December 28, 2005
Stroke screenings offered at church
Screenings for risk of stroke will be offered by Life Line Screening on Jan. 9 at the Calvary Baptist Church, 4 Flowery Ave., Dayton. Appointments will begin at 10 a.m.
The screenings use ultrasound technology to scan for potential health problems related to blocked arteries, aortic aneurysms and hardening of the arteries in the legs. Also offered is a bone-density screening to asses the risk for osteoporosis.
Each screening requires 10 minutes or less to complete. The complete vascular screening package, including the stroke/carotid artery screen, abdominal aortic aneurysm and ankle brachial index, costs $109.
The complete vascular package, including the osteoporosis screening, costs $129.
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For more information, call 1-800-697-9721. Preregistration is required.
Storey County senior center plans New Year’s at Nine party
New Year’s at Nine will be celebrated at the Storey County Senior Center. Cost is $5 for seniors, $10 for others for the light buffet planned and prepared by Kathy and Heather. The party will begin at 6 p.m.
Participants will celebrate the arrival of 2006 early as they drop the ball in Manhattan, at 9 p.m. Pacific time.
Call 847-0957 for reservations. The center will pick up and deliver, if people need a ride. The senior center is at the corner of E and Mill streets in Virginia City.
Saloons, Piper’s host New Year’s Eve events
Six saloons, the Gold Hill Hotel and Piper’s Opera House are holding special New Year’s Eve parties as Virginia City brings in the New Year.
A New Year’s dinner and dance featuring dinner music by classical guitarist Don Johnson followed by dancing to the Axe Handle band will begin at 6 p.m. at Piper’s Opera House. Dinner is $45 with 15 percent discount for seniors 65 and older. $10 after 11:30 p.m. Includes midnight champagne toast and snacks. Call (775) 847-0433 or toll-free at 1-866-894-6294 or 1-866-894-6190. Sponsored by Comstock Radio Theatre.
The Gold Hill Hotel’s annual New Year’s bash includes a six-course dinner with dinner music will be by Squeek LaVake on piano, followed by a party featuring the Red Rose Band. Tickets are $95. Call (775) 847-0111.
David John and the Comstock Cowboys will play at the Bucket of Blood Saloon from 9 p.m. to midnight. The $25 cover will include food, two free drinks and party favors. Call 847-0322.
The Delta Saloon will feature song stylist Dave Fabrizio at 9 p.m. with no cover charge for the party. The Sawdust Corner Restaurant will serve a traditional New Year’s Eve menu. For dinner reservations, call (775) 847-0789.
The Millionaires Club of the Washoe will have the Rick Hammond Blues Band at 8:30 p.m. $3 per person or $5 per couple. Free champagne, snacks and party favors. Call (775) 847-7210
At the Union Brewery, the Reno Rhythm Doctors will perform, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Snacks, party favors and free champagne at midnight. No cover charge. Call (775) 847-9016.
Good Medicine will perform at Sergeant-Major’s Silver Dollar Saloon starting at 8 p.m. Free champagne and party favors. No cover charge. Call (775) 847-0144.
And at the Firehouse Saloon, a New Year’s Eve party will feature free food, fun, party favors and champagne at midnight. Call (775) 847-4774.
Sheriff’s office to hold academy for citizens
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a free Citizens Law Enforcement Academy beginning Jan. 17.
The Citizens Law Enforcement Academy is a 10-week program in which participating citizens attend a 21Ú2-hour class one night a week.
Classes are taught by various law enforcement personnel for the department. Each officer develops his or her own class curriculum, addressing subjects such as basic law, patrol procedures, narcotics, SWAT and officer survival.
Each academy participant also receives hands-on training in arrest control, building searches, vehicle stops and domestic violence resolution. Role-playing is an important component of the program.
The first two classes will be held at the sheriff’s office in Yerington; thereafter, the classes will be at the McAtee Building in Silver Springs.
For more information or to attend, call Sonja Remaley at 577-5021 or Michelle Borge at 575-3350.