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March 18, 2013
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Humboldt Shredders Thrift Store

The Fallon Humboldt Shredders Thrift Store is open for business at 290 S. Maine St. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

March 18-30 — all books 10 for $1; winter coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, shoes and all jeans 50 percent off.

Closed on Monday, April 1, for Easter.

Bagged clothing sales, $4 per plastic shopping bag full of clothing, are available on Saturdays.

The store needs re-sellable furniture, appliances, household items and clothing. For donations or to schedule a free pickup, call 775-217-0086 or 775-423-6140. Drop-offs are made at the store location.

All proceeds help provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities and families in need through community voucher programs.

Community Service Thrift Store

Community Service Thrift Shop, 169 E. Center Street, Fallon, is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.

March 18-22 — All clothing half-price sale.

March 25-29 — Easter Items half-price.

We continue to receive requests for assistance from people of our community. We help with written referrals from county Social Services. Please leave donations of clean, resalable items during store hours. We do not accept beds, bicycles or large appliances due to lack of available space.

Contact JoAnne Baumgart, president, at 775-423-3719 for information.

Cancer survivors

A Survivor Luncheon Celebration is March 28 at noon and hosted by Highland Village, 550 N. Sherman St.

This luncheon is to celebrate those who have passed on and honor those who live on. Network with other cancer survivors and caregivers.

To RSVP, call 775-423-7800.

Fallon Chamber of Commerce

The Fallon Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting is on March 21 from noon-1 p.m.

Meet local farmers and eat local food during lunch sponsored and catered by Lattin Farms. The topic will center on Fallon’s local food movement.

RSVP to 775-423-2544 or

Democrats monthly meeting

The Churchill County Democrats will hold their regular monthly meeting on March 20 at 6 p.m. at Jerry’s Restaurant in Fallon.

They will be finalizing plans for the JJ dinner on March 28. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

The Churchill County Democrats’ annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner will be held at the Fallon Convention Center on March 28. The no-host social begins at 6 p.m, and dinner will be served at 6:45. Speakers will be State Senator Debbi Smith and Miss Indian Nations, Shannon Hooper, from the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe.

There will also be a raffle and a silent auction. Tickets are available at the door. Call 775-867-4229 for information or to RSVP.

Sons of American Legion crab feed

A crab feed dinner hosted by the Sons of the American Legion is March 23 from 5-7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall at 90 N. Ada St.

Tickets are $35 each, limit to 100 tickets. Sale of tickets will end on March 17. There will be no to-go orders. To order tickets, call Post 16 at 775-423-3008 or Ken Clasen at 775-217-4607.

Tax preparation assistance

Churchill County Social Services is offering a Free Taxes-Volunteer Income Tax Credit Program. Get Free Tax Help and a $25 gift card to Safeway.

Don’t pay to get your taxes prepared if your 2012 household income was less than $57,000. IRS-certified tax preparers will help you get the refund you deserve. You could qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, which could mean a refund of up to $5,891 even if you don’t owe any taxes.

Churchill County Social Services, 485 West B St., Suite #105. Call to schedule an appointment at 775-423-6695, ext. 1, through April 15.

Churchill County Library

The Churchill County Library and the CC Communications Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association are looking for support for this year’s Summer Reading, Read-to-Me and Story Time programs.

Please aid them in their efforts by donating a prize or making a cash contribution.

For information, call Joyce at 775-423-7582, ext. 3 or Dawn Ballard, 7755-423-7654, ext 1269.

Spring Basket Silent Auction

Spring Baskets have arrived at the Churchill County Library. Themes include gardening, coffee, pets, bird house and feeders, Hello Kitty, busy boys, cupcakes, welcome new baby, bee spa, crafting, movies, blessed Easter and much more.

Come to the Library and participate in the Silent Auction.

Bidding will close at 5 p.m. on March 28. Winners can pick up their Spring Baskets anytime the Library is open.

All funds raised will benefit the Churchill County Library Building Fund.

The library is located at 553 South Maine Street. Call 775-423-7581 for information.

Kindergarten registration

Churchill County School District’s kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year will be held March 11-28 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Northside Early Learning Center, 340 Venturacci Lane.

Parents will need to provide current Immunization Records and a state-issued Birth Certificate to register their child.

Students registering for Kindergarten must be 5 years of age before Sept. 30.

For information, call 775-423-3463.

Lahontan Conservation District

The Lahontan Conservation District tree sale is March 30 at 111 Sheckler Road. The plants are bare root and will range in size depending on the species selected.

Substitutions will be made if sizes or species are not available. Tress must be used for screen/windbreaks, soil erosion control, riparian restoration or wildlife habitat improvement.

For information, call Marlea at 775-423-5124, ext. 1012.

AAUW Re-Entry Scholarship

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Fallon Branch, once again is offering a re-entry scholarship.

The $1,000 scholarship is available to local Fallon area women who wish to resume university studies and is designed to provide financial assistance for those who apply. Financial need, career goals, and academic ability are among the criteria for receipt of the Re-entry Scholarship. Applications are available through the counselor at Western Nevada College, Fallon Campus, or you may obtain an application by contacting Gaye Johnston by phone at 775-423-2725, e-mail at, or by mail at 4055 Schurz Highway, Fallon, NV 89406.

Applications must be completed and returned to Gaye Johnston by the deadline on April 15.

AAUW High School Scholarship

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fallon Branch is offering a $1,000 scholarship for a graduating high school student

Check with the counselor at the Churchill County High School for instructions and applications. Applications must be completed and returned to the counselor by April 15.

Dog obedience

Dog Obedience Class — Join Judy for formal training sessions for your best friend and build a better relationship with your dog.

The next session will run May 31 to July 5. These classes will help your dog work on problem areas and will be key to teach the commands needed to have a well-trained dog. Beginner and Intermediate classes available.

Price is $60, some discounts available. (Classes taught at the Multi-Purpose Building for this session at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.)

Call the Churchill County Parks and Recreation office for details or to sign-up at 423-7733 or follow us on Twitter @ChurchillCoPR.

Eagle ATV Riders

All ATV enthusiasts are welcome on April 2 for the Sand Springs Range ATV Trail Ride Meet at Harmon Junction. There is fuel, food and drinks available. We will head out to the trail head about 25 miles away at 8 a.m., please be fueled up and ready to go.

This ride, we will explore the trails and canyons in and around the Sand Springs Mountains and visit Project Shoal and the Red Ant Mine, about 45 miles round trip. On a scale of 1 to 5, this is a 2.5.

Along with all of your normal riding gear be sure and bring bug spray, sun block, bandanna or dust mask, a hat, goggles, Lunch snacks and plenty of water.

Call Bruce at 775-427-4435 or visit the Eagle ATV Riders’ web site for information.

Lyon County Republicans

The Lyon County Republican Central Committee (LCRCC) will hold its next meeting on April 13 at the Utilities Building, 34 Lakes Boulevard, Dayton, at 10 a.m.

The public is invited to learn more about grassroots politics and meet with Republican officials.

Guest speaker Stuart Posselt, will speak on the subject of “Agenda 21,” an invasive encroachment upon U. S. sovereignty led by the United Nations.

For more information about the LCRCC, call Peggy at 775-575-4058 or check their website:


American Legion

Dinners — The American Legion at 90 N. Ada St., serves Friday night dinners.

On the first Friday each month the Sons of the American Legion has a fish fry including Alaskan cod.

The second Friday includes Bubba Burgers and all the fixings.

The third Friday dinners have been cancelled until further notice.

The fourth and fifth Fridays are steak dinners. We are open to the public.

Street tacos, $1 each or four for $3, are served on Thursdays.

Lunch — Served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

On the fourth Thursday of each month the Legion serves a prime rib sandwich and fixings.

Open to the public. We ask for a $5 donation.

Breakfast is served the second Sunday every month from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Call the American Legion at 775-423-3008.

Square dancing

The Oasis Squares, Fallon’s square dance club meets every Friday evening, 7-9 p.m., at Highland Estates, 570 N. Sherman St.

Mainstream and plus tips called by Dennis Mastin of Winnemucca. Experienced dancers always welcomed. Come dance in a square and make a circle of friends.

For information call Linda at 775-455-5997.

Flu vaccine

The Community Health Nurse’s office has flu vaccine for children 6 months to 18 years old who do not have insurance coverage for immunizations and those children who are enrolled in the Medicaid or Nevada Check Up programs.

To make an appointment, please call the Community Health Nurse’s office at 775-423-4434.

Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop

Come in to welcome Lynn and Maria as they start a new adventure as new management for the Gift Shop, located inside the main entrance of Banner Churchill Community Hospital.

The same great prices, people and store are available. You can find gifts for the whole family.

Rainbow Treasures is located inside the front entrance of Banner Churchill Community Hospital at 801 E. Williams Ave., 775-867-7104. Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

The Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop is owned and operated by Banner Churchill Community Hospital Auxiliary, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to benefit BCCH and other community events.

‘Celebrate Us’ art project

Artists, photographers, artisans of all genre — showcase your work in the “Celebrate Us” project, a joint venture of the Churchill County Museum and Churchill County Administrator.

We want to show off your talent to hundreds of viewers throughout county facilities. Register to become a featured artist in the “Celebrate Us” project, an on-going program with no deadline at the Churchill County Museum.

For information, call Barbara at 775-423-3677.

Churchill County Museum

Churchill County Museum is open Monday through Saturday. Winter hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission is free. Bring your family and friends to tour the museum, 1050 S. Maine St.

Call 775-423-3677 for information.


C.A.R.E. — Churchill County Parks and Recreation is offering its CARE after school program for children ages 6-12 for the school year.

Each day includes homework time, a snack, fun and games as well as arts and crafts. The children will also go swimming three days a week at the indoor pool.

Costs are $30 per week or $10 a day for drop-in. We are open on early release days and on teacher workdays. Discounts are available for multiple children and monthly reservations.

For information, contact the Parks and Recreation office at 775-423-7733 or follow us on Twitter @ChurchillCoPR.

Logos Christian Academy registration

Logos Christian Academy is now accepting applications for students grades K-8 for the 2013-2014 school year.

For information, call the school at 775-428-1825 or visit our

Fallon Youth Club project

The Fallon Youth Club Teen Program is collecting any new/used blankets or canned goods for the Churchill County Senior Center.

Please drop off your donated item(s) to the club at 750 E. Williams Ave.

For questions call Stephanie at 775-423-6926.

Nonprofit store for youth

Thrifty Finds is a nonprofit store supporting Churchill County youth located at 920 W. Williams Ave., Ste. 60A. Enter through Louie’s Dollar Plus.

Business hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays.

Donations are gladly accepted on the east side of the building during regular business hours.

Storytime at the library

Churchill County Library conducts Storytime every Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. in the library.

In addition to enjoying a story, children can look at books and magazines or work a puzzle.

Domestic violence support group

Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other.

Partners may be married or not living together, separated, or dating. Violence takes many forms and can happen all the time or once in a while. Important steps to help yourself or someone you know in preventing, or stopping violence is recognizing the warning signs and by receiving support.

If you want to listen or share, you are encouraged to attend our weekly support group Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m.

Free childcare is provided. Please call us at 775-423-1313 for meeting location.

If you are a victim of domestic violence please call our confidential crisis hotline 775-427-1500.

Serendipity Corner Bookstore

The Churchill County Friends of the Library invite you to browse the used books at the Serendipity Corner Bookstore, 507 S. Maine St.

Hours are Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Inventory clearance sale

A thrift shop inventory clearance sale is being held at 190 E. Center St., inside the Standing Through The Rain Foundation.

Items are 25 percent to 75 percent off for women’s and girls clothing, shoes, purses, dishes, bedroom and bathroom decor, furniture and more. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

To donate to our cause, stop by from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or call 775-423-7974 for information.

Fallon Writer’s Group

The Fallon Writer’s Group meets the second and fourth Monday each month. Meetings are held starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 310 Court St.

This is an informal group of Fallonites who enjoy all genre of the written word, and an opportunity to join for a fun time of sharing your writing and learning about your personal style of writing.

Call Mary Meckler at 775-217-0327 for information.

Elks bingo

Fallon Elks Bingo, 93 W. Center St. is the second and fourth Wednesday each month from 6-10 p.m.; games, paper cards, hot ball, progressive blackout.

Stuf’n Such Thrift Store

Stuf n Such has entered the 21st century by making it more convenient for you to shop by using your debit or credit card. Same great prices, specials, people and store at 99 S. Nevada St.

Open Tuesday Sat. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Closed Sunday and Monday) Donations accepted. Visit us often because our inventory changes every day.

Stuf’n Such The Thrift Store, is owned and operated by Banner Churchill Community Hospital Auxiliary, a non-profit organization, which raises funds to benefit BCCH and other health-related events.

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at 507 Churchill Street, Fallon holds Sunday Service at 10 a.m. with a fellowship hour and refreshments following.

Episcopal Church Women meet Wednesday morning at 10 a.m, and Wednesday night services are at 7 p.m. There is a class on Discipleship following the church service.

Elks bingo

Fallon Elks Bingo, 93 W. Center St. is the second and fourth Wednesday each month from 6-10 p.m.; games, paper cards, hot ball, progressive blackout.

Fallon Elks Lodge

Dinner — The Fallon Elks Lodge at 93. W. Center St., serves dinner on the first and third Friday of each month. The first Friday features a fish fry, and the third Friday night dinner varies.

Dinners start at 6 p.m. and cost $7 for adults, and $4 for children under 12 years old.

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. The Elks hall and catering are available for renting.

For information and rental fees, call the Elks Lodge at 775-423-2239 or Gwen at 775-423-9144.

Out of Egypt

Out of Egypt Thrift and Gift operates to provide funding for the ongoing needs of food and hunger in our region of Nevada.

We are open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Donations are welcome during open hours. Please provide clean and useable items only.

MOPS meeting

The Mothers of Preschoolers group meets 10 a.m.-noon the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Parkside Bible Fellowship.

If you are the mother of a child up to 5 years and in need of a break, please call 775-423-3855 to schedule a visit to a meeting or email

Child care is provided on the premises.


Each Friday at 9 a.m., Take Off Pounds Sensibly with this FUN group!

Join them for motivation at the 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 867-3244.

Lahontan Garden Club

The Lahontan Garden Club meets the third Monday each month January through October. Local gardeners and newcomers to the area are invited to attend the meeting to share ideas about gardening in the area.

For more information, call Ann at 775-428-2010.


Alumni luncheon — CCHS alumni have a no-host luncheon the last Thursday each month. Everyone is welcome. Join us and visit with your classmates. Lunch this month is at La Casita at 11:30 a.m.


Retired Public Employees of Nevada (RPEN) meetings are held on the second Tuesday each month at 1 p.m. at the Ag Extension Office.

Call Ron Dunham at 775-423-1117.

Fallon Tea Party meetings

The Fallon Tea Party meets the first and third Thursday each month at the library annex, South Maine and Fairview (in the rear of the bookstore) at 7 p.m.

Join our discussions on ways to protect our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. You can find us on the web at For information, email or call 619-887-6808.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Don??t miss the “Omelet in a Bag Breakfast” the third Saturday each month. Build your own omelet with hash browns, biscuits and gravy and juice. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under 10.

The VFW is located at 405 S. Maine St., and the breakfasts are from 7:30-10 a.m. For information, call 775-423-4606.

Elks bingo

Fallon Elks Bingo, 93 W. Center St. is the second and fourth Wednesdays each month from 6-10 p.m.; games, paper cards, hot ball, progressive blackout.

Spiritual Health Class

Join in on our spiritual health class! This is a nondenominational basic Bible study program. If you are confused about a lot of things in the Bible, this will help to get rid of what appear to be contradictions.

Classes are at 10:30 a.m. every other Saturday and every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Standing Through The Rain Foundation, 190 E. Center St., across from the Koshinkan Martial Arts School.

Call 423-7974 for information.

Standing Through the Rain

The clothing and gift shop is open at the Standing Through The Rain Foundation, located at 190 E. Center St. We stock women’s and girls clothing and a nice selection of gift and household items. Money raised will fund other programs at the foundation to help women and girls in our community.

Anyone who would like to donate gently used clothing and household items please may call for a drop off time or set a time to pick your donation up.

To help fund other programs, donate online at

Safety program

Classes start in the fall so preregister now. Learn and understand issues you may be dealing with as a result of violence. Learn how to prevent hardships from violence before they happen. Included in this program, for those interested, is the women’s assault prevention class.

Call 423-7974 for information.

Masons of Fallon

The Freemasons of Churchill Lodge #26 meet the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at 39 S. Maine St., in the Fallon Fraternal Hall and Community Center.

Sojourning Masons are invited to join us. For more information call 423-6819.

ESL In-Home program

ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada is a not-for-profit organization that provides one-on-one English tutoring at no cost through the help of volunteer tutors.

We have adult students waiting in Fallon who are anxious to learn to speak, read, write, and understand English. We train you at no cost on how to teach English as a Second Language.

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:

Lahontan Garden Club

The Lahontan Garden Club meets the third Monday each month January through October at 1 p.m.

The Garden Club discusses the challenges of growing vegetables and flowers in our local area.

Newcomers to the area and long time residents are invited to join the Garden Club to share ideas and information about gardening.

For information, call Ann at 775-428-2010.

Fernley Republican Women

The FRW are collecting funds and care-item donations for our adopted soldiers, non-perishable food for the Fernley Food Bank and donations for our “Wreaths 4 Warriors” fundraiser.

For information, contact Anita Trone at (775) 575-7810, Cindy O’Toole at (775) 835-8315 or visit fernleyrepublican

Good Fellows

The Good Fellas meet Monday-Friday from 2-3 p.m. The Saturday meeting is at 10 a.m.

For information, contact Carol at (775) 427-4546 or James at (775) 427-3727. The 24-hour help line is (888) 850-2205.

For a state schedule of NA meetings, visit

Eagles OHV Group

All ATV side x side enthusiasts are welcome.

The Eagles OHV group is starting its riding season all members and their guest are welcome to join in our off highway adventures.

There are many more rides in the works. For information, attend our meeting the third Thursday of each month or contact John Caetano at (775) 217-0791, or Bruce Cooper at (775) 427-4435.

The Store, Stuf ‘n Such

The Store, Stuf ‘n Such is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesdays are twice-a-month basket sales, Wednesdays have different sales, Thursdays are senior half-off on clothing, Fridays are surprise sales and Saturdays are military and hospital half-off clothing.

We appreciate your patronage of our store. All proceeds benefit your local hospital Banner Churchill Community Hospital and other health-related community events.

Located at 99 S. Nevada St., call 775-423-6446.

CEDA needs small farms

The Churchill Economic Development Authority (CEDA) is looking for small farms in the area to participate in the Fallon Farmer’s Collaborative.

The network is an association of small farmers who market collaboratively at area farmer’s markets. Market fees and promotional materials are provided by CEDA through a Specialty Crop Block grant through the Nevada Department of Agriculture to assist Fallon small farmers in entering area farmers markets.

Farmers interested in participating should contact the CEDA office in Fallon for details at 423-8587.

Volunteers needed

There are many adults living in Fallon who would like to learn to speak, read, write and understand English.

The ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada exists in five counties including Churchill. We need tutors living in Fallon to teach these adults.

We are a volunteer service organization operating on a no-cost-to-student basis, teaching one-on-one. If you are willing to make a difference in your community and help solve the language barrier, please call Donna at 775-246-8765 or 775-888-2021.

We train and provide instructional materials at no charge. Training at your convenience takes one hour. We will match you with an adult near you who is anxious to learn.

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 and follow the links to the District Attorney’s Child Support Division.

For information, contact Churchill County District Attorney, Child Support Division at 423-8423. The office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fallon Elks

The Elks Lodge at 93 W. Center St. has karaoke every Friday at 6 p.m.

Boat safety class

A disturbing statistic that is preventable is 89 percent of those who drowned were not wearing a life jacket. How can this be corrected?

One method is to take a Coast Guard Auxiliary boating safety class. In so doing you can help others and help yourself. You can also take any one of more than 3,000 classes. For example: business, computer, and management courses.

Fallon chapter-University of Nevada

The monthly meeting for the Fallon chapter of the University of Nevada is Sept. 5 at noon at Pizza Barn.

Upcoming plans for the fall will be discussed.

Weekend bike rides

It’s that time of year again for bikers and friends to gather at Sonic to plan weekend rides or to just get together and visit or show off their bikes.

Make new friends and see old ones every Thursday night at 6 p.m. at the local Sonic on West Williams Avenue.

Community Service Thrift Shop

The Community Service Thrift Shop at 169 E. Center St. is open weekdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

We receive many requests for assistance from people in our community. We do help with one-time assistance if we receive a written referral from County Social Services.

Leave donations of clean, resalable items during store hours. We are not able to accept beds, bicycles or large appliances as we don’t have room to store them.

For information, call 423-3719.

Rainbow Treasure Shop

Rainbow Treasure Shop is located inside Banner Churchill Community Hospital, 801 E. Williams Ave.

You are invited to shop all the many other beautiful gift items available knowing that all proceeds go to help promote good health and wellness as well as enhance our beautiful hospital.

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