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Something in the air in Denver — freedom (1)

September 30, 2014 — 

I’m writing this week’s column from Denver, Colo., where there’s something in the air. And no, it’s not the unmistakably pungent aroma of a certain weed — though I definitely …

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Domestic violence tells a story (2)

September 30, 2014 — 

Statistics tell a sobering story: A woman is beaten every nine seconds, children are present at an average of 1,712 incidents of abuse, 70 percent of child witnesses are also …

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Employee vaccinations protect profits during the flu season (3)

September 30, 2014 — 

Businesses’ bottom line could suffer if they don’t help their employees stay healthy this upcoming flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 111 million workdays …

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (4)

September 30, 2014 — 

October marks the 30th year for the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) organization and its campaign for awareness, education and empowerment. Breast cancer is a topic that should be …

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When should I get a mammogram? (5)

September 30, 2014 — 

The controversy over mammograms continues: This past summer, results of a nearly 30-year Swedish study found that 30 percent fewer women die from breast cancer if screened regularly. What the …

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Please pay attention (6)

September 30, 2014 — 

Recently there’ve been dozens of television ads stressing the importance of getting a shot to take care of shingles. Unfortunately, I didn’t bother to listen. A few days ago I …

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Obama is the best economic president (7)

September 30, 2014 — 

Forbes Magazine, a very conservative publication, in an article by Leonard Pitts on Sept.5, 2014, declared President Obama “the best economic president of modern times.” He took the words right …

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The Fastest Gun Alive (8)

September 30, 2014 — 

Gunslingers from around the world gather at the Churchill County Fairgrounds for three days to compete for the title of “The Fastest Gun Alive” at the World Cowboy Fast Draw …

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HOMECOMING (9)

September 30, 2014 — 

The Hunger Games — the theme of this year’s Churchill County High School, culminated with many activities during the week, ending with the big dance on Saturday. Captions: Student body …

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VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY (10)

September 30, 2014 — 

VISITORS ENJOYED STOP IN FALLON Editor: In August, my husband and I took a 15-day road trip to Seattle. Somehow, we ended up spending the night of Aug. 2, 2014, …

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Father’s role sets the atmosphere (11)

September 30, 2014 — 

Saturday morning rain may have hindered Domestic Violence Intervention’s Rockin’ Purple Ride with just six participants and no police escort, but the rain didn’t hinder the message delivered by Nilzara …

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County Commissioners meet Thursday (12)

September 30, 2014 — 

The first County Commission meeting of October will be conducted Thursday at 8:15 a.m. at the Churchill County Administration Building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St. Among the items commissioners will …

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Homecoming King and Queen (13)

September 30, 2014 — 

This year’s Churchill County High School Homecoming queen and king are Allyson Hernandez and Jeff Evett. They were crowned Friday night during halftime of the Fallon-Dayton football game. …

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Community Bulletin Board (14)

September 30, 2014 — 

CURRENT Toastmasters Toastmasters Fallon every Thursday. If you are interested in developing stronger speaking and leadership skills, join us at Jerry’s Restaurant, 1801 W. Williams Ave., at 6 p.m. For …

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Cowboy Express heading to the nation’s capital (15)

September 30, 2014 — 

The Grass March Cowboy Express rode past the capitol grounds in Carson City on Monday morning, and several riders stopped in Fallon later in the day on their way to …

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Testing changes coming to CCSD (16)

September 30, 2014 — 

The Churchill County School Board learned about the testing changes coming to the district at their Thursday night meeting. Lisa Bliss, testing coordinator for CCSD, said the new testing system …

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University alumni recognizes Casey (17)

September 30, 2014 — 

Dr. Amanda Casey has been selected as a recipient of this year’s Nevada Alumni Association’s Outstanding Young Alumna award. The Fallon native, along with other alums, will be honored at …

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Stillwater Wildlife Refuge schedules free tours (18)

September 30, 2014 — 

Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge has scheduled five free guided public tours beginning Saturday at 9 a.m. and continuing once a month through February. “Early Fall and Winter are a great …

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Western Nevada College receives $4.4 million grant for job training (19)

September 30, 2014 — 

Nevada’s Community College Consortium has been awarded $9,921,831 in grants from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program. Western Nevada College, which led the effort in applying …

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Sandoval says U.S. must keep presence in Afghanistan (20)

September 28, 2014 — 

From the first time he visited Afghanistan in August 2011 to his most recent trip this weekend, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said he sees the progress being made by both …

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