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Women’s group adopts soldier

Special to the LVN

The Fernley Republican Women have adopted Zachary Matheus, son of Rick and Judge Lori Matheus of Fernley.

Matheus was born in Carson City on July 27, 1993, grew up in Lyon County and graduated from Fernley High School in 2011. Always interested in joining the military, he enlisted into the U.S. Army in December 2010 and has advanced to the rank of specialist.

His father was a marine, and his great grandfather was also a soldier in the Army. Matheus deployed to Afghanistan on June 30, 2014, and will be there from nine to 15 months. He re-enlisted for four years and is considering making the military his career.

Mateus and his wife Dedria are parents of an 18-month-old so,n Darius. Lori Mateus mother describes her son as an outgoing young man, who loves to make people laugh.

The FRW’s Caring for America/Adopt-a-Soldier Program collects non-perishable foods for the Fernley Food Bank, along with donations of funds and care items for their adopted soldiers. The soldiers need single serving food items, personal care items and, most especially, cards and letters from home. They also collect children’s books during the year and deliver them to the Shriners Hospital each September.

All contributions to any of these important programs will be greatly appreciated. Financial contributions may be sent to the FRW at P. O. Box 412, Fernley,NV 89408.

The FRW is a group of women (and men as associate members) who share similar conservative values and ideals and who are dedicated to increasing the influence and effectiveness of women in the cause of good government through political education and active political participation.

For information, contact Anita Trone at 775-575-7810, or anitatrone@gmail.com or check the FRW website fernleyrepublicanwomen.com.