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Nobody asked us, but …Did you remember to spring forward?

Carolyn Tate & Maizie Harris Jesse
For the Nevada Appeal

Did you remember to spring ahead last night? At 2 a.m., you were supposed to turn your clocks to 3 a.m. for daylight saving time. If you didn’t, you’re an hour late for whatever you’re planning to do today. Also, tomorrow, it’s Toga Time, aka the Ides of March, when Caesar bit the dust. And finally, it’ll be St. Patrick’s Day Wednesday … corned beef and cabbage for all. Erin go bragh!

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From the Internet: Gallagher opened the morning newspaper and was shocked to read in the obituaries that he had died. He quickly phoned his best friend, Finney. “Did you see the paper?” asked Gallagher. “They say I died.” “Yes, I saw it,” replied Finney. “Where are ye callin’ from?”

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A big get well to Al Nicholson who’s in the VA Hospital in Reno. And a happy birthday to Dorothy Tate (the Big C’s sister) this week. Tommy Livoti told Carolyn that he auditioned for the Sony Web Series filmed in Nevada and is one step away at this time. One step away from what we’re not sure.

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Great congrats go out to CHS’s Nick Schlager. He just won the 4A State Wrestling Championship in the 135 pounds division. Hooray! Theodore Matthew Toma comes in at 7.5 lbs. after being born in Belgium on March 5, 2010. He joins big brother Alex, and grandmother Sherry Hester is ever so proud. Well done. Many thanks to Charlie Abowd at Adele’s for making the best caramel sundaes ever.

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Lots of fun things coming up: the CTRH Auxiliary is hosting a V&T Wine/Cheese/Dessert train on Saturday, March 27. It will depart from Eastgate at 10 a.m. and will return at 3:15 p.m. It’s $65 per person and includes the ride, lunch, discounts, shuttles, a museum tour, and all those goodies to eat and drink. Call 883-1532 or 445-5142 for tickets and information. And there’s a grand opening reception from 5-6:30 p.m. March 25 at the Nevada State Museum to meet the artists from “Interwoven 2010,” a show on basketry. Everyone is welcome.

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Auditions for the Senior Follies 2010, “Seniors in Paree,” will be held at the Center at 6 p.m. March 16 in the dining room. And Carson Performing Arts will put on “The Wizard of Oz” at 2 p.m. March 20, 21 and 28, and at 7:30 p.m. March 20, 26 and 27 at the Community Center. The show will feature the Flying by Foy group, who will “fly” the lead characters in the show. Pretty exciting. For tickets, go to http://www.boxoffice@carson.K12.nv.us or just “fly in” and take your chances.

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A reader asked us, “Why aren’t moderate Muslims and all the national women’s groups in this country hounding the Arab world for still discriminating against women and keeping them second-class citizens?” The Saudis, Iraqis, Afghans, Pakistanis, Iranians … all keep women from realizing their potential, particularly where religion is concerned. There are some exceptions, but not enough to excuse the silence from the aforementioned groups. Stand up and be heard … then, maybe, changes will come.

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Have a splendid week…and “may ye be in Heaven a half an hour before the Devil knows you’re dead.”

• Carolyn Tate and Maizie Harris Jesse are longtime Carson City residents. They can be reached at editor@nevadaappeal.com.