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Bowlers attend 50th tournament
Judy Dugas of Lafayette, La., and Mary Lou Baird of Steger, Ill., both made their United States Bowling Congress Women’s Championships debuts at the 1963 event in Memphis, Tenn., and they recently joined elite company by making their 50th-consecutive tournament appearances.
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Food bank partnership helps cut costs
The staff at Washoe County Child Protective Services announced Thursday that they have found a way to increase the amount of food on their shelves and save money.
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City of Sparks Arts in Bloom Festival sets new date
The city of Sparks’ 10th annual Arts in Bloom Festival announced Friday that the community’s annual celebration of the arts is now set for July 21.
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Bishop Manogue holds spring concert and bake sale
RENO — Bishop Manogue’s Music Department announced Thursday that its annual Spring Concert featuring band, orchestra, choir and guitar students will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the main gym. Admission is free, but students will be holding a bake sale and “passing the drum” to raise funds in support of Maddie Iroz. Maddie is a Bishop Manogue sophomore who was recently diagnosed with bone cancer. She has undergone surgery in San Francisco and...
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National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day
SPARKS — With the theme, “It’s Your Time,” National Women’s Health Week 2012 will begin Sunday for a week long awareness campaign that encourages women to make their health a top priority, and take simple steps for longer, healthier, and happier lives.  During National Women’s Health Week, women are encouraged to get regular checkups, and preventive screenings, get active, eat healthy, get enough sleep, and manage stress and avoid unhealthy be...
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Tahoe-Pyramid host cookie ride
RENO — The Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway announced Thursday their plans to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway’s first project by hosting the public, bikeway members and the Procrastinating Pedalers on a group ride May 20 from Idlewild Park in Reno to Crystal Peak Park in Verdi. In 2005, the bikeway group built a 1-mile paved bikeway that runs north of Interstate 80 from Mogul to Verdi to get bicyclists off of the freeway, u...
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Food Bank partnership helps cut costs
Reno — The staff at Washoe County Child Protective Services (CPS) announced Thursday that they have found a way to increase the amount of food on their shelves and save money through the help of a partnership with the Kids to Seniors Korner Program and the Food Bank of Northern Nevada (FBNN). Historically CPS, which is a division of Washoe County Social Services, has had a food pantry filled with non-perishable items to provide emergency food ...
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Renown Institute for Neurosciences to host Stroke Awareness ...
RENO — Renown’s Institute for Neurosciences is hosting a Stroke Awareness Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Atlantis Casino Resort. The luncheon costs $10 to attend and will focus on stroke education, including how to recognize stroke warning signs. “By recognizing the warning signs and taking action, you may be able to prevent a stroke or reduce its severity,” said David Veillette, executive vice president of specialty...
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Jones named Earth and Ecosystem Sciences director at DRI
RENO — Dr. K. Bruce Jones has been named the executive director of the Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences (DEES) at the Desert Research Institute (DRI). He is currently a senior scientist in the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center in Las Vegas coordinating research on climate change vulnerability assessments across regional centers. “We are both pleased and excited that Dr. Jones has accepted the executive division direct...
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Various faiths to bless Sparks High grads
SPARKS — The 30th annual Sparks High Schools multi-faith baccalaureate service will be held on May 20, blessing the graduating seniors. Besides prayers and blessings by area religious leaders belonging to Christian, Muslim, Hindu, and Jewish traditions, it will also include prayers, musical numbers and speeches by students from various Sparks high schools. Hindu leader Rajan Zed, who will be reading a blessing prayer in Sanskrit from Rig-Veda,...
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Nugget celebrate $1M raised for United Way over 14 years
 SPARKS — In celebration of its employees raising $1 million in donations for United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) over the past 14 years during workplace campaigns, John Ascuaga’s Nugget will give employees “One in a Million” themed T-shirts to wear during an employee photo op on Friday commemorating this achievement. JA Nugget employees will also be able to wear the shirt during their work shifts throughout the day. The Ascua...
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Rangeland Cheatgrass Research Project
Winnemucca — The Bureau of Land Management Winnemucca District has issued an authorization to Dr. Jeremy James, Research Ecologist, Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Burns, Ore., to conduct a four-year study on seedling establishment within cheatgrass dominated areas of the District. The research is funded through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The broad objective...
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Renown to have 24/7 cardiac care
The emergency room (ER) at Renown Regional Medical Center now has a cardiologist on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, hospital officials announced last week.
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E.L. Wiegand Foundation to sponsor Children’s Cabinet gala
The Children’s Cabinet has announced that the E.L. Wiegand Foundation will be the exclusive sponsor of the 2012 Art Of Childhood Fundraising Gala, which will be held on Sept. 14 in Carson City.
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Volunteer, 73, honored as Senior Service state winner
A 73-year-old Reno woman has been honored as the Nevada winner of the Home Instead Senior Care network’s Salute to Senior Service award.
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Open house meeting today for Virginia Street Bridge
The City of Reno will host an open house meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. today to discuss the aesthetic concepts being considered for the Virginia Street Bridge replacement project.
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Community partners help NNCCF kick off summer season
The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation’s community partners are gearing up for an active summer season with a lineup of events that will benefit children with cancer.
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USDA invites applications for rural broadband grants
WASHINGTON — Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last week announced that the USDA is accepting applications through the Community Connect Broadband program for grants to provide broadband service to residents of remote, rural communities. “Ensuring that all Americans have access to reliable broadband is a key part of the Obama Administration’s effort to help create jobs and expand economic opportunities in rural areas,” Vilsack sa...
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UNR students battle to design applications using Microsoft s...
RENO — Microsoft Licensing (MSLI) will announce the University of Nevada, Reno student winner of its second annual application development contest for the Windows Phone 7 (WP7) at 10:30 a.m. today. The presentation will cover the development of the contest, description of each submission, a demonstration of each team’s application and announcement of the winner. The WP7 app design contest was conceived by UNR alumnus Justin Lewis, and Calvin F...
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UNR students battle to design applications using Microsoft s...
RENO — Microsoft Licensing (MSLI) will announce the University of Nevada, Reno student winner of its second annual application development contest for the Windows Phone 7 (WP7) at 10:30 a.m. today. The presentation will cover the development of the contest, description of each submission, a demonstration of each team’s application and announcement of the winner. The WP7 app design contest was conceived by UNR alumnus Justin Lewis, and Calvin F...
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