Community news briefs for week of Sept. 4

A library staff member reads books to children during story time.

A library staff member reads books to children during story time.
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Rotary Club of Fallon

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

National Alpaca Farm Days Sept. 23-24

Sawdust Alpacas will open its gate for National Alpaca Farm Days on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24. Located at 4270 Equestrian Drive in Fallon, the farm will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Guests will experience alpacas up-close, learn how alpaca products are made, and have the opportunity to feed the alpacas and shop for alpaca products.

For information, call 775-830-2992 or visit

Volunteers needed for health district

The Central Nevada Health District seeks volunteers residing within its membership entities to form the Food Protection Hearing and Advisory Board.

The goal of the FPHAB is to help ensure the district’s Environmental Health program is meeting the needs of the local food industry regarding compliance and enforcement actions through a collaborative and systematic approach.

The voluntary FPHAB will be a District Board of Health appointed seven-member advisory board, two of which (at least) will be representatives from the local food industry and the remaining five members will be considered based on their willingness to make a difference within our communities.

Three members of the FPHAB will be appointed for a one-year term, three for a two-year term, and one for a three-year term. The advisory board will meet, as needed, in person or by telephonic or electronic communication to review any pending requests for appeals and/or waivers.

The first FPHAB meeting will be to introduce the members and establish the structure of future meetings. Subsequent meetings will be scheduled as needed to evaluate and determine if a food facility’s appeal/waiver is warranted and make recommendations to the District Board of Health for a final decision. Meetings will only be scheduled when formal requests for appeals/waivers are received and will not occur more frequently than monthly.

Residents and business owners in Churchill, Pershing, Mineral and Eureka Counties and the City of Fallon are eligible to apply for the advisory board and can do so via the online application:

Jim Reagan golf tournament

The annual Jim Regan Memorial Golf Tournament is set for Sept. 23 at the Fallon Golf Course.

Team registration for the four-person scramble format is open and sponsorships and donations are being accepted. Go to to sign-up to play or become a sponsor or contact Pam Moore at 775-666-0588 or 775-423-4092.

The tournament’s shotgun start kicks off at 9 a.m. and entry includes 18 holes with cart, lunch, contests and snacks and beverages. Prizes awarded for team scores, longest drive, and closest to the hole.

Online registration and fees are due Sept. 7. You may also drop off the paper registration and your entry fees with Pam Moore in the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office, 155 N. Taylor St., in Fallon. Make checks payable to “Churchill County Golf.”

Churchill County Library

Fall into autumn at the Churchill County Library with a full calendar of events, including some new offerings.

Special events:

• Drop-in 3D printing workshops take place Sept. 13 and Sept. 27 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.

• Sen. Jacky Rosen’s office representative will be at the library on Sept. 14 for “office hours” at 1 p.m.

• Reading with Rover takes place on Sept. 14 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.

• Family Science Night on Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. Join library staff for hands-on experiments that are fun for the entire family. This remote program will be on the library’s big screen. Supplies provided.

• Stop Motion Animation workshop happening on Sept. 20 at 3:30 p.m.

• Need a career change? Let EmployNV help you with aspects of finding a new job on Sept. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library.

• Teen Library Council meeting on Sept. 26 at 2 p.m.

•New book discussion for adults on Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. In honor of National Good Neighbor Day, bring your own book about good or bad neighbors to discuss. Light refreshments will be served. The library is featuring books about neighbors in September in case you need ideas.

• Elementary Book Club is Sept. 29 at 3 p.m.

Pennington Life Center

Stop by the Pennington Life Center in September for the many activities planned for the month.

Plenty of good eats at the Pennington Life Center: All are welcome to partake. Lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays. Cost is $6 for those under age 60 and a suggested donation of $3 for those 60 and older.


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