Senior Resource Day set for Oct. 13

Mineral County Senior Services is hosting Senior Resource Day on Friday, Oct. 13 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Hawthorne Convention Center. Seniors, their family members, and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Numerous local and state agencies will be on hand to provide information about the many services available to qualifying seniors, their family members, and caregivers.

This will also be a great opportunity for those who will soon reach “senior” age to obtain information about services such as Medicare and Social Security (and other services) that they may qualify to receive.

Memorial Rose Garden update

The garden is in pretty good shape, but volunteers are trying to get it in great shape before winter overtakes the roses and volunteers.  Jim and Darlene Reed have been a great help to them this summer.  Jim has been plugging leaks in the hoses and straining his muscles to dig out roots of roses long dead.  Last week was so pleasant when Kelly Zuniga showed up to help.  It was great to see her and catch up with her activities.

Do you know if there is a memorial rose in the garden that was planted there to honor the life of one of your friends or relatives?  If you do would you consider taking care of that one rose next year?  You can’t imagine how much that effort would mean to those of us who want to save the garden. Rose Garden Volunteers meet there every Friday morning and would be so pleased to see someone willing to help.

Any questions please contact Kendall Harris at 316-0383 or Ruby Hume at 945-2950.

Blood drive at MCHS Oct. 19

A blood drive will be held at the Mineral County High School on Oct. 19 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Blood donors are urged to make an appointment with the United Blood Services.

Sheriff’s Office receives $32K grant

The Mineral County Sheriff’s Office has received a $32,000 grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety to support the Sheriff’s Office participation in Joining Forces traffic safety campaigns during the coming year.

Joining Forces is a high visibility, a multi-jurisdictional statewide effort to increase safety on Nevada’s roads by increasing enforcement and awareness of traffic laws. The goal is to reduce crashes and save lives by focusing on impaired driving, distracted driving, seat belts, speed, and pedestrian safety.

Thanks to this grant award, the Sheriff’s Office will be able to team up with other area jurisdictions for a number of Joining Forces events from October 2017 through September 2018.

Law enforcement personnel will continue to enforce traffic safety laws year-round as part of their commitment to reduce crashes and save lives. Whether you’re the driver, a passenger or a pedestrian, the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office reminds everyone to make safety a top priority.