No jalopy for Jethro as grand marshal in Virginia City’s Labor Day parade |

No jalopy for Jethro as grand marshal in Virginia City’s Labor Day parade

by Becky Bosshart

Appeal Business reporter

Instead of clanking down Rodeo Drive in a jalopy, Former “Beverly Hillbillies” star Max Baer Jr. will roll down C Street in a horse and carriage for Virginia City’s Labor Day parade.

Baer said he was surprised to have been asked to act as grand marshal of the parade (his job description is to sit in the carriage and wave at the spectators).

“I asked why they wanted someone like me. Why don’t you get some celebrity? Someone who’s working now and someone doing something, not a walking corpse. But if you can’t get anybody else, I’ll do it.”

He made only one request, that J.C. Penney or Glenbrook Co. donate the carriage he’s to ride in.

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Baer’s plan to build the $50 million Jethro’s Beverly Hillbillies Mansion and Casino at the old Wal-Mart property on South Carson Street is opposed by the other two property owners within the Southgate Shopping Center, J.C. Penney and Glenbrook Co.

So far, neither have offered to donate the carriage.

The parade starts at noon on Labor Day and will include from 25 to 40 entries.

Developer Landmark Communities received three people’s-choice awards from the 2005 Parade of Homes, awarded recently at a dinner hosted by the Builders Association of Northern Nevada.

Landmark Communities’ Buchanan home at Capital Village won the merit award for a home within the $250,000 to $300,000 range. The Glenmore at Brookhaven won the grand award for a home within the $250,000 to $300,000 range. A Belsera home won a merit award for a $1 million to $1.2 million home.

A panel of judges toured and evaluated each tour home based on a variety of features, such as kitchen area and the amount of workable space.

Click Bond Inc. promoted Karl Hutter to vice president for sales and marketing and Alexander Carter to vice president of manufacturing.

Prior to his promotion, Hutter was Click Bond’s regional Asia-Pacific sales manager and a corporate director. He succeeds James Stemler, who retired last month after 18 years with the company. Hutter has worked with the Click Bond sales department for more than five years. Before joining the sales staff, Hutter served in Click Bond’s engineering department and was responsible for new product development and manufacturability issues. Hutter holds bachelor degrees in systems engineering and operations management from The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Click Bond created the vice president of manufacturing position recently. Carter has worked for Click Bond since its incorporation in 1987 and has been responsible for all manufacturing operations since 1990. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Nevada, Reno. Carter is the co-inventor of one of Click Bond’s major products, the adhesive bonded nutplate.

Engineer Rich Beyak will serve as Quad Knopf’s Northern regional director for the Roseville and Reno offices. Rich offers more than 25 years of engineering and management experience, particularly in environmental consulting. He will be responsible for fulfilling the region’s strategic goals in addition to the direction, supervision/control of operations, business plan sales, revenue and profit objectives.

Greater Nevada Credit Union broke ground Monday on its new branch just east of the Dayton post office on Highway 50 East. The branch, opening in spring 2006, will be a full-service financial institution with two drive-up ATMs and two drive -up teller lanes. It will also have a community meeting room that will be available for use by various local civic, charitable and business organizations.

Greater Nevada is a not-for-profit financial cooperative that has served Northern Nevadan consumers since 1949. The credit union has more than $453 million in assets, nine branches and a nationwide network of ATMs.

Paul Hartgen is the new president and chief executive officer of The Nevada Restaurant Association, an advocate for the Nevada restaurant industry. Hartgen joins the association after serving as president of the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association since 1998.

“It’s a dynamic industry that touches everyone,” Hartgen said. “I am looking forward to becoming a part of Nevada’s growth and being on the forefront of developing new programs and agendas that will help our industry for many years to come.”

Pamela Miller, a doctor of Medical Denturity, recently opened A Better Denture at 2209 South Ave., suite B in South Lake Tahoe.

Miller received her master’s degree in animal science from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1993. She received her doctorate of medical denturity in 2000. She began her career in Carson City in 1972, where she worked for two years.

n Contact reporter Becky Bosshart at or 881-1212.