American Legion BBQ set for Jan. 21

The American Legion, Mineral County Post 19 will host a Commander’s Burger BBQ at the Hawthorne post at 775 E Street, Saturday, Jan. 21, from 12 until 4 p.m.

Suggested donation is $8 for eight ounce half-pound or $5 for all beef quarter pound hot dog side dish or beans included. Questions call the post at 945-5226 or Ken at 316-1853.


Elks Lodge 1704 Local Hoop Shoot Jan. 14

The Elks Lodge 1704 Local Hoop Shoot will be held on Jan. 14 at the Mineral County Junior High School Gym. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the contest will begin at 10 a.m.

The Elks Lodge 1704 Local Hoop Shoot is a free throw contest for youth and is open to all boys and girls, ages 8 to 13. Proof of age is mandatory. Assigned age groups are based on the contestant’s age on Apr. 1, 2017. The program is free to all contestants and provides youth an opportunity to compete, connect and succeed through hard work and healthy competition. Winners advance through lodge, district, state and regional contests to reach the national finals in April.

For details contact Joe Carlos at 775-945-3524


Celebrate Recovery to launch meeting Jan. 6

The purpose of this program is to allow anyone to become free from life’s hurts, hang ups and habits. By working through the recovery principles found in the Beatitudes with Jesus Christ as your higher power, you can and will change.

This is a non-denominational Christ centered 12-step program. This program is forward looking. Rather than wallowing in the past, or dredging up painful memories, Celebrate Recovery focuses on the future.

This program emphasizes personal responsibility. Anonymity and confidentiality are required. This program is approved for all drug court participants.

Please join us in celebrating recovery. We will meet every Friday night at 6:30 p.m. starting Jan. 6 at the First Southern Baptist Church 5th and C St.

For more information please see or contact Mike Fontaine 775-303-4292.0


Free diabetes class on tap

A no cost six-week workshop will be held on Jan. 12, 19 and 26 and Feb. 2, 9 and 16 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. or 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The workshop will deal with the symptoms of diabetes; fatigue; pain; hyper/hypoglycemia; stress and difficult emotions as well as, exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance; eating healthier; meal planning; low fat meals and reading nutrition labels. As well as appropriate use of medication and how to work more effectively with health care providers.

In many cases, this program could lead to a reduction in illness and improve overall health.

To reserve a spot, call Jess at 775-482-9883 or email at:

A minimum of ten must be enrolled to start the class. The class is valued at $250 but is free with limited space.



In the Dec. 29 edition of the Independent-News, Elder Larry Jackson of Trinity Temple gave the opening at the Community Christmas program.