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contents may 2014


What’s going on in elko?


shop ‘til you drop...

7 13

Calendar of Events California Trail Center

42 46 48

Mother's Day Gift Guide Mother's Day is Around the Corner


home is Where the heart is...

17 18

Chicken Enchiladas


healthy, Wealthy, and Wise...

Berry, Berry, Wonderful

53 54 56 58

Spring: Garden, BBQ, & Maintenance


the great outdoors


Annuals, and Perrenials, and

30 32 33 34 36 38

Employment Solutions Step-Up Your Curb Appeal How to Recharge Your Whole Health in 1 Month - Part 2

Shrubs...Oh My! The Gadget Guy Off the Beaten Path - Spring Hikes


the Family liFe

in Soldier Canyon

66 68 72 74 77

Cutest Kids

Elko Cycle Jamboree Ruby Mountain Relay Cinco De' Mayo Fitness Challenge The Colors of Spring




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National Foster Care Month Fun for Kids at the Museum Fuzzy Friends 7 Dog Diamond Training & Animal Services


may 2014 calendar oF events All local events are welcome. Email events to Marin at

- National Bike Month - National Physical Fitness and Sports Month - Mental Health Awareness Month - Arthritis Awareness Month Western Folklife Center: Expressing the Rural West - Into the Future Exhibit -Elko, NV Monday, January 27th - September 8th 2014 Open to the public Monday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm. More info: 775-738-7508. City of Elko Parks and Recreation Guide Released!!! Thursday, May 1st May Day Thursday, May 1st doTerra "Make and Take" Thursday, May 1st Contact Hayley Bammesberger at 778-9600

The Cove Mother's Day Sale May 2-10 20% Off Perfumes and Accessories Elko Garden Club - Elko, NV Friday, May 2nd from 12pm - 1pm At the Elko County Library. More info: 775-385-8049 Elko Parkinson’s Support Group - Elko, NV Friday, May 2nd at 1pm Teleconferences: We meet the first friday of each month for information and support sessions with the Reno Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. We are affiliated with the American Parkinson’s Disease Association through the Reno Group. These very helpful and interesting teleconferences are held at 1pm at 701 Walnut St. (Griswold Hall, Room 31) Coffee Times: We try to meet once a month for coffee at 10am. We review teleconference info, discuss issues and share information/articles particularly relevant to PD, including family or social concerns, research trends and findings. Our goal is to provide mutual support, information and resources. - Dates & times vary so call for the next coffee time. Email and/or phone support: Just need to talk? Have new care issues? Personal stuff to share? Have questions about care? We’ll try to help or locate someone who can! Call for more info: 775-753-7599 (Tish) or 775-738-7779 (Steve).

Sunrise Toastmasters - Elko, NV Friday, May 2nd at 6:45am Toastmasters meets every Friday morning at 6:45 a.m. at the Stockmen’s Hotel in the Bull Pen

Mule Deer Dinner - Elko, NV Saturday, May 3rd More info: 775-397-1340 Saturday at Cucina Fresca - Elko, NV Saturday, May 3rd from 9am - 5pm At Cucina Fresca, 460 Idaho St. Kyocera Knife Event and Ceramic Knife Sharpening! More info: 775-738-4670 Elko County Library Just Desserts - Elko, NV Saturday, May 3rd At the Elko County Library. More info: 775-738-3066 Soroptomist International of Elko Bunco Night - Elko, NV Saturday, May 3rd from 6pm - 8pm Proceeds go to Nevada Health Center’s Mammovan. Cash bar, prizes, games, fun and so much more at the Commercial Casino. $25/player. More info: 775-934-8116 The Avenue for a wine tasting All day Saturday, May 3rd, 10-6pm Wine Conciere available from 1-3pm to answer any questions you may have about our new wine selection!! 2078 Idaho St., Elko. Call for more information 775-753-8090 Wingers Roadhouse Grill & Bar Helping Young Life - Elko, NV Monday, May 5th All day! Wingers will be supporting Young Life on the 1st Monday of each month by donating a percentage of their total income that day to the Young Life Program in support of our teens! Head on down and enjoy some great food while supporting an incredible Elko program! Flying Fish will be doing this same thing on the 3rd Thursdays of each month as well! More info: 775-934-2230 Creative ways to use doTerra Oils - Elko, NV Monday, May 5th at 6pm Come and learn about how you can effectively use doTerra essential Oils. Every Monday at 6pm at the Safety First building upstairs, 606 Commercial Street. 1st and 3rd Mondays Dr. Todd Wendell, DC from Ruby Mountain Chiropractic Center will present on the medical benefits of using essential oils. 2nd and 4th Mondays Hayley Bammesberger will present on creative ways to use essential oils to better our overall health. 1st Thursday of every month is "Make and Take" For questions, contact Hayley Bammesberger at 778-9600 National Teacher Day Tuesday, May 6th

calendar oF events Diabetes Support Group - Elko, NV Tuesday, May 6th at 5:30pm A FREE Diabetes Support Group meets regularly on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm in the Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital Dining Room. Everyone is welcome. Call the hospital dietitian at 748-2094 for details. Or visit www. and choose Services > Dietary. Ruby Mountain Toastmasters - Elko, NV Wednesday, May 7th at 7pm Ruby Mtn. Toastmasters meets the 1st 3 Wednesdays of every month at 7:00 p.m. at Great Basin College (GBC), Electrical/ Industrial/Technology (EIT) Bldg, Room 202. Let’s Dance! - Elko, NV Thursday, May 8th from 6pm - 8pm Dance lessons at 6pm followed by open social dancing at 7pm. Adults and Teens welcome, no partner or experience necessary. Let’s Dance sessions this month may include waltzing and other social dance steps: it’s the wedding season - a great time to brush up on your dance steps so you can enjoy every moment of that special day. Every 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Admission only $5. For questions or more information about dance lessons, contact Amy Mills at (Western Folklife Center’s G Three Bar Theater, 501 Railroad St.) Sunrise Toastmasters - Elko, NV Friday, May 9th at 6:45am Toastmasters meets every Friday morning at 6:45 a.m. at the Stockmen’s Hotel in the Bull Pen POW*MIA Awareness Rummage Sale - Elko, NV Friday, May 9th - Sunday, May 11th More info: 775-397-1492 Boys and Girls Club Winemaker’s Dinner - Elko, NV Friday, May 9th The 16th Annual Winemaker's Dinner will be hosted at the Red Lion Inn & Casino. The Winemaker's Dinner was the initial fundraiser and the means of establishing the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elko. Now in its 16th year, it continues providing operating funds for the Club. More info: 775-738-2759. Northeastern Nevada Museum 2nd Saturdays - Elko, NV Saturday, May 10th Public of all ages are welcome. Young children must be accompanied by an adult. Located at 1515 Idaho St. in Elko. For more info, times and cost contact the museum at 775-738-3418. Take a Kid Fishing Day - Elko, NV Saturday, May 10th More info: 775-777-2305 2nd Saturdays by the DBA - ART WALK - Elko, NV Saturday, May 10th Fork & Cork Wine Tasting - Elko, NV Saturday, May 10th at 12pm At the Star Hotel. Tickets are $25 per person or $45 per couple.

Tickets are available at the Elko Recreation Department or at The Star Hotel. Tickets include lunch from the Star and wine. More info: 775-777-7260. Home and Business Expo - Elko, NV Saturday, May 10th - Sunday, May 11th At the Elko Convention Center on Saturday form 9am - 5pm and Sunday from 9am - 1pm. More info: 775-738-7135 Mother’s Day Sunday, May 11th Elko High School Choir Concert - Elko, NV Monday, May 12th More info: 775-738-7281 Elko County Library Registration for Summer Reading Program - Elko, NV Monday, May 12th More info: 775-738-3066

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Creative ways to use doTerra Oils - Elko, NV Monday, May 12th at 6pm Come and learn about how you can effectively use doTerra essential Oils. Every Monday at 6pm at the Safety First building upstairs, 606 Commercial Street. 1st and 3rd Mondays Dr. Todd Wendell, DC from Ruby Mountain Chiropractic Center will present on the medical benefits of using essential oils. 2nd and 4th Mondays Hayley Bammesberger will present on creative ways to use essential oils to better our overall health. 1st Thursday of every month is "Make and Take" For questions, contact Hayley Bammesberger at 778-9600 “The Truth About Common Core” Monday, May 12 at 6 pm Elko County Library, 720 Court Street Come learn from a 40 minute power point presentation by John Eppolito, President of Nevadans Against Common Core. Find answers about the Common Core State Standards and more importantly what they mean for you and your child's education. Admission is free. Ideal Protein Weight Loss Launch Party - Elko, NV Tuesday, May 13th at 6pm Everyone is welcome and invited to join us for our Ideal Protein Launch Party! Want to get started on the best weight loss program in the country? So do we! Come learn all about it and get started! Call for more information or to reserve a spot for you and your friends! 775-777-3033 Elko High School Band Concert - Elko, NV Tuesday, May 13th More info: 775-738-7281 Elko County School District Board Meeting - Elko, NV Tuesday, May 13th at 5:30 pm This meeting is open to the public. We are encouraging all parents and any persons interested in the topic of Common Core in our Elko County Schools and how to address the challenges locally, to please

calendar oF events be present. This is the time and place to voice any concerns regarding your children’s education. Meeting is held in the Elko County School District Board Room located at 850 Elm St. More info: 775-777-1917 Strings Concert - Elko, NV Wednesday, May 14th More info: 208-514-9527 Ruby Mountain Toastmasters - Elko, NV Wednesday, May 14th at 7pm Ruby Mtn. Toastmasters meets the 1st 3 Wednesdays of every month at 7:00 p.m. at Great Basin College (GBC), Electrical/ Industrial/Technology (EIT) Bldg, Room 202. Jam on! - Elko, NV Wednesday, May 14th from 6pm - 8pm Free musical jam session at the Western Folklife Center’s G Three Bar Theater. All musicians and spectators welcome. Pioneer Saloon will be open. Facilitated by Southwind and other community musicians, featuring old-time, country, western, blues, Celtic music and more, the 2nd Wednesdays every month at 501 Railroad St. Soroptimist International of Elko R.O.A.R. Event - Elko, NV Wednesday, May 14th More info: 775-934-8116 Flying Fish Helping Young Life - Elko, NV Thursday, May 15th All day! Flying Fish will be supporting Young Life on the 3rd Thursday of each month by donating a percentage of their total income that day to the Young Life Program in support of our teens! Head on down and enjoy some great food while supporting an incredible Elko program! Wingers will be doing this same thing on the 1st Monday of each month as well! More info: 775-934-2230 Emil Matys Jazz Fest - Elko, NV Thursday, May 15th More info: 775-738-7281 Business After Hours - Elko, NV Thursday, May 15th from 5:30pm-7pm Elko Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is a free event - open to the public! It is a great opportunity for networking enjoy wonderful food along with fun raffle prizes. May’s Business After Hours is being hosted by Stockmen’s Hotel and Casino at 340 Commercial St. More info: 738-7135 Sunrise Toastmasters - Elko, NV Friday, May 16th at 6:45am Toastmasters meets every Friday morning at 6:45 a.m. at the Stockmen’s Hotel in the Bull Pen Family Skate Night - Elko, NV Friday, May 16th from 5pm - 9pm At the Igloo Rec Center at 1515 Silver St. All ages welcome. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. $5 admission with $3 skate rental donation. Children under the age of 5 are free. more info: 775-777-7260

Larry E. James Memorial Ice Breaker Softball Tournament Elko, NV Friday, May 16th - Sunday, May 18th More info: 775-777-7260 A.B.A.T.E. Death Valley Run - Elko NV Friday, May 16th - Sunday, May 18th More info: 775-774-4570 Armed Forces Day Parade - Elko, NV Saturday, May 17th More info: 775-397-1492 The Cove Armed Forces Day Sale May 17th Show your military ID for 25% off all regular priced items Lamoille Community Presbyterian Church Decan Yard Sale Saturday, May 17th A yearly fundraiser for the Lamoille Community Presbyterian Church. Event is a "Community Yard Sale". All items are donated and have no listed prices, purchase just requires a donation to the church. Refreshment, and food will be sold during the event. More info: 775-753-6749 Safe Haven’s 7th Annual Fundraiser Event - Winnemucca, NV Saturday, May 17th from 5-10pm Event begins at 5pm with cocktail hour followed by dinner, Safe Haven video presentation, silent and live auctions and entertainment. Table sponsorships $350 and include special raffle drawing, all inclusive media and centerpiece gifts. Individual tickets $35.00. Proceeds benefit Safe Haven's rescues services and educational outreach programs. Event held at the Winnemucca Convention Center at 50 W. Winnemucca Blvd. Call 775-538-7093 or email: safehavenwildlife1@gmail for reservations. The Terrace At Ruby View Yard Sale - Elko, NV Saturday, May 17th from 7am - 1pm Yard sale featuring gently used items. Open to the public at 1795 Ruby View Dr. More info: 775-738-3030. City of Elko Co-Ed Adult Softball Registration Begins - Elko, NV Monday, May 19th More info: 775-777-7260 Creative ways to use doTerra Oils - Elko, NV Monday, May 19th at 6pm Come and learn about how you can effectively use doTerra essential Oils. Every Monday at 6pm at the Safety First building upstairs, 606 Commercial Street. 1st and 3rd Mondays Dr. Todd Wendell, DC from Ruby Mountain Chiropractic Center will present on the medical benefits of using essential oils. 2nd and 4th Mondays Hayley Bammesberger will present on creative ways to use essential oils to better our overall health. 1st Thursday of every month is "Make and Take" For questions, contact Hayley Bammesberger at 778-9600 Ruby Mountain Toastmasters - Elko, NV Wednesday, May 21st at 7pm Ruby Mtn. Toastmasters meets the 1st 3 Wednesdays of every

calendar oF events month at 7:00 p.m. at Great Basin College (GBC), Electrical/Industrial/ Technology (EIT) Bldg, Room 202. Elko County School District Board Meeting - Elko, NV Tuesday, May 21st at 5:30 pm This meeting is open to the public. This is the time and place to voice any concerns regarding your children’s education. Meeting is held in the Elko County School District Board Room located at 850 Elm St. More info: 775-777-1917 Let’s Dance! - Elko, NV Thursday, May 22nd from 6pm - 8pm Dance lessons at 6pm followed by open social dancing at 7pm. Adults and Teens welcome, no partner or experience necessary. Let’s Dance sessions this month may include waltzing and other social dance steps: it’s the wedding season - a great time to brush up on your dance steps so you can enjoy every moment of that special day. Every 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Admission only $5. For questions or more information about dance lessons, contact Amy Mills at (Western Folklife Center’s G Three Bar Theater, 501 Railroad St.)

Creative ways to use doTerra Oils - Elko Monday, May 26th at 6pm Come and learn about how you can effectively use doTerra essential Oils. Every Monday at 6pm at the Safety First building upstairs, 606 Commercial St. 1st and 3rd Mondays Dr. Todd Wendell, DC from Ruby Mountain Chiropractic Center will present on the medical benefits of using essential oils. 2nd and 4th Mondays Hayley Bammesberger will present on creative ways to use essential oils to better our overall health. Elko County School District Board Meeting - Owyhee, NV Tuesday, May 27th at 5:30pm This meeting is open to the public. Voice any concerns regarding your children’s education. Meeting is held at the Owyhee Combined School. More info: 775-777-1917 California Trail Days - Elko, NV Saturday, May 31st - Sunday, June 1st

Sunrise Toastmasters - Elko, NV Friday, May 23rd at 6:45am Toastmasters meets every Friday morning at 6:45 a.m. at the Stockmen’s Hotel in the Bull Pen The Cove Memorial Day Sale May 23-31 20% off Accessories, Swimwear, Sandals, Shorts, and Tanks

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Ogden Trek - Elko, NV Saturday, May 24th Meet and park at the Elko Hot Hole on Bullion Rd at 8:30am. At 9am begin trek down Elko River Walk to Last Chance Road through Burner Basin (the original path of the 1828 Ogden Expedition). At 1pm arrive at the Spring Creek High School. Total distance is 13 miles. Horses and mules for rent by Nevada High Desert Outfitters - must reserve in advance. For more information contact: Travis at 775-738-9258 or

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Jarbidge Memorial Day Weekend - Jarbidge, NV Saturday, May 24th - Monday, May 26th May 24: Bingo 1pm-4pm at Community Hall, Live Music from 9am - 1am at Outdoor Inn. May 25: BBQ 2pm-4pm at Outdoor Inn, Bingo 1pm-4pm at Community Hall, Live Music 8:30pm- 12:30am at Outdoor Inn May 26: Parade at 12pm Memorial Day Monday, May 26th Ruby Mountain Clay Breakers - Raffle Monday, May 26th 5 chances to win! Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100. The grand prize is a 2014 Polaris 550 Sportsman, second prize is new 2012 Polaris Trail Blazer 330, and 3rd through 5th prizes are Browning Silver Sporting Micro 12 ga shotguns. Winners will be announced at State Shoot May 26th need not be present to win, we will also post winners at

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MAY Events at the California Trail interpretive Center

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May kicks off the 2014 summer season at the Trail Center with a month long series of events. On May 3, the Trail Center will host a volunteer recruitment luncheon at noon. Anyone and everyone who is interested in volunteering at the Center is invited to attend. We’d love to have you, whether it’s for one event or on a regular basis. For more information, call Park Ranger, Alex Rose, at the Trail Center. History will come alive for Elko County fifth graders as they take part in the BLM’s annual Environmental Education week in Lamoille Canyon, May 12-16. Volunteers and BLM employees will host stations featuring geology, bird watching, fire prevention, weather, archaeology, and…. of course, the California Trail! A Sewing Academy will be held at the California Trail Center May 16 and 17 with historian seamstress, Elizabeth Stewart Clark. With a focus on the 1840-1865 era, The Sewing Academy is your home on the (internet) range for resources to help you meet your living history goals! Presenter Elizabeth Stewart Clark has been absorbed by the mid-19th century for over 20 years. For more information – or call 208-523-3673 (10am to 8pm Mountain time zone, Monday through Saturday) California Trail Days will close out the month, May 31 & June 1, 10 AM-4 PM each day. This will kick off the summer season with our wagon camp and Shoshone summer camp fully set up. History interpreters and volunteers will be on hand to tell stories of the Gold Rush era. An 1850s wagon camp, live music, gold panning, crafts people and Native

ways will be taking place throughout the weekend. Pony Express demonstrations and wagon rides are also featured. A dance Saturday night at 7 PM will take place on the plaza and is open to the public. All events are free. Recent arrivals in the Trail Center’s store include historic reproduction toys. Come celebrate Nevada’s upcoming 150 years of statehood with flags, books and decals. Amaze your friends and family, and learn about our state with the Nevada Trivia Game. AND…. Everybody loves books. All of the volumes - for big and little kids- have Trail, western history and Nevada subjects. Sales support programs at the Trail Center. The California Trail commemorates important aspects of American history in the 19th century. While the trail helped open the West to settlement, inspiring romantic movements in art, literature, and cinema that have had a tremendous impact on American culture, it also dramatically affected and impacted Native American cultures, changing their way of life. Experience some of what the pioneers and natives encountered. Understanding the past leads to an understanding of oneself, and a stronger sense of belonging to a community. Visit the California Trail Interpretive Center located on I80, Hunter Exit 292. The Trail Center is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 AM-5 PM closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission is free. Call 775-738-1849 for more information or check us out on our Facebook page.

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Chicken Enchiladas Berry, Berry, Wonderful

"From our perspective, summer is incomplete if it doesn’t include at least one serving of strawberry shortcake. " page 19


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Shredded Chicken- Place 1lb of Chicken and all ingredients

8C Boiling Water

in a 1 gallon stock pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook for 45min. or until tender. Cool, then shred chicken

1pinch Salt

and set aside.

2ea. Garlic Cloves Split 1lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

Enchilada Sauce- In a 1gallon stock pot, bring water to a

1/4ea White Onion

boil and add Salt, Roma Tomatoes, and the three types of dry Chiles. When the tomato skin is cracked and the Chiles

ENCHILADA SAuCE 8C Chicken Stock 1pinch Salt 8ea. Roma Tomatoes

have rehydrated (about 15min.) strain and discard liquid. Put ingredients in a blender with Garlic Cloves, Oregano, Diced Onion, and 4C Chicken Stock. Blend for 2min. on high. Strain your blended mixture into a stock pot, add remaining 4C of Chicken Stock and simmer under low heat.

12ea. Dry Chile California (stems off and seeded)

In a saute pan, heat the vegetable oil at a medium low temp.

12ea. Dry Chile Ancho

Dip tortilla into oil and lay it flat, fry each side for about 30

(stems off and seeded)

seconds. Dip Tortilla into the Enchilada Sauce and fully coat

12ea. Dry Chile Arbol (stems off )

on both sides. Fill the middle with about 2oz of Shredded

5ea. Garlic Cloves

Chicken and roll into a taquito. Repeat process until you

1tsp Mexican Oregano

have used up all of the Shredded Chicken. Place in an Oven

½ ea. Diced White Onion


Ready Casserole Dish, smother with enchilada sauce. Cook in the oven for 15-20min. at 225°. Sprinkle some Queso Fresco over the top. (For a Real Treat try with Sour Cream, Fresh Shredded Cabbage, thinly sliced White Onion Rings, and thinly sliced Tomatoes.)

18count Tortilla Packet 1ea. Queso Fresco (Crumbled)

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Berry, Berry, {Wonderful} Summer is finally here with all of its pleasures. First on the scene are strawberries, followed by raspberries, blackberries, and other ephemeral fruits of the season.

Strawberry season It’s one of the earliest fruits of the season, a worthy leader for all the summer fruits to come, and very popular in so many ways – from eating out of hand, to elaborate formulations.

Choosing strawberries Choose (or pick) strawberries that are fully red, absent of green or white coloration. Once picked, strawberries will not continue to ripen. Note the condition of the green leaves of the strawberry, the hull, the greener and fresher looking the better. The leaves are the first to deteriorate. Excellent strawberries will have a lovely fragrance – give them the smell test.

A member of the Dirty Dozen Strawberries hold one of the not-so-distinctive awards, they are One of the most charming notions to a strawberry is the heart shape revealed

a member of the “dirty dozen,” twelve produce items that retain agrichemicals. Strawberries are a good choice for an organic purchase.

when cut in half. Perhaps this shape is responsible for its reputation as an

Size does not matter

aphrodisiac, and an ancient symbol of

A strawberry’s size does not correlate with larger flavor. Rather a berry’s

peace, prosperity, and perfection. More

flavor is impacted by the specific species and the growing conditions.

strawberries, please!

California produces about 75% of the commercial strawberry crop with a second position going to Florida.

Storing Strawberries Store strawberries in the refrigerator, unwashed, until ready to use. Place berries on a paper towel handling gently. Place paper towels between layers of strawberries.


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Washing Strawberries Strawberries are like efficient little sponges – they absorb

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water to their detriment, so rinse, drain, and pat-dry quickly. Wash strawberries witht the hull on (the green leaves); this prevents water from entering the hollow center of the strawberry.

Hull the Strawberries Remove the cap of green leaves with a strawberry huller. (Using a knife often removes too much of the luscious red flesh). A rather recent favorite tool of ours is the StemGem®. The thumb plunger operates a “claw” that

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quickly and effectively removes the hull while easily adjusting to different sizes of berries.

Strawberry Shortcake From our perspective, summer is incomplete if it doesn’t include at least one serving of strawberry shortcake. While the strawberry part is undisputed, there are many strong opinions about what the “shortcake” part should be – cake-like or biscuit-like? This recipe solves the dilemma. The shortcakes are a cake-like biscuit, a crumbly scone with the perfect balance of sweetness. The dough mixes quickly, and is scooped and molded onto a baking sheet (neither a cake technique, nor a biscuit method). The golden tops and bottoms offer a lovely, toasty flavor while the insides prove to be the perfect foil for the strawberries and their juices. It’s our new go-to favorite for strawberry shortcake.

{Idea} The recipe forms six large shortcakes. Experiment by using a smaller cup to mold the dough and make “strawberry sliders” instead. Reduce the baking time accordingly.





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Strawberry Shortcake

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Recipe from Home Made Summer by Yvette van Boven.

blueberries, raspberries, or even sautéed apples.

These cakelike scones are made in a snap and awfully delicious. I like

6 Servings

to eat them with strawberries, though really they go nicely with any kind of fruit.

1-1/2 pints (500g) strawberries, hulled & halved 1 cup sugar Grated zest of 1 orange 3 1/2 cups (450g) all purpose flour 4 tsp. baking powder Pinch of salt 7 tbsp. (100g) cold butter, (cut into chunks) 1 cup (250) heavy cream 2 large eggs 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract Preheat the oven to 375° F (190° C). Put the strawberries into a big bowl and toss with 1/4 cup (50g) of the sugar and the orange zest. Let stand for 30 minutes. In a food processor, combine the flour, baking powder, the remaining 3/4 cup (150g) sugar, and the salt.

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Fresh Whipped Cream Strawberry shortcakes would seem incomplete without a generous dollop of sweetened whipped cream. Avoid the canned and frozen Pulse briefly to combine. Then add the butter. Pulse to incorporate it. In a jug, whisk 1/2 cup (125g) of the cream with the eggs & vanilla, and add that to the butter-flour mixture. Pulse a few times, until the dough just about sticks together. The secret to a tender & light cake is knowing when to stop mixing (really). With a well-greased scoop (I use a measuring cup.). Make 6 balls from the slightly sticky dough. Tap your scoop or dough falls out. Place the mounds far apart: they’ll rise a lot! Bake the shortcake for 12 to 14 minutes, until golden. Meanwhile, whip the remaining cream until soft peaks form. Let the shortcakes cool on a rack, then split them in half & fill with whipped cream and a generous scoop of the macerated strawberries -- ah!

imposters and whip up fresh cream. It’s too easy not to, and tastes infinitely better! We prefer whipped cream that’s not too sweet, and one that features a hint of vanilla. For every cup of heavy cream, add one tablespoon of sugar, and one teaspoon of vanilla extract. The key to successful whipping is well-chilled cream and chilled utensils. Choose a deep, narrow bowl, and one of these four methods:

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Summer Berry Pudding

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Recipe from Home Made Summer by Yvette van Boven. This charming berry pudding is a no-bake desert that clearly says “summer.” With sliced bread lining the bowl, juicy, sweetened berries are placed in the middle. A few hours later, or overnight, the bread becomes infused with the berry juices, and the inner fruit compote thickens. It’s reminiscent of molten lava cakes, where the insides spill from the center in a graceful and most delicious fashion. The alluring berry-colored mound makes a dramatic presentation.


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In “Home Made Winter” I gave you the winter version of this pudding, but this is the original. You can use any combination of about 3 1/2 pints (1.25 kg) mixed berries, but this is my favorite combination. 1 pint (300 g) fresh strawberries, hulled and halved (big ones quartered) 2/3 pint (250 g) fresh blackberries 1/3 pint (100 g) fresh red currants 1-1/2 pints (500 g) fresh raspberries 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. (175 g) superfine sugar 3 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice 7 square slices stale white bread Crème fraîche or sour cream for serving Keeping the strawberries separate, wash the berries and carefully pat them dry with a paper towel. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar and lemon juice and bring to a gentle boil. Cook until the sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Add all the fruit except the strawberries and boil for 3 minutes tops, stirring, until the berries are soft and release their juices. Place a sieve over a bowl and pour in the fruit. Reserve the fruit and the juices. Line a 2-cup (500-ml) pudding mold with plastic wrap, letting the plastic overhang the sides. Remove the crust from 5 of the bread slices. Halve them lengthwise. Cut out a circle from the sixth slice to match the size of the bottom of the pudding mold. Dip each cut slice of bread for 1 second in the fruit juice you collected in the bowl and use the slices to line the mold, the rectangular slices for the sides, the circle for the bottom. Stir the strawberries into the rest of the fruit and fill the mold with the fruit. Cut out a circle from the last slice of bread to match the size of the open top of the mold, dip it into the fruit juice, and use it to cover the pudding. Pull the plastic

Removing Berry Stains

Whether on your hands or countertops, berry stains are easily

removed when tended to quickly. Rinse the stain with cool water before it dries. Regular soap or detergent will take care of most stains. A little lemon juice may help to loosen a stain (if the wrap over the top of the pudding and place something heavy directly onto the pudding. (I have a saucer that fits perfectly and I put a can of beans on top of that.) Place in the fridge overnight, or for at least 6 or 7 hours. Strain the remaining fruit syrup and save it in a little pitcher in the refrigerator. Before serving, open up the plastic and place a large plate on top of the mold. Holding the plate onto the mold, invert the pudding onto the plate. Lift off the mold and remove the plastic wrap. Serve summer pudding in wedges, with crème fraîche or sour cream and some of the fruit syrup.

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surface can handle lemon juice). To minimize finger staining, rub a little olive oil on your hands – as though putting on hand cream – this creates a film that prevents the berries from staining the skin.


Many berry desserts involve “macerating the berries.” Macerating simply means

softening the berries by coaxing juices from the berries. Simply sprinkling sugar on top of washed berries, gently folded in a with a few turns, and allowing them to set for a few minutes will result in softened berries and exuded sweet juices. Through the cellular process of osmosis, the sugar draws water from the berries in an attempt to equalize the density of fluids inside and outside of the berry.

Freezing Berries

When the bounty of berries arrives, save some for later by freezing them.

It’s not the same as fresh, but the next best thing. Wash, pat dry, then air dry the berries. Place them on a baking sheet in a single layer. Once, frozen, transfer into a freezer-quality zipper bag.

Home Made Summer by Yvette van Boven. Photography by Oof Verschuren. Copyright 2013. Published by Abrams Books, a division of Stewart, Tbori & Chang, New York, NY.

We dare you to pick up this book and not giggle as you read through it. The author imparts a joie de vivre through her words, illustrations, and recipes that can only result in smiles and satisfied appetites. Inspired by her multi-cultural life, she admits that this collection of summer repasts hails primarily from summers spent in Provence, France, an aura that delightfully adds to the book’s ambience. Ms. Van Boven chose recipes for this seasonal book based on preparation ease, and dishes appropriate for sharing with others during long summer evenings. The book is organized, more or less, by time of day: Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Tea Time, Drinks, To Start, Main Courses, and Dessert – it’s a template for any number of perfect summer days. The handwritten sections and clever line drawings instruct and amuse. It’s a lovely blueprint for the season ahead in so many ways.

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Perennials are my choice for nearly all in ground planting since they come back every year providing me with a better value and a onetime bed prep prior to planting. As I explain to my newbies, some perennials are short-lived (3-5 years), like the coreopsis, delphinium, and shasta daisies while some live for generations including peonies, daylilies, and iris. Some spread vigorously within two seasons, and some take 3-5 years to get settled in. Some will spread their seeds here, there, and everywhere while some are sterile and will stay neatly where planted. Our website is a hybrid between a catalog and a newsletter. I try to provide information about the individual plants, but go a bit further and share some things I've learned about gardening in Northern Nevada. I get a range of people stopping by, from those who have forgotten more than I'll ever know, and those that are just getting started. Both have found our website helpful and I suggest at least looking over it prior to making plant selections and planting.

comes to all summer color in beds and containers. We usually start with those cold-hardy varieties including pansies, violas, and snapdragons that can breeze through those inevitable, late-spring cold snaps that would nip other annuals. Then there are those tender perennials (AKA cold-hardy annuals) that are up next for planting including salvias, coreopsis, and assorted others that can take below freezing temps through spring. We've given up on marigolds, zinnias, portulacca and the like since they have zero tolerance for even a hint of frost in the air. What's equally nice about coldhardy annuals is that they are also the last ones to freeze out, when our early-fall frost first strikes, lasting well into September and even into October. Petunias, calibrachoa, and verbena can also be trusted to tough out some chilly spring weather and will also hang in there through early-fall, but we usually hold off until early-May to consider taking them out for acclimating. I'm a creature of habit, and have planted our display garden containers on Earth Day, then start to acclimate for my personal containers and in ground planting no sooner than early-May. By then, the picnic table is out and I can shove them under there if snow strikes late. A light cotton sheet works best for needed covering since it can be left on through the day if need be.


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spring is a great time to get outdoors and hike the ruby mountains.

aspen trees, along with chokecherry and serviceberry bushes, are green with new leaves and full of flowers. the creeks are running high with spring run-off and the wildflowers dot the hillsides. two of my favorite hikes are the soldier canyon and John day trails. unlike lamoille canyon, soldier canyon never gets a lot of visitors, meaning hikes where you might not see another person and you can really appreciate the solitude of the mountains.

The Soldier Canyon Trail begins with a creek crossing at the trail head and hikers are advised to be careful when crossing the creek. The first mile is a gentle climb alongside the creek. After the first mile, the trail enters the Ruby Mountain Wilderness and climbs through what is affectionately called the “hell mile”. The trail has no choice but to climb steeply with the canyon gradient alongside the creek. Past that, however, the trail is not as steep and the country opens up in mountain meadows. At about four miles, the trail turns south and accesses Soldier Lakes and Hidden Lakes. After one more mile, it reaches Robinson Lake (five miles total). This is a good turn around point for a day hike, but the adventurous can continue further on the trail if desired. From Robinson Lake you have a great view of Ruby Valley and the mountain ranges to the East. The John Day Trail offers a shorter and easier hike than the soldier Canyon Trail and is almost entirely within the Ruby Mountain Wilderness. The trail begins with a short climb up out of Soldier Canyon, then the grade moderates as it proceeds up the thickly vegetated John Day Canyon. This trail has no real destination, and about two miles up the canyon, it opens up into


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a small meadow used by sheepherders or hunters for camping. The trail ends shortly after this meadow. I have hiked here with my grandsons where we simply went as far as we wanted, climbed onto a rock to have a treat, then headed back down canyon. As with any spring outing be prepared for snow along the trail and changing weather conditions. Dress in layers and bring extra clothing along with plenty of food, water, and emergency supplies. To get to Soldier Canyon, travel through Lamoille and turn left at the Church of the Crossroads. Follow the Fort Halleck Road about ten miles until a marked side road to the right. This leads about three miles into Soldier Canyon. The trailhead to John Day Canyon is on the right where you can see the trail climbing the canyon wall. The trailhead for Soldier Canyon is at the end of the road and has an outhouse. For current trail and road conditions contact the Forest Service in Elko at (775) 738-5171 or in Wells at (775) 752-3357. Larry Hyslop’s book Hiker’s Guide: Trails in the Elko Area provides information on these two hikes and others in the Ruby Mountains.

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Robert and Anne organized the inaugural relay in 2012. The race begins in breathtaking Lamoille Canyon, winds through Lamoille and Spring Creek, and progresses through the beautiful Te-Moak Indian Reservation in Lee. Racers are challenged by the height of Harrison Pass and descend to the scenic Ruby Marshes. By the light of the full moon, they run through Ruby Valley on some of the historic Pony Express Trail and ascend Secret Pass. Finally, they spend the last morning of the race in Starr Valley and climb a portion of the Angel Lake Road to end in Wells, Nevada. “This race is in my backyard,” says organizer Robert Johnson. “I hike these mountains and love them and want to show them to the world. People don’t realize how beautiful Nevada is. As they run this course, they can see for themselves.” Besides a 12-person per team relay that celebrates the beauty and history of Nevada, the Ruby Mountain Relay also

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hosts an entire race series including a Glow-in-the-Dark Run, a Cowboy Color Chase, a ½ marathon, and The Nevada Marathon in Lamoille Canyon. In all their events, the RMR raises money for its partner, the Northern Nevada Autism Network (NNAN). To date, the RMR has raised over $20,000 for the NNAN and is proud to have them as a charitable partner. The RMR is grateful for the beautiful state of Nevada that it can showcase with its race events. It also couldn’t succeed without the good people and generous businesses of Nevada. Dedicated volunteers and local business sponsors combine to help the RMR celebrate the qualities that make Nevada great— independence, hard work, and dedication. For more information on the Ruby Mountain Relay or its race series, please like us on facebook or visited

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Cinco De’ Mayo Fitness Challenge One of my favorite holidays is Cinco De’ Mayo. Spending many vacations in Mexico, the rich culture allowed for amazing celebrations, with great food, and beautiful costumes year after year. To relate this to the holiday, we are going to focus on the number 5, and incorporate this into our workout. Our goal is to add 5 total hours to our activity for the week. The aim is not to overdo your current workout, but rather to seek out a play-based physical activity. While you can make yours Latinthemed, any activity that helps you keep 5 in mind should be motivation enough to keep moving. Here are a few ideas:

1. Five of Five for Five A great set of exercises that isn’t so hard to get done is 5 reps of 5 of the most popular exercises. Try and do this five times throughout the day. That’s 5 push-ups, 5 jumping jacks, 5 squats, 5 lunges, and 5 sit-ups. It’ll only take a few minutes to do each time, but if you can get it done, your body will thank you.

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2. Add 5 Minutes of Sprints Before, during, or after your regular workout, push yourself to the max with 5 minutes of sprints. Break the 5-minutes into 30 to 60 second-dashes depending on your fitness level.

3. Daily Challenges With The Number 5 If you’re looking for something a little simpler to get more physical activity simply add 5 to your existing exercise regimen.

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The Colors of Spring

With the lengthening of the days and the warmer temperatures many birds are in the process of returning to their breeding grounds. Some of these birds will take up residence in our backyards while others will only be here long enough to stock up on food and water before pushing on north or up to higher elevations.

The male Lazuli Bunting’s beautiful blue head and back in contrast to its cinnamon chest and white belly make it a favorite of many bird watchers in our area. The female


is a grayish brown with a tinge of blue on its shoulders. It is a ground feeder and eats mostly seeds and insects. Spread sunflower seeds on the ground or on platform feeders

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to attract these birds to your yard. Don’t forget to provide them water to bathe in or drink. They prefer areas that have sufficient cover to provide protection from predators. This bird will be seen around urban areas for a few weeks each spring. Lazuli Buntings as a rule do not nest in town but can be found in many of the canyons of the Ruby Mountains where they build their open cup nests low to the ground in shrubs. The Black-headed Grosbeak is a medium sized songbird with a large conical bill designed for cracking open seeds. It also has black wings and tail with white markings. The male’s body is a tawny orange with a yellow belly. The female and immature birds are brown with pale orange breasts. Due to their large heads and short necks they can appear quite chunky. These birds will come to all types of feeders as well as forage on the ground. They are known to nest in both Elko and Spring Creek as well as the surrounding mountains. The grosbeak’s nest is usually located at least 25 feet high in trees. The nest is loosely constructed to allow ventilation for the eggs and young. The Yellow Warbler is an insect eater and does not utilize backyard feeders. The female is a pale yellow while the

male is a buttery yellow streaked with red along its chest. This small bird is a bundle of energy and flits in and out of the foliage of trees in search of insects. Its nest is usually built in the vertical fork of a small tree. This warbler breeds throughout North America and is very common both in towns and along stream sides. The Bullock’s Oriole is another bird that can be found breeding both in town and in our mountains. The male’s bright orangeyellow contrasts with its black back, crown and nape. It also has a black eye-line and black on its chin and the center of its throat. The female is much drabber with its pale gray and no black wings and body. It does have some pale yellow on its head, throat and tail. These birds will drink nectar from hummingbird feeders and are extremely fond of grape jelly. The also eat insects. Their hanging nests are found in the tops of trees. Bristlecone Audubon is a local organization dedicated to providing education about the birds in our area. Meetings are held the third Friday of the month September through May with field trips available during the summer. For more information contact Lois Ports at

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Herman Supp returned to the hardware store after lunch and said to my father, “You know Meeks, what this town needs is a laundry.” My father replied that since he wasn’t making enough money working for Mr. Supp, that, “I quit and I’ll start the laundry.” The history of Vogue Laundry began at that moment. My father borrowed from all the relatives of Imogene Curtis, his wife, daughter of Sidney Orville Curtis, a local rancher in Clover Valley. That together with what he had saved from the Army and poker games, he went to Salt Lake City and purchased the laundry equipment. Using an old livery stable next to the Mayor Hotel on Clover and 6th (I think). Jim was born in Mississippi and had joined the CC Corps in 1938 ending up in Wells. He sent word to his brother Bert to bring some workers and come to Wells and help out with the laundry. Bert Jones showed up in Wells some weeks later with some laundry workers from Mississippi. Jim Meeks, Imogene Curtis Meeks, and Bert Jones were in business. Jim ran the laundry,

Imogene (Gene) kept the books and Bert was the deliveryman. First year they made $50.00 and needed it to pay for Jimmy who was born in March of ’47. While Wells was a busy and thriving community, they decided to reach out to Wendover and Elko, seeking to expand the business. Elko had several laundries including Snow Flake Laundry, owned by Gene Williams. Mr. Williams wanted to go home to Provo and was looking to sell his laundry. Jim went to talk to some of the local businessmen if they would send their hotel laundry to Vogue and that would be enough to seek a loan from Mr. Sewell, the biggest banker in Elko at the time. One local businessman, Newt Crumley, agreed and walked Jim over to the bank and he got the loan on Newt’s word alone. In 1952, Jim and the family, which now included daughter Diane, moved lock, stock and barrel to Elko. The laundry was located in a small building across from the Railroad Depot at the time. The building is still there and is now the site of Ormaza Contraction, but you can still see the laundry sign in the back alley.


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Elko grew and so did City Laundry (Vogue’s predecessor). In 1954, they bought out the Troy Laundry (owned by the Stockmen’s Hotel and Dan Bilbao, Sr.). The Stockmen’s burned to the ground in 1956 and we lost our biggest customer. Times were tough and Jimmy and Diane were sent to live with their grandparents in Clover Valley to save on expenses and time. In 1959, Jimmy Meeks went to work at the Troy Laundry (“or at least he was paid for it,” says Jimmy). By the time the Stockmen’s was rebuilt, many other hotels had come to City Laundry and the owners decided to buy and build a new laundry on the corner of 5th and Silver, where it is located today. Moving into the building in January 1961 and now incorporated as Vogue Laundry and Cleaners, Inc. they had finally turned the corner on the business success and there was no looking back. The laundry expanded rapidly during the 60’s and employed 25 people including the likes of Len Herrera, Park Blair, Bob Sallee, Lorry and Ernie Moiola, Rich Ainsworth, John Carson, Carl Pacini, Sim Churchfield, and Paul Rogers – just to name a few Elkoans who contributed to Vogue’s Success. In 1974, Jimmy returned from school and joined the firm as a 2d generation son. Bert purchased the local coin

operated laundry from Vogue and trading in his stock. Even Jimmy took a leave of absence for 5 years, working in California. In 1995, a tragedy struck the Meeks family and the only survivor, Jimmy, took on the management of the firm. “I had 38 workers, 2 managers, and $3 million in sales. I didn’t know if I could do better, but I was going to try,” says Jimmy. Over the next 18 years we grew at a fast pace and today exceeding $8 million in sales, we have trucks running to Wells, Wendover, Twin Falls, Ely, Eureka, Battle Mountain, Winnemucca, Lovelock, Reno, Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Hawthorne, Yerington, Mommoth, California and many other parts of rural Nevada. We employ 125 people, the old timers are gone but we still have Elkoans like Marquitta Samper, Rocky Gonzales, Stacey Scates, and others like General Manager, Josh Park, Kim Neace, Amado Cortez, Sergio Cortez, and Jeanna Johnson. We have expanded into new fields starting Party Time in 2009 run by Connie Meeks and Wendy Darling, and then purchasing the highly successful Eagle Eye Embroidery from Linda and Frank Demaline in 2013. Meeks says, “I’m 67 now and still work every day, well…at least I’m paid for it.”

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Mother’s day is around the corner… what to do? What could be good enough for your mom? Well I am sure that if you asked her she would just say your love, but we all can do more than that. And if you can’t honestly I have found a nice card, a hug and a kiss will do wonders. But if you want and can make plans there are several things you can do in Elko. The month of May over here is usually quite nice so this opens the door (literally) to either going out, staying home or having a nice “surprise” picnic. Let’s start with probably the most traditional one: MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH. With all the great restaurants in town, most of which will be offering a “Mother’s Day Brunch”, now most of these are going to be a buffet style. That is usually good or bad depending on you and your family. I know we are more private (kind of ironic seeing my profession) so buffets are really not my thing. But they do offer a great value, a


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nice way to mingle and see people and all in all a great little outing. I could name a few but I might forget some and would rather keep it a surprise as to which ones will be offering what this year. Usually these buffets will vary from $15 to $36, depending on the quality, quantity and diversity of their food. Option two… ( my favorite) COOK AT HOME… if you turn this into a whole family affair where you and all the little hands come together as a team and cook up a great feast well guess what it is a blast. And in some cases a mini war zone depending on how many little hands decide on helping. But here not necessarily cheaper than going out but you have more control over what you eat and you are in the privacy of your home. But the great thing is even if you don’t know how to cook like a chef the effort alone will make her smile. Just one

thing DO NOT FORGET to do the DISHES! There is nothing like an impromptu brunch at home then all the workers take a break and mom gets up and does the dishes! No no you can’t have that, the dishes is part of the gift that you will do for her. The last option is the EAT OUT IN NATURE… depending on the weather you can go up to Lamoille, in the park or the canyon, get a day pass in the BBQ pit areas and have a nice outside brunch or lunch. This does take a little more organization but at least the kids get to run around and have fun outside. The food and equipment is always an investments but the experience will be great. So now what to cook? Well honestly some restaurants offer “kits” and I am sure some will offer take out that day (just in case you are worried about cooking) then a bunch of great little stores now offer sauces, ideas, cook books and I even know of one place that sells fresh made pasta in Elko. I think that you will find that you have plenty to choose from in Elko when it comes to food, even if you don’t like every restaurant in town one will be your match and you will have fun. And if you find that you want a small baked good Elko offers that as well… regardless of what you choose to do to celebrate your Mom and I am sure she will be very happy.

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» A dark green color is generally a good indicator of a strong healthy plant. (Make sure that they are not light colored or yellowing. Nor should they have brown patches)

» When planting your annuals, loosen up the roots a bit before planting to stimulate stronger growth.

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laTe sprinG MainTenance Tips    Check gutters, downspouts, and roof for leaks. Schedule roofing repair if needed.    Check siding for winter damage. Schedule repair.    If planning to paint exterior, start prep now. Call painter to schedule job.    Clean fireplace or stove. Call to schedule chimney cleaning. Have chimney repointed if needed.

Most barbecue manufacturers recommend that your BBQ be cleaned thoroughly at least once a year. This is on top of your usual cleaning after every use.

   Clean around AC compressor.

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Wipe down the connections, lines and lid (inside and out) with hot soapy water.

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» Clean the venturi tubes that supply gas to the burner. Bugs, dirt and grease can clog them over the winter and prevent full gas supply from coming through. Check your owner’s manual for the recommended cleaning technique for your grill.

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EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS Employees are the most valuable assets to any business, and there are businesses out there struggling everyday with keeping dependable, hardworking employees. The questions is- What is the solution to our employment struggles? Have you ever missed out on a great candidate because they accepted another position before you made them an offer to work with your company? If so, you know how frustrating that can be. Our job at American Staffing is to recruit and screen for those skilled applicants that will fit the standards that your company has set. American Staffing has been at work for over 35 years making business owners’ workload easier for them. We are here to provide the service that is necessary for your employment needs, and help you find those solutions that will benefit you and your company. Now, we know there are many hassles that arise on a daily basis where a business is concerned; payroll, workers’ compensation, unemployment, hiring, and even firing. This is where we come in, so let us help you. The solution to your employment struggles lie with us.

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Q. Do you see more positives or negatives in the current year & what would those be? A. There will be a little of both for the City. Less tax revenue means some projects will be put on hold. New development zoning are down for the first quarter of 2014. This means future projects are slowing down. There still are many projects going through the Building Permit Process, so we should see a steady construction effort here in the City. Also, the City is addressing the redevelopment of the downtown which will infuse private investment.

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Curb Appeal Contributed by Kaci Lynch of Coldwell Banker A beautiful yard is a head-turner, no doubt about it. The good news is that even if you can’t tell a tulip from a turnip at the garden center, you can still create eye-catching curb appeal by paying attention to the basics of good landscaping. Ignoring your yard—or doing something that’s out of character with the neighborhood —can jeopardize the assessed value of your home. But don’t landscape merely to flip a house. You won’t get your money back, says California appraiser Sandy MacCuish.

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If your house has a front yard, make sure it‘s neat and green by following a lawn maintenance calendar. You don’t want bare spots, sprawling weeds or an untrimmed appearance.

For homeowners who have made a sizeable investment in landscaping, it makes sense to think about adding another 10% to 15% to the bill for professional outdoor lighting. After all, buyers aren’t always looking at houses on a Saturday afternoon. If you‘re doing it on your own, the key is to light what you want people to see, such as mature trees and flowering shrubs.

Add Colorful Planting Beds Flower beds add color and help enliven otherwise plain areas, such as along driveways and the edges of walkways. In general, annual flowers are a bit cheaper but must be replaced every year. Perennials cost a bit more but come back annually and usually get larger or spread with each growing season. If you’re not sure what to plant, inquire at your local garden center. Often, they’ll have a display of bedding plants chosen for their adaptability to your area.

Plant a Tree The value of mature trees is particularly difficult to determine. A properly placed shade tree can shave off as much as $32 a year on your energy bills. Expect to pay $50 to $100 for a young, 6- to 7-foot deciduous tree.

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Spiritual How To Recharge Your Whole Health in 1 Month

Mental Contributed by Dr. Todd Wendell of Ruby Mountain Chiropractic

Last month I started a three-part series on how to refresh all aspects of your health (mental, social, spiritual, environmental, emotional and physical). In that article, I talked


about simple ideas to improve your mental and social health because it’s important (and often forgotten) to pay attention to every part of your health (not just your weight).

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So, if you’re just joining me, try to do something on the list each day! Then, enjoy the refreshed and positive feeling you get from taking care of yourself. Now, let’s take a look at two more parts of your health, spiritual and environmental.

Let’s Think About Your Spiritual Health Spiritual health is your values, beliefs and what you find meaningful in life. It’s what gives you direction and joy!

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So, what does your spiritual life look like? Do you know what you believe and why? Think about the things or people that influence your beliefs, if you’re happy with where you are or you need to make a change? There’s lots of obstacles in life that may get in your way, distracting you from having the kind of spiritual life you desire, and now’s the time to think about it. You’re in control, so you can have the healthiest spiritual health you want, you just have to put some energy into it! So, let’s get started: Practice forgiveness. Holding onto a grudge? It’s time to put it in the past and let yourself heal so you can move forward. Reevaluate your values. What do you find important? And, what areas of your life would you like to make changes in. Jot them down somewhere so you can stay


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accountable. Find peace. Spend some time to pray, meditate or simply just count your blessings. You are blessed, and it’s good to remember that. Think about what your purpose in life is. You’re here for a reason, so live each day with a purpose! Judge less, love more. Remember, everyone is fighting a battle you may not know about. And, the world needs more love. So try to be more understanding and caring each day. Focus on the good. Whatever is good, whatever is lovely, whatever is right focus on these things. The rest… isn’t worth your time. Surround yourself with good hearted, funny people.

Environmental Health, What’s That? All that surrounds you, the colors, sounds, people, decor and mess… all affects your environmental health, and therefore your overall wellness. It’s often overlooked; many of us forget how “good” it feels to have a clean home or a good friend nearby. It’s because whether we realize it or not, that makes up our environment. So, let’s focus on creating the happiest, healthiest environment for yourself and your loved ones:


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Go deep. Spend a few hours a weekend working on deep cleaning and organizing your home. Or, start small with the messy closet or cupboard. You’ll feel so much better; just take it one junk drawer at a time! De-clutter your house to de-clutter your mind. If it’s not beautiful, joyful or memorable, rid your home of the clutter that’s just collecting dust (donate it to a local charity or someone in need). Fill your kitchen with healthy, beautiful fruits and veggies! Not only are fruits and veggies beautiful, you’ll eat more when they’re in plain sight. Surround yourself with good hearted, funny people. Laughing is contagious, so spend time with those that bring you joy. Enjoy some silence. Declare a night “technology” free to just enjoy the presence of family and pets. Enjoy a peaceful and serene home without any rings, beeps or adverts in the background. Sigh, and take it all in. Light your candles and enjoy a peaceful, serene evening at home. Use the good stuff. Light your candles, put out the good china and wear your favorite sweaters. Stop saving your “special” things for a specific occasion, today is special enough. Get regularly adjusted. The quality of our nervous system determines how well we can adapt to our environment and handle stress-even our ability to avoid the “bugs” that go around. Wondering why your chiropractor is encouraging you to de-clutter your home or re-evaluate your values? While we cherish the value of how chiropractic care enhances your health, we also believe that wellness goes beyond your physical health. We believe that it’s important to focus on all the areas of your health that come together for your truest wellness. So, let us know how your challenge is going and we’ll encourage you along the way.


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When we think of the month of May the first thing Perhaps that is why May has been chosen as National Foster Care Month. There really is no difference between this analogy and what our foster parents provide to children in their care. Foster parents provide hope and a second chance for families by providing a temporary placement for children until their parents address the safety concerns that lead to their children being removed from their care, until a relative placement can be found, or in some cases, the foster parents adopting their foster children and providing them a forever home. Children come into the foster care system for a variety of reasons, however, the two things all children in care have in common is that they could not safely remain at home with their biological parents and that leaving their home adds additional grief and loss to their lives. It is common for these children to feel fear, to feel that they have been abandoned and that it is their fault this happened. Meet our foster parents. Our foster parents foster children because they perceived of a need in their community and they wanted to make a difference. Keeping foster children in their community, in their school with their friends, and near everything that is home to them creates stability and

We recognize our foster parents for what they do, lift up the children in their care toward a bright, productive future. If you would like to learn more about the Foster/Adopt Program through the Division of Child and Family Services, please call Lori Nichols, LSW, at 888-423-2659.


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that comes to mind is springtime. Spring is a time of renewal and new beginnings. There is much to look forward to, the days are lighter and longer, and the laughter of children playing outside can be heard. These days are precious to us because they bring hope that there are SECOND CHANCES.

consistency in their lives. Our foster parents love kids and accept them as individuals, with their own personalities, quirks, and challenges. Our foster parents don’t expect a child in care to adore them or to meet a need within them because they know that this child cannot meet their own needs, much less someone else’s. Our foster parents know that trust and respect will come with time as they continue to meet that child’s specific needs and to encourage them and give them a sense of stability in the storm of their current circumstances. Light and hope during a life crisis is what our foster parents offer to these children. They offer a second chance, the security of a safe home with loving arms to take them in and care for them. As a result, we see these kids emerge from the chaos just as spring flowers erupt from the ground with breathtaking hues of color, individuality, and strength.

So, thank you to all of the dedicated foster parents in this community that continually, without waiver, provide a loving and secure environment to our children in care. Regardless if it is spring, summer, fall or winter, they lend their strength to our most vulnerable children. Please join the Division of Child and Family Services during the Month of May, dedicated as National Foster Care Month to lift up our foster parents with words of encouragement, support and unending thanks.

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are so many different things for kids to do at the northeastern nevada museum. May is the busiest time of the year for School Field Trips… sometimes kids just come to look around, but if they ask, the museum has planned activities for field trips too. Some of these activities are Pioneer Life, where students do things pioneers did, like make homemade toys or churn butter. Another activity is a lesson about the 2 million year old Mastodon bones found in Spring Creek a few years ago. School field trips or any kids group can participate in a museum scavenger hunt. Museum Second Saturdays have become a popular event each month. Families gather at the museum at 10:00 to participate in a fun and educational event that usually includes a craft. Everyone has seen the movie Night at the Museum. No, these animals don’t come alive and roam around like in the movie, but it’s fun to pretend. A Night at the Museum is an event for all ages. First there is a movie, and then the lights go out for a special scavenger hunt by flashlight. The museum will hold an old-fashioned American 4th of July this summer behind the museum in the City Park. There will be


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a parade for kids, games, and refreshments. Watch our website for more details. The Elko County School District Annual Art Show happens every May. Art work by students from every school in Elko County is displayed in the Barrick Gallery at the museum. The show is a great way to showcase all the young artists in the area. The museum sponsors the artistic portion of the AAA Scholarships, presented each week by the Elko Daily Free Press. A different Elko County High School student gets recognized each week, and one of them receives a $1,000 scholarship at the end of the year, compliments of the museum. There is a special area in the museum just for kids called the stARTing point! There are games, puzzles, and information kids love about the museum and Northeastern Nevada. They can spend a few minutes, or a long time, in the place built just for them. Barrick North America and Newmont Mining Company present Gold Fever at the museum each Spring for fourth graders from all over Elko County. It’s a great opportunity for kids

to learn about and appreciate our areas most important industry. The museum is also a fun place for a Birthday Party. It can be a movie in the theater, a makebelieve safari in the Wanamaker Wildlife Gallery, or a fun trek through history. The museum is also used by other kids groups like 4H, Scouts and Specialty School Groups.

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No matter what your age, the Northeastern Nevada Museum has something for everyone, but it is an especially great place to captivate the imagination of our youngest citizens. For more information on any activities or educational opportunities for kids call the museum at 775-738-3418, visit our website at or find us on Facebook and Twitter.


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