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Carson City

Web site features photographer's work

Rick Gunn, Nevada Appeal photographer who is planning to ride his bike around the world and raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, has a new Web site featuring his photographs.

To see pictures Gunn has taken during his travels locally and abroad, go to

He will begin the Wish Tour on July 1 at the Golden Gate Bridge and spend the next two years bicycling around the globe.

Updates of his trip will be published every two weeks in the Appeal and at

Model A enthusiasts gathering monthly

The Sagebrush Model A Ford Club meets monthly at various times and locations.

For information, call Jack Middleton at 883-5957.

C-TH nurses earn achievement awards

Carson-Tahoe Hospital received two Outstanding Achievement awards at the May 13 Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement Award Dinner.

Dianne Wicklund was awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Long-Term Care or Rehabilitation Nursing and Carole Wiseman was awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Outpatient or Office Nurse Nursing. Deena McKenzie, Carson-Tahoe Hospital director of Ambulatory Services, was named Carson-Tahoe Hospital's Nurse of the Year.

Nominees names were submitted in specific categories by their peers, physicians, health-care administrators and medical staff. Carson-Tahoe Hospital had 14 nurses entered in 13 categories.

"Our nursing staff works very hard to be progressive, innovative and compassionate," said Cathy Dinauer, chief nursing officer for Carson-Tahoe Hospital. "There was significant competition for every award. Dianne and Carole represent the best of the best. The most significant aspect of this competition is that the nominations come from every part of health care. Nominations are done without the knowledge of the nurses. The anonymity of the nominations makes the recognition very special."

Host families sought for exchange program

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for boys and girls from a variety of countries around the world. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are coming to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. These students have good English, are bright, curious and anxious to learn about the United States by living as part of your family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language with you.

The students arrive from their home country shortly before school begins and return at the end of the school year or semester. Each ASSE student is fully insured, brings his or her own personal spending money and expects to bear his or her share of household responsibilities as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles.

The students are well screened and qualified by ASSE. Families may select the youth of their choice from extensive student applications, family photos and biographical essays.

To become a host family or to find out more about ASSE and its programs, call 1-800-733-2773.


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