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Carson City

Fairgrounds/Fuji Park Users Coalition meeting rescheduled

The Carson City Fairgrounds/Fuji Park Users Coalition meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 901 Beverly Drive, Carson City.

For information, call 887-2262.

NNDA holds membership breakfast meeting

The Northern Nevada Development Authority will hold a limited-seating membership breakfast meeting at 7 a.m. Feb. 22 at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.

The talk “Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center: What it means to you and the region” will be presented by Ed Epperson.

To make a reservation or for information, call 883-4413 or e-mail sharon@nnda.org.

Free income-tax assistance available

Internal Revenue Service-trained volunteers will assist in preparing tax forms and provide tax guidance and counseling for free. Electronic filing is available. Assistance is offered Saturday through April 8, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the FISH classroom, 138 E. Long St., Suite C.

People should bring their 2005 tax package which they received in the mail, W-2 forms, interest statements from banks and a copy of last year’s return and any other relevant information. New clients or those without last year’s return must bring valid photo identification.

Appointments are preferred and may be made by calling the FISH office at 882-8448 during business hours. Walk-ins will be served on a “time available” basis.

Other sites that provide free tax service to seniors and low-income families:

• Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 883-0703

• Douglas County Library, 267-4353

• Douglas County Senior Center, 267-4353

• Lyon County Library, Yerington, 463-5169

• Storey County Senior Center, Virginia City, 857-4796

• South County Sheriff’s Substation, Wellington, 266-1028

Mrs. Nevada Pageant contestants sought

The 2006 Mrs. Nevada Pageant is scheduled for March 19 at the Cannery Hotel & Casino Theatre.

Married women, at least age 21, may compete for the title of Mrs. Nevada. Interested contestants should call pageant director Lori Lawlor at (262) 697-8413 for information.

Additional information can also be obtained through the pageant’s national Web site: http://www.mrsunitedstates.com.

Douglas County

Young at Heart slates bus trip to Sparks March 8

The Young at Heart club for seniors is talking a bus trip to Jon Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks on March 8.

Cost is $21. A $3 food credit and $10 spending money will be refunded on the day of the trip.

The bus leaves Smith’s parking lot on 395 in Gardnerville at 8 a.m., and will return around 4:30 p.m. Reservations and payment must be made by Feb. 24.

For information, call 783-6455.

Reno

Disability, health-care providers conference set

A conference offered at the University of Nevada, Reno designed to educate and empower health-care providers and individuals with disabilities will be presented March 20 at the William J. Raggio Building.

Persons with disabilities may learn new ways to manage long-term care while maintaining independence. Medical and social service providers will learn how to develop a satisfactory exit plan.

For information, call 353-3599.