All wild horses found homes at February auction

Hank Curry, horse trainer at the Comstock Wild Horse Program at Warm Springs Correctional Center, called to say all 12 horses up for adoption at the February auction at the prison were adopted.

"It turned out really well," he said. "The average sale per horse was about $1,000."

About a dozen mustangs and estrays are auctioned off quarterly at the facility. The average sales price for a horse has been about half the price as at February's auction, at a little more than $500.

"It was real good for February sales," Curry said. "That time of year there aren't a lot of people thinking about riding."

The next auction is scheduled for May.

Jesus Avina from Napa Valley Language Academy in California is researching Nevada.

"I have to do an oral presentation and display interesting items that come from the state of Nevada," the fifth-grader wrote. "I am looking for people to send me tourist maps, postcards, brochures, souvenirs, pictures of important buildings and the state Capitol."

Jesus can be reached care of Napa Valley Language Academy, Mrs. Wallace's fifth-grade class, 2700 Kilburn Ave., Napa, CA, 94558.

There's more story to the picture that ran in Monday's paper of Tod Jennings getting a pie in the face. Eighth-grade students with a 4.0 GPA or with perfect attendance at Eagle Valley Middle School got to throw pies at some of their teachers in the soccer fields at the middle school March 11.

The 4.0 GPA students participating were Emilia Groso, Jonathan Kane, Helaine Berris, Hannah Hein, Jordan Rogers and Michelle Lassaline. The perfect attendance students were: Mireya Gallegos, Amber Virgo, Lyndsey Snowden, Mary Cruz Rodriguez and Cindy Saenz. The teachers were Brian Wallace, U.S. history; Barbara Guggia, English; Pam Regan, mathematics; Ben Tull, resource and Jennings, who teaches science.

The how of it was accomplished very easily, according to Jennings.

"Think about it," he said. "They're eighth-graders being given an opportunity to put a pie in the face of their teacher. Ha!"

It's interview days at Carson Middle School and teacher Ananda Campbell is looking for professionals to come in and help interview students. The days are Wednesday-Friday, 8:20-9:10 a.m., 9:15-10:05 a.m., 10:10-11 a.m., 11:05-11:55 a.m., 12:30-1:20 p.m. and 1:25-2:15 p.m. The mock interviews are done with eighth-grade students and Campbell will train you. She needs a lot of help. To volunteer call her at 283-2826 or e-mail her at Students have researched career options and created professional portfolios and are ready to put their communication skills to the test.

At the recent fund-raiser for the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada at NV/50, $1,247.28 was made. Nearly 50 people attended and enjoyed the food, conversation and Tune Toppers dance music.

"We are looking forward to having another Swing Thing next year," said Director Ken Beaton. "On behalf of the Children's Museum Board and staff, I would like to thank NV/50, along with their excellent staff, the Tune Toppers and everyone who attended or donated to Swing Thing, for making our event a success."

Carson City resident Jerry Davis and Michael Hyde of Fallon received a new wheelchair from the Wheelchair Foundation's Nevada chapter on Wednesday. The chairs were presented at the Governor's Mansion by first lady Dema Guinn. Since 2001 the foundation has given out 2005 wheelchairs.


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