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Applications are now being accepted for the Miss Teen Nevada International 2007, the official preliminary for the Miss Teen International Pageant set for July 23-28 at the North Shore Performing Arts Center in Chicago.

The woman selected to be Miss Teen Nevada International will serve as ambassador for Nevada and will receive the official crown and sash. There is no swimsuit competition for this pageant.

Women interested in applying, between the ages of 13 and 18, should call (540) 989-5992 or e-mail

Provide those in need with food through Smith’s

Food & Drug stores around the West will be participating in their Gift of Giving program.

Local shoppers can donate much-needed items like tuna, rice, mixed vegetables, peaches, macaroni and cheese, red beans and peanut butter and jelly by asking the checker to add a “Gift of Giving” bag to your order. Smiths will deliver the package to the food bank.

There are two options – a gift bag of canned food items worth $11, but costing the shopper $7, and a holiday turkey for $10. This option is available now through Dec. 16.

For information, visit

Carson City

FISH needs turkeys

Friends In Service Helping (FISH) in Carson City is in need of 150 turkeys to fill baskets for needy families this Thanksgiving. Distribution takes place Nov. 20-22. Turkey donors should bring a frozen turkey to FISH at 138 E. Long St. FISH is open for registration in its Christmas office from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday up until Christmas Day.

Approximately 300 families will be served at Thanksgiving, and 500 at Christmas. Call FISH at 882-8448.

Children’s Book Week starts Monday

The Carson City Library will be celebrating Children’s Book Week, which runs Monday through Friday with two programs.

There will be an evening storytime at 7 p.m. Tuesday which will teach participants about tortillas, and at 1 p.m. Saturday Willow Bill will demonstrate the art of creating reindeer from willow branches.

Call 887-2244 or visit

Mound House

Thanksgiving offered for Mound House residents

The Bread of Life Christian Fellowship invites the community of Mound House to join them from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 19 to celebrate Thanksgiving. This event is free but there is an RSVP requirement by today. To RSVP or for information, call 530-8297 or 230-3546.