The Lyon County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is seeking sponsors to help pay for a crashed-car exhibit to be used in Northern Nevada to remind drivers of the consequences of drinking and driving.
This exhibit will be a trailer holding the 1989 Mustang that was driven by alcohol- and drug-impaired driver Stephen Scharosch, who hit a van containing seven members of a Utah family, killing five, including four children. The force of the impact cut a Mustang in two. The exhibit will be used at events such as the Nevada State Fair, Hot August Nights, community awareness events and school events.
The major costs for construction of the trailer, mounting of the car, trailer graphics and more have been covered by donations by AAA Nevada, the E.L. Cord Foundation and the Northern Nevada DUI Task Force. Since there will be additional ongoing expenses to maintain, house, transport and repair the exhibit, MADD is looking for sponsors who would like to support the project with a minimum $1,000 donation. Those sponsors' names will be posted on the trailer for the extent of the exhibit. Call 246-7522.
Some residents could qualify for energy savings
Practicing conservation can ensure people stay within their household budgets as power costs continue to soar.
Money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Sierra Pacific Power Co. is allowing Energy Nevada and Carson City to supply 30 low-to-moderate income households with newer, more energy-efficient refrigerators or washing machines. Residents who qualify will be taken care of on a first-come, first-served basis.
Energy Nevada will deliver and install the appliances. To apply, call 1 (800) 613-8762.
If the applicant is within income guidelines, a form will be sent. The form will then need to be returned to Carson City Economic Development, 201 N. Carson St., Suite 2, Carson City, NV 89701.
Family passes to Wild Island drawn
Now through Friday there will be a daily drawing for a family pass to Wild Island Water Park for blood donors at United Blood Services, 256 E. Winnie Lane.
There is also a drawing for a $25 gas card, in addition to the monthly drawing for gift certificates to Heidi's, Chili's or the Carson Nugget. Each donor will also receive one free movie ticket for the new "Superman" movie, or a movie of choice.
Call 887-9111 or visit www.bloodhero.com.
Relay for Life honors cancer survivors
The Relay for Life, a program of the American Cancer Society, will be July 14-15, from 5 p.m. to 11 a.m. The Relay for Life goes throughout the night, with at least one person circling the track at Carson High School every minute, symbolizing that cancer never sleeps.
Call the American Cancer Society at 329-0609.
Independence Day celebration at Railroad Museum
"Iron Horse Days: An Extravaganza of Fire, Steam and Old Iron" will be at the Nevada State Museum Saturday-Tuesday in honor of Independence Day. One of the surviving 19th century classic American-type steam locomotives will be the main attraction. For information, visit www.nevadaculture.org.
Foster homes needed for felines
Foster homes are urgently needed for more than three dozen cats rescued from a home in the Topaz Ranch Estates. Call Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation Volunteer Coordinator Karen Chalhoub at 782-3754.