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Carson City




Free Legal Advice for Seniors


Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and Division for Aging Services announced that a toll-free telephone number for seniors age 60 and older to call to obtain free legal assistance has been established.


Seniors can dial 1-877-693-2163 to be provided assistance with almost any legal problem that is not criminal in nature.


The service, funded through a grant received by DAS from the United States Administration on Aging, is staffed by attorneys and paralegals from Nevada Legal Services and the Washoe County Senior Law Project.


For information, visit http://aging.state.nv.us/index.htm or call 688-2964 ext. 253.




'Defending the Caveman' returns to Brewery Arts Center


"Defending the Caveman," the longest running solo play in Broadway history, plays the Brewery Performance Hall 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


The insightful play about the ways men and women relate is an international hit. Single tickets are $32 with group discounts available.


Tickets are available from the Brewery Arts Center at 883-1976.




IRS assistance available at FISH


IRS assistance will be provided from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. starting Saturday through April 5 at the FISH classroom, 138 E. Long St., Suite C.


IRS trained and certified volunteers will be available to assist low-income and senior families with preparing tax forms and provide tax guidance and counseling. Electronic filing is available. There is no charge for this service.


Appointments are required for filing and detailed counseling and can be made by calling the FISH office at 882-3474 during normal business hours.


Walk-in customers, with questions only, will be served on a "time available" basis.




Lyon County




Lyon County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday


Lyon County Republican Central Committee will hold a Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday at Casino West in Yerington. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. The ticket price for dinner is $30. Awards will be presented to the Woman of the Year for both Lyon County Republican Women and Fernley Republican Women organizations.


For information, call 575-4058, 463-4538 or 246-1520.




Douglas County




Douglas County


Library remodeling its checkout counter


The Douglas County Public Library has begun construction of a new checkout counter. When complete, the new desk will provide a more functional area for patron service including easy access book return, wheelchair access for checkout and a new self-service area for picking up reserved items.


During construction, which will last several weeks, the entrance to the library may periodically be obstructed, and the library may be dusty and noisy. The library may not be able to process interlibrary loan requests during construction.

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