PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE ELKO AREA
Adult Softball Registration - Monday, April 20th
...is now open! Register today for the 2015 City of Elko Adult Men's & Women's softball league. You may register your team online at www.elkocity.com or in person at 723 Railroad Street. Deadline for team registration is Monday, April 20th. All teams must provide a sponsor payment or letter by that date. If a team does not provide a letter or payment, the team will not be scheduled and all registered players will be refunded. The 2015 fees are as follows:
Men's player fee: $85/player. Men's sponsor fee: $500
Women's player fee: $70/player. Women's sponsor fee: $350
All Proceeds go to the City of Elko Adult Softball League. For more information contact the City of Elko Parks and Recreation office at 777-7260.
California Trail Interpretive Center
Margaret Breen and the Donner Party: A Survival Story
Date/Time: 04/18/2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Margaret Breen, along with her husband Patrick and seven children, set out for California in the spring of 1846. Along the Trail they joined with a number of other emigrants to form what has become known as the Donner Party. After experiencing unimaginable horrors in the Sierras, the Breen family survived the journey, one of only two families to make it through without loss of life. In later years, the Breens were accused by some of selfishness, and of hoarding their food. Others hailed them as heroes. Dr. Doris Dwyer will separate the enduring myths of this iconic tragedy from the surviving historical record.
For the Kids: Traditional Gold Panning
Date/Time 04/19/2015 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Learn how to pan for gold, just like the early gold miners in California. Carefully sift through sand and dirt, and with a little patience and much luck, you may strike it rich. This hand-on program will demonstrate traditional gold panning.
Carlin Volunteer Fire Department
8th Annual Spring Fling
Date: April 18, 2015
Where: Carlin Vol. Fire Department
The night will kick off with a social hour and entertainment. Then a BBQ Dinner. There will be an auction, silent auction, and raffle.
Tickets can be purchased from any Carlin VFD member, Carlin Volunteer fire Department 121 Hamilton Street and Elko at Ruby Mountain
Dinner tickets are $15 each
Raffle tickets $1 or 6 for $5
All proceeds go to buildibg a new Fire Station!!!
For more information call
Carlin VFD 754-6969
Nancy Abrams 299-1835
Elko County Library
Elko County Library will offer a free family history workshop on Monday, April 27th, starting at 6:00 pm in the Library Meeting Room.
The workshop will offer a basic introduction to genealogical research, using resources available through the library and at the Elko Family History Center.
The workshop should last approximately one hour. It is free to the public, but registration is requested.
Call Patrick Dunn at the library for more information, 738-3066
Elko High School
Elko High School Boys and Girls golf team will be hosting their annual 4+1 Scramble Golf Tournament with 9:00 Shotgun start on April 25th, 2015. The cost will be $30 per person which includes lunch. Carts and green fees are extra.
There will be a live varsity and silent JV auction as each team must buy one of Elko High School's golf members to be their 5th member. The starting bid will be $10 per player.
This tournament will be limited to the first 30 teams. Please sign up prior to April 23rd. IF you have any questions or would like to take part in this tournament, please contact Varsity Head Coaches- Marc Suyematsue at 934-4798 or Dave McCabe at 340-3069. You can pick up an entry form at the Ruby View Golf Course Pro Shop.
Handmade Grass Roots Uganda items will be available to purchase from the Hospital Auxiliary. Handmade jewelry, baskets, a large variety of African fabric purses, aprons, and much more will be for sale. This sale will be april 23rd & 24th, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the hospital lobby. Grass Roots Uganda women will receive all proceeds from this sale.
By wearing purple on Friday, April 24th during purple up for military kids, Northeastern Nevadans can show their support for the children of military families. The event is being promoted locally by PACE Coalition, who is asking participants to email photos of their purple up activities to
so that they can be uploaded to the pace Coalition website. Call 777-3451 form more information.
Each year, during Take Pride in Your Community Clean-up/Green-up, local residents have an opportunity to safely rid their homes of unused and expired medicines. Elko County's Prescription Drug Roundup offers two drug collection locations: behind Sherman Station in Elko's Main City Park and at the Spring Creek Marina. Collection hours this year are 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, April 25th.
Disposing of unused or expired prescriptions and over-the counter medicines helps keep children and teens safe, and keeps these drugs out of the hands of abusers. During the rest of the year, collection barrels can be found a the following locations: Elko County Sheriff's Office, 775 W. Silver St. Elko, 738-3421; Elko Police Department, 1401 College Ave, Elko, 777-2210; Western Shoshone Department of Public Safety, 1509 Shoshone Circle, Elko, 738-2850; Carlin Police Department, 152 S. 8th St., Carlin, 754-2222; and West Wendover Police Department, 111 N. Gene L. Jones Way, West Wendover, 664-2930.
Take Pride in Your Community Cleanup/Greenup
THis year's Take Pride in Your Community Cleanup, Greenup, and Recycling Event has been set for Saturday, April 25th. Volunteers are needed throughout Elko County to give a few hours of time to clean, green, or recycle our public areas that we all enjoy. There are a number of incentives and raffle prizes for volunteers. For an opportunity to leave an everlasting sense of pride in our communities, call 777-3451 or 777-7210. Volunteer and make a difference!