Community news briefs for week of April 24

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New junior member of American Angus Association

Zachary Lewis of Fallon is a new junior member of the American Angus Association.

Junior members are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

For information, visit or

CAPS Garage Sale this weekend

Churchill Animal Protection Society Spring Garage Sale is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 28 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Oasis Church, 1520 Maine St.

Child Abuse Prevention Month carnival

A free family carnival will wrap up Child Abuse Prevention Month on Thursday, April 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the William N. Pennington Life Center, 952 S. Maine St., in Fallon.

Come for games, activities and a treat-trot with prizes. Popcorn, hotdogs, chips and juice will be available.

Churchill Arts

A visual arts talk and reception for Emily Najera and Michelle Laxalt is May 6 from 5-7 p.m., at the Oats Park Arts Center.

The artist talks begin at 5:30 p.m. These exhibitions are on display in the E.L. Wiegland and Kirk Robertson Galleries through June 17. These exhibitions are available for private viewing by calling 775-423-1440 or emailing

Museum annual meeting, lunch

The Churchill County Museum’s annual meeting will take place Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the museum’s multipurpose room.

Join us as we go down the rabbit hole and bring out objects not on display. Tickets include lunch and beverages and cost $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. The event will also include a raffle and silent auction.

Tickets are available at the museum. Call 775-423-3677 for more information.

Annual street dance, barbecue

The Fallon Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its second annual street dance and dinner from 5-9 p.m. on May 12 on Carson Street.

Both the dance and dinner, which includes tri-tip sandwiches or hot dogs, are free, but a fireman’s boot for donations will be present.

Families are welcome and the fire department encourages a big turnout from the area’s residents and visitors.

There will also be games for the family, kids rides on the fire truck and a gun raffle.

Public tour of wild horse corral

The Bureau of Land Management is hosting a free public tour of the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral northeast of Fallon on May 12.

Visitors will be able to view wild horses gathered from overpopulated herds in Nevada and Oregon.

Tours begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and each tour lasts about two hours and accommodate up to 20 people on each tour.

To register for either tour and obtain driving directions to the facility, contact the BLM at 775-475-2222. A waiting list will be set up should the attendee number reach 40 people.


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 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 call 775-790-1139.

About 1,000 attendees are expected.

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.

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 awards

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.

May 2023

Rotarians at Work Day: Date to be determined

May 2: GreenWave Sports Bar

May 9: Chelsea Sanford – Community Project

May 16: David Ernst and Tim Wuth

May 23: Steve Ranson to talk about the area Vets from WWII

May 30: DARK — Social at Bottle and Brie at 6pm

Cattlemen’s Teacher of the Year

The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association has started their annual quest for Teacher of the Year candidates and are asking for your help in soliciting nominations. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 16.

Nominees must be an elementary, junior high, or high school teacher who incorporates agriculture into their regular curriculum. For example, a teacher who teaches a one-week segment on agriculture and its importance to Nevada. Current Agricultural Education teachers are not eligible.

Nominees may also include teachers considered in previous years but were not selected for the award. Nominations must include a completed NCA Teacher-of-the-Year application form and an attached essay describing why the teacher is being nominated.

The winner of this award will receive a $1,000 school supply stipend donated by Nevada Agriculture Foundation. The award recipient will also be recognized during the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association’s annual awards banquet on Nov. 18 in Winnemucca.

Anyone may submit a nomination form which is available at For questions, contact the NCA office at 775-738-9214. Nominations may be submitted by email to with “2023 Teacher of the Year Nomination” in the subject line; forms may be faxed to 775-738-5208; or sent by mail to, “Teacher of the Year Nomination,” c/o Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, P.O. Box 310, Elko, NV 89803.

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

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, except if noted, so just come on down to the library.

Special events:

• Author reading by Michael P. Branch on May 20 at Oats Park Art Center at 5:30 p.m. This event is free to the public and presented in cooperation with the Churchill Library Association and supported by Nevada Humanities.

• Learn-to-fly-a-drone workshops on May 10 and 24 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

• Drop-in 3D printing workshops take place May 3 and 17 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 May 18 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!

• Need a career change? Let EmployNV help you with aspects of finding a new job on May 25 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 or private insurance companies. More information may be found at


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