Carson High School marching band to host summer clinic |

Carson High School marching band to host summer clinic

The CHS Blue Thunder Marching Band will host its first “Sounds of Summer” program, for all band students entering the fifth through eighth grades this fall.

It offers one-on-one tutoring, marching, music, mentoring, lunch and a T-shirt on completion..

The program is June 14, 16, 21, 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Carson High School band room.

Each day costs $30.

For more information, please contact Lisa Holland at 884-3755 or e-mail by May 31.

Food subsidies available for those in need

The USDA Commodities Government Program for seniors and low-income people is 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.

For qualification, call between 1-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday at 782-3711.

CHS grads, sisters on UNR dean’s list

Shannon Devereaux, a 2003 graduate of Carson High School, and Katherine Devereaux, a 2006 CHS grad, were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2006 semester at the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Devereaux’s GPA is 3.94. She is a senior majoring in English writing, with minors in journalism and education. Katherine’s GPA is 4.0. She has a double major in English and French.

The women have been encouraged to apply for Rhodes, Fulbright, Goldwater and other prestigious fellowships.

They are the daughters of Lora Devereaux and Fred Droes of Carson City.

Seminar on joint replacement is Friday

Sierra Surgery Hospital offers regular joint health symposiums for free. The next will be held 3 p.m. Friday.

Participants can ask questions about their specific needs. Sierra Surgery is

on the Carson Tahoe Medical Campus, 1400 Medical Parkway. For information, call 283-3651.

Families needed for homestay program

Cultural Homestay International is accepting applications for host families for foreign-exchange students and au pairs from all over the world. They stay with your family and learn what American culture is really like.

The students are high school students, 17 and 18 years old, who stay for either the whole school year or a semester. They bring their own spending money and insurance.

Au pairs are 21 to 27 years old, have hundreds of hours’ training in child care, drive, and are paid a stipend of $139 a week. Background checks and references are required for both groups.

For information, call Nancy Thorman-Turner, 882-0367.