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Mental health first aid

Mental health first aid is an eight-hour course that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments.

The course on Jan. 29 from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Old Post Office uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect persons to professional, peer and social supports as well as self-help resources.

For information, call Churchill Community Coaliton at 775-423-7433.

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep project

Every parent knows they have cute children. Here’s an opportunity to prove it, and have your child claim the official title, Cutest Kid in North America, while supporting a nonprofit organization that provides remembrance photography to parents who have experienced infant loss.

Picture This! Studio and Gallery Inc. is participating in the 2014 Charity Model Search to select the Cutest Kid in North America. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. Picture This! Studio and Gallery Inc. is looking for cute children birth-16 years old to enter into the contest.

A $35 sitting fee includes a 20-minute model session and one image submitted to the gallery at Once your image is uploaded, tell your family and friends to vote for your “Cutest Kid.” Each vote is $1 (no limit on how many votes you can cast), and all proceeds benefit NILMDTS. The top 10 vote getters in each age division (0-3, 4-12 and 13-18) will move on to the final judging round. An independent panel of judges will select the winners.

Call 775-423-9700 to book your session.

Since this fundraiser started in 2009, NILMDTS has served approximately 12,775 families, 2,500 of those families were served because of proceeds raised through this annual event.

AARP tax volunteer

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is seeking a volunteer to be a local tax site coordinator to operate a site in Fallon with two to three other volunteers.

This volunteer should have at least prepared his or her own tax returns for a few years using computer software.

The volunteer will need to attend five days of training in Carson City in the beginning of January.

During the tax season of February-April, this person would need to be available for at least one day in each week for about four hours between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

For information or to apply, contact Frank Furnari at 775-884-4144 or email

High school equivalence classes

WNC Fallon will be offering free HSE classes for students interested in attaining their high school equivalence diploma. Registration for these classes will be held the first Monday and Tuesday of each month and is on going. You must attend both days of registration.

WNC Fallon will be offering free HSE classes for students interested in attaining their high school equivalence diploma. Students will need to register, complete testing, and then plan out their class schedule.

Classes will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning Jan 30.

Volunteer with Highland activities

The activities department at Highland Village of Fallon is in search of volunteers.

Volunteers are needed to help out with reading books, listen to a life story, write a letter, arts & crafts, bingo, special events and the list goes on. There are so many ways you can help out — let us know what you love to do!

Please volunteer at Highland and share in the joy of touching a life!

For questions, call Darlene McMillian, activities director at 775-423-7800, ext.119

Story Time

Story Time is held each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. In addition to stories, children can make a simple craft.

The Library has hundreds of books on a wide variety of subjects for your enjoyment either in the building or at home. Studies have shown that books in the home are an important indicator of a child’s future success.

So join us for a fun-filled Story Time and check out books to read at home.

The library is located at 553 S. Maine St. For questions, call 775-423-7581.

AAUW bridge tournament

AAUW is sponsoring a bridge tournament Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. The tournament will be held at the Highland Manor north dining room.

Please bring a partner and play for prizes. Snacks will be provided. Entry fee is $15 per person, and proceeds go toward scholarships. Call Deana Terrell at 775-423-2293 for information.

Lyon County Lincoln Day Dinner

The Lyon County Republicans will hold their annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Feb. 1 at The Boys & Girls Club, 124 North Main St. in Yerington.

No-host cocktails will begin at 5:30 p.m. and a buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

The emcee for the evening will be State Sen. James Settelmeyer. The guest speakers will be Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, U.S. Sen. Dean Heller and Congressman Mark Amodei.

Tickets for the Lincoln Day Dinner are $35.00 each and can be reserved by calling Anita Dayton at 775-246-3747.

LVCC rehearsals

Here is your change to bring beautiful music to the community.

Lahontan Valley Concert Choir begins rehearsals Feb. 18 at Epworth Methodist Church located at 280 E. Stillwater Ave. Sing songs of the past and present and be part of something special. No experience necessary just the desire to sing. Our spring concert is scheduled for May 8.

thrift stores

Community Service Thrift Shop

The thrift store is located at 169 E. Center St. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.

Happy New Year to all our patrons and those who support assistance to the community with your donations.

Books are $2 a bag

Jan. 20-24; dresses & skirts $1 each.

For 26 years our volunteers have served this community by recycling donations and using proceeds to help more than 3,000 families with emergency needs to high school graduates and nursing students. Donations of clean, resalable items during store hours are welcome.

Call JoAnne Baumgart at 775-423-3719 for information.

Humboldt Shredders Thrift Store

The Fallon Humboldt Shredders is located at 290 S. Maine St. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bagged clothing sales, $4 per plastic shopping bag full of clothing available on Saturdays.

We are in need of re-sellable furniture, appliances, household items and clothing. To make donations or schedule a free pickup, call 775-217-0086 or 775-423-6140.

Drop-offs are made at the store location. Proceeds help provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities and families in need through community voucher programs.

Stuf’n Such Thrift Store

The Stuf ‘n Such Thrift Store, owned and operated by Banner Churchill Community Hospital Auxiliary, is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 99 S. Nevada St., 775-423-6446. Donations are accepted Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The nonprofit organization raises funds to benefit BCCH and other health-related events. Check out the new Facebook page at BCCH Auxiliary Store “Stuf N’Such”.

Boutique Thrift Store

Standing Through The Rain Foundation, at 190 E. Center St., shop hours are 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Standing Through The Rain Foundation is a non-profit organization. Proceeds benefit local women and girls programs. To make a donation or schedule a free pick-up call 775-423-7974.

Thrifty Finds

Thrifty Finds is a nonprofit store supporting Churchill County youth, 920 W. Williams Ave., Ste. 60A. Enter through Louie’s Dollar Plus.

Hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days per week.

Out of Egypt

Out of Egypt Thrift and Gift, providing for ongoing needs of food and hunger, is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fallon Church of the Nazarene, 121 S. Allen Rd.

Donations are welcome during open hours. Please only provide clean and usable items.

military & veterans

American Legion

The American Legion at 90 N. Ada St., Friday night dinners are open to the public. A $5 donation is asked.
On the first Friday each month the Sons of the American Legion has a fish fry. The second Friday is Bubba Burgers and all the fixings. Third Friday dinners are canceled until further notice. The fourth and fifth Fridays are steak dinners.
Lunch is served 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Street tacos, $1 each or four for $3, are served on Thursdays. Prime rib sandwiches are served the fourth Thursday each month.

Call the American Legion at 775-423-3008.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

“Omelet in a Bag Breakfast” resumed Jan. 18.

Marine Corps League

The High Desert Detachment of the Marine Corps League meets the first Saturday each month at noon at the VFW Hall, 405 S. Maine St.
The League is open to all Marines, active, reserve, retired or honorably discharged, FMF Corpsman, families and friends, to participate in programs designed to help the community.

Call Harry Hines at 775-423-6415 for info.


Hospice groups

XL Hospice Drop-In Grief Groups meet the second Mondays at 5 p.m. and third Tuesdays at noon at the XL Hospice office 570 S. Maine St. No charge or registration is necessary.

Square dancing

The Oasis Squares, Fallon’s square dance club meets each Friday, 7-9 p.m., Highland Estates, 570 N. Sherman St. Experienced dancers are always welcomed. Come dance in a square and make a circle of friends.

For information call Linda at 775-455-5997.

Hearts of Gold Quilters

The Hearts of Gold Quilters meets every Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way. All quilters are welcome.

We are a group of 40 busy quilters who meet weekly to make donation quilts, as well as working on our own projects. An average of 80 quilts per year are donated to our community.

Serendipity Bookstore

The Serendipity Bookstore at 507 S. Maine St. features used books for sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Churchill County Library.

The Bookstore currently has a handful of first edition signed mysteries for sale. Stop by and take a look at these and other books of interest.

Domestic Violence Support Group

Domestic Violence Support Group meets each Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 775-423-1313 for location.

Churchill County Library website

The Churchill County Library, 553 S. Maine St., invites you to check out its new website.

In addition to the catalog which contains our holding, databases are available on such subjects as homework help, marketing and phone directory, language; auto repair and more.

Most are available remotely with a Library card. Call 775-423-7581 for information.

MOPS meeting

The Mothers of Preschoolers group meets 10 a.m.-noon the second and fourth Tuesday each month at Parkside Bible Fellowship.

If you are the mother of a child up to 5 years and in need of a break, call 775-423-3855 to schedule a visit to a meeting or email

Child care is provided on the premises.

Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop

Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop is located inside the front lobby of Banner Churchill Community Hospital, 801 E. Williams Ave. Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop is owned and operated by Banner Churchill Community Hospital Auxiliary, a nonprofit organization. Newborn gifts, handbags, See’s candy, watches, jewelry, home decor items and more are available. Proceeds benefit BCCH and community events.

Call 775-867-7104 for information.

Fallon Tea Party

The Fallon Tea Party meets the first Tuesday and third Thursday each month at the Churchill County Library annex, 7 p.m., South Maine and Fairview (behind the bookstore).

You can find us on the web at For information, email or call 619-887-6808.

Fallon Elks Lodge

Dinner — The Fallon Elks Lodge, 93 W. Center St., serves dinner the first and third Friday of each month. Dinners start at 6 p.m. and cost $7 for adults, and $4 for children under 12. Breakfasts — Breakfast is served on the last Sunday of the month from 8-10 a.m.

Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under 12. For information, call the Elks Lodge at 775-423-2239 or Don at 775-427-9222.

Masons of Fallon

The Freemasons of Churchill Lodge #26 meet the first Thursday each month, 7 p.m., 39 S. Maine St., in the Fallon Fraternal Hall and Community Center. Sojourning Masons are invited. For information call 775-423-6819.


Take Off Pounds Sensibly with a fun group each Friday at 9 a.m., Methodist Church, 280 E. Stillwater Ave.

Cost is $5 per month with an annual fee of $28. For information, call Ann at 775-423-2546 or Jo at 775-867-3244.

Elks bingo

Fallon Elks Bingo, 93 W. Center St., is being discontinued due to lack of participation.

We regret that we cannot continue the Bingo Games when only a few people attend.

‘Celebrating Us’ art project

Artists, photographers, artisans of all genre are invited to showcase their work in the “Celebrating Us” project, a joint venture of the Churchill County Museum and the county.

Exhibits are on-going and ever-changing.

Call Barbara at 775-423-3677 for information.

ESL In-Home program

ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada is a nonprofit organization that provides English tutoring at no cost through the help of volunteer tutors.

The ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada would like to encourage people living in Fallon, Churchill County who are able to dedicate one to two hours of their weekly schedule to become a volunteer tutor. You have the power to make a difference in your community by helping others solve the language barrier. For information, call 775-888-2021 or 775-246-8765 or visit our website:

Child support enforcement

Child support enforcement services are available through the Churchill County District Attorney’s office. The staff may be able to help establish parentage and help obtain a child support order to include medical support. Pick up an application at the Churchill County Child Support Office at 165 N. Ada St., or visit and follow the links to the District Attorney’s Child Support Division.
For information, contact Churchill County District Attorney, Child Support Division at 775-423-8423.

The office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


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