Community news briefs for week of April 1

Pinwheels mark the beginning of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. A ceremony is slated for Friday at 10 a.m. at Millennium Park.

Pinwheels mark the beginning of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. A ceremony is slated for Friday at 10 a.m. at Millennium Park.
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Fallon Daily Bread April menu

Meals are served Mondays and Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. at the Wolf Center, 457 Esmeralda Ave., in Fallon.

• Thursday, April 4: Chicken, mac and cheese

• Monday, April 8: BBQ chicken, potatoes and vegetables

• Thursday, April 11: Chili burgers, tots and salad

• Monday, April 15: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy

• Thursday, April 18: Fish and chips, dessert

• Monday, April 22: Chicken fried steak, potatoes and vegetables

• Thursday, April 25: Pizza, salad and dessert

• Monday, April 29: Tahitian chicken, white rice


Democratic County Convention

The Churchill County Democrats will hold its 2024 County Convention on April 6, at the Old Post Office, 90 N. Maine St., Fallon. Doors open at 11 a.m. for registration, and the convention begins at 11:30. Members of the Churchill County Democratic Central Committee will be elected and the county platform will be discussed. All registered Democrats are invited to attend. Business should be concluded by 1 p.m. For more information, call 775-423-9224 or email

Home and Garden Show

The 23rd annual Soroptimist Home and Garden Show is April 13-14 at the Fallon Convention Center.

Vendors include home improvement, home décor, garden décor, jewelry, plants, clothing, photography, real estate, metal art, crafts, telecommunications, food truck, community nonprofit, 4-H, a bounce house and more.

Among the vendors are Magical Party Rentals, Tin Can Crafts, CC Communications, Truckee Meadows Gourmet Express, Stampede Photography, Kim’s Whimsical Upcycles, Lattin Farms, 911 Water LLC, Gamma Dees Designs, Fenyx Home Décor, Bodacious Beads, Susan’s Homemade, June & July (clothing), Needle In A Haystack, Fanci-full of Whimsey, Banner Health, Sam’s Club, That Rocks!, Sparkles, Puppy’s Baker, Renewal by Anderson,

Berney Realty, Quality First Home Improvement, Tops NV, Churchill County Coalition, Hearts of Gold Quilters, Churchill County 4H, Cub Scout Pack 38, University of Nevada Extension, Churchill Animal Protection Society, Fallon Animal Welfare Group (FAWG), and We Can Warriors Food Truck.

This year’s Home & Garden Show is adding a Show-n-Shine car show on April 13from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. which will be open to all years, makes and models. In addition to some of the finest vehicles, there will be food and crafts, music, family fun and awards. All proceeds will benefit local scholarships and community programs.

The Show-n-Shine car show is free, and for information, email

For vendor information, contact Marcia Vinson at

Child Abuse Prevention Month

A small ceremony at Millennium Park on Friday at 10 a.m. will kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month to bring more awareness to both a national and local problem.

Rotary Club

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

Join Rotary for Bingo Night on April 26 at the Pennington Life Center on 952 S. Maine St. Doors open at 5 p.m. with bingo play at 6 p.m. A $20 Buy-in includes pack of five games of three bingo cards and a dauber. Additional game packs are $10 each and there will be a 50/50 Raffle.

There will be multiple winners each game and winners may choose prize from the gift table. Proceeds will go to benefit local youth scholarships and youth leadership programs.

Elks Lodge April meals

April meals at the Fallon Elks Lodge, 93 W. Center St.

• All you can eat breakfast, April 7 from 8-10 a.m.

All-you-can-eat prices are for $13, children 12 & under are $6.

Included are scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and cottage fries; biscuits and gravy; and homemade cinnamon rolls.

• Blue Pig Call-in Dinner, April 12, 5-7 p.m.

Included are pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw or potato salad, corn on the cob.

Cost is your “little piggy bank” or a cash donation. Donations will support the Nevada State Elks Association state major projects.

• Elks Fish Fry, is April 19. Bar opens at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Proceeds from this dinner will be used to fix lighting issues inside the lodge.

Greenwave Hall of Fame nominations

Nominations are now being accepted until May 31 for the Greenwave Hall of Fame Class of 2024.

Categories include teams, athletes, coaches and supporters of Greenwave athletics. The date for this year’s induction is the last weekend of September. A gathering of the present and former inductees, former athletes and the community is planned for Sept. 26 with the introduction of the Class of 2024 scheduled before kickoff of the varsity football game between Truckee and Fallon. The banquet is Sept. 28 at the Fallon Convention Center.

Nomination forms may be found at for the four categories. Any application received after May 31 will be considered for the following year.

The committee urges nominators to review the packet and take their time in completing the application with attention to detail and supplemental material. Failure to answer and complete each question will result in rejection, and the person nominating will be asked to resubmit. 

Once the nominators complete the application packet, they should return it to the GHOF via email to If the nominators feel as though they need to mail the packet, they may do so before the deadline to the following address:

Greenwave Hall of Fame

2040 Reno Hwy Box 217

Fallon, NV 89406

Democratic fundraiser set

The Churchill County Democratic Central Committee presents its annual fundraiser and Sawyer-Bryan Dinner on May 10 at the Fallon Convention Center.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour followed by dinner. There will be a silent auction and raffle.

This year's guest speaker is Steven Yeager, Nevada State Assembly speaker.

Tickets are $50. RSVP: or Churchill County Democrats, P.O. Box 1525, Fallon, NV 89407.

New museum hours

The Churchill County Museum is resuming normal operating hours, which means the museum is now open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Teacher of the Year nominations sought

The deadline for submitting nominations for Nevada Cattlemen’s Association “Teacher of the Year” is May 1.

Nominees must be an elementary, junior high or high school teacher who incorporates agriculture into their regular curriculum. For example, a teacher who teaches a one-week segment on agriculture and its importance to Nevada. Current agricultural education teachers are not eligible.

Nominees may also include teachers considered in previous years but were not selected for the award. Nominations must include a completed NCA Teacher of the Year nomination form and an attached short essay describing why the teacher is being nominated.

The winner of this award will receive a $1,000 school supply stipend courtesy of the Nevada Agriculture Foundation. The award recipient will also be recognized during the 2024 Nevada Cattlemen’s Association Annual Awards Banquet.

Anyone may submit a nomination form, which is found at

For any questions, contact the NCA office at 775-738-9214. Nominations may be submitted by email to with “2024 Teacher of the Year Nomination” in the subject line; faxed to 775-738-5208; or sent by mail to Attn: Research & Education Committee, c/o Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, P.O. Box 310, Elko, NV 89803.

Churchill County Library

See what the Churchill County Library offers in April and dive into a variety of free events and programming for kids and adults.

April 8-13 is National Library Week. Stop by and write a note about why you love the library and be entered into a special prize drawing. Drop by on April 9 at 4:30 p.m. for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library as part of National Library Week.

Special events:

• Spice Club in April examines sumac. Pick up some at the library desk and share your culinary creations on social media and tag the library.

• Sen. Jacky Rosen’s office representative will be at the library on April 18 at 1 p.m. for “office hours.” Stop by and let the senator’s staff know what’s on your mind.

• Reading with Rover also takes place on April 18 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!

• The library now has a seed library. Come and learn more about saving seeds year after year from the folks at the Walker Basin Conservancy on April 19 at 1:30 p.m.

• Looking for work? Let EmployNV help you with aspects of finding a new job on April 11 and 25 at 2 p.m. at the library.

• Elementary Book Club meets April 26 in the Library Annex at 3 p.m. for those in grades 3 through 5. Reserve your book to take home at:

•Book discussion group for adults continues on April 25 at 6 p.m. in the library annex. This month’s topic is “books about books.” Bring your favorite read on this topic to discuss and share with others. Light refreshments served.

Mother’s Day train rides

The V&T Railway Commission will host train rides over Mother’s Day weekend May 11-12.

Guests will rediscover Nevada’s rich history in mining and mills on the V&T Carson City-Virginia City route meandering through tunnels, canyons and mining towns aboard a restored 1914 Pullman coach led by a 1916 Baldwin 2-8-0 steam locomotive.

The all-day train excursion is narrated with historical facts and anecdotes. Departing from Carson City’s Eastgate Depot, the 24-mile round trip tour includes a 3.5-hour stopover in Virginia City, where guests can stroll the boardwalks and explore restaurants, shops, saloons, museums, mines and more.

Complimentary coffee, mimosas and pastries will be served. Additionally, each mom will receive a gift. Cost for adults (ages 16 and up) is $65, and children (ages 2-15) $45. Infants 24 months and under ride free when sitting on a parent's lap.

For information or tickets, visit

NRCS financial and technical assistance

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering financial and technical assistance to help agricultural producers apply conservation practices through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and the Agricultural Management Assistance Program.

Approximately $17 million is available to producers through EQIP and AMA.

Applications for EQIP and AMA must be received by the local field office before 4 p.m. March 29. Eligibility for applications will be determined by April 26 and money will be obligated by June 14.

For information, contact your local NRCS office. Office locations can be found by going to and selecting the Nevada Service Center Map.

USDA funding

Funding is available from USDA Rural Development Nevada for nonprofits, tribes, colleges and universities to create revolving loan fund programs and support training and technical assistance for rural microentrepreneurs and microenterprises.

Application deadlines are March 31 and June 30. For information or to apply contact 775- 443-4756.

Pennington Life Center

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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