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Things We Keep

I grew up with practical parents. A mother, God love her, who washed aluminum foil after she cooked in it, then reused it. She was the original recycle queen, before they had a name for it... and a father who was happier getting old shoes fixed than buying new ones. Their marriage was good, their dreams focused. Their best friends lived barely a wave away. I can see them now, Dad in trousers, tee shirt and a hat and Mom in a house dress, lawn mower in one hand, and dish-towel in the other. It was the time for fixing things. A curtain rod, the kitchen radio, screen door, the oven door, the hem in a dress. Things we keep. It was a way of life, and sometimes it made me crazy. All that re-fixing, eating, renewing, I wanted just once to be wasteful. Waste meant affluence. Throwing things away meant you knew there’d always be more. But then my father died, and on that clear winter’s night, in the warmth of the hospital room, I was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn’t any more. Sometimes, what we care about most gets all used up and goes away... never to return. So, while we have it... it’s best that we love it... and care for it... and fix it when it’s broken... and heal it when it’s sick. This is true for marriage... and old cars... and children with bad report cards... and dogs with bad hips... and aging


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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Deer Hunting

A group of friends who went deer hunting separated into pairs for the day. That night, one hunter returned alone, staggering under a huge buck. “Where’s Harry?”, asked another hunter. “He fainted a couple miles up the trail,” Harry’s partner answered. “You left him lying there alone and carried the deer back?” “It was a tough decision,” said the hunter. “But I figured no one is going to steal Harry.” HANDYMAN - 30+ YEARS EXPERIENCE, FREE estimates, senior and military discounts, low rates, Jerry/ Gardnerville (760)219-2296 LARRY’S TRACTOR SERVICE, CLEANUP WORK, rototilling, backhoe, box scraper, dump trailer, rake, hole drilling, affordable rates (775)267-2245 or (775)6904632

Annual St. Gall Rummage Sale…

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Bad Day on the Golf Course

An avid golfer was late coming home from his weekly game. As he dragged himself wearily through the door, his worried wife met him. “Honey,” she said, “How was your game? Why are you so late?” “Well,” he replied, “this had to be the worst, hardest game of my life. Joe died out there on the golf course. Just had a heart attack at the second hole and then died.” “Oh, no!” she cried. “How awful for you! He was your best friend! No wonder you are late...” “Yes, the ordeal really wore me out.,” he said, “the whole rest of the game it was hit the ball, drag Joe, hit the ball, drag Joe......” NEVADA CCW CLASSES $50, EMAIL tacaimnv@ gmail or call (775)360-5214 BATH TUBS REPAIRED, RESURFACED, AND recolored, Acrylic, Fiberglass and Porcelain, Call The Tub Doctor (775)233- 5297


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United States Citizenship Test

The actual test contains 100 questions 1. What is the supreme law of the land? 2. What does the Constitution do? 3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words? 4. What is an amendment? 5. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution? 6. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment? 7. How many amendments does the Constitution have? 8. What did the Declaration of Independence do? 9. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence? 10. What is freedom of religion? 11. What is the economic system in the United States? 12. What is the “rule of law”? 13. Name one branch or part of the government. 14. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful? 15. Who is in charge of the executive branch? 16. Who makes federal laws? 17. What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress? 18. How many U.S. Senators are there? 19. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years? 20. Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now? Answers will vary. 21. Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II? 22. Who did the United States fight in World War II? 23. Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in? 24. During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States? 25. Why did the colonists fight the British? 26. Who wrote the Declaration

of Independence? 27. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted? 28. There were 13 original states. Name three. 29. What happened at the Constitutional Convention? 30. When was the Constitution written? 31. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers. 32. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for? 33. What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803? 34. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s. 35. Name the U.S. war between the North and the South. 36. Name one problem that led to the Civil War. 37. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do? 38. What did Susan B. Anthony do? 39. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s. 40. Who was President during World War I? (Find the answers on a following page) WE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR PETS IN YOUR home, all sizes, we can spoil them as you do, call for meet and greet, 10 years experience, Serving Dayton, Carson City, Douglas County, Johnnell and Al (209)986-6381 RUGER SINGLE ACTION SIX WITH 9” BARREL 22 caliber with holster and ammunition (775)265-5961 PAINTER, SEMI-RETIRED WITH 40 YEARS experience in Nevada, Save Money, Get Seasonal Discount Now, inside or out, Fences (775)901-1912


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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” 10 Facts About the History of Shoes

1. Classy shoes? Or just shoes that indicate your “class” in society? -In Ancient Egypt, slaves had no shoes or wore sandals made of palm leaves. The Commoner wore sandals made from papyrus. Those in higher status were allowed to wear pointed sandals. The colors red and yellow were reserved for the highest society only. It would be easy to see which status of society one belonged to by simply looking at the footwear they wore. 2. Ever hear the term “two left feet”? - It wasn’t until 1818, that the right shoe was invented. Until that time, there was no distinction between shoes made for left or right feet. The first pair of right and left footed shoes were made in Philadelphia. Obviously, shoes weren’t made for comfort up to this point. 3. Wooden shoes - The wooden shoe that is often referred to as clogs were called klompens by the Dutch. Due to the fact that Holland is mostly below sea level, there are many marshy areas. The Dutch found that leather shoes would get wet and ruin easily, which is why they designed the wooden clog. Today it is still a popular tradition to wear these shoes, however they are never worn indoors. All the wooden shoes are lined up outside of one’s residence and only stocking feet are allowed in the home. 4. Shoe museum - The only shoe museum in North America is located in Toronto, Ontario. This museum showcases

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shoes spanning over 4,500 years. The Bata Shoe Museum has compiled exhibits by Sonja Bata. 5. Some shoes are just dangerous to wear - During the 16th Century, Aristocratic women began to wear shoes that were extremely high heeled. The heels on some of these shoes were so high that the women needed servants to help them walk. After this, stilt like shoes were invented and became the rave in Venice. Prostitutes wore these shoes and the height of the heels became so ridiculous that a law was enforced limiting the size of heels on women’s shoes. Women would fall to their death off of their shoes. Today, designer’s still like to make outrageous footwear. Alexander McQueen, made a 10-inch heel, known as the Armadillo heels, to be worn in 2010 fashion show. Models refused to wear them because the danger they posed 6. You will wear these shoes! It’s the law - Monarchs typically dictated the types of fashionable shoes that would and would not be worn. There are of course usually reasons behind their madness: In England, Henry VIII made widetied shoes popular. He made a law that shoes were to be 6 inches wide—the reason supposedly was to cover his goutstricken feet. Louis XIV, also known as The Sun’s King, was only 5 foot 5 inches. Due to his short stature, he made high heeled shoes popular and mandatory for men. 7. Wedding shoes - Some odd traditions surrounding weddings and shoes include: In Hungary the groom drinks

a toast to the bride out of her wedding shoe. In China, one of the bride’s shoes is tossed from the roof. The shoe must be red, and this gives the couple good luck in the marriage. In the Middle Ages, the father and the groom-to-be would have a shoe ceremony. The father would then give the man authority over his daughter. At the wedding, the bride would put the shoe on to show she was now the groom’s possession. 8. I can’t find my boots - “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” is the famous quote by Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. The boots that he wore when he took the first steps on the moon are now floating in space somewhere. His boots were discarded before coming back to Earth for fear of contamination. 9. The most expensive shoes ever - Some people will pay a lot of money to have a pair of shoes that they want. The most expensive pair sold for $660,000 US Dollars. They were the Ruby Slippers, worn by Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz. The ruby slippers were sold at an auction on June 2, 2000. 10. Brilliant marketing - Henry Nelson McKinney, an advertising agent for N. W. Ayer & Son, was the man who came up with the term “sneaker.” This was a brilliant marketing idea for the newly invented rubber soled shoes. He said that the rubber soles made the shoes “stealth” like, so he termed them sneakers. Continued...


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The first sneakers were Keds and they were invented in 1917. Sneakers went international in 1923 when a German man made a sneaker and named it after himself. The sneaker is Adidas, named after Adi Dassler. This brand has been the world’s largest seller of athletic shoes. Adidas, became famous after Jessie Owens won 4 Gold Medals, while wearing Adidas, during the 1936 Olympics. There are so many interesting facts about shoes and their history. Hope you enjoyed the random facts I shared. I wrote this “solely” out of my own interests. Sorry, I had to “sneak” a pun in there!

How were people born?

A child asked his father, “How were people born?” So, his father said, “Adam and Eve made babies, then their babies became adults and made babies, and so on.” The child then went to his mother, asked her the same question and she told him, “We were monkeys then we evolved to become like we are now.” The child ran back to his father and said, “You lied to me!” His father replied, “No, your mom was talking about her side of the family.”

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Labor Saving Devices

My wife and her friend Karen were talking about their labor-saving devices as they pulled into our driveway. Karen said, “I love my new garage-door opener.” “I love mine too,” my wife replied, and honked the horn three times. That was the signal for me to come out and open the garage. 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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A woman, searching for a job, inquired about the benefits. The Personnel Manager informed her they had group health and life insurance, but the costs were deducted from the employee’s pay. She said, “My last employer had full health coverage, as well as five years salary for life insurance and a month’s sick leave AND they paid the full premiums.” “I can’t help but ask madam why you would leave a job with such benefits,” the interviewer replied. The woman shrugged her shoulders and said, “The company went bankrupt.” 1986 JAGUAR XLS, GOOD BODY AND INTERIOR, Chevy engine $4,000, leave clear message please (775)265-1818 FLOORING SALE! SHEET VINYL $3.99-$7.99 SQUARE yard, in stock only, installation available, CJS Floors, 1420 Hwy. 395, Gardnerville (775)783-1561 G & J LANDSCAPING MAINTENANCE, TRIM, prune, fertilize, aerate, sprinklers, General clean-up, Free Estimates, Victor (775)291-1672

June 14th- Flag Day Telling Lies

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Yank That Dandelion - And Eat It?!?

Complimenting the Wife

Joe had asked Bob to help him out with the deck after work, so Bob just went straight over to Joe’s place. When they got to the door, Joe went straight to his wife, gave her a hug and told her how beautiful she was and how much he had missed her at work. When it was time for supper, he complimented his wife on her cooking, kissed her and told her how much he loved her. Once they were working on the deck, Bob told Joe that he was surprised that he fussed so much over his wife. Joe said that he’d started this about six months ago, it had revived their marriage, and things couldn’t be better. Bob thought he’d give it a go. When he got home, he gave his wife a massive hug, kissed her and told her that he loved her. His wife burst into tears. Bob was confused and asked why she was crying. She said, “This is the worst day of my life. First, little Billy fell off his bike and twisted his ankle. Then, the washing machine broke and flooded the basement. And now, you come home drunk!” ANTIQUE MIRROR, EXTRA LARGE 51”X68”, 5” thick ornate gold frame $2,500 (775)392-0044 WILL TEAR DOWN AND BUY OLD WOODEN Barns and Barn Wood! Insured and bonded (775)782-9192


By Karen Dustman They’re the bane of gardeners everywhere. And adding insult to injury, they’re the happiest of flowers nobody ever planted. Cheerful yellow intruders, they pop up with smiling, sunny faces, as if mocking the best eradication efforts. We’re talking the dandelion, of course. Native to Europe and Asia, the dandelion is said to have arrived in the New World in the early 1600s. Were the seeds stowaways when the Pilgrims first set foot at Plymouth Rock? Or were they deliberately brought along by colonists as a medicinal plant? No one seems to know for sure. But once having arrived in the New World, the dandelion quickly set its roots. And it’s certainly made itself right at home. Like so many things we detest, though, there’s another side to dandelions if we look hard enough. The humble and ever-present dandelion has been treasured for centuries as both a food and a medicine. Its roots have long been used as a detoxifying “tonic,” stimulating for the kidney, liver and gallbladder. The leaves make a dandy salad or smoothie green (yeah, pun intended), and some folks toss those cheerful yellow blooms in their salads as well. There’s dandelion tea (made by simmering the leaves), and dandelion “coffee” (brewed from the dried, ground root). And don’t forget that home-brewed staple of country living, dandelion wine. (Even proper Victorian women who weren’t supposed to imbibe strong drink were permitted to consume this “medicinal” remedy!) The white sap that oozes from a dandelion’s cut stems or roots has been used in folk medicine to treat warts. Centuries ago, herbalists used the plant as a remedy for fever, depression and even hair loss. And some today say the root contains substances that could potentially help treat cancer. (Take all those “cures” with a grain of salt . . . but the cancer link just might be worth further research.) Dandelion tea is easy to make: Just simmer the washed, chopped leaves and root for about 15 minutes, let cool, and strain. (It’s a natural diuretic, so check with your doctor first if you have liver, kidney, or gallbladder issues, or if you’re already taking a diuretic.) Wash and cook the leaves just like spinach — like spinach, they’re high in iron and calcium. And if you’d like to try making your very own dandelion wine (and wreak a bit of revenge on those cheerful yellow blossoms in the process), all it takes is a heaping quantity of flowers, a bit of yeast, some citrus fruit and raisins, and a lot of sugar. Oh, and a few weeks of toe-tapping as you wait for it to brew. There are scads of recipes available online for making dandelion wine, but here’s one with great how-to pictures – plus a bonus recipe at the end for dandelion cookies: Karen Dustman writes frequently about local history and other fun topics. Check out her books at www.Clairitage. com.

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That Little Children Have Learned: 1) No matter how hard you try; you can’t baptize cats. 2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don’t let her brush your hair. 3) If your sister hits you, don’t hit her back. They always catch the second person. 4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato. 5) You can’t trust dogs to watch your food. 6) Don’t sneeze when someone is cutting your hair. 7) Never hold a DustBuster and a cat at the same time. 8) You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk. 9) Don’t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts. 10) The best place to be when you’re sad is Grandpa’s lap. GREAT TRUTHS THAT ADULTS HAVE LEARNED: 1) Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree. 2) Wrinkles don’t hurt. 3) Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with a few nuts. 4) Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held its ground. 5) Laughing is good exercise. It’s like jogging on the inside. 6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy. GREAT TRUTHS ABOUT GROWING OLD 1) Growing up is mandatory; growing old is optional. 2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get. 3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you’re down there. 4) You’re getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster. 5) It’s frustrating when you know all the answers, but nobody bothers to ask you the questions. 6) Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician. 7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone. FRESH BATCH, NEW CROP! ROASTED GARLIC Jam, Carrols Corner, South Yerington, for more information (775)846-8972 or (775)463-1265 GREAT DEAL! WHITE CARAVAN TOP OFF 1996 Chevy Shortbed, double doors, sliding window $2,000 OBO (775)790-3800 ESTATE SALE SERVICES. DOWNSIZING? RELOCATING? Health Issues? No family here to help? Full Liquidations also available, 40-year Local Resident, Call Joi at J&J Estate Sales (775)230-5656 “A MOVING EXPERIENCE” - MOVE ASSISTANCE, 25 years experience, Senior Discounts! Ken Jeter, or (775)530-8932 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 MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL, SCARLET 21” with box $100 and other dolls, other sizes (775)392-0044

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11 Things You Didn’t Learn in School

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” I Wanted to Change the World

When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world. LAWN MAINTENANCE SERVICE, YARD CLEANING, mowing, sprinkler repairs, thatching, tree trimming, pruning, low prices with high quality, Martin M. Maintenance Services (530)721-5350 Writing the Editor - We welcome all articles, letters, jokes and comments on Sierra Scoop, local issues, community news and free private party ads, published as space provides. These articles, letters, comments do not necessarily reflect our opinion. All public input is welcome., (775)782-4520 ALPINE TREE SERVICE - TRIMMING, REMOVAL, grinding and lot clearing, no job too small, Licensed, Insured and over 35 years experience (775)721-2880

Husband Wants to Know

Brenda, pregnant with her first child, was paying a visit to her obstetrician’s office. When the exam was over, she shyly began, “My husband wants me to ask you...” “I know, I know.” the doctor said, placing a reassuring hand on her shoulder, “I get asked that all the time. Romance is fine until late in the pregnancy.” “No, that’s not it at all.” Brenda confessed. “He wants to know if I can still mow the lawn.” GREATER HEALTH IS WITHIN YOUR REACH! Customized Wellness Coaching and Nutrition Consulting. Wellness Coaching, Whole Body Tune-up, Healthy Weight Management, Meal Planning, and more. Call now for complimentary consultation. (702)460-7205 USA DRYWALL, REMODELS AND REPAIRS, Hanging, Taping, any texture, Additions, No Job too small, Insured and Bonded, NV#59981 (775)247-2539 DR BRUSH HOG PUSH MOWER FOR SALE. WEEDS WILL BE epic this Spring, brand new, never used, $1,500, Wellington, NV, Bob (775)781-0244


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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Union Members

Negotiations between union members and their employer were at an impasse. The union denied that their workers were flagrantly abusing their contract’s sick-leave provisions. One morning at the bargaining table, the company’s chief negotiator held aloft the morning edition of the newspaper. “This man,” he announced, “Called in sick yesterday!” There on the sports page was a photo of the ‘supposedly’ ill employee, who had just won a local golf tournament with an excellent score. The silence in the room was broken by a union negotiator. “Wow,” he said. “Think of the score he could have had if he hadn’t been sick!” AIR COMPRESSOR 5HP 1750RPM, 230 VOLTS tank, model 3020, maximum P.S.I. 200 $800 OBO (775)2652578 ASPEN ROOFING INC. FREE ESTIMATES, ALL types, Re-roofs, New and Repairs, NV#0069418, Insured and Bonded, Chris (775)230-8174 PERFECTO GARDENING SERVICES, SERVING Carson Valley over 20 Years! Tree and Bush trimming, lawn care, competitive rates and all work guaranteed (775)265-7081

Late for Appointment

Doctor: “I see you’re over a month late for your appointment. Don’t you know that nervous disorders require prompt and regular attention? What’s your excuse?” Patient: “I was just following your orders, Doc.” Doctor: “Following my orders? What are you talking about? I gave you no such order.” Patient: “You told me to avoid people who irritate me.” ALLERGIES AND DUST A PROBLEM? WHOLE house air duct cleaning special $499, all vents, returns, heater and ac cleaned and sanitized, dryer vent cleaning $99, call Peake Air, NV#260831 (775)392-0994 INVEST IN YOUR OWN SELF-CARE INSURANCEEat Your Way to Remarkable Health! Personalized Nutrition Consulting and Wellness Coaching. Healthy weight management, lifestyle management, nutrition support for diabetes, heart condition, digestive disorders, autoimmune, Alzheimer’s, detoxification programs, meal planning, and more. Reclaim Your Health Now! Call now for complimentary consultation. www. (775)515-8580 ROUND COFFEE TABLE WITH GOLD LEAF UNDERGLASS, tables, Lamps (775)267-3867


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A fellow nurse at my hospital received a call from an anxious patient. “I’m diabetic and I’m afraid I’ve had too much sugar today.” the caller said. “Are you light-headed?” my colleague asked. “No,” the caller answered, “I’m a brunette.” ALL AMERICAN OVERHEAD DOOR, NEW INSTALLATION, repairs and service, commercial/residential, 10% discount for Spring repair, Free Estimates and Senior Discount (775)450-2156 ABC WINDOW CLEANERS, ROOF AND GUTTER cleaning, Re-screening, Pressure Washing and more. 30 years experience, NV#20161064184, CA#310507, Gardnerville resident (530)544-0590 FREE POOL TABLE, 9’X5’, ROLL TOP DESK, small bathroom sink, marble top; washer and dryer; lodge pole lawn swing (775)265-1818

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Now Don’t Get Nervous

Patient 1: ‘Why did you run away from the operation table?’ Patient 2: ‘The nurse was repeatedly saying ‘don’t get nervous’, ‘don’t be afraid’, ‘be strong’, ‘this is a small operation only’, things like that.’ Patient 1: ‘So what was wrong in that? Why were you so afraid?’ Patient 2: ‘She was talking to the surgeon!’ 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 WE’LL KEEP YOU IN STITCHES, WE COVER autos, furniture and ATV’s, 47 years experience, Tweeds Upholstery, Gardnerville, or (775)782-5812 GENEALOGY - THOROUGH RESEARCH OF FAMILY histories. A unique gift for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, holidays or yourself! www.PersonalPedigree. com or Lisa (775)450-3175


Happy Birthday Mom

I am sending warm wishes and endearing words your way for your birthday. Even though we are apart, you will always be in my thoughts as well as in my heart. Happy June birthday Mom! I love you and miss you! Lisa RUSSELL’S TREE SERVICE, #1 ARTISTRY TREE Care; Shaping, Balancing, Removals, Stump Grinding, Fruit Trees, Hedges, Ornamental Pruning, now Serving your area, Licensed/Insured (775)685-0528 TIRED OF BEING DULL? I SHARPEN CHEFS knives, scissors of all types, clipper blades, TJ’S Sharpening (775)841-1079 CASH PAID FOR OLD COSTUME JEWELRY: Rhinestones, Mexican and Indian Tourist Jewelry, Rings, Bracelets, Necklaces, Pins, Men’s Jewelry, Old Plastics, Silver, Copper, Glass Beads, Men’s and Women’s Old Wind Up Watches, Charm Bracelets, Lockets etc. Larger quantities preferred. I drive to you. Joanne, please leave clear message (775)465-9422 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” Woman of his Dreams

A young man called his mother and announced excitedly that he had just met the woman of his dreams. Now what should he do? His mother had an idea: “Why don’t you send her flowers, and on the card invite her to your apartment for a homecooked meal?” He thought this was a great strategy, and a week later, the woman came to dinner. His mother called the next day to see how things had gone. “I was totally humiliated,” he moaned. “She insisted on washing the dishes.” “What’s wrong with that?” asked his mother. “We hadn’t started eating yet.” QUALITY HOME MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENTS, prompt, honest and reliable, fair pricing, all work guaranteed, call for free estimate and visit! Frank (775)309-7299 SMITH VALLEY IRRIGATION – SERVING NEVADA and Sierra Communities for 40 Years with Ag Irrigation Systems and Parts (775)465-2316 NEEDED! LIVE IN ALZHEIMERS CAREGIVER, Experienced, References, Gardnerville (775)265-6826

RENT ME FOR SPRING CLEANING, PUT A roll-off dumpster at your home, you load, we remove (775)2972320 GET FAST INTERNET! UP TO 40 MBPS, WIRELESS! (not satellite, not DSL). Great in rural areas, or call Patrick (775)297-4777 DESERT ENGINEERING IN YERINGTON IS hiring CDL Truck Drivers and Heavy Equipment Operators. Send resume to or (775)463-3478 HANDYMAN FOR ALL YOUR OUTSIDE NEEDS, yard cleanup, power wash, fence repair, minor jobs, free estimates, NV#11376PC (775)246-9899 CALLING ALL CONTRACTORS. IF YOU OWN a small construction company and are finding it hard to keep up with the bookkeeping, payroll and or taxes we’re your answer. Pro-Balanced Bookkeeping and Tax Service (775)246-3363 STEEL 16X6 WHEELS AND PLASTIC HUBCAPS for your Subaru snow tires, fits 1990-1999, 2005-2009, 2009 thru 2013 Crosstrek, Legacy, Forester and Outback $80 with caps (775)267-1515


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The Donkey

An old man, a boy and a donkey were going to town. The boy rode on the donkey and the old man walked. As they went along, they passed some people who remarked it was a shame the old man was walking, and the boy was riding. The man and boy thought maybe the critics were right, so they changed positions. Then, later, they passed some people who remarked, “What a shame, he makes that little boy walk.” So, they then decided they’d both walk! Soon they passed some more people who thought they were stupid to walk when they had a decent donkey to ride. So, they both rode the donkey. Now they passed some people who shamed them by saying how awful to put such a load on a poor donkey. The boy and man figured they were probably right, so they decided to carry the donkey. As they crossed the bridge, they lost their grip on the animal and he fell into the river and drowned. The moral of the story? If you try to please everyone, you might as well... Kiss your “donkey” goodbye! And even this ending won’t please everyone. ACME BOAT & RV STORAGE – RESIDENT MANAGER, fenced, lighted, lowest rates around, Gardnerville (775)265-4766

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A Dutchman was explaining the red, white and blue Netherlands flag to an American. “Our flag is symbolic of our taxes. We get red when we talk about them, white when we get our tax bills, and blue after we pay them.” The American nodded. “It’s the same in the USA only we see stars too!” NATIONAL LEADER IN BABBITT BEARING repair is seeking Manual Machinists for our Minden, NV Plant. Minimum 3 years current relevant experience required. (No CNC) Medical, dental, life, paid vacation and holidays plus other benefits. Email resume in an MS Word document format to: or fax resume/work history to (775)267-4543 BEACHCOMBER SALON, GARDNERVILLE, NOW taking new clients, over 20 years experience, Call for Hair Specials, Jana (775)450-4677 or Deb (775)721-8923


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Relationship with God

70-year-old George went for his annual physical. All of his tests came back with normal results. Dr. Smith said, “George, everything looks great physically. How are you doing mentally and emotionally? Are you at peace with yourself, and do you have a good relationship with your God?” George replied, “God and me are very close. He knows I have poor eyesight, so he’s fixed it so that when I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom (poof!) the light goes on when I pee, and then (poof!) the light goes off when I’m done.” “Wow,” commented Dr. Smith, “that’s incredible!” A little later in the day Dr. Smith called George’s wife. “Thelma,” he said, “George is just fine. Physically he’s great, but I had to call because I’m in awe of his relationship with God. Is it true that he gets up during the night and (poof!) the light goes on in the bathroom, and then (poof!) the light goes off?” Thelma exclaimed, “That old fool! He’s peeing in the refrigerator again!” CENSUS BUREAU POSITIONS AVAILABLE in Nevada, $15-$18.50 per hour: Join the 2020 Census Team, Great Pay, Flexible Hours, Apply online 2020Census. gov/jobs


BRAND NEW, NEVER USED, WALGREENS blood pressure monitor $29 (775)762-2220 MINOR TO MAJOR AUTOMOTIVE REPAIRS, Tires and More! ASE Certified Master Mechanic, 35 years same location! Senior Discounts, Bobs Shell Service, Carson City (775)883-7919 BALANCE BEAM, MILLARD ADVANCED balance beam, 2 modes, 7” or 18”, like new condition $100; 2 adult size leotards, purple, orange/black $10 each, 1 pair shorts $5 530-694-2227 BACKYARD GOLF DRIVING RANGE, NET, balls, automatic tee pad $25 775-782-3532 LIKE NEW, ARROW NORMA JEAN SEWING machine, Model 352 $450 OBO, Minden (760)920-0832 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

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INJURED INK TATTOOS - $100 PER HOUR for a limited time! 2049 California St. #2 Carson City, NV. Call Today! (775)515-4444 WANTED: KNIVES – FOLDING, HUNTING; MILITARY, New or used, any quantity. Wanted: Tobacco Pipes – Used or new, any quantity, Jeff (775)720-2577 HOME REPAIR PRO, MR. FIX IT, ANY OUTSIDE/ INSIDE repairs, big or small, flat rate $40 per hour (775)691-5119

Accepting Applications...

The Douglas County School District is currently accepting applications for: Substitute School Bus Drivers , Starting Salary: $15.42/hour, Varied Hours up to 40 hours a week, Apply online: LARGE OAK OFFICE CHAIR $100; 36” OVAL glass and pewter coffee table $50; couch $100; Craftsman 8” drill press 1/3HP, 3 speed 620-1300-3100RPM 1/2 chuck cast iron base $50 (775)267-3316 MIKES HORSESHOEING SERVICE, 34 YEARS experience! Serving Carson Valley and surrounding areas! Mike Romine (775)350-0351

109th Carson Valley Days Celebration

Join in on this year’s theme of Carson Valley Goes to the Movies!!! Thursday, June 6th – Sunday, June 9th, 2019 at Lampe Park 1324 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Fun for all ages with: Carnival Rides, Live Music, Parade, Crafts Fair Vendors, Food Vendors, Face Painting, Grease Pole, Horse Shoe Tournament, Basketball Tournament, Bounce House, Food Eating Contest, and Raffle Prizes. 6’ CHAIN LINK FENCE, 3 SECTIONS, 21’, 24’, 3’ plus gate with hinges and latch $50, Carson 408-218-6774


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Build Like a Child

On a warm summer at a beautiful beach a little boy on his knee’s scoops and packs the sand with plastic shovels into a bucket. He upends the bucket on the surface and lifts it. And, to the delight of the little architect, a castle tower is created. He works all afternoon spooning out the moat, packing the walls, building sentries with bottle tops and bridges with Popsicle sticks. With his hours of hard work on the beach a sandcastle will be built. In a big city with busy streets and rumbling traffic, a man works in an office. He shuffles papers into stacks, delegates assignments, cradles the phone on his shoulder and punches the keyboard with his fingers. He juggles with numbers, contracts get signed and much to the delight of the man, a profit is made. All his life he will work. Formulating the plans and forecasting the future. His annuities will be sentries and Capital gains will be bridges. An empire will be built. The two builders of the two castles have very much in common. They both shape granules into grandeurs. They both make something beautiful out of nothing. They both are very diligent and determined to build their world. And for both, the tide will rise, and the end will come. Yet that is where the similarities cease. For the little boy sees the end of his castle while the man ignores it. As the dusk approaches and the waves near, the child jumps to his feet


and begins to clap as the waves wash away his masterpiece. There is no sorrow. No fear. No regret. He is not surprised; he knew this would happen. He smiles, picks up his tools and takes his father’s hand, and goes home. The man in his sophisticated office is not very wise like the child. As the wave of years collapses on his empire, he is terrified. He hovers over the sandy monument to protect it. He tries to block the waves with the walls he made. He snarls at the incoming tide. “It’s my castle,” he defies. The ocean need not respond. Both know to whom the sand belongs. Go ahead and build your dreams but build with a child’s heart. When the sun sets and the tides take – applaud. Salute the process of life and go home with a smile. (Author unknown) $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 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

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Happy June Birthdays!

Life on Earth is a gift. It’s meant to be opened up, not wrapped up. Take it out, use it and re-gift it. You’ll be rewarded with even more gifts. Have a wonderful Birthday! HYDRAULIC CYLINDER REPAIR AND REBUILD, All makes models and year, Commercial Equipment, Tractors, Log splitters, Farm equipment, Dump Trucks and Trailers, Boats and RVs, Welding and Machining, Ramco Fabrication, or (775)267-7358

TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES. WILLS and Trusts. Day R. Williams, Attorney at Law, 1601 Fairview Drive, Suite C., Carson City, NV. Call Day today! (775)885-8398 THOMAS J. BARTELS, HOROLOGIST, CLOCKS old and new repaired and restored. Authorized agent for Howard Miller, Ridgeway, and Sleigh, all work guaranteed! or (775)265-5541 or (775)901-1848


“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Answers to Citizenship Test

JR POWER SPORTS! WE SERVICE AND REPAIR, ALL makes, models and years; Quads, OHV, Dirt and Street Bikes; from tune up to full rebuild. 35 years experience! Dayton, or (775)241-2530 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 2000 BMW R1100RTS, 69,038 MILES, COLOR Graphite Metallic including side and top cases, tank bag, repair manual, service records $2,800 (775)7822960 HELP! I AM IN SEARCH OF SPECIALS FROM 195060’s American and/or European powered cars. Maybe steel, aluminum, fiberglass or combination. Cars created by enthusiast for pleasure or racing, contact (775)291-6827 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 or (800)459-5179


1. Constitution 2. sets up the government; defines the government; protects basic rights of Americans 3. We the People 4. a change (to the Constitution); an addition (to the Constitution) 5. the Bill of Rights 6. speech; religion; assembly; press; petition the government 7. twenty-seven (27) 8. announced our independence (from Great Britain); declared our independence (from Great Britain); said that the United States is free (from Great Britain) 9. life; liberty; pursuit of happiness 10. You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion. 11. capitalist economy; market economy 12. Everyone must follow the law; Leaders must obey the law; Government must obey the law; No one is above the law. 13. Congress; legislative; President; executive; the courts; judicial 14. checks and balances; separation of powers 15. President 16. Congress; Senate and House (of Representatives) (U.S. or national) legislature 17. the Senate and House (of Representatives) 18. one hundred (100) 19. six (6) 20. District of Columbia residents and residents of U.S. territories should answer that D.C. (or the territory where the applicant lives) has no U.S. Senators. 21. (Franklin) Roosevelt 22. Japan, Germany, and Italy 23. World War II 24. Communism 25. because of high taxes (taxation without representation); because the British army stayed in their houses (boarding, quartering); because they didn’t have self-government 26. (Thomas) Jefferson 27. July 4, 1776 28. New Hampshire; Massachusetts; Rhode Island; Connecticut; New York; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Delaware; Maryland; Virginia; North Carolina; South Carolina; Georgia 29. The Constitution was written; The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution. 30. 1787 31. 1787 31. (James) Madison; (Alexander) Hamilton; (John) Jay; Publius. 32. U.S. diplomat; oldest member of the Constitutional Convention; first Postmaster General of the United States; writer of “Poor Richard’s Almanac”; started the first free libraries 33. the Louisiana Territory; Louisiana 34. War of 1812; Mexican-American War; Civil War; Spanish-American War 35. Civil War; War between the States 36. slavery; economic reasons; states’ rights 37. freed the slaves; freed slaves in the Confederacy; freed slaves in the Confederate states; freed slaves in most Southern states 38. fought for women’s rights; fought for civil rights 39. World War I; World War II; Korean War; Vietnam War; (Persian) Gulf War 40. (Woodrow) Wilson HANDYMAN SERVICES, WOOD DECK RESURFACING and repair, interior doors, windows and interior/exterior trim, Honey-Do’s, etc. Serving Carson Valley (775)315-2235 2003 SUZUKI, V-STROM, 1000CC, LOW MILES – 5,500, new battery, like new condition $3,300 OBO cash (775)265-3036

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Create Body Balance with Alkalizing Foods

Have you heard before that eating more green vegetables will make your body more alkaline and less acidic? But do you know why? There are many health reasons to eat alkaline-forming foods, with the most important one, to create balance or homeostasis in our bodies so we can maintain our body systems and reduce the risk of disease. Eating a primarily alkaline diet or a diet that is too acidic will create an imbalance. But since most American diets consist of processed foods high in sugar, protein and saturated fat content, we tend to be more acidic. Too much stress also creates an acidic environment in the body. The electrolytes; calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium are alkalinizing and are abundant in foods such as leafy greens. Acid-forming minerals including phosphorus, chloride, nitrogen, sulfur are abundant in high-protein foods. Alkaline rich foods raise the body’s pH balance and help to neutralize excess dietary acids. In addition, alkaline foods help support the body’s detoxification process optimizing waste removal and nutrient deliverance. Being too acidic can disrupt oxygen absorption and can lead to diseases such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes, liver and kidney disease, hypertension and obesity. An acidic body may experience body aches, fatigue, poor digestion coupled with weight gain and poor circulation. So load up on all your veggies especially the dark leafy

greens, and fruits including dried apricots, raisins, figs, bananas, kiwis, grapes, mango, pears, oranges, grapefruits, and pineapple. ALKALIZE YOUR WAY TO VIBRANT HEALTH! Miriam is a Certified Wellness Coach and Holistic Nutrition Consultant. RARE FOUR PIECE 1960 MAPLE LIVING ROOM set $800; Round Oak table four chairs $140; Antique four large Poster Cherrywood queen bed $975; old CB radios, Western household décor, leathers (775)230-8938 SEW-WHAT UPHOLSTERY, CUSTOM work, leather and antiques, 40+ years experience, Carson Valley, Leslie (775)901-2035 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, Carson City (775)882-3999

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It is a cow looking towards you!

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” The Story of Father’s Day

Father’s Day, contrary to popular misconception, was not established as a holiday in order to help greeting card manufacturers sell more cards. In fact, when a “Father’s Day” was first proposed there were no Father’s Day cards! Mrs. John B. Dodd, of Washington, first proposed the idea of a “Father’s Day” in 1909. Mrs. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart. William Smart, a Civil War veteran, was widowed when his wife (Mrs. Dodd’s mother) died in childbirth with their sixth child. Mr. Smart was left to raise the newborn and his other five children by himself on a rural farm in eastern Washington state. It was after Mrs. Dodd became an adult that she realized the strength and selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent. The first Father’s Day was observed on June 19, 1910 in Spokane Washington. At about the same time in various towns and cities across American other people were beginning to celebrate a “Father’s Day.” In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father’s Day. Finally, in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father’s Day. Father’s Day has become a day to not only honor your father, but all men who act as a father figure. Stepfathers, uncles, grandfathers, and adult male friends are all honored on Father’s Day.

RMK800 SNOWMOBILE, LOW MILES, $4,000; Mortar mixer $1,750 (775)781-7827 VOICE AND PIANO LESSONS, BEGINNER to Advanced students, experienced teacher, performer, music degree. Call The Songlady! Carolyn Lancaster (775)720-1918

A Little too Familiar!

Judi and Gayle were walking down the street. Judi noticed a compact on the sidewalk and leaned down to pick it up. She opened it, looked in the mirror, and said, “Hmmm, this person looks familiar.” Gayle said, “Let me look.” So, Judi handed her the compact. Gayle looked in the mirror then turned to Judi. “You dummy - that’s me!!! PIANO AND ORGAN PRIVATE INSTRUCTIONS, Member of Sierra Organ Club, Call Joanne Booth in Sunridge, Carson City (775)267-2429 YARD ENHANCEMENT SERVICES, handyman, fence repair/rebuild, tree and brush trim/removal, defensible space improvement, hauling, dump runs, Carson Valley area, Kelly (209)352-0084


NEW SPRINGFIELD M1A, M14 SPORTMASTER, 7.62 CALIBER, Rare, only 278 made in 1991, SM0203 Walnut stock, with recoil pad, leather sling, plus ammunition $3,000, Stan (775)265-5333 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 Gilbert for details (775)465-2217, press 1 for parts, 2289 Hwy. 208, Smith, NV HANDY HAMILTONS HANDYMAN SERVICES, Experienced Handyman, Quality work at a fair price, Free estimates, Call Mark Hamilton (775)720-9595 CASH PAID FOR OLD COSTUME JEWELRY: All types including Silver, Copper, Rhinestones, Old Plastics, Glass, Pot Metal, Pins, Bracelets, Rings, Necklaces, Old Watches, Lockets, larger quantities preferred, please leave clear message on home phone, I call everyone back, Joanne (775)465-9422 36” HARRISVILLE FLOOR LOOM, FOUR HARNESSES plus lots of yarn $500 OBO (775)463-3310 SKEET SHOTGUN, 410/28/20 GAUGE MODEL 12 20 gauge $2,000 (775)781-7827


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