Community news briefs for week of April 3

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Working with community partners, Churchill County Social Services is heading up the effort to offer fun activities in April while educating folks on child abuse prevention resources and providing services to protect the lives of all our citizens.

Activities and events:

• April 1-7: Geocaching Easter eggs throughout the community. Sign up at

• April 6: April declared Child Abuse Prevention Month at Board of County Commissioners meeting at 8:15 a.m. in Chambers, 155 N. Taylor St.

• April 7: Kick-off observance at Millennium Park at 10 a.m. with local officials and community members.

• April 14: CARE kids at Pennington Life Center with Community Coalition to make pinwheels with seniors from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• April 17-21: Mindfulness kits available for pick-up at the Churchill County Library.

• April 27: Family carnival at Pennington Life Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fun games and activities host by community partners; hotdogs and popcorn provided.

All are welcome at any activity and children are especially encouraged to take part.

Home & Garden Show

The 22nd annual Soroptimist International of Fallon Home & Garden Show is April 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fallon Convention Center.

Admission is a suggested donation of $1 per adult. Proceeds benefit scholarships and other local programs.

This year’s event booths include Home & Harden Décor, home improvement vintage items, crafts/beads/gifts/candles, jewelry, handmade woodworking, metal fire pits, produce and canned goods, photography, gourmet frozen meat, child ID program, face painting by Ivy, 4H poultry club, Grange Club, food truck/snacks, raffle prizes, community nonprofit organizations.

Fernley Republican Women to meet April 18

The Fernley Republican Women will meet at the Fernley High School, 1300 Highway 95A, on April 18.

A light meal will be served at 6 p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. The speaker is Staci Lindberg, Lyon County clerk-treasurer. The public is invited.

Lindberg is a third generation resident of Lyon County. She was born and raised on a dairy and alfalfa farm in Yerington owned and operated by her parents Edward and Betty Silva. She has 37 years of private sector service in several professional fields which is coming in handy in her new role as clerk-treasurer.

CCHS school-to-career

The Churchill County High School school-to-career program will host a community career fair at the Rafter 3C Arena on Aug. 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Local businesses and entrepreneurs should call Segura at 775-790-1139 and register to host a table at the event. Businesses interested in offering students mentorship, internships, apprentice opportunities and scholarships should also contact Segura directly.

About 1,000 attendees are expected.

Museum mural painting

The Churchill County Museum is starting to paint its murals again.

The museum will be working on the Naval Air Station Fallon Mural from noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Saturday, starting April 7 (weather permitting), so if you’re available any of these days, consider lending us a hand.

Young Chautauqua program

Churchill County Museum and instructor Glen Perazzo encourage ages 12-18 to participate in the new Young Chautauqua program. Performers will learn how to bring historical figures to life on stage through theatrical monologue and in full costume.

Meetings are every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the museum, 1050 S. Maine St., in Fallon.

This year’s character theme will focus on Fallon’s historical figures, diversity and families.

For information, call the museum’s education curator Jennifer Jones at 775-423-3677, ext. 1224. Registration forms are available at or at the front desk.

Junior livestock show

The Churchill County Junior Livestock Show and Sale takes place April 27-29 at the Rafter 3C Arena when youth in our community show the livestock they raised to community members.

This is the perfect time to team up with a neighbor, family member or co-worker to buy an animal and split the meat.

For information, call Karen at 775-427-2480 or email

Literary reading rescheduled

Michael P. Branch is a writer, humorist, environmentalist, father, and desert rat who lives with his wife and two young daughters in the western Great Basin Desert.

His program was postponed because of weather. He is now rescheduled for May 20 from 5-7 p.m.

Youth/veterans awards nominations

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services is seeking nominations for the Youth Serving Veterans Award.

If you know of someone, age 19 or younger, or a group of young people (same age requirement applies) who is making a difference in the lives of veterans or the veterans’ community, now is the time to speak up and nominate them.

Rotary Club of Fallon

Rotary meets every Tuesday at noon at the Stockman’s Steakhouse. Each meeting usually has a speaker. Guests are welcome.

• April 11: Ann Johnson with Churchill County Arts Council

• April 18: Nathan VanTreese, Green Cross Farmacy (Part 2 - Business Side)

• April 22: BINGO Night (Pennington Life Center from 5pm to 9pm)

• April 25: Steve Endacott - presentation on potential flooding control issues


• April 22 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Pennington Life Center

• Rotarians at Work Day

April 22 or April 29

• Social at Bottle and Brie

May 30

• Golf Tournament

June 24

• Demotion Diner

June 27

Pennington Center

April lunch menu at Life Center is posted:

All are welcome to stop by weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and enjoy a hearty meal. Just $6 for those under 60 and a suggested donation of $3 for those 60+.

Churchill County Library

April events:

Spring is in full swing at the Churchill County Library with a full calendar of fun events for the community. No need to sign-up or preregister, excepted where noted, so just come on down to the library.

Special events:

• Learn-to-fly-a-drone workshops happening on April 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

• Drop-in 3D printing drop-in workshops take place April 12 and 26 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Using the library’s 3D printer, make objects, both useful and pretty, and learn more about this popular technology.

• Reading with Rover takes place on April 13 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Children read books to dogs to improve their reading skills and confidence to a decidedly captive audience. Added bonus: our furry friends are great listeners!

•Empty Bowls returns April 16 from noon to 3 p.m. Join together at the library for homemade soup and you keep the bowl which was made and donated by the Churchill County High School ceramics class. Make a non-perishable food or cash donation to participate. Proceeds benefit the Fallon Chamber of Commerce’s karma boxes and the Churchill Library Association.

• Need a career change? Let EmployNV help you with aspects of finding a new job April 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library. EmployNV staff will help you with aspects of finding a new job.

Flood insurance

Flood damage is not covered under standard homeowners’, commercial, and renters’ insurance policies. Even when a federal disaster is declared, aid is usually provided in the form of low-interest loans which must be paid back and are likely to only cover a portion of your costs.

Flood insurance can protect your home or business and its contents; providing the added financial assistance you may need to help you recover faster. Keep in mind, there is typically a 30-day waiting period for policies to take effect.

Policies are available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) or private insurance companies. More information may be found at


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