Community news briefs for week of April 3

Community news briefs for week of April 3

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Working with community partners, Churchill County Social Services is leading efforts to provide fun activities in April, educating people on child abuse prevention resources and providing services to protect the lives of all our citizens.

Activities and events:

• April 1-7: Geocaching Easter eggs throughout the community. Register at

• April 6: April proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Board of County Commissioners meeting at 8:15 a.m. in Chambers, 155 N. Taylor St.

• April 7: Commencement celebration at Millennium Park at 10 a.m. with local officials and community members.

• April 14: CARE kids at Pennington Life Center with the Community Coalition to do cartwheels with seniors from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• April 17-21: Mindfulness Kits available for pick up at Churchill County Library.

• April 27: Family Carnival at Pennington Life Center from 5:30-7:30 pm Fun games and activities hosted by community partners; hotdogs and popcorn provided.

Everyone is welcome at any activity and children are especially encouraged to participate.

Home and Garden Show

The 22nd annual Soroptimist International Fallon Home & Garden Show is April 15th from 10am to 4pm and April 16th from 10am to 3pm at the Fallon Convention Center.

Admission is a suggested donation of $1 per adult. Proceeds benefit scholarships and other local programs.

This year’s event booths include Home & Garden Decor, vintage home improvement items, crafts/beads/gifts/candles, jewelry, hand-crafted woodwork, metal fire pits, produce and products. canned goods, photography, gourmet frozen meats, ID program for kids, face painting by Ivy, 4H bird club, Grange Club, food truck/snacks, raffle prizes, community nonprofits.

Fernley Republican Women will meet on April 18th

The Fernley Republican Women will meet at Fernley High School, 1300 Highway 95A, on April 18.

A light meal will be served at 18:00 and the meeting will begin at 18:30. The speaker is Staci Lindberg, Lyon County Clerk-Treasurer. The public is invited.

Lindberg is a third-generation Lyon County resident. She was born and raised on a dairy and alfalfa farm in Yerington owned and operated by her parents Edward and Betty Silva. She has 37 years of service in the private sector in several professional fields, which is serving her well in her new role as clerk-treasurer.

CCHS School to Career

Churchill County High School’s School to Career Program will host a community career fair at Rafter 3C Arena on August 10 starting at 5:30 p.m.

Local businesses and entrepreneurs should call Segura at 775-790-1139 and register to host a table at the event. Businesses interested in providing students with mentorship, internships, internship opportunities and scholarships should contact Segura directly.

About 1000 participants are expected.

Murals in the museum

The Churchill County Museum has started painting its murals again.

The museum will be open at Naval Air Station Fallon Mural from noon to 4:00 p.m. Friday through Saturday, starting April 7 (weather permitting), so if you’re available on any of these days, consider give us a hand

Young Chautauqua Program

The Churchill County Museum and instructor Glen Perazzo encourage ages 12-18 to participate in the new Young Chautauqua program. Performers will learn how to bring historical figures to the stage through theatrical monologue and in full costume.

Meetings are held every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the museum, 1050 S. Maine St., in Fallon.

This year’s character theme will focus on historical figures, diversity and Fallon families.

For information, call museum education curator Jennifer Jones at 775-423-3677, ext. 1224. Registration forms are available at or pending.

Show of small livestock

The Churchill County Junior Livestock Show and Sale takes place April 27-29 at the Rafter 3C Arena when the youth in our community show community members the livestock they have raised.

This is the perfect time to team up with a neighbor, family member or co-worker to buy an animal and share the meat.

For information, call Karen at 775-427-2480 or email [email protected].

The literary reading was rescheduled

Michael P. Branch is a writer, comedian, environmentalist, father, and desert rat who lives with his wife and two daughters in the western Great Basin desert.

His program was postponed due to weather. It has now been rescheduled for May 20 from 5-7 p.m

Nominations for Youth/Veteran Awards

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services is seeking nominations for the Youth Served Veterans Award.

If you know someone, age 19 or younger, or a youth group (same age requirement applies) who is making a difference in the lives of veterans or in the veteran community, now is the time to speak up and named them.

Rotary Club of Fallon

Rotary meets every Tuesday at noon at Stokman’s Steakhouse. Each meeting usually has a speaker. Guests are welcome.

• April 11: Ann Johnson with the Churchill County Arts Council

• April 18: Nathan VanTreese, Green Cross Pharmacy (Part 2 – The Business Side)

• April 22: BINGO Night (Pennington Life Center from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

• 25 April: Steve Endacott – presentation on potential flood control issues


• April 22 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at Pennington Life Center

• Rotarians at work day

April 22 or April 29

• Social at Bottle and Brie

May 30

• Golf tournament

June 24

• Sit-down dinner

June 27

Pennington Center

Life Center’s April lunch menu is posted:…/April-2023…

Everyone is welcome to stop by weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and enjoy a hearty meal. Only $6 for those under 60 and a suggested donation of $3 for those over 60.

Churchill County Library

April events:

Spring is in full swing at the Churchill County Library with a full calendar of fun community events. There is no need to register or pre-register unless noted, so just go to the library.

Special events:

• Learn to fly a drone workshops happening on April 19th from 3.30pm to 4.30pm

• 3D Printing Hands-On Workshops April 12th and 26th from 3:30pm to 5pm Using the library’s 3D printer, make objects, both useful and beautiful, and learn more about this popular technology.

• Reading with Rover takes place on April 13 from 3.30pm to 4.30pm Children read books to dogs to improve their reading skills and confidence for a clearly captive audience. Added bonus: our furry friends are great listeners!

•Empty Bowls returns on April 16th from noon to 3pm Join together in the library for homemade soup and hold bowl that was made and donated by Churchill County High School’s pottery class. Make a non-perishable food or cash donation to participate. Proceeds benefit the Karma Boxes of the Fallon Chamber of Commerce and the Churchill Library Association.

• Need a career change? Let EmployNV help you with the aspects of finding a new job on April 20th from 2pm to 4pm at the library. EmployNV staff will assist you with aspects of finding a new job.

Flood insurance

Flood damage is not covered by standard homeowners, commercial, and renters insurance policies. Even when a federal disaster is declared, relief is usually provided in the form of low-interest loans that must be paid back and will likely cover only a portion of your costs.

Flood insurance can protect your home or business and its contents; providing the extra financial assistance you may need to help you recover faster. Keep in mind, there is usually a 30-day waiting period for policies to take effect.

Policies are available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) or private insurance companies. More information can be found at

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