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District offers financial class Thursday

The Washoe County School District will offer the three-hour class, “Building Your Financial Portfolio on $25 a Month” on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

For more information call WCSD at 353-5780 or 1-800-929-7889 or e-mail

Best Investments For 2010

While the average pension plan lost 50 to 60 percent during the recession, people investing in safe companies lost less than 10 percent. These same safe investments are always the first companies to recover from recessions.  And these safe secure stocks can be purchased directly through the companies without using a stockbroker.

“Everyone can save for their future even if they can only afford $10 a month,” said Bobbie Christensen, author of 12 books, including the new Top 50 Best Stock Investments, 4th edition, “and it can be done safely so you don’t have to worry about the next recession and you can invest directly through the company so you don’t have to pay broker fees and expenses.”

For instance, $100 invested in Church & Dwight (the makers of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda) in 1999 would now be worth $488 or a 39 percent increase per year. If you sent them another $25 every month during that time, it would now be worth over $12,000. 

Keep in mind this 10-year period included two recessions, the current one and the one in 2001. Plus, you can buy your stock directly through the company’s transfer agent, Computershare, rather than go through a stock broker.

Bobbie and Eric Christensen will be presenting “Building Your Financial Portfolio on $25 a Month” through the Washoe County School District on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Call WCSD at 353-5780.

For more information call 1-800-929-7889 or e-mail

Ten students named to Who’s Who list

RENO – The 2010 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges will include the names of 10 students from the University of Nevada, Reno, who have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders.

Students were selected on their academic achievement, service to community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

The students selected from Nevada are:

• Lorraine Bonaldi-Moore, College of Health Sciences.

• Jason Entsminger, College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources and College of Liberal Arts.

• Caitlin Grimmer, College of Liberal Arts.

• Christina Gunn, College of Education.

• Kimberly Hiscox, College of Liberal Arts.

• Charlie Jose, College of Liberal Arts.

• Gracie Morris, College of Business.

• Anthony Oliver, College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources.

• Jessica Purney, College of Education.

• Eli Reilly, College of Liberal Arts.

A reception and awards ceremony to honor these students will be held on March 22 at the Joe Crowley Student Union at 4 p.m.

University helps prepare and educate Nevada residents for earthquakes

RENO – Nevada Earthquake Awareness Week, Feb. 21-27, serves as a reminder about the potential for earthquakes and how to prepare for them. In support of this education effort, the Nevada Seismological Laboratory and the University of Nevada, Reno are inviting Nevada schools to participate by conducting a school-wide earthquake drill on Wednesday.

The free earthquake-drill program provided to schools – including an audio recording of the drill and related educational materials – is available online, making the opportunity to practice quake-safe actions available to anyone who wants to prepare to act quickly and correctly when a real earthquake strikes.

“This is a great way for Nevadans to learn more and prepare for earthquakes,” said Graham Kent, director of the University’s Nevada Seismological Laboratory and professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering.

The online earthquake-drill program, at, offers suggestions for classroom activities and projects that students can take home to complete with their families. This includes a checklist to help families build an emergency preparedness kit. All materials in the program emphasize the simple mantra of what to do during an earthquake, DROP, COVER and HOLD: drop to the ground, take cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and hold on until the shaking stops.

The State of Nevada is located in “earthquake country.” It lies within the Basin and Range Province, one of the most seismically active regions in the United States. Along with California and Alaska, Nevada ranks in the top three states subject to the most large-scale earthquakes over the last 150 years.

East Valley Elementary School looking for local

artisans for art gala

FERNLEY – East Valley Elementary School is lookig for local artisans to participate in its upcoming 2010 Art Gala on April 24.

Interested persons may request a registration packet from the school at 575-332 or download the packet at
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