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Back row, left to right, Kimberly Wharton, Gwenia Callao, Rylee Wilkinson and Dotti Souza. Front, Vickie Easterday, Charlotte Muguira, Babe Elordi and Tammy Wilkinson.
Back row, left to right, Kimberly Wharton, Gwenia Callao, Rylee Wilkinson and Dotti Souza. Front, Vickie Easterday, Charlotte Muguira, Babe Elordi and Tammy Wilkinson.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:00 AM
At the beginning of this year, members of McDermitt’s Quilt Club embarked on a special journey – one that would see the creation of an object of beauty and warmth, something these 14 ladies poured their hearts into. 
The quilters will be donating their “Loving Hearts” quilt to be raffled off at the LaRena Smith Bengoa Run, Ride or Walk for the Cure (also known as LaRena’s Race), which will be held May 13 at 10 a.m., starting at French Ford Middle School. 
  • Students are eating better, wasting less at Lander County School District
    More of the food served up by Lander County School District is going into the students and less into the trash, said LCSD Food Service Director Julie Mills. Mills reported to the Lander County School Board at their April meeting.  Continue this story
  • Industrial land offered for new jail
    After more than two years of indecision on the project by the previous board, the current board of commissioners reached a verbal agreement on a low-cost location for the future law enforcement center. A vote on the new county jail site is scheduled for the next commission meeting on May 3. Continue this story
  • Winnemucca Fifth Grader wins Free Fishing Day Poster Contest
    WINNEMUCCA- In 2011, a fifth grader from French Ford Middle School in Winnemucca won the annual Free Fishing Day Poster Contest. The following year a fifth grader from the same school won the contest again. Fifth graders from the school also won the contest again in 2015 and 2016, each year beating out over 200 other entries from across the state. So it should come as no surprise that this year’s winner, fifth grader Alia Novi, is a student at French Ford Middle School. Apparently, those kids from Winnemucca can flat out draw.
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  • Jessica Nichole Money and Larry Cornelius Littrell are both just 18 years old. Their cases aren’t connected in any way except each faces a felony charge for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Littrell pleaded guilty to his felony drug charge and requested, through Public Defender Matt Stermitz, to be allowed to enter into a diversion sentencing program and participate in adult drug court. 
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  • CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Officials say the unemployment rate in Nevada reached its lowest point in March since late-2007.
    The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Thursday that the statewide jobless rate dropped last month to 4.8 percent, from 4.9 percent in February.
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  • CARSON CITY — The big game tag application deadline may have come and gone, but you still have a chance at the hunt of a lifetime.
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  • RENO — As part of the Spring Aboard-Take a Boating Education Course campaign, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is encouraging boaters to get educated on boater safety. Many course providers are offering discounts or other incentives for students who enroll or complete a boating safety education course.
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SPORTS

Tyler Miller competes in Gymkhana on Sunday.
Tyler Miller competes in Gymkhana on Sunday.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:00 AM
Lovelock kids aged 13 and under had an opportunity to test their equestrian skills on Sunday. Northern Nevada Gymkhana returned for its second event of the season.

Announcements

  • Libby passed away at Rosewood Rehabilitation in Sparks NV on March 15, 2017. 
  • Obituary: John Baptiste Dufurrena
    John B. Dufurrena died on April 19th in Boise, Idaho. He was born in Riverton, Wyoming on January 5, 1919 to Anton and Julia Osa. His parents divorced when he was very young and his mother later remarried Alec Dufurrena, a rancher from Denio, Nevada. He grew up at Wilder Creek ranch and attended the one room school in Denio.
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  • Items in the Court Dispositions are compiled from public records contained in the Argenta Justice Court. News4Nevada reports all felony hearings, misdemeanor convictions and dismissals for which the court releases information.

  • Items in the Sheriff’s Report are compiled from public information contained in the Lander County Sheriff’s Office report. News4Nevada reports all incidents about which law-enforcement agencies release information. Charges or citations listed in the blotter do not imply guilt, which is determined in court. Mug shots are provided by law enforcement as part of the public record. Persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
  • Items in the Sheriff’s Report are compiled from public information contained in the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office report. News4Nevada reports all incidents about which law-enforcement agencies release information. Charges or citations listed in the blotter do not imply guilt, which is determined in court. Mug shots are provided by law enforcement as part of the public record. Persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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  • Nevada Legislature offers opportunity
    When the Nevada Legislature meets every two years, Nevada miners know to be on the look-out for bills that propose changes to this industry. At just past the halfway point of the 2017 legislative session, more than 1,164 bills have been requested with more to come.
  • Homeowner Weed Control
    With the recent rains, many homeowners are dealing with weeds in their lawns and landscape beds. Most of my articles are directed towards people that have a pesticide applicators license and are able to purchase restricted pesticides. This article will provide some information for homeowners wanting to chemically control problem weeds.
  • Advice for President Trump
    Dear Mr. President.
    I have some more friendly but important advice for you.
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LIFESTYLE

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:00 AM
Inside Northern Nevada a seasonal publication of Winnemucca Publishing debuts this week with a new look and expanded distribution plans. Launched in 2011, this monthly publication will continue to feature arts, entertainment and dining options across northern Nevada.
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