Carson City's Jerald St. Clair celebrates 100th birthdayMay 28, 2016 —
A Carson City man celebrated his 100th birthday on Saturday.
Jerald St. Clair was born on May 28, 1916, on his grandfather’s ranch outside of Portis, Kans. His family relocated to Tulsa, Okla., when he was still a young boy.
Growing up with a neighbor like “Pretty Boy” Floyd, the notorious gangster, is not something everybody can say they experienced. Jerald recalls the time he shot Floyd’s dog because it killed 38 of his rabbits. Jerald, a teenager at the time, marched over to his neighbor’s house and was not shy about telling them why he had shot their dog. In order to make it right, Jerald demanded to be compensated a dollar for each rabbit that was killed. Needless to say, his request was granted.
After joining the US Navy, Jerald married his high school sweetheart, Melvalee, and had three sons: Guy, Gary and Richard.
Jerald served in the Navy for six years before being honorably discharged. President Roosevelt had asked the Navy to request Jerald back for employment at Mare Island Naval Ship Yard in Vallejo, Calif., to build two atomic submarines. He retired after 30 years of service.
Jerald’s biggest ambition while working was to retire and travel.
In 1973, Jerald and Melvalee sold their homes and took up full-time travel trailing across the country in a 30-foot Silver Streak. The couple did this for about 20 years before settling down again in Mission, Texas, and then in Carson City.
Jerald loves listening to the big band era music which reminds him of all the dancing he and wife use to enjoy together. As a caring father would, Jerald instilled in his children to find work that would secure their future. His son Richard agrees that they were better off for that advice. They heeded it and therefore never had to want for anything. Jerald considers himself a perfectionist and was taught by his father that, “If anything is worth doing, it’s best doing it to the best of your ability.”
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Several Nevada museums are offering free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and up to five members of their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
“In Nevada, we couldn’t be more honored to offer this gift to our military, who proudly serve our country. Seeing our history up close helps us learn and share so much about our heritage,” said Peter Barton, administrator for the Nevada Division of Museums and History, which operates five of the selected museums — Nevada State Museum, Carson City; Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City; Nevada Historical Society in Reno; the Lost City Museum in Overton; and Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City.Learn more »
An event dedicated to the dogs that give unconditional love and support to their human friends battling cancer is planned on Sunday, June 5.
Bark for Life is happening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fuji Park, 601 Old Clear Creek Road.Learn more »
The last Early Spring Farmers Market will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28 in the parking lot behind Due Sorella on Nevada and Musser streets.
Chuck Vue will have strawberries, and Minton Farms will have cherries and peaches. There also will be locally grown items by Tahoe Living Greens and Lattin Farms.Learn more »
A “Meet Your Candidate” breakfast with Carson City Mayoral candidate Jerry Cinani is planned at 8 a.m. Friday, June 3, at the Cracker Box, 402 E. William St.
The event offers Carson City voters to meet with Cinani and hear about his vision for the future of the capital city.Learn more »
Tom Zachry, retired Dayton schoolteacher, cowboy singer and poet, will share songs, poems and stories of old-time Dayton characters, including Rocky Adamson, at the second part of “Tom’s Fairly Western” at Gold Hill Hotel’s next Thursday evening presentation at 7:30 p.m. June 2.
Zachry taught at the Dayton Elementary School for about 30 years. The title of his show comes from a comment former Dayton Constable Rocky Adamson made when asked if Zachry was a cowboy. Adamson answered, “Tom’s fairly Western.”Learn more »
A busy summer is planned in Silver City, with a range of events scheduled for both children and adults. The events are at the Silver City School House, 385 High St.
An author reading and book signing by Shaun Griffin, an event for adults and teens, is kicking off events at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 5. Griffin, the director of Community Chest, Inc., will read from his new memoir, “Anthem for a Burnished Land.”Learn more »
A workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22 at Eagle Valley Middle School is geared for anyone with an existing business that us under contract or preparing to go under contract with government agencies or primes.
Small Business Matchmaker will offer the chance to meet with buyers from federal, state and local government agencies. Attendees are encouraged to bring their one-page capabilities statement and business card.Learn more »
“Vantage Point of Distance,” a new exhibition at the Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery, features the sculptural work of Las Vegas artist David Rowe.
Rowe said his work is informed by an aesthetic developed during a youth spent in the Midwest and a visual language acquired by building miniatures and models as a child. He said his work depicts the intersection of landscape, history and the transitory spaces within the American psyche. The artist, an assistant professor in sculptural practices at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will appear at a free reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. July 26 at the gallery.Learn more »
The Carson City Historical Society is holding two yard sales this summer, one on July 2, and another on Aug. 6.
There is still room for a few antiques, collectibles or craft vendors. The space fee is $25 per day; the pay benefits the Historical Society.Learn more »
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley is gearing up for summer with a wide variety of summer programs at their seven sites, including the newest addition in Hawthorne. The programs will emphasize nutrition, education and recreation.
The Summer Food Program returns with free, nutritious meals to anyone under the age of 18, non-members included. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. and lunch at 12 p.m. at Yerington, Dayton, Silver Springs and Mineral County.Learn more »
Friends of the Bridgeport Library is holding its annual book sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 2-4 at 92 N. School Street, Bridgeport, Calif.
Come for Bridgeport’s 154th annual Fourth of July Parade, and stay for the Friends of the Library Book Sale, which offers thousands of used, rare, vintage and collectible books at discounted prices.Learn more »
Ayako’s Dance Studio is putting on Cirque du Danse, an annual recital featuring dancers ranging in age from 3 to 78, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 27 at the Carson City Community Center.
The all ages show will feature a variety of dance genres. Audience members can see “ferocious wild animals” dance to a calypso beat while other dancers express through movement what it would be like to be cotton candy.Learn more »
The Kit Carson Toastmasters Club is looking for service-orientated businesses to sponsor employees in the club’s Communication and Leadership programs. Communicating effectively can have a major impact on company growth and success.
In the Communication Program, members learn how to develop and present ideas more effectively, and give better sales presentations. In the Leadership Program, members hone their management skills and organize and conduct meetings more efficiently.Learn more »
Gus Fincel, a retired law enforcement officer, veteran and member of the 601 Vigilance Committee, will talk about the original “601 Vigilance Committee” at the next Gold Hill Hotel’s Thursday Night Presentations at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26.
The “601” was formed in 1871 to maintain law and order and administer summary justice where governmental law enforcement was inadequate in Virginia City. Today it is a nonprofit that preserves Comstock heritage and cowboy traditions through fundraisers and donations. It also provides grants and scholarships in the Comstock region.Learn more »
Local musicians are coming together to raise money for Alzheimer’s research on June 25 in Carson City.
Earl Dutton’s third annual Alzheimer’s research fundraiser at A to Zen, 1803 N. Carson St., Suite B, will feature area musicians, including CW and Dr. Spitmore; Canyon White; Mike Epps; Raphaela Bell; Chris Harris; Donna Mae Crowell; Hallie Kirk; Keith Barnett; Robert Hoffman; Hill Country West and others.Learn more »
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is looking for volunteers to work with the Volunteers in Partnership with the Sheriff program.
Volunteers are needed to assist in the Patrol Division, the front counter and jail visiting program. All candidates will be trained by the Sheriff’s Office.Learn more »
Capital Nevada Toastmasters is holding its weekly meeting Tuesday, May 24 at Grandma Hattie’s, 2811 S. Carson St. Speaking this week are Gretchen Godfrey and Norma Santoyo. Have fun with Table Topics hosted by Melissa Meneses, and you may be called upon to speak extemporaneously. You’ll hear a joke from Crystal Kleidosty and learn the Word of the Day from Victoria Blanford. Watch your “ahs” because Meghan Beltrami is the Ah Counter, and watch your grammar because Stacy Sept is the Grammarian.
The meeting starts at 12:05 p.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Lunch service is offered. The meeting room is in the back; come in through the south side entrance.Learn more »
Carson City Natives & Newcomers is meeting at 11:30 a.m. June 9 at Q’s BBQ, 230 Fairview Drive in Carson City.
The organization, which meets on the second Thursday of the month, presents scholarships to local students and donates to local groups such as Austin’s House, Meals on Wheels and Kids & Horses. It also sponsors families at Christmas and collects items for children in transition and sends Braille playing cards throughout the United States and other countries.Learn more »
Listeners who turn on and tune in to Reminiscing with the Rockin’ Rev with Ken Haskins from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday will hear the hits from the 1960s rock and roll revival known as the British Invasion
Listeners will hear from the major artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks. Popular acts such as Gerry & The Pacemakers, Herman’s Hermits, The Dave Clark V, The Yardbirds and The Zombies will be included. Duos and solo artists will not be overlooked. You’ll hear from Chad & Jeremy, Peter & Gordon and Billy J. Kramer, to name a few.Learn more »
Jump on a Magic Carpet ride as Wild Horse Children’s Theater presents Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. at the Bob Boldrick Theater in the Carson City Community Center. Performances are at 7 p.m. July 1, 2, 8 and 9, and 2 p.m. July 2, 3, 9 and 10.
The musical for all ages will feature the classic Disney characters Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, Genie and others.Learn more »
The Disabled American Veterans and other local veteran organizations within the Carson City area will be putting U.S. Flags on veterans graves at Veterans Cemetery located in the Lone Mountain Cemetery at 4 p.m. Friday. Other groups that will be assisting are local Elks Lodge, Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC), Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts. All youth groups are encouraged to participate At this time a flag will be available to those who want to post one on veterans’ graves in other areas of the cemetery. Following Memorial Day activities at 4 p.m. Monday, May 30, flags will be removed from the graves. The public is encouraged to participate in placing and removing of the flags. For more information contact Ron Gutzman at 775-882-6528.Learn more »
Event to cover Nevada marijuana legalization May 24 in FernleyMay 20, 2016 —
A free luncheon is being offered in Fernley where a nationally known expert and speaker will talk about the impacts of marijuana use legalization.
Kevin Sabet, PhD and CEO of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, or S.A.M., will discuss impacts of recreational marijuana legalization observed in other states that have passed laws allowing for recreational marijuana use by adults.
Dr. Sabet is a drug policy practitioner who served in the White House under Presidents Clinton and Bush, and most recently as Senior Drug Policy Advisor for President Obama. He is currently a consultant working with governments, NGOs, and other organizations on a range of drug policy issues.
The event is at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24 at the Fernley Community Center, 10 Center St. Reservations are required. Reserve a seat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
READing Paws therapy dog on hand at Douglas County Public Library in MindenMay 20, 2016 —
A READing Paws therapy dog will be available at the Douglas County Public Library in Minden from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays from June 2 through Aug. 11 to help children feel calm and confident as they practice reading skills.
Children of all ages and reading levels are invited to read with a registered therapy dog and the dog’s handler. Each child will spend 15 minutes with a dog. Time slots are available on a first come, first serve basis. Required parental permission forms are at the library.
This program is offered in partnership with READing Paws, a local affiliate of Intermountain Therapy Animals. For more information, find the library on Facebook and Twitter, or go to douglas.lib.nv.us, or call 775-782-9841.
Wings of Freedom Tour coming to MindenMay 19, 2016 —
The Wings of Freedom Tour featuring World War II vintage aircraft will be featured at the Minden-Tahoe Airport from June 16 to 19. Four vintage aircraft will be featured: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell and North American P-51 Mustang.
In honor of World War II veterans the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour features extremely rare bomber and fighter aircraft as part of 110-city nationwide tour.
The B-17 to be featured in Minden is one of only eight in flying condition in the United States while the B-24J and Full Dual Control P-51C Mustang are the sole remaining examples of their type flying in the World. The B-25 is best known for being used in the daring Doolittle raid.
Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out — $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12 is requested for access to up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft. Discounted rates for school groups are available. Visitors may also experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to actually take a 30-minute flight aboard these rare aircraft. Flights on either the B-17 or B-24 are $450 per person. Get some “stick time” in the world’s greatest fighter! P-51 flights are $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. B-25 flights are $400 per person. For reservations and information on flight experiences call 800-568-8924.
The aircraft are scheduled to arrive at the Minden-Tahoe Airport at 2 p.m. June 16 and are going to be on display at the main ramp of the airport until they depart at 5 p.m. June 19. Tours and displays will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. June 16 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17-19. The 30-minute flight experiences are normally scheduled before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. June 17 and June 18.
For more information, visit www.collingsfoundation.org.
Soroptimist International of Carson City to meet May 25 at Glen EaglesMay 19, 2016 —
The Soroptimist International of Carson City is meeting on May 25 to honor its Carson High School scholarship winners and Ruby Award winner.
The meeting is from noon to 1 p.m. at Glen Eagles Restaurant, 3700 N. Carson St. Lunch is optional at $16 per person with a choice of entree. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.
To RSVP, contact Miriam Silis at email@example.com or 775-720-1350 by noon on Monday, May 23.
Carson City Epic Rides event seeking volunteersMay 19, 2016 —
The Epic Rides off-road race coming to Carson City this June is looking for volunteers to guarantee a smooth weekend for the thousands of riders and spectators coming to Carson City.
Douglas County Public Library in Minden hosting story time, movie seriesMay 19, 2016 —
The Douglas County Public Library in Minden is hosting story time with music and crafts in Lampe Park at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1. Story time for all ages continues Wednesdays through July 27.
The library’s First Saturday Family Movies series kicks off at 2 p.m. June 4 with “LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles.” The movie and popcorn are free.
For more information, find the library on Facebook and Twitter, or go to douglas.lib.nv.us, or call 775-782-9841.
Tahoe Douglas Elks to host Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band July 16 in GardnervilleMay 19, 2016 —
Tickets are on sale for an evening of music by Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band on Saturday, July 16.
The event, hosted by Tahoe Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670, offers a no host bar at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and the show at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $25 for dinner and the show and $30 after July 10.
The Elks Lodge is at 1227 Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos. For tickets, call Karen at 310-503-9340.