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BLM to host blood drive Jan. 18

ELKO – The Bureau of Land Management Elko District office will host a United Blood Services community blood drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 18 at 3900 E. Idaho St.

“The Elko community really stepped up last year and 70 donors gave 78 lifesaving units of blood.” Said Camille Howes, associate district manager. “This was more than double what we received the year prior. And, the event is growing, we hope to collect 100 units of blood during this drive.”

According to United Blood Services, the winter months are a critical time for blood donations.

Some blood donation facts:

  • Save up to three lives with your donation
  • Northern Nevada needs 125 pints of blood a day to take care of the area hospital patients
  • You can donate whole blood every 8 weeks
  • Someone needs a blood transfusion every 2 seconds
  • 80% of patients entering the hospital will receive blood
  • Almost everyone knows someone who has received blood
  • All blood types are needed!

Blood donors are encouraged to visit the United Blood Services website for more information and to complete the screening process prior to arrival at www.UnitedBloodServices.org, use sponsor code EBLM.

Financial Peace classes begin Jan. 9 in Elko

ELKO — Ramsey Solutions’ Financial Peace University will offer a nine-week course at Elko Assembly of God, 700 Front St., beginning Jan. 9.

Created by financial expert Dave Ramsey, the course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success.

Along with Ramsey personalities Rachel Cruze and Chris Hogan, Ramsey teaches lessons on budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing.

“FPU will not only transform the way you handle money, but also your marriage and other areas of your life,” says Ramsey. “This isn’t a boring financial class. We make learning about money fun and easy to understand so people in every situation can benefit from the information.”

The Elko classes will be held at 6 p.m. Go to www.fpu.com/1052969 for more information or to register.

Local RPEN to meet January 10

ELKO—The Elko County Chapter of Retired Public Employees of Nevada will hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Terrace Senior Center, 1795 Ruby View Drive. Tony Buzzetti from Liberty Mutual speaking on insurance needs will be the guest speaker.

All active and retired public employees who are in the PERS retirement system are invited to attend.

For more information contact President Hal Keaton at 962-1991 or email halkeaton@yahoo.com.

Learn about species at Audubon meeting

ELKO — Bristlecone Audubon’s next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 in Room 208 of the DCIT Building on the campus of Great Basin College, 1050 Chilton Circle.

Nycole Burton, wildlife biologist from the BLM; and Ali Helmig, biodiversitycoordinator for the Great Basin Institute, will present Special Status Species, The Biodiversity Program. Learn about BLM-listed special status species, their habitat, distribution, current research and management. Focus species will include Preble’s shrew, western red bat, Mattoinis blue butterfly and the Goose Creek milkvetch.

Everyone is welcome. For more infomation contact BristleconeAudubon@gmail.com.

Workshops set on Humboldt River study

CARSON CITY – The Nevada Division of Water Resources will hold public workshops to provide information on Humboldt River Basin water modeling studies by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Desert Research Institute.

The Elko workshop will be held at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 10 at the Nannini Administration Building, County Commissioner Chambers, 540 Court St.

Other meetings are at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 9 at Lovelock City Hall, and 2 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Humboldt County Cooperative Extension Building, 1085 Fairgrounds Road, Winnemucca.

The Division can make reasonable accommodations for members of the public who are disabled and wish to attend the meeting. If special arrangements are necessary, write the Nevada Division of Water Resources at 901 S. Stewart St., Ste. 2002, Carson City, Nevada, 89701, or call 775-684-2800.

EHS Cheer Clinic this month

ELKO — It’s that time of year again. The Elko High School Cheerleaders are holding their annual Cheer Clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. January 13 at the Centennial Gymnasium.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. There will be an evening performance at 6 p.m. at the Centennial Gym that same evening.

The cost is $30 per child for ages kindergarten to eighth grade. Price includes a t-shirt. Please bring a sack lunch and water bottle. There will be dancing, cheering, stunting and a whole lot of fun.

Any questions, call Penny Wilson at 340-2726 or Elko High School at 738-7281.

A busy month at the Folklife Center

ELKO – The Western Folklife Center 501 Railroad St. has several events planned in January heading into the 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

Join the free musical jam session “Jam On!” from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 10. The bar will be open, serving no-host Ruby Mountain beers and other refreshing beverages. Facilitated by Southwind, bring your favorite tunes to share, your instruments, your friends and fans.

“Let’s Dance” will be from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 11. Dance lessons in a selected style are at 6, followed by open social dancing at 7. Admission is $5. Adults and teens are welcome, no partner or experience necessary. Contact ElkoLetsDance@gmail.com.

A training session and chili feed for Gathering volunteers is slated from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Pioneer Saloon. Sign-ups are available for unfilled positions – register to volunteer anytime on the Western Folklife Center website.

Drop by the Pioneer Saloon from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 17 and enjoy the lively music of Elko’s own Southwind band. The bar will be open for business and there’s room to dance.

Foster parent training set in Elko

ELKO – An opportunity for Foster/Adoptive Parent Training is coming to Elko in mid-January.

Participants will attend three sessions, each lasting from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Jan. 12-14 at The Terrace at Ruby View, 1795 Ruby View Drive.

Interested persons should call Lori Nichols, Foster Care Recruiter, at 1-888-423-2659 to sign up. All three days are required for applicants who wish to move forward with licensure.

Medicare basics to be discussed

ELKO — Learn the basics of Medicare at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Terraces Senior and active Lifestyle Center, 1795 Ruby View Drive.

The instructors are Jan Brizee of the Nevada Office of Consumer Health Assistance and Vicki Salazar of Aging and Disability Services. The evening talk is hosted by the Medicare in Elko Workgroup.

The presentation will be followed by questions from the audience. Topics will include: Who is eligible? How do I sign up? What is covered under Parts A, B & D? Do I need a supplemental plan? Is there help for low-income?

The evening presentation is open to all members of the public.

After-School Crafts at the library

ELKO — Join Elko County Library for some creative fun with “After-School Crafts @ Your Public Library.”

Children can be preregistered for Spring After-School Crafts that will be held every first and third Wednesday of the month beginning Jan. 17 and running through April 18.

Preregistration is required and there is no cost. This program is designed for children ages 5 years and older.

Drop by the Library to register or call 738-3066 for additional information.

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Lego mania time at the library

ELKO — It’s Lego mania time at the Elko County Library. Show off your skills by building a Lego creation individually, with your family, or with a team. Prizes will be awarded in five categories.

A contest packet, with registration and guidelines, is available at the Library and on its website. Participants can deliver their LEGO creations to the Library from Jan. 8-20.

Special thanks to Wingers for sponsoring this contest.

Heart and Shield: Family violence prevention

ELKO — The Heart and Shield program provides parents and children with resources and skills to strengthen family relationships and build resilience. Parent survivors of former domestic violence and their children ages birth -18 may be eligible to participate.

This nine-week education program includes a light meal, separate skill building activities for adults and children, and family activities to practice skills together. Program topics include communication, emotions, problem-solving, healthy relationships, stress management and more.

This free program begins in February. A program demonstration for interested families will be held on Jan. 23 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.at the Elko County Cooperative Extension office, 701 Walnut St.

To RSVP call 340-8360 or email woodburyj@unce.unr.edu.

SBA state director coming to Elko

ELKO — Joe Amato, the new Nevada director for the U.S. Small Business Administration, will be in Elko on Jan. 25 to discuss the state of small business and SBA priorities,

Small businesses, chamber members, the financial community, development authority members, and economic development partners are invited to the session from 10 a.m. to noon at the Elko County Library, 720 Court St.

To RSVP contact Clint Koble at 775-843-4081 or ckoble@unr.edu.

Faith Lutheran sets annual meeting

ELKO — The annual meeting of Faith Lutheran Church congregation will be Jan.28 following the 10:30 service.

Agenda items include approval of the annual budget, confirmation of council members, and other items of concern to the congregation.

A potluck dinner will follow the meeting.

Nevada Humanities grant information

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Humanities will hold a series of free informational grant meetings, including one in Elko from 10-11 a.m. Feb. 2 at the Elko County Library.

These meetings are open to anyone interested in learning more about applying for project grant funding from Nevada Humanities. Nevada Humanities offers grants of up to $5,000 to nonprofit organizations and government entities, such as libraries and schools, to fund public and educational programs in the humanities.

Nevada Humanities funds projects that encourage community engagement and conversation. This may take the form of face-to-face dialogue, such as lectures, forums, and round-table discussions, or through programs that stimulate thought and reflection, such as media productions, film screenings, exhibitions, local history projects, and projects that explore local culture and Nevada’s diverse heritage and unique places.

The Nevada Humanities grant application deadline is March 10, 2018, for projects taking place beginning July 1, 2018, and running through June 30, 2019. Applications requesting $1,000 or less may be submitted at any time, at least eight weeks prior to the proposed project date. Grant guidelines are available on the Nevada Humanities website at www.nevadahumanities.org.

Sweetheart Bingo at Carlin Senior Center

CARLIN – The Carlin Senior Center invites residents to Sweetheart Bingo from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 10.

Free refreshments will be provided.

For more information call the Carlin Senior Center at 754-6465.

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