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Help Jessie Beck school win $100,000 grant
Jessie Beck Elementary School’s Parent Faculty Association was notified on Friday that the school has reached the national Bing “Our School Needs” contest finals.
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Sponsors needed to adopt families for Christmas
RENO — The Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program is looking for as many as 100 businesses or other groups to sponsor needy families for Christmas. Sponsors may select the size of family they wish to buy for, including the number of children. The sponsor provides the family with three to five day’s worth of food, as well as gifts. For more information, call Lt. Barbara Kennedy at 688-4555 ext. 241.
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TMCC to honor veterans
RENO — In honor of Veterans Day, Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) will host a flag-raising ceremony on Nov. 10 at noon. The event, featuring the color guard, music, a speaker and refreshments, and will be held at the flagpoles on the south side of the Sierra Building at the Dandini Campus. The event is presented by Veterans Upward Bound, a program designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other skills ...
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Free seminar explains new Roth IRA rules
RENO — A free educational workshop, “Tax-Free Income for You and Your Heirs: What You Need to Know About Roth Conversions Right Now,” will be presented from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 at MC2 Wealth Solutions, 679 Sierra Rose, Suite B, in Reno. The workshop will be presented by Jamie Cooke, investment coach with MC2 Wealth Solutions. “The Roth IRA always has offered one key advantage over the traditional IRA: a tax-free income stream in retir...
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UNR offers pesticide applicator training
RENO — The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the Nevada Department of Agriculture will be holding certified pesticide applicator training sessions in Reno, Winnemucca and Yerington in the coming months. The training provides six hours of continuing education credits for certified pesticide applicators. An applicators test will be given Nov. 10 for those who wish to recertify by exam rather than through continuing education units. ...
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‘Rock The Recycling’ after rocking the vote
RENO — As another political season comes to an end, Waste Management would like to remind residents that most political signs placed in yards and on fencing are recyclable, as are official voter guides and other collateral materials and direct mailings received throughout the campaign season. “We encourage everyone to get out and vote. And after Nov. 2, we encourage all residents to recycle all political material possible,” Waste Management sp...
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Tickets available for Boys & Girls Club banquet
RENO — Recognizing the community’s best in volunteerism and charitable support, tickets and tables are available now for the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows’ 34th Annual Awards Banquet beginning with cocktails at 5 p.m. on Nov. 18. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Honoring local construction professionals Brett Barker and Brett Coleman, the banquet will take place in the Silver Legacy Resort Casino’s Reno Exposition Hall. The banquet honors tho...
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Sheriff reminds community of Halloween safety tips
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Halloween.
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Earthquake information easy to access with new site
In case of an earthquake, where are you going to look for information?
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UNR professor joins substance abuse prevention organization
Chris Pritsos, chair of the Department of Nutrition at the University of Nevada, Reno, has been appointed to serve on the statewide epidemiological workgroup.
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Celebrate the state’s birthday safely this weekend
With several activities taking place over the three-day holiday weekend the Department of Public Safety would like to remind everyone to celebrate responsibly.
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Group to hold green event
Sustainable Tahoe, a nonprofit organization, helping to cultivate the Tahoe area as a leader in geotourism and sustainable lake stewardship, has announced the first basin-wide green networking event in South Lake Tahoe.
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Trick-or-treat at the auto museum
Stay warm while your goblins, princesses and action heroes collect their treats by taking the whole family to the National Automobile Museum from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday for Trick-or-Treat in the Streets.
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Green college class teaches composting
SPARKS — A free Green College Seminar on composting will show how to turn green waste into gold on Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. at Rail City Garden Center, 1720 Brierley Way in Sparks. Ron Schuman will cover how to compost and utilize kitchen and garden waste and turn it into the best nutrients available for plants. Shuman also will demonstrate worm farms. Seating for the class is limited and reservations are recommended. Call 335-1551 to reserve a seat...
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Comment on USDA biofuels program
RENO — Nevada Farm Service Agency executive director Clint Koble is seeking public comment on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Regional Biofuels Roadmap. The USDA, the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency are coordinating the federal government’s efforts on this first comprehensive biofuels market development program. A meeting to collect public comments will be held Nov. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Nevada State Healt...
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Schedule announced for social media conference
RENO — Social Media at Reno-Tahoe 2010 — the sm@rt conference — invites small businesses, nonprofits, tourism and gaming properties and professionals from all sectors to join the conversation, Dec. 8-10, at John Ascuaga’s Nugget. More than two dozen regional and national speakers and session presenters include top authors, expert practitioners and strategists from such companies as media giant Gannett and winter travel destinations such as Vai...
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Fundraiser starts Salvation Army holiday season
RENO — The Salvation Army invites residents to attend its upcoming holiday gala. The charity’ s annual dinner and Christmas kettle kick-off is scheduled for Nov. 5 at Harrah’ s Reno. The event will include silent and live auctions, dinner and a program. Dinner tables of eight are $600; tickets are $75 each. Auction donations are also needed. The deadline for reservations and purchasing tickets is Friday. Proceeds will fund Salvation Army progr...
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Lecture series hosts renowned scientists
RENO — Renowned scientists from around the country will bring their knowledge to the community in a series of five lectures at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Davidson Mathematics and Science Center beginning in November. “Science encompasses a wonderfully diverse collection of explorations into the unknown,” said Jeff Thompson, dean of the College of Science. “Join us and experience the extent of the science universe as the best scientists o...
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Help with the world’s largest Christmas project
SPARKS — Christmas is arriving early in Sparks, as Sparks prepares to serve as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child. Soon, with the help of local volunteers, the site will be brimming with festively wrapped shoe boxes full of gifts. Through Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project, Sparks residents are helping send shoe box gifts this year to more than 8 million children in 100 countries suffering from natur...
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Halloween happenings
Spanish Springs High School hosts safe trick-or-treating event Wednesday.
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