Northern Nevada briefly May 22 |

Northern Nevada briefly May 22

Owners of unclaimed property sought

The State Treasurer’s Office, Unclaimed Property Division, is advertising more than $490 million in abandoned property currently being held by the state in an effort to return money to its rightful owners. The advertisements, which will appear in 17 newspapers across the state over the next few weeks, list the last known names and addresses of people whose abandoned property was reported to the Unclaimed Property Division between March 2010 and April 2011.

Besides reviewing the newspaper section containing the latest names and addresses, the Unclaimed Property Division recommends that Nevadans search at its website to find missing abandoned property. Go to and click on the yellow “Search for Unclaimed Property” box. It also includes an extensive Frequently Asked Questions section.

For more information, call 684-5666.

Capital City Dems to meet Wednesday

The Capital City Democrats will meet in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Building, 709 E. Robinson St., at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Plans for upcoming events will be discussed, including support for a candidates’ barbecue which will be sponsored by the Carson City Democratic Women’s Club in July.

Pizza, drinks and dessert will be available before the meeting, starting at 6:30 p.m. Donations welcome, but not required.

For more information call the Democratic headquarters at 841-3367.

Former mayor’s book is available around town

A memoir by former two-term Carson City Mayor Harold Jacobsen is available at the Legislative Building gift shop and at the Villa Basque Deli. Titled “There Ain’t No Fences,” the book chronicles Jacobsen’s many years in ranching in Nevada.

He served three terms as a University of Nevada regent, representing Nevada’s 15 “cow” counties, and in the Nevada Assembly from Humboldt County from 1947-48 before moving to Carson City.

Jacobsen served as Nevada’s member of the White House Conference on Youth in 1970.

In 1980 he the University of Nevada Board of Regents recognized Jacobsen as a “Distinguished Nevadan.” The book is priced at $27.95.

St. Teresa’s Bingo night schedule changes

There has been a change in St. Teresa of Avila’s Youth Ministry Bingo.

Starting on June 3, the night for Bingo will be the first Friday of each month, not twice a month. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the games start at 7 p.m. The last game is a Progressive Double Action.

The net proceeds are used to support all areas of youth ministry and religious education. The group will have a few special nights during the year will be advertised for attendance.

The youth group is open to all 8th-12th grade students. It meets every Sunday before the 5 p.m. teen Mass, and they attend Mass together. After Mass, they continue their fellowship in Chartz Hall at the church at 3000 N. Lompa Lane, until about 8 p.m.

For more information, call Linda Oetken at 775-856-1995.

Lunch features speaker from women veterans’ program

The monthly networking lunch for veterans, active duty and their families is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Silver Springs Senior Center with special guest speaker Zola Ferguson, Women Veterans’ Program manager.

Ferguson will answer questions about the benefits and services available to women veterans at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System, and will describe other resources such as the Center for Women Veterans:

The Silver Stage Task Force, a nonprofit group of community volunteers from Stagecoach and Silver Springs, will provide beverages, desserts and homemade breads for the lunch. Participants are invited to bring their favorite green salads.

Donations to support future lunch socials are welcomed and can be made to Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey, P.O. Box 517, Dayton, NV 89403.

For more information, call Task Force Leader Cara Childs at 775-315-2990.