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MOBILE COMPUTER REPAIR AND SERVICE - Quality work performed in-shop, in office or in-home. Dependable, affordable! Over 17+ Years Experience. Proudly serving Carson Valley and Surrounding Communities. Call Nick at Technologic Computer Repair (775)450-7570 SHOP SMITH LATHE WITH TABLE SAW ATTACHMENTS, on casters $350, Gardnerville (559)542-3850 or (559)539-5393 SPECIALIZING IN GARAGES, ADDITIONS, REMODELS, decks, patio covers, free estimates, NV#0080432, Redline Construction Inc. (775)781-3955 COMMUNITY YARD SALE - MAY 14TH, 15TH, 16th, 8am - 3pm, Tools, equipment, scrap iron, household goods, West Day Lane, Upper Colony, Piñon area, Wellington/Smith Valley ALL SEASONS - STURDY HANDRAILS, INSIDE - out, large or small, flat or stepped areas, single rail or options available, all metal custom built and installed (775)790-6445 MOUNTAIN DESERT BUILDERS: SPECIALIZING in remodels, one room to the entire home, including decks, windows, doors, siding and trim, Lic.#83159, Call Eamonn (775)781-4753

$5 OFF FIRST HAIR APPOINTMENT, MEN, Women and Children. Style changes welcome. Pure Platinum Salon, Carson City, call or text (775)300-8821 12’ TRUCK BED WITH STEEL HEADBOARD AND 28” wide box on headboard and side boards $1,500 (775)2218808 KENNY AND COLLEEN’S STUMP GRINDING services, K&C stump grinding services, Call (917)362-3181 or (410)739-4052 WANTED; LICENSE PLATES, OLD MOTORCYCLE Helmets, Musical Instruments, Old Watches And Old Lighters, John (775)315-4930

Try to imagine a life without timekeeping

You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall and on the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. Yet all around you timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check his watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out. (by Steve)

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Enjoy the moment

One morning I went out for a run with my dog as usual, but on the way back I did something different. I was walking by a small park when this amazing cool breeze stopped me in my tracks. I stood there for a few seconds, closed my eyes and took a deep breath through my nose. When I opened my eyes I noticed a bench just a short distance away so I thought instead of heading back inside and sitting down in front of my computer for work, I would take a few minutes and really enjoy this moment. I sat down and stared down at the grass while the breeze continued to come and go. I noticed a small berry on the ground and it immediately took me back to my childhood. My parents had a tree next to their house that grew berries and I would often pick them off standing in the grass bare foot. During those moments, I had forgotten about all of the stress, debt, and problems in my life. All that ran through my body was pure happiness and joy. Work, bills, deadlines...none of that mattered anymore. So the next time you have an opportunity to enjoy the moment, do it. That very moment in time will never come again. (by Chris) 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 FOR A NEW AND INNOVATIVE HAIR STYLE call Cathy Hallifax at Déjà vu Salon in Minden, mention this ad for $5 off any hair service (530)518-1166 or (775)782-8776 HELP! I AM IN SEARCH OF SPECIALS FROM 1950-60’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

MOUNTAIN VIEW FIRE VICTIMS need your help!

Still looking for 1, 2 or 3 bedroom rentals within a 50 mile radius of the Walker/Coleville area. The fire victims have been in motels and short-term rentals and now are in need of long-term rentals. Please contact (530)208-6408 if you have availability. If you’d like to help with a donation you can send to : Antelope Valley Lions Club: PO Box 105, Topaz, CA 96133 or Northern Mono Chamber of Commerce: 106651 US Highway 395, Coleville, CA 96107 POULAN PRO 24” SNOW BLOWER, 6.5 HP, 208cc gas engine, electric start, 2-stage Auger, asking $350 USD, call (775)671-2698

YOUR DREAM VACATION IS CLOSER THAN YOU think! For a travel planning consultation call (714)381-6233 Felicity Clark/Genoa - Independent Travel Consultant, An Affiliate of Academy Travel - Specializing in Disney and Universal Destinations.

Miss-know-it-all

Bill and Bob, two Government mechanical engineers, were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking up. A woman walked by and asked what they were doing. ‘We’re supposed to find the height of the flagpole’, said Bob, ‘But we don’t have a ladder.’ The woman said, ‘Hand me that wrench in your toolbox.’ She loosened a few bolts, then laid the pole down. She then took a tape measure from their toolbox, took a measurement and announced, ‘Eighteen feet, six inches’ and walked away. Ray shook his head and laughed. ‘Ain’t that just like a ‘Miss-know-it-all’ woman?’ he said.’We need the height and she gave us the length!’ Bob and Ray are still working for the Government.

WE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR PETS IN YOUR home, all sizes, we WILL spoil them as you do, call for meet and greet, 10 years experience, housekeeping available too, Serving Dayton, Carson City, Douglas County, Johnnell and Al (209)986-6381

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)8858398

There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.

TIRED OF BEING DULL? I SHARPEN CHEFS knives, scissors of all types, TJ’S Sharpening (775)841-1079

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2016 6’X12’ ENCLOSED CARRY-ON TRAILER with back ramp and side door, 6’2” inside height, single axle $2,500 Wellington (530)205-6549

Calorie Burning in Dogs

Some studies have been done on calorie burning in dogs, but the results are not definitive. One study determined that a dog walking at a pace of 3.7 to 4 miles an hour (which is the rough equivalent of a 15-minute mile-not a pace that most dog owners can maintain) will burn only .8 calories per pound per mile. By extrapolation, you can estimate that a small to average-sized dog will burn about 64 calories in a single 1-hour walk GENEALOGY - THOROUGH RESEARCH OF FAMILY histories. A unique gift for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, holidays or yourself! www.PersonalPedigree.com or Lisa (775)450-3175 9 FISHING POLES NEW, NEVER USED, VARIOUS sizes and make, can email you list of poles and prices, Ogbfisherman27@gmail.com (775)266-4140 COOKS, WAITRESSES, BARTENDERS WANTED for Carson City Joe’s and Virginia City Joe’s, call Joe (775)4000720

May 9th - Mother’s Day

Sea Food Dinner

A wife and her husband were having a dinner party for some important guests. The wife was very excited about this and wanted everything to be perfect. At the very last minute, she realized that she didn’t have any snails for the dinner party, so she asked her husband to run down to the beach with the bucket to gather some snails. Very grudgingly he agreed. He took the bucket, walked out the door, down the steps to the beach. As he was collecting the snails, he ran into a couple of old friends and began to yuck it up and he soon forgot about his wife’s party. It was well past 10 when he remembered. “Oh no!!! My wife’s dinner party!!!” He grabbed his bucket, and ran down the beach all the way to his house. He was in such a hurry that when he got to the top of the stairs, he dropped the bucket of snails. There were snails all down the stairs. The door opened just then, with a very angry wife standing in the door way wondering where he’s been all this time. He looked at the snails all down the steps, then he looked at her, then back at the snails and said, “Come on guys, we’re almost there!!” 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

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Your Mother is Always with You

She’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street, she’s the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick, the fragrance of life itself. She’s the cool hand on your brow when you’re not feeling well, she’s your breath in the air on a cold winter’s day. She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of a rainbow, she is Christmas morning. Your mother lives inside your laughter. She’s the place you came from, your first home, and she’s the map you follow with every step you take. She’s your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on earth can separate you. Not time, not space... not even death. DO YOU NEED TO REPLACE YOUR WORN out concrete driveway, patio, or walkway? We also install new patios, driveways, monolithic garage slabs, retaining walls, footings, and stemwalls. K&C Construction, NV LIC # 79034, 79237, 81038, 86464. To get a free quote call at (775)691-6462 PIONEER GLASS PLUS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, emergency services, fair prices, dependable quick service, quality work, 45 years experience, Frank Boudreau, owner NV#7876 (775)720-2373 MIGUEL’S GARDEN SERVICE, FULL LAWN MAINTENANCE, clean up, fertilizing, dead shrubs and trees pulled out, excellent references, great rates, serving Carson Valley 27+ years! (775)265-0501

There was a man who said...

TABLE AND 4 CHAIRS $125 OBO; WOMENS 22” mountain bike $100 OBO; 5 thread Overlock machine $350 OBO; Top of the line designer fabrics $8 per yard (775)220-4697

Teaching Arithmetic

A boy was teaching a girl arithmetic, he said it was his mission. He kissed her once; he kissed her twice and said, “Now that’s addition.” In silent satisfaction, she sweetly gave the kisses back and said, “Now that’s subtraction.” Then he kissed her, she kissed him, without an explanation. And both together smiled and said, “That’s multiplication.” Then her Dad appeared upon the scene and made a quick decision. He kicked that boy three blocks away and said, “That’s long division!” BATHROOM VANITY LIGHT FIXTURE, still in box, six light fixtures Brushed nickel 56” wide, 100 watt bulbs, Oval shades, new $559, will sell for $279, Tom (775)265-5545 G & J LANDSCAPING MAINTENANCE, TRIM, prune, fertilize, aerate, sprinklers, General clean-up, Free Estimates, Victor (775)291-1672 HOME REPAIR PRO, MR. FIX IT, ANY OUTSIDE/INSIDE repairs, big or small, flat rate $40 per hour (775)6915119 Silence is often misinterpreted but never misquoted.

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“I never knew what happiness was until I got married...and then it was too late!” Love is one long sweet dream, and marriage is the alarm clock. They say when a man holds a woman’s hand before marriage, it is love; after marriage, it is self-defense. When a newly married man looks happy, we know why. But when a ten-year married man looks happy, we wonder why. There was this lover who said that he would go through hell for her. They got married, and now he is going through hell. A gentleman is one who never swears at his wife while ladies are present. A husband is living proof that a wife can take a joke. A husband is what’s left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted. Marriage is like a mousetrap. Those on the outside are trying to get in. Those on the inside are trying to get out. Marriage is low down, but you spend the rest of your life paying for it. Marriage is the process of finding out what kind of man your wife would have preferred. Marriage is the sole cause of divorce. Marriage means commitment. Of course, so does insanity. Marriage still confers one very special privilege - only a married person can get divorced. Marriage: A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and around the hands and feet of the man. Marriage: the only sport in which the trapped animal has to buy the license. Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth. 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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ANTIQUE WESTERN COLLECTIBLES FOR SALE BY private collector, Sterling silver mounted parade saddles (6) made by Edward Bohlin, Harry Rowell, Bryden Brothers, 1880’s H. Heiser model #44 cowboy saddle, White wooly chaps, Miles City Montana batwing chaps, “Wells Fargo” marked leather and chain horse hobbles (very rare). Sawtooth Saddle Company custom working saddles (3), All items excellent condition and original, other collectible saddles as well, contact Royce (775)232-2038

Douglas County Republican Women...

will host a Membership BBQ at Lampe Park, Gardnerville, on Saturday May 15th from 11 am to 2 pm. Bring family and friends. Adult tickets are $10 apiece and child tickets for those 10 and under are free. Menu includes Hamburgers and Hot Dogs with side dishes and desserts. Purchase your ticket by contacting Maureen Karas (mmkaras@yahoo.com) or Brenda Robertson (bjr463@charter.net). Mail check to DCRW PO Box 1214 Minden NV 89423. Please include a list of names, and if adults or child with the check - we need this information for an accurate food count.

WEEKLY LAWN CARE AND AERATION, 16+ years experience, quality service, serving Carson Valley, Carson Valley Lawn Care, Insured (775)230-2546 “3 DAY CLEARANCE SALE” FRIDAY, SATURDAY and Sunday May 14th-16th, 8am-4pm; Everything Goes! (Near Masses Repair) 73, Hwy. 95A E, Yerington

A compliment....

Bob was sitting at the table one morning, reading the paper after breakfast. He came across an article about a beautiful actress who was about to marry a football player known for his lack of IQ. He turned to his wife and said, “I’ll never understand why the biggest jerks get the most attractive wives.” She replied, “Why, thank you, Dear!” 4831 RIFLE POWDER 13.5 POUNDS $200 CASH, $33 per pound at Sportsman’s Warehouse when available, not available, (775)265-2717

INCOME TAX, GEORGE HALLIFAX, CPA, EA, TAX preparation, Federal and all States, prior years, audit representation, 30 years experience, reasonable rates (775)3920418

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A GREAT ESCAPE close to home? Eagle Lake, Lassen County Vacation Rentals, Trophy Trout, all water sports, furnished cabins from $60 per night or $360 per week, visit our website at eaglelakeheritage.com or (800)459-5179

I live in my own little world. But it’s ok... they know me here.

May 23rd - Pentecost

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Anniversary Trip

For our 10 year anniversary I bought my wife a map of the world. I wrapped it up in a box and attached a card. In the box was a dart and on the card it said: “Throw this dart at the map and anywhere it lands is where I am taking you.” I’d been saving up money for close to two years now because we never had a honeymoon. I then put the dart in my wife’s hand. She was so excited and nervous. She said: “I hope it lands on Ireland!” She finally threw the dart and I’m happy to announce that this October my wife and I will be spending two wonderful weeks beside the baseboard in the kitchen. HIGH DESERT FLOOR COVERING IS HIRING a flooring installer to work in and around Yerington/Smith Valley. Must have own tools, for details call (775)463-1186 TV STAND / BOOKCASE, BLOND OAK, SMOKED glass doors, asking $200, Call Pat (775)537-7963 C. BARNHAM HANDYWOMAN - PAINTING, Sheetrock Repair, House Cleaning, Odd Jobs, crystalbarnham94@ gmail.com or (775)350-0613 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

The nation’s changing demographics

Non-Hispanic white Americans account for 60% of the U.S. population, but in a growing number of counties, a majority of residents are Hispanic or black, reflecting the nation’s changing demographics and shifting migration patterns. In 2018, there were 151 U.S. counties where Hispanics, blacks or two much smaller racial and ethnic groups – American Indians and Alaska Natives – made up a majority of the population, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. That was an increase from 110 such counties in 2000. The 41 counties that joined the list between 2000 and 2018 are all majority Hispanic or majority black. Overall, 69 counties were majority Hispanic in 2018, 72 were majority black and 10 were majority American Indian or Alaska Native. The majority American Indian or Alaska Native counties are unique in that most have experienced overall population declines since 2000, even as the share of American Indian or Alaska Native residents in these counties remained fairly flat. There were no U.S. counties where Asians accounted for more than half of the population, but in Honolulu County, Hawaii, the population was 42% Asian and 9% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. The South and Southwest of the United States hold most of the counties where Hispanic, black or indigenous people make up a majority of residents. These counties represent just 5% of the 3,142 counties in the U.S. and about half of the country’s 293 majority nonwhite counties (a figure that includes counties where multiple racial and ethnic groups combine to account for a majority). (pewresearch.org)

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” A Dog Named Sex

Submitted by Arlen, TRE

Re-luster / Refurbish / Disinfect Kitchen Cabinets

Don’t paint-out or replace your existing cabinetry until you look at our services. The Great Basin has the highest UV and driest climate in the USA, damaging your cabinets’ finish. We have a whole new method and new concepts, with years of experience developed right here, for our climate! Our less intrusive process is many times less costly than painting or replacing! You don’t empty your cabinets! In just a few days, in & out for basic refurbishing. Add a day or two for color options like tinting/glazing. We have exclusive and proprietary professional products to enhance, renew and refurbish over your original finish! We normally work 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and clean-up & sanitize by 4:30 p.m., returning to your kitchen at 9:00 a.m. the next morning. Our deep cleaning professional and refurbishing products are hand rubbed, dustless, UV protective and EPA Nev. & Calif. Compliant! Yes, we have been and will continue to kill bacteria and disinfect, to our Guidelines! For inspections, sampling, client testimonials, written ‘Covid19 Sanitizing Program’, e-mail: danakathy-pc@hotmail.com OR call: ‘Cabinets Etc.’, Dana @ (775)781-7462 or Kathy @ (775)782-7821. NV. Lic. #18331, CA. Lic. #310071. CUSTOM CANVAS WORK! REPAIR, RE-STITCH, Replace; Boat Covers, Cockpit and Bow Covers, Snaps, Grommets, Velcro, Zippers, Reinforcements, Jim/Minden (775)267-4434 or (775)230-8706

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Everybody who has a dog calls him “Rover” or “Boy.” I call mine “Sex.” He’s a great Pal, but he has caused me a great deal of embarrassment. When I went to city hall to renew his dog license, I told the clerk I would like a license for Sex. He said, “I’d like one too!” Then, I said, “But this is a dog.” He said he didn’t care what she looked like. Then, I said, “You don’t understand. I’ve had Sex since I was 5 years old.” He winked and said, “You must have been quite a kid.” When I got married and went on my honeymoon, I took the dog with me. I told the motel clerk that I wanted a room for my wife and me and a special room for Sex. He said, “You don’t need a special room. As long as you pay your bill, we don’t care what you do.” I said, “Look, you don’t seem to understand. Sex keeps me awake at night.” The clerk said, “Funny – I have the same problem.” One day, I entered Sex in a contest, but before the competition began, the dog ran away. Another contestant asked me why I was just standing there, looking disappointed. I told him I had planned to have Sex in the contest. He told me I should have sold my own tickets. “But you don’t understand” I said. “I had hoped to have Sex on TV.” He said, “Now that cable is all over the place, it’s no big deal anymore.” When my wife and I separated, we went to court to fight for custody of the dog. I said, Your honor, I had Sex before I was married.” The judge said, “The court room isn’t a confessional. Stick to the case, please.” Then, I told him that after I was married, Sex left me. He said, “Me, too.” Last night, Sex ran off again. I spent hours looking around town for him. A cop came over to me and asked, “What are you doing in this alley at 4 o’clock in the morning?” I told him I was looking for Sex. My case comes up Friday. (by Morty Storm) 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 WEEKLY LAWN CARE AND AERATION, 17+ years experience, quality service, Insured, serving Carson Valley, Carson Valley Lawn Care (775)230-2546

How do birds sleep?

One of the many extraordinary traits birds have is their sleep pattern. Yes, birds do sleep, but they don’t sleep like mammals do. Birds share with mammals the cycles of Non-rapid Eye Movement sleep and Rapid Eye Movement sleep; however there are differences. The first difference is that both cycles are shorter; Non-rapid Eye Movement sleep averages around two and a half minutes and Rapid Eye Movement sleep about nine seconds. Birds also sleep with one-half of their brain awake! It’s called unihemispheric slow-wave sleep and keeps birds alert to potential predators while still catching some Zs. Other animals sleep this way, but only birds have the ability to control it. A sleeping bird can adjust how much of its brain is asleep by how wide it opens or closes its eye.


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WANTED! INCOMPLETE SETS OF DOMINOES to make complete sets for shut-in seniors. Please send to: Little Barb, 735 South Center St, #14, Yerington, NV 89447. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Leading Causes of Death

2019 CDC statistics - Heart disease: 659,041 Cancer: 599,601 - Accidents (unintentional injuries): 173,040 - Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 156,979 - Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 150,005 - Alzheimer’s disease: 121,499 - Diabetes: 87,647 - Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 51,565 - Influenza and pneumonia: 49,783 - Intentional self-harm (suicide): 47,511. Every day, about 28 people in the United States die in drunkdriving crashes — that’s one person every 52 minutes.

Substitute Bus Drivers Wanted

Douglas County School District is currently accepting applications for: Substitute School Bus Drivers, Starting Salary: $15.88/hour, Varied Hours up to 40 hours a week, Apply online: dcsd.k12.nv.us/employment to complete an application. 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, jrpowersports.com or (775)241-2530

PAINTER, SEMI-RETIRED WITH 40 YEARS experience in Nevada, Save Money, Get Seasonal Discount Now, inside or out, Fences (775)901-1912 JACKRABBIT PLUMBING IS NOW HIRING FOR Service Technicians. Great pay. Minimum 5 years of experience required. Office located in Gardnerville. For an application call (775)782-4274 ALPINE TREE SERVICE - TRIMMING, REMOVAL, grinding and lot clearing, no job too small, Licensed, Insured and over 35 years experience (775)721-2880

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Who should be in charge?

All the organs of the body were having a meeting, trying to decide who was the one in charge. “I should be in charge,” said the brain, “Because I run all the body’s systems, so without me nothing would happen.” “I should be in charge,” said the blood, “Because I circulate oxygen all over so without me you’d all waste away.” “I should be in charge,” said the stomach,” Because I process food and give all of you energy.” “I should be in charge,” said the legs, “because I carry the body wherever it needs to go.” “I should be in charge,” said the eyes, “Because I allow the body to see where it goes.” “I should be in charge,” said the rectum, “Because I’m responsible for waste removal.” All the other body parts laughed at the rectum and insulted him, so in a huff, he shut down tight. Within a few days, the brain had a terrible headache, the stomach was bloated, the legs got wobbly, the eyes got watery, and the blood was toxic. They all decided that the rectum should be the boss. The moral of the story? Even though the others do all the work... the bunghole is usually in charge. R&J TRUCKING IS STILL DELIVERING MINE TAILING, 25 years experience, call Roger (775)233-7337 MIKES HORSESHOEING SERVICE, 34+ YEARS experience! Serving Carson Valley and surrounding areas! Mike Romine (775)350-0351 TRUCKING, DUMP TRUCK, BOBCAT/LOADER, Excavation and Water Truck Services, call Wade Draper - EMS Transport at (775)690-1671 POPCORN MACHINE, ACE HARDWARE STYLE with popcorn $600; Plastic storage boxes with lids $8 each; Budweiser ‘After The Hunt’ bar light $50; 5 drawer file cabinet $25, Carson City (408)270-4028

Attention Yard Sale-ers!

FISH Flea Market 2nd Saturday in June, July and August from 8am-2pm. Sign up to sell your stuff or just come and enjoy the fun! Raffle for vendors, refreshments for all! Information: Renee (775)882-3474 $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 SEMI-RETIRED FINISH CARPENTER- DOOR install/ repairs, security screens, deadbolts, shelving, molding and general carpentry repairs. Call Mark (775) 782-6198 or (775)790-5927

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“YOUR HOMETOWN JUNK HAULER SINCE 1996!” Junk and Trash, etc, Carson Valley/Carson City, $279 a load plus dump fee, J.R.’s Hauling (775)265-6813 FOR SALE: 2 ACRES+ CORNER LOT/LAND, POWER IN, Highland Dr. on Bolton Loop, Douglas County NV., 1 mile from Topaz Lake, Call for details (775)530-9317 SILVA AND SONS MOBILE EQUIPMENT Repair! Autos and small to heavy equipment, 25+ years experience, jeremysilva1975@gmail.com or (707)761-0928

The Advil Commandments

So Moses is up on Mount Sinai and he says to God, “God, do I have a pounding headache!” And God says, “Here, take these two tablets.” CASH PAID FOR – KNIVES; TOBACCO Pipes; Old Lanterns (Camping, RR); Old Camp / Backpack Stoves; Old Decoys / Hunting Stuff, Jeff (775)720-2577 1976 DODGE ¾ TON VAN TRAILER $300; 1976 Dodge 4BBL truck, 318 complete engine $150; 1975 Mopar 440HP short block $150; Sun motor tester, 8 gauges in 4 modules, 30”x24” mounted on a rolling cabinet 32”x21”x36” $150; Allen tune-up, 6 gauges in 4 modules, 18”x24” $100; 1975 Buick 4 door hard top, restored $6,500 (775)265-0548


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Mother’s Day Prayer

Lord, thank you for all mothers. For the new ones, who endure sleepless nights with infants in arms. For the busy ones, who juggle the pressures of home and family life. For the steadfast ones, who nurture and care for our special vulnerable children. For the patient ones, who always seek to forgive and engage with their pre-teens. For the persistent ones, who cleverly find new ways to connect with their mini-adults. For the mother aunts, who step in to cradle and care for nieces and nephews. For all grandmas, who love and support their precious grandchildren. For the foster moms that are called to gather and cover the fragile ones. For the Sunday moms who care for our children and lead them in faith. For the moms who give far beyond their own resources, who overcome disability to cherish and love. Thank you Lord for all our beautiful mothers. Help us to support them and keep them in our prayers. May you bless them now on this their special day. Amen. MONUMENTS UNLIMITED, HEADSTONES, curbing, granite and concrete, all colors available, quality work (775)720-1627 ANTELOPE VALLEY RARE 80 ACRE FEET UNDERGROUND water rights, sell all or part, ready for immediate transfer (831)336-3345 HOME INTEGRITY - ALL YOUR NEEDS INSIDE and out, Licensed, bonded, and insured, Charles (775)357-5715, Samantha (775)220-4252 CRAFTSMAN CONSTRUCTION LLC, SPECIALIZING in: New Construction, Additions, Remodels and Painting: Quality Workmanship with over 30 years experience, free estimates, Serving Carson Valley, NV Lic.60315, NVPainting Lic.82727 Find us on Facebook or (775)690-1749 RENT ME FOR SPRING CLEANING, PUT A roll-off dumpster at your home, you load, we remove (775)297-2320

The perfect dress

Jennifer’s wedding day was fast approaching. Nothing could dampen her excitement - not even her parent’s nasty divorce. Her mother had found the PERFECT dress to wear, and would be the best-dressed mother-of-the-bride ever! A week later, Jennifer was horrified to learn that her father’s new, young wife had bought the exact same dress as her mother! Jennifer asked her father’s new young wife to exchange it, but she refused. ‘’Absolutely not! I look like a million bucks in this dress, and I’m wearing it,’’ she replied. Jennifer told her mother who graciously said, ‘’Never mind sweetheart. I’ll get another dress. After all, it’s your special day.’’A few days later, they went shopping, and did find another gorgeous dress for her mother. When they stopped for lunch, Jennifer asked her mother, ‘’Aren’t you going to return the other dress? You really don’t have another occasion where you could wear it...”Her mother just smiled and replied, ‘’Of course I do, dear.....I’m wearing it to the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding.’’

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” American Civil War facts for kids

Douglas County Democrats

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The American Civil War was fought between April 12th, 1861, and April 9th, 1865. The American Civil War started when the Confederate States of America attacked Fort Sumter. This war is known as the Civil War in the United States, but it is sometimes called the War Between the States. This war is known as a war between the North (the Union) and the South (the Confederacy). The American Civil War was fought between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America. The American Civil War was fought primarily over the slavery in the United States. The leader of the United States of America was President Abraham Lincoln, and the leader of the Confederate States of America was President Jefferson Davis. The American Civil War was fought in the Northeastern, Southern and Western parts of the United States, fighting also took place in the Atlantic Ocean. The American Civil War was won by the United States on April 9th, 1865, when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. As a result of the United States winning the American Civil War, slavery was officially abolished in the United States of America and resulted in the freedom of four million African American slaves. It’s estimated that the American Civil War was responsible for the deaths of over a 500,000 people. The total death figure includes both military personal and civilians. Many of the deaths during the Civil War were caused by disease and not combat. It’s estimated that an average of 600 people died every day during the American Civil War. The first major battle of the American Civil War was the First Battle of Bull Run on July 21st, 1861. The outcome of the first major Civil War battle was a victory for the Confederate States. The Battle of Chancellorsville was a huge victory for the Confederate States and considered by some to be Confederate general Robert E. Lee’s perfect battle. Lee defeated American general Joseph Hooker at this battle with 50% less troops. The Battle of Gettysburg had the largest amount of war causalities than any other battle during the Civil War. One of the most famous speeches given by a President was during the Civil War. On November 19th, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address. The Battle of Vicksburg effectively split the Confederate States in half, saw the destruction of their last major outpost and gave the United States control of the Mississippi River. The President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14th, 1865. This happened five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. John Wilkes Booth was a Confederate spy and had contact with the Confederate secret service. (factsforkids.com) SEMI RETIRED PAINTER, INTERIOR, EXTERIOR and cabinets, no two story houses, based in Minden area, call John (831)801-0003 WILL TEAR DOWN AND BUY OLD WOODEN Barns and Barn Wood! Insured and bonded (775)782-9192 HANDYMAN, EXPERIENCED IN MOST HOME Improvements or Repairs, Quality Workmanship, Insured, NV#20101037419 (775)781-5531 or (775)450-2061

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A German Shepherd, Doberman and a cat have died...

All three are faced with God who wants to know what they believe in.The German shepherd says: “I believe in discipline training and loyalty to my master.” “Good,” says God. “Then sit down on my right side. Doberman, what do you believe in?” The Doberman answers: “I believe in the love, care and protection of my master.” Ah,” said God. “You may sit to my left.” Then he looks at the cat and asks, “And what do you believe in?” The cat answers: “I believe you’re sitting in my seat.” I’m at the age where I can’t take anything with a grain of salt.


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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” The abuse may be brief, but the trauma lasts a lifetime

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Child maltreatment takes many forms including physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, neglect, exploitation, and more. When we speak of child maltreatment, we normally first think of physical abuse, but the shocking truth is that neglect is the number one form of child abuse in America. 4.4 million child maltreatment referral reports received. Child abuse reports involved 7.9 million children. 91.4% of victims are maltreated by one or both parents. Only 3.4 million children received prevention & post-response services. 142,056 children received foster care services. 491,710 victims (74.9%) are neglected. 115,100 victims (17.5%) are physically abused. 60,927 victims (9.3%) are sexually abused. 39,824 victims (6.1%) are psychologically maltreated. Highest rate of child abuse in children under age one (25.7 per 1,000). Annual estimate: 1,840 children died from abuse and neglect in 2019. Five children die every day from child abuse. Seventy (70.3%) percent of all child fatalities were younger than 3 years old. 79.7% of child fatalities involve at least one parent. Of the children who died, 72.9% suffered child neglect. Of the children who died, 44.4% suffered physical abuse either exclusively or in combination with another maltreatment type. 45.4% of children who die from child abuse are under one year. Boys had a higher child fatality rate than girls (2.98 boys & 2.20 girls per 100,000) Almost 61,000 children are sexually abused. 2018 was the first year for which states started reporting the new maltreatment type of sex trafficking. For 2019, 29 states report 877 unique victims of sex trafficking. For victims of the sex trafficking maltreatment type, the majority (89.1%) are female and 10.4 percent are male. It is estimated that between 50-60% of maltreatment fatalities are not recorded on death certificates. Child abuse crosses all socioeconomic and educational levels, religions, and ethnic and cultural groups. 14% of all men in prison and 36% of women in prison in the USA were abused as children, about twice the frequency seen in the general population. Children who experience child abuse and neglect are approximately 9 times more likely to become involved in criminal activity. (americanspcc.org/childabuse-statistics/) CASH PAID FOR VINTAGE COSTUME JEWELRY. All Types Including: Bracelets, Necklaces, Pins, Rings, Silver, Copper, Pot Metal, Rhinestones, Lockets, Charm Bracelets, Men’s Jewelry, Old Watches, Military Jewelry, Old Mexican and Indian Tourist Jewelry. Larger Quantities Preferred. Please leave phone number and clear message on my NEW phone number. I return all calls. Call Joanne at (775)4302352 THE CHICKS HAVE ARRIVED AT BENSON FEED; we also carry wood stove pellets, cleanest burning, highest heat output, out performs all others, ½ cord almond firewood, bensonfeed.com, Carson City (775)882-3999 MONEY TALKS. MAHINDRA 3015 TRACTOR with loader, backhoe and implements, Low hours, Asking $17,500 OBO, Call (775)266-4005 Sierra Scoop - 100% Direct Mail


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Three Bullets, Two Julias, and One Philandering Husband (Part 1) by Karen Dustman

Like all good mysteries, this one began with a tiny clue. An old newspaper from August, 1880 mentioned a man named Benjamin F. Seely, who’d breathed his last at Walley’s Hot Springs. Seely died at just 65, suffering from typhoid and jaundice – ailments that even Walley’s medicinal springs weren’t able to cure. But who was he? Ah, and that’s where our search began! “Frank” Seely, it turns out, was a carpenter by trade. A native of Connecticut, he’d spent time in California before moving to Nevada, where he worked at the mines in Esmeralda and Mineral County, Nevada. Back in 1855, Seely had married a 23-yearold woman named Julia E. Glynn at a Shasta hotel. And here’s where our story took a turn for the wild side. Julia had been born in New York about 1832, coming west with her parents and brother. Julia’s marriage in 1855 to Frank Seely seems to have ended rather quickly. But it would turn out, severing ties with young Julia was probably a thoroughly lucky thing for Frank! Five years after marrying Seely, Julia was already in the process of getting divorced for a second time. But she hadn’t given up on the notion of marriage. On November 4, 1867, Julia wed Nelson James Savier in Stillwater, Nevada. And her third trip to the altar definitely didn’t prove to be the charm. Julia was some twelve years older than her new husband. She and Nels moved to Carson City, where he began working as a telegraph operator. To make extra money he sold life insurance and books, and eventually opened a photography studio. Most fatefully of all, he began selling Wheeler & Wilson sewing machines out of their home. And here, a different Julia enters the picture. Julia Lake also lived in Carson City. She may have met Nels when she came to the Saviers’ home to buy a new sewing machine. Julia Lake, too, was on her third marriage – though not happily. Her current husband (Augustus Lake) had taken off for the mining districts, leaving her with two young children to raise. By mid-1870, Julia Lake and Nels Savier had struck up an affair. Petite and attractive, Julia Lake was much closer to Nels in age. Wife Julia Savier, by contrast, was portly, middle-aged and in poor health. Secrets don’t stay secrets very long, especially in a small town like early Carson City. Wife Julia discovered her husband’s affair and in late spring, 1871, confronted Nels. They argued. Nels stormed off. But it was a pretty pickle Nels Savier now found himself in, indeed. His pretty (and probably destitute) mistress Mrs. Lake was pregnant with his child. With a baby about to make its existence obvious, the illicit pair couldn’t stay put in Carson City. So they hatched a plan. In June, 1871, they left town separately, rendezvousing in Reno, and took off together for Stockton, settling cozily into a room at the Grand Hotel as husband and wife. Back in Carson City, wife Julia was “near dying of grief.” Until, that is, husband Nels wrote to her brother, conveying vague threats if she tried to follow them. Now, Julia was angry. Julia Savier boarded the stage from Carson to Glenbrook, steamed across Lake Bigler to Tahoe City, then caught the stage to Truckee. There she boarded the train, stepping off at last in Stockton on July 31, 1871. continued...

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Cancel culture shows it’s looney times for Looney Tunes

Learning that the lovebirds had taken a room at the Grand Hotel, Julia got herself a nearby room. That same evening, she crossed the hall and knocked on her husband’s door. Nels wasn’t in, but Julia Lake was, suffering with a headache. “Are you sick?” Julia Savier inquired politely. “Yes,” the mistress nodded, not recognizing her visitor. “I’ll make you sicker,” declared Mrs. Savier. With that, she pulled out a Smith & Wesson five-shooter and fired three shots at Julia Lake. Karen Dustman writes frequently about Sierra history and forgotten tales. Check out her books and blog at www.Clairitage. com. QUANTUM 600 POWER WHEEL CHAIR $300 OBO (775)790-0885 QUEENSLAND (BLUE) HEELER PUPPIES BORN 3/7, can leave mom 5/2, call or email with questions or to get yours b_bnd@startmail.com or Gardnerville (707)451-4641 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)2916827 2 USED LIFT-MASTER 1/3 HP PROFESSIONAL Line 8’ garage door openers. Includes most of the hardware, asking $50.00. Gardnerville (775)901-6722

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Is the world finally coming to grips with the wrongs I endured as a child growing up in the 1970s? I came of age before 24-hour cable news channels sensationalized childhood abductions and made every parent in America terrified that their kid was likely to become the next victim. We ’70s kids were in constant physical danger – real danger. We built wooden ramps that we jumped our Spyder bikes off of – without any thought of a helmet or elbow pads. We roamed freely anywhere we wanted all day long and had to navigate the outside world without a single adult chaperoning our every move. Somehow, I survived growing up without losing a single arm or leg. But now, more than 40 years later, I’m wondering if my young psyche was permanently traumatized by TV cartoons. Every Sunday morning, we religiously watched Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Sylvester, Tweety, Yosemite Sam and many more. There was no shortage of life-and-death conflict and psychological tension in those Looney Toons. Sylvester the cat was always scheming to eat Tweety Bird, but the clever little bird foiled him every time. Wile E. Coyote was obsessed with catching and eating the Roadrunner, but the Roadrunner was always several steps ahead of his diabolical plans. Elmer Fudd was out to shoot Bugs Bunny, but Bugs made a fool out of him every time. Sure, the storylines always showed our heroes outwitting their supremely confident, though dull-witted, villains. Sure, the stories were popular and very funny, in part, because the “mastermind” villains always became the victims of their own dastardly plots. But what about the nonstop violence? Anvils were dropped on heads. Guns and cannons exploded in many episodes. Dynamite was commonly used. Surely, this cruel cartoon mayhem caused me trauma that I internalized. Then there was Pepe Le Pew, a character born in 1945 who thinks himself as irresistible to the opposite sex and who imposes his affections on his unwilling victims at every turn. Despite the obvious takeaway that Pepe’s aggressive behavior stinks – he is a skunk, after all – and that he is a buffoon to be ridiculed, some now argue that he is a dated character who should be canceled from the airwaves for good. But that kind of thinking is another example of the dangerous slippery slope the cancel culture is on. A lot of our popular culture is outdated, politically incorrect or morally questionable when viewed through today’s ubersensitive lens. For example, “Huckleberry Finn” exposes the wrongness of racism in a powerful way, yet Mark Twain uses terms that are harsh and hurtful by modern standards. Do we cancel “Huck”? The larger question is, do we simply erase our past as though it never happened because viewpoints in books are now widely considered offensive? Or do we take a more nuanced approach and leave our icons and great stories as they are and use them as opportunities to explain who we were and how and why an evolution in our thinking has occurred? Despite the traumatic 1970s childhood I somehow survived, I favor the nuanced approach. Still, I refuse to visit the Grand Canyon for fear that an anvil may fall on my head. (By Tom Purcell/humor columnist)


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The Founding Fathers

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Memorial Day Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, With a sober heart we come before You this Memorial Day. We pause for a moment and call to mind all the men and women who have died in the service of our nation since 1776. Dear God, please look with mercy on our brave and selfless brothers and sisters, who did not shirk from their task but gave themselves completely to the cause of defending and protecting us all. Bess all who have give their lives for the sake of liberty, and grant them eternal rest with You. We remember also our brave men and women now serving in our Armed Forces, both at home and abroad. Dear God, send out your angels to protect them all. Help them discharge their duties honorably and well. Please bring them home safely to their families and loved ones. Please bring Your peace and mercy to our troubled world. We ask this, Father, in the name of Jesus, Your Son. Amen NDM-86 DRAGONOV COMPLETE, PLUS EXTRAS and a full case of 7N1 ammunition, Asking $11,000 or best offer, contact Pete at (775)315-4285 POLARIS SNOWMOBILE 800RMK, HARD COVER, hitch and sled, asking $4,000 (775)781-7827 PERFECTO GARDENING SERVICES, SERVING Carson Valley over 20 Years! Tree and Bush trimming, lawn care, competitive rates and all work guaranteed (775)265-7081

How to drive in a roundabout

As you approach a roundabout, you will see a yellow “roundabout ahead” sign with an advisory speed limit for the roundabout. Slow down as you approach the roundabout, and watch for pedestrians in the crosswalk. Continue toward the roundabout and look to your left as you near the yield sign and dashed yield line at the entrance to the roundabout. YIELD to traffic already in the roundabout. Once you see a gap in traffic, enter the circle and proceed to your exit. If there is no traffic in the roundabout, you may enter without yielding. Look for pedestrians and use your turn signal before you exit, and make sure to stay in your lane as you navigate the roundabout. 1997 18’ ALJO COMPACT TRAILER, VERY GOOD condition, tandem axles, fully equipped, A/C, microwave, load leveler hitch included, asking $4,000 (775)883-1451 215/55R17 TIRES WITH ALLOY RIMS MICHELIN, M-S, Like new for VW Beetle 2012 and up $500, Gardnerville (775)267-7915 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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