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MOBILE COMPUTER REPAIR AND SERVICE - Quality work performed in-shop, in office or inhome. Dependable, affordable! Over 14 Years Experience. Proudly serving Carson Valley and Surrounding Communities. Call Nick at Technologic Computer Repair (775)450-7570 KIMBALL PIANO, GREAT PIANO FOR BEGINNERS, some music books and sheet music included $200 OBO (775)781-3937 JOHN DEERE AND NEW HOLLAND TRACTORS and mowers, visit us at rennerequipment. com or call for prices (775)465-2217 PHOENIX ROTARY PHASE CONVERTER, 40HP, can be seen running $1,000, Gardnerville (510)543-0339 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)7821212 or (775)781-1065

EIGHT STORAGE SHELVES FOR GARAGE $5 to $10 each; snow shoe frame, barn art, $15 set, before 7pm please (775)266-3435 JR’S POWER SPORTS! WE SERVICE, ALL quads, dirt, street bikes, chainsaws, snowmobiles, generators, any gas powered machines, 30 years experience! Dayton, jrpowersports.com or (775)2412530 NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE SATURDAY, JUNE 10th 8am-2pm; Refrigerator, household furniture, boy’s and girl’s baby clothes, toys and much more, Oakridge Drive, Dayton, NV REDUCE YOUR ENERGY COST! ATTIC blown in insulation, Residential and Commercial, licensed and bonded, 27 years experience, for your Free Estimate call BGS NV#58410, NV#58411 (775)782-9192 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

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Child’s Whisper

A child’s love is like a whisper, given in little ways we do not hear but if you listen closely it will be very clear. They often do not say it loud but in how they come to you... Daddy, will you play with me? Mommy, tie my shoe?... the many ways they tell you changes as they grow Dad, I made the team today! Mom, I’ve Got to go! Pop, I need some money. You see there’s...this girl at school... Mama, I met a boy today and wow he is so cool...! Dad, I’ve got something to tell you... I think she is the one. Mom, He asked me to marry him. Would you love him as your son? Dad, I’ve got some news for you...It’s gonna be a boy! Mom, I’m kind of scared of this, yet I’m filled with joy! A child’s love is like a whisper, given in little ways we do not hear but if you listen closely it will be very clear. They often do not say it loud but in how they come to you... Grandpa, will you play with me? Grandma, tie my shoe...

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It is never ending, A blessing from above, listen to the whispers of a child’s love. LIVING ESTATE AND COMMUNITY SALE SATURDAY and Sunday June 3rd and June 4th, 8am-3pm; Antiques, miscellaneous tools and power tools, furniture, fishing equipment, painting materials, mining items/mining drill bits, miscellaneous household, clothing, glassware, metal wash tubs, yard tools, Franciscan Desert Rose dishes for 12 plus many side dishes, No early sales, Sierra East Mobile Home Community, 108952 Highway 395, Coleville, CA WE BUY MOBILE HOMES, PARKS OR WITH land, NV# U2175 (775)815-1214 LARRY’S TRACTOR SERVICE, CLEANUP WORK, rototilling, backhoe, box scraper, dump trailer, rake, hole drilling, affordable rates (775)2672245 or (775)690-4632. NOW HIRING: EXPERIENCED PREP AND TRIM painters, Wages depend on experience, Call Kevin (775)450-3305


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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” WNC Community Education Classes

R.I.P.P.E.D. exercise class Monday/Wednesday’s 5:30pm-6:30pm – Check our website for additional classes, class descriptions, dates, cost, and register on line at www.campusece.net/wnc/ or call (775)4454268. FLEA FAIR, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JUNE 3rd – 4th and June 17th – 18th at Wa-She-Shu Casino and Travel Plaza, Hwy. 395 South, Gardnerville or for information (775)265-9567 JOB HUNTING? CHANGING CAREERS? SEEKING a promotion? Re-entering the job market? Beat the competition with a professional resume created by The Resume Business (775)267-2711 SMALL KITCHEN AND HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES; Proctor Silex 12 cup coffee maker, Rival rice cooker and steamer, Rival crock pot, GE and Black and Decker steam irons, large assortment of hand held implements, 4 place China and Silverware set, all new or excellent condition best offer, email “Mac” nevadamac@gmail.com or (775)5600365

Apple Does it Again!

Apple announced today that it has developed a breast implant that can store and play music. The iTa-Tas will cost from $499 to $699, depending on cup size, speaker size, and storage capacity. This is considered a major social breakthrough, because women are always complaining about men staring at their breasts and not listening to them. RENT ME FOR SPRING CLEANING, PUT A rolloff dumpster at your home, you load, we remove (775)297-2320 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 GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN THE LARGEST firewood yard in Carson City, 11 years in business, retiring, over 100 loyal customers, call Ed (775)297-2320

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Children’s Show Host from the Past

Sheriff John - Friendly, fatherly law enforcement officer (played by John Rovick) who hosted the popular Los Angeles-based kiddie shows Sheriff John’s Lunch Brigade (11:30am to 12:30pm) and his afternoon show Sheriff John’s Cartoon Time beginning in 1952 on KTTV Channel 11. After 18 years, he left the air in 1970. The program opened with Sheriff John entering his office (a jail house like Andy Taylor’s in Mayberry) while lip-sinking to the record lyrics “Laugh and be happy and the world will laugh with you when people see you smiling, they can’t help smiling, too...” Then Sheriff John went to the check list, the bulletin board for pictures about safety, and then to the US flag for the Pledge of Allegiance. During the show, Sheriff John showed cartoons like Crusader Rabbit and Porky the Pig. Occasionally, real farm animals visited the set or an artist named Sketchbook Suzie arrived and drew pictures requested by the kids at home. The highlights of the program were the birthday announcements when Sheriff John dedicated birthday wishes to kids born on that day. He often read a hundred names a day. To celebrate the Big Day he sang the

song: The Birthday Cake Polka Put another candle on my birthday cake, we’re gonna bake a birthday cake. Put another candle on my birthday cake, I’m another year old today. I’m gonna have a party with my birthday cake, come on and take some birthday cake. Put another candle on my birthday cake, I’m another year old today. We’ll have some pie and sandwiches, and chocolate ice cream too. We’ll sing and play the day away and one more thing I’m gonna do. I’ll blow out the candles on my birthday cake and when I do, a wish I’ll make. Put another candle on my birthday cake, I’m another year old today. He passed away at the age of 93 in 2012. COMPLETE LAWNCARE, PAVERS, RETAINING walls and more! 30 years in Carson Valley, Senior Discounts And Free Estimates, Nevada Lawns (775)450-2156 2000 HARLEY DAVIDSON XLC SPORTSTER 1200 Custom, leather, saddlebags, windshield, engine guards, custom handle bars, has under 4,000 miles, is in excellent condition, and garage kept, $3,820, Ray (775)265-6559

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Morning Walk

Two men are approaching each other on a sidewalk. Both are dragging their right foot as they walk. As they meet, one man looks at the other knowingly, points to his foot and says, “Vietnam, 1969.” The other points his thumb behind him and says, “Dog doo, 20 feet back.” PARENT/CHILD EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC classes now in several locations in Douglas County. For location and price call Maureen (602)820-1900 PAINTER, SEMI-RETIRED WITH 40 YEARS experience in Nevada, Save Money, Get Seasonal Discount Now, inside or out, Fences (775)901-1912 PFALTZGRAFF DISHES, ROSE PATTERN; Plates, cups, bowls, pitcher, shakers, coasters, platter, new over $200, sell $135, Yerington (775)9349688

Caregivers Needed

MEGA SALE, FRIDAY, JUNE 23rd – MONDAY, June 26th, 9am-8pm daily, The “Picker” is back selling contents of 3 Lake Tahoe houses; construction tools, beds, furniture, antiques, art, collectibles, Hummel’s, quilts, linens, household items and much more, nice 1979 17’ Hawaiian try hull boat, 350 V8 with nice trailer $600; Rare 1989 Ford Bronco II, two wheel drive, 5 speed, 90,000 miles $1,500; 1989 30’ Class A Fleetwood Southwind, 37,000 miles, runs great $3,000; 2005 250 ATV, 4-stroke, runs good, $600; 2006 Kymco 250 ATV, 4-stroke, runs good, needs some work $300; 1996 9’ Kawasaki and 1994 8.4’ Kawasaki jet skis, good shape with dual trailer with tool box, in great shape, with accessories, ready to go, been in storage, running $5,000 for all; We might have what you are looking for, no early birds please, cash only, call Jack on bigger items (775)790-3571, 1321 Limestone Road, Topaz Ranch Estates FIREARMS WANTED! ESTATE COLLECTIONS or single items: Winchester, Colts, Smith and Wesson, Luger’s and others. Appraisals upon request, Licensed Gary (775)267-2045 or (775)671-0563

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Join our team of Caregivers and make a difference in the lives of seniors. Provide companionship and bring assisted living into their home. Full-time, part-time, days, nights, 12 hour, and 24 hour shifts available. Retired and mature adults encourage to apply. EOE Apply online eden-homecare.com (775)392-2000 PERFECTO GARDENING SERVICES, SERVING Carson Valley over 20 Years! Tree and Bush trimming, lawn care, competitive rates and all work guaranteed (775)265-7081 HARLEY DAVIDSON ENGINE REBUILDING, 30 years experience, quick turn-around! Free pick –up and delivery; parts in one day! californiafritz.com or (530)694-2521 GUNSMITHING SERVICES, CLEANING, REPAIR, Customizing, Federal Nevada License, Thom’s Gun Shop, Wellington (775)266-3136 CASH PAID FOR OLD COSTUME JEWELRY: Rhinestones, Mexican and Indian Tourist Jewelry, Rings, Bracelets, Necklaces, Pins, Men’s Jewelry, Old Plastics, Silver, Copper, Glass Beads, Men’s and Women’s Old Wind Up Watches, Charm Bracelets, Lockets etc. Larger quantities preferred. I drive to you. Joanne, please leave clear message (775)4659422


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Antique Bottles And Collectibles Club 53rd Annual Show and Sale…

June 16th and 17th, Friday 9am-5pm, Early Bird $15, Free Admission on Saturday 9am-3pm, Reno Sparks Convention Center, 4590 South Virginia Street, North Entrance, Call Helene Walker (775)345-0171 MOVING SALE, BEAUTIFUL THINGS; bedroom set, leather couches, much more, everything in good condition, Dayton (775)246-9052

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The Life Cycle of Jack Rabbits

Despite their name, jack rabbits aren’t true rabbits. They are hares, distinguished by long, arched backs and extra-large hind feet. The long ears from which they got their name after being likened to jack donkeys are essential for survival, both for cooling and for hearing predators approach. Compared with humans, they have relatively short lives, but they make up for it by reproducing rapidly. As solitary animals, jack rabbits don’t spend time together before or after mating. During mating periods, however, the males and females chase each other in a playful manner before actually mating. Females usually mate multiple times per year, having between four and six litters every year, depending on climate conditions. In temperate climates, jack rabbits breed yearround, but in colder areas breeding takes place between December and September. The gestation period varies slightly between species but is typically around 40 days. The white-tailed jack rabbit (Lepus townsendii), which is the most common, has a gestation period of 36 to 43 days, with the average being 42 days. The black-tailed jack rabbit (Lepus californicus) has a slightly longer gestation period, lasting 41 to 47 days with an average of 43 days. Litter sizes vary greatly depending on the individual rabbit; litter size for a white-tail jack rabbit ranges from one to 11 and averages five; the black-tail jack rabbit normally has one to eight young per litter, averaging two or three. Unlike true rabbits, who are born bald and helpless, a jack rabbit gives birth to young who are already well-furred and open-eyed. The mother does not build a regular nest but places each baby in a separate hiding place. This way, if a predator finds one of the young, the others are not at risk. She nurses the babies a few times each day for only the first two to three days and

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does not typically provide any care after that time. Young jack rabbits, called leverets, remain in their hiding places, eating nearby vegetation, for the first two to three weeks of their life. Around 21 days old, depending on species, they begin to venture out into the world and behave much as adults, foraging for food in the evenings and hiding in small bushes or clumps of grass during the day. Juvenile jack rabbits grow rapidly during this time. Depending on the species and sex, jack rabbits reach full adult size between about 8 and 12 months. They become sexually mature and capable of breeding about this time. Females will often instinctively wait until the following breeding season to begin mating. Thanks to this instinct, they are normally at least 1 year old before they have their first litter. A jack rabbit can live up to 8 years, but the normal life span in the wild is 5 or 6 years. HOME REPAIR PRO, MR. FIX IT, ANY OUTSIDE/INSIDE repairs, big or small, flat rate $35 per hour (775)691-5119 TWO LOVING CATS FOR ADOPTION, AGE 4 and 6, neutered, contact Nicole at (775)790-2546 HANDCRAFTED MARKERS AND MONUMENTS, Granite and Bronze. Large Selection of colors and designs, special orders welcome! 15 years experience, call Cornerstone Monument for appointment (775)267-1958 LET US UNLOAD ON YOU! TOP SOIL, ROCK, DG, worm castings etc. Tight time line? We’re really fast! 30+ years experience, serving Carson and surrounding communities, Nevada Organics (775)882-9500


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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Prepared Text

When my son graduated from high school, he had to give a speech. He began by reading from his prepared text. “I want to talk about my mother and the wonderful influence she has had on my life,” he told the audience. “She is a shining example of parenthood, and I love her more than words could ever do justice.” At this point he seemed to struggle for words. After a pause, he looked up with a sly grin and said, “Sorry, but it’s really hard to read my mother’s handwriting.” 2015 LG PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER, 14,000 BTU $225 (925)383-4321 WOOD, HARDWOOD MIXED, SEASONED, split, $380 a cord, Almond only $420 a cord, Oak $460 a cord, delivery available, Jon (775)246-7186 DASILVA’S HAULING/HANDYMAN SERVICES Cleanup, tree trimming/removal, rock and dirt removal, weed pulling, tractor service, handyman services, fence repairs and housecleaning, NV#0319423 (775)230-3436 or (775)354-3328

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The True Meaning of Words

I asked a friend of mine by phone what he was doing. He told me he couldn’t talk because he was working on ‘aqua-thermal treatment of ceramics, aluminum, and steel while under a dangerously constrained environment.’ I was impressed. Until the following day when I learned that meant he was ‘washing dishes with hot water under his upset wife’s supervision.’ RESIDENTIAL CLEANING, LICENSED, BONDED and insured with references, Free estimates, great cleaning, fair prices (775)220-4252 MOVING, MUST SELL GOOD QUALITY FURNITURE; French Provincial pecan dining table and 6 chairs, two oriental rugs (775)246-5303 BOOKKEEPING, PAYROLL, INCOME TAX PREPARATION, we do it all! 22+ years experience; Professional, reliable quality work personalized for your small business or personal situation. Pro-Balanced Bookkeeping (775)246-3363

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The Importance of Punctuation

I’m not the easiest guy in the world to get along with. So when our anniversary rolled around, I wanted my wife to know how much I appreciated her tolerating me for the past 20 years. I ordered flowers and told the florist to enclose a card that read, ‘Thanks for putting up with me so long.’ When my wife got the delivery, she called me at work. ‘Just where do you think you’re going?’ she asked. ‘What do you mean?’ I said. She read the card aloud as the florist had written it: ‘Thanks for putting up with me. So long.’ G & J LANDSCAPING MAINTENANCE, TRIM, prune, fertilize, aerate, sprinklers, summer cleanup, Free Estimates, Victor (775)291-1672 CASH PAID FOR YOUR UNUSED DIABETIC TEST strips (775)200-6769 HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC AIR CYLINDERS repair and rebuild, log splitters, tractors, farm equipment, dump trucks and trailers, etc. all makes and models. Machining, welding, fabrication, design, reasonable rates! 18 years experience, Ramco Fabrication, Shawn (775)267-7358

Carson City BMX

The spirit of the Olympic movement will roll into Carson City as Carson City BMX hosts a BMX race in celebration of Olympic Day. Carson City BMX is one of more than 2,000 events taking place nationwide during the month of June. The event is designed to engage youth and promote the ideas of the Olympic movements. Carson City BMX will host is FREE Olympic BMX racing on Sunday, (Father’s Day) June 18th, 2017. Signups are from 9am to 10am, racing to follow. To participate, must wear long sleeve shirt, long pants, sneakers, helmet (recommend a full face-we do have loaners). Bike must not have pegs, kickstand or any protruding reflectors. Parent/guardian must accompany to sign up. For more info, email CCBMX@aol. com or call (775)246-3660 WANTED, FOUR CYCLE 25HP to 40HP OUTBOARD motor (775)781-7827 SMITH VALLEY IRRIGATION – SERVING NEVADA and Sierra Communities for 38 Years with Ag Irrigation Systems and Parts (775)465-2316

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WNC Motorcycle Rider Course

Registration for the 2017 Motorcycle season is open, Basic Rider Course - $160, the NEW Basic Rider Course II - $85 and the Advanced Rider Course - $85. The BRC II is for riders who have been riding or need to update their skills. This New course is the intermediate course of the three motorcycle classes offered at WNC. The BRC II will include an online classroom portion and MUST be completed prior to the in person class. Check class descriptions, dates, and registration on line at www.campusece.net/wnc/ or call (775)4454268.

The Difference Between Grilling and Barbecuing

While the terms are often used interchangeably (particularly in the northern United States), the truth is that grilling and barbecuing are two very different cooking methods. Grilling is the most basic form of cooking - it is, quite simply, the method of cooking a food directly over an open flame or high heat source. Barbecue, on the other hand, is a low and slow method of cooking over indirect heat. Because of the long, slow cooking process, barbecued meat soaks up the smoky flavors and spice rubs, rendering the finished product moist and tender. Barbecue is more suited to bigger, tougher cuts of meat that do well with slow, even cooking - brisket, tri-tip, ribs, and tender pulled pork. Grilling is reserved for foods that can cook more quickly - hamburgers, steaks, chicken, hot dogs, seafood and vegetables. NOW HIRING! MINDEN SUBWAY, 1680 US Hwy. 395, experience helpful but will train (775)783-8050 PUPPY LOVE, PERSONALIZED GROOMING BY Auntie Dollie, 40 years experience, Monday through Saturday by appointment, TRE (775)2663574

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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)2650501 LOCAL HONEY, JAM AND ORGANIC OLIVE Oil Soaps Just Fabulous Repurposed Furniture is your One-Stop-Shop for Shabby Chic Furniture, Antiques and Rusty Gold. Come see what we do! 1432A Industrial Way, Gardnerville, justfabuloustreasures.com or (775)392-3322

Golden Anniversary

An aged farmer and his wife were leaning against the edge of their pig-pen when the old woman wistfully recalled that the next week would mark their Golden Wedding Anniversary. “Let’s have a big party, Homer,” she suggested. “You’ll need to kill a pig.” The farmer scratched his grizzled head. “Gee, Ethel,” he finally answered, “I don’t see why the pig should take the blame for something that happened fifty years ago.”


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Putting Out a Fire

During a conference of churches, a secretary rushed in shouting, “The building is on fire!” The Methodists prayed in a corner. The Baptists wondered where they could find water. The Quakers quietly praised God for the blessings that fire brings. The Lutherans posted a notice on the door announcing the fire was evil. The Roman Catholics passed the plate to cover the cost of the damage. The Jews posted symbols on the door in hopes the fire would pass. The Congregationalists shouted, “Every man for himself!” The Fundamentalists proclaimed, “It’s the vengeance of God!” The Episcopalians formed a procession and protested. The Christian Scientists denied that there was a fire. The Presbyterians appointed a chairperson to form a committee to look into the matter and submit a written report. The secretary grabbed the fire extinguisher and put the fire out. 100 1.5-3VDC MOTORS, AA BATTERY HOLDERS, push button switches $150 OBO; Kuul Aire portable swamp cooler with remote, used 3 times $125; Pompenet fish chair $100 (775)342-9718

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New Venue for Art and Antiques

Carson City Arts & Antiques Faire, a new venue in the heart of downtown is coming soon! Running every Saturday from June 3 – September 30 in the parking lot Carson City Art Gallery at 110 S. Curry St. from 8am to 2pm, directly across from the 3rd & Curry St. Farmers Market. Merchandise will include artwork and antiques from local folk. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please contact Rich McGregor at 775-297-6888, or edisondoc@yahoo.com. Only 14 vendor spaces available per Saturday, so space is limited! MKD CONSTRUCTION, GENERAL ENGINEERING, concrete structures, concrete flat work, grading, roadway improvements, drainage, storm drains, underground utilities (water and sewer), paving, fencing, barrier rail, environmental improvements, excellent reputation and references available, NV#50061 and CA#818376, Mike (775)246-1900 or (775)315-2416 HOME CLEANING, RELIABLE, REASONABLE Rates, References, openings available weekly or bimonthly or just one-time, Kathy (775)884-1546 CLEAR THE CLUTTER! HARRY’S HAULING; pianos, spas, safes or anything else, serving the Carson Valley communities (775)291-6648 CHILD OR GUEST FULL SIZE BED, ANTIQUE frame, 6 month old mattress, looks like a Bodie relic, asking $199, for more information (805)423-8453 PIANO AND ORGAN PRIVATE INSTRUCTIONS, Member of Sierra Organ Club, Call Joanne Booth in Sunridge, Carson City (775)267-2429

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Linguistics

A linguistics professor was lecturing to his class one day. “In English,” he said, “a double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative.” Then a voice from the back of the room piped up: “Yeah, right.” COMPLETE LANDSCAPING, RESIDENTIAL and commercial, weekly maintenance, tree trimming, emergency repairs, sprinklers/drip, pavers, patios, retaining walls, Davenport Landscape and Design, NV Lic.#0074827, davenportlandscape.com or (775)265-1491 or (775)721-8439 ALLERGIES AND DUST A PROBLEM? WHOLE house air duct cleaning special $399, all vents, returns, heater and ac cleaned and sanitized, dryer vent cleaning $99, call Peake Air, NV#260831 (775)392-0994

Wanted! Vendors or Swappers for…

our 22nd Annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show July 29th and 30th at the Carson City Fairgrounds. Spaces available for $25. For more information or vendor forms email, dstractors03@aol.com or call Michael Zets (775)392-1301 or Suzanne Schneider (775)2671646 MASTER HOROLOGIST, CLOCK REPAIR, MUSEUM Quality Furniture, Chair Caning and Antique Everything Restoration, Grandfather Clock House Calls! A-1 Restorations since 1967, Larry (775)782-2422


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1995 25’ SUNDOWNER 3 HORSE SLANT trailer, all aluminum, fully loaded, kitchen, eating area, sleeping area, cabinets, separate rear tack area, generator, $8,000, Yerington (775)463-1713 THE BABY CHICKS ARE HERE AND NOW taking orders for turkeys at Benson Feed; great prices on fertilizer, weed killer and spring horse shots, Carson City (775)882-3999

Looking for Unique, One of a Kind Jewelry?

Come shop in my workshop! Specializing in Copper, Steampunk, and special orders, right here in Gardnerville. Credit cards accepted. By appointment only. Sue Bennett, founder of A Touch of Class Craft Show (775)265-1097 ALPINE TREE SERVICE - TRIMMING, REMOVAL, grinding and lot clearing, no job too small, Licensed, Insured and over 35 years experience (775)721-2880 ACME BOAT & RV STORAGE – RESIDENT MANAGER, fenced, lighted, lowest rates around, Gardnerville (775)265-4766

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This is something that supposedly happened at an assisted living center. The people who lived there have small apartments but they all eat at a central cafeteria. One morning one of the residents didn’t show up for breakfast so my wife went upstairs and knocked on his door to see if everything was OK. She could hear him through the door and he said that he was running late and would be down shortly so she went back to the dining area. An hour later he still hadn’t arrived so she went back up towards his room and she found him on the stairs. He was coming down the stairs but was having a hell of time. He had a death grip on the hand rail and seemed to have trouble getting his legs to work right. She told him she was going to call an ambulance but he told her no, he wasn’t in any pain and just wanted to have his breakfast. So she helped him the rest of the way down the stairs and he had his breakfast. When he tried to return to his room he was completely unable to get up even the first step so they called an ambulance for him. A couple hours later she called the hospital to see how he was doing. The receptionist there said he was fine, he just had both of his legs in one leg of his boxer shorts. I am sending this to my children so that they don’t sell the house before they know the facts. ENVI THERMOSTAT CONTROLLED WALL MOUNTED heater in unopened carton, 475W, 120V, cost $120 will sell for $60 (775)392-4242 GENEALOGY - THOROUGH RESEARCH OF FAMILY histories. A unique gift for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, holidays or yourself! www. PersonalPedigree.com or Lisa (775)450-3175

Tahoe/Douglas Elks Mini Flea Market

Friday, June 23rd 8am to 4pm, and Saturday, June 24th 7am to 2pm, 1227 Kimmerling, Gardnerville Ranchos (775)265-4423 DAYCARE/OVERNIGHT PET SITTER, AVAILABLE, Nail Trimming Available, Bonded, Insured, 20 years experience, Susanne (775)265-7900 or (775)309-3707 REDLINE CONSTRUCTION, INC., SPECIALIZING in garages, additions, remodels, decks, patio covers, free estimates, NV#0080432, (775)781-3955


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What Heroes Gave

Each donned their uniform to be Defenders of our liberty. Their mission sure, their spirits bright, guard freedom’s home, be brave to fight. One final day each faced their call. Each gave their best enduring all. We’ll never know what they went through, but know they loved this country true. Deep down inside we should all feel, what heroes gave, their cost so real. We must stay thankful, grateful of, the gift of freedom through their love. Their loved ones bore the gravest pain, what we can’t know, some now sustain. To God we pray their pain will cease and each will find long-lasting peace. Remember this from year to year, what heroes gave – shan’t disappear. We’ll never let their special day, their time for honor slip away. These brave fought for a nation free. if not for them, where would we be? (Roger J. Robicheau) LOBO ROOFING, SINCE 1993, ROOFING INSPECTION Specialist, Licensed, Bonded and Insured, Senior Citizen Discounts, Mobile Home, Residential and Commercial, Lic#K0011, NVLic#0070178 (775)342-8969

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Summer Fun Ideas for Kids and Parents

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If you need ideas for every day, check out this list of things for kids to do over summer. But don’t let the kids have all the fun. Try out at least a few of these ideas for kids and parents to do together. Pick your own...whatever. Find a farm with blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, flowers, etc., and get picking. Play outside in the rain. Smell the rain on the pavement; splash in puddles; make mud pies. Make your own rain. Douse everyone with the hose or sprinkler. Cook out...frequently. Go beyond the burgers. Try veggies or fish. The kids might like them more if they come off the grill! Make “smores.” Chocolate + marshmallow + graham cracker = summer. Camp out. First-timers, try backyard camping. Camp in. Put the sleeping bags on the floor and have a family slumber party. Stargaze. Invite friends and make a party of it. Rearrange the furniture. Give the kids graph paper and have them draw out a plan first. Take family naps together. Parents can snooze too! Make your own pizza. Invite friends over for a game night. Have a kids’ games table and an adult one too. Get wet. (Go to a water park.) Have a puzzle race. Use 100-piece puzzles and see who finishes first. Play a card game. Maybe crazy eights, spoons or poker. Take your pick. Play a board game. Candyland, chess or Monopoly, depending on age and inclination. Make good use of nearby parks. Go to your local parks website, print the schedule of activities and tape it to the refrigerator. Pack a picnic. And plop down to eat it just about anywhere, at a free concert, in a state park or in your own backyard. Start the back-to-school shopping early. The farther from the start of school the more fun kids think it is. Get the summer homework done. Not exactly fun, but you’ll be happy to get it out of the way. Take an early morning bird walk. Grow vegetables. And then eat them. Grow flowers. And then arrange them. Let the kids cook dinner. In fact, make a tradition of it. Host the kids’ friends for a sleepover. And the maybe your kids will be invited next--giving you a free evening. Go to a nearby museum that you’ve never been to before. Go to a carnival or county fair. Eat cotton candy, fried dough or something really bad once this summer. Decorate your walkways with chalk. Take a hike. Choose a route near your house or take a drive to a more distant park. Plant a butterfly garden. Watch the butterflies flutter by. Make fresh lemonade. Maybe even sell it at a lemonade stand! Take a road trip to a nearby city. Spend the night if you can or just make it a day trip. Show the kids


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science is fun. Try these experiments. Go to a matinee. Find a bargain movie houses and pay less. Watch family movies. Kids can’t get enough of themselves on the big screen. Read a chapter book aloud. Or even go on and read a whole series together. Teach the kids a game you haven’t played since you were a kid. Meet friends at the playground. Not groundbreaking, but always popular nonetheless. Visit a historic house. Kids will be amazed at what the old-timers lived without. Make ice cream. We use this recipe with great success. Use bikes as a mode of transit. Show the kids the way to the store or a friend’s. Take bike rides for fun. Either leave from your own house or drive to biking trails. Go fishing. Paddle a kayak or a canoe. Jump rope. Chant these jump rope rhymes. Press summer flowers. Make a pressed flower picture. String beads. Beading for kids can be as simple or complex as you choose. Blow bubbles. Make your own! Play miniature golf. Can you make the last hole-in-one for a free game? Find a new place to play. Easy idea: Clear out the basement or garage. Complicated idea: Build a tree house. Build a Lego castle. Clear off a table and make it a family project. Master a new skill together. Learn to juggle, play harmonica, do the hula hoop, etc. Teach the grandparents to use Skype. And show off your new

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skill. Build a fort. Try pillows in the living room or cardboard boxes in the yard. Make fairy houses. Use moss, bark and leaves in a dwelling fit for Thumbelina. Write/illustrate a comic book. Make it a group effort or let everyone do their own. Find a free concert near you. Fly a kite. Run in the yard. Kickball, wiffle ball, Frisbee, and tag will keep you moving. Visit a local farmers market. And feast on the fruits and veggies of the season. Have breakfast in bed. Take turns being the server and the served. Play with clay. Then bake your creations to make them permanent. Make play dough creations. Then rip them up and do it again. Make paper airplanes. See whose goes the farthest. Join a summer reading club. Keep a sketch diary. Write in a journal. At the end of the summer share selections with each other about the highlights of the season. Teach the kids to skip stones. Take lessons together. Cooking, yoga, tennis, music, etc. Set up a badminton net. You could use it for volleyball too. Play HORSE. With little ones, set up a mini basketball net next to the real one. Create a treasure hunt for kids. Do it on your own property or around town. Erect a bird feeder. And then watch the show from your window. See a dramatic performance together. Doesn’t matter if it’s a puppet show in the park or a touring Broad-


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way show. Play charades. Turn all that drama into a game. Make music. Either make your own instruments or play traditional ones. Break out the family movies. And the popcorn too! Have a garage sale. Kids can earn spending money by selling their old stuff. Go to a flea market or garage sale. And they can spend that money they just earned. (See if the kids are better negotiators than you.) Climb trees together. Of course, only if the kids are big enough, and you are brave enough. Get a book of riddles. See if you can stump each other, then write your own. Keep your kitchen cool. Make no-bake cookies. (By Laureen Miles Brunelli) 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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Codependents Anonymous

CoDA “Developing Healthy Relationships” Carson City, Sparks and Kings Beach, Visit www.coda. org or call for details, Al at (775)882-0884 or Bob C. (775)720-1040 DO YOU LOVE YOUR DOG, BUT SOME TIMES don’t like your dog? Don’t worry, Nevada Dog Trainer can help, K.C. Carter (775)781-4742 RUSTIC COUNTRY FURNITURE, CUSTOM Rustic furniture made from reclaimed lumber and barn wood, Chris/Yerington (775)782-1130 or (775)552-5424 TIRED OF BEING DULL? I SHARPEN CHEFS knives, scissors of all types, clipper blades, clipper repair, TJ’S Sharpening (775)841-1079 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.

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” You got an ‘F’?

In high school, two boys, two friends (one Spanish and one American), were talking about the grades they received in their classes. American boy: “You got an F in Spanish! How could that happen? Spanish is what you speak at home and stuff.” Spanish boy: “Probably the same way you got an F in English.” 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 ELECTROLYSIS AND LASER FOR HAIR REMOVAL; Complimentary, confidential consultation. 30 years experience. Weekday, evening, Saturday appointments available, Sally Battista (775)782-6190 HOUSE ON ONE ACRE, UPPER JOHNSON LANE, Minden, close to BLM land $265,000 (775)790-4953

Flying Pig Flea Market

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Be a vendor. Come to browse, June 17th 8am-4pm and June 18th, 9am-4pm, Fuji Park Building, Carson City, for information call (775)882-4717 or (775)3150008

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TOP CASH FOR PRE-WWII SILVER INDIAN JEWELRY, postcards, bottles, mining, swords, advertising, books, guns, badges, toys, lamps, railroad, military, documents, Indian and gambling items, any condition, please call Ron (775)782-3893

INCOME TAX, GEORGE HALLIFAX, CPA, EA, TAX preparation, Federal and all States, prior years, audit representation, 30 years experience, reasonable rates (775)392-0418

LICENSED AND BONDED ELECTRICIAN, ADDITIONS, remodels, extra outlets, switches, light fixtures, ceiling fans, trouble shooting and power panel upgrades, etc., 18 years experience, Free Estimates, Senior Discount, Degenspark Electric NV#52647 (775)267-4229

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” A Little History About Flag Day

The first celebration of the U.S. Flag’s birthday was held in 1877 on the 100th anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777. However, it is believed that the first annual recognition of the flag’s birthday dates back to 1885 when school teacher, BJ Cigrand, first organized a group of Wisconsin school children to observe June 14 - the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes as the Flag’s Birthday. Cigrand, now known as the ‘Father of Flag Day,’ continued to publically advocate the observance of June 14 as the flag’s ‘birthday’, or ‘Flag Day’ for years. Just a few years later the efforts of another school teacher, George Balch, led to the formal observance of ‘Flag Day’ on June 14 by the New York State Board of Education. Over the following years as many as 36 state and local governments began adopted the annual observance. For over 30 years Flag Day remained a state and local celebration. In 1916, the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 became a nationally observed event by a proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson. However, it was not designated as National Flag Day until August 3rd, 1949, when an Act of Congress designated June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.

Covered in Dirt

A little boy came in from playing in the yard, covered from head to toe in dirt, and asked his mother, “Who am I?” Thinking this was a new game she said, “I don’t know! Who are you?” “Wow!” cried the boy. “Mrs. Johnson was right! She said I was so dirty, my own mother wouldn’t recognize me!” FREE PANASONIC 32” TV WITH PICTURE in picture, old style, heavy, complete with Panasonic VCR/DVD Recorder, Genoa (775)450-1970 A BAD TILE JOB CAN BE LIKE A BAD HAIRCUT, but it doesn’t grow back, so don’t get hacked! Done right the first time, Sundance Tile and Marble, NV#58795 (775)691-9954 LAWN CARE SERVICE! AERATING, THATCHING, Mowing, Trimming, Pruning, Sprinklers, Repair, General Yard Clean Up, Small Paint Jobs, Free Estimates, Senior Discounts, 10 Years Experience, Ruben (775)430-3585

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Husband and Wife Argument

In the middle of an argument a man said to his wife, Sissi, “I don’t know how you can be so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time!” Sissi responded calmly, “Allow me to explain... the good Lord made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me; and he made me stupid so I would be attracted to you!” JANS TROPICS AND ELEGANT POOCH, 50 YEARS serving Carson! dog and cat grooming, pet supplies and tropical fish, 1000 Corbett St., Carson City (775)882-5659 or (775)882-4928 ROUND DINING TABLE 48” WITH 18” LEAF, solid butcher block top with white legs, well constructed, excellent condition $100, Wellington (208)324-5477 COMPUTER PROBLEMS? ON SITE REPAIR and training, PC and network configuration, virus and spyware removal, serving Dayton and Carson, justin.nelson@goowy.com or call Justin (775)4503735

Annual St. Gall Rummage Sale…

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A Really, Really Good Shave!

After twenty years of shaving himself every morning, a man in a small southern town decided he had been doing that long enough. He told his wife that from then on he’d let the local barber shave him each day. The man went to the barbershop which was owned by the pastor of the local Baptist church. The barber’s wife, whose name was Grace, shaved him and sprayed him with lilac water. “That will be twenty dollars,” she said. The man thought the price was a bit high and wondered how he’d continue to foot such a bill, but he paid for the service and went off to work. The next morning, the man looked in the mirror and saw that his face was as smooth as it had been when he left the barber shop the day before. Not bad, he thought. At least I don’t need to get a shave every day. The next morning, the man’s face was still smooth. Two weeks later, the man was still unable to find any trace of whiskers on his face. He couldn’t understand it, so he returned to the barber shop. “I thought twenty dollars was high for a shave,” he told the barber’s wife, “but you must have done a great job. It’s been two weeks and my whiskers still haven’t started growing back.” The woman’s face showed no surprise. “Well, of course,” she said. “You were shaved by Grace. Once shaved, always shaved.” BATH TUBS REPAIRED, RESURFACED, AND re-colored, Acrylic, Fiberglass and Porcelain, Call The Tub Doctor (530)495-1641 or (775)233- 5297 MIKES HORSESHOEING SERVICE, 30 + YEARS experience! Serving Carson Valley and surrounding areas! Mike Romine (775)350-0351 C.F.I. CERTIFIED CARPET, HARDWOOD, VINYL, no charge for furniture or tear-out. Threeyear labor warranty! Residential and Commercial Competitive pricing, JS Flooring (775)267-4123

Tahoe/Douglas Elks Annual Flea Market

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Part Time Job

Paul got a part time job at the Post Office. The first assignment his supervisor gave him was the job of sorting the mail. Paul separated the letters so fast that his motions were literally a blur. Extremely pleased by this, the supervisor approached Paul at the end of his first day. “I just want you to know,” the supervisor said, “that I’m very pleased with the job you did today. You’re one of the fastest workers we’ve ever had.” “Thank you, Sir” said Paul, beaming, “and tomorrow I’ll try to do even better.” “Better?” the supervisor asked with astonishment. “How can you possibly do any better than you did today?” Paul replied, “Tomorrow I’m going to read the addresses.” BUY DIRECT! DECORATIVE ROCK, SAND, GRAVEL, D.G., Topsoil, Bark and Boulders, yard pick-up or delivery, Cinderlite, Serving all of Northern Nevada, Cinderlite.com or (775)882-4483

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Compulsive Eaters Anonymous

Concerned about your eating or weight? Meetings every Monday and Thursday 5:15pm, Tuesday 10am, 314 N. Division St. Carson City; every Sunday 5:30pm, United Methodist Church, Gardnerville - All are welcome! ceahow.org or Sue at (775)400-0098 GOT DIRTY WINDOWS? ABC WINDOW CLEANERS, mirrors, gutter cleaning, re-screening, pressure washing, 30 years experience, NV#20161064184, CA#310507, Gardnerville resident (530)544-0590 ASPEN ROOFING INC. FREE ESTIMATES, ALL types, Re-roofs, New and Repairs, NV#0069418, Insured and Bonded, Chris (775)230-8174

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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 BLIND AND WINDOW CLEANING SERVICES, residential and commercial, multi-story specialist, mobile blind cleaning, pressure washing, awning cleaning, Call Unlimited for a clear view! (775)8836629 ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS? MAKE THEM GO away! No job too small! New construction, remodels, service and repair, Pigman Electric, NV#73243, CA#610417 (775)721-9491 “A MOVING EXPERIENCE” - MOVE ASSISTANCE, 25 years experience, Senior Discounts! Ken Jeter, kenjeter@sbcglobal.net or (775)530-8932 or (775)884-3906 1984 FORD BRONCO II, NEW ENGINE AND TIRES, 51,916 miles, great body, needs interior work $700, Jolon (775)267-5308 GOT WOOD? SAMMY’S FIREWOOD, HONEST Quality Service, soft and hard wood, delivery available, located in Carson City, (775)315-0834


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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Western Nevada College

Would you like to earn up to $1,000? Do you know how to teach? How about teaching a 30 hour drivers education course? We have the curriculum. For more information contact the WNC Community Education Department at linda.whitehill@wnc.edu or (775)4454268 REFURBISHED MOBILE HOMES LOOKING FOR Good Tenants! 1 and 2 Bedroom for rent, payment starting from $505 plus all utilities, available now in Dayton, Silver Springs and Yerington (775)316-0634 ALL AMERICAN OVERHEAD DOOR, NEW INSTALLATION, repairs and service, commercial/ residential, 10% discount for spring repair, Free Estimates and Senior Discount (775)450-2156 SUTRO LANDSCAPING, ONE CALL DOES IT all; lawn care, aerating and thatching, sprinkler systems, sod installation and planting, clean-ups and much more, Free Estimates, Operated by owner, NV#50048 (775)246-4871 or (775)291-3095

White Hair

One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head. She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, “Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?” Her mother replied, “Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white.” The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, “Momma, how come ALL of grandma’s hairs are white?” LOCKHEED SKUNKWORKS - LOCKHEED Skunkworks; Buying Photos, Mementos, Autographs, Books. Especially Blackbird, Jamie, integrity@prodigy.net or (775)720-2829 ONE HOUR SIGNATURE FACE LIFT FACIAL, 1 hour aroma balance treatment, Monthly special only $60 per service, gift certificates available. Located behind Bank of America, Minden, Massage/ Jennifer (775)291-1286, Facial/Karla (775)315-0673

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” How Streets, Roads, and Avenues are Different

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What if there were a grammar to the types of roads we drive every day? Streets, avenues, and roads aren’t named at random — many use a series of conventions that, once you recognize them, becomes impossible not to see. Though some of these rules have been muddied over time, if you tour your neighborhood you may find these names are a surprisingly effective way to decode our roads. Road (Rd.) - The most general category, this is a way that connects two points. Street (St.) - A public way with buildings on both sides. Often, it runs perpendicular to an avenue. Avenue (Ave.) - A public way often in a city, usually with trees or buildings on the side. Frequently, it runs perpendicular to a street. Boulevard (Blvd.) - A large, wide street with trees on both sides. Often, there’s a median with trees. Lane (Ln.) - A narrow road, often in a rural area. Drive (Dr.) - Often taking its contours from the natural environment (like a mountain or lake), it can be a long, winding road. Way (Way) - A small street off a road. Court (Ct.) Ends in a circle or loop and doesn’t provide a throughway. Plaza (Plz.) - Also called a square, an open public space surrounded by buildings or streets. Terrace (Ter.) - Usually used to describe a street following the top of a slope. Place (Pl.) - A road or street usually has no throughway. Frontage Road (Fr.) - Also known as an access road or service road, it runs parallel to a larger road, providing local access. Highway (Hwy.) - A major public road that usually connects multiple cities. - Interstate (I.) - A large, typically federally funded network of roads that are part of a highway system. It may go between states, but it doesn’t have to. Turnpike (Tpke.) - A part of a highway, it is usually a toll road. Freeway (Fwy.) - Part of a highway system, it is a large road with two or more lanes on each side. Parkway (Pkwy.) - A large, decorated public road (named a parkway for the parkland that often appears on the side of the road). Causeway (Cswy.) - A raised road that passes across low or swampy ground or water. Beltway (Bltwy.) - A highway surrounding a city. Crescent (Cres.) - A winding road that resembles a crescent, which may attach to a road at both ends. Alley (Aly.) A small pathway between buildings, which may or may not be drivable. Esplanade (Esp.) - A long, open path near the ocean, or a road near the ocean. ONE HOUR MASSAGE $30 BY SPRING RANCH Spa, cupping massage available, extra fee for mobile service, Donna/Coleville, CA#63979 (760)616-4091


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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” The Pickle Jar

The pickle jar as far back as I can remember sat on the floor beside the dresser in my parents’ bedroom. When he got ready for bed, Dad would empty his pockets and toss his coins into the jar. As a small boy I was always fascinated at the sounds the coins made as they were dropped into the jar. They ended with a merry jingle when the jar was almost empty. Then the tones gradually muted to a dull thud as the jar was filled. I used to squat on the floor in front of the jar and admire the copper and silver circles that glinted like a pirate’s treasure when the sun poured through the bedroom window. When the jar was filled, Dad would sit at the kitchen table and roll the coins before taking them to the bank. Taking the coins to the bank was always a big production. Stacked neatly in a small cardboard box, the coins were placed between Dad and me on the seat of his old truck. Each and every time, as we drove to the bank, Dad would look at me hopefully. “Those coins are going to keep you out of the textile mill, son. You’re going to do better than me. This old mill town’s not going to hold you back.” Also, each and every time, as he slid the box of rolled coins across the counter at the

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bank toward the cashier, he would grin proudly. “These are for my son’s college fund. He’ll never work at the mill all his life like me.” We would always celebrate each deposit by stopping for an ice cream cone. I always got chocolate. Dad always got vanilla. When the clerk at the ice cream parlor handed Dad his change, he would show me the few coins nestled in his palm. “When we get home, we’ll start filling the jar again.” He always let me drop the first coins into the empty jar. As they rattled around with a brief, happy jingle, we grinned at each other. “You’ll get to college on pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters,” he said. “But you’ll get there. I’ll see to that.” The years passed, and I finished college and took a job in another town. Once, while visiting my parents, I used the phone in their bedroom, and noticed that the pickle jar was gone. It had served its purpose and had been removed. A lump rose in my throat as I stared at the spot beside the dresser where the jar had always stood. My dad was a man of few words, and never lectured me on the values of determination, perseverance, and faith. The pickle jar had taught me all these virtues far more eloquently than the most flowery of words

could have done. When I married, I told my wife Susan about the significant part the lowly pickle jar had played in my life as a boy. In my mind, it defined, more than anything else, how much my dad had loved me. No matter how rough things got at home, Dad continued to doggedly drop his coins into the jar. Even the summer when Dad got laid off from the mill, and Mama had to serve dried beans several times a week, not a single dime was taken from the jar. To the contrary, as Dad looked across the table at me, pouring catsup over my beans to make them more palatable, he became more determined than ever to make a way out for me. “When you finish college, Son,” he told me, his eyes glistening, “You’ll never have to eat beans again...unless you want to.” The first Christmas after our daughter Jessica was born, we spent the holiday with my parents. After dinner, Mom and Dad sat next to each other on the sofa, taking turns cuddling their first grandchild. Jessica began to whimper softly, and Susan took her from Dad’s arms. “She probably needs to be changed,” she said, carrying the baby into my parents’ bedroom to diaper her. When Susan came back into the living room, there was a strange mist in her eyes. She handed Jessica

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Remain Independent – Remain at Home

The “little things” may become increasingly difficult as we age, but this doesn’t mean it’s time to surrender. We provide affordable, non-medical assistance for seniors at home. Light housekeeping, meal prep, bathing/grooming, companionship, family relief, and incidental transportation to appointments. A few hours to 24/7 care. Eden Home Care, eden-health.com (775)392-2000 HIGH QUALITY CARPET CLEANING! SERVING Carson Valley 20 years! Quality customer service at a reasonable price, Kinney Carpet Care (775)884-2244, (775)782-6590 RUPERT’S GEMCUTTING AND JEWELRYUNIQUE gifts, custom designing, repairs, specializing in natural stones and precious gemstone jewelry, Carson City (775)882-5988 HIGH DESERT BARNS, CUSTOM STEEL BUILDINGS, Horse Shelters, Quality Barns built with 25 years of experience, highdesertbarns.com or (775)246-3004

back to Dad before taking my hand and leading me into the room. “Look,” she said softly, her eyes directing me to a spot on the floor beside the dresser. To my amazement, there, as if it had never been removed, stood the old pickle jar, the bottom already covered with coins. I walked over to the pickle jar, dug down into my pocket, and pulled out a fistful of coins. With a gamut of emotions choking me, I dropped the coins into the jar. I looked up and saw that Dad, carrying Jessica, had slipped quietly into the room. Our eyes locked, and I knew he was feeling the same emotions I felt. Neither one of us could speak. SEARS PROFORM 395 ELLIPTICAL $350 OBO 775-246-9668 $200 OFF ANY COMPLETE ROOFING JOB, NEW roof, re-roof, repairs, 10% off for repairs, $100 maximum, must present ad for discount, over 25 years experience, Licensed, Bonded and Insured, Tom Goldston Roofing, “Where Quality is Remembered Long After the Price is Forgotten” NV Lic#58203 (775)790-2461

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WNC Driver Education

WNC offers a 30 Hour New Driver Education classes throughout the spring/summer of 2017. In person class fee is $100. All in person class times are 8:30am4:30pm with a 30-minute lunch break. Also included in our in person classes are guest speakers, when available, - law enforcement, insurance agents, DMV, and a tire representative. Two things to remember all new drivers under the age of 18 MUST take a 30-Hour New Driver Education class to obtain a Nevada Driver’s License and most insurance companies will offer a discount upon successful completion of our nationally recognized Drive Right program. Carson City – June 5-8, 19-22, July 10-13, 24-27, August 7-10 and 14-17, 2017. Douglas – June 12-15, July 17-20, and August 7-10, 2017. Fallon –June 5-8, July 17-20, and August 7-10, 2017. Fernley – June 5-8, July 17-20, and August 21-24, 2017. Can you teach? Would you like to earn up to $1,000 and teach the driver education program? We have the curriculum. Call 775-445-4268 or 775-445-4463 for more details. WNC continues to offer an on-line 30-Hour New Driver Education course. Cost $90 and students have

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up to 60 days to complete the course. Register at www. campusce.net/wnc/ or call (775)445-4463. PAINTING INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR, STAINING, faux and fine finishes, free estimates, Powers Painting, NV#68615, powerspainting.org or (775)781-5531 or (775)315-5179 18 DRAWER WOODEN FLAT FILE, 13” HIGH, 2’9” wide, 1’5” deep $37.50, 775-266-3435 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 tollfree.


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Happy June Birthdays!

May this birthday be filled with lots of happy hours and also your life with many happy birthdays, that are yet to come. Happy birthday! WE KEEP YOUR HOME COMFORTABLE! Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, Residential and Commercial. Serving Douglas County and surrounding communities, 20+ years experience, Mention this ad for 5% discount on service call, Riley Plumbing and Heating, Nevada Licensed (775)265-1765 LANCASTER CONSTRUCTION, WE SPECIALIZE in Re-leveling Mobile Homes, also replacing old metal exterior doors with new residential doors. Give Phil Lancaster a call to schedule an appointment (775)720-4319 or (775)782-8785 CUSTOM CANVAS WORK! REPAIR, RESTITCH, Replace; Boat Covers, Cockpit and Bow Covers, Spa Sun Covers and Patio Shade; Snaps, Grommets, Velcro, Zippers, Reinforcements, Jim/ Minden (775)267-4434 or (775)230-8706

EXPERIENCED HOT TUB REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE, monthly/bi-monthly, new custom covers available! Serving Carson Valley area, Carson Spa Care (775)230-5328 LANDSCAPE DESIGN, INSTALLATION MAINTENANCE Synthetic Grass, Paver, Retaining Walls, Irrigation, Residential, Commercial, HOA, Free Estimates, 21 years experience, Serving Carson Valley and Carson, Total Lawn and Landscape Inc., NV#0045487, tlandl.com or (775)782-3505

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Character Qualities in a Partner

Guests?

A daughter asks her mother, “What are character qualities that I should look for in a marriage partner? You know, for someone that I will be spending eternity with.” The mother replied, “Go ask your father, he did better than I did.”

My wife came home with four cases of beer, three boxes of wine, two bottles of whiskey and two loaves of bread. “Are we expecting guests?” I asked. “No,” she replied. “Then why did you buy so much bread?”

HUNTER’S GUN AMMO AND SPORTING Goods; Wolverine Boots, Gun Consignment and Gunsmithing, Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 10am6pm, 400 N. Main, Suite C, Yerington (775)463-7010

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)5181166 or (775)782-8776

PORSCHE 911 OR 912 WANTED, NEEDED! IF you have one that is taking up space and you would like to move it to a new home, have cash and a trailer (775)291-6827

SINGER SLANT-O-MATIC, 503 SPECIAL sewing machine in cabinet with instruction book asking $120 OBO 775-463-2749

GREG’S SMALL ENGINE SERVICE AND REPAIR! Lawn Mowers, Snow Blowers, Portable Generators, Tillers, Shredders, Pressure Washers; On Site Pick-Up And Delivery, Serving Carson City, Carson Valley, Dayton - gregtenbroeck@yahoo.com or visit us at gregsmallengine.com (775)790-0435 or (530)307-1132

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PART TIME HELP WANTED NOW! WAITRESS/ Bartender, will train, must have good work ethics, applications available at Iggy and Squiggy’s Trailerhood Grill and Bar TWO BEAUTIFUL REGISTERED QUARTER HORSE mares, excellent trail horses $2,500 each or $4,000 for both (775)315-5749


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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” My Daddy’s First Father’s Day

You held my tiny hand when I first arrived. You were there when I first opened my eyes. You’ve calmed my fears, and kissed my ears. You held me close all night when I cried. It let me know all would be right. You’ve taught me new things daily, Like how to love and cherish our family. I love the time we spend together. It lets me know, anything we can weather. You make me giggle when you stick out your tongue. These special moments in my memory can’t be undone. I wave bye bye with a smile, because I know you’ll only be gone for a short while. Someday when I’m a little older, my burdens you will shoulder. You’ll guide me through life, as a child, teenager, and eventually as someone’s wife. And as I grow I hope you’ll always know how much I love you. You’ll always be number one in my heart. WURLITZER MILE 41 COUNTERTOP JUKEBOX with original base, circa 1941, very good condition, no coin mechanism, serious inquiries only (775)782-7294

Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park Summer Festival

June 17: Speaker, Jim Clark, “Trains in the Westerns,” 10am; free for everyone. June 21: Chautauqua, Steve Hale as “Snowshoe Thompson,” 6:30pm; $5 adults, free for members and 16 and younger. June 22: Concert, Mo’z Motley Blues, 6:30pm; $10 adults, $5 members, free for 16 and younger. June 24-25: Storytelling Weekend, featuring Willy Claflin; ticket prices to be announced soon. June 28: Young Chautauquans, 6:30pm; free for everyone. June 29: Concert, The Sextones, 6:30pm; $10 adults, $5 members, free for 16 and younger. Please bring your own seating for all events. For more information, please visit www.dangberghomeranch.org ROASTED GARLIC JAM, SOLD AT SCOLARI’S Market, Carrols Corner, South Yerington, call for more information (775)846-8972 or (775)463-1265 FLOWMASTER EXHAUST SYSTEM, 2015/17 Colorado/Canyon 4 door, Cat Back, Stainless Steel, value $700, sell $250, Minden (714)981-7625

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STOP THE COLD AIR FROM COMING UNDER your house! Change your foundation vents to Raz Air Vents. Easy to open and close, 100% guaranteed, available at your local Meeks Lumber and Hardware Stores and Dave’s Supply in Carson City, call (775)392-4455 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)4595179 SCI GRADING EXCAVATING ROAD WORK, house pads, drainage and erosion control, septic systems and pumping, wet and dry utilities, demolition, water and dump truck service, Erik Viksna NV#076958, CA#954210, (530)306-2647 or (775)629-9000 RENNER’S TRUE VALUE HARDWARE - FOR ALL YOUR hardware, household, automotive and gardening needs and much more now available online at truevalue.com, ship orders to store for free, call Megan or Chris for details (775)465-2217, press 1 for parts, 2289 Hwy. 208, Smith, NV


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