World history students from Will Houk's class, at Carson High School, have put together a fundraiser to raise money and awareness about the genocide in Sudan. The class will host a silent auction at the Hot Springs Road Starbuck's, by Wal-Mart, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday.
The class has already raised $825 in a raffle at the high school.
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Jeanette Emma Bye, 22, from Reno, was crowned Miss Rodeo Nevada 2007 on April 14 at the Clark County Fair and Rodeo in front of a cheering crowd of more than 1,000.
Bye, a native Nevadan, is attending the University of Nevada, Reno where she is studying nutrition and Spanish. She looks forward to a career as a registered dietitian.
An avid horsewoman, Bye has been actively involved with 4-H, FFA, Future Business Leaders of America, Girl Scouts, the Reno Rodeo Association and the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. Her hobbies include tail riding, camping, hiking, skiing and mountain biking.
Bye says that as Miss Rodeo Nevada she looks forward to being the voice of professional rodeo.
"Rodeo is a true American sport that teaches values such as integrity, respect and hard work," she said. "These are the same values that my parents raised me with, and I want to share these values and educate the public on the sport of professional rodeo and its sponsors."
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Ross Jensen of Carson City wrote the Appeal with an unusual offer.
"I have a fantastic 52-foot, well-trimmed New England sycamore tree. I'd love to donate this fantastic tree to a city park.
"This baby started out at 16 feet. I loved her and fertilized her and watered her. She's a gorgeous tree!
"She's way outgrown her confinements. She'd be marvelous in a park.
"I'll give it to ya, if you put the dirt back after you dig her up."
If you're interested in the tree, call Jensen at 841-1243.