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Carson City

Open house for weight-loss group

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a nonprofit organization with members worldwide who meet weekly in local chapters, giving each other moral support and encouragement to take off pounds sensibly.

Carson City Chapters invite you to attend their open house on Monday 6:30-7:30 p.m., at 138 E. Long St., Suite C.

Representatives from both evening and morning chapters will be available to answer questions and low calorie refreshments will be served.

This is a free meeting. No charge. No obligation. Call 841-4929.

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Permits on sale soon for firewood

Permits will go on sale for Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park’s annual wood sale at 7 a.m. Monday at the Carson City State Library and Archives on South Stewart St. Permits will be $35 (cash or check only) and limited to one cord per address/family.

Wood is limited; 115 cords/permits are available. A mixture of pine, fir and possibly some aspen can be picked up at one of four locations (Spooner, Tunnel Creek, Washoe Lake State Park and Lakeview) between Sept. 23-30 and Oct. 3-9. Most wood to be picked up will require four-wheel-drive vehicles without trailers. Stove-length rounds are accessible (most of it is stacked next to the road) yet may be as far as 20-30 yards from the dirt roads. Be prepared to select a pickup date; dates are first-come, first-served.

For information, call 684-2793.

Silver Springs

Lyon Democrats meeting Tuesday

The next monthly meeting of the Lyon County Democratic Central Committee is 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Silver Springs Senior Center.

For information, call 577-2505 or e-mail csndek@yahoo.com.

New edition of ‘Nevada Trivia Book’

The third edition of the ‘Nevada Trivia Book’ has been released with revisions, updates and a new cover. It contains hundreds of facts about the people and events that helped to shape Nevada.

The new edition includes questions about people such as Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins, the first American Indian to write a book; and Jacob W. Davis, a Reno tailor who sewed a pair of extra-durable pants for a woodcutter with a 56-inch waist and invented Levi’s jeans.

Pilot agricultural program aimed at American Indians

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension educators will provide special training in working with American Indians on sustainable agricultural programs as part of the $90,000 Western Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grant.

The grant to Cooperative Extension Educators Loretta Singletary and Staci Emm will fund a train-the-trainers program to help USDA and agriculture professionals understand how to effectively work with American Indian tribes.

The pilot educational program will offer workshops in Nevada to increase awareness of Indians’ social, political and economic environments. It will also encourage participation by tribal or Indian agriculture producers in the services, programs and educational programming by USDA agencies. Workshops and publications will be produced.

Collaborators are the National Resources Conservation Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Intertribal Agriculture Council. Call (775) 463-6541 or (775) 945-3444.