COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
May 13, 2014
Relay for Life
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.
The Churchill County Democrats will hold their regular monthly meeting on May 21, at the Library Annex meeting room in the Serendipity bookstore on the corner of Maine and Fairview.
They will be reporting on the County Convention held on May 3. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm, a new starting time. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
Grad Nite fundraiser
Fashion Show benefiting Grad Nite will be presented at the CCHS Auditorium, by Picture This! Studio & Gallery on May 21 at 7:30 p.m. Class of 2015 Model Reps will be showcasing the Spring clothing from Bealls! Tickets are $5. Can be purchased at Jeff’s Digitex or at the door.
Drug Awareness Forum
A Drug Darkness Forum will be held on May 22 at the Fallon Convention Center from 5-9 p.m. It is free to the public.
Come and learn the current trends effecting our youth and community.
Guest speakers will discuss legalized marijuana, current drug and alcohol trends and “Pharm Parties” where our youth are sharing prescription drugs at parties.
The Churchill County School District will conduct 5th grade Human Sexuality/AIDS Education classes from May 5-14.
If you have any questions please contact Churchill County School District, 775-423-5184.
Annual Portuguese Festa festivities begin May 17 at the fairgrounds’ multi-purpose building.
From 8 p.m.-1 a.m. the 9th Street Band will be playing, Linguica and rolls will be served, and drink tickets sold for bar. The queens and princesses will be crowned.
On May 18 the parade procession begins at West End Elementary to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Sopas will be served at multi-purpose building at 12:30 p.m. with an auction will to follow.
Churchill County Schools is accepting applications for kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year Children must be five years old on or before September 30, 2014 to be eligible.
Apply at Northside Early Learning Center, 340 Venturacci Lane, Fallon.
The Lahontan Garden Club will again sponsor its annual Iris Show on May 19-23. Lovely iris from the Lahontan Valley can be viewed at the Churchill County Library. This is a non-juried event open to all. We encourage everyone to bring their iris to share. Vases will be provided. For information, contact Judy Scherr, 775-867-3189.
Fernley Republican women
The Fernley Republican Women (FRW) will hold their next meeting at the Fernley High School Library, 1300 Highway 95A, on May 20 at 6:30 p.m.
The evening’s program will feature a Republican forum with some of the candidates for Nevada state offices. Participants are Barbara Cegavske, Secretary of State; Dan Schwartz, Treasurer; Ron Knecht, Controller; and Adam Laxalt, Attorney General. For information, please contact Anita Trone at 775-575-7810 or check the FRW website fernleyrepublicanwomen.com.
Toastmasters Fallon will meet on 2nd and 4th Thursdays until May and then 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 information, call Karla at 775-691-9537 or Linda at 775-848-3622.
Join the Churchill County Library on June 5 for a discussion about books and writing with local author Tammy Grace and award-winning journalist Anne Pershing.
Grace is the author of Finding Home and Home Blooms, both Hometown Harbor Novels. Her books are available in print and electronically.
Pershing is currently a Reno Gazette Journal columnist and former executive editor of the Lahontan Valley News and the Fallon Star Press.
East Coast tours
The NYC/Boston Tour is scheduled for Spring Break of 2015. The itinerary includes a majority of popular destinations in both cities. The 2015 Batter Up Tour is a planned trip for July 2015. The itinerary includes three MLB games, three stadium tours and the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
The next informational meeting will be May 21 at 5:30 p.m. in room B1 of CCMS (on Front Street near the cafeteria).
Everyone is welcome to attend. Email Robbie Wickware @ firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Fallon Animal Welfare Group (FAWG) meets May 16, 7 p.m. at the Library Annex (Serendipity Books) 507 S. Maine St.
Please come and help us improve the lives of cats and dogs in our community. 775-423-8650 for more information.
Community Service Thrift Shop
The Community Service Thrift Shop at 169 E. Center Street is open 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. each weekday.
We are a non-profit organization run by a group of dedicated community volunteers. We do not have room for bicycles, beds, couches or large televisions. We receive donations at the back door from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. weekdays.
Celebrate Mother’s Day; May 5-9 all women’s clothing half-price!
May 12-16 Sale; Children’s clothes 50 cents each, baby clothes 25 cents each (except for price tagged items).
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.”
Stuf N Such is ready for fun in the sun! Super ongoing specials to get you in gear for summer.
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.
Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days per week. TF customers will no longer enter through Louie’s Dollar Plus. Our new entrance is located on the NE corner of the building (previously the donation delivery door).
We thank our customers for your patience during construction and hope that you will continue to join us for our Senior Sunday, Military Monday and Thrifty Tuesday Sales. Each week, look for the “Special Sale” in departments throughout the store.
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. The second Friday is Chef’s Choice. The fourth Friday is steak dinners.
Call the American Legion at 775-423-3008.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
The VFW would like to thank everyone for there support at the breakfasts. However, there will be no more until further notice. Thank all of you that have supported it in the past.
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.
Domestic Violence Support Group
Domestic Violence Support Group meets each Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 775-423-1313 for location.
Library story time
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.
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.
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. The May 25 breakfast will be held as usual.
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 the 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.
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.
Lahontan Valley Concert Choir spring concert is scheduled for May 8.
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.
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.
Information about class members may be sent to Lynn Bryant Biggs at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 775-423-5286 or 775-867-3388. The March 7 meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at the firehouse.
Class of 1984
The Churchill County High School Class of 1984 is planning its 30th reunion on June 27-29. See Facebook for information and announcements under the group, Churchill County High School, NV Class of 84.
The next planning meeting is March 21 at 7 p.m. at Sandwinds. For information via email contact email@example.com. Please help us connect with all our classmates.
Class of 1994
The CCHS Class of 1994 Reunion Committee is currently planning the 20-year reunion! Festivities will be held in Fallon from June 20-22, 2014. Please visit the class website at http://www.greenwave94.com for event and ticket info and links to the class Facebook page and email address. If you have any questions, please contact any member of the planning committee:
Kelley (Stewart) Shaw: (775) 426-8453 or at firstname.lastname@example.org; Chancy Scoggin: (775) 233-7495 or at email@example.com; Andrea Schell: (775) 423-8679 or at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Rachel (Novak) Leach: (775) 527-3842 or at email@example.com.