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Fire district will hold live training at Dayton Parkview

The Central Lyon County Fire Protection District will be conducting live fire training at the recently closed Dayton Parkview Nursing facility on flowery Avenue.

The vacant building, which is scheduled for demolition, presented a unique training opportunity for Central Lyon Fire District and several neighboring agencies. Throughout this month February, the fire district will conduct drills, rescue training and live burns. Other agencies participating include the Carson City Fire Department and the East Fork Fire and Paramedic Districts.

Smoke and fire will be visible at times for the building.

For more information, call 246-6209.


WNCC offers computer, sign-language workshops

Western Nevada Community College will offer free workshops on Computer Applications and American Sign Language Saturday at its Fernley Center, 1360 Highway 95A. Reservations are required.

The Computer Application workshop will be from 10 to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m., offering an overview of Windows, Word, Excel and Power Point programs.

The sign-language class will be at 12:30 and will cover the basics of American Sign Language.

For more information, call (775) 575-3348.

Assemblywoman Angle to address GOP women

Sharron Angle proponent of Proposition 13 for Nevada will speak at a meet-and-greet event hosted by the Fernley Republican Women on at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Truck Inn, 485 Truck Inn Way, Fernley.

Sharron is a four-term state Assemblywoman and has served on the following committees: Committee on High-Level Radioactive Waste, 2003-2004; Legislative Commission, 2003-2004; Information Technology Subcommittee, 2001-2004; Commission on Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, Enforcement and Treatment, 1999-2002; and Nevada Commission on Aging, 1999-2000.

Silver City

Volunteer Library open on Sundays for town residents

The Silver City Volunteer Library is now open from 2-4 p.m. every Sunday. Anyone from Silver City is welcome to stop by and borrow up to 10 items for up to three months. Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

The library contains hundred of titles in fiction and nonfiction, dozens of periodical titles and will soon have a large Civil War reference section as well as new encyclopedia sets.

Rare, out-of-print and first edition books are also available for sale from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Funds benefit Silver City town events and programs such as the library.

For more information, call 847-0742.

Silver Springs-Yerington

Sheriff’s office to hold academy to train citizen assistants

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a free Citizens Law Enforcement Academy, beginning Tuesday.

The Citizens Law Enforcement Academy is a 10-week program in which participating citizens attend a 2 1Ú2-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.

Virginia City

Hard-time party to benefit Comstock district events

A “hard-times” party will be held Jan. 27 at the Ponderosa Saloon in Virginia City, to benefit the Virginia City Chamber of Commerce Events Fund.

The party, which is open to the public, will feature a potluck buffet, raffle prizes and music by Virginia City entertainer Bobby Kittle.

The chamber puts on many of the historic mining town’s events and holds occasional fundraisers to pay for them.

Hard-times parties were common in the 1930s as a way of raising funds.

For more information, call 847-0311.