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The Purviance home was demolished in the mid nineteen-fifties but the church where Edna sang in the choir still stands nearby.
The Purviance home was demolished in the mid nineteen-fifties but the church where Edna sang in the choir still stands nearby.
Saturday, September 19, 2020 1:00 AM
Wikipedia’s list of ‘notables’ with ties to Lovelock includes nine people. Fame touched them all, but today many are forgotten even locally. 
Two were actors — Edna Purviance (1895-1958) and Wayde Preston (1929-1992). Purviance was born in Paradise Valley but grew up in Lovelock. She became a silent film star and Charlie Chaplin’s leading lady, making 33 movies within eight years.
  • Student poster contest raises awareness for home radon testing
    Nevada students are encouraged to exhibit their artistic skills to promote radon awareness by entering the Nevada Radon Poster Contest, with all entries due by Oct. 31.
    The contest is sponsored by University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s Nevada Radon Education Program and the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.
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  • With opioid-related overdoses on the rise, health care providers try preparing everyday Nevadans to respond to a crisis
    Lab coat and webcam on, Atrio Ricarte pushes through his PowerPoint presentation over Webex.
    Although the setup on the web conferencing app is reminiscent of a now all-too-familiar online class or working-from-home videoconference, the content the Las Vegas based registered nurse is sharing may just save a life.
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  • ‘Let’s Chalk About Mental Health’
    Humboldt Connections Suicide Prevention in Winnemucca invites businesses and individuals to take part in an annual #KillTheStigma suicide prevention campaign by using chalk and sidewalks to create positive messages. 
    September is National Suicide Prevention Month and the campaign will help kickoff local awareness efforts. 
    “We want you to take to your local streets and driveways with your chalk and then upload a photo of your message of hope and inspiration,” said Humboldt County Juvenile Services Director Pauline Salla in an email. “To kick start Suicide Awareness Month we want EVERYONE to take to the streets with chalk and spread positive messages to help anyone who may be struggling.” 
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A look from behind Pershing County High School and onto Joe Yanni Field in a drone shoot by Jim List and his son Mason.
A look from behind Pershing County High School and onto Joe Yanni Field in a drone shoot by Jim List and his son Mason.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:00 AM
Over 300 people lined up for hot dogs, burgers or tri-tip. 
On Aug. 17, 2018, Pershing County School District opened its new athletic complex. At dusk, officials flipped the switch for the first time and lit up the field.
“The district and community can be proud,” said Mike Mancebo, Pershing County school board member and Chief of the Lovelock Police Department. “This was accomplished with a lot of forethought and hard work from Tom Donaldson, Russell Fecht and Shaw Engineering.”
Jim List and his son, Mason, then 15, took aerial photos with a DJI drone.
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