Community bulletin board for Jan. 9-15

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Dems to meet Thursday

The Churchill County Democrats will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday at the public library annex, 507 S. Maine St., on the corner of South Maine St. and East Fairview, just north of the library. They will be holding nominations for officers. The meeting starts at 6 p.m.

CAPS fundraiser

The Churchill Animal Protection Society is having a spaghetti dinner and silent auction on Jan. 13 from 5-7 p.m. at Epworth Church, 280 E. Stillwater Ave.

The cost is $12 per person, $20 for two or $40 for four.

Many great silent auction items will be available for bidding.

Churchill County Museum

The planned New Year’s Eve Mad Hatter’s Ball event at the Life Center was postponed until later in 2023. No date set as yet. Those who bought tickets can return them in person or via USPS for a full refund. Please print legibly when requesting your refund.

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.

Veterans Legislative Summit

Register now for the 2023 Veterans Legislative Summit.

The summit provides you with the opportunity to get involved with the legislative process to advance issues identified as important to Nevada’s veterans’ community.

This event comes before the Nevada Legislature kicks off its next session. The summit is hosted by NDVS in partnership with the United Veterans Legislative Council. You are encouraged to save the date and save your seat for the event nearest you, either in Las Vegas or Reno.

In Las Vegas, the summit will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Dula Community Center, located at 451 East Bonanza Road. The event starts at 8 a.m. with coffee and networking. The program will run from 9-:30 a.m. Register HERE for the Las Vegas summit.

In Reno, the summit will be held a week later, on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Washoe Senior Center, located at 1155 E. 9th St. inside the County Complex.

The event starts at 8 a.m. with coffee and networking. The program will run from 9-11:30 a.m.  For more information, go to

Fallon Youth Volleyball League

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 24 – Feb. 18

City-County Gym

For girls in grades fourth through sixth grades, the Fallon Youth Volleyball League registration is now open.

 League games and practices will be held at the City-County Gym on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings. The season runs Jan. 24 – Feb. 16.

Registration is open through Dec. 30th and the league is limited to 64 girls, so register ASAP. The fee is $40 per player and includes a t-shirt. For additional information and to register visit


Youth Fastpitch clinic

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 10 – March 2

Location: City-County Gym*

Calling all youth athletes looking to improve their Fastpitch Softball pitching skills! Join pitching coach Tammie Shemenski for eight weeks of instruction to develop skills in the fundamentals of pitching.

The clinic is broken into two age categories, ages 6 to 12 and ages 13 to 18, the cost is $50 per child. It will be held at the City-County Gym on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings (*During Youth Volleyball League pitching clinic will be in the Oasis Academy Cafeteria).

For additional information and to register visit


Winter dog obedience classes: advanced class

Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 11

Location: Dry Gulch, 3C Event Complex

There are current spaces open in our advanced session of dog obedience classes. Dogs will learn how to focus on the owner/handler, how to perform basic commands and basic obedience skills, while owners will learn respect for their pets and how to control them correctly. This is a seven-class session, and cost for registration is $65 per dog. Classes begin Jan. 12. For information call the Parks & Recreation office at 775-423-7733.


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 Jan. 26, Feb. 3, 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, 2023, to be considered for admission into the Fall 2023 Nursing program.

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


Plenty of events, and happenings at the Pennington Life Center this month.

Check out the offerings and we will see you there:


Vaccines are being offered at the Pennington Life Center four days a week this month. No services at the Miners Road site are scheduled in January.

Testing is by appointment only in your car at the Life Center. Please call 775-423-6695, option 2 to schedule and do not come in the Life Center if wanting to be tested. We will come to you in the parking lot.

January testing and vaccine schedule:

Fallon Rotary Club upcoming events

  • January 17: Buddy Boys Donuts (David Ausano)
  • January 24: Bailey Ivory with RYLA 5180/5190 Alumni Action Committee Presentation
  • January 26: Daily Bread
  • January 27: Burns Night

The Fallon Rotary Club meets at noon on Tuesdays at the Stockman’s.

Churchill County Library

January events:

Start the new year with some new and familiar events and happenings at the Churchill County Library.

A representative with EmployNV will be at the library on January 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. to help you find your new job for the new year. Learn about resources offered job seekers from the State of Nevada.

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 story time 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 January 12 from 3:30-4:30 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.

WNC Veteran Resource Center

Jonathon Jacobson from the Western Nevada College’s Veterans Resource Center will be Fallon in January. Contact Jacobson at 775-445-3301 or 775-580-4143, or email him at

Pennington Center

What's for lunch? Check out the January 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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