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Carson City

Applicants sought for river advisory committee

The Carson City Board of Supervisors is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving on the Carson River Advisory Committee. The Committee provides advice on matters concerning the development, maintenance, management and operation of the Carson River.

There is one opening in the following area: Environmental/Planning Issues.

The term for the positions expires January 2011. Applicants should be willing to serve 10 hours per month. Members serve without compensation.

Volunteer applications may be obtained from and returned to the Carson City Executive Offices, 201 N. Carson St. #2 by the closing date of Nov. 15.

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Children’s weight training equipment available at pool

Carson City Aquatic Facility has youth weight training equipment designed for kids 8 years old and above.

Children can work out and improved strength on safe and colorful weight resistance machines. Weight room also includes treadmills, stair steppers, and adult weight equipment to make it a great place for the whole family to work. Use of weight room is included in pool admission fee.

Kids 8 through 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

For information call 887-2242 or stop by the Carson Aquatic Facility at 841 N. Roop St.

AARP seeking tax help volunteers

Volunteers who can give four to six hours per week for 12 weeks will find a warm welcome at the AARP Tax-Aide Program.

Counselors receive comprehensive training in the preparation of tax returns and the use of computers to electronically file these returns. The classes are held in December and January and participants are asked to volunteer at least four hours per week between Feb. 1-April 15.

If you are interested in this opportunity or would like information, contact Gil Yanuck at gilcalif@att.net or 841-3675.

Storey County

Flu shots available

The Nevada State Health Division’s Community Health Nursing program in collaboration with the Storey County Fire Department will be providing a season influenza vaccination clinic 2-7 p.m. today. Vaccine will be available for children over the age of 36 months and for adults. The cost is $20 per shot. Bring Medicaid/Medicare or Nevada Check Up Card. The fire department is located at 145 C Street. An appointment is not needed. For information contact 586-7235.

Dayton

Task force holding hygiene drive

The Dayton Task Force is sponsoring an ongoing hygiene drive for the community due to a need that has been brought to their attention. Throughout the community there are families and individuals who are not able to take some of the basic necessities of life for granted. For some even a new toothbrush may be a luxury.

As a Task Force they are hoping that the community can step out and come together to meet the needs of both young and old in Dayton.

The Dayton Task Force is hoping the hygiene drive may become a kickoff for an ongoing effort to deal with this issue. For information e-mail Task Force leaders Sara Ross sara-cm@earthlink.net or Heather Koenig koenigheather@yahoo.com or call Healthy Communities at 246-7550

Reno

Rhode Island justice to give lecture

Rhode Island Chief Justice Frank J. Williams will present The National Judicial College’s Jackson Lecture 4 p.m. today in the National Judicial College’s Tom C. Clark auditorium in Reno. Justice Williams’ lecture is entitled “Abraham Lincoln and Leadership.” The event is free and open to the public. For information visit http://www.judges.org or contact 800-25-JUDGE.

Author Laws to present lecture

Join Sundance Bookstore in welcoming John Muir Laws, author of Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 1155 W. 4th St., Ste. 106 in Reno. Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada is an easy to use, fully illustrated, pocket size guide to over 1,700 species found in the Sierra Nevada.

Festivities will include a slide show presented by John Muir Laws on the wildlife of the Sierra Nevada, a discussion about the book and an opportunity to have your copy signed. Contact 786-1188.