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Carson City

Fall-back time to check smoke detector batteries

Area residents changing their clocks back from daylight saving time to standard time on Sunday should use the opportunity to change the battery in their home smoke detectors.

Properly installed and maintained smoke detectors can save the lives of everyone in the home in the event of a fire by providing an early warning signal of fire that can allow everyone to escape. The minimum protection for homes is one smoke detector in hallways leading to sleeping areas, and one on each level of the home including the basement.

Replacing smoke detector batteries when the time changes in the spring and fall helps ensure smoke detectors are in working condition when a fire emergency strikes according to the Fire Prevention Bureau. Use batteries recommended by the manufacturer and make sure they are firmly connected to the smoke detector contacts. However, if a smoke detector starts making a chirping noise, it’s a signal battery levels are low and need to be replaced. Dusting smoke detector surfaces and vacuuming the air vents regularly will keep dust and spider webs from fouling detection elements or causing false alarms.

For information, got to http://www.nfpa.org, the http://www.usfa.fema.gov or call 328-3650.

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Road closed for Stew’s street party Friday

West Proctor Street from Carson to Curry streets will be closed from 3 p.m. Friday to midnight Saturday for a street party hosted by Stew’s Sportatorium.

Alternate routes of travel are West Telegraph and West Musser streets.

For information, call 882-7787.

Reno

‘Wild Women’ exhibit opens Friday in Reno

The latest creations by some of the area’s finest women artists will be displayed in the new ‘Wild Women Telling Tales’ exhibit, Friday through Dec. 28 at the Wilbur D. May Museum in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. Museum admission is free during opening weekend, Friday-Sunday.

A meet the Artist Opening Night Reception is set for 5-8 p.m. Friday. Children’s Story Hour starts at 10 a.m. Saturday. Author Readings will take place Saturday and Sunday.

The Wild Women, a group of professional Lake Tahoe and Nevada artists, work in a variety of media, live in diverse landscapes, pursue individual goals, but come together as artists for two shows each year.

Highlights include pieced, quilted and embroidered clothing by Jimmie Benedict, metal sculpture by Susan Glaser Church, stories in cloth and clay by Kathleen Durham, baskets by Mary Lee Fulkerson, paintings and monoprints by Teresa Jordan, artglass beads and jewelry by Kristen Frantzen Orr, clay pieces by Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk, jewelry by Gail Rappa and pastel painting and furniture by Sidne Teske.

This year’s guest artists are photographer Linda Dufurrena, author Carolyn Dufurrena; author Linda Hussa, felt maker Claudia Knous, painter September Vhay and guitar maker Randall Kramer. The exhibit also features work by students Therese Genio and Lisa Vaccaro, winners of the 2005 Wild Women Emerging Artist Scholarships.

The Wilbur D. May Museum is in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park at 1595 N. Sierra St. Museum hours are 10 a.m.- p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for seniors, and $2.50 for children. Call 785-5961 or visit http://www.maycenter.com.

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