Auction donations needed before Mozart comes to life at benefit

A hawk flew into a window at the Nevada Appeal a couple of weeks ago and is now recovering in an infirmary in Washoe Valley.

A hawk flew into a window at the Nevada Appeal a couple of weeks ago and is now recovering in an infirmary in Washoe Valley.

Mozart, aka former Douglas County music teacher Jackie Maye, is seeking items for a silent auction for Saturday morning's "Breakfast with Mozart" at Carson High School.

The breakfast benefits the Larry Holloway Scholarship Fund. More than $4,000 was raised last year and several Carson High School students received scholarship money for college.

Holloway was a highly esteemed and much beloved music teacher at Carson High.

Some examples of donations for the auction include: a gift certificate to Maytan Music, private lessons from local teachers, lunch with Nevada Appeal columnists Carolyn DeMar and Maizie Harris Jesse and a Mozart performance.

Maye is seeking more donations for the auction, but it's this coming weekend, so call her quick at 882-9571.

Tickets are $7.50. The show beings at 9 a.m. in Senator Square and includes a light Mozart-like breakfast. For tickets or further information, call Maye.

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A computer has been given away at the Carson City Educators Closet. Throughout the month of December a blue die was hidden away at the closet. The person who found it received a donated Dell PC.

On Dec. 16, Jeannette Ardinger, a Carson Middle School teacher, was at the closet with her son, who happened to look in a see-through plastic container full of boxes of paper clips and see the die.

It was right up front and easily visible. He turned it into Kristi Pulizzotto, the closet's coordinator, and the computer was theirs.

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A Carson City man called on Friday to ask for the address of the 70-year-old resident shown on the Appeal's front page earlier in the week chipping ice from his sidewalk.

The caller said he wanted to go over and shovel the man's walk.

We don't know for sure if the good deed was accomplished, because all we could do is leave a message with the information. But it shows the good-heartedness that abounds among Carson residents.

Other callers have asked if we know of any group or organization helping older folks scoop snow from their walks. Call us at 881-1261 if there is such a volunteer effort going on.

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A hawk that flew into a Nevada Appeal window a couple of weeks ago is now recovering in a wild-animal infirmary in Washoe Valley. The male hawk is a little less than three years old and he is doing fine, although he'd lost a lot of weight from an intestinal infection. His beak was also hurt when he smashed into the window. But he's improving - even eating chopped chicken hearts. He won't be turned loose until the snow is gone, or at least diminished, as he'd not be able to find anything to eat. He is one of four other hawks being cared for there now - two others also hit windows. Here's wishing them all a speedy recovery.


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