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Whitlee and Colton Diaz work on their distance learning packets during the recent shutdown
Whitlee and Colton Diaz work on their distance learning packets during the recent shutdown
Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:00 AM
On a windy March morning, Father Mark Hanifan held a closed Mass at Lovelock’s Saint John the Baptist Church. Only Father Hanifan and his ministers were present. Someone rang the church bell at the moment of consecration. Then, in masks and gloves, the clergy offered curbside Holy Communion. 
Drivers lowered their car windows to accept baggies from gloved hands. The packages contained the consecrated host. 
Meanwhile, across town, Colton, 9, and Whitlee Diaz, 10, worked on their distance learning packets. For exercise, they jumped rope or played on the trampoline. 
  • Things to put on your pre-breeding season checklist
    As many producers wrap up calving season, it’s time to switch gears and start thinking about next year’s calf crop. 
    “Do things twice as well as you need to because the little mistakes at every point can really add up.” 
    That’s the advice George Perry, a beef reproduction specialist at South Dakota State University (SDSU), often gives to cow-calf producers as they prepare their herds - and their management tactics — for breeding season. Here are some things to put on your pre-breeding checklist:
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  • Teachers staying positive through COVID-19 closure
    Although hallways and classrooms remain void of students, teachers within the LCSD are hard at work engaging students from afar, and celebrating special days in the midst of these uncertain times. Below are just a few of ways teachers have made lemons into lemonade. 

     
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  • 'The Outside Guide' brought to you by Nevada Outdoor School
    Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service guidance, indicates that opportunities to continue dispersed recreation may remain during the current reality we are all facing as a result of COVID-19. Continue this story
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The 2016 Pershing County softball team. Back row: McKenna Hertz, Erica Holland, Rachel Steele, Drew Wanner and Keith Montes. Not shown Johnny Moreira. Middle row: Sydney Jensen, Colbey Wanner, Faith Moreira, Maggie Baker, Taryn Houston, Itatty Espinoza, Callie Carpenter and Marissa Garcia. Kneeling: McKenzie Burke, Bailey Wanner.
The 2016 Pershing County softball team. Back row: McKenna Hertz, Erica Holland, Rachel Steele, Drew Wanner and Keith Montes. Not shown Johnny Moreira. Middle row: Sydney Jensen, Colbey Wanner, Faith Moreira, Maggie Baker, Taryn Houston, Itatty Espinoza, Callie Carpenter and Marissa Garcia. Kneeling: McKenzie Burke, Bailey Wanner.
Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:00 AM
The Lynx blinked. 
On May 21, 2016, the Lady Mustangs beat Lincoln County twice and walked off with the first state title in Pershing County High School history.
Pershing County was a young team. The year before, they’d lost half-a-dozen seniors to graduation. Erica Holland (captain), a junior, returned. So did Bailey Wanner (captain) and McKenzie Burke, as the team’s the only seniors. 
  • Jim Klug’s office phone rings off the hook with anxious anglers inquiring about the status of their upcoming fly-fishing trips.
    It’s a stressful time for the co-owner of a fishing travel company as he postpones and re-books international and domestic expeditions due the coronavirus pandemic.
    The best way for him to slip away from the stress — even if for a brief moment — is to follow a bit of his own advice: Go fish.
    Whether it’s reeling in trout, hiking, snow activities (until the snow melts, of course) or any other endeavor, the call from the wild delivers a much-needed respite in these turbulent times.
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  • The most famous timeout called in the history of the NCAA Tournament has been variously called the biggest mistake, the biggest choke, the most embarrassing gaffe, all because that timeout didn’t actually exist.
    Eric Montross calls it a perfectly executed defensive strategy.
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  • Besides the draft, the other big event on April’s NFL calendar is the release of the regular-season schedule. 
    Teams have known their opponents since late December, but Howard Katz and his scheduling department continue to parse through over 50,000 scenarios pumped out by nearly 1,500 computers across the world.
    Now that most of the significant free agency moves have taken place, here are some AP projections (suggestions?) on how we see some of the significant scheduling questions being answered:
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