November 22 Scoop Online Edition

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Sierra Scoop taking time off!

With the holiday season upon us Sierra Scoop will be taking time off to spend with family and friends. In doing so, an 11/17/22 issue for December will not be published and possibly the 12/17/22 issue for January 2023, which is tentative. I’ll still be in front of my computer on and off during time off and will respond to your message(s). Email sierrascoop@charter. net. You can also call the Scoop at 775-782-4520 and leave a message. Warmest wishes for the holiday season. May you enjoy every moment of your days with your family and friends to the fullest. Lisa Coffron, Publisher

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” A teacher told her students...

As THIS teacher learned, some of the most moving lessons are taught by students. When Mrs. Klein told her first graders to draw a picture of something for which they were thankful, she thought how little these children, who lived in a deteriorating neighborhood, actually had to be thankful for. She knew that most of the class would draw pictures of turkeys or of bountifully laden Thanksgiving tables. That was what they believed was expected of them. What took Mrs. Klein aback was Douglas’s picture. Douglas was so forlorn and likely to be found close in her shadow as they went outside for recess. Douglas’s drawing was simply this: A hand, obviously, but whose hand? The class was captivated by his image. “I think it must be the hand of God that brings us food,” said one student. “A farmer,” said another, “because they grow the turkeys.” “It looks more like a policeman, and they protect us.” “I think,” said Lavinia, who was always so serious, “that it is supposed to be all the hands that help us, but Douglas could only draw one of them.” Mrs. Klein had almost forgotten Douglas in her pleasure at finding the class so responsive. When she had the others at work on another project, she bent over his desk and asked whose hand it was. Douglas mumbled, “It’s yours, Teacher.” Then Mrs. Klein recalled that she had taken Douglas by the hand from time to time; she often did that with the children. But that it should have meant so much to Douglas … Perhaps, she reflected, this was her Thanksgiving, and everybody’s Thanksgiving - not the material things given unto us, but the small ways that we give something to others. (rd.com)

Two day-shipping

A customer walked into the post office wanting to mail a package. “Two-day shipping will cost $16.95 to get it there by Friday,” my coworker Billy told her. The customer, clearly looking to save a few bucks, said, “The package doesn’t have to get there till Saturday. Is there any way to make that happen?” Billy nodded. “Sure. You can bring it back tomorrow.” PERFECTO GARDENING SERVICES, SERVING Carson Valley over 20 Years! Tree and Bush trimming, lawn care, competitive rates and all work guaranteed (775)265-7081 CASH PAID FOR OLD COSTUME JEWELRY: Rhinestones, Mexican and Indian Tourist Jewelry, Rings, Bracelets, Necklaces, Pins, Men’s Jewelry, Old Plastics, Silver, Copper, Glass Beads, Men’s and Women’s Old Wind Up Watches, Charm Bracelets, Lockets etc. Larger quantities preferred. I drive to you. Call or text Joanne at (775)430-2352 FOUR 265/ 65/17 Michelin Primacy LTX tires, takeoffs with 1200 miles on them $650 OBO, Minden (408)430-6767 FOR SALE! CRAFTSMAN HT 1000 RIDING LAWN mower, completely rebuilt mower deck, bearings, pulleys, blades, V-belt, fuel filter, spark plug, new battery (2yrs), 6-mowing heights, excellent condition $750; Golf clubs with caddie and bag. “Adams” irons-hybrids, sand wedge, driver, complete set, excellent condition $350 (775)721-4451

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Men? Fathers?

A couple had their first baby. After a week or so the mother thought she could use a break and went shopping leaving the little baby with the proud father. It was only a short while before the baby started to cry. The perplexed father tried all of the tricks that he remembered his wife doing but to no avail. Finally after a half hour in desperation he went to the doctor. After checking all of the regular things the doctor discovered it was just a dirty diaper. “I don’t understand “the perplexed father said “I knew it was dirty, but the diaper package said specifically that it was good up to 8 pounds!” ANDERSON AR CARBINE 16 INCH 1.8 TWIST .556 $550, Springfield XD9, $450, Cimarron 45LC clone 7.5” with holster, belt, 75 rounds $450. 1000 .223/ .556 brass, 3 lbs. Powder, 1000 small rifle primers $300. All (4) for $1500. CCW & transfer required (775)901-1256 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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The Twenty-Third Pound

My appetite is my shepherd, I shall not want. It maketh me to sit down and stuff myself. It leadeth me in the path of Burger King for a Whopper. It destroyeth my shape. yea, though I knoweth I gaineth, I will not stop eating for the food tasteth so good. The ice cream and cookies, they comfort me. When the table is spread before me, it exciteth me, for I knoweth that soon I shall dig in. As I fillith my plate continuously my clothes runneth smaller. Surely, bulges and excess weigth shall follow me all the days of my life And I will be fat forever.

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Slow Down, You’re Moving Too Fast…

It is the Soldier

It is the Soldier, not the minister who has given us freedom of religion. It is the Soldier, not the reporter who has given us freedom of the press. It is the Soldier, not the poet who has given us freedom of speech. It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer who has given us freedom to protest. It is the Soldier, not the lawyer who has given us the right to a fair trial. It is the Soldier, not the politician who has given us the right to vote. It is the Soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag. (Author unknown)

I remember as a child how long the days seemed – how waiting for Christmas or a birthday or some exciting event could cause a three week wait to feel like three years. What happened? According to physics, as we get older, we slow down, which gives us the illusion of time speeding up. This phenomenon can be worrisome at times, as I feel myself hurtling through the years at warp speed while I worry if there will be enough time to get everything done. Sometimes a person has to put forth the extra effort to slow down, to stop and smell the flowers, to let the less important things wait, for now, and get back to being a human BEing, not a human DOing. There will always be things waiting: chores, jobs, worries, in a neverending loop. At times we need to slow down, open our eyes, and enjoy the view. Because, in a blink, everything could change. As a matter of fact, it’s the very definition of life: change. It’s one reason I love photography. Not only can moments be captured permanently, but a photo gives the illusion of time standing still – of moments not lost, but preserved in twinkles — like fireflies on a moist summer’s night. Photographs are the fireflies of life. What do you remember, when you think back to childhood? Often it’s not the things you think you’d remember. More often it’s the little moments, like your sister’s laughter, a beloved dog’s antics, a horse’s special nicker, your grandmother’s sunny smile … It’s the “little” things that dog-ear the pages of our lives. And when we’re spinning through our days like whirling dervishes, often it’s the little things that are sacrificed. Time was vast when we were children because we were geniuses at slowing down and cherishing the little things. It can be difficult as adults. Here, there are floors to mop and dishes to put away … horses to muck and feed … antibiotics to coax into a grumpy gelding and a temperature to be taken… wet hay to rake up before the next monsoon storm…. Later, I have rescue dog kennels to clean, laundry to do, edits on my newest manuscript, mud to sweep off the porch, dog feeding, me feeding. However, for at least an hour each day, I commit to revisiting my childhood wisdom and slowing down. Today I’ll watch the storm clouds erase the mountains, and think. Shut my novel’s file and tuck the laptop away. I’ll slip Yo Yo Ma’s Vivaldi’s Cello into the CD player and drift away on the soothing notes, while scratching a dog named Christmas with my foot and marveling at how the rain comes down sideways. Tomorrow is another day. Like the mountains, the dogs, the horses, the weather, the children know: Just breathe. Just be. (By Emily Murdock)

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“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”


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It started

John walks into his 5th floor apartment after a long day of work. He exhaustively sinks into his favorite arm chair, puts up his footrest, turns on the TV, and turns to his wife Hannah, “Honey, please get me a drink, I think it’s about to start.” Hannah rolls her eyes, heads to the kitchen, takes out a beer from the fridge, and brings it to John. “Honey”, said John, five minutes later, “please get me another one quickly before it starts.” “WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH YOU, YOU LAZY GOOD FOR NOTHING!” Hannah exclaimed, “DO YOU THINK I’M YOUR PERSONAL WAITER!? YOU PLOP YOURSELF DOWN ON YOUR EASY CHAIR AND EXPECT ME TO BE AT YOUR BECK AND CALL!? IS THAT ALL I’M GOOD FOR!? John sighs, and mutters under his breath, “it started….”

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Without her man

When I was a proofreader, I shared with my coworkers this example to illustrate how writing can skew based on gender: A professor wrote on the blackboard, “Woman without her man is nothing.” The students were then instructed to insert the proper punctuation. The men wrote, “Woman, without her man, is nothing.” The women wrote, “Woman! Without her, man is nothing.

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Outhouse

A man gathered all of his children together and said “Children when George Washington knocked down the cherry tree, he told his father honestly that it was him , now answer me honestly, Who knocked down the outhouse? Finally the youngest son admitted it was him, at which he received a lashing he wouldn’t soon forget. “That’s not fair” complained the son, “George Washington didn’t get punished when he told the truth.” “Son” replied the Father “The difference is, that George Washington’s father wasn’t in the tree when he knocked it down!”

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“Sugar why don’t you sit down by the table and we’ll start supper,” said Dorothy to her husband of 50 years. “Sure thing,” said her husband settling himself down. “Now darling, would you like the soup first or the salad,” questioned Dorothy. “Umm I guess I’ll take the soup.” he responded. After a whole meal of one endearing term after another, their guest Bob couldn’t contain his curiosity any longer. Bob snuck into the kitchen and asked, “Dorothy do you always talk to your husband like that?” “Bob, I’ll be honest with you,” Dorothy replied. “It’s been five years now, I just can’t remember his name, and I am just too embarrassed to ask him!”:

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Landlord problem

Sir you have got to help!” said the tearful man at the door. “There is a family that I know very well that is in desperate need of money. The Father has been out of a job for over a year, they have five kids at home with barely a bit of food to eat. The worst part is, that they are about to kicked out of the house and they will be left on the streets without a roof over their heads!” The man concluded with one last heart wrenching sob. “Well,” said the man at the door, “that really is a sad story. Why don’t you come inside and we’ll talk about it a little more.” “So how much money is needed exactly?” asked the man when they were both seated. “Oh it’s really terrible”, said the man starting up again, “why just for the rent $3000 is needed by tomorrow otherwise they’ll be kicked out onto the streets.” “How do you know so much about this situation?” asked the man as he reached for his check book. “Well,” said the man breaking down once more “they are my tenants.” IF YOUR LOVED ONE HAS BEEN PLACED ON HOSPICE care, I will come to the home in Minden or Gardnerville to provide a gentle, comfort-touch massage, 28 years experience, Certified and state licensed #439, Debbie (775)233-1995

November 5th - Happy Birthday Nick! Love Always Ma

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Earth’s ant population

To say that ants outnumber people on Earth would be a gross understatement. According to a new study, there are estimated to be 2.5 million times more ants on this planet than people. In total, that’s 20 quadrillion — or 20,000,000,000,000,000 — ants. A team of researchers from Australia, Germany and Hong Kong analyzed 489 studies that gathered data on ground- and tree-dwelling ants in different habitats across all continents to come up with the mind-bending estimate. The research could help scientists understand the role that ants play in ecosystems and provide a way to assess how these insects and others are affected by threats such as climate change. “Our results provide a crucial baseline for exploring environmental drivers of ant-abundance patterns and for tracking the responses of insects to environmental change,” the scientists wrote in the study, which was published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study also estimated that the total mass of ants on the planet works out to roughly 12 megatons of dry carbon, a huge sum that hints at their ubiquity, said Mark Wong, a Forrest Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Western Australia. Taken together, the total mass of ants on the planet would actually outweigh all of the world’s wild birds and mammals, he added. “We found that there are literally tons of ants on Earth, which really underscores their ecological value,” Wong said in a statement. Ants can be found in nearly all habitats except for polar regions, according to the study. Forests and arid parts of the planet had the most ant specimens, while tropical zones had the highest density

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Senior Joke – Cute!

“My memory is gone Mildred, so I changed my password to “Incorrect.” That way when I log in with the wrong password, the computer will tell me…“Your password is incorrect.” Writing the Editor - We welcome all articles, letters, jokes and comments on Sierra Scoop, local issues, community news and free private party ads, published as space provides. These articles, letters, comments do not necessarily reflect our opinion. All public input is welcome. sierrascoop@charter.net, (775)782-4520

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of ant populations, the researchers found. “Our results show that the numbers of ants are highest in the tropics, which include areas facing some of the strongest pressures from human disturbances and environmental change,” Wong said in the statement. The scientists called the new estimate conservative and said more research is needed to assess the role that ants play in their terrestrial ecosystems. “Per hectare, ants move up to 13 tons of soil mass per year,” study lead author Patrick Schultheiss, a biologist at the University of Würzburg in Germany, said in a statement. As such, “they have a great influence on maintaining the nutrient cycle and also play a decisive role in the distribution of plant seeds.” Previous studies have had worrying outlooks for the world’s insect populations. A series of studies published in January 2021 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that climate change, invasive species, light pollution, changes in agriculture and the use of insecticides and herbicides are collectively causing the loss of around 1% to 2% of Earth’s insects each year. A separate study published in April 2020 in the journal Science found that the planet has lost more than one-quarter of its landdwelling insects in the past 30 years. “Ants provide key ecological services — not only in natural systems but also in our farms, plantations, parks and cities — so it is in our best interest to monitor populations and investigate how they are responding to warming climates,” Wong said. SEMI-RETIRED FINISH CARPENTER Door install/repairs, security screens, deadbolts, shelving, moldings, barn/ wood plank-shiplap-beadboard wall covering and cabinet installation. Call Mark (775)782-6198 or (775)790-5927

Personal thank you!

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Plink! Plink! Plink!

A middle-aged woman seemed sheepish as she visited her gynecologist. ‘Come now,‘ coaxed the doctor, ‘you‘ve been seeing me for years! There‘s nothing you can‘t tell me.‘ ‘This one‘s kind of strange…‘ ‘Let me be the judge of that,‘ the doctor replied. ‘Well,‘ she said, ‘yesterday I went to the bathroom in the morning and heard a plink-plink-plink in the toilet; and when I looked down, the water was full of pennies.‘ ‘I see.‘ ‘That afternoon I went again and there were nickels in the bowl.‘ ‘Uh-huh‘ ‘That night,‘ she went on, ‘there were dimes and this morning there were quarters! You‘ve got to tell me what‘s wrong with me!,‘ she implored, ‘I‘m scared out of my wits!‘ The gynecologist put a comforting hand on her shoulder. ‘There, there, it‘s nothing to be scared about, You‘re simply going through the change.‘ GET FAST INTERNET! UP TO 40 MBPS, WIRELESS! (not satellite, not DSL). Great in rural areas, www.rural-internet.us or call Patrick (775)297-4777 TWO BIKE SARIS RACK WITH 2” RECEIVER with locks, asking $275 (775)781-0512 COMPUTER PROBLEMS? DO YOU NEED help connecting your gadgets? On-site computer repair and network configurations, Honest and Affordable, justin.nelson@goowy.com (775)450-3735

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On the way to a funeral

There is nothing fun about a funeral, but despite that, I had a good laugh at the following reaction by my two children. We, along with a bunch of other relatives, were following the hearse of my late great aunt. When my daughter, who always tends to focus on the morbid things in life raised the dreaded question, “Dad, what’s going to happen to us when you die?” My son who was busy texting one of his friends at the time barely glanced up from his phone. “We’ll go in the limousine dummy.” WILL TEAR DOWN AND BUY OLD WOODEN Barns and Barn Wood! Insured and bonded (775)782-9192 NICE PATIO SET, ROUND TOP WITH FOUR CHAIRS $75 (775)392-0044 TIRED OF BEING DULL? I SHARPEN CHEFS knives, scissors of all types, TJ’S Sharpening (775)841-1079 “The best makeup a girl can wear is her smile.”

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The Five Finger Prayer

1. Thumb (people who are close to you) Your thumb is nearest to you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C.S. Lewis once said, a “sweet duty”. 2. Pointer (people who point the way) The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers. 3. Tall Finger (people in authority) The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God’s guidance. 4. Ring Finger (people who are weak) The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger; as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need your prayers day and night. You cannot pray too much for them. 5. Little Finger (your own needs) And lastly comes our little finger; the smallest finger of all. Which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, “the least shall be the greatest among you.” Your pinky should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.


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Act 2

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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

Practice isn’t always a good sign!

I was very happy when an acquaintance of mine informed me that she was engaged. Trying to help, I told her that before my marriage, I went for premarital counseling and found it very helpful. “Oh, we don’t need counseling,” she quickly assured me, “we were both married several times before!”

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A visit to the Audiologist

After much nagging from his wife, Sam was visiting the audiologist. Yes, he would need hearing aids and they ranged in price from $10 to $2,000, was what he was told. “I’ll try the $10 pair” Sam said. The nurse placed the hearing aids into his ears and hung a wire around his neck. “Does the wire really have to be around my neck?” asked Sam. “Why of course!” replied the nurse. “You think these things in your ears do anything?! It’s the wire around your neck – it makes people talk louder!” WINE MAKING EQUIPMENT, USED – VERY GOOD, Crusher-destemmer, #45 grape press, Teel pump, floor corker, bottle spritzer and drying tree, 5 gallon carboys (10), 6 gallon carboys (1), 20 gallon SS pressure tank, 30 gallon SS pressure tank, CO2 tank and regulator, several 50 gallon fermentation drums, fermentation blankets, 5 gallon soda pressure tanks (5), barrel stands (2), miscellaneous tubing, miscellaneous SS tri-clover and plastic fittings, burette, Asking $1,900 OBO (775)265-9159

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Are computers masculine or feminine?

A French Teacher was explaining to her class that in French, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine. E.g. ‘house’ is feminine – ‘la maison’, ‘Pencil’ is masculine – ‘le crayon’. A student asked, ‘what gender is ‘computer’? Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into 2 groups – male and female and asked them to decide for themselves whether ‘computer’ should be a masculine or feminine noun. Each group was asked to give four reasons for the recommendations. The men’s group decided that ‘computer’ should definitely be of the feminine gender (la computer), because: No one but their creator understands their internal logic. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for immediate later retrieval. And... As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it. The women’s group, however, concluded that computers should be masculine (le computer), because: In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on. They have a lot of data but still can’t think for themselves. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time, they ARE the problem, And... As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have gotten a better model. The women won. 1994 HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘SPRINGER’, LOTS OF chrome, ‘Screaming Eagle’ electronics, 3,500 original miles, asking $7,500 (775)843-0477

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Happy November Birthdays!

Here’s a wish for happiness and many dreams come true, not only on your special day, but always all life through. Happy Birthday! WANTED! COMIC BOOKS AND/OR SPORTS CARDS, I can come to you (562)706-4224 FENCE PAINTING, SEMI RETIRED, EXPERIENCED, seasonal discounts (775)901-2940 COLLECTOR’S ITEMS: 1988-2020 HOLIDAY BARBIE Collection, Guardian Serviceware, Children’s Antique Rocking Chairs, Kirby Vacuum, Sheffield Dinnerware “Elegance”, Lenox Brookdale China, Fisher Price toys, Steeler Memorabilia, Old games (Chinese Checkers, Movie Mania, Trivia Pursuit etc.), and “Grow-Up” girls porcelain figurines. Carson City (702)280-5795 MONUMENTS UNLIMITED, HEADSTONES, curbing, granite and concrete, all colors available, quality work (775)720-1627 “It is man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways. “Buddha

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Feeding the homeless

Feeding the homeless is a very rewarding experience! I started a monthly thing in my community. Each month, I spend $100 and buy a lot of non-perishable food such as spaghettios with pulltab lids, granola bars, apple sauce cups, pudding cups, Slim-Jims, juice boxes etc. Basically, food that doesn’t require heating, refrigeration, or a can-opener since homeless people don’t have those things. Then I package the food in gallon sized ziplock bags. ($100 of food makes about 30 bags) I like to put cute heart stickers on the bags just for added cuteness. Then I walk around downtown and I hand a bag to everyone who looks like they could use some free food. I’ve been doing it every month for months, and it’s extremely rewarding. WESTINGHOUSE 9500 WATT PORTABLE GENERATOR, Remote Electric Start, Transfer Switch Ready 30A Outlet, New in box (small dent in frame) $520 (775)220-3189 CLASSIC FORD TRUCK, 1988 F250 CLUB CAB, 460CID, original owner, original miles 74,000, new tires, runs great, good condition, asking $11,500 (775)265-1927

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I want to be like my little girl

Generally, many of us feel that our kids should be like us. They should learn good things from us they should behave the way we teach them. Surprisingly when I see my 2 year old little girl, I feel that I have so much to learn from her. I want to laugh the way she laughs nonstop on small small things. I want to be as free as she is .... happy in her own world. Laughing loudly on getting even a torn piece of paper. Running for bubbles... dancing to music... crying for a second and next moment again hugging tightly your dear ones. Fearless sleep.. doesn’t care what’s gonna happen in the next moment... wow what a beautiful way to live life. Wish to live like u my little birdie. (by Ryoti) ROOF! WE DO ROOFS FOR A LIVING, NOT FOR a hobby! High quality, economical price, call Ed (775)297-2320 FIRST CUT HAY READY FOR PICK-UP in Coleville, CA 3 strand, 88 bale blocks, cow hay, 50 bale minimum purchase, quantity discounts available. Call (775)720-7667


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Stop the Negativity

As a college student I obviously have many social media sites that I check very, and I do mean very, religiously. Every day when I log on to my social sites, I see many people posting and tweeting about various things. Most things are harmless or funny, but some are extremely negative. I see people talking poorly about their parents, employers, co-workers, friends, and even the government. Why? Why do you have to say those types of things on social media? You can complain and whine and whatever, but it probably won’t change anything and it might just come back and bite you. Employers nowadays check the social media sites of their employees. They can see everything you say and post. Clearly, it isn’t smart to share negative thoughts about your boss or co-workers online because in the long run, it will hurt you. Maybe your boss now doesn’t mind your posts, but in the future, other employers will not hire you because of how poorly you used to talk about your old job. Posting things will not help the situation. Go and communicate with your boss or co-worker if you have a problem or a concern. Don’t vent on social media. Don’t post harmful things about family or friends or anyone for that matter. Everything you put online is there forever and your words can come back to haunt you. The continuous negativity causes a destructive ripple effect that no one wants. Instead of expressing displeasure through your social media sites, why not focus on the positives of life? Talk about your friends, children, and parents in an upbeat way. Each and every person has something to be thankful for and it is time for us to funnel our posts to focus only on the good things life has to offer. Thank people for what they have done for you or just because they

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are an encouraging influence in your life. Tell your family that you love them and appreciate them. Share your family’s accomplishments without putting others down. Positivity is so incredibly important and contagious. If you post optimistic things, you will start to think only about the positives, and you will minimize the negatives. It will make your life a whole lot happier. Use the positives to set an example. So many people see your posts on your sites and do you really want all your friends to see how negative you are? Do you want to be known as a “Debbie Downer”? No. I didn’t think so. I know that we, as citizens, have freedom of speech and we are all entitled to our own opinion, but that doesn’t mean we need to put everything on the Internet that we don’t agree with. Facebook and Twitter is not a place to vent or argue all the time. It is a place to share good news and life milestones with your family and friends. So, stop the negativity. Stop it everywhere. Not just on social media, but in general. Negativity does nothing and has no benefits whatsoever. Positivity can go a long, long way. It is important for us to be optimistic in every aspect of life. Think and speak positively about things and your outlook on life will be much brighter. (odysseyonline.com) RENT ME FOR WINTER CLEANING, PUT A roll-off dumpster at your home, you load or, we remove, ask us about out loading assistance available (775)297-2320 JAMES THE TECH GUY, IN-HOME services at a fair price, setup TV’s, computers, internet, security cameras, computer lessons (775)515-2316


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Spell Check Failure

FIRST TEXT MESSAGE: Hi, Morris. This is Saul, next door. I’ve been riddled with guilt for a few months and have been trying to get the courage to tell you face-to-face. When you’re not around, I’ve been sharing your wife, day and night, probably much more than you. I haven’t been getting it at home recently. I know that’s no excuse. The temptation was just too great. I can’t live with the guilt & hope you’ll accept my sincere apology and forgive me. Please suggest a fee for usage and I’ll pay you. - Saul Feeling enraged and betrayed, Morris went next door and strangled Saul. He returned home, strangled his wife, poured himself a stiff drink, and sat on the sofa. Morris then looked at his phone and discovered a second text message from Saul. SECOND TEXT MESSAGE: Hi, Morris. Saul here again. Sorry about the typo in my last text. I assume you figured it out and noticed that the darn Spell-Check had changed “wi-fi” to “wife.” Technology, huh? It’ll be the death of us. LITTLE GIANT LADDER SYSTEM, SKYSCRAPPER M17, 9’-17’ Stepladder, aluminum, 300 lb. capacity, like new $500; 32’ heavy duty aluminum extension ladder, like new $300, Both for $750 (330)651-4948 SOLAR GENERATOR WITH 2 SOLAR PANELS, brand new, never used, still in boxes, asking $1,500 (775)265-1670

Sell it!

As my wife and I prepared for our garage sale, I came across a painting. Looking at the back, I discovered that I had written “To my beautiful wife on our fifth anniversary. I love you … Keith.” Feeling nostalgic about a gift I’d given her 25 years earlier, I showed it to her, thinking we should rehang the picture. After gazing at my message for a few seconds, she replied, “You know, I think a black marker would cover over all that so that we could sell it.” “Grief is the price we pay for love!”

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Is it normal for dogs to eat goose poop?

It may not be something that you normally see, but it is actually quite common for dogs to eat goose poop. There are actually several different reasons why your dog may be attracted to the taste of goose poop. One of the main reasons why dogs eat goose droppings is because they’re attracted to the taste. Dogs have a stronger sense of smell than humans, so they can often detect smells that we can’t. This includes the smell of goose feces. Generally, eating goose poop is not harmful to dogs. However, there are a few exceptions. If your dog eats goose poop that contains parasites, it could become infected with the parasites, such as Giardia. Eating too much goose poop can also lead to gastrointestinal issues, such as diarrhea or vomiting. If your dog is eating a large amount of goose poop, it’s important to speak to your veterinarian. (petsdogslife.com) BLIND AND WINDOW CLEANING SERVICES, residential and commercial, multi story specialist, mobile blind cleaning, pressure washing, awning cleaning, snow removal, Call Unlimited for a clear view! (775)883-6629

Sell it!

As my wife and I prepared for our garage sale, I came across a painting. Looking at the back, I discovered that I had written “To my beautiful wife on our fifth anniversary. I love you … Keith.” Feeling nostalgic about a gift I’d given her 25 years earlier, I showed it to her, thinking we should rehang the picture. After gazing at my message for a few seconds, she replied, “You know, I think a black marker would cover over all that so that we could sell it.” PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this paper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitations or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” This magazine will not knowingly accept any advertisement for real estate which is a violation of the law; our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this publication are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free.

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November 6th - Daylight Savings Ends

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Menopause

Two men are talking and one says to the other, “My wife’s doctor says she has menopause, and, man, has she been moody lately. How long do the symptoms of menopause usually last?” The other man replies, “Let me put it this way: menopause will be listed as the cause on your death certificate.” LAZY BOY COUCH AND LOVE SEAT, PALE PASTEL print $200 OBO; Swatch collection ‘Rough Rider, suitable for quilting $50 OBO; cat carriers, various sizes $10 each; pet crates; medium sliding glass doggie door with cover $50 OBO; seed spreader $10; about 100 Big Band CD’s $50 for all OBO (775)267-3119

VFW Breakfast

Topaz VFW Post 3630 is again hosting a monthly breakfast 8:00am-9:30am at the TRE Community Center, 3939 Carter Way on the 4th Saturday of each month. The breakfast is to rally support for the TRE Veterans by bringing together families and friends for a fun event. $5 Adults, $3 Children under 10. The VFW Post 3630 has a regular meeting at 4:00pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. New members are always welcome!


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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” How to explain Veterans Day to your kids

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Cooking a Turkey

Last Thanksgiving, my mom decided to play a trick on my sister (who’s blonde). To get her out of the house, she convinced her that we needed more half and half for the coffee. While my sister was out, my mom took the turkey out of the oven, removed the stuffing, stuffed a Cornish hen, then put it inside the turkey, packing stuffing all around it. She then put the turkey back in the oven. When everything was ready, my sister took the turkey out of the oven and began to remove the stuffing. When she felt something, she reached in and pulled out the Cornish hen. Pretending to be shocked, by mother exclaimed, “Patti, you’ve cooked a pregnant turkey!” My sister began to cry and was inconsolable. It took us half an hour to convince her that turkeys lay eggs! PAINTER, SEMI-RETIRED WITH 40+ YEARS experience in Nevada, Save Money, Get Seasonal Discount Now, inside or out, Fences (775)901-1912 SEMI RETIRED PAINTER, INTERIOR, EXTERIOR and cabinets, no two story houses, based in Minden area, call John (831)801-0003

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For kids, especially the young ones, Veterans Day might not seem like much more than a day off from school. And, if your kids are anything like my 4-year-old, they have little to no awareness of the important role that veterans play in our everyday lives. This time of year, therefore, presents parents with the perfect opportunity to teach our smallest citizens about the significance of such a holiday like Veterans Day. Hopefully, these questions and answers can help you as you broach the subject with your kiddos. Who is a veteran? Answering this question is important because it helps kids understand the honorees behind the holiday. A veteran is a former member of the armed services or military. Branches of the military include the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, and veterans may have served during times of war or peace. Perhaps a member of your family is currently serving in the military. Or maybe a grandfather, aunt or distant cousin is retired from the armed forces. To get the conversation started, try to find a picture of them in uniform and explain the importance of their job to your kid. If you know anyone who’s a veteran, consider asking them to set up a time to chat with your child. They might be willing to show them their service memorabilia, photos or stories or even wear their uniform to help your child better understand the concept of what it means to serve. Remember, veterans aren’t just friends and family; they’re everywhere! They don’t always wear uniforms or talk about their service, but that makes it all the more important to acknowledge them and the sacrifices they made, whether on Veterans Day or any other day. What is Veterans Day? Veterans Day is a U.S. federal holiday that honors American veterans of all wars — whether or not they currently serve — and gives us the opportunity to show our gratitude for the sacrifices they made to protect our freedoms. Your kids might’ve noticed that Veterans Day lands on the same day every year: November 11th. That’s because it actually started out as another holiday, known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day commemorated the day in 1918, when Germany and the Allied nations signed a temporary truce that became the symbolic, yet unofficial, end of World War I. (The official end of the war came about with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.) According to the History Channel, the truce (or “armistice”) was signed “on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.” For this reason, Armistice Day was observed by many countries on or close to November 11th. In fact, this day was so important that the U.S. government declared it a legal federal holiday in 1938, “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.’” In addition to its focus on peace and goodwill, it was also meant to be a day of gratitude for the sacrifices made by the veterans of that war. In 1954, the U.S. government legally changed the name of Armistice Day to “Veterans Day,” in an effort to honor the veterans of all wars (including those of World War II and the Korean War), and not just those of World War I. What’s the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day? Many people confuse Veterans Day and Memorial Day, but it’s an important distinction to keep in mind. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, “Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who


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died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. “While those who died are also remembered, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime.” (R. Murphy) TRUCKING, DUMP TRUCK, BOBCAT/LOADER, Excavation and Water Truck Services, call Wade Draper - EMS Transport at (775)690-1671 G & J LANDSCAPING MAINTENANCE, TRIM, prune, fertilize, aerate, sprinklers, General clean-up, Free Estimates, Victor (775)291-1672

Feeling Pregnant

“Ok everyone,” said the instructor at the birthing class trying to get everyone’s attention. “We are going to do an exercise now to help the men sympathize with their partners.” “We have here what’s called a pregnancy suit,” said the woman instructor, holding up an artificial stomach with a strap. “This imitates the feeling of being pregnant.” Which husband volunteers to be the first one to try it on?” “I will” said one man, taking the suit and trying it on. “This isn’t too bad said the man walking around. I think I could get used to this.” “Ok”, said the instructor smiling, “now I would like you to bend down and pick up my pen from the floor.” “You want me to pick it up?” he said hesitantly, “just as I would if I was pregnant?” “Yes!” said the instructor. “Honey,” said the man turning to his wife “do you mind picking up that pen for me?”

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Custodian Job Opening

Douglas County School District is currently accepting applications for Custodian at George Whittell High (40 hours per week) Starting Salary: $17.51/hr. or up to 5 years of experience; Full benefits; medical, dental, vision & life insurance. Paid sick leave, vacation & holidays. NV PERS retirement. For more information, please contact Bill Blumenthal, Facilities Supervisor at wblument@dcsd.k12.nv. us or visit our website at dcsd.k12.nv.us/employment to complete an application. “A MOVING EXPERIENCE” - MOVE ASSISTANCE, 25+ years experience, Senior Discounts! KenJeter, kenjeter65@ gmail.com or (775)530-8932


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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Erasing The Evidence

I woke up in the middle of the night with a start. My aging and aching back had jolted me awake with a sharp pain. I got up and stretched in the dark until it eased, laid back down again, and shut my eyes. I couldn’t go back to sleep, though. Finally, I gave up and switched on the television. One of those early morning infomercials was on. Two women were going on and on about a new product that hid the wrinkles around their eyes and mouths. I watched for a minute then switched it back off. One thought came to my mind: “Why are they erasing the evidence of so much laughter and so many smiles?” I walked into my bathroom, turned on the light, and looked into the mirror. My own laugh lines were deeper and more numerous than ever. They rippled out from my smile and my eyes like waves of joy and I loved the way they looked. There was nothing ugly about them at all. They spoke of countless thousands of smiles, wonderful moments of laughter, and a life lived in happiness as much as possible. I certainly didn’t look as young as I once did, but I still wouldn’t trade my wrinkles for the world. There are many parts of aging that I could do without. I would love to have the energy, eyesight, and muscle mass I had at eighteen. My aching back I would give up without a second thought. But I want to keep my laugh lines right where they are. They are the road map of my life. They are a painting of my choices. They are the evidence of a life well-lived and a life well-loved. I think that the Hand of God helps to draw those lines around our eyes and mouth so that we can recognize the kindness and goodness in ourselves and in others. Don’t cover yours up then. Show them off. Give them a workout. Make them deeper with every smile you share. Let them shine in your laughter and in your love for all your life here. (by J. Mazzela) WEEKLY LAWN CARE AND AERATION, 17+ years experience, quality service, serving Carson Valley, Carson Valley Lawn Care, Insured (775)230-2546

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Retired Mom

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My mother was browsing in a store when a saleswoman offered assistance. Mom admitted she didn’t have anything particular in mind, and the pair started chatting. The woman quickly learned that Mom was retired. Interested, she confessed that she, too, was considering retirement. Mom immediately started telling her how much she liked no longer working and how the saleswoman would enjoy it too. Finally, convinced by Mom’s enthusiasm, she asked, “How long have you been retired?” Mom said, “This is my first day.”

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Christmas Truce of 1914

Starting on Christmas Eve, many German and British troops sang Christmas carols to each other across the lines, and at certain points the Allied soldiers even heard brass bands joining the Germans in their joyous singing. At the first light of dawn on Christmas Day, some German soldiers emerged from their trenches and approached the Allied lines across no-man’s-land, calling out “Merry Christmas” in their enemies’ native tongues. At first, the Allied soldiers feared it was a trick, but seeing the Germans unarmed they climbed out of their trenches and shook hands with the enemy soldiers. The men exchanged presents of cigarettes and plum puddings and sang carols and songs. There was even a documented case of soldiers from opposing sides playing a good-natured game of soccer. Some soldiers used this short-lived ceasefire for a more somber task: the retrieval of the bodies of fellow combatants who had fallen within the no-man’s land between the lines. The so-called Christmas Truce of 1914 came only five months after the outbreak of war in Europe and was one of the last examples of the outdated notion of chivalry between enemies in warfare. It was never repeated—future attempts at holiday ceasefires were quashed by officers’ threats of disciplinary action—but it served as heartening proof, however brief, that beneath the brutal clash of weapons, the soldiers’ essential humanity endured. During World War I, the soldiers on the Western Front did not expect to celebrate on the battlefield, but even a world war could not destroy the Christmas spirit.

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Happy 23rd Anniversary Sierra Scoop!

“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. They are not dependent on us. We are dependent on them. They are not an interruption in our work. They are the purpose of it. They are not an outsider in our business. They are part of it. We are not doing them a favor by serving them. They are doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.” (author unknown) With deepest gratitude and appreciation for your continuous support and loyalty, I thank you so very much! Lisa Coffron/ Publisher 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 CASH PAID FOR VINTAGE COSTUME JEWELRY. All Types Including: Bracelets, Necklaces, Pins, Rings, Silver, Copper, Pot Metal, Rhinestones, Lockets, Charm Bracelets, Men’s Jewelry, Old Watches, Military Jewelry, Old Mexican and Indian Tourist Jewelry. Larger Quantities Preferred. Please leave phone number and clear message on my phone. I return all calls. Call or text Joanne at (775)430-2352 SPECIALIZING IN GARAGES, ADDITIONS, REMODELS, decks, patio covers, free estimates, NV#0080432, Redline Construction Inc. (775)781-3955 PET CARE SERVICE! JODY WADDING, OWNER since 1991, references available, boarding offered or visit your home; horses, dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, fish… JWPetCare@ aol.com (775)782-1212 or (775)781-1065 MOBILE HOME FOR SALE IN TOPAZ LAKE Mobilehome Park, $550 monthly fee: 2 bedroom/2 bath 1440 sq. ft. mobile home on Lake Topaz. All upgraded and a 800 sq. ft. deck overlooking Lake Topaz $225,000, Pat (775)781-2273 WOOD STOVE PELLETS, WE SELL Pellets, cleanest burning, highest heat output, out performs all others, North Idaho Energy logs by the pallet or singles, bensonfeed.com, ½ cord almond firewood, Benson Feed, Carson City (775)882-3999 HYDRAULIC CYLINDER REPAIR AND REBUILD, All makes models and year, Commercial Equipment, Tractors, Fork Lifts, Log splitters, Farm equipment, Dump Trucks and Trailers, Boats and RVs, Welding and Machining, Ramco Fabrication, shawn@ramcofab.com or (775)267-7358 PIANO, GUITAR, COMPOSITION LESSONS. ALL LEVELS and ages. Experienced teachers with music degrees. Jim and Janet, Sunridge/Carson City (415)678-0504

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“The Paper With A Hometown Flavor” Best Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here, so our minds have turned to what time has taught us, to what we’ve learned: We often focus all our thoughts on shiny things we’ve shopped and bought; we take our pleasure in material things forgetting the pleasure that friendship brings. If a lot of our stuff just vanished today, we’d see the foundation of each happy day is special relationships, constant and true and that’s when our thoughts go directly to you! Wishing you and your families a Thanksgiving full of love and joy! Sierra Scoop WORLD WAR II RETRO PISTOLS, NON FIRING Browning hi-powered P/38 $45 each; all with co cking action; shotgun stock with pistol grip and shell casing for Mossberg and Remington, new $25, Peter (775)223-1658 2X8 LIVESTOCK WATERER, NEVER USED. LOOKS used but brand new. Contact Ken, Minden (818)437-7409 9.2 ACRE FEET SUPPLEMENTAL CARSON VALLEY Water Rights, asking $17,000 (775)901-6604 ROSSI, GALLERY 22, 22LR, PUMP/SLIDE, NEW in box, $325. PSA AR10, 308/762, 18”BBL, scope, $1300. FN, High Power, 9mm, 5”BBL, 2 mags, $900. Radical Firearms, AR15, 556/223, new in box, $600. PSA, AR/AK hybrid, 10.5” BBL, new, $625 (775)720-6076 “If life gives you lemons….. Grab some salt, and bring on the tequila shots!!”

Sparkling Beaded Snowflake Craft for kids

Little fingers will find these sparkling ornaments easy and fun to make! You’ll Need: Scissors, Silver and/or blue tinsel pipe cleaners, 2 per snowflake Blue, white, silver plastic pony beads. Cut the pipe cleaners in half so that you have 4 pieces. Make a cross with two pieces, twist and secure. then add the other two pieces, twist and secure. Add a few beads to each piece of pipe cleaner. Bend the ends of each piece just enough to prevent the beads from falling off. Add an ornament hanger or make a loop with the pipe cleaner for hanging. BUFFO’S HVAC and REFRIGERATION, Gardnerville, is hiring a residential refrigeration mechanic - Provides timely, quality diagnoses and repair of residential refrigeration systems. Please contact Sarah at buffosrefrigeration@gmail.com for more details WOOD BOOK CASE, 79” TALL X 30”WIDE X 18” DEEP, 3 shelves on top 2 door storage on bottom. $35; Chandelier, antique gold, 5 arm, new in box $35; New shipping/storage boxes, misc. sizes, 20 boxes, #20, Partial roll of bubble wrap, 15” wide, $10; New Husky “Bucket Jockey” tool bucket $10 (775)762-2210 24’ LOUISVILLE PRO TOP LADDER MODEL L-3022, 300 pounds, type 1A $150 (775)267-5348

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