The public is invited to celebrate autumn at a fall festival hosted by the St. Patrick parish family on Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the church parking lot and parish hall at 850 W. 4th St.

Children will enjoy playing in a bounce house and winning prizes at various game booths including a bean bag toss, a dice roll, a ring toss, a lollipop pull, a fish pond, and more. Contests such as a cake walk and a “pie in the face” throw are also planned. Multicultural food will be available for purchase at different booths set up at the community event.

Raffle drawings will take place. Raffle tickets at $10 each are currently on sale and may be obtained by calling the parish office at 775-423-2846 or Ginny Dugan at 775-423-4559. Individuals need not be present to win. Proceeds from the Sept. 24 fundraiser will benefit the St. Patrick building fund.


Caregiver support groups

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Caregiver Support Groups are designed to provide emotional and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. Participants develop methods and skills to solve problems.

The groups encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia.

Free of charge and walk-ins are welcome.

Open discussion with a trained facilitator. Date: Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Time: 10:30 a.m.–noon. Location: The Homestead. 365 West A St.

Facilitators: Candy Foster & Jason Thornton. Contact: 800-272-3900. On-site Respite Services Provided. Please RSVP to use respite services.

Call to artists

“Sagebrush Sisters” are putting out a Call to Artists to qualified artisans for their annual Christmas Art and Craft Fair Dec. 2 and 3 during Hometown Christmas.

This is a juried show. Interested parties should contact Pam Yost at 775-423-5079 before Sept. 15 for information and application.

Wishing Tree applications

Applications for the 2016 Wishing Tree Program are now available and due by 5 p.m. Oct. 14.

The Wishing Tree Program provides gifts during the holiday season for Churchill County youth 0 to 17 years of age who meet income and residency requirements.

Applications may be picked up at Churchill County Social Services, 485 West B St., Suite #105, Fallon during normal business hours.

The Wishing Tree Program is possible due to the combined volunteer efforts of the CC Communications Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association, Churchill County Social Services, and community members who donate both time and gifts.

USDA food distribution

USDA Food Distribution will be at the American Legion Post #16, 90 N. Ada St., from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sept. 21. Please bring your Nevada photo I.D. and if necessary proof of Churchill County residency. Also, bring your own boxes and/or carts.

Churchill Democrats

The Churchill County Democrats will hold their regular monthly meeting on Sept.15 at the Churchill County Administration Complex on the corner of North Taylor and A streets in room 136.

This is a change from the second Thursday, one time only. They will be planning for the fall. The meeting starts at 6 p.m


Join us for Storytime at the Churchill County Library each Wednesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. and includes stories, songs, and a craft.

The library has hundreds of books on a wide variety of subjects for your enjoyment either in the building or at home.

Did you know reading to your child is one of the most powerful ways to boost brain power? Well it’s true and the library can help with that!

Read it and reap

1000 Books Before Kindergarten: Read it and Reap! is a fun and exciting early literacy program for infants through age 5 to get them ready to read.

Information is available at the Churchill County Library and the website.

Churchill County Republicans

The Churchill County Republican Central Committee will have their monthly meeting Sept. 14 upstairs at the Depot. The business meeting will begin at noon. Lunch is $10 per person and will be available beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Topics of discussion will include operation of the Campaign/ Election Headquarters, Get Out the Vote, donations and other election activities. All registered Republicans and interested persons are invited to attend.

Volunteers needed for food distribution

Volunteers needed in Fallon to help distribute food during the day, one Wednesday every two months. Must be able to stand at least five hours. Contact Anne between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays at 775-423-2670.

FAWG yard sale

Fallon Animal Welfare Group’s fall yard sale is Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m, Allen Road Storge #51, 1151 Allen Road.

There is still time to donate gently used furniture, household goods, sports and garden gear, tools, artwork, electronics, etc. (no clothes please) Call 775 423-8650 to arrange pick-up or drop-off or for more information.

thrift stores

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 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., 99 S. Nevada St.

Donations are accepted Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Check out our weekly sales which include $5 basket sales on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the week; on Thursdays all seniors get 50 percent off clothing and shoes, surprise sales Wednesday and Friday. On Saturday all military and hospital personnel get 50 percent off clothing and shoes.

Check us out on Facebook at BCCH Auxiliary Store “Stuf N’ Such”

Out of Egypt

Out of Egypt Thrift and Gift, providing for ongoing needs of food and hunger, is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 121 S. Allen Road. Phone 775-217-0542.

Our donation center is located at 1075 Taylor Place (behind Walmart). Phone 775-737-3784, hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

military & veterans

American Legion Post 16 activities

Help support our vets. Hall rental 775-423-3008 or 775-217-3845. Call the American Legion at 775-423-3008. 90 N. Ada St.

Fish Fry — Come and enjoy a great Fish Fry (Icelandic Cod) dinner the first Friday of every month,6-8 p.m. for $5. Also, enjoy a Rib Eye Steak dinner the third Friday of every month 6-8 p.m. for $15. Open to the public. For more information, call 775-423-3008 .

Meetings — American Legion Post 16 general meeting is held on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend.

The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 16 general meeting is held the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

All members are encouraged to attend. All Veterans and sons of Veterans who are interested in joining the Legion or SAL please contact the Post at 775-423-3008.

FRA meetings

The Fleet Reserve Association is an active opponent of the Sea Services, Navy, Marine Corp and Coast Guard, active duty, retired or any who served a tour of duty.

Join us or just check out a meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the American Legion Hall.

VFW Auxiliary meetings

Auxiliary VFW Post #1002 meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Post on South Maine street.

New members and transfers are always welcome. For information call 775-423-6201 or 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.


Square dancing

The Oasis Squares, Fallon’s square dance club, will meet Friday, 7-9 p.m., at Highland Estates, 570 N. Sherman St. Experienced dancers are always welcome.

Come dance in a square and make a circle of friends. Call Ernie at 775-423-0471 or 775-217-3105.


Each Friday at 9 a.m.-Take Pounds Off Sensibly with our fun group! Join us for motivation at the Methodist Church, 280 E. Stillwater Ave. Cost is $5 per month with an annual fee of $32. For more information call Nancy at 775-423-4568 or Jo at 775-867-3244.

Al-anon meetings

Al-anon meets every Wednesday and Sunday. Wednesday Al-anon, a 12-step program, meets every week, 10-11 a.m. at the Churchill County library annex.

Sunday’s meetings are every week are from 2-3 p.m., also at the Churchill County library annex.

Sunday Al-anon, a 12-step program, meets every week, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at 1490 Grimes St.

Free masons meetings

The Freemasons of Churchill Lodge No. 26 F&AM of Fallon meet the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at 39 S. Maine St, in the Fallon Fraternal Hall and Community Center.

Sojourning Masons are invited to join us.

For further information, call 775-423-4625.

St. Patrick’s bingo

St. Patrick Catholic Church at 450 W. 4th St. offers bingo on the first and third Saturdays of each month beginning Sept. 17.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with games starting at 6:15 p.m. Refreshments are available for purchase. Free coffee and popcorn are provided. Call the parish office at 423-2846 for more information.

RPEN meetings

The Churchill Chapter of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada (RPEN) meets the second Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the meeting room at Jerry’s Restaurant,1801 W. Williams Ave. For information, email or call 775-427-9741.

Artists’ worksho[

The Artists’ Critique Workshop welcomes artists of all levels and media to join a monthly critique workshop held the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Churchill County Museum.

The goal is to provide encouragement to like-minded artists with constructive suggestions and support within a positive environment.

Bereavement Support Group

Eden Hospice provides grief support for the ‘newly bereaved’ at 570 S. Maine St., on the second Wednesdays of each month at noon.

Contact 775-423-9511 for additional information.

Fallon Tea Party

The Fallon Tea Party meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday and third Thursday of each month in Room 102 of the county administration building on North Taylor St.

Find us on the web at For information, email jfalk6808 or call 619-887-6808.


Toastmasters Fallon every Thursday. If you are interested in developing stronger speaking and leadership skills, join us at Highland Manor, 550 N. Sherman St. at 6:30 pm.

For information, call Carla at 775-867-5591.

Hearts of Gold Quilters

The Hearts of Gold Quilters meets Thursdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way. All quilters are welcome.

We meet weekly to make donation quilts, as well as working on our own projects.

Logos to present state educational information

An ESA (Educational Services Association) information event will be held Sept. 16 beginning at 6 p.m. at Logos Christian Academy, 655 Sheckler Road.

Represnetatives from the state Attorney General and Treasurer’s offices will provide updates on Nevada’s ESAs. Receive the latest updates and information about Nevada’s new educational choice program.

Canver fundraiser

P’jammin for Cancer will be held on Sept. 29 at all CCSD schools with the exception of Northside. Students/staff can wear their pajamas to school for any donation.

All donations go to Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation to help families with a child who is battling cancer. If any business would like to make a donation please contact Tiffany Wright 775-423-2181 ext 143.

Support Group

Domestic Violence Support Group meets each Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m.

Telephone 775-423-1313 for location.

Writer’s Workshop

Are you a writer looking for a place to work with like-minded people?

The Churchill County Library is pleased to announce its Writer’s Workshop led by Sara Dowling. Meetings are every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Annex for quiet work. Or the library for a more conversational approach.

All writers on all levels are welcome to participate. Sara can be reached at The library is at 553 S. Maine St. For questions, call 775-423-7581.

Celebrating Us’ art project

Help Churchill County “Celebrate” our local talent! Artists, photographers, artisans of all genre are invited to showcase their work at the County’s Administration Complex. Exhibits are on-going and ever-changing.

Child support enforcement

Child support enforcement services are available through the Churchill County District Attorney’s office.

Contact the Churchill County DA, Child Support Division at 775-423-8423.

The staff may be able to help establish parentage and help obtain a child support order.

Pick up an application at Churchill County Child Support Office at 165 N. Ada St. or go to and follow the links to the D.A.’s Child Support Division.

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

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 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

The Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop is owned and operated by Banner Churchill. Community Hospital Auxiliary, which is 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 more information.

Fallon Horseman’s Assoc.

Fallon Horseman’s Association holds monthly meetings the first Thursday of each month at Pizza Factory, 2199 W. Williams Ave.

Anyone interested in our summer open horse shows and other events is welcome to come.

Premium books

Premium books for the 2016 Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair are out now.

You can pick yours up at the following locations: Churchill County Library, Churchill County Ag Extension Office, J&K Llamas, Flower Tree Nursery and Workman Farms.

Call the County Manager’s Office 775-423-5136 for more information.

Foster parents needed

Abused and neglected children who are removed from their families often need to live outside of their communities, away from everything familiar.

To learn more on how you can become a licensed foster parent with the State of Nevada, call 1-888-423-2659 or go to

In Nevada’s rural communities, many children, including teens and sibling groups, are in need of a safe and nurturing home.

Foster parents provide a temporary home so these children can heal and feel supported. Foster parents can be single or married, male or female. They can be working, or a stay-at-home parent.

Amateur radio

The Amateur Radio of Churchill County invites all current Amateur Radio operators or anyone interested in Amateur Radio to join us

The A.R.C.C. is a general interest Amateur (HAM) Radio Club serving Fallon, Fernley and surrounding areas. We have our monthly business social breakfast meeting each month. A NET Every Sunday at 6 p.m.(1800) local time on repeater 146.97 with PL of 103.5 Hz.

Interested in getting Your Amateur Radio license or current Amateur Radio operators wanting to upgrade license we offer local testing. For information contact Rick Bischoff — K7ET Phone 775-423-7665 or 775-294-1115 E-mail:

JOIN training

Call or visit a local JOIN office for immediate, free enrollment in career training and education classes.

JOIN has received federal funds that will allow us to pay for your instruction, class materials, and certification fees.

The Federal funds will also pay private employers to provide you with on-the-job-training. Call or visit your local JOIN office. Fallon, 775-423-6162, 121 Industrial Way, Fallon, NV 89406; Fernley, 775-575-1222, 460 W. Main St., #111.

Thrifty Finds

When you visit us, you can enjoy incredible savings on Military Monday for military members (with ID), Thrifty Tuesday for all our customers and Golden Thursday for folks 50 years and older (with ID). Each week we also offer a Surprise Special on selected departments throughout the store. Join us at 920 W Williams Ave, Suite 60, 775-426-9411. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday-Saturday. Thrifty Finds is a non-profit organization that benefits the youth of Churchill County.

McDonald’s Restaurants throughout the Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe area will be hosting a fundraiser for the family of Jake O’ Malley. Jake O’Malley was a Wildland Firefighter for the Bureau of Land Management based out of Winnemucca, Nevada. While on duty, patrolling for fires, his engine was involved in a single vehicle accident, which resulted in Jake losing his life.

On Thursday, July 21st, participating McDonald’s restaurants located throughout the Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe area will donate twenty percent of all sales between the hours of 5 pm and 7 pm to the O’Malley Family Fund to assist with their financial needs and funeral costs. The entire community is encouraged to visit the restaurants between these hours to help the O’Malley family in their time of need.

WHEN: Thursday, July 21st

5 pm to 7 pm