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MOBILE COMPUTER REPAIR AND SERVICE - Quality work performed in-shop, in office or in-home. Dependable, affordable! Over 17+ Years Experience. Proudly serving Carson Valley and Surrounding Communities. Call Nick at Technologic Computer Repair (775)450-7570 EL HAUSEN 8’ SOLID OAK POOL TABLE NOT assembled but it is complete, comes with cue sticks, balls, cue stand $500 OBO (760)889-7249 USA DRYWALL, REMODELS AND REPAIRS, Hanging, Taping, any texture, Additions, No Job too small, Insured and Bonded, NV#59981 (775)247-2539 STIHL 044 PRO CHAINSAW SEVERAL BARS, chains 24”-32”, box, accessories $525 OBO, Roger (775)790-4136 WILL TEAR DOWN AND BUY OLD WOODEN Barns and Barn Wood! Insured and bonded (775)782-9192 “A MOVING EXPERIENCE” - MOVE ASSISTANCE, 25 years experience, Senior Discounts! Ken Jeter, kenjeter65@gmail.com or (775)530-8932 ONE 24’ ALUMINUM HEAVY DUTY LADDER and a 32’ heavy duty ladder $100 for both (775)901-1912

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” A Lesson for Everyone

A son took his old father to a restaurant for an evening dinner. Father being very old and weak, while eating, dropped food on his shirt and trousers. Other diners watched him in disgust while his son was calm. After he finished eating, his son who was not at all embarrassed, quietly took him to the wash room, wiped the food particles, removed the stains, combed his hair and fitted his spectacles firmly. When they came out, the entire restaurant was watching them in dead silence, not able to grasp how someone could embarrass themselves publicly like that. The son settled the bill and started walking out with his father. At that time, an old man amongst the diners called out to the son and asked him, “Don’t you think you have left something behind?”. The son replied, “No sir, I haven’t”. The old man retorted, “Yes, you have! You left a lesson for every son and hope for every father.” ASPEN ROOFING INC. FREE ESTIMATES, ALL types, Re-roofs, New and Repairs, NV#0069418, Insured and Bonded, Chris (775)230-8174 ADULT TRAILER PARK - MOBILE HOME FOR RENT $475 per month plus deposit, No pets allowed, behind Iggy and Squiggy’s Trailerhood Grill and Bar, Holbrook Junction. RV Spaces available too (775)266-3340 or (775)790-1064

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Drivers Wanted

The Douglas County School District is currently accepting applications for: Substitute School Bus Drivers, Starting Salary: $15.42/hour, Varied Hours up to 40 hours a week, Apply online: dcsd.k12.nv.us DISABLED MAN NEEDS LIGHT HELP TRIMMING bushes, must haul away, will pay cash, call after 2pm (775)265-5148 ALPINE TREE SERVICE - TRIMMING, REMOVAL, grinding and lot clearing, no job too small, Licensed, Insured and over 35 years experience (775)721-2880 1840’S BELGIAN MADE PARLOR RIFLE, SINGLE SHOT 22 L falling block $250 Dayton (530)305-3079 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 MONUMENTS UNLIMITED, HEADSTONES, curbing, granite and concrete, all colors available, quality work (775)720-1627


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A must- read for fans of historical fiction!

Katie Wood has been a professional nurse for over forty years who lives with her husband in northern Nevada and is passionate about fabric art, music, writing, and her splendid, red-headed grandson. She has completed her new book “The Breaking and Deliverance of a Kommandant : a gripping and suspenseful novel set probing the myriad existential conflicts between the human face of the invader and the resistant spirit of the subjugated in occupied France during the Second World War. Katie writes, “When the French home of Sophie von Beaulieu is commandeered by the Nazis in 1942 the arrogant kommandant is in control, but is he? Against the backdrop of the grim World War II Sophie’s own pivotal, internal war begins. It is one that she battles with intellect and courage. Her perceptiveness allows her to see into the Kommandant’s heart and gain insight into his conflict with the Nazi ideology. Can she achieve her goal of securing his honesty or will her relentless pursuit cause more peril in her already dangerous situation? Because of one woman’s tenacity, compassion and fortitude in the face of combat fatigue, lives are altered, and the effects are felt beyond a lifetime. How remarkable that the scars of war can be healed by forgiveness!f Published by New York City- based Page Publishing, Katie Wood’s engrossing book is a must- read for fans of historical fiction. Continued......

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Who Was That?

After putting her children to bed, a mother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin. At last she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings. As she left the room, she heard her three-year-old say with a trembling voice, “Who was that?” PAINTING BY ART - STAINING AND PAINTING done at affordable rates, personal service with 18 years experience, call for free estimate, Gardnerville (775)857-0532

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” A plan to combat climate change

Cost of Marriage

The little boy asked his dad one evening, “Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?” “I don’t know, son” he said. “I’m still paying for it.” WE ARE CONSTRUCTION BOOKKEEPING SPECIALISTS – Serving both general and specialty contractors with 30+ years of bookkeeping, payroll and tax experience. If you can’t keep up with your workload give us a call Pro-Balanced Bookkeeping & Tax Service (775)2463363 RUGER NEW MODEL SINGLE SIX, 22/22 Mag Cylinders plus 2 boxes of 22 Mag ammunition, Very good condition, minimal bluing wear, $400, Jon (775)721-4857 WE’LL KEEP YOU IN STITCHES, WE COVER autos, furniture and ATV’s, 47 years experience, Tweeds Upholstery, Gardnerville, tweedsupholstery@yahoo.com or (775)782-5812 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

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If more parents would buy into this all this doom and gloom finger pointing by all the precocious, entitled, brainwashed and truly naive young people would not be necessary and they could really enjoy their youth, age and wisdom will come to them just surviving their lives sooner than they think. Well done to these parents... After our daughter of fifteen years of age was moved to tears by the speech of an environmental activist at the UN the other day, she became angry with our generation “who had been doing nothing for thirty years.” So, we decided to help her prevent what the girl on TV announced of “massive eradication and the disappearance of entire ecosystems.” We are now committed to give our daughter a future again, by doing our part to help cool the planet four degrees.From now on she will go to school on a bicycle, because driving her by car costs fuel, and fuel puts emissions into the atmosphere. Of course, it will be winter soon and then she will want to go by bus, but only as long as it is a diesel bus. Somehow, that does not seem to be conducive to helping the Climate. Of course, she is now asking for an electric bicycle, but we have shown her the devastation caused to the areas of the planet as a result of mining for the extraction of Lithium and other minerals used to make batteries for electric bicycles, so she will be pedaling, or walking. Which will not harm her, or the planet. We used to cycle and walk to school, too. Since the girl on TV demanded “we need to get rid of our dependency on fossil fuels” and our daughter agreed with her, we have disconnected the heat vent in her room. The temperature is now dropping to twelve degrees in the evening, and will drop below freezing in the winter, we have promised to buy her an extra sweater, hat, tights, gloves and a blanket. For the same reason we have decided that from now on she only takes a cold shower. She will wash her clothes by hand, with a wooden washboard, because the washing machine is simply a power consumer and since the dryer uses natural gas, she will hang her clothes on the clothesline to dry. Speaking of clothes, the ones that she currently has are all synthetic, so made from petroleum. Therefore, on Monday, we will bring all her designer clothing to the secondhand shop. We have found an eco store where the only clothing they sell is made from undyed and unbleached linen, wool and jute. It shouldn’t matter that it looks good on her, or that she is going to be laughed at, dressing in colorless, bland clothes and without a wireless bra, but that is the price she has to pay for the benefit of The Climate. Cotton is out of the question, as it comes from distant lands and pesticides are used for it. Very bad for the environment. We just saw on her Instagram that she’s pretty angry with us. This was not our intention.From now on, at 7 pm we will turn off the WiFi and we will only switch it on again the next day after dinner for two hours. In this way we will save on electricity, so she is not bothered by electro-stress and will be totally isolated from the outside world. This way, she can


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concentrate solely on her homework. At eleven o’clock in the evening we will pull the breaker to shut the power off to her room, so she knows that dark is really dark. That will save a lot of CO2. She will no longer be participating in winter sports to ski lodges and resorts, nor will she be going on anymore vacations with us, because our vacation destinations are practically inaccessible by bicycle. Since our daughter fully agrees with the girl on TV that the CO2 emissions and footprints of her great-grandparents are to blame for killing our planet, what all this simply means is that she also has to live like her great-grandparents and they never had a holiday, a car or even a bicycle. We haven’t talked about the carbon footprint of food yet. Zero CO2 footprint means no meat, no fish and no poultry, but also no meat substitutes that are based on soy (after all that grows in farmers fields that use machinery to harvest the beans, trucks to transport to the processing plants, where more energy is used, then trucked to the packaging/canning plants, and trucked once again to the stores) and also no imported food, because that has a negative ecological effect. And absolutely no chocolate from Africa, no coffee from South America, and no tea from Asia. Only homegrown potatoes, vegetables and fruit that have been grown in local cold soil, because greenhouses run on boilers, piped in CO2 and artificial light. Apparently, these things are also bad for The Climate. We will teach her how to

grow her own food. Bread is still possible, but butter, milk, cheese and yogurt, cottage cheese, and cream come from cows and they emit CO2. No more margarine and no oils will be used for the frying pan, because that fat is palm oil from plantations in Borneo where rain forests first grew. No ice cream in the summer. No soft drinks and no energy drinks, as the bubbles are CO2. She wanted to lose some pounds, well, this will help her achieve that goal too. We will also ban all plastic, because it comes from chemical factories. Everything made of steel and aluminum must also be removed. Have you ever seen the amount of energy a blast furnace consumes or an aluminum smelter? Uber bad for the climate! We will replace her 9600 coil, memory foam pillow top mattress, with a jute bag filled with straw, with a horsehair pillow. And finally, she will no longer be using makeup, soap, shampoo, cream, lotion, conditioner, toothpaste, and medication. Her sanitary napkins will be replaced with pads made of linen that she can wash by hand, with her wooden washboard, just like her female ancestors did before climate change made her angry at us for destroying her future. In this way we will help her to do her part to prevent mass extinction, water levels rising and the disappearance of entire ecosystems. If she truly believes she wants to walk the talk of the girl on TV, she will gladly accept and happily embrace her new way of life. (Author unknown)

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Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping Workshop

Is beekeeping on your bucket list? Need help getting started. A one-day workshop for beginning beekeepers will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the Lions Clubhouse, 7 N. West St, Yerington, Nevada. The workshop is focused and designed for individuals with little or no beekeeping experience. Topics will include honey bee biology, hive equipment and supplies, getting bees, first year hive management, as well as an overview of a beekeeper’s year. The cost for the workshop is $60 ($55 prior to January 15) per adult and the student rate is $40. Lunch, snacks and book included with registration. Please visit masonvalleybeekeepers.org to register for the workshop. Like Mason Valley Beekeepers on Facebook to keep up-to-date on the latest information. You may also call (775)463-2757 or email debbie@masonvalleybeekeepers. org for additional information. STURDY, SOLID WOOD PLANK TABLE, NATURAL satin finish, Seats at least 6 people around the table $100 (775)841-7972 JACKRABBIT PLUMBING IS NOW HIRING FOR Service Technicians. Great pay. Minimum 5 years of experience required. Office located in Gardnerville, Call (775)782-4274 for an application

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” The Story of Kingsbury Grade - Part 2

One too many

This guy goes into a bar and orders a beer. As he sits drinking, he notices a peanut jump out of the dish before him. The peanut proceeds to talk, “hey there buddy,” it hollers, “you’re looking mighty fine tonight!” The guy can’t believe what he is seeing. ‘This sure is some strong beer!’ He thinks to himself before getting up to go to the toilet. On his way back to the bar, the guy walks past a cigarette machine which appears to speak, “hey you idiot, go fly a kite!” it yells. The guy can’t believe it and decides to ask the bartender what’s going on. “Hey bartender, I swear to you that one of those peanuts over there just started a conversation with me and on the way back from the men’s room, your cigarette machine just yelled at me.’’ “Let me explain,” replies the bartender “the peanuts are complimentary and the cigarette machine is out of order.” SPECIALIZING IN GARAGES, ADDITIONS, REMODELS, decks, patio covers, free estimates, NV#0080432, Redline Construction Inc. (775)781-3955 3300PSI PRESSURE WASHER $300 OBO; 4 drawer dresser $45; Whites GMT metal detector, new paid $850, sell for $650 OBO; television stand $25; premium Acacia wood flooring, 10 boxes $17.96SF each box $300, Gardnerville (760)784-1072

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By Karen Dustman Even before the Kingsbury & McDonald toll road was completed, the quasi-passable track attracted attention. A telegraph line for the Humboldt & Salt Lake Telegraph Co. was strung along this route in late 1858, connecting Genoa with Placerville. And beginning in April or May, 1860, Pony Express riders began following the Kingsbury Grade trail -that is, before completion of telegraph lines a few months later rendered their jobs obsolete. When Kingsbury & McDonald’s new wagon road was officially completed in August, 1860, it was seven miles long and reportedly chopped the distance from Genoa to Placerville by some 15 miles and saved travelers a precious day’s travel. Writer Richard Allen marveled at the workmanship of the new road, describing it as a “most excellent road” winding over “seemingly impassable heights.” A reporter for the Sacramento Daily Union effused in June, 1860: “The roadbuilding by McDonald & Kingsbury through Daggett’s Pass is pronounced by those we have seen who have passed over it, the best on the Pacific coast.” The roadway of the new Kingsbury route averaged a luxurious sixteen feet in width — a vast improvement over portions of the Placerville road in El Dorado County, where sharp turns planked to a width of just eight feet made it difficult for six-mule teams to “keep the wheels on the timber.” Kingsbury and McDonald received a Territorial franchise for their toll road in 1861. The initial toll for a wagon drawn by four horses making a round-trip from Shingle Springs to Van Sickle Station at the foot of old Kingsbury was $17.50. That hefty sum would eat up more than four days’ wages for a humble miner. Even so, writer Richard Allen dubbed the new toll rate “reasonable.” The Kingsbury route soon drew away many of the westward-bound travelers who had previously crossed through Hope Valley and over Luther Pass. In addition, with Virginia City at its height, pack train operators bringing supplies eastward for the Comstock mines found the route profitable in the early 1860s. Some of those early packers settled in and became Nevada notables. Bob Fulstone, for example, a wellknown dairy rancher near Carson City, recalled “packing mules” over Daggett Pass as a teenager. And A. Schwarz, cheerful proprietor of the popular Genoa Brewery, once ran a pack train from Sacramento to Virginia City in his younger days, also probably following the Kingsbury route over Daggett Pass. At the very foot of the new Kingbsbury trail, Henry Van Sickle already had a station that he’d erected in 1857. This offered several amenities for emigrants and teamsters: a bar, a hotel, a blacksmith/wheelwright shop, and a store. Van Sickle quickly embraced the new Kingsbury route -- and, well, it was very good for his business! He not only helped finance the new road but also served as its first toll-master. Although we don’t know much about the original toll house, we do know it had a brick chimney, which eventually fell down during an earthquake in June, 1887. The new Kingsbury toll road didn’t keep its competitive


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advantage for long, however. In November, 1863, the Lake Bigler Road was completed and began siphoning off traffic. This new road ran from Friday’s Station (then “Small & Burke’s”) on the south shore of the lake through Spooner’s Station and down Kings Canyon to Carson City. It not only crossed the Sierra some 200 feet lower than the KingsburyMcDonald route but, more importantly, offered what was touted as a slightly shorter trek to the Placerville road. Financial woes eventually forced Van Sickle, who had helped finance the road, to foreclose on his mortgage and he wound up becoming its owner. For a time, it continued to operate as the Van Sickle Toll Road. But in 1889, Van Sickle sold the roadway to Douglas County for just $1,000. It now became a free road; the local newspaper happily advised readers that “no toll will be collected in the future.” The lack of tolls made a big difference for commerce over the Grade. In February, 1890, for example, ranchers in Carson Valley were able to supply beef to Folsom’s logging camp at Lake Tahoe, “hauled over the Kingsbury grade on hand-sleds.” And in 1894, a Sacramento hauler estimated the cost of delivery at just one cent per pound, compared with the previous $1.25 per pound when tolls were in place. Given the road’s unpaved surface, maintenance needs were constant. In summer, horsedrawn carts would sprinkle water along the roadway to settle the dust. In winter, sleds were used to pack the snow down as a roadway. Back then, just as now, horrific accidents on the steep

grade were common. In June, 1890, a man named Green lost his brake while descending Kingsbury grade with a 6-horse team. Although the incident made the news, the Genoa Weekly Courier just calmly reported: “The wagon ran off the grade, causing quite a smash-up.” Karen writes frequently about Sierra History. Check out her books, blog, and more stories at Clairitage.com and KarenDustman.com. 3 DRAWER BUFFET MADE OF SOLID RUSTIC WOOD, Bottom is 55”x18”x24”, removable bakers rack 52.5”x14”x42” $200 (775)841-7972 HOUSECLEANING, DEEP CLEANING, MOVE OUTS, Free estimates, 5 years experience, Licensed and Insured, Serving Carson, Douglas County and Dayton, Call Sonia (775)409-7212

Accepting Applications

Douglas County School District is currently accepting applications for Nutrition Manager, Zephyr Cove Elementary School, Starting Salary: $15.04/hr., 5.75 hours per day / Full benefits; insurance, sick leave and retirement. For more information, please contact Jordy Foster, School Nutrition Coordinator, Phone: (775)782-7613 or apply online at dcsd.k12.nv.us.

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

There are two days in every week about which we should not worry. Two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is yesterday with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday. We cannot undo a single act we performed. We cannot erase a single word we said. Yesterday is gone. The other day we should not worry about is tomorrow. With its possible adversities, its burdens, its large promise and poor performance. Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control. Tomorrow’s Sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds, but it will rise. Until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow, for it is yet unborn. This just leaves only one day…Today. Any person can fight the battles of just one day. It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternity’s yesterday and tomorrow that we break down. It is not the experience of today that drives people mad. It is the remorse or bitterness for something which happened yesterday and the dread of what tomorrow may bring. Let us therefore live but one day at a time. 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 AUTISM, ATTENTION THERAPY, ANXIETY, social and focus issues, for children and adults, certified in Safe and Sound Protocol, Call Meredyth (805)674-2867 TIRED OF BEING DULL? I SHARPEN CHEFS knives, scissors of all types, clipper blades, TJ’S Sharpening (775)841-1079

Pain

A six year old comes crying to his Mother because his little sister pulled his hair. “Don’t be angry,” the Mother says, “Your little sister doesn’t realize that pulling hair hurts.” A short while later, there’s more crying, and the Mother goes to investigate. This time the sister is bawling and her brother says... “Now she knows.” 1999 34’ FLEETWOOD PACE ARROW VISION, 41,060 miles on Titan V10, dual heaters and ACs, 2 slide outs, Onan Marquis 5500 generator, 7 storage bins, 15’ Awning, $12,000 OBO (775)600-3856 COMMERCIAL/HISTORICAL, RECREATIONAL, fully furnished duplex on Markleeville Creek. For sale by owners, view on airbnb.com “Miners’ Mountain Inn.” Recently reduced - best offer, one of a kind - great opportunity - prime location X “3” infocourthouseproducts@ charter.net or (775)265-1480

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Curious Pizza

A pizza was waiting in the stomach to be digested, then suddenly a whiskey came along. Pizza thought, “Okay, I’ll let him pass, there’s no hurry.” Two minutes later another whiskey comes by and pizza let him pass too, but two minutes later when the next one got there, pizza stopped him, “What’s going on out there?” it asked. “Why, there’s a party going on!! It’s great! They’re having the most fun!!”, the whiskey replied. Pizza said, “Great, I’ll go check it out!” 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 RESIDENTIAL CLEANING, LICENSED, BONDED and insured with references, Free estimates, great cleaning, fair prices, Samantha (775)220-4252 NEW VALVE COVER FOR A KT450 CUMMINS Serial# 3010247 $100 (775)265-2578


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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Re-luster / Refurbish Kitchen Cabinetry 3 Day Service

Don’t paint-out or replace your existing cabinetry until you look at our services. The Great Basin has the highest UV and driest climate in the USA, damaging your cabinets’ finish. We have a whole new method and new concept, with years of experience, developed right here, for our climate! Our less intrusive process is many times less costly than painting or replacing! You don’t even empty your cabinets! Just 3 days, in & out for basic refurbishing. Add a day or two for color options like tinting/glazing. We have exclusive and proprietary professional products to enhance, renew and refurbish over your original finish. We normally work 9am to 4pm; and clean up each afternoon, returning your kitchen to you until the next morning. Our deep cleaning professional and refurbishing products are hand rubbed, dustless, UV protected and EPA Nevada & California compliant. For photos, on-site inspections, sampling, client testimonials, referrals, Call Dana: 775-781-7462 or Kathy: 775-782-7821. @ CABINETS ETC. email: danakathy-pc@hotmail.com Nevada License #18331, California License #310071, Insured. INCOME TAX, GEORGE HALLIFAX, CPA, EA, TAX preparation, Federal and all States, prior years, audit representation, 30 years experience, reasonable rates (775)392-0418

I’m Not Your Son

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Learning to Swim?

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My Darling Son Letter!

Dearest Darling Son and That Person You Married, Merry Christmas to you, and please don’t worry about poor old me. I’m just fine considering I can’t breathe, or eat. The important thing is that you have a nice holiday, thousands of miles away from your lonely ailing mother. I’ve sent along my last ten dollars in this card, which I hope you’ll spend on my Grandchildren. Lord knows their mother never buys them anything nice. They look so thin in their pictures, poor babies. But then, I guess you two do save a lot of money shopping for their clothes at the Salvation Army surplus stores and all. Thank you so much for the Christmas flowers, dear boy. I put them in the freezer so they’ll stay fresh for my grave. Which reminds me -- we buried Grandma last week. I know she died years ago, but I got to yearning for a good funeral, so Aunt Viola and I dug her up and had the services all over again. I would have invited you, but I know that woman you live with would never let you come. Why, I bet she’s never even watched that videotape of my hemorrhoid surgery, has she? Well son, it’s time for me to crawl off to bed now. I broke my cane beating off another gang of muggers last week, but don’t you worry none about your poor old mother. I’m also getting used to the cold since they turned my heat off last week, and I’m actually kind-of grateful since the frost on my bed numbs my constant agonizing pain. Now don’t you even think about sending any more money, because I know you need it for those expensive family vacations you take every year; as well as all those designer clothes that gold-digger demands you to buy her. Give my love to my darling Grand-babies and my regards to that woman what’sher-name. The one who stole you screaming and kicking from a loving home, by seducing you and dragging you up to that God forsaken lawless Sodom she calls a state. Happy New Year. (Author unknown) RENT ME FOR WINTER CLEANING, PUT A roll-off dumpster at your home, you load, we remove (775)2972320 REMINGTON 700 CLASSIC 1989 300 WEATHERBY magnum, excellent condition, with scope $1,100, Gardnerville (530)409-2398

The Best Memory

Three guys are debating who has the best memory. First guy says, “I can remember the first day of my first grade class.” Second guy says, “I can remember my first day at Nursery School!” Not to be outdone, the third guy says, “Heck, that’s nothing... I can remember going to the senior prom with my father and coming home with my mother!” MOUNTAIN DESERT BUILDERS: SPECIALIZING in remodels, one room to the entire home, including decks, windows, doors, siding and trim, Lic.#83159, Call Eamonn (775)781-4753

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Flying Pig Flea Market

Jones Syndrome

Our next dates will be Saturdays, January 18th and February 22nd 8am-3pm and Sundays, January 19th and February 23rd, 9am-3pm, Fuji Park Building, Carson City. Be a vendor. Come to browse, for information call (775)882-4717 or (775)315-0008

Patient: “Doc, I can’t stop singing, The Green, Green Grass of Home.” Doc: “That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome.” Patient: “Is it common?” Doc: “It’s Not Unusual.”

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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 phone number and clear message on home phone, I call everyone back, Joanne (775)465-9422 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

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Potty Training

A little three year old boy is sitting on the toilet. His mother thinks he’s been in the bathroom too long, so she goes in to see what’s up. The little boy is sitting on the toilet looking at pictures in a book. About every 15 seconds, he puts the book down, grips onto the toilet seat with his left hand and hits himself on the top of his head with his right hand. His mother is amused but can’t figure out why he’s doing it. She asks, “Why are you hitting yourself on the head?” The boy answered, “It works for ketchup.” QUALITY FURNISHINGS! COUNTRY FRENCH dining room with four cane chairs, round table, display hutch; pair Broyhill “Downtown Abbey” club chairs; English tiger oak beehive secretary; double four poster maple bed and more, paulams1313@gmail.com or (775)376-2836 HANDY HAMILTONS HANDYMAN SERVICES, Experienced Handyman, Quality work at a fair price, Free estimates, Call Mark Hamilton (775)720-9595 D R LANDSCAPING, DEFENSIBLE SPACE, TREE work and yard cleanups, sprinkler repairs and weed abatement, house and garage clean ups, Dave (775)6710808

The Pill

Douglas County Republican Women

There will be NO meeting in January. The next meeting will be on February 5th at a new location - Valley Christian Fellowship 1681 Lucerne, Minden (Old Lira’s Market). Doors open at 11:00 a.m. Raffle tickets are available for purchase as well as a 50/50 drawing. Gift items are also available for purchase at the boutique. The scheduled guest speaker is Melissa Clement, President of NV Right to Life. A light lunch will be provided for $15.00. RSVP to Maxine - 775392-3761. CASH FOR COWBOY HATS (775)762-2220 PAINTER, SEMI-RETIRED WITH 40 YEARS experience in Nevada, Save Money, Get Seasonal Discount Now, inside or out, Fences (775)901-1912 HARLEY DAVIDSON! 25 JACKETS AND LEATHER JACKETS, some never worn, Extra large and XX, large helmet and 2 small helmets, rain outfit, bike speakers and more, John (775)230-1175 MINOR TO MAJOR AUTOMOTIVE REPAIRS, Tires and More! ASE Certified Master Mechanic, 40 years same location! Senior Discounts, Bobs Shell Service, Carson City (775)883-7919

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Mrs. Ogden went to her doctor and said “Please give me a prescription for the Pill.” “I don’t think you need the Pill at your age.” “It relaxes me.” “But you know the ‘purpose’ of the Pill. It’s not for relaxing,” exclaimed the physician. “I know,” said Mrs. Ogden, “but my daughter dates, and every morning I drop one in her orange juice. Believe me, I feel more relaxed.” PET CARE SERVICE! JODY WADDING, OWNER since 1991, references available, boarding offered or visit your home; horses, dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, fish… JWPetCare@aol.com (775)782-1212 or (775)781-1065 SCANDINAVIAN BEDROOM SUITE: WHITE oak with brushed chrome hardware, queen platform slatted bed with attached night table, large mirror, six and three drawer chests, paulams1313@gmail.com or (775)3762836

Happy January Birthdays!

“A wish for you on your birthday, whatever you ask may you receive, whatever you seek may you find, whatever you wish may it be fulfilled on your birthday and always. Happy birthday to you!!” 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


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Graduation Photos

It was graduation day and Mom was trying to take a picture of her son in a cap and gown, posed with his father. “Let’s try to make this look natural,” she said. “Junior, put your arm around your dad’s shoulder.” The father answered, “If you want it to look natural, why not have him put his hand on my wallet?” LUGGAGE: 2 ROLL AROUND CARRY ON BAGS; Gray men’s 18x12x10 & ladies 16x12x9. Both have zippered pockets excellent shape $50 (775)762-2220

New Music Store

The Lizard Lounge Music and Shoppe. Repairs, Consignment, Lessons, Official Whites Metal Detectors Dealer, Metal Detecting Lessons and Field Trips, Follow us on Facebook, 1302 Langley Drive Suite #1, Gardnerville Ranchos (775)392-4321 FINE CHINA PORCELAIN CRYSTAL LOVERS OPPORTUNITY Offering Transferware; Royal Derby; Sevres; Borsato Figurines; French Crystal; Belleck; Depression Glass; Florentine Wedgwood & more. 1960s Schonbek chandelier Lead Crystals 47 pieces, paulams1313@gmail.com or (775)376-2836 BATH TUBS REPAIRED, RESURFACED, AND recolored, Acrylic, Fiberglass and Porcelain, Call The Tub Doctor (775)233- 5297

GENEALOGY - THOROUGH RESEARCH OF FAMILY histories. A unique gift for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, holidays or yourself! www.PersonalPedigree. com or Lisa (775)450-3175

THOMAS J. BARTELS, HOROLOGIST, CLOCKS old and new repaired and restored. Authorized agent for Howard Miller, Ridgeway, and Sleigh, all work guaranteed! tomjbartels@gmail.com or (775)265-5541 or (775)901-1848

WANTED: LICENSE PLATES AND FRAMES; OLD MOTORCYCLE Helmets 1940-1980; Musical Instruments, John (775)315-4930

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” How true it is . . .

Another year has passed and we’re all a little older. Last summer felt hotter and winter seems much colder. I rack my brain for happy thoughts, to put down on my pad, but lots of things that come to mind just make me kind of sad. There was a time not long ago when life was quite a blast. Now I fully understand about “Living in the Past”. We used to go to friends’ homes, football games and lunches. Now we go to therapy, to hospitals, and after-funeral brunches. We used to have hangovers, from parties that were gay. Now we suffer body aches and sleep the night away. We used to go out dining and couldn’t get our fill. Now we ask for doggie bags, come home and take a pill. We used to often travel to places near and far. Now we get backaches from riding in the car. We used to go out shopping for new clothing at the mall But, now we never bother... all the sizes are too small. That, my friend is how life is, and now my tale is told. So, enjoy each day and live it up... before you are too old!! (Author Unknown) ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A GREAT ESCAPE close to home? Eagle Lake, Lassen County Vacation Rentals, Trophy Trout, all water sports, furnished cabins from $60 per night or $360 per week, visit our website at eaglelakeheritage.com or (800)459-5179

Berean Bible Church, Christ Alone!

Pastor Luke Wartgow - Sunday Worship Service 9:30am; Children’s Sunday School provided. Women’s Bible Study – Friday’s 8am; Men’s Bible Study – Fridays 8am; CoEd Bible Study – Tuesdays 5pm. 1516 Hwy. 395, Gardnerville (in the HAAS Center) bereanbible.church or call (775)782-3931 ICONIC, COLORFUL LIFE MAGAZINE ADS. Over two hundred fine to good condition. Electronics; Automobile & Transportation; Cigarette & Liquor; Food; Celebrity & Fashion, paulams1313@gmail.com or (775)3762836

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Insulted

When the husband came home from his job, he found his wife crying. “Your mother insulted me, very much.” she sobbed. “My mother? How could she do that when she’s on a vacation on the other side of the world?” “I know. But this morning, a letter addressed to you arrived. I opened it, because I was curious.” “And?” “At the end of the letter, it was written: P.S. Dear Catherine, when you’ve read this letter, don’t forget to give it to my son.” DESIGNERS OPPORTUNITY!! FASHION / THEATER / MILLINERS Couture Clothing Items; Fine Wool, Silk and Vintage Yardage; Designer Buttons; Swarovski Crystals Beads; Ribbons & Threads; Patterns & Books, paulams1313@gmail.com or (775)376-2836 CAGE FREE DOG DAYCARE AND BOARDING in Gardnerville (next to post office), will provide a fun, safe environment giving your pet the socialization and exercise he/she needs, call now for reservations (775)782-4695

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Free Meat

Many years ago, a young woman entered the village butcher shop with a baby in her arms. She confronted the butcher with the news that the baby was his. “What are you going to do about it,” she asked. The butcher thought about it and offered to provide her with free meat until the boy was 16. She agreed. The butcher marked the years on his calendars. One day, the teenager came into the shop and said, “I’ll be 16 tomorrow.” “I know,” said the butcher, with a smile. “I’ve been counting too. When you take this parcel of meat home, tell your mother that it is the last free meat she’ll get, and watch the expression on her face.” When the boy arrived home, he told his mother. The woman nodded and said, “Son, go back to the butcher and tell him I have also had free bread, free milk, and free groceries for the last 16 years. Then watch the expression on HIS face!” SEMI RETIRED PAINTER, INTERIOR, EXTERIOR and cabinets, no two-story houses, based in Minden area, call John (831)801-0003 NEVADA CCW CLASSES $50, EMAIL tacaimnv@gmail or call (775)360-5214

A Tooth Fairy Story to Encourage Children to Brush and Floss

According to tooth fairy lore, when a child loses a baby tooth, he should place it under his pillow when he goes to bed that night. While he sleeps, the tooth fairy comes to collect it and leaves money or a small gift in exchange. Traditions of how this transaction is handled vary from family to family. Sarah, a mom in New York, shared a charming and unique tooth fairy story. She told her children there are several tooth fairies because it’s way too much work for just one fairy. Boris is a lazy fairy. He sometimes comes for the tooth a day or two late, and he doesn’t put much effort into the payment. He might leave a wrinkled fast food coupon, a single dollar, or a few coins. He sometimes even forgets to take the tooth with him. Lizzie is a very thoughtful fairy. It sometimes takes a few days to cash in the tooth when she’s on duty because she shops for the perfect gift instead of leaving money. It’s worth waiting for her because she leaves items like a new outfit, bracelet, book, or toy. She’s even been known to leave a note indicating that she made arrangements with the child’s parents to allow them to skip a chore for a week in exchange for their tooth. Then there’s Phoebe. She’s a very wealthy fairy and very rarely takes a shift. She doesn’t need the income, but occasionally she gets bored and a lucky child scores. She leaves twenty dollar bills under pillows - for just one tooth! She is only interested in teeth in pristine condition, though. Proper brushing and flossing with raise the likelihood of a visit from Phoebe! Whatever the origins of your family’s tooth fairy story, you can always use it as a motivation tool to instill good dental care habits. Children should brush for two minutes twice a day. They should also floss daily. Remind your child of the tooth fairy’s expectations when they grumble about brushing and flossing. They won’t want to disappoint the tooth fairy - especially if there’s a chance of attracting a rich fairy like Phoebe with well cared for chompers. 1970’s PINBALL MACHINE. WORKS BUT COULD use some TLC, mainly cleaning, asking $350 (775)463-3595

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Grandma Changed

Politician Phoning His Mother

In the dim and distant past, when life’s tempo wasn’t so fast, Grandma used to rock and knit, crochet, tat and babysit. When the kids were in a jam, they could always call on Gram. However, today she’s in the gym exercising to keep slim. She’s checking the web or surfing the net, sending some e-mail or placing a bet. Nothing seems to stop or block her, now that Grandma’s off her rocker.

The politician was sitting at his campaign headquarters when the phone rang. He listened intently, and after a moment his face brightened. When he hung up, he immediately phoned his mother to tell her the good news. “Ma,” he shouted, “the results are in. I won the election!” “Honestly?” replied the ma. The politician’s smiled faded. “Aw heck, ma, why bring that up at a time like this?”

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Life for the average family during the Great Depression

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The Great Depression (1929-1939) was the worst economic downturn in modern history. The preceding decade, known as the “Roaring Twenties,” was a time of relative affluence for many middle- and working-class families. As the economy boomed, new innovations allowed for more leisure time and the creation of a consumer society. But the economic depression that followed those boon years profoundly affected the daily life of American families, in ways large and small. Four years after 1929 stock market crash, during the bleakest point of the Great Depression, about a quarter of the U.S. workforce was unemployed. Those that were lucky enough to have steady employment often saw their wages cut or their hours reduced to part-time. Even upper-middle class professionals, such as doctors and lawyers, saw their incomes drop by as much as 40 percent. Families who had previously enjoyed economic security suddenly faced financial instability or, in some cases, ruin. The average American family lived by the Depression-era motto: “Use it up, wear it out, make do or do without.” Many tried to keep up appearances and carry on with life as close to normal as possible while they adapted to new economic circumstances. Households embraced a new level of frugality in daily life. They kept kitchen gardens, patched worn-out clothes and passed on trips to the movies as they privately struggled to retain ownership of a home or automobile. Women’s magazines and radio shows taught Depressionera homemakers how to stretch their food budget with casseroles and one-pot meals. Favorites included chili, macaroni and cheese, soups, and chipped beef on toast. Potlucks, often organized by churches, became a popular way to share food and a cheap form of social entertainment. Many families strived for self-sufficiency by keeping small kitchen gardens with vegetables and herbs. Some towns and cities allowed for the conversion of vacant lots to community “thrift gardens” where residents could grow food. Between 1931 and 1932, Detroit’s thrift garden program provided food for about 20,000 people. Experienced gardeners could be seen helping former office workers—still dressed in white button-down shirts and slacks—to cultivate their plots. The average American family didn’t have much extra income to spend on leisure activities during the 1930s. Before the Depression, going to the movie theater was a major pastime. Fewer Americans could afford this luxury after the stock market crashed—so more than one-third of the cinemas in America closed between 1929 and 1934. Often, people chose to spend time at home. Neighbors got together to play cards, and board games such as Scrabble and Monopoly—both introduced during the 1930s—became popular. The radio also provided a free form of entertainment. By the early 1930s, many middle-class families owned a home radio. Comedy programs such as Amos ‘n’ Andy, soap op-


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eras, sporting events and swing music distracted listeners from everyday struggles. Mini-golf became a Depression-era craze. More than 30,000 miniature golf links sprang up across the country during the 1930s. Prices ranged from 25 to 50 cents per round. Some families maintained a middle-class income by adding an extra wage earner. Despite widespread unemployment during the Depression years, the number of married women in the workforce actually increased. Some people criticized married women for taking jobs when so many men were out of work, though women often took clerical or service industry positions that weren’t seen as socially acceptable for men at the time. Women found work as secretaries, teachers, telephone operators and nurses. But in many cases, employers paid women workers less than their male counterparts. The stress of financial strain took a psychological toll— especially on men who were suddenly unable to provide for their families. The national suicide rate rose to an all-time high in 1933. Marriages became strained, though many couples could not afford to separate. Divorce rates dropped during the 1930s though abandonments increased. Some men deserted their families out of embarrassment or frustration: This was sometimes called a “poor man’s divorce.” It’s estimated that more than two million men and women became traveling hobos. Many of these were teens who felt

they had become a burden on their families and left home in search of work. Riding the rails—illegally hopping on freight trains—became a common, yet dangerous way to travel. Those traveling the country in search of work often camped in “Hoovervilles,” shantytowns named after Herbert Hoover, president during the early years of the Great Depression. Famous outlaw duo Bonnie and Clyde went on a two-year bankrobbing spree across America, while in New Jersey, famous aviator Charles Lindbergh’s toddler son was abducted, held for ransom and then murdered. High-profile events like these, broadcast through radio announcements and in newspaper headlines, contributed to a sense of lawlessness and crime in the Great Depression, stoking fears that hard times had created a crime wave. But this was more hype than reality. Violent crimes initially spiked during the first few years of the Great Depression, but nationwide, rates of homicides and violent crimes began to fall sharply between 1934 and 1937—a downward trend that continued until the 1960s. (history.com) 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

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Obstacles

The Obstacle in Our Path In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the big stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many others never understand. Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve one’s condition. POWERMATE PORTABLE GENERATOR, POWERED by 3500 running watts, 4375 maximum watts, new, never used $350 OBO (775)364-4769 J’S HANDYMAN SERVICE, INTERIOR, EXTERIOR, Landscape, Experienced, Quality Work, Free Estimates, call or text owner/operator Jeremy Rickerson (775)9013069

I love when my cat meows

He meows a lot to communicate with me. He’d randomly walk into my room, greet me, then lay down right next to my desk and sleep. Now he slept there the past few hours and I got the urge to pet him... when I did he let out a cute soft meow, he didn’t even bother opening his eyes. This small little thing made me feel so much better. It may sound stupid but I felt less alone? Haven’t been doing great lately and I love my cat for being around me today. Thank you, Caesar. You may be a little pain from time to time, but these moments are worth it. WANTED – NEW OR USED: KNIVES – FOLDING, Hunting, Military; Tobacco Pipes, Old Coleman Lanterns, Old Backpacking Stoves, Jeff (775)720-2577 SCARLET O’HARA MADAME ALEXANDER Doll, 21” tall with box $75 (775)392-0044 WOOD STOVE PELLETS, WE SELL Pellets, cleanest burning, highest heat output, out performs all others, ½ cord almond firewood, bensonfeed.com, Benson Feed, Carson City (775)882-3999 ARIENS RIDING LAWNMOWER, 7 YEARS old, 3 bagger, maintained with low hours, looks and runs great $1,250, Stan (775)265-5333

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Collection of Insults

For two cents, I`d give you a piece of my mind -- and all of yours. You are the only person I’ve ever met whose mind is filthy and sterile at the same time! You have no trouble making ends meet. Your foot is always in your mouth! I heard you went to see the doctor and told him that you wanted a little wart removed; so he had you thrown out of his office. I think Mother Nature really hates you because you remind her so much of all her mistakes! You must be the arithmetic man -- you add trouble, subtract pleasure, divide attention, and multiply ignorance. Some people are has-beens. You are a never-was. You started at the bottom -- and it’s been downhill ever since. You are so boring that you can’t even entertain a doubt. I don’t mind that you are talking so long as you don’t mind that I’m not listening. I heard that when you were born, your father threw rocks at the stork. I used to think that you were a big pain in the neck, now I have a much lower opinion of you.


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Toddler Property Laws

1. If I like it, it’s mine. 2. If it’s in my hand, Its mine. 3. If I can take it from you, it’s mine. 4. If I had it a little while ago, It’s mine. 5. If it’s mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way. 6. If I am doing or building something, all the pieces are mine. 7. If it looks like mine, it is mine. 8. If I saw it first, it’s mine. 9. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes mine. 10. If it’s broken, it’s yours. MIKES HORSESHOEING SERVICE, 34 YEARS experience! Serving Carson Valley and surrounding areas! Mike Romine (775)350-0351 COUPLES THERAPY GARDNERVILLE: LONGER sessions, faster results. Book a free 20-minute consultation with Margaret at drdixonpsych.com or call (775)2208817

Swing Shift Custodian Wanted!

The Douglas County School District is currently accepting applications for Swing Shift Custodian, George Whittell High School, Starting Salary: $16.69/hr., 40 hours per week / Full benefits. For more information, please contact Bill Blumenthal, Facilities Supervisor, Phone: (775)392-0745

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BATTLE BORN BLADE SHARPENING: BARBERS, Stylists and Pet Groomer Tool Sharpening, Sales and Service, Knives Sharpened and Repaired (775)238-3343 LAWN MAINTENANCE SERVICE, YARD CLEANING, mowing, sprinkler repairs, thatching, tree trimming, pruning, low prices with high quality, Martin M. Maintenance Services (530)721-5350

Young Baseball Player

At one point during a game, the coach said to one of his young players, “Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?” The little boy nodded in the affirmative. “Do you understand that what matters is whether we win together as a team?” The little boy nodded yes. “So,” the coach continued, “when a strike is called, or you’re out at first, you don’t argue or curse or attack the umpire. Do you understand all that?” Again, the little boy nodded. “Good,” said the coach, “now go over there and explain it to your mother.” 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 CD’S - QUEEN, LED ZEPPLIN and more, $3 each, new condition 775-782-7476


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Our Best Friends

I woke up with drool on my pillow this morning. I wouldn’t have minded except it wasn’t mine. The alarm clock rang, I reached over to turn it off, and then as I laid my face back down on the pillow I felt the wet, slimy drool on my pillow case. I opened my eyes and saw a smiling, panting, furry face gazing down at me. I tried to get up but she was too fast. My face was suddenly covered in kisses with one slurp going straight up my nostril and another right in my ear. I laughed, reached out, picked up the 8 pound love machine and held her away from my dripping face. It was just another morning in a life with dogs. Why do we welcome these guys into our homes and into our hearts? We know going in that we are most likely going to outlive them and have our hearts broke when they age quickly and pass away after ten to fifteen years. We know going in that there will be vet bills, flea baths, and enough shed fur to make a vacuum cleaner cry. We know going in that our ears will ring from the barking, that we will be picking up poop every single day, and that we will never get to finish a full sandwich again. Yet, we also know going in that when we are feeling down or blue there will always be a furry head on our lap needing to be petted. We also know that when we get home after a long day’s work there will be a happy face at the door waiting for us. We also know that our lives will be full of balls to throw, bellies to scratch, antics to laugh at, and a love and loyalty

that will warm our hearts and uplift our souls for all of our days here. For thousands of years now dogs have been our best friends. They remain one of the greatest gifts God has ever given to us. And even if they can’t love us for the rest of our lives, they will always love us for all of theirs. Thank you dear God for dogs. (Author unknown) WELDERS! 150’ OF O/I WELDING LEAD WITH fittings, all or part, (775)849-3872 GET FAST INTERNET! UP TO 40 MBPS, WIRELESS! (not satellite, not DSL). Great in rural areas, www.ruralinternet.us or call Patrick (775)297-4777

Depressed over Mother In Law

“Why Steve, you’re so depressed today, what’s the matter?” “Ah, well, I have had a quarrel with my mother-in-law. She swore to me she wouldn’t talk to me for a month!!” “Then what is so bad about it? You should celebrate the event!!” “No, no, see...that was four weeks ago, and today is the last day!” PERFECTO GARDENING SERVICES, SERVING Carson Valley over 20 Years! Tree and Bush trimming, lawn care, competitive rates and all work guaranteed (775)2657081

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Recipe for a Happy New Year!

Take twelve whole months, clean them thoroughly of all bitterness, hate, and jealousy. Make them just as fresh and clean as possible. Now cut each month in to twenty-eight, thirty, thirty-one different parts, but don’t make up the whole batch at once. Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients. Mix well into each day one part of faith, one part of patience, one part of courage, and one part of work. Add to each day one part of hope, faithfulness, generosity, and kindness. Blend with one part prayer, one part meditation, and one good deed. Season the whole with a dash of good spirits, a sprinkle of fun, a pinch of play, and a cupful of good humor. Pour all of this into a vessel of love. Cook thoroughly over radiant joy, garnish with a smile, and serve with quietness, unselfishness, and cheerfulness. Your final results may vary depending on your attitude. Have a Happy New Year! (Author unknown) HANDYMAN FOR ALL YOUR OUTSIDE NEEDS, yard cleanup, power wash, fence repair, minor jobs, free estimates, NV#11376PC (775)246-9899 VOICE AND PIANO LESSONS, BEGINNER to Advanced students, experienced teacher, performer, music degree. Call The Songlady! Carolyn Lancaster (775)7201918

Get Out of Bed

It was 5:00 am and the father went to his son, Shawn’s bedroom door, knocked and said, “Son, it’s time to get up. Jump in the shower and we’ve got to leave ASAP to catch any fish.” Soon it was 5:30 and dad had the coffee brewing, the boat hooked up and he just finished packing the truck, when he noticed Shawn still wasn’t up. Furious the dad pounded on his son’s bedroom door a second time and yelled, “Jesus rose from the dead and you can’t even get out of bed!” To which the son replies, “Yeah, but it took Jesus three days!!” ACME BOAT & RV STORAGE – RESIDENT MANAGER, fenced, lighted, lowest rates around, Gardnerville (775)265-4766 VERY NICE DESIGNER JEWELRY, ANTIQUES, almost new New Wave cooker, antique clock, holiday yard art, lighted deer; and so much more (775)782-8211 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 phone number and clear message on this home phone. I return all calls. Call Joanne at (775)465-9422

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LIKE NEW WHITE’S SPECTRA V3i METAL detector and never used White’s wireless headset, includes all manuals and carrying case, new, sells for $1,848, sell for $1,200 OBO (775)220-0306 EC SERVICES QUALITY CLEANING, SAVE UP to $125 - Ask us how! Licensed and Insured - Established 2013, Serving Douglas County and Carson City (855)5139253 10” STEEL SHOOTING PLATE, SWINGS, WITH stand $50 (775)220-0492 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. 1984 FORD XLT CLUB WAGON 460, 4 WHEEL drive, loaded, one owner, make offer upon inspection/bid process (775)265-1480 CRAFTSMAN CONSTRUCTION LLC, Specializing in Painting, Remodels, Additions, Tile, Finish Carpentry, Decks, Home Repairs, Window and Door Replacement, Quality Workmanship with over 28 years experience, free estimates, Serving Carson Valley, NV Lic.60315, NVPainting Lic.82727 Find us on Facebook or (775)690-1749


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