Community briefly Aug. 27

4-H shooting sports

clubs host state match

Carson City/Storey County 4-H Shooting Sports clubs are hosting the State 4-H Shooting Sports Match for the second year from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Capitol City Gun Club and Carson City Rifle Range.

Competitive shoots take place at the rifle range for air pistol, air rifle, .22 rifle, and muzzleloader. Shotgun and archery will be at the gun club. All 4-H'ers who qualified in their discipline are eligible to compete at this event.

Signups begin at 6 a.m. at the gun club, with opening ceremonies at 7:15 a.m. Shoots begin at 8 a.m. and continue throughout the day.

Concession stands are planned for each of the ranges.

At 5:30 p.m., Nevada 4-H'ers, their families and leaders will gather at gun club for a barbeque/picnic of tri-tip, hamburgers and hot dogs. Awards begin at 8 p.m.

For more information, call Teri Spraggins at 775-887-2252.

Group working for

justice reform to meet

CURE, Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants, is restarting a Carson City chapter with a meeting 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 6, at St. Paul's Lutheran Family church, at William St. and N. Saliman Ave. Followup meetings will be the first Tuesdays of each month.

CURE is a non-profit organization that began in 1972 in Texas to work for positive change in the prison system. Today it has chapters throughout the country and several international chapters. It was active in Nevada from 1998-2004.

The goals of CURE is to ensure prisons are used only for those who absolutely must be incarcerated and to help prisoners receive all the resources they need to turn their lives around. CURE also is involved in programs to compensate victims of crime and helping families of those incarcerated to understand and to navigate the justice system.

For more information please call Pat 775-546-3849 or 702-375-2402 or go to

Get Cluckin' at Carson City's 4-H poultry club

Carson City Cooperative Extension is offering a new poultry club, Carson Cluckers, which will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 14 in the UNCE conference room, 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 15.

Participants should come with a list of questions they would like answered. No birds allowed at this meeting. A surprise guest speaker will be available to share information on raising healthy birds for show and to answer questions.

Youth ages 7-19 are eligible to enroll in this project area. Parents will need to attend with their child. Call 775-887-2252 to register.

Virginia City hosts Civil War Days

The eighth annual Comstock Re-enactor's Call to Arms, The Battle that Never Was, will be held on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-5, in Virginia City. The Comstock Civil War Re-enactors will put on a show for locals and visitors alike.

"A huge silver consignment is rumored to be leaving Virginia City for the South. Union troops have manned the city to protect the railroad convoy. It is hoped that union troops stationed at nearby Fort Churchill will protect the train if the Confederates try to capture the shipment. Both armies have sent out a call for reinforcements," said a visitors' bureau spokesman.

There will be a true period camp set up at Miners Park with tents, re-enactors and even a camp cook to show spectators how it really was during the Civil War era.

The Comstock Civil War Re-enactors are the only regional group to use cannons in their staged battles, and have partnered with the Virginia & Truckee Railroad to create a hold-up and ensuing battle with Confederate and Union troops.

Battle train tickets can be purchased in advance at or reservations can be made by emailing ccwrbattletrains@ Tickets may also be purchased at the train depot on F Street the day of the event.

The four-day event includes an educational school day, theater of "John Brown's Body," pancake breakfast, battle trains, Victorian tea, Civil War Battle in Gold Hill with VIP or bleacher seating, no-host barbecue, period dance and the annual Labor Day Parade at noon and a Civil War street battle 12:30 p.m. Sept. 5 on C Street in Virginia City.

For a complete itinerary, pricing and contact information, log on to www.Visit and navigate to the events calendar. '

ESL program provides free tutor workshop

Volunteers are needed to learn how to teach English as a Second Language and make a difference in the community by helping solve the language barrier.

The ESL In-Home Program will provide a free Orientation and Tutor Workshop from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 10 in the auditorium of the Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop Street.

For more information, call Florence Phillips, executive director, at 775-888-2021 or go to

Meet Nevada's First Lady, support the Mammovan

Jim and Alicia Eidel will host a fundraiser from 2-6 p.m. today at 4150 Meadwood Dr. to support the Mammovan Program and help the uninsured women in Nevada.

Participants can enjoy a barbecue, music by Hickory Switch and door prizes. The honorary chair and spokeswoman, Nevada's First Lady, Kathleen Sandoval, will be present at the fundraiser.

Too many women in Nevada have never had a mammogram. Lack of funds, transportation conflicts, or no insurance are the main reasons women have not protected their health with this breast cancer screening process. The Mammovan program provides low cost mammograms to the uninsured and brings the service to where women live and work.

For those who would like to make a tax deductible donation to the Mammovan, but are unable to attend the event, send your donation to Nevada Health Centers, Inc., 1802 N. Carson Street, Suite 100, Carson City, NV 89701. For more information, call 775-888-6625.

Information offered to recruit CASA volunteers

Court Appointed Special Advocates for children needs volunteers to speak up for a child.

CASA will hold an information hour at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Carson City Juvenile Court at the corner of Fifth Street and Saliman Road. CASA volunteers are appointed to represent a child removed from the home due to abuse and neglect.

For more information, email or call 775-882-6776.


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