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Carson City

Increase Organ donor awareness this weekend

Gov. Kenny Guinn proclaimed today through Sunday as National Donor Sabbath in Nevada.

This is the 10th anniversary of National Donor Sabbath, a time when faith communities across the nation work to increase awareness about organ and tissue transplantation.

Since 1996, faith communities throughout the nation have observed National Donor Sabbath. This year marks the 10th anniversary of National Donor Sabbath, which will be observed across the county as an opportunity to discuss and increase the awareness with their families of the critical need for donations.

Approximately 90,000 men, women and children in the Untied States are in need of a lifesaving organ transplant, and the need for organs still far exceeds the number donated.

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The Nevada Organ and Tissue Donation Task Force, which is comprised of a coalition of people from several organizations, health care professionals, and members of the community, is dedicated and committed to educating and informing the public about the importance of organ donation.

For information call Sierra Eye and Tissue Donor Services at 323-1566 or visit online at: http://www.giftoflife.nv.gov.

Karson Kruzers meeting for pizza

Karson Kruzers Car Club will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday at Round Table Pizza on Highway 50 East. The club is open to all year and type vehicles.

The club is family oriented and a nonprofit club. Their main goals are the car show at Fuji Park in June, Adopt-a-Highway Litter Control, Kruisin’ for Kids, a local Christmas program, and Safe Grad.

For information, call 883-1634 or 883-0927.

Christmas Bazaar is Saturday at St. Peter’s parish hall

St. Peter’s Christmas Bazaar will feature hand-crafted treasures and delicious food from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Parish Hall of St. Peter’s Church at the corner of N. Division and W. Telegraph.

Book sale Saturday by GOP women

The Carson City Republican Women are hosting a Book Sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Republican Headquarters, 4125 S. Carson St., right next to J.C. Penney. New books for all ages with some hardbacks will be sold up to 70 percent off retail prices.

Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted. Call Kaye Keeton at 841-3991.

Douglas County

New event coming up featuring table settings

Adventures in Table Setting, a first-ever event for Douglas County, will feature 20 tables designed by: Joyce’s Jewelers, Cooks Pantry, Party Store, Cheese Company, and Candles & Crafts. Twelve individuals, including first lady Dema Guinn, have also entered designs, creations featuring whimsical, elegant, retro, holidays designs to delight the eye.

Adventures in Table Setting will be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the Carson Valley Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. For information or tickets contact Rosemary Gatewood at 782-6672 or Corky Greer at 782-3967. Tickets are $10.

Monies are to be used for high school scholarships and political education through the Douglas County Republican Women.