Cheers & Kudos Nov. 7 |

Cheers & Kudos Nov. 7

Fishing day was fantastic

I would like to offer a huge thank you to Nevada Department of Wildlife, Carson City host Lions Club and the Carson City Parks and Recreation Department for hosting the fantastic Kids Fishing Day.

My 10-year-old son caught his first fish there, and it was a whopper.

We had never fished before, and it was wonderful to be taught by experienced and friendly experts. My son can’t wait to go again.

Jennifer Bobo

Carson City

Cemetery tour a success

On Oct. 22, my son’s girlfriend and I had the opportunity to go on the Lone Mountain Cemetery Tour (Tales From the Graves of Carson City).

We really enjoyed ourselves and the cast of characters was great. When we were at Hank Monk’s grave listening to him talk, we could hear hoof beats coming off in the distance.

Then around the corner comes a stagecoach, coming to a stop right in front of Hank’s grave. The wind rustling in the trees and the clouds overhead just added to the atmosphere.

A big thanks to Joy Evans from the Visitors and Convention Bureau for putting this on.

Also, thanks to all those who participated.

Jerri Biddle

Carson City

Thank you for helping with Eagle Boy Scout project

Thank you: Two simple words that show your appreciation and gratitude. I just completed my Eagle Boy Scout rank advancement. I could not have achieved this award without the help of Mr. Chris Bayer, the director of CASA and the guidance of my mentor, Bill Knight.

I would like to thank the CASA organization for the opportunity to complete my community service project for them. With the help of my Troop 145, we were able to construct shelving and a hanging rack for their “Kids Closet.” Many children in transition from abusive homes and in the court system will benefit from this project.

These are the scouts and parents who helped bring this project to completion: Kyle and Bryant Smith, Andrew Peckham, Rickie and Christian Curtis, Sean and Scott Clapperton, Mat Boggs, Will and Gail Struble, Trevor, Clay Lavon and Pat Sollberger, Justin Snowden, Robby Shouppe, Tyler Kerver, Andrew Hernandez and Michael Brister.

This type of service project cannot happen without the generous donations from businesses and friends in the community. A big thank you to the store managers of Home Depot and Lowe’s for their donations, and to Dr. “Drew” Robison of Redrock Family Dental.

Lastly, I don’t know how I would have gotten through the last 10 years without the loving push of my parents. There were times when I wanted to quit, but their constant love, support and involvement in Boy Scouts saw me through to becoming an Eagle Scout.

Zachary VanZyll

son of Kim and Gary VanZyll

Carson City

Thank you to those who supported elementary school Jog-a-Thon

On behalf of the Bordewich-Bray Elementary School staff, we would like to give a special thank you to all the students, parents, and other friends who recently supported our Jog-a-Thon. The generosity of our community helps us to support and enhance our children’s education through various enrichment activities throughout the year.

Thanks also to the parents who helped with the event from counting the money, to handing out snacks, taking pictures, monitoring the track, and to Gracie, our school mascot. We would also like to thank Helen Weimer and her staff at the Governor’s Mansion for hosting the luncheon which was prepared by Grandma Hattie’s.

Linda Hurzel

Jog-a-Thon chairwoman

Thanks to choir students for lovely performance

Dear Mr. Sonnemaker and Carson High students,

Thank you for the lovely choir and musical theater performance at the Community Center on Oct. 12.

Also, it was wonderful to see Faith Ann Hodorowicz raising her voice in song. We have so much talent at Carson High. Thank you everyone who participated in making this event a success!

Deanna Fine

Carson City

Veterinarian showed sensitivity in difficult situation

Our 18-year-old cat was recently injured by another animal. We took him to Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital where he was cared for by an incredible group of people. It was a difficult and sad time made easier because of the wonderful and caring staff.

Dr. Katie Roberts and Dr. Matt McSweeney provided care not only for our pet, but realistic and compassionate care for us as well. A day or two after Paws was gone, we received a beautiful note from Dr. Matt McSweeney and a follow up call from Margie Quirk, LVT.

I am grateful that Lone Mountain Vete-rinary Hospital is a part of our community.

Cathy Smith

Carson City