COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
February 27, 2014
The Nevada proficiency tests will be given at the Adult Ed Building at 255 E. Stillwater Ave., (East Building) from March 3-7. The math, science and reading proficiencies will be given all five days but the writing proficiency will only be given March 5. The testing time starts at 8:30 a.m., and the last test will be given by 2 p.m. each day. Call to make arrangements if special testing times are needed.
Health care questions
A representative will be able to answer your health care questions on March 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Job Connect, 121 Industrial Way.
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Blood Drive hosted by the Knights of Columbus will be held March 1.
The Blood Drive is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Church Hall on 850 W. 4th St. For appointments or information, contact Pat at 775-423-2436. Walk-ins are welcome.
Beta Sigma Phi
Beta Sigma Phi, Preceptor Zeta presents a night of dinner and music at the Churchill County Museum on March 5 at 6:30 p.m. featuring the acoustic duo of Kathie Olson Hull and Dave Marino from “After Midnight.”
They will perform a wide variety of music from classic rock to contemporary hits.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any Preceptor Zeta member, the Churchill County Museum, Jeff’s Digitex Printing or call Clara Jean Olson at 775-423-4884.
Relay for Life
Have you been touched by cancer? Would you like to fight back?
The Relay for Life is Fallon’s community gathering where everyone can join in the fight against cancer.
If you would like to help Finish the Fight against Cancer, call Lacey Lehman at 310-889-55055 or Peach Sims at 334-868-3300.
Class of 1964
The Churchill County High School class of 1964 is seeking the addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of class members in order to invite them to the 50th reunion in August in Fallon.
Dinner and a no-host cocktail party are scheduled for Aug. 15. Pre-registration is Aug. 14.
Details about preregistration, tours of major new Churchill County businesses and other activities on Aug. 14-17 will be announced after the March 7 meeting of the reunion committee. Graduates will be encouraged to attend the all-class reunion events slated for Aug. 16-17 as part of the Mayor’s NV 150 Commission. These events, which include a gathering at Oats Park on Aug. 16, are part of the State of Nevada’s sesquicentennial celebration.
Information about class members may be sent to Lynn Bryant Biggs at email@example.com or by calling 775-423-5286 or 775-867-3388. The March 7 meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at the firehouse.
High school equivalence classes
WNC Fallon will be offering free HSE classes for students interested in attaining their high school equivalence diploma. Registration for these classes will be held the first Monday and Tuesday of each month and is on going. You must attend both days of registration.
WNC Fallon will be offering free HSE classes for students interested in attaining their high school equivalence diploma. Students will need to register, complete testing, and then plan out their class schedule.
Classes will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Elks benefit dinner
Fallon Elks Lodge is offering a roast pig dinner with all the trimmings for $10 to support battered and neglected children.
The dinner is March 1 at beginning at 5 p.m. for cocktails and 6 p.m. dinner.
Raffles, auctions and dancing to tunes by the Carson River Band.
Buy tickets at the Elks Lodge, 93 W. Center St., weekdays from 3-8 p.m., and Saturday from noon-8 p.m.
Volunteer with Highland activities
The activities department at Highland Village of Fallon is in search of volunteers.
Volunteers are needed to help out with reading books, listen to a life story, write a letter, arts & crafts, bingo, special events and the list goes on. There are so many ways you can help out — let us know what you love to do! For questions, call Darlene McMillian, activities director at 775-423-7800, ext.119
Lahontan Valley Concert Choir began rehearsals on Feb. 18 at Epworth Methodist Church located at 280 E. Stillwater Ave. Sing songs of the past and present and be part of something special. No experience necessary just the desire to sing. Our spring concert is scheduled for May 8.
Emblem Club fundraiser
Come and enjoy a dinner of salad, corned beef, red potatoes, cabbage, carrots and dessert on March 8 at the Fallon Elks Lodge, 93 W. Center St.
Cost is $10. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m..
There will be a raffle with great prizes, and tickets are six for $5 or $1 each.
This is the Fallon Emblem Club’s annual scholarship fund raising event with net proceeds to benefit local scholarships.
For information call Phyllis Baker at 775-867-2036 or Terri Satathite at 775-867-4232
Spring Basket celebration
It’s time for the Spring Basket Auction sponsored by the Churchill Library Association.
Create a basket on the theme of your choice; gardening, your business, food, flowers, or whatever strikes your fancy. Deliver it to the Churchill County Library between March 10-April 7.
It will be displayed in the library with a card identifying you as the donor. All baskets will be sold in a silent auction beginning March 10.
Bidding will close at 3 p.m. on April 10.
Winners can pick up their Spring Baskets any time the Library is open. All funds raised will benefit the Churchill County Library.
The library is located at 553 S. Maine St.; for questions, call 775-423-7581.
Radio club meeting
Every Sunday at 6 p.m. the Amateur Radio Club of Churchill County invites all current amateur (HAM) radio operators to join us for our on air NET meeting on the Lahontan Peak. repeater 145.35 with a PL of 100.0 Hz.
For information contact Rick Bischoff-K7ET Phone 775-423-7665 or 775-294-1115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toastmasters Fallon will meet on March 13 and 27 and then every other Thursday.
If you are interested in developing stronger speaking and leadership skills, join us at Jerry’s Restaurant, 1801 W. Williams Ave., Fallon, at 6 p.m. For information, call Karla at 775-691-9537 or Linda at 775-848-3622.
Vendors for the Home & Garden show
Soroptimist International of Fallon will present the 14th annual Home, Garden and Recreation Show on April 12-13 at the Fallon Convention Center.
If you would like to be a vendor at this show, contact Marcia at 775-867-3503.
Community Service Thrift Shop
The thrift store is located at 169 E. Center St. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.
We are a non-profit organization run by a group of dedicated community volunteers. We accept donations of clean, resalable dishes, clothing, toys, books, small appliances, and furniture. We do not have room for bicycles, beds, couches or large televisions. We receive donations at the back door from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays.
Feb. 24-28; Children’s clothing $1 and toddlers clothing sizes 0-6T, 25 cents each except for price-tagged items!
Thank you for your donations and patronage for the past 26 years.
The proceeds from our sales support families with emergency help, with a written referral from Churchill County Social Services, and also for the scholarship programs for graduating CCHS students and local Nursing Students.
Call JoAnne Baumgart at 775-423-3719 for information.
Blue Sky Thrift Store
The Blue Sky Thrift Store (formerly Fallon Humboldt Shredders) is located at 290 S. Maine St. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bagged clothing sales, $4 per plastic shopping bag full of clothing available on Saturdays.
We are in need of re-sellable furniture, appliances, household items and clothing. To make donations or schedule a free pickup, call 775-217-0086 or 775-423-6140.
Drop-offs are made at the store location. Proceeds help provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities and families in need through community voucher programs.
Stuf’n Such Thrift Store
The Stuf ‘n Such Thrift Store, owned and operated by Banner Churchill Community Hospital Auxiliary, is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 99 S. Nevada St., 775-423-6446. Donations are accepted Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The nonprofit organization raises funds to benefit BCCH and other health-related events. Check out the new Facebook page at BCCH Auxiliary Store “Stuf N’Such”.
February, is championed as Heart Health Month for Women. Wear red to help raise awareness in the fight against heart disease. Visit our store wearing red this month and receive 50% off one regularly priced item. Together we can encourage folks to know their cardiovascular risk and take action to live longer, healthier lives! Banner
Churchill Community Hospital Auxiliary a non-profit organization which raises funds to benefit BCCH and other heath related events in our community.
Boutique Thrift Store
Standing Through The Rain Foundation, at 190 E. Center St., shop hours are 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Standing Through The Rain Foundation is a non-profit organization. Proceeds benefit local women and girls programs. To make a donation or schedule a free pick-up call 775-423-7974.
Thrifty Finds is a nonprofit store supporting Churchill County youth, 920 W. Williams Ave., Ste. 60A. Enter through Louie’s Dollar Plus.
Hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days per week.
Out of Egypt
Out of Egypt Thrift and Gift, providing for ongoing needs of food and hunger, is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fallon Church of the Nazarene, 121 S. Allen Rd.
Donations are welcome during open hours. Please only provide clean and usable items.
military & veterans
The American Legion at 90 N. Ada St., Friday night dinners are open to the public. A $5 donation is asked. On the first Friday each month the Sons of the American Legion has a fish fry. The second Friday is Bubba Burgers and all the fixings. Third Friday dinners are canceled until further notice. The fourth and fifth Fridays are steak dinners. Lunch is served 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Street tacos, $1 each or four for $3, are served on Thursdays. Prime rib sandwiches are served the fourth Thursday each month.
Call the American Legion at 775-423-3008.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
The VFW in Fallon has an Omelet in a Bag Breakfast the third Saturday of each month.
Build your on Omelet with hash browns, biscuits and gravy and juice for $6. Half orders are $3. Next breakfast is Feb 15 from 7:30-10 a.m. For information call 775-423-4606
Marine Corps League
The High Desert Detachment of the Marine Corps League meets the first Saturday each month at noon at the VFW Hall, 405 S. Maine St. The League is open to all Marines, active, reserve, retired or honorably discharged, FMF Corpsman, families and friends, to participate in programs designed to help the community.
Call Harry Hines at 775-423-6415 for info.
XL Hospice blood pressure clinic, grief groups
XL Hospice is providing a blood pressure clinic on the first Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon at the Senior Center, 310 Court St.
For information, call Lisa at 775-423-9511.
XL Hospice Drop-In Grief Groups meet the second Mondays at 5 p.m. and third Tuesdays at noon at the XL Hospice office 570 S. Maine St. No charge nor registration.
The Serendipity Bookstore at 507 S. Maine St. features used books for sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Churchill County Library.
All proceeds benefit the Churchill County Library.
The Oasis Squares, Fallon’s square dance club meets each Friday, 7-9 p.m., Highland Estates, 570 N. Sherman St. Experienced dancers are always welcomed. Come dance in a square and make a circle of friends.
For information call Linda at 775-455-5997.
Story Time is held each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. In addition to stories, children can make a simple craft.
The Library has hundreds of books on a wide variety of subjects for your enjoyment either in the building or at home. Studies have shown that books in the home are an important indicator of a child’s future success.
So join us for a fun-filled Story Time and check out books to read at home.
The library is located at 553 S. Maine St. For questions, call 775-423-7581.
Hearts of Gold Quilters
The Hearts of Gold Quilters meets every Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way. All quilters are welcome. We are a group of 40 busy quilters who meet weekly to make donation quilts, as well as working on our own projects. An average of 80 quilts per year are donated to our community.
Domestic Violence Support Group
Domestic Violence Support Group meets each Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 775-423-1313 for location.
The Mothers of Preschoolers group meets 10 a.m.-noon the second and fourth Tuesday each month at Parkside Bible Fellowship.
If you are the mother of a child up to 5 years and in need of a break, call 775-423-3855 to schedule a visit to a meeting or email email@example.com. Child care is provided on the premises.
Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop
Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop is located inside the front lobby of Banner Churchill Community Hospital, 801 E. Williams Ave. Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop is owned and operated by Banner Churchill Community Hospital Auxiliary, a nonprofit organization. Newborn gifts, handbags, See’s candy, watches, jewelry, home decor items and more are available. Proceeds benefit BCCH and community events.
Call 775-867-7104 for information.
Fallon Tea Party
The Fallon Tea Party meets the first Tuesday and third Thursday each month at the Churchill County Library annex, 7 p.m., South Maine and Fairview (behind the bookstore).
Fallon Elks Lodge
Dinner — The Fallon Elks Lodge, 93 W. Center St., serves dinner the first and third Friday of each month. Dinners start at 6 p.m. and cost $7 for adults, and $4 for children under 12. Breakfasts — Breakfast is served on the last Sunday of the month from 8-10 a.m.
Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under 12. For information, call the Elks Lodge at 775-423-2239 or Don at 775-427-9222.
Churchill County Library website
The Churchill County Library, 553 S. Maine St., invites you to check out its new http://www.churchillcountylibrary.org website.
In addition to the catalog which contains our holding, databases are available on such subjects as homework help, marketing and phone directory, language; auto repair and more.
Most are available remotely with a Library card. Call 775-423-7581 for information.
Masons of Fallon
The Freemasons of Churchill Lodge #26 meet the first Thursday each month, 7 p.m., 39 S. Maine St., in the Fallon Fraternal Hall and Community Center. Sojourning Masons are invited. For information call 775-423-6819.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly with a fun group each Friday at 9 a.m., Methodist Church, 280 E. Stillwater Ave.
Cost is $5 per month with an annual fee of $28. For information, call Ann at 775-423-2546 or Jo at 775-867-3244.
‘Celebrating Us’ art project
Artists, photographers, artisans of all genre are invited to showcase their work in the “Celebrating Us” project, a joint venture of the Churchill County Museum and the county.
Exhibits are on-going and ever-changing.
Call Barbara at 775-423-3677 for information.
ESL In-Home program
ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada is a nonprofit organization that provides English tutoring at no cost through the help of volunteer tutors.
The ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada would like to encourage people living in Fallon, Churchill County who are able to dedicate one to two hours of their weekly schedule to become a volunteer tutor. You have the power to make a difference in your community by helping others solve the language barrier. For information, call 775-888-2021 or 775-246-8765 or visit our website: http://www.eslinhome.org.
Child support enforcement
Child support enforcement services are available through the Churchill County District Attorney’s office. The staff may be able to help establish parentage and help obtain a child support order to include medical support. Pick up an application at the Churchill County Child Support Office at 165 N. Ada St., or visit http://www.churchillcounty.org and follow the links to the District Attorney’s Child Support Division. For information, contact Churchill County District Attorney, Child Support Division at 775-423-8423.
The office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.