Boy named honorary vet

When Kathleen Bobbitt read about the 4-day-old kitten that survived a house fire and the two young children caring for it - George, 9, and Mari Hobbs, 7 - she went out and bought clothing for Mari.

"I have three girls of my own," said Bobbitt, who works for Coldwell Banker Itildo in Douglas County. "But I was at a loss at what to do for the little boy."

Bobbitt called her veterinarian, Dr. Palmer, at Animal Medical Services in Gardnerville, to see if there was anything they could do for George.

After telling them of the family's experience, they made George an honorary junior veterinarian and he got to job shadow Dr. Palmer on Saturday.

The kitten, Lucky, is now 8 weeks old and doing well.

The Carson High School culinary program took first place Monday in the Pro Start state championships at the Culinary Institute of Las Vegas. Fifteen teams statewide competed in two separate competitions with Carson High participating in both.

The CHS Hot Foods Culinary Team of Andrew Coleman, Jennifer DeRosa, Troy Szczotka and Kelly Taylor competed in a one-hour competition and took first.

The CHS Culinary Management Team of Kristen Dhu, Whitney Hoote, Rachel Neitzke and Ashley Standridge competed in a two-part competition and took third place.

The team is fundraising immediately to cover the cost of practice materials, uniforms, travel expenses, registration and supplies to compete nationally in North Carolina in May. Donations can be sent to the Carson High School Culinary Arts Department, 1111 North Saliman Road, Carson City, NV 89701

This year the Miss Carson City Scholarship Program and Miss Douglas County Scholarship Program are combining their pageants. Two women will be crowned and four are participating in each competition. The Miss Carson City and Miss Douglas County pageants are today at 2 p.m. at the Caesar's Tahoe Showroom. Tickets at the door are $15.

It is time to get the creative juices flowing, gather up the trash, and finish working on entries for Western Nevada Community College's Recycled Art(icles) Show. The popular contest is back at WNCC for its 11th consecutive year. Entries will be accepted 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Bristlecone Building Main Information Desk.

The object of the contest is to illustrate the phrase, "One person's trash is another person's treasure." Each year, more than 50 students and local artists use their talent, imagination and junk to create paintings, sculptures and indescribable items for the popular contest.

The contest is open to the community.

Entrants must use recycled materials and things that have been previously used for something else. The only other rule is that all 2D objects must be fitted with wire or string so that they can be hung on a wall. Besides that, anything goes.

The top three places and honorable mentions, including Best of Show ($100), Most Creative ($75), and Most Useful ($75), will be awarded at an artists' reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 13.

If space permits, all entries will be displayed April 5-21 at the College Gallery in the Bristlecone Building at WNCC, 2201 West College Parkway. For more information call Julie Lewis DeWitt at 445-3274.

In the fall 2005 junior high contest sponsored by the Journalism Education Association, several students from the Storey County School District's Virginia City Middle School placed.

Students were: Marissa Moya, superior in photography; Alyssa Hudson, excellent in photography; Alexa Ballinger and Gigi Glogovac, honorable mentions in features; and Natasha Barker, honorable mention in layout.


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