Community bulletin board for Jan. 16-22

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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) making a difference in the lives of veterans or the veterans’ community, now is the time to nominate them:

Veterans Legislative Summit

Register now for the 2023 Veterans Legislative Summit.

The summit provides 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 opens. The summit is hosted by NDVS in partnership with the United Veterans Legislative Council.

In Reno, the summit will be held Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Washoe Senior Center, 1155 E. Ninth 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 information, go to

Fallon Youth Volleyball League

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 Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The season runs Jan. 24-Feb. 16.

The league is limited to 64 girls. The fee is $40 per player and includes a T-shirt.

For additional information and to register visit


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 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. 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

Jan. 24: Bailey Ivory with RYLA 5180/5190 Alumni Action Committee Presentation

Jan. 26: Daily Bread

Jan. 27: Burns Night

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

Churchill Arts Council

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Hero Trio appears at the Oats Park Art Center on Feb. 11. In addition to the performance at 8 p.m., the box office, Art Bar and galleries open at 7 p.m., with the performance beginning one hour later.

Tickets are $17 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Youth and students (with valid student ID) $10. Tickets are available at Jeff’s Copy Express or call the Churchill Arts Center at 775-423-1440.

Churchill County Library

A representative with EmployNV will be at the library on Jan. 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.

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.

Call 775-423-7581 for more information on any of the activities above. The Churchill County Library is located at 553 South Maine St., in Fallon. The library website is 

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.


Emergency VA health care

Veterans in acute suicidal crisis will be able to go to any Veterans Affairs or non-VA health care facility for emergency health care at no cost — including inpatient or crisis residential care for up to 30 days and outpatient care for up to 90 days.

Veterans do not need to be enrolled in the VA system to use this benefit.

This expansion of care will help prevent veteran suicide by guaranteeing no cost, world-class care to veterans in times of crisis. It will also increase access to acute suicide care for up to 9 million veterans who are not currently enrolled in VA.

Preventing veteran suicide is VA’s top clinical priority and a top priority of the Biden administration. This effort is a key part of VA’s 10-year National Strategy for Preventing Veteran Suicide and the Biden-Harris administration’s plan for Reducing Military and Veteran Suicide. In September, VA released the 2022 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report, which showed that veteran suicides decreased in 2020 for the second year in a row, and that fewer veterans died by suicide in 2020 than in any year since 2006.

The final policy will allow VA to perform the following:

• Provide, pay for, or reimburse for treatment of eligible individuals’ emergency suicide care, transportation costs, and follow-up care at a VA or non-VA facility for up to 30 days of inpatient care and 90 days of outpatient care.

• Make appropriate referrals for care following the period of emergency suicide care.

• Determine eligibility for other VA services and benefits.

• Refer eligible individuals for appropriate VA programs and benefits following the period of emergency suicide care.

If you’re a veteran in crisis or concerned about one, contact the Veterans Crisis Line to receive 24/7 confidential support. You don't have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to connect. To reach responders, Dial 988 then Press 1, chat online at, or text 838255.


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