Nevada Briefly March 5 |

Nevada Briefly March 5

Spotlight on Homes4Hearts organization

In a recent performance at the Partnership Carson City Kid’s Talking Wall, the Homes4Hearts organization sent a message to the community.

The message was that Carson City’s population is nearly 57,000, but only a handful of foster families is available.

To learn more about helping to keep children local and in familiar surroundings, call 687-4943 ext. 262 or 882-6776, stop by the Talking Wall in the Carson Mall or go to

Carson Valley pioneer to be celebrated March 6

The Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center will host a remembrance of lifelong Carson Valley resident Beatrice Fettic Jones who celebrated her 100th birthday in July 2009 and died in January.

On March 6, a reading-theater presentation of “Portrait of a Pioneer Lady,” written by Jones and Grace Dangberg in 1962, will be presented for the fourth year as an introduction to Women in History month.

A 2009 video interview with Jones will be shown prior to the transcribed dialogue of the conversation about the duties of a pioneer woman.

The presentation is part of the museum’s Senior/-Student Day, sponsored by the Douglas County Historical Society on the first Saturday of each month. Seniors and students with accompanying adults are admitted free. The museum is located at 1477 Highway 395 in Gardnerville.

The presentations are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information call 775-782-2555.

Day Williams to host kickoff party

Day Williams, a Carson City lawyer and candidate for Carson City Supervisor in Ward 3 will host a campaign kickoff party from 5:30-8 p.m. today at the Empire Ranch Golf Course Clubhouse, 1875 Fair Way.

Appetizers will be served and coffee, iced tea and water also will be available. A cash bar will be open.

Those attending can RSVP to 885-8398. Suggested donation is $40 to “Friends to Elect Day Williams.”

Health & Human Services wins award

The Northern Nevada Immunization Coalition recently awarded Carson City Health and Human Services the Silver Syringe Award for Outstanding Childhood Immunization Program at the 12th annual awards luncheon at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Reno.

CCHHS was charged with dispensing H1N1 to Lyon and Douglas counties, in addition to Carson City. In the tri-county area, the CCHHS campaign vaccinated 57 percent of the 5- to 18-year-old population, one of the highest percentages in the state.

The process involved significant communication between the health department and the schools; signed permission slips from parents, the logistics of the actual clinics, extensive record keeping and database entries, and a second visit to each school with students ages 9 and younger, who required two doses of H1N1.

At the luncheon, CCHHS also received a Certificate of Commendation from Sen. Harry Reid’s office in recognition of “efforts to keep Nevada families healthy.”

‘Postcards from the Past’ at museum

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will host the presentation “Postcards from the Past” by museum volunteer Bill Kohler at 7 p.m. Monday.

The program features a collection of images from the first half of the 20th century illustrating the building of the San Francisco Bay Bridge, railroad subjects, and a number of vintage aircraft photographs. Vintage ferryboat service on San Francisco Bay also will be included.

These images are from the collection of Bear Photography, a supplier of vintage postcards.

The museum is located at 2180 S. Carson St. (across from Fairview Avenue), in Carson City.

For more information, call 775-687-6953 or go to

Census forms headed to those without mail

(AP) – Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller wants to be sure that rural Nevadans who receive hand-delivered U.S. Census forms don’t mistake them for an advertisement and accidentally throw them away.

Census workers soon will begin dropping off the 2010 forms at residences in the rural parts of the state that don’t receive regular mail delivery from the U.S. Postal Service.

Miller says it is critical for rural residents to be on the look out for the forms, fill them out and send them in.

He says many people believe only large metro areas like Reno and Las Vegas will benefit from federal funding distributed based on census data. But he said many rural hospitals, senior centers and other senior services benefit as well.

More information is available at http://www.nevadacensus