Community news briefs for week of May 13

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CCHS Class of 1964 seeks information on members

The Churchill County High School Class of 1964 is planning its 60th reunion this August and is seeking information on class members.

The class will host a gathering Friday, Aug. 16 and will participate in events at Oats Park the evening of Saturday, Aug. 17. Information including members’ physical and email addresses and phone numbers may be sent to or To be most useful, status is requested by July 1.

Others who are not 1964 members, but wish to attend, are encouraged to notify the planning committee. Members will meet at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16 at Fallon site TBA. The next day, class graduates are encouraged to participate in events organized by the Churchill County Reunion Committee.

Class members and their guests will be honored on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Oats Park. The local planning group includes Gary Imelli, Lynn Briggs, Ron and Maxine Shane, Lonne Fudge Sheldon, and Sandra and Don Mello.

Evening with the Arts

Help the Churchill Arts Council, friends, and community celebrate the arts in Churchill County. This year's Evening with the Arts Gala is a costumed cocktail party at the Oats Park Art Center. Join the Arts Council for an evening under the stars with live music, art auction, hors d'oeuvres and beverages. It's the social event of the season.

The Evening with the Arts Gala is June 8 from 5:30-9 p.m. An auction catalogue twill be posted online by May 31.

Tickets are $125 in advance, $150 at the door. Tickets are available by calling the Churchill Arts Council at 775-423-1440. For information call the telephone number or email

Last week for bus blackout schedule

The Churchill County School District Transportation Department has announced this week will be the last week they will run the rolling blackout schedule.

All buses will run during the last week of school.

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

New museum hours

The Churchill County Museum is now open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Pennington Life Center

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

Cards, crafts, exercise, games, discussion on voting, welfare representative available to answer questions, Medicare representative and computer assistance are just a few of the activities and resources available at the Pennington Life Center in May.

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.

Churchill County Library

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

Special events:

• Living with Fire – Celebrating Smokey the Bear’s 80th birthday during Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month with two events to help you become more familiar with how to prevent and prepare for wildfires.

Led by the UNR Extension’s Living with Fire program will include activities geared toward getting ready for evacuation and making communities more wildfire ready.

The second program on May 17 at 1:30 p.m. will focus on how wildfires spread and how to prepare homes to be safer during a wildfire. Programming gear toward upper elementary and middle school students. Come to one or both programs!

• Looking for work? Let EmployNV help you with aspects of finding a new job on May 16 at 2 p.m. at the library.

• Book discussion group for adults continues on May 23 at 6 p.m. in the library annex. This month’s topic is “mental health.” Bring your favorite read on this topic to discuss and share with others. Light refreshments served.

• Elementary Book Club meets May 31 in the Library Annex at 3 p.m. for those in grades 3 through 5. Reserve your book to take home at:

• Looking ahead to June, the Summer Reading Program kicks off on June 1 at 10 a.m. with an event featuring police, construction and fire vehicles up close. The program runs through July 31.

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 June 30. For information or to apply contact 775-443-4756.

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