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Sixth Annual Goat and Sheep Sale Success

by Gloria Montero The Fallon Livestock and Nevada Goat Producers held their sixth annual Goat and Sheep Sale on September 21st.  This special sale is put on once a year around this time providing an opportunity for breeders to sale their animals.  Fourteen hundred head were sold at the Fallon Livestock and were sold at…

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High Desert Grange Gives Rye Patch a Helping Hand

By Suzann Gilliland Peterson — On August 9, 10, and 11, The High Desert Grange assisted with the cleanup and improvement efforts of park rangers at Rye Patch State Park for the second year in a row.  Community involvement is one of the tenants of the National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry…

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Be an Afterschool HERO

There is a hero for everyone and this year the High Desert Grange and Epworth United Methodist Church will be the hero for 90 community school children. The Grange and Epworth have received a grant from the Churchill Community Coalition to create an afterschool program that will serve students in kindergarten through sixth grade.  Organizers…

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Three local Grange members attend Range Camp

by Rachel Dahl — The Lahontan Valley Conservation District sponsored two young men from the High Desert Grange to attend Nevada Youth Range Camp at the Smith Creek Ranch this summer. The 230,000 acre ranch is located 50 miles east of Fallon and is a combination of private lands owned by the Hendrix family and…

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Farm Day at Northside

by Leanna Lehman — What could be more fun than 180 pre-kindergarten students spending part of their Friday playing games and petting farm animals? Not much, if you ask them. Thanks to Gloria Montero and Grange students that are currently raising and showing livestock, Northside students had an opportunity to interact with chickens, sheep, goats,…

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High Desert Grange Visits Legislature

by Rachel Dahl — Social media definitely has its benefits, as a group of young Fallonites recently learned. Apparently, Assemblywoman Robin Titus (R-38, Wellington) follows the Facebook page of the High Desert Grange and saw posts of the January – February 2019 Youth Leadership Program class.  She extended an invitation to the class to sit…

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High Desert Grange Livestock Show Results

                              Grange Livestock Show Swine – Market Quality: 36 Exhibitors Swine – 1st Place Showmanship Grand Champion A.J. Thompson, Gridley, California Junior Steve Banta Wellington, Nevada Reserve Champion Gilliam Urton Smith, Nevada Intermediate Gillian Urton Smith, Nevada Senior A.J. Thompson Gridley,…

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Kiwanis Donate to High Desert Grange

The Fallon Kiwanis Club recently gave the High Desert Grange a donation of $500 which will be used for the High Rollers Jackpot Livestock Show. This year the livestock show will be held on April 20th at the Churchill County Fairgrounds. All youth, from FFA, Grange, 4-H and independents are encouraged to participate in the…

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