Community news briefs for week of March 20

Dr. Sue Segura spoke to the first Churchill Entrepreneurial Development Association mixer of the year on school-to-career opportunities.

Dr. Sue Segura spoke to the first Churchill Entrepreneurial Development Association mixer of the year on school-to-career opportunities.
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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

Spring lecture series at Churchill County Museum

The Churchill County Museum’s annual spring lecture series “How-to” begins Tuesday.

Lectures will be held at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday through April 18 and will cover topics such as “How to… start a newspaper,” “live a life with books,” and “change our world.” Premiere speakers will be Jessica Rowe, Rachel Dahl, Carol Lloyd and Kelli Kelly.

All lectures are free and open to the public and will be held at the Churchill County Museum, 1050 S. Maine St., in Fallon. Refreshments will be served.

For information, call 775-423-3677 or visit

Churchill Republican Women to meet March 23

The Churchill Republican Women will host its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 23 at the William N. Pennington Life Center, 952 Maine St.

Guest speaker Sue Segura will present a CCHS pathway plan for preparing students for success.

Social hour is at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at noon. Lunch will be available.

For information, email

CCHS hosts annual Grad Nite fundraiser

Join Churchill County High School for its annual Grad Nite Golf Tournament fundraiser on Saturday, April 22 at the Fallon Golf Course.

Team registration begins at 8 a.m. and shotgun at 9 a.m. All funds raised will go toward a safe and sober Grad Nite for the class of 2023.

For information, call Elsie at 775-427-2950 or Alisha at 775-336-7132.


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 Sue 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.

About 1,000 attendees are expected.

Spring Film Series

The box office, Art Bar and galleries open at 6 p.m., and the movie screening is at 7 p.m.

The cost is free for members and season ticket holders and $5 for nonmembers.

• March 24: “Lost in Translation” (2003): A lonely, aging movie star named Bob Harris and a conflicted newlywed, Charlotte, meet in Tokyo. Bob is there to film a Japanese whiskey commercial; Charlotte is accompanying her celebrity-photographer husband. They find escape, distraction and understanding amidst the bright Tokyo lights after a chance meeting in the quiet lull of the hotel bar, forming a bond that is as unlikely as it is heartfelt and meaningful.

• March 31: “Mars Attacks!” (2016): Sebastian and Mia are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love in Los Angeles. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Young Chautauqua program

The 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 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 May 20

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

He is scheduled for May 20 from 5-7 p.m.

The Art Bar & Galleries open at 5 p.m., and the literary reading begins Saturday at 5:30 p.m. It is free to the public. This reading is presented in cooperation with the Churchill Library Association and supported by Nevada Humanities.

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, nominate them at

Rotary Club of Fallon

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

• March 28: Kenneth Thomas, naval contractor

• April 4: Desiree Nordgren Bullis – Mobile Pet Grooming

• 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, 5-9 p.m.)

• April 25: Steve Endacott - potential flooding control issues

• Rotarians at Work Day April 22 or April 29

• Social at Bottle and Brie May 30

• Golf Tournament June 24

• Demotion Diner June 27

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. For information go to

Pennington Center

March lunch menu items at the Pennington Life Center is posted:

All are welcome to enjoy a hot meal from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays.

Just $6 for those under 60 and a suggested donation of $3 for anyone 60 and older.

Churchill County Library

Looking for a new activity as we roll into spring? Check out the events and happenings at the Churchill County Library in March. No need to sign-up or preregister, excepted where noted, so just come on down to the library.

Ongoing programs:

“1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” encourages youngsters to read age-appropriate books before entering school. Book titles are suggested and offered by library staff. Recognition given for every 100 books read on the way to 1,000. Sign-ups accepted at any time.

An exhibit of Nevada State Parks featuring photos from the Churchill County Museum is up all month. Ask at the library front desk for more information about the new Nevada Park Pass program.


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