Dayton briefs |

Dayton briefs


Stroke screenings offered at Calvary Baptist Church

Screenings for risk of stroke will be offered by Life Line Screening Monday 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.

For more information, call 1-800-697-9721. Preregistration is required.

Sierra Club to hike canyon

The Sierra Club will hold a 10-mile hike on Jan. 14 in the Hackett Canyon area of Dayton.

The hike will gain elevation of about 1,000 feet and is considered a moderately difficult hike along riparian habitat. Hikers can see remains of some stone structures and learn the history of the area. Dogs are not allowed on the hike.

To join the group, call (775) 530-2935 at least two days prior to the hike.

Silver Springs-Yerington

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.


Virginia City’s Comstock Cowboys play in Sparks

The Virginia City-based band The Comstock Cowboys play Saturday John Ascuaga’s Nugget in the Celebrity Showroom.

Step back into the early West at 8 p.m. in the Celebrity Showroom. Tickets are $17. Call (800) 648-1177 or 356-3300 or visiting

n n n