Churchill Arts Center performance North Carolina’s Sarah Shook sings with a conviction and hard honesty sorely lacking in much of today’s Americana landscape. Fallon will have the opportunity to present her music on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Oats Park Arts Center. The box office, Art Bar and galleries open at 6 p.m., with the performance beginning one hour later. Tickets are $17 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Tickets are available at Jeff’s Copy Express or call the Churchill Arts Center at 775-423-1440. Always passionate, at times profane, Shook stalks and walks the line between vulnerable and menacing, their voice strong and uneasy, country classic but with contemporary, earthy tension. You can hear in their voice what it is that they have seen; world weary, lessons learned (or not) but always defiant. Writing with a blunt urgency, Shook’s lyrics are in turn smart, funny, mean, and above all, uncompromising. Sly turns of phrase so spot on they feel as old and true as a hymn. Anger that’s as confrontational as it is concise. Humor that’s as wry and resigned as a park bench prophet. The Disarmers hit all the sweet spots from Nashville to Bakersfield and take Shook’s unflinching tales out for some late-night kicks. At times, it’s as simple and muscular as Luther Perkins’ boom-chicka-boom, or as downtown as Johnny Thunders.
Lions Yard Sale set The Fallon Lions’ annual Yard Sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 at the Fallon Eagles Hall, 7977 Reno Highway All funds raised help with eye exams, glasses, youth group projects and more in the community. Churchill Dems to meet The Churchill County Democrats will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13, at the public library annex, 507 S. Maine St., on the corner of South Maine Street and East Fairview, just north of the library. They will be preparing for the election and beginning planning for their spring fundraising dinner. The meeting starts at 6 p.m.
Ales for Arts Ales for Arts on Friday from 5-9 p.m. is a fundraiser for the Churchill Arts Council’s 2022-23 programs and activities. Admission is free but it’s $25 per person for unlimited beer tasting. Sample local and regional beers from Great Basin Brewing Company, the Brewer’s Cabinet, Lead Dog Brewing, and Pigeon Head Brewery. For non-beer drinkers we have a seasonal specialty cocktail composed using local ingredients, plus wine and other drinks; and an assortment of food from local vendors including Carniceria Mendoza’s food truck. Enjoy all this and much more while grooving to the music of Dineen & the Great Basin Band.
Green Goddess Green Goddess Market & Autumn Harvest will feature fantastic artisanal work including a collaboration between Nevada-U.S. Silver Works and Silver Fox Turquoise showcasing sterling silver jewelry and high grade turquoise all handmade and mined in Nevada. Green Goddess Market & Autumn Harvest, Friday, Oct. 7 from 4-7 p.m. at the Oats Park Art Center.
Candidates Night Candidates Night on Oct. 18 at the Fallon Convention Center will feature forums for individuals seeking four Churchill County School Board seats as well as candidates vying for sheriff and Fallon City Council Ward 3. Candidates Night will also be broadcast on KKTU (99.5 FM) and streamed live on the internet at network1sports.com. beginning at 6 p.m. The Fallon Post, Lahontan Valley New and Lahontan Broadcasting are sponsoring the event along with the Churchill County Republican Central Committee.: Rachel Dahl, publisher of The Fallon Post, and Steve Ranson, editor emeritus of The Lahontan Valley News will be the panelists. CCRCC Chairman Gary Smith will be the moderator. Voters will select four Churchill County School District trustees. Incumbents seeking another term are Matt Hyde and Amber Casey-Getto. Newcomers include Julie Goetsch-Guerrero, Walter Henderson, Joe McFadden, Bill Post and Ivy Ward. The school board race is nonpartisan. The candidates for the School Board will answer a series of questions related to education issues not only in Churchill County but also in Nevada. Sheriff Richard Hickox will be seeking his second term. His challenger is Daniel Sharp, and Paul Harmon and Geoffrey Knell are running for Fallon City Council Ward 3 to replace James Richardson. Kelly Frost was unopposed in Ward 1. Both races are also nonpartisan. Other county races were decided in June. Myles Getto won the open Churchill County Commission District 2 seat vacated by Pete Olsen, who is termed out. Greg Koenig won the Assembly 38 seat, which caused another opening for county commission. Gov. Steve Sisolak will appoint a replacement. Key dates released for general election • Mail ballots for the 2022 general election must be sent out by Oct. 19. • The last day to update voter registration and request a mail ballot is Oct. 25. • Early voting begins Oct. 22 and ends Nov. 4 in the commission chambers at the Churchill County Administration Building, 155 N. Taylor St. • The general election is Nov. 8 at the Fallon Convention Center and also on the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Reservation. • The last day for the clerk’s office to receive a ballot by mail is Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked. • The last day for mailed ballots to be received and counted by county election officials is Nov. 12. • The last day for voters to “signature cure” or address any issue with the signature on their mail ballot is Nov. 14.
Wishing Tree applications Applications for the 2022 Wishing Tree Program are available from Churchill County Social Services. Completed applications due back to Social Services by October 20 at 5 p.m. The Wishing Tree Program provides gifts during the holiday season for Churchill County youth 0 to 17 years of age who meet income and residency requirements. Applications may be picked up at Churchill County Social Services, 485 West B Street, Suite 105, in Fallon during normal business hours. The Wishing Tree Program is possible due to the combined volunteer efforts of the CC Communications Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association, Churchill County Social Services, and community members who donate both time and gifts. For more information, contact Melessa Walraven at 775-423-6695, extension 1280.
Wreaths Across America To order a wreath for Fernley’s NNVMC event, go to nnvc.org and click on Wreaths Across America for the pdf form, or mail your donation to: Nevada Veterans Coalition; P.O. Box 415; Fernley, NV 89408. To order for Fallon, go to http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.com. The group ID is NV0063, and the location ID is NVCHCC. Roger Elliott is handing the Fallon campaign.
Vaccines For those interested in COVID testing and vaccine opportunities offered by the county the schedule is posted has been posted: https://www.churchillcountynv.gov/1015/COVID-19-Vaccines 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 October to take advantage of its activities for all ages. Read “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. Wear your Halloween costume on October 26 and 27! 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 Oct. 13 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Children read books to dogs to improve their reading skills and confidence to a decidedly captive audience.
Learn Learn about 3D printing at drop-in participatory workshops on Oct. 12 and Oct. 26 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 Tuesdays from 3:15 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 with VR 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 from 10 to 11 a.m. and get answers from Technical Services Librarian Joe Salsman, an expert in all things technology!
Explore 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.
Enjoy Featured artist for October is Dennis Doyle. You may have seen his work in the halls of the county administration building at 155 N. Taylor Street. Come check out his exhibit of petroglyphs from the American southwest at the library through October. A conversation with author (and Fallon native) Dale Erquiaga, discussing his book “Three Wives’ Tale” takes place Tuesday, October 25 at 5:30 p.m.
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. The library website is: www.churchillcountylibrary.org
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 email@example.com.