Author: Heidi Bunch

Former MCHS student named Miss Reno Rodeo

Gabriella Madraso, a graduate of Mineral County High School Class of 2010, was named Miss Reno Rodeo at a coronation at the the Peppermill on June 13. Madraso will be the 2015 Miss Reno Rodeo, a year-round goodwill ambassador of the rodeo and its foundation. The duties include a busy public relations schedule ranging from visiting local schools in conjunction with the Reno Rodeo Reading Round Up, to representing the Reno Rodeo at professional rodeo’s throughout the nation. Madraso is originally from Hawthorne but now calls Reno home. Her father, Troy Madraso and Cheri Clendenning, both still reside here...

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Volunteers drive success of local RSVP program

The new RSVP drivers in Mineral County welcome you to enjoy a trip out of town with us for your appointments. Due to the lack of drivers, this program could have been cut if these outstanding volunteers didn’t come forward to help those disabled; sick or unable to drive get out of town for important appointments. Meet your new RSVP drivers: Deanna and Charles Morris of Walker Lake both love helping people. Charles drives for DAV and is the Mineral County Care and Share out of town bus driver. Deanna is a retired CNA who loves to help people...

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Spanier picked as Miss Armed Forces Day

With the bright lights of the Mineral County USO Center shining brightly on the contestants of the Miss Armed Forces Day, the ladies were all smiles as they entered the stage to be introduced by Ann Kee, the master of ceremonies. This year saw a larger group of ladies entering the Miss Armed Forces Day contest with three vying for the title. Sisters Jesslynn and Raynee Knight along with Ashlynn Spanier each captured the audience with bright smiles and awesome talents.  It was easy to see that the Junior Miss Armed Forces Day contestants, who were sitting in the...

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Local wildlife leaders stock Rough Creek

Members of the Mineral County Board to Manage Wildlife, along with Nevada Department of Wildlife and members of the community, planted fish in the Rough Creek area on Feb. 26. Approximately 500 rainbow trout were released. The idea to plant rainbows into Rough Creek was brought forth by Frank Barcellos, a long time Hawthorne resident and avid outdoorsman, who remembers stocking the small creek in the 1960’s. The waterway is the only viable fishing area left in Mineral County, with the decline of Walker Lake. The transplanted fish weighed between four to eight ounces. Within Rough Creek are still...

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MCHS students learn danger of drugs

Staying true to his word, Sheriff Stewart Handte is hunting down those who use; buy or distribute narcotics. Knowing that children are the most influential, Handte with his deputies and Mineral County High School Principal Mike Domagala conducted a search of the Mineral County Jr./Sr. High School on Tues. Feb. 18. “I had reason and concerns about people bringing drugs to school; people coming to school smelling of marijuana or people sneaking off to a hidey-hole to do who knows what. In speaking with Sheriff Handte, we were on the same page. This is not going to happen here,”...

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