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WNCC baseball throws first pitch in new field

Kim Riggs
For the Appeal

Get ready for the Wildcats! Western Nevada Community College’s baseball team played its first game Friday on the John L. Harvey Field. For $6, I got to watch a double-header.

Scott “Cheese” Rasner, who had dreamed for five years of getting baseball at WNCC, threw out the first pitch on Saturday’s second game. Well, it went over the catcher’s head, but, hey, at least it wasn’t short.

The team plays for the last time Friday and Saturday. They still have tickets available for the big fundraiser at the Peppermill Hotel and Casino with guest speaker, Carson High School graduate Charley Kerfeld.

WNCC Athletic Fundraiser

Where: Peppermill Hotel Casino, Reno

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

Cost: $75 per person; $500 for a table of 8

Contact: 445-3240 to get your tickets


It’s National Foster Care Month, and on Sunday, a blue ribbon representing each child in Foster Care in Nevada was tied to a tree branch on the Capitol grounds. Helping a child have a good home who has never experienced such an environment is beyond rewarding.

Elizabeth Dorway sent me all the foster care information. Contact Child and Family Services Rural Region District Office (775) 686-4943; Division of Child and Family Services Systems Advocates (775) 684-4453 or 684-4447; Washoe County Department of Social Services (775) 328-2300; Sierra Association of Foster Families (775) 828-9977; or the Clark County Department of Family Services (702) 455-5483.

Foster families have provided approximately 4,000 children in Nevada with a caring, stable and safe environment. The children are of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, and many have severe physical, mental and emotional problems. Foster parents unselfishly open up their homes and hearts in an admirable effort to nurture and support these children.


If you like Disney shows, Brewery Arts Center and BAC Stage Kids present “Aladdin Jr.”

You can’t beat the price. On May 10 and 11, the dress-rehearsal shows are $1 a person.

A live performance is a great way to show your children there are some cool things in which they can get involved.

‘Aladdin Jr.’

Where: Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King

When: Dress rehearsal May 10 and 11; regular showings are 5 p.m. May 12, 13, 14 and 19, 20, 21.

Contact: 883-1976

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