Author: Mineral County Independent News

Wilson’s celebrate golden anniversary

Ron and Nancy Wilson of Walker Lake were married August 10, 1963 in a small Catholic Church in Cheboygan, Mich. They have two daughters: Lisa, who lives in Sparks, and Sabrina, of Oregon, and four grandchildren. They have traveled through many states during Ron’s 22-year career as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialist in the US Navy, finally settling in Fallon where he continued to work for the government at the Fallon Naval Base. For 17 years they owned and operated Circle Spear Sporting Goods in Fallon and during that time he provided gun inspections and repairs for security at the Hawthorne Army Base. In 2004, after 37 years in Fallon, they finally decided it was time to officially “retire” and moved to beautiful Walker Lake where they bought a beautiful summer home which is full of the many collectibles they have gathered throughout their 50 years together. Knowing the real meaning of retirement, they spend the winter months in sunny Arizona. They are also very active in Veterans of Foreign Wars and F-Troop in Hawthorne. When talking to them about their 50 years, you can still see the love in their eyes as they relive some of the many experiences they have shared. When you talk to them just ask them about Nancy’s “hooker years” and Ron’s “squirrel capturing” ability. A gathering of friends and family will be held...

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Card of Thanks: August 8, 2013

Thank you, I would like to offer my heartfelt thank you to the community of Hawthorne; my family, including my husband’s family; my friends; and those gracious contributors who have never heard of me but wanted to offer support to the outstanding fundraiser held on my behalf as I fight cancer. I can’t thank everyone enough for the support and hard work that went into this fundraiser. This cancer diagnosis and my chemotherapy have been so hard on me and my family but with the grace of God and the support we have received we are going to battle this until we beat it. I would also like to individually thank several folks who were instrumental in making this fundraiser so successful. This is not an exhaustive list, as I know there will be some people who I forgot to include, and for this I apologize beforehand. I would like to thank: Carolyn and Woody Isom; Ricky Isom and Melissa Danilson; Jim and Courtney Robison and Jersey Moody; Curtis and Diana Isom; Vonnie Doolin; Ann Kee; Georgia Winser; Larry and Delphine Kintz; Search and Rescue for laying out the course for the Poker Run; Karen Womack; Barbara and Jim Edington; Darryl Conway and Paul Trujillo; Art Jones and his band the Missionaries; and the VFW and its members. When my son Toby came by after the fundraiser he had...

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CAHS taking sign-ups for September parenting class

The Consolidated Agency for Human Services office is now taking sign-ups for the September Active Parenting Workshops. Please call if you are interested or have to take the workshop. These workshops are for parents of children from birth to 17-years old and expectant parents. The cost of the workshop is $12, which will include a parent guide book and a completion certificate. If you are a parent or an expectant parent, you have an important job. Your job is to protect your child. You also have a job to teach your child. Your child cannot survive or learn by themselves. They need your help. Kids are special. You are special. So we are offering workshops that will help you learn the skills and tools necessary to build courage, character, and self esteem; to answer questions you may have; and help you seek additional help if needed. Learn the styles of parenting; learn about ages and stages; how to prevent a problem; how to child-proof the house; and about age appropriate toys. Learn how to make better decisions; build on your child’s strengths; love and nurture them. We are inviting you to come and hang out and be a part of this wonderful opportunity to learn the skills and tools necessary to build an awesome relationship with your child. Your job as a parent is unique. You can help them...

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Stroud represents Nevada at VFW ladies national convention

Nevada’s president, Mary Stroud of Hawthorne, a member of John Franklin Shain Ladies Auxiliary, No. 2313, led the state delegation of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S. at the 100th National Convention held July 20-24 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky. As leading representative of the state, she voiced the Delegates’ votes during the election of National Officers at today’s session and played a key role in deciding the direction of the national organization for 2012-2013. A highlight of the convention will be the announcement of the Outstanding Department...

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County offloads some parcels, keeps others

On July 26, Mineral County held its bi-annual tax delinquent property sale at the convention center in Hawthorne. About 50 people came to bid in the auction of properties. The county sold about 25 properties for a total of $136,924.78. Baxtin’s Auctions, a auction company in Sparks, conducted the sale. “It went well,” said Bill Austin, Baxtin’s auctioneer. “I think it went really well. We sold a piece of property on Montgomery Pass that we’ve been unable to sell the past couple of auctions.” The Montgomery Pass property, the former site of a casino, was the highest-grossing property to...

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