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Home decorating contest in Spring Creek

SPRING CREEK – The Spring Creek Association announces its first annual “Cheermeister” decorating contest.

Any Spring Creek resident can enter the contest at no charge. Entry applications are available at the SCA office or online at, and must be submitted by Nov. 30.

Judging will take place Dec. 12-13, and will be based on curb appeal as viewed from the street only. Participants agree to have one or more photos of their decorated residence posted on the SCA website and/or social media.

Judging criteria include unique design and creative use of lights and decorations; storyline or theme; and display and placement of decorations, animated objects, etc.

Winners will be announced Dec. 14.

Help heal Lamoille Canyon

ELKO – Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 10 to collect mountain mahogany seed from unburned areas in Lamoille Canyon and then disperse some of the seed to burned areas. Lunch will be provided. Meet at the Powerhouse Picnic area at 8 a.m. Children 12 and older are welcome but no dogs.

Volunteers need to dress for November weather, bring eye protection/glasses, gloves, sun block, long-sleeved shirt, and comfortable walking shoes. The seed can be an irritant, and some walking will be on uneven hillsides and on burned ground.

RSVP to with “RSVP: Mahogany” in the subject. In case of inclement weather, check Facebook page “friends of the ruby mountains” the day before.

Sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, Friends of the Ruby Mountains and the Northeastern Nevada Stewardship Group.

County, state offer free flu shots

ELKO – Elko County Emergency Management, in conjunction with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health and the Local Emergency Planning Committee, is hosting a free flu vaccine day on Nov. 10.

Vaccines will be offered to all ages over 6 months, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elko Convention Center.

Basque Club lunch is Sunday

ELKO — Basque Club members lunch will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, at noon at the Basque Clubhouse.

Fall Craft Festival this weekend

SPRING CREEK – The Lamoille Women’s club annual Fall Craft Festival is being held Nov, 10-11 at Spring Creek High School. Saturday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Fall Craft Festival will feature local craft vendors as well as vendors from Utah, Idaho Arizona, and California. This is an opportunity to find that special Christmas gift. And the Lamoille Women’s Club ladies will be unveiling their annual 2019 Fair Quilt.

Proceeds from the Fall Craft Festival are returned to the community through the many community projects sponsored by the Lamoille Women’s Club. For more information contact Martha Wallace at 775-340-6922 or Elisabeth Moore at 775-934-7194

Charity bazaar at FRC

ELKO — The Family Resource Center is hosting a shopper’s extravaganza Nov. 11-12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 331 Seventh St.

Enter the sale through the Family Center door in the alley. The sale includes art, antiques, vintage items, books, craft/art supplies, Christmas items, photo-related, furniture, household décor, kitchenware, beauty items, clothing, linens, surplus and guy stuff too.

Find new and gently-used items, have a cup of coffee, and show your support for the programs and services provided by the Family Resource Center.

For additional information, call 753-7352.

Local RPEN Chapter meets Nov. 14

ELKO — The Elko County Chapter of Retired Public Employees of Nevada will hold their monthly meeting Nove. 14 at 12:30 p.m. at the Terrace Senior Center at 1795 Ruby View Drive.

The guest speaker will be Rudy Garcia, loan officer, to speak on reverse mortgages.

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

For more information contact President Margaret Marcucci at 934-7361 or email

Holocaust presentation Nov. 14

ELKO – Second-generation Holocaust survivor Judith Schumer will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Elko Convention Center.

“Judith’s presentation tells the remarkable story of her family’s escape from Nazi-occupied Europe and their years in Japanese-occupied China during World War II,” states a flyer for the free event.

Donations will be accepted.

Shoot turkeys in 3D

ELKO — Elko Archery Club’s Annual 3D Turkey Shoot is slated Nov. 17, beginning at 1 p.m. sharp.

Registration begins at noon. Everyone is invited: kids, adults, cranky teens and bitter grandmas.

3-D turkey targets will be placed at marked yardages.

Turkey vouchers will be awarded as prizes. All participants will be flighted into one group and divided by the number of shooters, so anyone can win a turkey.

Book sale at the library

ELKO — The Friends of the Elko County Library will be hosting its annual Book Sale on Nov. 16-17.

The sale will be held in the Bruce Memorial Meeting Room at the Elko County Library from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This book sale will be predominantly hardback adult fiction and adult nonfiction books by popular authors. These books are in good condition and would make great additions to anyone’s home library. Complete your favorite series or start a new one.

For additional information, call 738-3066.

Bazaar at St. Joseph’s

ELKO — The Women of St. Joseph’s Annual Bazaar will be held on Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many handmade items as well as olive wood items from Jerusalem and Fair Trade items will be available.

Breakfast breads will be served in the morning. Chili, soups and pies will be available for purchase during lunch.

Proceeds will be used to support various parish youth and other ministries. The Bazaar will be held in Mater Dei Hall located behind St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at Highland and “C” Streets.

Turkey Carnival in Jiggs

JIGGS – The annual Turkey Carnival is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Jiggs Community Hall.

The event includes a baked food sale, kids’ games, turkey bingo, card games, Indian tacos, beans, and other lunch items.

Maggie Club members are selling raffle tickets for 12 items to be given away. Tickets are $1 each and also can be purchased at IFA and Sisters Food Service in Elko. Proceeds go toward the upkeep of the community hall, 4-H Fair awards, and high school scholarships.

Call Cheryl Turner at 744-2603 with any questions.

Library Book Club’s November selection

ELKO — Elko County Library Book Club will discuss Peter Carey’s novel “The True History of the Kelly Gang” on Nov. 19.

The book club will meet at 6 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. Copies of the book are available for check-out. All are welcome to attend.

Call Patrick Dunn at the library for more information, 738-3066.

Wells FRC hosts ninth Tree Festival

WELLS — The Wells Tree Festival will run from Nov. 26-30 at the Wells Swimming Pool Facility, 715 First St.

Monday, November 26fth

Participants will be allowed to set up trees on the 26th. Tuesday through Friday, open viewing is from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., with lunch and dinner activities happening each night.

Final bidding on trees will occur Nov. 30 at 6 p.m.

For information on how to donate a tree or on the activities happening at the Wells Tree Festival visit

Thanksgiving Day gratitude yoga

ELKO — Wild Iris Yoga and Wellness is offering a free Thanksgiving Day gratitude yoga class at 9 a.m. Nov. 22. Start the day with a calm, peaceful moment all to yourself full of nourishment for your mind and soul.

All participants are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to kick off the Wild Iris annual food drive. Wild Iris Yoga and Wellness is located at 455 Railroad St. Check, follow on Facebook or call 208-308-7802.

Free yoga classes for military

ELKO — Wild Iris Yoga and Wellness is offering free yoga classes for all veterans and active military for the entire month of November to say thank you for service.

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Yoga has proven body and mind health benefits and Wild Iris would like to introduce our country’s heroes to its proven worth.

Wild Iris Yoga and Wellness is located at 455 Railroad St. Check for the class schedule, follow on Facebook or call 208-308-7802.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

ELKO – The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets every second Wednesday of each month from 1 pm to 2 pm at the Terrace, Elko Senior Center. This support group is designed to provide emotional and social support for those caring for a family member or anyone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. For more information call 800-272-3900.

‘Food for Fines’ at the library

ELKO — It’s that time of the year and Elko County Library has brought back “Food for Fines.”

Bring in nonperishable food items now through Dec. 31 to the library to pay for your overdue fines up to $10 for Elko County materials only.

Lost or damaged items will not be included in “Food for Fines.”

Food items with a past “best if used by …” date will not be accepted.

The Elko County Library will be partnering with CADV (Committee Against Domestic Violence) this year. All food items will be distributed to those in need for the holidays and to replenish their food pantry.

Help members of our community have a good holiday season and take care of your overdue fines all at the same time.

For additional information, call 738-3066 or visit

Maker Monday at the library

ELKO — Elko County Library invites youth, ages 10 to 18, to explore, discover, create and invent “things” at the library.

Bring your imagination and join them Nov. 19 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. for Maker Monday (third Monday of each month). Participants will be working with 3-D building. Are you up to the challenge? The Library will provide all of the materials.

For more information, call 738-3066 or visit

Horizon Hospice support group

ELKO — Those who have experienced the death of someone significant are invited to join Horizon Center Grief Group meetings on the first and third Mondays of every month, except on holidays.

The group meets at 1250 Lamoille Hwy, Suite 413, from 6-7 p.m.

The purpose of the group is to provide information about the grief process; to share experiences; and to alleviate the feeling of isolation.

For more information call 778-0612.

Sunrise Rotary meets at Dalling Hall

ELKO — The Rotary Club of Elko Desert Sunrise meets each Thursday morning (except the second Thursday of each month is an evening social) in Dalling Hall – 600 Commercial St.

Members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. The club connection gives you the chance to develop skills like public speaking, project management, and event planning.

Buffet breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m., cost is $15 per person. Call at least one day in advance to reserve your breakfast. Everyone is welcome.

Meetings begin at 7 a.m. and end by 8 a.m. To reserve breakfast or ask questions, contact Kerry Aguirre at 775-397-1922 or visit

Interested to learn more? There are two active Rotary Clubs in Elko. See for information on the Rotary Club of Elko, which meets around the lunch hour.

Young Life teens meet every Monday

ELKO — Young Life plays an important role in our community and offers teens hope, faith, adventure and unconditional friendship.

Young Life is looking for new teen members. Want to go to camp this summer and have some fun with other teens?

Meetings begin at 6:42 p.m. at 616 Commercial St. Call 775-397-8129 or see Facebook page under Young Life Elko/Springcreek.

Church hosts free pancake breakfast

ELKO – Elko United Methodist Fellowship hosts a free pancake breakfast every third Saturday of the month from 8:30-11 a.m. at 777 Sage St.

All are welcome and everyone is invited.

For more information see the church’s Facebook page at ElkoUMF.

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