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Carson City

Amodei, Walker guest speakers for NNDA breakfast

State Sen. Mark Amodei, R-Carson City, and Mary Walker, of Walker & Associates, will be the featured speakers at the Northern Nevada Development Authority’s (NNDA) Membership Breakfast meeting Wednesday at the Plaza Conference Center, 211 E. Ninth St.

Amodei and Walker will bring two perspectives on the actions taken during the 2005 legislative session and talk about passage of several economic development bills for the rural counties and the challenges associated with implementation.

Doors open at 7 a.m., and the presentation begins at 7:30 a.m. Call 883-4413 or e-mail: for reservation. Prices are $20 for NNDA members and $30 for non-members in advance.


Commodity food program holds enrollment

Qualified senior citizens, mothers, infants and children may sign up for a free monthly food distribution program in Dayton on Thursday.

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada will enroll participants in the USDA Commodity Supplemental Food Program at the Dayton Senior Center, 320 Old Dayton Valley Road, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. People who register on Thursday will receive a box of food that day.

Enrollments will also be taken from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 25.

Applicants must show a photo ID or proof of residency, proof of income, and birth certificates for children. Senior citizens must receive income of 130 percent of the federal poverty threshold or less. Mothers and children qualify if they have an income 185 percent of the federal poverty level or less and are not receiving benefits from the federal Women, Infants and Children program.

Food boxes will be delivered from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month to recipients at the Dayton Senior Center.

Enrollments are also held during distribution times.

Included in the boxes are canned meat, fruits, fruit juice, vegetables, peanut butter and evaporated milk. The Food Bank’s CSFP program currently delivers about 3,000 boxes of food monthly in Reno, Sparks, Sun Valley, Silver Springs, Yerington, Fernley, Gerlach, Carson City, Fallon, Lockwood, Hawthorne and Schurz. For information, call the CSFP program office, (775) 359-1888 or toll free (877) 302-3663.

Douglas County

Sign up now for AARP driving course

An AARP Driver Safety Course, (55 ALIVE), sponsored by the Indian Hills General Improvement District, will be held at the Indian Hills General Improvement District Board Room, 3394 James Lee Park Road in Indian Hills beginning at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Pre-registration is required. Call the Indian Hills office at 267-2805 to sign up. A $10 classroom fee, payable at the beginning of class, covers workbook and material costs.

AARP Driver Safety is a one-day classroom refresher course emphasizing age-related changes and how to compensate for them while behind the wheel of a vehicle.

The purpose of the class is to help seniors continue to be safe drivers as long as possible. Those who complete the class may be eligible for a discount on their auto insurance. Instructor Doug Dill has been a volunteer with the AARP Driver Safety program for more than six years, and will be glad to answer any questions. He can be reached at (775) 783-4388.

Bingo event Sunday raises funds for senior games

A senior games bingo fund-raiser for the Northern Nevada Senior Games of Douglas County sponsored by the Young at Heart Senior Citizen Club will be Sunday at the Douglas County Senior Center.

Doors open at noon. The fee is $15 per person for 13 games. There is an extra cost of $1 each for early birds and special games. The payouts are: games 1 through 10, $30; game 11, $40, Bronze Medal Winner; game 12, $50, Silver Medal Winner, and game 13, $250, Gold Medal Winner.

The event is open to the public and you must be 21 years and older to play.

For information, call 783-9626.