Community bulletin board for Feb. 13-19

Great Basin Bull sale

The Great Basin Bull sale opens at the Rafter 3C Arena with the Great Basin Cow Dog Trial on Thursday followed by team branding and a dance on Friday, and the sale beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday. A vendor show is planned for all three days.

Last year’s Fallon sale resulted in 64 bulls being sold for an average of $3,233.

Buyers will be able to check out the bulls all day Friday and Saturday morning. Instead of buyers bidding on the bulls in person like they did at the Fallon Livestock Exchange for years, they will see recorded segments on each bull.

In the past, the Fallon All-Breeds Bull Sale normally attracted between 105 to 160 bulls. This year, event organizers are expecting about 140 to 150 bulls.

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.


Looking for work? Let EmployNV help you with aspects of finding a new job on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Churchill County Library.

EmployNV staff will help  with advice, tips and tricks for a successful job hunt.

WNC nursing

WNC's Nursing program applicants are reminded of upcoming dates to take the required entrance exam (Test of Essential Academic Skills). Testing is scheduled Feb. 24, March 3 and March 16. Testing is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Cedar Building 320 on the Carson City campus.

Check in at 8:30 a.m. Students must complete the entrance exam no later than April 1 to be considered for admission this fall.

For information, contact the Nursing and Allied Health office at 775-445-4425 or email

Churchill Lincoln Day dinner

The Churchill County Republican Central Committee has announced Gov. Joe Lombardo will attend this year’s Lincoln Day Dinner on March 18.

Lt. Gov. Stavros Anthony and Andy Mathews, the state’s newest controller, also have confirmed their attendance.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite:

Flood insurance

Changing weather patterns and an increase in severe weather events should be taken into consideration when evaluating your property’s flood risk and considering your flood insurance options.

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. Information may be found at

Radon awareness

Reducing high levels of radon in your home helps reduce your risk of lung cancer. Here are some steps to protect yourself radon-caused lung cancer:

• Stop smoking and discourage smoking in your home.

• Seal cracks in floors and walls with materials designed for this purpose.

• Increase air flow in your house by opening windows and using fans and vents.

• Ask about radon-resistant construction techniques if you are buying a new home.

Learn more at

Churchill County Library

  • Author Michael Branch will be at the Churchill Arts Council discussing his work on Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. Sponsored by Nevada Humanities in conjunction with the Churchill County Library.
  • Learn to fly a drone at one of the workshops on Feb. 22 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and try your hand at this technology.
  • Virtual Reality drop-in sessions take place on Tuesdays from 3:15 to 5 p.m. All welcome to stop by.
  • STEAM sessions with VR are on Fridays from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Writer’s Group meets Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Discover what area writers are inspired by and working on and bring your own manuscript.
  • 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.

Spring Craft Fair

The Spring Craft Fair is March 24-25 at Oasis Community Church, 1520 S. Maine St.

To reserve a booth, go to or call 775-315-6571.

Oats Park Arts School

Lots of workshops in store from Carly Strauss, Jeanne Evatt, Lori Bishop, Mandie Koeckes of Great Basin Apothecary, Megan Peterson, and our Art School Director Anne Johnson.

Classes are filling – visit the school website at soon to reserve your spot.

Pennington Center

What's for lunch? Check out the offerings at the Pennington Life Center and stop by for your favorites. Lunch served promptly at 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. All ages are welcome.



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