Dayton-area briefs


Photographic exhibit on view at Dayton gallery

On view at the Lyon County Dayton Gallery through June 20 will be the expressive color photography by Gary O'Toole.

O'Toole takes many of his photos while sitting on his horse, and wants to preserve the natural beauty of the state. His show, titled "Nevada from the Back County," will take the viewer on a photographic journey through the landscape.

The Dayton Gallery is located in the Lyon County Services Office at Occidental Square in Building No. 2, Suite 201, on Highway 50 in Dayton and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 463-4963.

Fire Department golf tourney to benefit kids

The Central Lyon County Fire Protection District's 4th annual CLCFD Kids to Burn Camp Golf Tournament at 8 a.m. June 7 at Dayton Valley Country Club at Legado.

Proceeds help send kids to Firefighters Kids Camp at Lake Tahoe, and to support the Central Lyon County Burn Fund.

Last year, the fire district was able to send four children to camp. The Firefighters' Kids Camp is a recovery program that provides young burn survivors with a fun and safe camp environment that encourages healing, personal growth and character development.

The CLCF Burn Fund is seeking sponsors, donors and players. Sponsors will be recognized at the tees with a sign bearing the name of the person or company sponsoring the hole. Raffle prizes will be awarded throughout the day. There will also be a chance to win a new car with a hole-in-one. Call Chuck Ritter at 246-6209.

Vendors sought for Dayton Valley Days

The 20th annual Dayton Valley Days will be Sept. 20-21 and will honor the buildings of yesterday with the theme, "Old Places, New Faces."

The Dayton Station historical railroad depot will be included, along with the other buildings from the community's past.

Money raised goes to the continued restoration of historic Old Town Dayton and aiding organizations that provide Christmas gifts to those in need, provide prevention and intervention, scholarships and provide support to other needs of the community.

Call 246-3378 for a booth or other information.

Enrollment open for ambulance program

Central Lyon County Fire Protection District is offering the Frontier Saver Ambulance Subscription Service to the residents of Central Lyon County. Signing up for the Frontier Saver Program will prevent expensive ambulance fees during a medical emergency.

The program covers all non-reimbursed expenses for emergency ground ambulance transportation to area hospitals. Cost of the program is $65 for a household and $50 for a single person.

Information and applications are available at the Central Lyon County Fire Protection District Office. Call 246-6209.

Boy Scouts gather worn flags for retirement

Julian Ballatore-South of Dayton is collecting tattered, worn and faded flags for his Eagle Scout project. The flags will be formally retired at a ceremony June 11.

Marked boxes for collecting flags are at the Dayton Elementary School, and Dayton Intermediate and High Schools until Thursday, and at Dayton Pizza Factory and Central Lyon County Fire Protection District until June 9.

The Flag Retirement Ceremony, will be at 5 p.m., June 11 at Dayton Valley Event Center and Rodeo Grounds, 500 Schaad Lane. For information, call 246-3870.


Octane Festival planned

The inaugural Octane Fest includes an appearance by Supercross King Jeremy McGrath, concerts by the Marshall Tucker Band and Unwritten Law, and an anchor event at Top Gun Raceway.

Octane Fest, June 10-15, is a week of motor sports events and rock concerts that will be anchored by the NHRA Lucas Oil Series Drag Races at Top Gun Raceway. The races at Top Gun will also feature top alcohol and funny cars.

Boys & Girls Club will sponsor a fundraiser dinner June 12 at the Fallon Convention Center with special guests Jeremy McGrath and NHRA funny car champion "Fast" Jack Beckman.

Other events include an IMCA Modified Shootout and a closed-course, off-road race at Rattlesnake Raceway, a Tuff-Truck/demolition derby/quad war at the Churchill County Fairgrounds, and a "Festival Central" at the old Wal-Mart parking lot on Williams Avenue.

Octane Fest will open with a "Night of Fire" featuring drag boats and dragsters starting up and shooting flames June 10.

A Hurricam's Car Show will take place in Oats Park during the festival along with "A Taste of Fallon" produced by the Fallon Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are available by calling (775) 423-4556 or (800) 874-0903 or by visiting


4-H fundraiser planned

The Fernley 4-H Dog Club and Fernley Little Critters Rabbit and Cavy club will hold its 3rd Annual Yard Sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7 in a vacant lot on Main Street across from the Wigwam Restaurant.

The Dog Club will use the money raised to purchase agility equipment for training, while the Rabbit Club will use the money to host its annual Rabbit and Cavy Show.

The clubs are seeking donations of merchandise for the sale. Call Barbara Bolstad at 835-8117 or Gayle Turk at 240-0214.

Pancake breakfast set

The Desert Lakes Golf Community and the Fernley Improvement Club will hold a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Fernley Community Center, to raise money for the Fernley Food Bank. Cost is $3 Call 575-0883.

Silver City

Youth program set

Silver City's Summer Youth Program will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays from June 16 to Aug. 12, and is open to all area children ages 5 to 15.

Parents are required to stay and help with the program.

Activities will include yoga, basketball, beading, macramé and art, film workshop, music lessons, theater workshop, field trips, reading, history tours and more.

This program is funded through the Silver City Case for Change Task Force and Healthy Communities Coalition, local used book sales, Nevada Arts Council, Dayton Food Bank, and Lyon County Recreation. Call 847-0742.

Silver Springs

Youth event planned

Solid Rock, a free, outdoor extreme youth event will be held at 10 a.m. June 7 at New Hope Christian Fellowship in Silver Springs.

The event features live performances by national recording artist Justin Fox, as well as local bands Risen, Chris Heifner, and Brian Partridge, with others.

Barbecue lunch and dinner will be offered, as well as encouragement and hope for life today. The event is open to the public.

Take Highway 50 to Silver Springs and take the Ramsey-Weeks turnoff, go left on Fir and follow the signs to Solid Rock.

This is an alcohol-free event presented by New Hope Christian Fellowship and GAP Kids Youth Group. For information, call 220-2457 or 577-0404.


VE Exams scheduled

Regularly scheduled testing sessions for Amateur Radio Licenses are now available for the first time locally in Stagecoach. Volunteer examiners will be available every other month on the second Saturday of the even-numbered months.

The next session will be on Saturday, June 14. Registration is 8 - 10 a.m. The testing will end around noon. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not mandatory. The exam fee is $14. Testing will take place at 8755 Cimarron Trail. Take Apache north off U.S. 50 and drive approximately 1 mile to the intersection of Apache and Cimarron.

If you are upgrading an existing license, bring your original license and a photocopy, as well as the originals of any CSCEs you may have. Please bring photocopies, as we do not have copying facilities on site.

Future sessions scheduled for 2008 are: Aug. 9, Oct. 11, and Dec. 13. All sessions are sanctioned by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) who is the VEC.

Contact Jack Ruckman, AC6FU, at P.O. Box 309, Silver Springs, NV 89429, telephone 775-577-2637.

Virginia City

Theater Muckers perform 'Stopped Interrupting'

The Virginia City High School Theater Muckers will alternately perform a play and a one-act festival through Sunday at the high school commons. "Stopped Interrupting" the full-length play, will be Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m. Four one-act plays will be performed on Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Call 847-0992.

Piper's hosts Old West auction, concert

Piper's Opera House will host the Spanish Springs Old West Auction Viewing and Cowboy Concert at 5 p.m. today with a preview of a Western collectible auction featuring antique firearms, vintage bits and spurs, saddles, Western books and papers, knives, chaps and chinks, gambling items, Western furniture, Indian items, cavalry and Western movie items, and more. Cowboy crooners will put on a show during the preview.

The auction begins at 1 p.m. Saturday. Preview is at 10 a.m. For information on auction or consignments, call 530-234-2050. To attend, call 847-0433.

Storey ambulance program begins

Open Enrollment for the Storey County Fire Department Ambulance Subscription program is through June 30 and is open to residents in the department's response area.

Cost is $25 per year per household, and $10 for those older than 55.

Call the Storey County Fire Department at 847-0954 to request an application or pick up an application at the Station 1, 145 North C St., Virginia City.

Excavations exhibit at St. Mary's

"Orphic Excavations," an exhibition by Anthony Alston at St. Mary's Art Center, is the product of a two-month long Capital City Arts Initiative artist residency.

The center is open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alston focused on unearthing veins in the epic tales surrounding Virginia City and the foundation of the St. Mary's Art Center. He has created an engaging site-specific installation.

As part of CCAI's Artists in Education program, Alston is also in residence at Carson High School. Born in Minnesota, Alston lives in Reno. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2007. Orphic Excavations will be on view through June 29.

Call 847-7774.


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