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Youth football leagues seeking referees

Anyone interested in serving as a referee for the upcoming youth football season is encouraged to attend a last-chance clinic on Tuesday in Reno.

There is a shortage of officials in the area due to growing involvement in the Pop Warner and Sierra Youth League Football organizations and a busy slate of high school games throughout the fall.

The clinic runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Washoe County Health Department on Wells Avenue and Ninth Street in Reno.

Pop Warner games are at 6 and 8 p.m. on Fridays in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Minden. Games are also played in South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee, Fallon and Portola on Saturdays. Officials are paid $27.50 per game on site and are guaranteed of working a doubleheader.

SYLF games are on Saturdays in Reno, Sparks, Fallon, Lovelock, Fernley, Yerington, Hawthorne, Quincy and Susanville. Officials are paid $30 per game and they can work as many games as preferred.

Both leagues pay mileage at the Nevada state rate of 401Ú2 cents per mile for the driver and 181Ú2 cents for the rider.

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For more information, phone (775) 849-8326.