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Smith’s Food & Drug stores around the West will be participating in their Gift of Giving program. Shoppers can donate much-needed items like tuna, rice, mixed vegetables, peaches, macaroni and cheese, red beans and peanut butter and jelly by asking the checker to add a “Gift of Giving” bag to your order.

Smith’s will deliver the package to the food bank. There are two options – a gift bag of canned food items worth $11, but costing the shopper $7, and a holiday turkey for $10. This option is available now through Dec. 16. For information, visit

Carson City

Children’s Book Week starts today

The Carson City Library will be celebrating Children’s Book Week, today through Sunday, with two programs. There will be an evening storytime at 7 p.m. Tuesday which will teach participants about tortillas, and at 1 p.m.

Friday Willow Bill will demonstrate the art of creating reindeer from willow branches. Call 887-2244 or visit

Street Operations to begin final fall pickup today

The Carson City Street Operations Division will be out to pick up garden and yard debris beginning today. Crews will work their way through the city beginning at 7:30 a.m. today through Friday.

Residents are asked to place the material they wish to have picked up near the curb in plain view. Leaves must be bagged and limbs must be less than six feet long tied in bundles and no larger then 4 inches in diameter.

Material to be picked up is limited to vegetation only. Crews cannot accept items such as household garbage, old appliances, furniture or lumber.

Call Carson City Public Works at 887-2355 starting at 8 a.m. Monday through noon Friday to schedule a pick up.

Douglas County

Senior advisory council and club to meet today

The regular monthly meeting of the Douglas County Senior Services Advisory Council will meet at 8 a.m. today at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane in Gardnerville.

The public is welcome to attend. At 9:30 a.m. at the center, the Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club’s Board of Trustees will meet. Call 783-6455.


Ski, snowboarding enthusiasts to meet

The Dayton 4H Ski & Snowboard Club will have information and enrollment meetings Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Dayton Intermediate School multipurpose room. This club is open to students aged 9 through high school, and beginners are welcome.

A lift ticket, lesson, rental equipment and transportation are included in the package price. Parents are encouraged to attend. Call 246-0961.