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Proficiency tests

The Nevada proficiency tests will be given at the Adult Ed Building at 255 E. Stillwater Ave., (East Building) from March 3-7. The math, science and reading proficiencies will be given all five days but the writing proficiency will only be given March 5. The testing time starts at 8:30 a.m., and the last test will be given by 2 p.m. each day. Call to make arrangements if special testing times are needed.

Health care questions

A representative will be able to answer your health care questions on March 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Job Connect, 121 Industrial Way.

Blood drive

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Blood Drive hosted by the Knights of Columbus will be held March 1.

The Blood Drive is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Church Hall on 850 W. 4th St. For appointments or information, contact Pat at 775-423-2436. Walk-ins are welcome.

Relay for Life

Have you been touched by cancer? Would you like to fight back?

The Relay for Life is Fallon’s community gathering where everyone can join in the fight against cancer.

If you would like to help Finish the Fight against Cancer, call Lacey Lehman at 310-889-55055 or Peach Sims at 334-868-3300.

Churchill Democrats

The Churchill County Democrats will now hold their monthly meetings in the Library Annex meeting room in the Serendipity Bookstore on the corner of Maine and Fairview. The next meeting is Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. Planning for the JJ dinner will occur, and everyone is encouraged to attend. For information, call 775-867-4229.

Fernley Republican women

The Fernley Republican Women (FRW) will hold their next meeting on Feb. 18 at the Fernley High School Library, 1300 Highway 95A, at 6:30 p.m. The program is open to the public. Arrive a little early for a bite to eat and a little camaraderie before the meeting is gaveled to order. Sue Lowden, candidate for lieutenant governor, will speak.

Eagles breakfast

Fallon Eagles all-you-can-eat breakfast is Feb. 16 from 7:30-10:30 a.m, at the Eagles Hall 7977 Reno Highway.

Adults are &7, and children under 10 are $3.

The breakfast is always on the first and third Sundays of the month

For information call 775-867-2447, go to http://www.eagles1447.com or email eagles1447@yahoo.com

High school equivalence classes

WNC Fallon will be offering free HSE classes for students interested in attaining their high school equivalence diploma. Registration for these classes will be held the first Monday and Tuesday of each month and is on going. You must attend both days of registration.

WNC Fallon will be offering free HSE classes for students interested in attaining their high school equivalence diploma. Students will need to register, complete testing, and then plan out their class schedule.

Classes will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning Jan 30.

Grad Nite dinner

The Safe and Sober Grad Night spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be held Feb. 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 90 North Ada Street. The cost is $5 per person.

Come out and enjoy this spaghetti dinner and silent auction In support of the Safe and Sober Grad Night.

Volunteer with Highland activities

The activities department at Highland Village of Fallon is in search of volunteers.

Volunteers are needed to help out with reading books, listen to a life story, write a letter, arts & crafts, bingo, special events and the list goes on. There are so many ways you can help out — let us know what you love to do! For questions, call Darlene McMillian, activities director at 775-423-7800, ext.119

LVCC rehearsals

Lahontan Valley Concert Choir begins rehearsals Feb. 18 at Epworth Methodist Church located at 280 E. Stillwater Ave. Sing songs of the past and present and be part of something special. No experience necessary just the desire to sing. Our spring concert is scheduled for May 8.

Radio club meeting

The ARCC Amateur Radio Club of Churchill County invites all current HAM operators or anyone interested in Armature (HAM) Radio to our informal breakfast meeting on Feb. 16 at 8 a.m. at the Eagles Hall west of Fallon on the Reno Highway.

The cost of the all you can eat buffet breakfast is $7 per person. For information contact Rick Bischoff-K7ET Phone 775-423-7665 or 775-294-1115 or email k7et@live.com

Every Sunday at 6 p.m. the ARCC invites all current amateur (HAM) radio operators to join us for our on air NET meeting on the Lahontan Peak. repeater 145.35 with a PL of 100.0 Hz

Toastmasters

Toastmasters Fallon will meet on Feb. 27, March 13 and 27 and then every other Thursday.

If you are interested in developing stronger speaking and leadership skills, join us at Jerry’s Restaurant, 1801 W. Williams Ave., Fallon, at 6 p.m. For information, call Karla at 775-691-9537 or Linda at 775-848-3622.

Vendors for the Home & Garden show

Soroptimist International of Fallon will present the 14th annual Home, Garden and Recreation Show on April 12-13 at the Fallon Convention Center.

If you would like to be a vendor at this show please contact Marcia at 775-867-3503

Democrats’ precinct caucus

The Churchill County Democratic Central Committee will hold the 2014 Precinct Caucus on Feb. 22 at the Old Post Office, 90 N. Maine St. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and the caucus begins at 10 a.m. For information, contact Nyla Howell at 775-867-4229.

thrift stores

Community Service Thrift Shop

The thrift store is located at 169 E. Center St. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.

Happy New Year to all our patrons and those who support assistance to the community with your donations.

Feb. 10-14; Red pink and/or white items half-price sale also heart-shaped items half-price on Valentine’s Day.

Feb. 17: Presidents Day Sale, half-price on items that are red, white and/or blue. Sale is all week.

For 26 years our volunteers have served this community by recycling donations and using proceeds to help more than 3,000 families with emergency needs to high school graduates and nursing students. Donations of clean, resalable items during store hours are welcome.

Call JoAnne Baumgart at 775-423-3719 for information.

Blue Sky Thrift Store

The Blue Sky Thrift Store (formerly Fallon Humboldt Shredders) is located at 290 S. Maine St. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bagged clothing sales, $4 per plastic shopping bag full of clothing available on Saturdays.

We are in need of re-sellable furniture, appliances, household items and clothing. To make donations or schedule a free pickup, call 775-217-0086 or 775-423-6140.

Drop-offs are made at the store location. Proceeds help provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities and families in need through community voucher programs.

Stuf’n Such Thrift Store

The Stuf ‘n Such Thrift Store, owned and operated by Banner Churchill Community Hospital Auxiliary, is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 99 S. Nevada St., 775-423-6446. Donations are accepted Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The nonprofit organization raises funds to benefit BCCH and other health-related events. Check out the new Facebook page at BCCH Auxiliary Store “Stuf N’Such”.

February, is championed as Heart Health Month for Women. Wear red to help raise awareness in the fight against heart disease. Visit our store wearing red this month and receive 50% off one regularly priced item. Together we can encourage folks to know their cardiovascular risk and take action to live longer, healthier lives! Banner

Churchill Community Hospital Auxiliary a non-profit organization which raises funds to benefit BCCH and other heath related events in our community.

Boutique Thrift Store

Standing Through The Rain Foundation, at 190 E. Center St., shop hours are 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Standing Through The Rain Foundation is a non-profit organization. Proceeds benefit local women and girls programs. To make a donation or schedule a free pick-up call 775-423-7974.

Thrifty Finds

Thrifty Finds is a nonprofit store supporting Churchill County youth, 920 W. Williams Ave., Ste. 60A. Enter through Louie’s Dollar Plus.

Hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days per week.

Out of Egypt

Out of Egypt Thrift and Gift, providing for ongoing needs of food and hunger, is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fallon Church of the Nazarene, 121 S. Allen Rd.

Donations are welcome during open hours. Please only provide clean and usable items.

military & veterans

American Legion

The American Legion at 90 N. Ada St., Friday night dinners are open to the public. A $5 donation is asked.
On the first Friday each month the Sons of the American Legion has a fish fry. The second Friday is Bubba Burgers and all the fixings. Third Friday dinners are canceled until further notice. The fourth and fifth Fridays are steak dinners.
Lunch is served 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Street tacos, $1 each or four for $3, are served on Thursdays. Prime rib sandwiches are served the fourth Thursday each month.

Call the American Legion at 775-423-3008.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The VFW in Fallon has an Omelet in a Bag Breakfast the third Saturday of each month.

Build your on Omelet with hash browns, biscuits and gravy and juice for $6. Half orders are $3. Next breakfast is Feb 15 from 7:30-10 a.m. For information call 775-423-4606

Marine Corps League

The High Desert Detachment of the Marine Corps League meets the first Saturday each month at noon at the VFW Hall, 405 S. Maine St.
The League is open to all Marines, active, reserve, retired or honorably discharged, FMF Corpsman, families and friends, to participate in programs designed to help the community.

Call Harry Hines at 775-423-6415 for info.

ONGOING

XL Hospice blood pressure clinic, grief groups

XL Hospice is providing a blood pressure clinic on the first Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon at the Senior Center, 310 Court St.

For information, call Lisa at 775-423-9511.

XL Hospice Drop-In Grief Groups meet the second Mondays at 5 p.m. and third Tuesdays at noon at the XL Hospice office 570 S. Maine St. No charge nor registration.

Square dancing

The Oasis Squares, Fallon’s square dance club meets each Friday, 7-9 p.m., Highland Estates, 570 N. Sherman St. Experienced dancers are always welcomed. Come dance in a square and make a circle of friends.

For information call Linda at 775-455-5997.

Story Time

Story Time is held each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. In addition to stories, children can make a simple craft.

The Library has hundreds of books on a wide variety of subjects for your enjoyment either in the building or at home. Studies have shown that books in the home are an important indicator of a child’s future success.

So join us for a fun-filled Story Time and check out books to read at home.

The library is located at 553 S. Maine St. For questions, call 775-423-7581.

Hearts of Gold Quilters

The Hearts of Gold Quilters meets every Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way. All quilters are welcome. We are a group of 40 busy quilters who meet weekly to make donation quilts, as well as working on our own projects. An average of 80 quilts per year are donated to our community.

Serendipity Bookstore

The Serendipity Bookstore at 507 S. Maine St. features used books for sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Churchill County Library.

All proceeds benefit the Churchill County Library.

Domestic Violence Support Group

Domestic Violence Support Group meets each Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 775-423-1313 for location.

MOPS meeting

The Mothers of Preschoolers group meets 10 a.m.-noon the second and fourth Tuesday each month at Parkside Bible Fellowship. If you are the mother of a child up to 5 years and in need of a break, call 775-423-3855 to schedule a visit to a meeting or email fallonmops@parksidebible.com. Child care is provided on the premises.

Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop

Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop is located inside the front lobby of Banner Churchill Community Hospital, 801 E. Williams Ave. Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop is owned and operated by Banner Churchill Community Hospital Auxiliary, a nonprofit organization. Newborn gifts, handbags, See’s candy, watches, jewelry, home decor items and more are available. Proceeds benefit BCCH and community events.

Call 775-867-7104 for information.

Fallon Tea Party

The Fallon Tea Party meets the first Tuesday and third Thursday each month at the Churchill County Library annex, 7 p.m., South Maine and Fairview (behind the bookstore).

You can find us on the web at http://www.fallonteaparty.org. For information, email jfalk6808@cccomm.net or call 619-887-6808.

Fallon Elks Lodge

Dinner — The Fallon Elks Lodge, 93 W. Center St., serves dinner the first and third Friday of each month. Dinners start at 6 p.m. and cost $7 for adults, and $4 for children under 12. Breakfasts — Breakfast is served on the last Sunday of the month from 8-10 a.m.

Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under 12. For information, call the Elks Lodge at 775-423-2239 or Don at 775-427-9222.

Churchill County Library website

The Churchill County Library, 553 S. Maine St., invites you to check out its new http://www.churchillcountylibrary.org website.

In addition to the catalog which contains our holding, databases are available on such subjects as homework help, marketing and phone directory, language; auto repair and more.

Most are available remotely with a Library card. Call 775-423-7581 for information.

Masons of Fallon

The Freemasons of Churchill Lodge #26 meet the first Thursday each month, 7 p.m., 39 S. Maine St., in the Fallon Fraternal Hall and Community Center. Sojourning Masons are invited. For information call 775-423-6819.

TOPS Club

Take Off Pounds Sensibly with a fun group each Friday at 9 a.m., Methodist Church, 280 E. Stillwater Ave.

Cost is $5 per month with an annual fee of $28. For information, call Ann at 775-423-2546 or Jo at 775-867-3244.

‘Celebrating Us’ art project

Artists, photographers, artisans of all genre are invited to showcase their work in the “Celebrating Us” project, a joint venture of the Churchill County Museum and the county.

Exhibits are on-going and ever-changing.

Call Barbara at 775-423-3677 for information.

ESL In-Home program

ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada is a nonprofit organization that provides English tutoring at no cost through the help of volunteer tutors.

The ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada would like to encourage people living in Fallon, Churchill County who are able to dedicate one to two hours of their weekly schedule to become a volunteer tutor. You have the power to make a difference in your community by helping others solve the language barrier. For information, call 775-888-2021 or 775-246-8765 or visit our website: http://www.eslinhome.org.

Child support enforcement

Child support enforcement services are available through the Churchill County District Attorney’s office. The staff may be able to help establish parentage and help obtain a child support order to include medical support. Pick up an application at the Churchill County Child Support Office at 165 N. Ada St., or visit http://www.churchillcounty.org and follow the links to the District Attorney’s Child Support Division.
For information, contact Churchill County District Attorney, Child Support Division at 775-423-8423.

The office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.