Community Bulletin Board



Toastmasters Fallon every Thursday. If you are interested in developing stronger speaking and leadership skills, join us at Jerry’s Restaurant, 1801 W. Williams Ave., at 6 p.m. For information, call Karla at 775-691-9537 or Linda at 775-848-3622.

Wishing Tree applications

Applications for the 2014 Wishing Tree Program will be available through Oct. 17.

The Wishing Tree Program provides gifts during the holiday season for Churchill County youth 0 to 17 years old who meet income and residency requirements. Applications may be picked up at Churchill County Social Services, 485 W. B St., Suite 105, during normal business hours. The Wishing Tree Program is possible due to the volunteer efforts of the Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association and kind community donations.

Fallon Sea Cadets dinner

Come and join us for a fun filled night on Oct. 4 with great food, raffle and auction prizes. The proceeds from this event to support the Fallon Sea Cadets will go to uniforms, transportation and for cadets who need financial assistance.

The event will be held at the Reno Elks Lodge, 597 Kummel Lane. Doors open at 5 p.m., and dinner is at 6 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children. Raffle tickets will be sold at the door.

The Fallon Sea Cadets Division is a Northern Nevada program that serves all communities located throughout Northern Nevada. The program provides American youth a drug and alcohol free environment to foster their leadership abilities, broaden their horizons through hands-on training and guide them to becoming mature adults.

Amateur radio

The Amateur Radio of Churchill County (ARCC) invites all current amateur (Ham) radio operators or anyone interested in amateur radio to its monthly meeting, which is on the first Tuesday (Oct. 7, 5:30 p.m.) of the month at the Churchill County Administrative Complex, conference room 102, 155 N. Taylor St.

The ARCC also invites anyone to its monthly breakfast (Oct. 19 at 8 a.m.) at the Eagles Hall. Cost is $7.

Amateur radio operators are invited to attend a weekly NET on Sundays at 6 p.m. at repeater 146.97 with a PL of 103.5 Hz The purpose of this net is to exchange information relating to general amateur radio topics.

For information contact Rick Bischoff - K7ET Phone 775-423-7665 or 775-294-1115 E-mail:

Bereavement class

XL Hospice is offering a six-week bereavement class beginning Oct. 15. The class meets Wednesdays at noon at the XL Hospice Office at 570 S. Maine St. Call the office (775-423-9511) to register. No cost.

FRIENDS collecting winter garments

FRIENDS Family Resource Center is collecting clean, gently used coats, jackets scarves, gloves, mittens and beanies as part of the Coat Caper community service project. Coats of all shapes and sizes are welcome.

The program distributes reusable coats, free of charge, directly to local children and adults.

Bring your clean, gently used coats, jackets, scarves, gloves, mittens and beanies to Fallon City Hall, CCHS, CCMS, Lahontan Elementary, E.C. Best, Numa Elementary, Northside Early Learning Center or Oasis Academy Charter School from Oct. 1-10.All donated coats will be given to the FRIENDS FRC for distribution on Oct. 22 at Northside Early Learning Center cafeteria at 340 Venturacci Lane from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Sesquicentennial time capsule

The Churchill County Museum Association is excited to play a part in the local celebration of the 150th birthday of the State of Nevada.

Through the Mayor’s NV150 Commission, a “time capsule” is going to be placed within a permanent outdoor display at the southeast corner of the Churchill County Museum Building. This public ceremony is scheduled to happen very near to the date of Nevada’s birthday, Oct. 31.

You are invited to participate in this community event by donating a item to be placed within the time capsule that you feel best represents the City of Fallon, Churchill County, or Nevada such as a letter, a document, a photo, a sound recording, a video, a small book or any other item that would not exceed a measurement of 6”x6”x6.”

JOIN training

Call or visit a local JOIN office for immediate, free enrollment in career training and education classes.

JOIN has received federal funds that will allow us to pay for your instruction, class materials, and certification fees.

The Federal funds will also pay private employers to provide you with on-the-job-training.

Call or visit your local JOIN office immediately. Fallon, 775-423-6162, 121 Industrial Way, Fallon, NV 89406; Fernley, 775-575-1222, 460 W. Main St., #111,

Fundraiser for cancer

Pjammin for Cancer is a way for businesses and schools to show support by paying a minimum of $1 per participant in exchange for the ability to wear pajamas to school or work for a day.

While this is a fun way to raise money, it’s also a symbolic way to show support for the children who have no choice about whether or not they have to be in their pajamas all the time.

All money raised will be donated toward the programs and services of Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation. Donations can also be made online at

Students can wear their pajamas to school for $1 donation.

Oct. 9 is pajama day for CCHS, CCMS, Lahontan and Northside schools.

High school equivalency classes

There will be a change in the registration dates for the next high school equivalency classes at WNC Fallon.

Instead for registration on Oct. 13 and 14, registration will be on Sept. 29 and 30. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until noon both days at the WNC campus in Pinon Hall, room 204.

Training workshop

A training-of-trainers workshop is designed to educate adults who work with teens and teen peer leaders/educators about healthy dating relationships and the prevention of relationship abuse.

This one-day training will prepare participants to present this information based on educational materials that are appropriate for teen audiences ranging in age 14-17 and young adults 18-24. For more information and registration:

4-H Find Out Night

Churchill County 4-H is hosting its annual 4-H Find Out Night on Oct. 6 from 6-8 p.m.

Current 4-H members and leaders will be on hand to share information about local club activities and events. Join us at the multi-purpose building located at 225 Sheckler Road to see all that 4-H has to offer.

For information, contact Karen at the 4-H office at 775-423-5121.

Churchill Democrats

The Churchill County Democrats will hold their regular monthly meeting on Oct. 9 at the Churchill County Administration Complex in Room 136. Please note, this is a change of place.

They will be making plans for the upcoming election. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Vendors needed for craft fair

Churchill County Middle School Christmas Craft Fair needs vendors.

The craft fair is Dec. 5-6 at 650 S. Maine Street.

If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Deby Smotherman at 775-423-7701.

MOPS meeting

Are you the Mother of a Preschooler, birth to 5 yrs.? Do you need a break a couple of times a month?

We hope at our meetings moms will find encouragement, support, relevant teaching, and opportunities to develop relationships with other women who are in the same stage of life. MOPS meets 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Parkside Bible Fellowship. Call 775-423-3855 for information and scheduling (childcare) or email

Childcare for meetings is provided on the premises.

Volunteers needed for ChArts Store

The Churchill Arts Council (CAC) is sponsored a training for qualified volunteers to work in the ChArts Store @ the Oats Park Art Center.

Those interested must be at least 18 years of age and attend this training session. While volunteers may be able to see performances when they are working at no charge, they must be completely available to work before, during and after performances. Duties will include assisting patrons with purchases, logistics, and other activities as required.

The training will be held on Oct. 8 from 6–7:30 p.m. at the Oats Park Art Center, 151 East Park St. If you are interested in attending, call 775-423.1440, or email

Senior brunch

Fernley Estates will be hosting a senior brunch (age 50+) on Oct 8 from 9-11 a.m. Proceeds to benefit the Northern Nevada Veterans Coalition.

Tickets are $4 per person. Fernley Estates is at 1130 Chisholm Trail (behind Starbucks). For information, call 775-372-8625.

thrift stores

Community Service Thrift Shop

The Community Service Thrift Shop at 169 E. Center Street is open 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. each weekday.

We are a non-profit organization run by a group of dedicated community volunteers. We do not have room for bicycles, beds, couches or large televisions. We receive donations at the back door from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. weekdays.

We have received lots of material (priced at $1 a yard) and lots of Lace trim’ priced as marked, that is for sale.

Sept. 29-Oct. 3; Storewide half-price sale “all merchandise is on sale.”

The proceeds from our sales support families with emergency help, with a written referral from Churchill County Social Services, and also for the scholarship programs for graduating CCHS students and local nursing students.

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

Blue Sky Thrift Store

The Blue Sky Thrift Store (formerly 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 business hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seen days a week.

Donations accepted during business hours.

Visit us for Senior Sunday (50 years+), Military Monday (with current or retired military ID) and/or Thrifty Tuesday (everyone) where you will enjoy 50 percent savings on clothing and shoes (excluding specially tagged items).

Look for our weekly special. Located at 920 W. Williams Ave., Ste, Call 775-426-9411 for information. Thrifty Finds is a non-profit organization whose revenues benefit the youth of Churchill County.

Out of Egypt

Out of Egypt Thrift and Gift, providing for ongoing needs of food and hunger, is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 121 S. Allen Road. Phone 775-217-0542.

Our donation center is located at 1075 Taylor Place (behind Walmart) Phone 775-737-3784, hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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.
The second Friday is Chef’s Choice. The fourth Friday is steak dinners. Call the American Legion at 775-423-3008.

Breast cancer fundraiser

The American Legion Post 16 at 90 N. Ada St., will be raising money for breast cancer for the month of October. The post will be holding a coin drive, as well as having raffles for varies donated items. There will be additional specials going on for the whole month. Come and check us out. On Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. there will be a spaghetti feed. Cost is $7 per plate. For information, call 775-423-3008.

FRA meetings

The Fleet Reserve Association is an active opponent of the Sea Services, Navy, Marine Corp and Coast Guard, active duty,retired or any who served a tour of duty.

Join us or just check out a meeting at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the American Legion Hall.

American Legion Ceremonial Team

Volunteers are needed for the American Legion ceremonial team. Volunteer must be a member of the American Legion.

Call Roy ‘Buck’ Allen at 775-423-0115 for Information.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.


Square dancing

The Oasis Squares, Fallon’s square dance club, meets every Friday, 7-9 p.m., at Highland Estates, 570 N. Sherman St. Experienced dancers are always welcome.

Come dance in a square and make a circle of friends. For information call Ernie at 423-0471 or 217-3105.

Fallon Tea Party

The Fallon Tea Party meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday and third Thursday of each month in Room 102 of the county administration building on North Taylor St.

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

RPEN meetings

The Churchill Chapter of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada (RPEN) meets the second Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the meeting room at Jerry’s Restaurant, 1801 W. Williams Ave.

For information, email or call 775-427-9741.

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.

Domestic Violence Support Group

Domestic Violence Support Group meets each Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m.

Call 775-423-1313 for location.

Library 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. 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.

XL Hospice blood pressure clinic, grief groups

XL Hospice is providing a blood pressure clinic on the first Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon at the Senior Center, 310 Court St.

For information, call Lisa at 775-423-9511. 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 nor registration.

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.

Churchill County Library website

The Churchill County Library, 553 S. Maine St., invites you to check out the 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.


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.

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.

‘Celebrating Us’ art project

Help Churchill County “Celebrate” our local talent! Artists, photographers, artisans of all genre are invited to showcase their work at the County’s Administration Complex.

Exhibits are on-going and ever-changing.

Call the County Manager’s Office 775-423-5136 for more information.


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