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Sierra Scoop will be taking a mini summer break this year. In doing so, an August 2022 issue will not be published however, normal business for the next issue for September 2022 will resume on or about July 20th. Thank you so much for understanding! I wish everyone a safe and wonderful summer and a Happy Independence Day! Lisa Coffron, Publisher


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7 stunning ways life was different in the 1960s


One day, a little girl was sitting and watching her mother doing the dishes at the kitchen sink. She was noticing that her mother has several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head. After a while she said, “Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?” Her mother, wanting to get some sympathy replied, “Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or make me unhappy, one of my hairs turns white.” The little girl thought about this for a while, and then asked, “So, Momma, how come ALL of grandma’s hairs are white?”

The 1960s has great cachet. The decade earned it with sex, drugs, and rock and roll, and big-time advances in civil rights, women’s rights, and more. But wow, did that decade begin in a dim place. Here are just a few of the ways that life in 1960 was stunningly different – and by that I mean far worse – than it is today. #1 In the ways they were viewed by others, single people were savaged. Now, when I talk about people who are single at heart (who live their best and most authentic lives as single people), or when individual single people say that they like living single, we get responses like “oh, you just haven’t met the right person yet,” or, when they are being a bit more presumptuous, “deep down inside, you don’t really mean that.” But just before 1960, a national survey found that 80 percent of Americans thought that people who wanted to be single were “immoral,” “neurotic,” or “sick.” #2 Maybe those scathing attitudes had something to do with how few single people there were back then. In 1960, only about 32 million Americans, 18 and older, were single (either divorced or widowed or always-single). That was 28 percent of the adult population. By 2013, there were 105 million single Americans, accounting for 44 percent of the adult population. The word dramatic is overused, but a jump from 32 million single people to 105 million of us is truly dramatic. #3 On New Year’s Day in 1960, the birth control method that became so popular that it is known simply as “The Pill,” was not yet available. The FDA did not approve it until May. Still, it took until 1972 and a Supreme Court decision in order to make the pill widely and legally available to single women. #4 This is what life was like for women in their early 30s in 1960: nearly 80 percent of them did not have a college degree and did have a husband and kids. Some specifics: Among women between 30 and 34 years old, in 1960, only 7 percent had a bachelor’s degree (or higher); by 2012, 40 percent did. Among the same women, only 30 percent were employed in 1960; by 2012, 71 percent were employed. In 1960, 93 percent (!) of women in their early 30s were married; by 2012, 66 percent were. In 1960, 89 percent of women in their early 30s were had kids of their own living with them; by 2012, 73 percent did. #5 In 1960, out of every 100 children, 65 lived in a family in which the parents were married, the dad worked, and the mom stayed home. By 2012, only 22 out of every 100 American kids lived such “married male-breadwinner” families. #6 In 1960, only 1 child in every 350 lived with a mother who had never been married! By 2012, 22 out of every 100 kids lived with a single mom, and only half of those moms had ever been married. #7 Compare #3 to #2 and look what you find: In 2012, more children lived in a single-mother household than in a married household in which dad is employed and mom is not. (Psychology.com 2014) STANDARD FLAG GRAVEL, R&J TRUCKING delivers, 25 years experience, call Roger (775)233-7337


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Men in Heaven Who is the head of the household?


At one point during a game, the coach called one of his 8-yearold football players aside and asked, “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 or lose together as a team?” The little boy nodded yes. “So,” the coach continued, “I’m sure you know, when a foul is called, you shouldn’t argue, curse, or attack the referee. Do you understand all that?” Again the little boy nodded. He continued, “And when I take you out of the game so another boy gets a chance to play, it’s not good sportsmanship to call your coach “a worthless idiot” is it?” Again the little boy nodded. “Good,” said the coach. “Now go over there and explain all that to your parents.”

At the end of the age when all the believers were standing in line waiting to get into heaven, God appeared and said, “I want all the men to form two lines. One line will be for the men who were the true heads of their households. The other will be for the men who were dominated by their wives.” God continued, “I want all the women to report to St. Peter.” The women left and the men formed two lines. The line of men who were dominated by their wives was seemingly unending. The line of men who were the true head of their household had one man in it. God said to the first line, “You men ought to be ashamed or yourselves. I appointed you to be the heads of your households and you were disobedient and have not fulfilled your purpose. Of all of you, there is only one man who obeyed me. Learn from him.” Then God turned to the lone man and asked, “How did you come to be in this line?” The man replied, “My wife told me to stand here.” “Sometimes I look up, smile and say, I know that was you, thank you!”


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My wife ran away

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Exposure to Media Violence and Emotional Desensitization

Are we - especially our children, adolescents, and young adults - becoming desensitized to hatred, intolerance, and violence depicted on social media? The question posed is rhetorical since my personal and professional assumptions confidently suggest that most would agree that it does, at least to some extent. This is not necessarily surprising or “new news,” but it is disheartening nonetheless and therefore worthy of a healthy dialogue. I have expressed my own thoughts as to why we are witnessing so many mass school shootings and other acts of irreprehensible violence, which I explained in an earlier 2018 publication, “Mass Shooters: A Unique Criminological Explanation.” However, today’s focus is more about raising awareness in the hopes of generating a national dialogue leading to positive change. Nearly every single day, we, as a global society, are exposed to what seems like a constant barrage of violence, negativity, intolerance, and hatred in one form or another on the major news networks, and especially on social media. Remember when social media was first introduced to the world? Social media began as a way for all of us to reconnect with old friends, and we looked forward to sharing pictures of our families and friends, our travels, and our personal and professional accomplishments. Good times, for sure. That still occurs, but it seems to be occurring with far less frequency. Social media, especially in recent years, can appear as if it’s largely become a central hub for spewing hate, intolerance, and in many cases, depicting “real-life” acts of graphic violence and aggression indicative of a total disregard for human life.

A New York Times article summed it up best. A killer seeks out a nightclub, a church, an airport, a courthouse, a school, a college campus. The number of possible targeted locations is endless. Someone is shot on video, sometimes by the police, and protesters fill the streets. The accused are immediately deemed guilty by the court of social media even though accurate information is scarce at best. A terrorist attack is carried out in France, America, Turkey, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Tunisia, Nigeria, and then claimed and celebrated by another radical, extremist terror group of domestic or foreign origin. Our phones constantly vibrate with breaking news alerts. The cable news captions read “breaking news” in red as the powerful words scroll across the bottom of our TV screens and rapidly infiltrate social media. In response, rumors and misinformation abound. The comments erupt on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites. It is a choreographed pattern that has become commonplace while some of us, but not all, try to discern what is real and what is fake news. How did we get here and why have we become so vocal in openly sharing our political, social, religious, and personal beliefs without regard for its potential impact on the feelings and emotions of others? What happened to that thing we once called empathy? Why do we judge the actions of a few and project those thoughts on the many? Why do we stereotype an entire group of people based on the actions of a few crazed, rogue, or extremist radicals? Lately, largely in response to the above, I find myself constantly reminiscing about my own childhood. Of course, there were acts of violence. Of course, there were child abductions, murders, global conflicts, etc., but they did not seem to consume


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every waking hour of our daily lives. We rode our bikes to visit our friends, we played outside, and we spent hours together in our bedrooms or at a local park listening to music. We took long drives in our cars blasting the music with our windows down, and for the most part, life seemed to be more relaxing, less stressful, and less complicated. Was life truly better back then or am I simply being naïve and gullible? Maybe I am missing something or for some reason; maybe I blocked out negative experiences from my childhood, but as I remember it, we had some good times. Recently, I received an email from my children’s high school principal announcing a mandatory ALICE training. ALICE is an acronym for “Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate,” in reference to mandatory mass school shooting drills, which occur quite frequently. School shootings do occur and preventative measures to combat a potential incident are absolutely necessary because that is the reality of the world we live in. I am not ignorant of that fact. And yes, I do realize that children who were raised in the early age of nuclear weapons had to participate in “duck and cover” drills; however, my position is that today’s children, adolescents, and young adults are being exposed to too much violence and negativity to the point where another school shooting simply becomes another school shooting without evoking the emotions we would expect in a kid raised in the 1970s, 80s, or 90s. Tackling this issue would require a multifaceted approach, but what I am most concerned about is how our emotions to acts of violence have become normalized and far from shocking and surreal. What happened to empathy, tolerance, and respecting our


differences? We need to delve deeper into the potential ramifications of exposure to too much “real-life” hatred, intolerance, and violence. While there have been numerous studies over the decades focusing on violence on TV, in the movies, and in video games and their potential influence on aggression and violence in children, those are not real-life. I am not discounting that such violence could influence or contribute to real-life violence, but I am most concerned about children and adolescents witnessing horrific incidents in real-time with mostly little to no censorship of the horrific and quite graphic fatalities, severe injuries, or the traumatic reactions to those who witnessed the events firsthand. I am not in favor of censorship because I believe that could us lead down a slippery slope to too much governmental oversight, but on the other hand, I feel strongly that our children are witnessing the worst of what humankind is capable of doing. That should concern all of us. (M. Pittaro Ph.D.) 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. sierrascoop@charter.net, (775)782-4520 EXCELLENT CONDITION! OAK CHINA CABINET! Leaded glass top portion, 4 cabinets, 3 drawers bottom portion, top 5’9” long, bottom 6’1” long, paid $1,500, asking $200 OBO, Minden (775)267-9391

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Dalmatian’s duties...

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Douglas County Republican Women...

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Which broker...

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The Old Days

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A man asked his wife...

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Yard N’ Art Sale and Dollars for Scholars Raffle

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A Pet’s Last Will And Testament

Late for class

Before humans die, they write their last Will & Testament, give their home and all they have, to those they leave behind. If with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I’d ask: To a poor and lonely stray I’d give: My happy home. My bowl and cozy bed, soft pillows and all my toys. The lap, which I loved so much. The hand that stroked my fur and the sweet voice which spoke my name. I’d will to the sad, scared shelter cat the place I had in my human’s loving heart, of which there seemed no bounds. So, when I die, please do not say, “I will never have a pet again, for the loss and pain is more than I can stand.” Instead, go find an unloved dog or cat, one whose life has held no joy or hope and give my place to him. This is the only thing I can give... the love I left behind. (Author unknown)

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Most of the people living in Colonial America lived and worked on a farm. Although there would eventually be large plantations where the owners became wealthy growing cash crops, life for the average farmer was very hard work. They had to work hard all year long just to survive. Early Morning - A typical day on the farm started early in the morning as soon as the sun began to rise. Farmers needed to take advantage of every minute of daylight to get their work complete. The family would have a quick breakfast of porridge and beer and then everyone would go to work. Work for Men - The men worked outside on the farm and the fields. What they did depended on the time of year. During the spring they would be tilling and planting the fields. They had to do all the work by hand or with the help of an ox or horse. During the fall they had to gather the harvest. The rest of the time they tended the fields, took care of their livestock, chopped wood, fixed fences, and repaired the house. There was always more work to do. Work for Women - The women worked every bit as hard as the men. They prepared the meals, sewed and mended the clothing, made candles, managed the garden, prepared food for the winter, wove cloth, and raised the children. Did the children work? - Most children were put to work as soon as they were able. In many ways children were seen as laborers for the family. The boys helped the father with his work and the girls helped their mother. This way they also learned the skills they would need when they grew up. Did the kids go to school? - In many areas there wasn’t a

Married men only

Apparently in a small town somewhere in the USA there is a large factory that will only recruit married men. One of the local women, one Brenda Davy, a feisty young lady, was angry about this and demanded to speak to the manager to find out why. Brenda demanded to know, ‘Why is it you limit your employees to married men? Is it because you think women are weak, dumb, cantankerous.......or what?’ ‘Not at all, Ma’am,’ the Factory Manager replied. ‘It is because our employees are used to obeying orders, are accustomed to being shoved around, know how to keep their mouths zipped and don’t pout when I yell at them.’ ROOF! WE DO ROOFS FOR A LIVING, NOT FOR a hobby! High quality, economical price, call Ed (775)297-2320 FOR SALE: SOCLEAN2 CPAP CLEANER, $75; ResMed CPAP AirCurve10 machine and supplies, $175; XL dog crate like new, $60; LG dog crate, $30; Elenker Adjustable bed step w/grab bars extra wide like new, $40; Sunny Fitness Under Desk Elliptical, $30. Genoa (775)782-8789 RENT ME FOR SUMMER CLEANING, PUT A roll-off dumpster at your home, you load or, we remove, ask us about out loading assistance available (775)297-2320 “Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.”


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public school like there is today, so a lot of farm children did not get any formal education. Boys often learned how to read or write from their father or the local minister. Girls were often not taught to read or write at all. In some places the children did go to school. The boys usually attended longer as it was considered more important for them to learn to read and write so they could manage the farm. What did they grow? - Colonial farmers grew a wide variety of crops depending on where they lived. Popular crops included wheat, corn, barley, oats, tobacco, and rice. Interesting Facts about Daily Life on the Farm in Colonial Times. The typical farming family lived in a one or two room house with dirt floors. Horses were an important means of transportation. They were expensive, however, costing up to half a year’s wages. The only day of the week that the colonial farmer did not work was Sunday. On Sunday everyone was required to go to church. Farmers usually had large families of at least six or seven children. Despite working hard all day and wearing the same clothes most of the time, colonial farmers very seldom bathed or washed. WANTED! COMIC BOOKS AND/OR SPORTS CARDS, I can come to you (562)706-4224 THE CHICKS HAVE ARRIVED AT BENSON FEED; we also carry wood stove pellets, cleanest burning, highest heat output, out performs all others, ½ cord almond firewood, bensonfeed.com, Carson City (775)882-3999


Fine Art Classes

East Fork Gallery, 1512 Hwy. 395, Suite 4, Gardnerville. For more details email eastforkartists@gmail.com or call (775)7827629 SAVE THE DATES - July 7 “Carson Valley Barns”: July 24 - Anniversary Reception 11am: September 15 - Readymade Scarecrows: October 1 - Scarecrow Festival, Heritage Park 9am3pm: November 5 - Open House SALE* 12pm-3pm: December 4 - Christmas Reception 11am-3pm.... *SALE: 20% off one $50 item. Wine walks May-October on third Thursday of each month. SUGAR PLUM HOUSEKEEPING, LICENSED, Bonded and insured with references, Free estimates, great cleaning, fair prices, Samantha (775)220-4252 1958 FORD RANCHERO PROJECT CAR, 422 CID motor, was running when parked, call for more details, $6,500 OBO, Paul (775)450-2983

Happy July 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! SCRAP METAL WANTED - FREE REMOVAL, can pay for large amounts (775)297-2320

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Write it down

A couple in their nineties are both having some short term memory loss. While in for a checkup, the physician says that physically they’re okay, but since they’re having trouble remembering things, they might want to start writing things down. Later that evening they’re sitting and reading, when the husband gets up. “Would you like anything from the kitchen?” he asks. “Some vanilla ice cream,” his wife replies. “Okay.” “Shouldn’t you write it down so you don’t forget it?” she asks. “Don’t worry, I won’t forget.” “Well,” she says. “A few raspberries on top would be great. You want to write that down?” “I’ve got it, honey. A bowl of vanilla ice cream with raspberries on top.” “And chocolate sauce, too. Maybe you’ll forget that. Want me to write it down for you?” A little miffed, he replies, “I’ve got it! Ice cream, raspberries and chocolate sauce. I don’t need it written down, for gosh sakes!” He waddles out to the the kitchen. A half hour later, he comes back with a plate of ham and scrambled eggs, and gives it to his wife. She stares at the plate a few seconds, then says, “You forgot my toast.” TRUCKING, DUMP TRUCK, BOBCAT/LOADER, Excavation and Water Truck Services, call Wade Draper - EMS Transport at (775)690-1671

Guardian Angel on the job

A man was walking in the street when he heard a voice: “Stop! Stand still! If you take one more step, a brick will fall down on your head.” The man stopped and a big brick fell right in front of him. The man was astonished. He went on, and after awhile he was going to cross the road. Once again the voice shouted: “Stop! Stand still! If you take one more step a car will run over you. The man did as he was instructed, and a car came careening around the corner, barely missing him. “Where are you?” the man asked. “Who are you?” “I am your guardian angel,” the voice answered. “Oh yeah?” the man asked. “And where the heck were you when I got married?” “ALWAYS ON DUTY” STURDY HANDRAILS, flat or stepped areas, all metal, free standing, custom built to fit your needs, installation available, maintain independence & a healthy well being! (775)790-6445 NEW IN BOXES, 2 EACH MONTANA MODEL #1999, Bolt Action; NRA Rifle of the Year 2016’ Award; 1 – 7mm Mag. Stainless w/Black Ceracote $2,100; 1 – 338 Win. Mag. Blued w/upgrade wood $1,850; 3 – New Boxes 338 Ammo $150; 3 – New Boxes 7mm Ammo $150; 3 – New Boxes 25-06 Ammo; $150; 3 – New Boxes 300 WSM Ammo $150, Dana (775)7817462 “I prefer not to think before speaking. I like being as surprised as everyone else by what comes out of my mouth.”


MOBILE EQUIPMENT REPAIR, AUTOS and small to heavy equipment, 25+ years experience, Silva and Sons jeremysilva1975@gmail.com or (707)761-0928 WANTED: LICENSE PLATES, OLD MOTORCYCLE Helmets, Old Pre-1970’s Levi’s, Musical instruments, Old Watches and Old Lighters, John (775)315-4930 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

Kiss me

A boy was crossing a road one day when a frog called out to him and said, “If you kiss me, I’ll turn into a beautiful princess.” He bent over, picked up the frog and put it in his pocket. The frog spoke up again and said, “If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, I will stay with you for one week.” The boy took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket. The frog then cried out, “If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I’ll stay with you and do ANYTHING you want.” Again the boy took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket. Finally, the frog asked, “What is the matter? I’ve told you I’m a beautiful princess, that I’ll stay with you for a week and do anything you want. Why won’t you kiss me?” The boy said, “Look. I’m a grad student. I don’t have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog is cool.”

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ACT 2 Offers U...

Good buys on gently used furniture, some antiques, nice men and women’s clothing, and various household items. Come visit us at 607 S. Main St. Yerington. Hours are flexible. Pat riley 408804-4010 and/or Toni Harrison 775-781-6487 PAINTER, SEMI-RETIRED WITH 40 YEARS experience in Nevada, Save Money, Get Seasonal Discount Now, inside or out, Fences (775)901-1912 AMMO, PISTOL CALIBERS, NEW. CALL FOR PRICES. AFR (775)720-6076

CASH PAID FOR VINTAGE COSTUME JEWELRY. 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 my phone. I return all calls. Call or text Joanne at (775)430-2352

VFW Breakfast

Topaz VFW Post 3630 is again hosting a monthly breakfast 8:00am-9:30am at the TRE Community Center, 3939 Carter Way on the 4th Saturday of each month. The breakfast is to rally support for the TRE Veterans by bringing together families and friends for a fun event. $5 Adults, $3 Children under 10. The VFW Post 3630 has a regular meeting at 4:00pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. New members are always welcome! SWIMMING POOL SERVICE, WEEKLY or Bi-Monthly, Mountain Pool & Spa Licensed and Insured Tahoepoolboy@ gmail.com or (530)318-1698 G & J LANDSCAPING MAINTENANCE, TRIM, prune, fertilize, aerate, sprinklers, General clean-up, Free Estimates, Victor (775)291-1672

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Mary Katherine Goddard

American printer, publisher, and postmaster

Mary Katherine Goddard, (born June 16, 1738, Groton or New London, Conn. [U.S.]—died Aug. 12, 1816, Baltimore, Md.), early American printer and publisher who was also the first woman postmaster in America. Goddard grew up in New London, Connecticut. In 1762 she and her widowed mother moved to Providence, Rhode Island, where her elder brother William had opened a printing office. Both she and her mother assisted in the business, and from the summer of 1765, when William moved to Philadelphia, they operated it themselves, including the editing and publishing of the Providence Gazette from 1766 and the issuing of the annual West’s Almanack. Late in 1768 they sold the business and joined William in Philadelphia. Mary Goddard assisted in the publishing of the Pennsylvania Chronicle until August 1773, when William moved to Baltimore and she took over sole responsibility for the Philadelphia business. In February 1774 she sold that interest and moved to Baltimore, where she soon took over William’s weekly Maryland Journal and the Baltimore Advertiser. From May 1775 Goddard’s role as editor and publisher was formally acknowledged in the paper’s colophon. She maintained the newspaper and the printing business through the American Revolution. In 1775 she also became postmaster of Baltimore; she was the first woman to hold such a position in America. In January 1777 she issued the first printed copy of the Declaration of Independence to include the signers’ names. Following a quarrel in January 1784, William displaced his sister as publisher of the Maryland Journal; she nonetheless managed to

issue an almanac in her own name late that year. She continued as postmaster until October 1789, when she was replaced by a male appointee who could undertake the travel necessary to supervise the operations of the postal service through the South. Her removal was widely protested in Baltimore. Goddard operated a bookstore until 1809 or 1810. WEEKLY LAWN CARE AND AERATION, 16+ years experience, quality service, serving Carson Valley, Carson Valley Lawn Care, Insured (775)230-2546 SPECIALIZING IN GARAGES, ADDITIONS, REMODELS, decks, patio covers, free estimates, NV#0080432, Redline Construction Inc. (775)781-3955

Bus Drivers & Substitute Bus Drivers Wanted

Douglas County School District is currently accepting applications for: Contracted School Bus Drivers & Substitute School Bus Drivers, Starting Salary: $15.95/hour or based on up to 5 years of bus driving experience. Varied Hours up to 40 hours a week. Contracted positions for permanent routes include; Full benefits; medical, dental, vision & life insurance. Paid sick leave & holidays. NV PERS retirement. Apply online: dcsd.k12.nv.us/ employment to complete an application. JAMES THE TECH GUY, IN-HOME services at a fair price, setup TV’s, computers, internet, security cameras, computer lessons (775)515-2316


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One Day It Just Clicks

One day it just clicks. You realize what’s important and what isn’t. You learn to care less about what other people think of you and more about what you think of yourself. You realize how far you’ve come and you remember when you thought things were such a mess that you would never recover. And you SMILE. You smile because you are truly proud of yourself and the person you’ve fought to become. WEEKLY LAWN CARE AND AERATION, 17+ years experience, quality service, serving Carson Valley, Carson Valley Lawn Care, Insured (775)230-2546 PAINTING BY ART - STAINING AND PAINTING done at affordable rates, personal service with 20 years experience, call for free estimate, Gardnerville (775)392-3997 AKC 7 YEARS OLD NEWFOUNDLAND STUD “DIESEL” from Iowa to breed for papered pups, please call (641)4204415

Live to 80

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God grant me the Senility...

to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference… KENNY AND COLLEEN’S STUMP GRINDING services, K&C stump grinding services, Call (917)362-3181 or (410)739-4052 MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN CARSON VALLEY! Be our guest for coffee and fellowship on Fridays 7am COD Casino. CARSONVALLEYSERTOMA.ORG

Darn flies...

Joe said, “Know what, Charlie? I killed 5 flies yesterday, 3 males and 2 females.” “How could you tell them apart, Joe? asked Charlie. “Joe replied, “It was easy. The 3 males were sitting on a case of beer, and the 2 females were on the phone.” HONEY PINE SOLID WOOD BREAKFAST NOOK dining set. Table 33”x53”, three section benches with cushions and storage, perfect for your corner $350 775-782-4242 “Life is better when you’re laughing.”


I recently picked a new primary care physician. After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing “fairly well” for my age. A little concerned about that comment, I couldn’t resist asking him,” Do you think I’ll live to be 80?” He asked, “Do you smoke tobacco or drink beer or wine?” “Oh no,” I replied. “I’m not doing drugs, either.” Then he asked, “Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?” I said, “No, my other Doctor said that all red meat is very unhealthy.” “Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?” “No, I don’t,” I said. He asked, “Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of romance?” “No,” I said. “I don’t do any of those things.” He looked at me and said, “Then why do you want to live to 80.” SEMI RETIRED PAINTER, INTERIOR, EXTERIOR and cabinets, no two story houses, based in Minden area, call John (831)801-0003 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


A balding man was getting a haircut. The man’s barber said, “Do you know what they say if you’re bald in the front?” Man: “No.” Barber: “They say you’re a thinker.” Man: “Oh?!” Barber: “Do you know what they say if you’re bald in the back?” Man: “No.” Barber: “They say you’re a lover.”The man perked up. Man: “What do they say if you’re bald in the front and the back?”Barber: “That you only think you’re a lover.” MOVING SALE! TWO BEDROOM SETS FOR SALE. Each has two dressers, mirrors, nightstands, headboard, queen size bed frame, almost never used mattress. All like new, used in spare rooms. Bedroom sets $450 each; Janice (775)782-4349

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A guy asks a girl to go to a dance...

She agrees, and he decides to rent a suit. The rental shop has a long line, so he waits and waits, and finally he gets his suit. He decides to buy flowers, so he goes to the flower shop. The flower shop has a long line, so he waits and waits, until he finally buys flowers. He picks up the girl and they go to the dance. There is a long line into the dance, so they wait and wait. Finally, they get into the dance, and the guy offers to get the girl a drink. She asks for punch, so he goes to the drink table, and there is no punch line. BRASS CASINGS, RIFLE & PISTOL, ASSORTED bulk, no picking. $2/lb. AFR (775)720-6076 JUNIPER, TREE & STUMP REMOVAL, Defensible Space, Fire Breaks, Excavating, Sprinkler Repair, Earth, Turf & Timber Landscape Maintenance (775)450-1955 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.

Douglas County Democrats

The Douglas County Democrats Central Committee July meeting will be held on Thursday, July 28, at 6:30PM. For in person attendance, we will be following Covid 19 guidelines. Please bring proof of vaccination. Please check our website at www.douglasdems.org for further information and to register to join the meeting on Zoom. “A MOVING EXPERIENCE” - MOVE ASSISTANCE, 25+ years experience, Senior Discounts! Ken Jeter, kenjeter65@ gmail.com or (775)530-8932

Join us for FISH’s 2nd annual Flea Market!

Set up a table at our Gardnerville office to rehome your treasures or come and browse! Local agencies welcome to set up info tables. $20 donation requested from vendors to hold a spot. Tables/chairs provided. Lunch is provided; raffles will be won! 4th Saturday in June, July and August; 7am to noon. Information (775)265-3474 ACME BOAT & RV STORAGE – RESIDENT MANAGER, fenced, lighted, lowest rates around, Gardnerville (775)2654766 CLAW FOOT DINING ROOM TABLE, FOUR FEET ROUND with two foot leaf, seven chairs, solid Oak construction on all, $400 (775)315-9949 1985 19’ WELLCRAFT 4.3L V-6 MERCURY I/O Tahoe ready, One owner, Clean, 2 axle trailer $5,000 OBO (775)7819891

Traffic Accident

Well, Your Honor, I really didn’t mean to get into a fight with the driver of the car I ran into the other day. I was rear-ended, which caused me to rear-end the car in front of me. The driver, whom you can see is a dwarf, approached aggressively after the accident yelling, “I am NOT happy.” I decided that I would try to lighten things up and answered, “OK, I can see that, but then which one are you?” That’s when the fight started.


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The Marriage

Paula, a mother was anxiously awaiting her daughter Janet’s plane to land. Janet had just come back from abroad trying to find adventure during her gap year. As Janet was exiting the plane, Paula noticed a man directly behind her daughter dressed in feathers with exotic markings all over his body and carrying a shrunken head. Janet introduced this man as her new husband. Paula gasped out loud in disbelief and disappointment and screamed, ‘I said for you to marry a rich Doctor .... a rich Doctor!’ NDM-86 DRAGONOV COMPLETE, PLUS EXTRAS and a full case of 7N1 ammunition, Asking $11,000 or make offer, contact Pete at (775)315-4285 “Common sense is not so common.”


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. Call or text Joanne at (775)430-2352 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 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. 1920’S DODGE GRAHAM TRUCK, hydraulic ramp on dump bed, all original, tires all hold air, best offer (775)4651812

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Freedom Prayer for Independence Day

Lord God Almighty, in whose name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn. May the light of your word run swiftly throughout our country, and your love burn brightly in our land. Grant that we and all the people of this land may have the grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. RCBS ROCKCHUCKER PRESS WITH COMPLETE reloading tools and manuals, used once $300; .375 H&H dies, brass, bullets, primers, powder $200; 80 rounds .38 Special $40, Call/text (775)781-7243 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 PERFECTO GARDENING SERVICES, SERVING Carson Valley over 20 Years! Tree and Bush trimming, lawn care, competitive rates and all work guaranteed (775)265-7081 CARSON VALLEY ATV - JOIN US FOR ADVENTURES of a lifetime! Visit us at www.facebook.com/groups/carsonvalleyatv

God Bless America! PIANO, GUITAR, COMPOSITION LESSONS. ALL LEVELS and ages. Experienced teachers with music degrees. Jim and Janet, Sunridge/Carson City (415)678-0504

Attention Sierra Scoop Customers!

Sierra Scoop will be taking a mini summer break this year. In doing so, an August 2022 issue will not be published however, normal business for the next issue for September 2022 will resume on or about July 20th. Thank you so much for understanding! I wish everyone a safe and wonderful summer and a Happy Independence Day! Lisa Coffron, Publisher 14’ K-CRAFT ALUMINUM FISHING BOAT WITH OARS $175 (775)315-9949 HANDYMAN SERVICES, WOOD DECK repair, replace, resurface and remove, trash removal, Honey-Do’s, etc. Serving Carson Valley (775)315-2235 BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY, ACCLIMATED FRIENDLY softshell turtle needs a home, all equipment included, all free to a good home, more information please call (775)781-0160 NEW HENRY RIFLE .45-70, BRAND NEW, STILL in box (831)345-6725 “Not being able to sleep at night is a real eye opener.”


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