who came before me, so willing to fight for our freedom; and I think of all the men and women in uniform today who stand up for our country in far-away places and here at home.

Caleb Cage, Executive Director for the Nevada Office of Veterans Services, recently stated, “Although the meaning it varies for everyone who holds Veterans Day dear, we know that it is a day to honor the millions of veterans who have served our great nation and the families who have supported them.”

Sincere thanks to all of our past and present American service members, and their loved ones, for all they have given to us and for us. Happy Veterans Day.

Science Fair at Meneley Elementary

CC Meneley Elementary School’s annual Science Fair is set for Tuesday. Students in fourth through sixth grades have been busy designing projects and conducting inquiry experiments in preparation for the big event.

There are over 250 entries in this year’s competition. Each entry will be judged by volunteer members from our community, and winning projects go on to the regional competition in Reno in March 2013.

The Science and Engineering Fair will be open to the public Tuesday evening, from 5:30-7 p.m., and again on Wednesday morning, from 9 a.m.-noon.

Holiday Open House and Turkey Shoot at CVGC

Carson Valley Golf Course hosts their holiday Open House this weekend from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Representatives from Nike will be on hand for product demos. Shoppers can get custom-fitted for name brand golf clubs, and enter to win a personalized golf bag in the holiday raffle.

Now is the time to order personalized golf bags and balls for all the golfers in your life. It’s a great opportunity to get a head start on that holiday gift list while enjoying storewide savings throughout the pro shop.

The CVGC annual Turkey Shoot blasts off with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. on Saturday. $35 includes green fees and a cart, $10 prize fund, and soup at the turn. Winners will receive a gobbler to grace their Thanksgiving table.

The event features a food drive to support Backpack Buddies, a local program designed to help feed school children in Douglas County. Any golfer hoping to improve their score will earn 1 Mulligan for every three food items donated.

Carson Valley Golf Course is located at 1027 Riverview Drive in the Gardnerville Ranchos. For more information or tee times, call them at 265-3181.

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