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Gardnerville

‘Dirty Dog Wash’ ready for action

The 2007 Dirty Dog Wash has dogs across Northern Nevada running in packs to be first in line for a dog wash and the treats that follow.

The Dirty Dog Wash will take place at the Douglas County Senior Center at 2300 Meadow Lane in Gardnerville from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today.

Dog washes, nail trims, pet health consultations, pet socialization opportunities and raffle prizes will be available. Cash donations benefit the Douglas Animal Welfare Group. Gently used or new pet supplies such as crates, beds, collars, leashes, bowls, etc. will be accepted for donation or trade.

Dr. Linda Miner, other local vets and vet techs and DAWG volunteers offer their expertise throughout the day.

McClain’s Mobile Music and DJ Service, Max’s Pet Supplies and Miss Douglas County 2007 Christy Swartz will provide music and fun doggie games, prizes and treats.

Hot dogs, cold beverages and frozen treats will be available for purchase.

The non-profit group DAWG uses the donations to help improve the lives of animals at the Douglas County Animal Shelter.

DAWG works to find homes for adoptable pets and encourages responsible pet ownership through community education and low-cost microchip, rabies, spay and neuter clinics.

For more information, please call Lori at 781-2215.

Genoa

Douglas Democrats host annual barbecue in Genoa

The Douglas County Democratic Central Committee will host the fourth annual Democratic BBQ 2-6 p.m. today at the Hollister Ranch in Genoa.

The barbecue is $10 per person, children age 12 and under are free. There will be live music, representatives of presidential candidates and elected officials, raffle prizes and games for the kids.

The Hollister Ranch is one mile north of the Genoa intersection off Jack’s Valley at 2510 Ranch House Road.

For information, contact 782-2874 or 783-1903.

Carson City

Assemblywoman guest speaker at Democrats meeting

Carson City Democrats will meet at 7 p.m.Wednesday at 709 East Robinson St. Sheila Leslie, Assembly District 27 will be guest speaker. For information call 841-3367 or e-mail: carsoncitydems@yahoo.com.

Silver City

Comstock author to hold book signing

Karen Wright, aka Juniper Rose, will answer your questions about high desert gardening during a book signing party for “The Bloomin’ Desert,” from 2-4 p.m. today at the Silver City Fire House Office. For more information about the book party contact Quest Lakes at 847-0742.