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Carson City

Account set up for family of boy who died in fire

An account has been set up at Nevada State Bank for the family of 9-year-old Patrick Ryea, who died Friday night in a shed fire in South Carson City.

The bank is at the corner of Clearview Drive and South Carson Street under account No. 0598015337.

Artists reception, Youth Jazz today at Comma Coffee

Backseat Gallery hosts an art reception for artist of the month Elaine Bard 5-7 tonight at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St. The Jazz for Youth concert follows 7-7:30 p.m.

Talk on 'Voces Latinas' exhibit

The Nevada State Museum presents a gallery talk on its "Voces Latinas" exhibit by guest curator Ann M. Wolfe noon today in the South Changing Gallery. The museum is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Visitors enter on Robinson Street.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, and free for children. Call 687-4810.

Carson City Democrats meet

Carson City Democrats will meet at 7 p.m. today at the State of Nevada Employees Association conference room, 709 E. Robinson St.

Guests include Matt Griffin from the Nevada Secretary of State office, Alan Glover, Carson City's clerk-recorder, and Deidre Des Jardins of "Peace Action West," who will speak on the differences between presidential candidates' positions on Iraq, Iran and Nuclear weapons.

Call 841-DEMS (3367) or e-mail:

Learn ballroom dancing today at senior center

The Ballroom Dance Class taught by Thane Cornell meets 10:45 a.m. today in the Nevada Room, Carson City Senior Citizens Center. Cost is $5. Call 883-0539.

Diabetes Health Fair offers free testing

The 10th Diabetes Health Fair sponsored by Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the Carson Mall. Learn what's new in diabetes care and take advantage of free blood pressure checks, blood glucose testing. A1c testing is available for $30 and flu shots are available for $25.

Call 885-4506.

Open house to benefit library

Jorgees Exotic Arts & Imports will host an Open House 6-9 p.m. today to benefit the Carson City Library Foundation. Music will be provided by "The Hot Two," featuring old time swing jazz. Refreshments. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Jorgees is at 151 Clearview Drive, Suite 15. Call 887-2244.

Deadline to register for real estate seminar is Friday

A seminar for real estate professionals will be 8-10 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Nevada Appeal, 580 Mallory Way. Registration and continental breakfast is from 7:30-8 a.m.

Space is limited. The cost is $25 per person.

Deadline to register is Friday. Call 882-2111.

Douglas County

Dinner to benefit Douglas teen

There will be a benefit today to assist the family of David Philips with medical expenses as he undergoes rehabilitation at a hospital in Houston, Texas.

The 18-year-old Douglas High School student is being treated for complications from a heroin overdose Aug. 11.

Tickets for the dinner are $7 or $25 per family. Call Mindy Miller, 782-7550, or Erin Eichhorst, 230-0372.


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