Wishing Tree applications
Applications for the 2022 Wishing Tree Program will be available Sept. 12 from Churchill County Social Services. Completed applications due back to Social Services by Oct. 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 W. B St., 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 information, contact Melessa Walraven at 775-423-6695, extension 1280.
Jim Regan Memorial Golf Tournament
Team registration for the four-person scramble format is open and sponsorships and donations are still being accepted. Go online to www.charitygolftoday.com/jimregan to sign-up to play or become a sponsor or contact Pam Moore at 775-666-0588 or 775-423-4092.
The tournament’s shotgun start kicks off on Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. at the Fallon Golf Course and entry includes breakfast, practice facility, loaded goodie bag, lunch, 18 holes with cart and snacks and beverages. Pricing varies, please see website for entry costs and sponsorship levels.
The annual tournament, named after former County Commissioner Jim Regan, serves as a fundraiser for the Jim Regan Memorial Scholarship Fund which supports academic scholarships for general county employees or their children. Funds raised from the golf tournament will be allocated in scholarships awarded in spring 2023.
The Churchill County Democrats will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the public library annex, 507 S. Maine St., on the corner of S. Maine St. and E. Fairview, just north of the library. They will be planning their Fall activities. The meeting starts at 6 p.m.
Churchill County Library will host a public reception for photographer Dennis Doyle on Sept. 13 from 5 to 6 p.m. All are welcome to stop in, meet Doyle and see his new art on display at the library. Refreshments will be served.
This exhibit, “Chronicles of the Canyons,” is a spectacular showing of petroglyphs and pictographs photographed from around the west and southwest. Some are mere inches in size, some are several feet, and panels can cover miles on a canyon wall. Doyle is a self-taught photographer and clearly has a passion for his chosen art.
The library is located at 553 S. Maine St., in Fallon and at www.churchillcountylibrary.org.
Fernley Republican Women
The Fernley Republican Women (FRW) will hold its next meeting at the Fernley High School, 1300 Highway 95A, on Sept. 20.
A light meal will be served at 6 p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. This month’s meeting is a candidate forum with Republican candidates seeking Lyon County offices.
Each candidate will give an opening statement, answer questions from the audience, and provide a closing statement. The public is invited.
For those interested in COVID testing and vaccine opportunities offered by the county in September, 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.
Stop by the Churchill County Library in September 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 September 8 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 about 3D printing at drop-in participatory workshops on September 14 and 28 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 (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.
Featured artwork in September is from 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 latest and greatest images.
The library hosts a reception for Dennis on September 13 from 5-6 p.m. and all are welcome to stop by.
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
Home Feeds Nevada program
In an effort to support Nevada agriculture and improve food security for Nevadans in need, the Home Feeds Nevada Agriculture Food Purchase program was established through Senate Bill 370 and passed during the 81st Legislative Session.
Through this program, the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) will purchase foods that are grown, produced or processed in Nevada and distribute them through designated food banks to populations in need.
“Our staff at the NDA have been working hard to address food security, and the impact this program will have on Nevadans in need and the agricultural community is immense,” said NDA Director Jennifer Ott. “Despite Nevada receiving federal funding for food security annually, the pandemic exacerbated existing gaps in Nevada’s food system and revealed weaknesses in serving our population. The State of Nevada’s $2 million investment of American Rescue Plan Act funds to Home Feeds Nevada will expand economic opportunities for Nevada’s agribusinesses and increase the supply of fresh, local produce and nutritious foods to help ensure no Nevadan goes hungry.”
The NDA is requesting applications from local farmers, ranchers, food producers and processors interested in selling food to be used to fight food insecurity, and from storage and transportation providers to help aggregate and transport food.
As vendors are confirmed, food will be distributed through the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and Three Square networks to Nevadans in need. Learn more about Home Feeds Nevada and the application process at agri.nv.gov/HFN..
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.