RAM health clinic to be discussed at Lyon County School District Board meeting Sept. 27September 26, 2016 —
Thanks to Remote Area Medical, Inc., Healthy Communities Coalition and a cadre of volunteers, 323 people received an array of free health care services at a clinic conducted over the weekend at Silver Stage High School in Silver Springs. In doing this, and at just this clinic alone, more than $110,000 in services were provided, costs that otherwise would have to be picked up by either a state or county agency.
Ron Brewer, RAM clinic director and associate executive director, will be speaking about the clinic and RAM’s mission, at the Lyon County School District Board meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m., at Silver Land Middle School, 1100 Jasmine Lane, Fernley.
Raising awareness about how invaluable the clinics are and generating support among the medical community in order to grow the event in coming years, is part of the purpose of Brewer’s appearance.
“It is also important for people to understand the actual monetary value of these services and the impact this has on people who otherwise would not have access to care,” Brewer said. “Between the pap smears and dental check ups and other services, biopsies that are done and other issues that are found, we are saving lives.
“For every 15 or 2 pap smears we do, at least one will come back with an issue even at a clinic this size, which was a smaller clinic.”
Medical personnel and staff donating time is key to the overall success of these clinics, which has been a huge challenge locally. The more doctors willing to give their time, the more people who can be treated.
“Triage is especially important - getting people’s medical histories before they see (care providers),” he said. “When we host these clinics, we can always use the services of any person with (a registered nurse license or higher).”
RAM brings with them everything needed to provide vision services and make glasses on site, but always need eye doctors. Vision services were only available one day this weekend and even so, 62 patients were served. More than $11,000 in vaccines were given and 194 people received dental care and 175 more received various medical services.
“Everyone who attended was able to receive all the services they needed and wanted, and no one was turned away,” Brewer said. “Interestingly, medical services are usually less than 5 percent of the services we provide and this time, medical came in second, which tells me there is great need.”
Underscoring the importance of health care deliveries in ways that require “out-of-the-box” thinking, the kinds of adverse effects when access is not available, as well as how RAM makes a difference in this and communities across the country, are all things Brewer will touch on.
“I will also be talking about how these ladies (Healthy Communities Coalition staff) work very hard to make this clinic happen and the kinds of things that can be done to help them grow this event and get more medical folks and doctors on board,” Brewer said.
For more information regarding RAM, what it does and how to volunteer or donate, visit www.ramusa.org or call 865-579-2555. For more information about Healthy Communities Coalition and how you can help the work they do (including volunteering time for next year’s clinics), visit www.healthycom.org or call 775-246-7550.
A rummage sale to benefit local veterans is being held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 1-2 in Carson City.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association is putting on the event at the Veterans Hall on Second and Curry streets.Learn more »
All levels of photographers are welcome at Carson City Photo Club’s next monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office on Musser Street. Attendees are asked to enter through the west entrance.Learn more »
Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to team up with him for a day of family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Ready, Set, Go Tour 2016.
Thomas will pull into Virginia City on Oct. 21-23 and 28-30. The event, presented by Fisher-Price, offers 25-minute rides and Thomas & Friends activities for children of all ages.Learn more »
On Thursday, Sept. 29, Dutch Bros. will celebrate National Coffee Day by donating $1 from every drink sold to local children’s organizations.
Each Dutch Bros. location is locally owned and operated, enabling each franchisee to select a local nonprofit organization that strives to better the lives of youth in their area.Learn more »
Two fundraiser are planned to benefit Special Olympics Nevada athletes.
Free hot dogs and drinks will be offered at a car wash fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 in the parking lot of 7-Eleven, 3838 Highway 50 E. The event benefits Special Olympics Nevada in addition to the Employee Committee at Warm Springs Correctional Center. Car washes cost $10 each.Learn more »
Get the cowboy boots and diamonds ready to mix and mingle at Nevada Humane Society’s Denim and Diamonds, A Wags & Whiskers Affair.
The dinner and charity event on Friday, Oct. 21 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno will honor the Dianda family for its support of homeless pets.Learn more »
Soroptimist International of the Comstock changed the date of its Bunco fundraiser from Oct. 8 to Oct. 15 at the Dayton Senior center, 320 Old Dayton Valley Road, Dayton.
If you bring two or more cans of food for the Dayton Food Pantry you will receive a raffle ticket toward a $50 gift card from Js’ Bistro.Learn more »
Journalist and author Frank X. Mullen will present a program about the 10,600-year-old mummy of Spirit Cave Man found near Fallon.
According to Mullen, those remains and others found elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere could rewrite the history of the human occupation of two continents.Learn more »
Ron Wood Family Resource Center Child Seat Safety Coordinator Holly Brown installs a new seat into a Subaru Outback Saturday at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.Learn more »
Lu Olsen, director of the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, accepts a donation from the Leisure Hour Club during its recent meeting in recognition of the work that the museum and its staff does to provide a positive learning environment for children of all ages. Pictured are Club President Dan Neverett, Olsen, and Leisure Hour Club board members Debbie Lane, Gary Yoakum, and Tish Carpenter. Individuals interested in supporting the museum can call 775-884-2226.Learn more »
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Carson City Storey County Office is hosting 4-H National Youth Science Day on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 15.
Drone Discovery will teach youth a wide variety of topics related to unmanned flight including flight dynamics, aircraft types, safety and regulations, remote sensing and flight control. Designed by Cornell University Cooperative Extension, the hands-on, three part engineering design challenge will allow youth to experiment with fixed and rotary wing designs, explore the concept of remote sensing and dive into the world of coding for real-world drone applications.Learn more »
Who better to learn from about meteors and asteroids than a retired National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientist?
Marla Moore, who teaches a couple of classes at Western Nevada College, is leading a free discussion, “Meteors: Rocks from the Sky,” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at Jack C. Davis Observatory in Carson City.Learn more »
To celebrate the first few days of fall, Nevada Humane Society is hosting Fall in Love, a campaign that offers discounted adoption rates on cats and dogs.
Through Oct. 2, adult dogs can be adopted for $50, adult cats under the age of three for $25, adult cats over the age of three for free and kittens for $60. All pets are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, services which normally cost over $240.Learn more »
An annual fundraiser to benefit a program that helps local families living in poverty find a path to self-sufficiency is making its comeback on Saturday, Oct. 15.
The Capital City C.I.R.C.L.E.S. Initiative’s annual Gem of a Fundraiser will return to Thunder Canyon country Club with live music by pianist Phoebe Yang and classical guitarist Jack Di Carlo.Learn more »
Office Depot’s Store of the Future is hosting its grand re-opening today, Sept. 22.
A free gift for the first 100 customers to make a purchase and 20 percent off the entire store during the store’s re-opening event.Learn more »
A certified executive and leadership development coach will talk about generational differences in politics at the next Douglas County Democratic Women luncheon on Monday, Oct. 3.
Kit Prendergast will present at the noon lunch. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $18 with reservations and $20 at the event. RSVP by Thursday, Sept. 29, to email@example.com or 775-267-0539.Learn more »
The Storey County Communications Center in Virginia City is teaming up with Virginia City High School and Muckers Football Team to pay tribute to all emergency personnel.
Go to the Virginia City High School’s football field at 11 a.m. Oct. 8 to recognize the men and women who risk their lives to keep the community safe.Learn more »
Kari Mashos, a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing, will present a talk, “Counteracting Terrorism — The Global Reach of Prayer” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 in the Nevada Room of the Governor’s Mansion.
Mashos shares ideas based on the Bible and “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy. She said she uses her own experiences to help audiences explore how to connect more deeply with universal love to find comfort, safety, and peace.Learn more »
Due to low ticket sales, the Friends of the Nevada State Museum is canceling its Oh My Bonnets and Bustles fashion show fundraiser on Sept. 24. The group thanks everyone who supports it.Learn more »
The Lyon County Republican Central Committee will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Fernley High School Library, 1300 Highway 95A, Fernley.
The public is invited to attend and learn more about grass roots politics and meet with Republican officials.Learn more »
Enjoy breakfast fresh from the farm and a cooking class at Nothing to It Culinary Center from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 24.
The cooking class will feature a recipe from NevadaGrown: A Year in Local Food. The culinary center is at 225 Crummer Lane in Reno. .Learn more »
Battle Born Harley Davidson is taking motorcycles, leather and the roaring thunder to the street during the Street Vibrations Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 21-25.
The annual event offers free admission, the area’s largest beer garden, free concerts, stunt shows, burnouts, a poker run, and food vendors.Learn more »
Annual craft fair and bake sale Oct. 15 to benefit local seniorsSeptember 20, 2016 —
An annual fall craft fair and bake sale is returning on Saturday, Oct. 15 to benefit the Dayton Senior Center.
“Many of the crafters know that the center provides extremely important resources to seniors in the area and enjoy helping a cause that is so important,” said Peggy Papp, a volunteer with the senior center.
The event features handmade crafts, a raffle, baked goods, and a thrift store from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 320 Old Dayton Valley Road. All proceeds go to the center and programs it offers to local seniors.
For more information, call Stephanie Wolf at 775-246-6210 or Papp at 775-246-4743.
Douglas County Public Library in Minden showing 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Oct. 1September 20, 2016 —
The Douglas County Public Library in Minden will host another First Saturday of the Month Family Movie when it shows “Hotel Transylvania 2” at 2 p.m. Oct. 1 in the library’s meeting room.
The movie, rated PG, and popcorn are free. The library is at 1625 Library Lane. Connect with it on Facebook and Twitter, or go to douglas.lib.nv.us, or call 775-782-9841.
USDA in Carson City rolling out new loan programSeptember 20, 2016 —
An open house about United States Department of Agriculture’s new Guaranteed Home Loan program is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at USDA’s Carson City office, 1390 S. Curry St.
USDA Rural Development Nevada State Director Sarah Adler will be on hand with program staff members Ticia Weare and Debbie Parra.
Real estate professionals and mortgage lenders are welcome to visit and enjoy a breakfast pastry and coffee and learn more about the program.
USDA Rural Development works in partnership with private sector lenders to guarantee home loans for more than 600 moderate income Nevada families each year in rural and near urban communities such as Mound House, Dayton, Indian Hills, and beyond.
RSVP to Debra.firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-887-1222, ext. 106.
Annual picnic Sept. 30 in Dayton to benefit local seniorsSeptember 20, 2016 —
Refreshments, live entertainment, games and prizes are slated at an annual picnic on Sept. 30 to benefit Lyon County Senior Services.
The Olympic themed event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dayton State Park on Highway 50 includes a lunch inspired by Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For more information or to sign up for a ride, call Stephanie at 775-246-6210.
Art show and sale planned in Gold HillSeptember 20, 2016 —
The estate of the respected Silver Springs watercolorist Darlene Grace Novy-Zuelke (1931-2011) has authorized the sale of 50 paintings which will be exhibited in a show and sale at Maynard Station in Gold Hill.
The show opens Friday, Oct. 7 and runs from 4 to 8 p.m. with refreshments and a no host bar. The sale continues from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 through Sunday, Oct. 9, when the event runs from 2 to 6 p.m. The paintings are mostly landscapes with a few floral subjects and abstracts. A second sale may be held later in the fall.
Darlene Grace Novy-Zuelke spent a lifetime as a working artist after completing the Gifted Artist program at the University of Illinois. For many years she worked around the USA, Canada and Mexico and her paintings are in galleries and private collections as far as away as Germany, Japan, Australia and South America.
Robin Cobbey of Gold Hill is managing the event with the Charlie B Gallery of Carson City.
“Most of Darlene’s work is watercolor. This collection ranges from exquisite miniatures of florals and landscapes, to larger landscapes and a few abstracts. You get a feel for the many changing landscapes in Nevada through her paintings. The work is priced affordably, allowing you to add to your collection or simply to add to the beauty of your home”, she says.
Maynard Station is a comfortable place with lots of wall space for the art and off-street parking for the visitors. And holding an art sale in a saloon seems to add to the enjoyment. There will be a few antique and vintage items for sale as well.
Maynard Station is located on Route 342 a mile south of Virginia City.
Nevada State Museum in Carson City holding monthly lecture seriesSeptember 20, 2016 —
The connection between the Civil War-era Fort Churchill and 21st century eBay comes clear in Nevada State Museum’s monthly lecture series on Thursday, Sept. 22.
Gene Hattori, curator of anthropology, explores the artifacts donated to Nevada State Parks after an eBay auction. The collection was purported to be recovered from the Fort Churchill site in 1957.
Hattori was charged with evaluating and verifying the collection. He will share his approach and findings from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the museum, 600 N. Carson St., Carson City. Admission is $8 for adults, and free for members and ages 17 and younger.
For more information, contact Hattori at GHattori@nevadaculture.org or 775-687-4810, at ext. 230.
Soroptimist International of the Comstock hosting Bunco Oct. 8 in DaytonSeptember 19, 2016 —
Soroptimist International of the Comstock is hosting a fun filled evening of Bunco on Oct. 8 at the Dayton Senior Center, 320 Old Dayton Valley Road, Dayton.
Attendees will be playing approximately four games for prizes. Seating is limited to 64 players. There will be a 50/50 raffle. Anyone who brings two or more cans of food for the Dayton Food Pantry you will receive a raffle ticket toward a $50 gift card from Js’ Bistro.
The event is open to everyone. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. Snacks will be provided, and a no host bar will be on hand offering beer, wine and soda for sale.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For reservations, call Sharon at 775-246-1630
SI of the Comstock is a nonprofit service organization working to improving the lives of local women and children and it gives out scholarships to graduating seniors from Dayton, Silverstage and Virginia City High Schools and one to a women returning to school. This service club covers the area from the border of Carson City on the east to Silver Springs on the east and it also includes Virginia City on the north.