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Nevada Briefly 10/9

Meeting planned for pageants

The Miss Carson City Scholarship Program and The Miss Douglas County Scholarship Program will host an informational meeting for the 2010 pageant at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Round Table Pizza Parlor located at 961 Topsy Lane by Bank of America.

The programs invite young women between the ages of 17-24 to participate. They must be at least a graduating high school senior this spring and never been married or pregnant. Parents are welcome at this meeting.

There also will be a Miss Outstanding Teen Program offered. Students 13-17 years old can attend this informational meeting to get details about the local title.

The programs are part of the Miss America Organization, which is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local programs made available more than $45 million in scholarship assistance.

For more information, call Shauna Bartshe, director, at 775-230-3745.

Senior center to hold computer classes

The Computer Lab at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center is booting up for classes.

A two-day class on e-mail and Internet will be offered 1-4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

Introduction to computers starts Jan. 12 and runs from 1-3 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday through Feb. 4. Classes are taught by Catherine Haskins.

Volunteers are also needed in all aspects of the computer lab.

To volunteer or for more information on the classes, call 883-0703 ext. 222.

WNC fundraiser features Red Sox Star Dustin Pedroia

Tickets are selling fast for the Western Nevada College athletics fund-raiser featuring Boston Red Sox Second Baseman Dustin Pedroia.

The event at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno will include a prime rib dinner, live music, hosted wine/beer and silent/live auctions.

Pedroia spent two summers playing American Amateur Baseball in Carson City as a 17- and 18-year-old before earning a scholarship to Arizona State University.

More than 700 supporters of Wildcats baseball and softball have already secured their seats for the dinner fund-raiser Jan. 16, but some tickets are still available until Jan. 14 for $75, or a table of 10 for $750.

For more information, call 445-3240.