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Thank you for support of river cleanupOn behalf of the Carson City and High Sierra Kiwanis Clubs, we would like to thank all of you who made the Sept. 15 Carson River cleanup a huge success.This year we again had tremendous participation and support from the Carson High School NJROTC, the BLM, the Boy Scouts, the Nevada Appeal, the Carson City and Sierra Nevada Kiwanis Clubs, the Carson High Key Club, the Carson River Wranglers, Nevada Johns, the Carson City Sheriff’s office and their volunteers, Carson City and the Carson River Advisory Committee. We want to also thank all the individuals and families who came out to lend a hand. We are fortunate that we live in a beautiful place, along the Carson River, surrounded by public lands that we can use, respect and enjoy. It is great to see folks who come to the Carson River clean-up who recognize that with great opportunity comes responsibility to be caretakers of our public lands and the natural places we all enjoy. Thanks again and please come join us in September next year! Ron Bowman, Rob Scanland and Bill Knight Kiwanis Clubs of Carson CityKids Fishing Day was a keeperOn behalf of the Carson City Host Lion’s Club, I would like to thank all those who helped to make the Tom Brooks Memorial Kids Fishing Day held on Sept. 15 a huge success. Approximately 185 kids were provided an opportunity to fish with the assistance of members from the Carson Fly Fishing Club, NDOW and Carson City Host Lion’s. Young anglers also got to try out archery with the Clear Creek Bowmen of Carson City. Because of the many generous donors, all kids were provided with a T-shirt, bait, hooks and a fishing rod if they didn’t have one. There were also raffle prizes that included three beautiful bicycles. Thank you to the following businesses and individuals for their generous donations: Assemblyman Pete Livermore; Big O Tires; Cabela’s Reno; C-A-L Ranch Stores; Carson City Fire Department paramedics; Carson City Parks and Recreation; Carson Dodge Chrysler Jeep; Carson Fly Fishing Club; Carson Nugget; Carson Valley Chukar Club; Clear Creek Bowmen; Dickey’s Barbecue Pit; Dutch Bros. Coffee; Wally Earhart; Fast Signs; Greater Nevada Credit Union; Kids Fishing Derby; Lumos and Associates; Chris MacKenzie; Mayor Robert Crowell; Nevada Bighorns Unlimited; Nevada Department of Wildlife angler education and game wardens; Nevada Energy Systems; Nevada Johns; James O’Banion’s Aspen Lake Ranch; Orvis of Reno; Pizza Factory on Highway 50 E.; Red’s Old 395 Grill; Red Rock Dental; Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation; River Wranglers and Linda Conlin; Scheels Sports of Sparks; Northern Nevada Chapter SCI; Taqueria La Salsa; The Bike Smith; Thurman’s Ranch House; Tom Brooks Memorial Committee; Walmart of Carson City; Walmart of Carson Valley; Western Nevada Supply and Dr. Richard Yamamoto. Thanks also to the Carson Capital’s Baseball program for providing food and beverages.Thank you again for all the help to make this a successful event for our local kids. For more information about the Carson City Host Lion’s, see us on Facebook.Kevin “CK” BailyLion Project ChairmanInterfaith picnic was summer highlightAs summer comes to a close, a highlight for me was attending the interfaith picnic hosted by Saint Peter's Episcopal Church in August. Several members of our local Christian Science church attended and were grateful to be included in celebrating fellowship and diversity in our community. It vividly reminded me of vacationing in Maine and attending a "church bean supper," a potluck open to all in the town. Lastly, as a fourth generation Christian Scientist, I was reminded of my grandfather's wise observation, "God doesn't care whether you are a Baptist, Catholic, or Christian Scientist. He only sees all of His sons and daughters made in His image and likeness, very good."I hope to participate in more community celebrations of peace and diversity.Laurel TerryCarson CityCommunity makes book sales successfulThe Friends of the Carson City Library have just had two very successful book sales thanks to generous book donations from our community, hundreds of book buyers and, most importantly, a very large group of hard-working volunteers who spent countless hours organizing books and working during the book sales. So, a very big thank you to: Jan and Bill Bachman, Laura Beckerdite, Debbie Best, Esther Biselli, Alex Brunell, Cindy and Bob Byington, Lynn and Ralph Capurro, Teri Costa, Mosey Covington, Betty Cox, Cecile and Dave Critchfield, Bill Crowell, Connie and Tom Davis, Bob Dean, Mary Ellen Eisenhauer, Patti Ferguson, Ozzie Ford, Julie Giese, Judy Grenade, Anita Habberfield, Tia Healy, Marcia Hill, Mark Johnson, Marla Johnson, Pam Johnson, Joanne Kennedy, Cheryl Kinder, Anne Knowles, Carol Lewis, Pepper Lowe, Charis Marrin, Susan Matthes, Mary McAuliff, Zee McClintock, Joe Moderelli, Jan Neubert, Shirley Pase, Phyllis Patton, Joyce Reyburn, Sandy Osheroff, Christine Shaw, Janes Smedes, Jackie and Ed Spacek, Peter Starren, Jackie Stroud, Wilmaetta Teasley, Louisa Vanderlinden, Elaine Vicich, Del Walker and Sylvia Winters. All the proceeds from our book sales benefit the Carson City Library. Frieda FordFriends of the Carson City LibraryThank you to hospital staffA letter of appreciation to Don Harmon's Dr. Guy Foster, MD, Dr. C. Forman, MD, Carson Tahoe Medical center’s intensive care unit and all the wonderful nurses and staff who took great care of my husband before his passing away. Everyone at the hospital from emergency and intensive care handled him with TLC and I will never forget them.From the bottom of my humble heart, a “thank you” and may God send His blessings upon all.Della HarmonCarson CityBRIC helps local interpreters I wanted to thank the Business Resource Innovation Center again for all your help this last weekend! Without you, there would be a few less folks able to do their jobs!Our mission is to offer training and testing opportunities for educational interpreters in the state of Nevada. This year, a new administrative code went into effect that requires educational interpreters to pass a written exam. This exam is offered through a national organization that assess and supports educational interpreters. The proctors are local individuals and businesses that provide the opportunity to take the test in a local setting.The Business Resource Innovation Center provided ASL training the necessary technology resources required by our modern testing to provide opportunities for our local interpreters to take this newly required test. The school districts were thrilled that we could offer this test so close to where our interpreters live and work.Again, thank you for being there for ASL Training, LLC and supporting our community. Without the Business Resource Innovation Center I would not have been able to offer the local interpreters the chance to excel right here in Carson City!J Farrell Cafferata-JenkinsCarson CityGreen Living Festival was a huge successThere was a lot of fun and a lot of good information flying around at the Green Living Festival Sept. 15. We’d like to thank the sponsors that helped make it all possible: Megawatt sponsor NV Energy and Battery sponsors Builder’s Wholesale, Comstock Seed, Hungry Mother Organics and EnergyFit Nevada. We also thank Sierra Creek Graphics for designing the poster and ad, Raley's of Gardnerville for supplies for the Discovery Center, and Kim Mileo of Otis Spunkmeyer for cookie dough for the sun ovens.Then there were the awesome volunteers: students from the Douglas High School Environmental Club who were out there setting up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday morning, students from Gardnerville Elementary School who helped in the Discovery Center, and the “regulars” who help do whatever needs done every year, you guys are the best!And thanks to the exhibitors who buy booth space and spend their whole Saturday out there, and the workshop presenters who also sacrifice their day off to help us offer free information to the public, including the team from Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Fish Hatchery with the Giant Inflatable Fish and live fish tank, Full Circle Compost with their tomato tasting, Douglas Disposal for handling our recycling efforts, Pam Petite for teaching the nature journaling and sketching and Mary Kay Wagner and John Coburn of the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection for demonstrating their watershed model. We have lots of ideas for events like this but not enough time and people to act on them, so if you'd be interested in being a part of bringing sustainable practices to the community, please contact Vicki at BatesBoard of Sustainable Living &Renewable Energy Roundup

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