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MOBILE COMPUTER REPAIR AND SERVICE Quality work performed in-shop, in office or in-home. Dependable, affordable! Over 14+ Years Experience. Proudly serving Carson Valley and Surrounding Communities. Call Nick at Technologic Computer Repair (775)450-7570

HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC AIR CYLINDERS repair and rebuild, log splitters, tractors, farm equipment, dump trucks and trailers, etc. all makes and models. Machining, welding, fabrication, design, reasonable rates! 18 years experience, Ramco Fabrication, Shawn (775)267-7358

COMMUNITY YARD SALE AUGUST 11th from 7:30am, Topaz Ranch Estates off Hwy. 208, start at 4055 Topaz Ranch Drive

TWO LAZYBOY STYLE DARK BROWN Mahogany swivel/rocking chairs in very good condition, $335 for both OBO, Dayton (424)335-9051

G & J LANDSCAPING MAINTENANCE, TRIM, prune, fertilize, aerate, sprinklers, General clean-up, Free Estimates, Victor (775)291-1672

CRAFTSMAN CONSTRUCTION LLC, Specializing in Painting, Remodels, Tile, Finish Carpentry, Decks, Home Repairs, Window and Door Replacement, Quality Workmanship with over 28 years experience, free estimates, NV Lic.60315, NVPainting Lic.82727, or (775)690-1749

POLARIS GENERAL HALF WINDSHIELDS, 1 CLEAR, 1 tinted, $50 each, $75 both; HP CP2025 Laser Printer $50 (714)315-4282 GROOMER IN TRAINING, CAN DO CERTAIN types of dogs, call to see if yours is one, in Gardnerville, Denise (775)720-1184 LAWN CARE SERVICE! AERATING, THATCHING, Mowing, Trimming, Pruning, Sprinklers, Repair, General Yard Clean Up, Small Paint Jobs, Free Estimates, 10 Years Experience, Ruben (775)430-3585

WANTED: KNIVES – FOLDING, HUNTING; MILITARY, New or used, any quantity. Wanted: Tobacco Pipes – Used or new, any quantity Jeff (775)720-2577 GIANT YARD SALE! EVERYTHING MUST GO! August 10th and 11th; 8am to 4pm, Furniture and household items, guy stuff, hunting, camping, fishing, yard tools, lots of construction tools and supplies. Come see it all at 11 Pine Street, Yerington


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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” The Empty Chair

MIKES HORSESHOEING SERVICE, 34 YEARS experience! Serving Carson Valley and surrounding areas! Mike Romine (775)350-0351 CASH PAID FOR OLD COSTUME JEWELRY: All types including Silver, Copper, Rhinestones, Old Plastics, Glass, Pot Metal, Pins, Bracelets, Rings, Necklaces, Old Watches, Lockets, larger quantities preferred, please leave clear message on home phone, I call everyone back, Joanne (775)465-9422 SEW-WHAT UPHOLSTERY, CUSTOM work, leather and antiques, 40+ years experience, Carson Valley, Leslie (775)901-2035 WINCHESTER PUMP 12 GAUGE PLUS ONE IN magazine, 18” barrel, military grade green laser sight, made in New Haven, CT, with recoil resistant pistol grip $285 (775)297-2811 $200 OFF ANY COMPLETE ROOFING JOB, NEW roof, re-roof, repairs, 10% off for repairs, $100 maximum, must present ad for discount, over 25 years experience, Licensed, Bonded and Insured, Tom Goldston Roofing, “Where Quality is Remembered Long After the Price is Forgotten” NV Lic#58203 (775)790-2461


Mandy Marie asked her pastor to come and pray with her father Bob. When the minister arrived, he found Bob lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows. An empty chair sat beside his bed. The minister assumed that the old fellow had been informed of his visit. “I guess you were expecting me Bob,” he said. “No. I was not expecting you,” said Bob. “Who are you?”. “I’m the new minister at your church,” he replied. “When I saw the empty chair, I figured you knew I was going to show up.” “Oh yeah, the chair,” said the bedridden man. “Would you mind closing the door?” Puzzled, Pastor James shut the door. “I have never told anyone this, not even my daughter,” said the man. “But all of my life I have never known how to pray. At church I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer, but it went right over my head. I abandoned any attempt at prayer,” the old man continued, “until one day about four years ago my best friend said to me, ‘Bob, prayer is just a simple matter of having a conversation with Jesus.’ ‘Here is what I suggest. Sit down in a chair; place an empty chair in front of you, and in faith see Jesus on the chair. It’s not spooky because he promised, ‘I’ll be with you always.’ Then just speak to him and listen in the same way you’re doing with me right now.’ So, I tried it and I’ve liked it so much that I do it a couple of hours every day. I’m careful though. If my daughter saw me talking to an empty chair she’d either have a nervous breakdown or send me off to the funny farm.” James was deeply moved by the story and encouraged the old guy to continue on the journey. Then he prayed with Bob, anointed him with oil, and returned to the church. Two nights later the daughter called to tell the pastor that her daddy had died that afternoon. “Did he die in peace?” he asked. “Yes, when I left the house about two o’clock, he called me over to his bedside, told me he loved me and kissed me on the cheek. When I got back from the store an hour later I found him dead. But there was something strange about his death. Apparently, just before Daddy died, he leaned over and rested his head on the chair beside the bed. What do you make of that?” Pastor James wiped a tear from his eye and said, “I wish we all could go like that.” COMMERCIAL AIR COMPRESSOR, 10HP SULLAIR, 3 phase electric, 120-gallon horizontal tank, good condition $800 OBO (775)267-0842 WE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR PETS IN YOUR home, all sizes, we can spoil them as you do, call for meet and greet, 10 years experience, Serving Dayton, Carson City, Douglas County, Johnnell and Al (209)986-6381

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A BAD TILE JOB CAN BE LIKE A BAD HAIRCUT, but it doesn’t grow back, so don’t get hacked! Done right the first time, Sundance Tile and Marble, NV#58795 (775)691-9954 CASIO PRIVIA KEYBOARD, GREAT CONDITION and beautiful sound $325 OBO, Genoa (775)782-8789 HARLEY DAVIDSON ENGINE REBUILDING, 30 years experience, quick turn-around! Free pick –up and delivery; parts in one day! or (530)694-2521 GENEALOGY - THOROUGH RESEARCH OF FAMILY histories. A unique gift for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, holidays or yourself! www.PersonalPedigree. com or Lisa (775)450-3175 MOBILE NOTARY PUBLIC, AVAILABLE TO NOTARIZE documents, 15 years experience, call Kathy for an appointment (775)770-8174 SUTRO LANDSCAPING, ONE CALL DOES IT all; lawn care, aerating and thatching, sprinkler systems, sod installation and planting, clean-ups and much more, Free Estimates, Operated by owner, NV#50048 (775)2464871 or (775)291-3095

Inventor of Windshield Wipers

Anyone who’s ever driven in a rain or snow storm can attest to the dire importance of windshield wipers. What a lot of people don’t know is that windshield wipers were invented by a woman. Inventor Mary Anderson received a patent for her car-window cleaning device in 1903. Anderson’s invention came about during a trip to New York City when the Alabama-born inventor noticed that streetcar drivers had to open the windows of their cars when it rained in order to see. As a solution, Anderson invented a swinging arm device with a rubber blade that was operated by the driver from within the vehicle using a lever. Many people were initially leery of Anderson’s windshield wiper invention, thinking it would distract drivers, but by 1916 windshield wipers were standard on most vehicles. It was also a woman inventor who first patented the automatic windshield wiper in 1917 (Charlotte Bridgwood’s “Storm Windshield Cleaner”). LAR GRIZZLY 45 WINCHESTER MAG AUTO with conversion units, shoots six cartridges – RCBS dies – 45 Winchester Mag ammunition and brass (775)379-1938 WANTED: LICENSE PLATES AND FRAMES, WANTED: Musical instruments, Wanted: Motorcycle helmets 1940-1980, John (775)315-4930


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How the Bear Lost His Tail

Camping story for kids Long, long ago there were only creatures on the earth. There were birds, bears, deer, mice, everything but people. In this long ago time, all the animals spoke the same language. And just like some people nowadays, they played tricks on one another and made each other laugh. They also helped each other. So it was with all the animals. One day in the winter when the lakes had frozen, but before the winter sleep, Bear was walking along the lakeshore. As he was walking, he came upon Otter sitting near a hole on the ice with a pile of fish. “You’ve got a mighty big pile of fish there,” Bear said. “How did you get them fish?” Instead of telling how he dove down into the water and caught the fish, Otter decided to trick Bear. You see, back then Bear had a very long bushy tail. He was very proud of his tail, and all the animals knew it. “The way I catch my fish is by putting my tail in this ice hole,” Otter explained. “I wiggle it around once in a while so the fish see it. When a fish bites onto my tail, I quickly pull it up and out of the water.” “That sure is an easy way to catch fish,” Bear said. “Do you mind if I use your fishing hole?” Otter, laughing behind the Bear’s back, said, “I have enough fish. Use my fishing hole as long as you like.” Then Otter picked up his fish and walked away. Bear carefully

poked his tail into the ice hole and waited. He waited and waited. Once in a while he’d wiggle his tail so the fish could see it. Bear waited until the sun began to set, but not one fish even nibbled at his tail. At last, he decided to go home, but when he tried to stand up, his tail had frozen into the ice! He couldn’t move! He pulled and pulled at his tail, but it was stuck tight. Finally, he pulled with all of his strength and ripped off half his tail! Now you know why the Bear has a short tail, and remember… don’t always believe what people tell you. (By Jerry Smith) SPRING LAMBS, CALL FOR PRICES (775)790-1231 or (775)465-9074 HOME IN NEED OF IMPROVEMENT? ADDITIONS, remodels, garages, we do it all! Free estimates, 21 years experience, Carson Valley Construction Company LLC, NV#0074855 (775)291-1453 QUEEN SLEEPER NUMBER MATTRESS, pump included, very clean, used twice, paid $2,400, asking $550 OBO (775)885-8314 RUSSELL’S TREE SERVICE, SPECIALIZING IN Difficult Trees, Artistry in Tree Care, Stump Grinding, Fruit Trees, Licensed/Insured (775)685-0528


“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Life Explained by God

MAINTENANCE FREE DECKS AND PATIO COVERS, knowledgeable, honest, professional service! Serving Northern Nevada for 18+ years! Free Quotes! K & C Construction, NV#0079034 (775)691-6462 PIONEER GLASS PLUS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, emergency services, fair prices, dependable quick service, quality work, 45 years experience, Frank Boudreau, owner NV#7876 (775)720-2373 PORSCHES WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE! OLD Porsches 1950 to 1973, looking for a Porsche 356, 911 or 912, running or not, with or without engine or transmission, also interested in parts. Will pay cash! Have trailer will travel (775)291-6827 INCOME TAX, GEORGE HALLIFAX, CPA, EA, TAX preparation, Federal and all States, prior years, audit representation, 30 years experience, reasonable rates (775)392-0418 ALLERGIES AND DUST A PROBLEM? WHOLE house air duct cleaning special $499, all vents, returns, heater and ac cleaned and sanitized, dryer vent cleaning $99, call Peake Air, NV#260831 (775)392-0994


August 5th- Friendship Day

When God created the world, he also created the dog, the monkey, and the cow. It’s a simple story, told through the eyes of the dog, the monkey, and the cow, and their conversations with God during creation. On the first day, God created the dog and said: “Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.” The dog said: “That’s a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I’ll give you back the other ten?” So, God agreed with the dog. On the second day, God created the monkey and said: “Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I’ll give you a twenty-year life span.” The monkey said: “Monkey tricks for twenty years? That’s a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog did?” And God agreed with the monkey. On the third day, God created the cow and said: “You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves, and give milk to support the farmer’s family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years.” The cow said: “That’s kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I’ll give back the other forty?” And God agreed again. On the fourth day, God created man and said: “Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I’ll give you twenty years.” But man said: “Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?” “Okay,” said God, “You asked for it.” So that is why the first twenty years we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years, we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years, we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone. And that’s how life is explained through God’s creation. PAINTER, SEMI-RETIRED WITH 40 YEARS experience in Nevada, Save Money, Get Seasonal Discount Now, inside or out, Fences (775)901-1912 RESIDENTIAL CLEANING, LICENSED, BONDED and insured with references, Free estimates, great cleaning, fair prices, Samantha (775)220-4252 8’ JOHN DEERE DRAG SCRAPER $500; SPRING Tooth Harrow (yard art) $100 (775)463-4419 PERFECTO GARDENING SERVICES, SERVING Carson Valley over 20 Years! Tree and Bush trimming, lawn care, competitive rates and all work guaranteed (775)265-7081

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Take a Walking Tour of Old Minden, Nevada

Newlywed in her 90’s

There was a lady in her 90s who became a sort of local celebrity because she had recently gotten married. The local news station decided to interview her. The interviewer asked questions like how it was to be a newlywed in her 90s. “This isn’t my first husband, so it’s not much different than the others,” she replied with a smile. “Oh? How many husbands have you had?” the interviewer inquired. “This one will be my fourth,” she replied. “I was married in my 20s to a banker, then in my 40s to a circus performer. After that I married a preacher.” “What does your current husband do?” “Oh, he’s a funeral director.” The interviewer laughed and then asked how she came to marry these men from such different backgrounds and personalities. “It always made sense to me,” she replied. “I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go.” BATH TUBS REPAIRED, RESURFACED, AND recolored, Acrylic, Fiberglass and Porcelain, Call The Tub Doctor (775)233- 5297 FORD F250 CAMPER SHELL $75; ADJUSTABLE truck rack (adjusts to fit all bed sizes) $75 (775)463-4419


By Karen Dustman The pillars on County Road at the entrance to the Town of Minden once proudly bore a date of 1905. Perhaps it was wishful thinking; plans for this fresh town actually weren’t approved by County commissioners until 1906. And once it was a go, the new fresh town saw homes begin to spring up. Minden was the brainchild of Henry Fred Dangberg, Jr., oldest son of H.F. Dangberg. After the death of H.F. Dangberg Sr. in 1904, Fred began to dream of creating a wellordered, planned community — to be dubbed Minden, in honor of a town near his father’s birthplace in Germany. That means, of course, that many of the beautiful old homes and commercial establishments in Minden are now more than a century old. Luckily for historians and visitors, the Town of Minden has published a fabulous walking tour of its oldest buildings, featuring many of the gracious homes surrounding the town’s iconic square. (Visit http://www. and type “map” in the search box to pull up their walking tour flyer. At the end is the handy map, including helpful thumbnail photos to help you identify the buildings.) This well-designed map contains information about some of Minden’s most beautiful old homes, including these fascinating landmarks: C.O. Dangberg House, at 1609 Esmeralda: Built by Davies Brothers Construction in 1910 for Clarence Oliver Dangberg, this house is made of thermally-efficient cement block, an innovative building material for the day. At the time this home was built Clarence had sold his share of the family ranch to his brothers, and was about to turn his attention to his next creation, the C.O.D. Garage (just down the block, at 1593 Esmeralda), built in 1911. Clarence later became a founding charter member of the Minden Rotary Club in 1926. He died in 1938 and is buried at Lone Mountain cemetery. John Dangberg House, at 1600 Sixth St.: Another fascinating house featured on Minden’s walking tour map is the John Dangberg home. This beautiful two-story home was designed by noted Nevada architect F.J. DeLongchamps for John, the younger brother of H.F. Dangberg, Jr. It was completed in 1912. John was president of H. F. Dangberg Land Livestock Company beginning in 1904. He also served as a director for Farmers’ Bank, Alpine Land Reservoir Company, East Fork Water Users Association, and Minden Milling Company. This prominent home was later occupied by his daughter, well-known historian Grace Dangberg. John Schrengohst house, 1578 Mono Avenue. A humble frame home with the twin-peaked roof, this house was built by blacksmith John Schrengohst in 1918. John was born in Kansas in 1860, and both John and his son, Bill, became blacksmiths in Minden — an important trade in the days when horse-drawn buggies, wagons and farm tools were still in use. For nearly two decades, the Schrengohsts ran a family blacksmith shop across the street

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from this house. John died in 1938 at the age of 78, and is buried at Mottsville. If you choose to make the tour of Minden’s historic downtown in person, be sure to keep an eye out for the helpful brass plaques mounted at many homes and businesses. We hope you’ll take time for a leisurely tour next time you visit -- there’s lots to see in this beautiful town! Karen Dustman is a freelance writer and memoir coach in Woodfords, California. Her books on Sierra history and memoir-writing are available at CALLING ALL CONTRACTORS. IF YOU OWN a small construction company and are finding it hard to keep up with the bookkeeping, payroll and or taxes we’re your answer. Pro-Balanced Bookkeeping and Tax Service (775)246-3363

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” 1.2 Billion Vehicles on World’s Roads

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Calculating the total number of motor vehicles on the planet is an inexact science, but the number is growing rapidly. The automotive trade journal Ward’s Auto had estimated that the total crossed 1 billion vehicles sometime during 2010. Now, an industry analyst has calculated that the total vehicle number is 1.2 billion already. Navigant Research estimates in a new forecast that lightduty vehicles make up 95 percent of that total, and that the vehicles we drive everyday will shortly cross 1.2 billion themselves. Total new-vehicle sales were 84 million last year, but Navigant suggests that annual sales could soar to 127 million by 2035--bringing the global vehicle total to 2 billion or more. As noted by Green Car Congress, just 2.5 percent of those will be battery electric, plug-in hybrid, or fuel-cell vehicles-the rest will run on gasoline or diesel fuel--according to the firm. Another 8 percent will be hybrid-electric or natural-gas powered, and Navigant expects that fully 45 percent of all vehicles in use in 2035 will have start-stop systems fitted. The Ward’s calculation totaled passenger cars, light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks, and buses, but it did not include off-road or heavy construction vehicles. All such calculations are bound to be rough estimates. Different countries have different registration and reporting requirements, and a small number of road vehicles may remain unlicensed in any given year. Then there’s the additional impact of off-road vehicles-farm and industrial equipment, all-terrain vehicles, etc.-which may have little or no emission control equipment fitted. But you don’t need to get anywhere near the ninth digit of precision to understand the impact of adding up to 20 percent more vehicles to the planet--when 98 percent of them are powered by gasoline or diesel fuel. When do we hit 2 billion? By some estimates, the total number of vehicles worldwide could double to 2.5 billion by 2050. China still has far fewer vehicles per person than Western countries; it has 1.3 billion of the world’s 7 billion residents, but only 100 million or so vehicles. If ownership in China were to equal the U.S. rate, the country would have 1 billion vehicles all by itself. The U.S., by contrast, has maxed out at about 250 million vehicles for its population of 300 million, and that total is expected to grow only incrementally in the future. GREG’S SMALL ENGINE SERVICE AND REPAIR! Lawn Mowers, Snow Blowers, Portable Generators; On Site Pick-Up and Delivery, Serving Carson City, Carson Valley, Dayton - or visit us at (775)790-0435 or (530)307-1132

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OAK HEADBOARD WITH 2 NIGHTSTANDS with drawers, 2 lamps $100; A/C window type air conditioner $50; Folding baby stroller $50 Dayton (760)617-6322

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Things I Wish for My Grand-Kid(s)

Words to Live By

Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind. You can’t change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future. Love ...... and you shall be loved. God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him. All people smile in the same language. A hug is a great gift ... one size fits all. It can be given for any occasion and it’s easy to exchange. Everyone needs to be loved ... especially when they do not deserve it. PET CARE SERVICE! JODY WADDING, OWNER since 1991, references available, boarding offered or visit your home; horses, dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, fish… (775)782-1212 or (775)781-1065 MASTER HOROLOGIST, CLOCK REPAIR, MUSEUM Quality Furniture, Chair Caning and Antique Everything Restoration, Grandfather Clock House Calls! A-1 Restorations since 1967, Larry (775)781-1616 SEMI RETIRED PAINTER, INTERIOR, EXTERIOR and cabinets, no two-story houses, based in Minden area, call John (775)267-1800


(Back by Popular Demand) We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse. For my grandchildren, I’d like better. I’d really like for them to know about hand-me down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meatloaf sandwiches. I really would. My cherished grandson, I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated. I hope you learn to make your bed and mow the lawn and wash the car. And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen. I hope you have a job by then. It will be good if at least one time you can see a baby calf born and your old dog put to sleep. I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in. I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother. And it’s all right if you have to draw a line down the middle of the room, but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he’s scared, I hope you let him. When you want to see a Disney movie and your little brother wants to tag along, I hope you’ll let him. I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely. On rainy days when you have to catch a ride I hope your driver doesn’t have to drop you two blocks away so you won’t be seen riding with someone as uncool as your mom. If you want a slingshot, I hope your dad teaches you how to make one instead of buying one. I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books. When you learn to use those newfangled computers, I hope you also learn to add and subtract in your head. I hope you get razzed by your friends when you have your first crush on a girl, and when you talk back to your mother that you learn what Ivory soap tastes like. May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on the stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole. I hope you get sick when someone blows cigar smoke in your face. I don’t care if you try beer once, but I hope you don’t like it. And if a friend offers you a drug, I hope you realize he is not your friend. I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your grandpa and go fishing with your uncle. May you feel sorrow at a funeral and the joy of holidays. I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through a neighbor’s window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Christmas time when you give her a plaster of Paris mold of your hand. These things I wish for you - tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness. Are we friends or are we not? You told me once but I forgot. So tell me now and tell me true. So I can say...”I’m here for you.” Of all the friends I’ve ever met, you’re the one I won’t forget. And if I die before you do, I’ll go to heaven and wait for you. (By Paul Harvey)

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Best Jobs for Kids Under 13

LAWN MAINTENANCE, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, HOA, Weekly Lawn Care, Fertilizing, Spring Cleanup, Equal Payment Plans, Package Programs, Licensed and Bonded, 22 Years Serving Carson Valley, Total Lawn & Landscape (775)782-3505 PAINTING INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR, STAINING, faux and fine finishes, free estimates, Powers Painting, NV#68615, or (775)781-5531 or (775)315-5179 JAMES A. FARNHAM, EA, TAX PREPARATION, Federal and State, prior years and other representation, 20 years experience, reasonable rates (775)392-0321 HARDCOAT POLY FULL FRONT WINDSHIELD for Polaris RZR 1000 or 900 (2015 up) only used once, excellent condition paid $300, asking $150; Cricket Machine $50 (775)266-1076 ACME BOAT & RV STORAGE – RESIDENT MANAGER, fenced, lighted, lowest rates around, Gardnerville (775)265-4766 HOT TUB SERVICE AND REPAIR, WEEKLY and bi weekly service, reasonable rates, private homes and vacation rentals, call Tahoe Sierra Hot Tubs (775)267-2490


Babysitter - Teens and pre-teens can earn money by babysitting younger children for neighbors and friends. The Red Cross offers babysitters classes to prepare 11 to 15-yearolds for babysitting. For younger children, a mother’s helper job may be appropriate; the parent remains at home during the babysitting job. Pet Sitter - It is often a great starter job for young children. The responsibilities typically include stopping by a neighbor’s house to feed an animal a few times per day while the owners are away. Also, they can also offer to bring in the newspaper or mail and water any houseplants. Lemonade Stand - The lemonade stand is usually the first thing that people think of when brainstorming business activities for kids. The price per cup has gone up, but the lessons on a hot summer day are still very valuable for children. Lawn Mowing - If your child likes to be outdoors and regularly mows your lawn, this could be a good job to explore. Mowing jobs could be one time while the homeowner is on vacation or for a whole summer if they find someone who can’t or doesn’t like to mow their lawn. Be sure to determine if your child will use your mower or the homeowner’s mower. A great way to start a lawn mowing job for kids is to ask your neighbors. Yard Work - In addition to mowing the lawn in the summer, there are plenty of activities that homeowners may need assistance with throughout the year. Kids can explore tasks such as snow shoveling, rake leaves, and planting flowers depending on the season. The jobs can be done alone or together with the homeowner. Dog Walker - If your child loves pets, this might be a great activity for both your child and the dog to get some exercise. Make sure that your child feels comfortable with the pet before they take them for a walk the first time. Paper Route - The perfect job for early risers is delivering the morning paper. Consider a weekly paper if a daily paper would be too time-consuming. Discuss with your child upfront what will happen on a rainy day; otherwise, you may end up regularly driving your child’s route. Lifeguard - If your child likes to swim, lifeguarding can be a great summer job for kids. They’ll get to spend time outdoors at the beach or the pool. Also, if you have indoor pools in your area, your child can also become lifeguard during the winter months. ELLA K LADEN, CPA, PC - PROFESSIONAL, personalized Tax and Accounting services. Offices in Gardnerville and Stateline, NV. Contact Ella K Laden CPA or Steve McVicar CPA at (775)588-2555 LICENSED AND BONDED ELECTRICIAN, ADDITIONS, remodels, extra outlets, switches, light fixtures, ceiling fans, trouble shooting and power panel upgrades, etc., 18 years experience, Free Estimates, Senior Discount, Degenspark Electric NV#52647 (775)267-4229

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ALPINE TREE SERVICE - TRIMMING, REMOVAL, grinding and lot clearing, no job too small, Licensed, Insured and over 35 years experience (775)721-2880 $69 SERVICE CALL, ACADEMY APPLIANCE Service; washers, dryers, refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, compactors, some areas extra charge, Serving Carson Valley (775)781-4725 BLIND AND WINDOW CLEANING SERVICES, residential and commercial, multi-story specialist, mobile blind cleaning, pressure washing, awning cleaning, Call Unlimited for a clear view! (775)883-6629

1964 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX PROJECT CAR, lots of new, sell or trade for vehicle or 2-wheel drive pickup of like value $12,500; Cosmichrome Chrome paint machine $2,000 OBO (775)445-9052 HANDYMAN SERVICES, WOOD DECK RESURFACING and repair, interior doors, windows and interior/exterior trim, Honey-Do’s, etc. Serving Carson Valley (775)315-2235 EXPERIENCED HOT TUB REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE, monthly/bi-monthly, new custom covers available! Serving Carson Valley area, Carson Spa Care (775)230-5328


“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Memory Loss Solutions

“As my memory is not as good as it used to be, I sometimes have trouble remembering my computer passwords. I’m thinking of changing them to ‘incorrect’. That way, when I log in with the wrong password, the computer will tell me, ‘Your Password is Incorrect’.” “A big advantage of having short term memory loss is that now I can plan my own surprise parties and still be surprised when it happens.” “While I sometimes walk into a room, and can’t remember why I am there, I can still recall all the lyrics and sing along with the songs I heard in the 60’s. Life is amazing!” DASILVA’S HAULING/HANDYMAN SERVICES, Cleanup, tree trimming/removal, tractor work, rock and dirt removal, weed pulling, fence repairs, NV#03-19423 (775)230-3436 1911 3” COLT DEFENDER, MANY EXTRAS, CUSTOM grips, custom action job $1,200 OBO; Harper’s Ferry Armor, Model I.S. 38 Special, 5 shot J Frame revolver, non-exposed hammer, double action only, Bronze Cerakote with polished trigger, cylinder and fittings $500 OBO; Smith and Wesson Model 36 Revolver, 38 Special J Frame, The “Chief Special”, double action and single action, custom grips, custom action job $500 OBO (775)291-6372

Flying Pig Flea Market

Our next dates will be August 18th, 8am-4pm and August 19th, 9am-4pm, Fuji Park Building, Carson City. Be a vendor. Come to browse, for information call (775)882-4717 or (775)315-0008 POOL TABLE OAK (EXCELLENT CONDITION) playing surface 45”x89” (Bar Table – Coin-Operated) $800 OBO, Scott (775)265-7525 CASH PAID FOR VINTAGE COSTUME JEWERLY. All Types Including: Bracelets, Necklaces, Pins, Rings, Silver, Copper, Pot Metal, Rhinestones, Lockets, Charm Bracelets, Men’s Jewelry, Old Watches, Military Jewelry, Old Mexican and Indian Tourist Jewelry. Larger Quantities Preferred. Please leave clear message on this home phone. I return all calls. Call Joanne at (775)4659422 CUSTOM MASONRY, ONE BRICK AT A TIME, Commercial/Residential, 3+ Better Business Bureau rating, serving Carson Valley 12+ years, Free Estimates, M Sqrd Masonry, NV#200616647 and CA#924187, Marc Duryee (775)450-6219 or (775)783-4753 WANTED! HONDA TRAIL 90 OR 110, 1976 OR newer, running or not, priced to condition (775)267-0842


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Getting Older Can be Fun

Three older ladies were discussing the travails of getting older. One said, “Sometimes I catch myself with a jar of mayonnaise in my hand in front of the refrigerator and can’t remember whether I need to put it away, or start making a sandwich.” The second lady chimed in, “Yes, sometimes I find myself on the landing of the stairs and can’t remember whether I was on my way up or on my way down.” The third one responded, “Well, I’m glad I don’t have that problem; knock on wood,” as she rapped her knuckles on the table, then told them “That must be the door, I’ll get it!” POOL TABLE $750; 2 PIECE SECTIONAL, BEIGE $125; wardrobe, cameras, scopes, primers, book cases, desks, end table, dressers, rifle cases before 7pm (775)266-3435 The publisher does not assume any responsibility for the contents of any advertising herein, and all representation or warranties made in such advertising are those of the advertisers and not the publishers. WEEKLY LAWN CARE, AND AERATION, 14+ years experience, quality service, serving Carson Valley, Carson Valley Lawn Care, Insured (775)230-2546

COMPLETE LANDSCAPING, RESIDENTIAL and commercial, weekly maintenance, tree trimming, emergency repairs, sprinklers/drip, pavers, patios, retaining walls, Davenport Landscape and Design, NV Lic.#0074827, or (775)2651491 or (775)721-8439 HANDYMAN FOR ALL YOUR OUTSIDE NEEDS, yard cleanup, power wash, fence repair, minor jobs, free estimates, NV#11376PC (775)246-9899 HIGH ROLLERS PAINTING FOR ALL YOUR PAINTING needs! Competitive rates and quality workmanship, bonded and insured, NV#44048, or (775)267-2534 10’ ALUMINUM BOAT WITH TRAILER, EXCELLENT condition, 15HP Evinrude motor and new trolling motor $950 (775)265-6914 MIGUEL’S GARDEN SERVICE, FULL LAWN MAINTENANCE, clean up, fertilizing, dead shrubs and trees pulled out, excellent references, great rates, serving Carson Valley 27+ years! (775)265-0501 WILL TEAR DOWN AND BUY OLD WOODEN Barns and Barn Wood! Insured and bonded (775)782-9192


“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Born in 1880

Leila M. Wells, Part 3 SCHOOL DAYS - A big yellow school bus has just gone by my house having left about a dozen boys and girls on the corner nearby. Not one of them will walk but a short distance. School is so different from my school days. I wonder if the children ever think how school might have been in their grandparents’ days. When I began going to school back in the 1880’s I had to walk at least one and a half miles to the “old red school house” where all grades (grades were unknown then) were taught and as I was one of the little ones, I was left mostly to myself. No “busy work” or anything interesting to do. The teacher believed in the “hickory stick” method and maybe he had to as some of the pupils were as tall as he. I was as afraid of him as I was of the travelling bears that came to our village every summer. After a year or two in that school, a teacher named Mrs. Mary Stickney opened a “select” school in the top story of a boat house and the parents paid a set price for each child. She was a good teacher and I began to like school and to learn. Her only fault, as I decided later, was that she had favorites — her two daughters and my younger sister. She was a beautiful penman and we had regular writing lessons in home-made writing books with copies written by her. “Every line and every letter, try to write a little better” was one. My next school was a new one room one built across the road from my home so I didn’t have to walk very far. It was taught by a William Barker who later became a Baptist minister and was stationed at Elizabethtown for several years. My schools until I became a teacher, were mostly one room district ones and even as a teacher I had the one room schools and taught all the grades. Grades were originated after I began teaching. Before that a pupil could be doing 5th grade arithmetic and 8th grade reading and history. Social studies was unheard of. One of my teachers was an old man who had once been a school superintendent and his hobbies were arithmetic and “grammar” (English). If he finished the regular schedule a little before four o’clock (the usual closing time) he would say, “Let’s add a little bit,” and put a column of figures on the blackboard. Diagramming was the next favorite and I’ve seen sentences from our 5th grade reader that covered half the blackboard space. Diagramming is a lost art now. At recess and noon we played games. “One old Cat” was a game for three, “two old cats” took four. This was a ball game. The smaller children played “Drop the handkerchief” or “Ring around the rosie.” How would today’s children like to be in school from 9 until 4 with no electric lights or any of today’s “necessities” and have to walk to school? SUGARING - Did you ever eat maple sugar, maple fudge or syrup? And did you ever wonder where such delicious flavor was found? It’s truly American.


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The Indians were the discoverers of this deliciousness and taught it to the early settlers of New England and New York. How did they discover it? Thereby hangs a tale. The story goes, so I’ve been told, that some Indians were on a hunting trip and cut a maple tree for their camp fire and noticed the drip of what they thought was water from a cut in the tree, and, as water wasn’t too plentiful, they placed one of their dishes under it and caught quite a little. Some brave tasted it and found how sweet it was and when they used some of it for cooking they discovered that it became sweeter so when they returned home they tried boiling it and discovered syrup. I don’t know if they or the Pilgrims were the real discoverers of the final process that produced the sugar but it probably was accidental also. Perhaps some housewife neglected to take the syrup off the fire at the right time and it “sugared off” as the expression goes. There have been many improvements in the process of maple sugar making even since my earliest memories of it. At first the sap was boiled in a large brass or iron kettle out of doors and was “finished off” in a smaller one in the house as syrup or sugar. One of my earliest memories is of the time my mother, my brother and I went into the sugar bush to spend the night. At that time sugaring had advanced to the stage where it was no longer just a family means of obtaining sweetening for pies and cakes and apple sauce. “Sugaring off” was an occasion for a party. The boileddown syrup was poured on the snow to cool and the “wax” was the most delicious thing ever tasted. That was the way the maker knew when the right stage for sugar was reached. “Soft sugar” was poured into tubs to be used later. “Hard sugar” was put into tins or molds and sold to the “city people” during the summer. My father had a large “sugar orchard,” as it’s now called, several miles from home so he had a “shanty” where he boiled the sap in a large pan instead of a kettle and had a bunk where he could sleep when he didn’t have to feed the fire or add more sap to the pan. Sugaring generally started in March and continued for five or six weeks or until the leaf buds started to grow. During the early part of March preparations started by getting the buckets and spouts ready. Now-a-days these are purchased but at that time they were handmade. The spouts were made from sumac branches about an inch in diameter and cut six inches long. One end was whittled down to fit a three-quarter inch hole. About half way of the stick, a sawing was made to the center of the stick and that half was split off. A wire was used to push the pith out. When the spout was driven into a hole in the tree the sap would come through and drop into a bucket placed underneath. The buckets were hand-made of wooden staves. I’ve watched my father make them, and years later I visited the same sugar bush and saw the buckets and sap yoke that he had made. Gathering sap was different then from now, when it is done with a large tank on a sled drawn by horses. Cont...


“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Happy August Birthdays!

Wishing you a birthday full of everything that makes you happy, healthy, wealthy and wise year-round. Happy Birthday! 1957 DODGE POWER WAGON STEP SIDE DUALLY, 4x4 $5,000 OBO; 1974 28’ Titan Motorhome $1,500 OBO; 1981 VW pickup truck, $5,000 OBO (775)7904953 HELP! I AM IN SEARCH OF SPECIALS FROM 195060’s American and/or European powered cars. Maybe steel, aluminum, fiberglass or combination. Cars created by enthusiast for pleasure or racing, contact (775)2916827 PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this paper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitations or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” This magazine will not knowingly accept any advertisement for real estate which is a violation of the law; our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this publication are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free. Then it was done by men emptying the smaller buckets into two larger ones which were carried on a yoke across the shoulders. When the large buckets were full, they were carried to the shanty where they were emptied into storage barrels and the man went back for more. Sometimes he had to carry his load quite a distance, so he walked miles through the snow and slush as sap runs only when the temperature is above freezing. HANDYMAN SERVICE – HOME REPAIRS, FENCING Repair/Replacement, Hauling, Trash Removal, Shrub and Tree Trimming and Removal, and Weed Removal, Free Estimates (775)781-1747 HANDCRAFTED MARKERS AND MONUMENTS, Granite and Bronze. Large Selection of colors and designs, special orders welcome! 15 years experience, call Cornerstone Monument for appointment (775)267-1958 RUGER 1022 FACTORY MAGAZINES, 2-25 ROUNDS $40; 1 box 50 round $30; 2-10 rounds $20 in new packages (775)297-2811 VOICE AND PIANO LESSONS, BEGINNER to Advanced students, experienced teacher, performer, music degree. Call The Songlady! Carolyn Lancaster (775)720-1918 or (775)267-2582


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The Supreme Court

Established by the United States Constitution, the Supreme Court began to take shape with the passage of the Judiciary Act of 1789 and has enjoyed a rich history since its first assembly in 1790. The Supreme Court is deeply tied to its traditions: Of the federal government’s three branches, the Court bears the closest resemblance to its original form – a 225-year-old legacy. The Constitution elaborated neither the exact powers and prerogatives of the Supreme Court nor the organization of the Judicial Branch as a whole. Thus, it was left to Congress and to the Justices of the Court through their decisions to develop the Federal Judiciary and a body of Federal law. The establishment of a Federal Judiciary was a high priority for the new government, and the first bill introduced in the United States Senate became the Judiciary Act of 1789. The act divided the country into 13 judicial districts, which were, in turn, organized into three circuits: the Eastern, Middle, and Southern. The Supreme Court, the country’s highest judicial tribunal, was to sit in the Nation’s Capital, and was initially composed of a Chief Justice and five Associate Justices. For the first 101 years of the Supreme Court’s life -- but for a brief period in the early 1800’s -- the Justices were also required to “ride circuit,” and hold circuit court twice a year in each judicial district. The Supreme Court first assembled on February 1, 1790, in the Merchants Exchange Building in New York City -then the Nation’s Capital. Chief Justice John Jay was, however, forced to postpone the initial meeting of the Court until the next day since, due to transportation problems, some of the Justices were not able to reach New York until February 2. The earliest sessions of the Court were devoted to organizational proceedings. The first cases reached the Supreme Court during its second year, and the Justices handed down their first opinion on August 3, 1791 in the case of West v. Barnes. During its first decade of existence, the Supreme Court rendered some significant decisions and established lasting precedents. However, the first Justices complained of the Court’s limited stature; they were also concerned about the burdens of “riding circuit” under primitive travel conditions. Chief Justice John Jay resigned from the Court in 1795 to become Governor of New York and, despite the pleading of President John Adams, could not be persuaded to accept reappointment as Chief Justice when the post again became vacant in 1800. Consequently, shortly before being succeeded in the White House by Thomas Jefferson, President Adams appointed John Marshall of Virginia to be the fourth Chief Justice. This appointment was to have a significant and lasting effect on the Court and the country. Chief Justice Marshall’s vigorous and able leadership in the formative years of the Court was central to the development of its prominent role in American government. Although his immediate predecessors had served only briefly, Continued....


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Marshall remained on the Court for 34 years and five months and several of his colleagues served for more than 20 years. Members of the Supreme Court are appointed by the President subject to the approval of the Senate. To ensure an independent Judiciary and to protect judges from partisan pressures, the Constitution provides that judges serve during “good Behaviour,” which has generally meant life terms. To further assure their independence, the Constitution provides that judges’ salaries may not be diminished while they are in office. The number of Justices on the Supreme Court changed six times before settling at the present total of nine in 1869. Since the formation of the Court in 1790, there have been only 17 Chief Justices and 101 Associate Justices, with Justices serving for an average of 16 years. Despite this important institutional continuity, the Court has had periodic infusions of new Justices and new ideas throughout its existence; on average a new Justice joins the Court almost every two years. President Washington appointed the six original Justices and before the end of his second term had appointed four other Justices. During his long tenure, President Franklin D. Roosevelt came close to this record by appointing eight Justices and elevating Justice Harlan Fiske Stone to be Chief Justice. (


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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” The Difference Between Sadness and Depression

Sadness is a normal human emotion. We’ve all experienced it and we all will again. Sadness is usually triggered by a difficult, hurtful, challenging, or disappointing event, experience, or situation. In other words, we tend to feel sad about something. This also means that when that something changes, when our emotional hurt fades, when we’ve adjusted or gotten over the loss or disappointment, our sadness remits. Depression is an abnormal emotional state, a mental illness that affects our thinking, emotions, perceptions, and behaviors in pervasive and chronic ways. When we’re depressed we feel sad about everything. Depression does not necessarily require a difficult event or situation, a loss, or a change of circumstance as a trigger. In fact, it often occurs in the absence of any such triggers. People’s lives on paper might be totally fine—they would even admit this is true— and yet they still feel horrible. Depression colors all aspects of our lives, making everything less enjoyable, less interesting, less important, less lovable, and less worthwhile. Depression saps our energy, motivation, and ability to experience joy, pleasure, excitement, anticipation, satisfaction, connection, and meaning. All your thresholds tend to be lower. You’re more impatient, quicker to anger and get frustrated, quicker to break down, and it takes you longer to bounce back from everything. (

Annual St. Gall Rummage Sale…

is scheduled for August 3rd, 7am-5pm and August 4th, 7am-3pm. This is our BIG ONE! We have something for everyone. St. Gall, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville (775)782-2852 FREE! WIRE/ROPE RACK; AIR EXHAUST FOR sand blast cabinet, electric wall place (new) 5 cases, Craftsman Radial Arm Saw with table, wire cutter/ stripper with documents, Craftsman 10” table saw, exercise bike (775)750-7374 FOR SALE GREAT OPPORTUNITY, ALREADY successful Meadowcliff Restaurant on Hwy 395, 10 miles south of Topaz Lake. Building, all equipment, on 1.56 acres, Asking $259,900, Call Mary or Tim (530)495-2255 WE’LL KEEP YOU IN STITCHES, WE COVER autos, furniture and ATV’s, 47 years experience, Tweeds Upholstery, Gardnerville, or (775)782-5812 D R LANDSCAPING, DEFENSIBLE SPACE, TREE work and yard cleanups, sprinkler repairs and weed abatement, house and garage clean ups, Dave (775)6710808


2 WENZEL SLEEPING BAGS, 3 POUNDS FILL, 33”x75”, used once $18 each; 2 Equalizer Fabric Air Mattresses, used 5 times, $10 each; 1 new Tri Box Limited Edition XL 50# nylon kite, never used, still in cylinder $40; 1 Black and Decker belt sander $20; 1 Hollandale 8 piece king bed set, new in bag, never opened (tan, beige, maroon) $45 (775)782-3818 FIRE DEPARTMENT STUFF, FISHING POLES, 1997 Taurus, runs great, lots of new parts, everything works $2,000; Cedar Hope Chest $50; Large framed mirror $50; WWII aluminum ship windows (775)342-9718 LET US UNLOAD ON YOU! TOP SOIL, ROCK, DG, worm castings etc. Tight time line? We’re really fast! 30+ years experience, serving Carson and surrounding communities, Nevada Organics (775)882-9500 2004 BMW 1200RS, 80,000 MILES, 2 SIDE HARD cases, soft rear bag, and tank bag, extra windshield, almost new tires, needs brake service, runs strong $2,500 OBO (775)783-0657 LARRY’S TRACTOR SERVICE, CLEANUP WORK, rototilling, backhoe, box scraper, dump trailer, rake, hole drilling, affordable rates (775)267-2245 or (775)6904632

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Our Lawn Mower Broke, What Could I Do?

When our lawn mower broke and wouldn’t run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed. But, somehow I always had something else to take care of first, the truck, the car, playing golf - always something more important to me. Finally, she thought of a clever way to make her point. When I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors. I watched silently for a short time and then went into the house. I was gone only a minute, and when I came out again I handed her a toothbrush. I said, “When you finish cutting the grass, you might as well sweep the driveway.” The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always have a limp. CUSTOM CANVAS WORK! REPAIR, RE-STITCH, Replace; Boat Covers, Cockpit and Bow Covers, Spa Sun Covers and Patio Shade; Snaps, Grommets, Velcro, Zippers, Reinforcements, Jim/Minden (775)267-4434 or (775)230-8706 TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES. WILLS and Trusts. Day R. Williams, Attorney at Law, 1601 Fairview Drive, Suite C., Carson City, NV. Call Day today! (775)885-8398


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Old Lady Hands

“I have been noticing lately that I have old lady hands. I see them sitting there taunting me on the keyboard as I type or on the steering wheel as I drive, all wrinkly and veiny and old-looking. I think, ‘When did this happen? Was it a gradual thing or did it happen all at once? How did I not notice until now?’ And I look at them and I try to decide how I feel about them. I don’t, as one would think, immediately hate them and all that they stand for. My hands and I have been through a lot and I kind of have an affinity for them, even if my fingers have always slightly resembled plump sausages. These hands have curled around countless mugs of hot tea, seeking warmth in the soul and in the body. They have wiped everything imaginable, from tooshes to tears and everything in between, and they have cleaned this darn house from top to bottom only to come back up to top and find it all messed up again. They have poured many a glass of wine and curled around that fantastic goblet seeking peace, a little bit of luxury, a moment’s respite. They have clung desperately to the things I knew I had already lost: old lovers, my childhood, my mother; and they have touched and held and been held and waved erratically in the air as I struggled to find the right words and they have struck and soothed and they have shook with fear. They are mine, and they are getting older. So am I.

And that’s the big thing, isn’t it - the elephant in the room, that we maybe only notice when someone we think will always be around all of a sudden isn’t anymore. We are getting older, my hands and I, and wrinkly-er and veiny-er and (I hope) wiser and better at most of this, anyway. It’s scary, the speed at which this life is hurtling by. I suspect but don’t want to know for sure that if I shut my eyes at just the right time it could be twenty years later when I opened them again. No, I am trying my damnedest to keep my eyes open - to not miss a beat, and that’s why I was so surprised when I looked down and noticed my hands. Because what I noticed is how they look just like my mother’s.” (By Liz Petrone) TROY-BILT/MTD CHIPPER/SHREDDER (UP TO 3 inch diameter) 10HP Tecumseh engine, excellent condition $500 (775)265-7578 “YOUR HOMETOWN HAULER SINCE 1996!” J.R.’s Hauling, Junk and Trash, Carson Valley/Carson City, $139 a load plus dump fee, (775)265-6813 BAR STOOLS, CAPTAIN STYLE 30” SEAT height, brown cloth, gold metal, padded arm rests, foot rest, swivel, both $100; water skis, ropes, boat ladder, bilge pumps, net $100 for all (775)342-9718


“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Where is God?

A loving couple had two little boys, ages 8 and 10, who were just terrible kids always getting in trouble. Running out of ideas, they decided to look to the church. They heard that a clergyman in town had been successful in disciplining children in the past, so they called him, and he agreed to give a shot. He asked to see the boys individually, so the eight-year-old was sent to meet with him first. The clergyman sat the boy down and asked him sternly, “Now where is God?” The boy made no response, so the clergyman repeated the question even louder, “Where is God!?” Again the boy made no attempt to answer, so the clergyman raised his voice even more and shook his finger in the boy’s face, “WHERE IS GOD!?” The boy suddenly ran out of the room, ran directly home, and slammed himself in his closet. His older brother followed him into the closet and said, “What happened?” The younger brother replied, “We are in a BIG mess of trouble this time. God has gone missing and they think WE did it!” 1 SCHACHT TAPESTRY LOOM, 25” WITH A Frame stand and assembly instructions $65; 1 Q Snap Floor model frame stand, 31.5”with Q tilt add-on and assembly instructions, for quilting $70 (775)782-3818

CASH PAID FOR OLD COSTUME JEWELRY: Rhinestones, Mexican and Indian Tourist Jewelry, Rings, Bracelets, Necklaces, Pins, Men’s Jewelry, Old Plastics, Silver, Copper, Glass Beads, Men’s and Women’s Old Wind Up Watches, Charm Bracelets, Lockets etc. Larger quantities preferred. I drive to you. Joanne, please leave clear message (775)465-9422 COLLECTIONS! CANONS, OWLS, CAMPBELL soup, cameras, cactus, Japanese dolls, camping stuff, trains, train books, Indian books, small Indian pottery, corkscrews, tools, before 7pm (775)266-3435 GOT DIRTY WINDOWS? ABC WINDOW CLEANERS, gutter and roof cleaning, rescreening, pressure washing, 30 years experience, NV#20161064184, CA#310507, Gardnerville resident (530)544-0590 JOB HUNTING? CHANGING CAREERS? SEEKING a promotion? Re-entering the job market? Beat the competition with a professional resume created by The Resume Business (775)267-2711 MONUMENTS UNLIMITED, HEADSTONES, curbing, granite and concrete, all colors available, quality work (775)720-1627


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Something Missing?

Last week, Vicky, a distraught wife went to the local police station along with her next-door neighbor, Pauline, to report that her husband was missing. The policeman asked for a description of the missing man. Vicky described him clearly and in detail, ‘He is 35 years old, 6 feet 4 inches, has dark eyes, dark wavy hair, an athletic build, weighs 185 pounds, is softly-spoken and is fabulous with the children.’ Pauline interrupts her protesting, ‘Why Vicky, your husband is 5 feet 8 inches, corpulent, bald, has a big mouth, and the children irritate him.’ Vicky replied, with a sigh, ‘Yes, but who wants HIM back?’ RENNER’S TRUE VALUE HARDWARE - FOR ALL YOUR hardware, household, automotive and gardening needs and much more now available online at truevalue. com, ship orders to store for free, call Robert or Megan for details (775)465-2217, press 1 for parts, 2289 Hwy. 208, Smith, NV FOR A NEW AND INNOVATIVE HAIR STYLE call Cathy Hallifax at Déjà vu Salon in Minden, mention this ad for $5 off any hair service (530)518-1166 or (775)7828776


TABLE TOP BAND SAW, NO MOTOR $10; Table saw band saw with motor $25; truck floor jack, needs seals $5; 12” auger (free power head) $25; 2 engine stand $25 each; Craftsman compressor $40; Planer/Jointer 6” $50; Planer/Jointer 6” no motor $15; large shop battery charger $15; 70-gallon compressor tank $40; Milwaukee sawzall/battery, no charger $10; DeWalt drills, battery and charger (775)750-7374 Writing the Editor - We welcome all articles, letters, jokes and comments on Sierra Scoop, local issues, community news and free private party ads, published as space provides. These articles, letters, comments do not necessarily reflect our opinion. All public input is welcome., (775)782-4520 LIKE NEW, BUILT IN BATH TUB JACUZZI $250 775267-3530 C.F.I. CERTIFIED CARPET, HARDWOOD, VINYL, no charge for furniture. Three-year labor warranty! Residential and Commercial, Competitive pricing, JS Flooring (775)267-4123 1993 4 WHEEL DRIVE ON DEMAND GMC truck with camper shell, factory new rebuilt engine $2,999 775-4631387

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Different Viewpoints

Three people were visiting and viewing the Grand Canyon - an artist, a pastor and a cowboy. As they stood on the edge of that massive abyss, each one responded with a cry of exclamation. The artist said, “Ah, what a beautiful scene to paint!” The minister cried, “What a wonderful example of the handiwork of God!” The cowboy mused, “What a terrible place to lose a cow!” FOR SALE! PROFESSIONAL 10” TABLE SAW $125 (775)265-4506

PLUMBING, LEAKY PIPES, SERVICE AND REPAIR, remodels, new construction, residential and commercial, since 1997, bonded and insured, guaranteed, NV#47214, CA#513872, Call Robert (775)690-1441 GE STAINLESS STEEL REFRIGERATOR, has filter with ice maker $225, Gardnerville 760-668-6097 SMITH VALLEY IRRIGATION – SERVING NEVADA and Sierra Communities for 40 Years with Ag Irrigation Systems and Parts (775)465-2316


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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” The Challenge

Go 30 days without complaining. Use a rubber band or a hair band around your wrist. If you begin to complain and manage to be aware of it, stop yourself and ‘twang’ the band. This programs your brain into recognizing complaining as a negative action and makes you more mindful every time you do it. If you complain, add another day onto the 30 days. Another form of complaining is ‘moaning’. Moaning is defined as speaking negatively about a person or an event without citing a solution to fix the problem. If the problem can’t be fixed, then it isn’t worth complaining about and should be accepted. The Benefits - Deeper appreciation for life - Develop problem-solving thinking - More positive attitude - Better conversations - Strong mind control - People become more positive around you - Ability to not let things annoy you. EXTRA LARGE ANTIQUE MIRROR 51”X68”, 5” thick ornate gold frame $2,750 (775)392-0044 ASPEN ROOFING INC. FREE ESTIMATES, ALL types, Re-roofs, New and Repairs, NV#0069418, Insured and Bonded, Chris (775)230-8174

Beautiful rainbows are formed in ugly storms.

RENT ME FOR SPRING CLEANING, PUT A roll-off dumpster at your home, you load, we remove (775)2972320 PIANO AND ORGAN PRIVATE INSTRUCTIONS, Member of Sierra Organ Club, Call Joanne Booth in Sunridge, Carson City (775)267-2429 TWO MOTORCYCLE HELMETS, ARAI PROFILE AND Arai Corsair, both XL, like new condition $150 each, Minden (661)713-7257 JOURNEYMAN PAINTER (INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR), handyman, landscape design and installation, pool and pond maintenance, 30 years of experience, Highly competitive quotes, Senior discounts, Call Robert at (775)508-8404 FIREWOOD, SEASONED, SPLIT, ALMOND ONLY $400 a cord, cut to size, under 16”, 16”-18”, 18”-22”, purchased prior to August 30, delivery available, Jon (775)246-7186 “A MOVING EXPERIENCE” - MOVE ASSISTANCE, 25 years experience, Senior Discounts! Ken Jeter, or (775)530-8932


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