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Carson City

Fund-raiser helps mom in fight against cancer

A “Bowl to Help J.J. Fordyce” in her fight against cancer fund-raiser will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Carson Lanes, 4600 Snyder Ave.

Cost is $15 per person and includes lane fees and shoe rental. Drawings for prizes will be held; donations accepted.

J.J. is a 33-year-old single mother to Ashley, 14, and Hailey, 19 months. She was recently diagnosed with stage-four breast cancer.

She had to quit work and has moved in with her father, who is retired and on Social Security.

J.J. has no insurance and only recently was approved for Medicaid. However, the Medicaid will not cover the cost of hospital and medicine received in the first month of treatment.

For information, call Rita Wood at 883-6031 or Linda Reed at 782-8210.

Nevada Singles meeting Friday at Sparky’s

The single public is welcome to join Nevada Singles every Friday at Sparky’s in Carson City at 6:30 p.m.

Become a member and enjoy monthly events such as barbecues, potluck picnics, holiday theme parties, pool parties, dances, progressive dinners, game nights and more.

For information, send a self-addressed, stamped 9-by-4 inch envelope to J. Kelly, P.O. Box 20451, Carson City, 89706, e-mail or plan on attending the first social Friday at Sparky’s.

O-, A- and B- blood donors urgently needed

United Blood Services has issued an urgent appeal for people with types O negative, A negative and B negative blood to donate in the next week. The blood centers are at 256 E. Winnie Lane or 1125 Terminal Way, in Reno.

For information or an appointment, call 887-9111 or 324-6454 in Reno.

Diabetes Education for Spanish speakers

A Diabetes Education Program for the Spanish-speaking population will be from 6-10 p.m. April 20-21 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital.

Dinner will be served both nights at no additional charge. Those attending must have a physician’s referral to be accepted. Class days are subject to change.

For information, call 885-4122.

Book signing set for April 23 at Mom’s Books

Mom’s Books will host a book signing by author Marian Callison from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 23.

Callison will be on hand to sign her children’s book “Lambert: The Life of a Lamb.”

Lambert is based on flock of sheep owned by the Ted Borda family. The family has owned sheep since 1912, when Ramond Borda came over from Bidarray, France, to tend sheep for his sister’s husband in Gardnerville.

The money that is raised from this book goes toward educating children in the raising of sheep and lambs for profit.

Mom’s books is located next to Scolari’s on Highway 50 East. Call 841-7511.

Video lunch features “Divorce Story”

In the 1930s, when the six-week divorce law in Nevada attracted divorce-seeking couples from all over the country, the phrase “Going to Reno” meant only one thing: a “quickie divorce.”

“Divorce Story,” a recently produced episode in the Department of Cultural Affairs’ documentary series “Exploring Nevada,” looks at the world surrounding the Reno’s divorce drama from the historic downtown train depot and Washoe County Courthouse, to the dude ranches of Washoe Valley and Virginia Street’s legendary Bridge of Sighs.

“Divorce Story” will be shown during a free public Video Brown Bag Lunch at noon today at the Nevada State Museum. Mella Harmon, architectural historian with the State Historic Preservation Office, and series producer Gwen Clancy will lead a discussion following the video.

Admission is free, attendees may bring a sack lunch. The Nevada State Museum is at 600 N. Carson St. Call 687-4810, ext. 237.


Airstream rally set for April 21-24 in Fallon

The Sierra Nevada Unit of the Wally Byam Caravan Clubs International, the local Airstream group, will hold a rally April 21-24 at 17025 Lahontan Dam Road in Fallon.

There will be a potluck, happy hour celebrations, bird-watching and more. See different models and years of Airstreams and learn how to repair, restore, upgrade and personalize them.

For information or directions call (775) 972-9392, Fred, (775) 266-3435 or visit