Community Bulletin Board for Aug. 17

Museum meeting, book sale
Do you have plans for the afternoon of Aug. 20?
 If you’re a member, your plan should be to visit Churchill County Museum from 1-3 p.m. You’ll get to partake in a raffle, book sale and get to meet our new director, Mel Glover.
Also, researchers are welcomed back into the research. The museum is still in the process of renovating its archive, and some materials remain inaccessible.

Labor Day parade
The annual Fallon Lions Club parade, the longest running event of its type in Nevada, is seeking entries for this year’s event.
The Fallon Lions Club is honoring the area’s veterans organizations with the parade theme of Celebrating our Veteran Volunteer Service Organizations.
Barbara Hertz from the local Lions Club said the registration deadline for all entries is early September. Awards will be given in the following categories: President’s Award, Best Use of Theme, Most Creative, Best Youth Group, Best Civic Group, Best Business Entry, Best Mounted Individual, Best Mounted Group, Best Antique Farm implement and Best Automotive entry.
Copies of the application may be found on the Fallon Lions Club Facebook pages. Individuals or groups may go by Chamber to pick up a copy, call 775-666-3068 to have one emailed.
The parade starts at 10 a.m. at the northwest corner of the Old High School and travels on Taylor Street to Williams Avenue up to Homestead and the American Legion and then down Maine Street to end in front of the Old High School.
The parade is also the longest held tradition in Churchill County and attracts upward to 70 to 80 entries based on prior-year applications. During an election year, Hertz said the number of entries increases. People are allowed to enter as many vehicles or floats as they want, so the number of vehicles or floats, for example, will increase.
Along the route will be a number of announcer booths, and each announcer will introduce the entries.

Pancake breakfast
Before the parade, though, will be the annual Labor Day pancake breakfast hosted by the Fallon Rotary Club. Both the parade and breakfast have been favorite stops for many local and state politicians who participate in the Labor Day festivities.
The breakfast, which is held in the lot next to E.H. Hursh Insurance on South Maine Street, is from 7-10 a.m. and includes all-you-can eat pancakes, sausage, eggs, fresh fruit, coffee and Sandhill Diary white and chocolate milk. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Junior rodeo
The Fallon Junior Rodeo begins Friday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Churchill County Fairgrounds with the queen contest. The queen will be crowned Saturday.
 The rodeo portion continues Saturday in the Fairview Arena (formerly known as just the main arena) with its first performance at 8 a.m. The second go-around is Sunday at 8 a.m., and the Top 10 concludes the three days of rodeo action beginning at 8 a.m. on Labor Day.
The Tommy Lee Roping is at 6 p.m. on Saturday, and Family Night after the rodeo is Sunday.
Organizer Jennifur Peek said there will be spectator games held during each performance. She said this is a way for spectators to have some fun and win money.
Events, depending on categories and age, include barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, breakaway roping, team roping, figure 8, run ride lead, steer stopping, mutton busting, dummy roping, chute dogging and calf roping.
The categories include Pee Wee, ages 0-5; Junior Boys and Girls, ages 6-9; Intermediate Boys and Girls, ages 10-13; and Senior Boys and Girls, ages 14-18.
Peek said she has received applications from contestants who live in California, Idaho and Utah. Last year the rodeo had more than150 contestants.
Peek Brothers Construction is providing additional money for the events.
For information, go to www. or the Facebook page, or call Peek at 775-302-6792.

Concert in the Park
Mile Twelve, this year’s musical group for this year’s community wide reunion on Aug. 20, begins playing at the Oats Park Centennial Stage at 7:30 p.m.
Mile Twelve is a modern string band from Boston and winners of the 2020 IBMA New Artist of the Year award. Mile Twelve’s name comes from a mile marker found on Boston’s southern border. In addition to touring North America, the band also performed in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
The free performance is presented in cooperation with Mayor Ken Tedford, the city council and city of Fallon.
Earlier in the day at 3 p.m. members of Mile Twelve will conduct a conversation about their music and band, and the arts center will be open for a tour of the galleries.

For those interested in COVID testing and vaccine opportunities offered by the county in August, the schedule is posted has been posted:
Vaccines offered at Miners Road health site and the Pennington Life Center; testing only offered at Miners Road.
Anyone aged six months and older is eligible. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Library activities
Stop by the Churchill County Library in August to take advantage of its activities for all ages.
“1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” encourages youngsters to read age-appropriate books before entering school. Book titles are suggested and offered by library staff. Sign-ups accepted at any time.
In-person “Storytime with Ms. Jes” offered Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Children’s Librarian Jeslyn MacDiarmid reads picture books to children and offers a craft to accompany most stories. Each session is recorded and posted to the library’s YouTube account for on-demand viewing at your convenience.
Reading with Rover takes place on August 11 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Children read books to dogs to improve their reading skills and confidence in reading to a decidedly captive audience.

Learn about 3D printing at drop-in participatory workshops on August 3, 17 and 31 from 3 to 5 p.m. Using the library’s 3D printer, make objects, both useful and pretty, and see about this popular technology.
Virtual Reality drop-in sessions take place on August 2, 5, 9, 12 and 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. All welcome to stop by!
Knitting Club meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 4 p.m. All are welcome from the beginner to advanced skilled folks.
STEAM sessions are on Fridays from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Have a problem with your computer or smartphone? Head over the William N. Pennington Life Center on Fridays (except Aug. 26) from 10 to 11 a.m. and get answers from Technical Services Librarian Joe Salsman, an expert in all things technology.

Writer’s Group meets Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Discover what area writers are inspired by and working on and bring your own manuscript for inspiration.
Check out the Hidden Cave Virtual Reality experience by making an appointment to don the headset and see Churchill County’s Hidden Cave from a whole new perspective. Bonus: no guano smell!
Creative Aging Artists are the featured artwork in August. Come see the creativity among those in our community who have been creating all for the last several months in partnership with the Churchill Arts Council and Nevada Humanities.
Hours of operation
Library hours of operation are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Sundays and major holidays.
Call 775-423-7581 for more information on any of the activities above. The Churchill County Library is located at 553 South Maine Street in Fallon.

Become a chamber member
Would you or someone you know in the business community like to become more involved?
Fallon Chamber of Commerce would like to extend its invitation to you to become a board member.
The chamber provides resources, support and education to help businesses be successful. The chamber is currently working on job training, internships and scholarship programs for up and coming youth looking to get into the business world.       The chamber understands it’s made up of small businesses wants to provide all the resources you need to run a successful business on a local, state and federal level
The chamber works hard to represent the local business community, but as a non-profit 501(c)6 organization, the chamber relies on members and board of directors to partner with us to serve businesses and our community as a whole! Many people wonder what it is the Chamber of Commerce is exactly.
By definition, a chamber of commerce is a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. Business owners in towns and cities form these local societies to advocate on behalf of the business community. Local Chambers work on the local level to bring the business community together to develop strong local networks, which can result in a business-to-business exchange.
In most cases, local Chambers work with their local government, such as their mayor, their city council and local representatives to develop pro-business initiatives.
If interested please nominate yourself or someone that you think would be vital to aiding our business community.
For information, contact The Chamber 775-423-2544 or email


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