Author: Mineral County Independent News

Don Lee Guthrie

Don Lee Guthrie was born May 19, 1942 in Arkansas. He died July 12, in Reno. He graduated from Helix High School in La Mesa, Calif. and attended San Diego University. He worked at the Naval Air Station in San Diego. He was also employed by a San Diego concrete company for 30 years. Don is survived by his mother Lurlene Guthrie of Hawthorne. No services are...

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Weekend backpack program beginning

The Weekend Backpack Food Program will start Aug. 23 at the Arlo K. Funk Mineral County School District Office on A Street in Hawthorne. This food will be available to students that are enrolled in the Mineral County School District and for students that are being home schooled. Parents or guardians of students being home schooled are asked to come into the Consolidated Agency for Human Services office before Aug. 23 to sign up your children for the program. The CAHS office is at 924 5th Street. It is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for sign ups. Food pick up for the home schooled students is on Fridays from 2 to 4...

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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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