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MINDEN, Nev. (AP) ” Authorities say a Douglas High School student has been arrested and three others have been implemented in an investigation into the sale of Ecstasy.

The investigation began in November when school officials learned that some students were trying to distribute the illegal synthetic drug to fellow students.

Sheriff’s officials say one student has been arrested for possession of a controlled substance, and three others are being investigated for sales of a controlled substance.

Detectives say the pills were purchased in Sacramento and brought back to Nevada by one of the students.

Authorities say one student who purchased some of the pills overdosed at a friend’s house, requiring emergency medical care to rescue him.

The Nevada Appeal is again soliciting holiday memories from readers.

Send us your holiday memories no later than Dec. 15. Send them to P.O. Box 2288, Carson City, 89702; drop them off at 580 Mallory Way, e-mail them to editor@nevadaappeal.com or fax them to 887-2420. Make sure they’re labeled as “Holiday Memories.”

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A concert and silent auction is set for Wednesday to raise money for the Do Drop In and Rural Center for Independent Living in Carson City.

DeeDee Foremaster, center director, said The Hot Two Plus One ragtime band will perform the free concert at 6 to 8 p.m. in the library auditorium. Also several donated items, baskets, dolls and handmade quilts will be up for auction.

The Do Drop In and Rural Center for Independent Living are non-profit organizations that operate solely on donations, said Foremaster.

Greenhouse Garden Center hosts the Douglas High Madrigal Singers 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2450 S. Curry St. Prior to the performance there will be a drawing for a $100 gift certificate. Enjoy a cup of wassail and while listening to the beautiful sounds of the Madrigal Singers. For information, call 882-8600.

The Second Annual Warm Hearts and Warm Coats Drive runs now through January 16, 2009. Coats collected will be distributed to children and adults. Anyone wishing to donate coats can do so in the drop-off box located in the Burlington Coat Factory store at 4906 S. Carson St. For information, visit http://www.onewarmcoat.org.

Bring a toy and join the poker run

A Toys for Tots Poker run starts at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 13 with registration at Carson City Harley Davidson, 2900 Research Way. Admission is a new unwrapped toy valued at $15. All vehicles are welcome, and all donations go to Toys for Tots.

The run will end at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. Music will be provided by Redshift, and food will be available for purchase from Locals BBQ. For information, call 445-5437.