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No excuse for avoiding flu shots

Carolyn Tate and Maizie Harris Jesse
For the Nevada Appeal

It’s that time of year now … Flu Shots … and you can get them FREE on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the following three places: Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road.; Drive-thru Clinic, Carson City Health Department, 900 E. Long St. (887-2190 for details); and Douglas High School, 1670 State Route. 88 in Minden (684-7579). It doesn’t get any easier than that, and it’s FREE. So, you have NO excuse to avoid getting the shot this year.

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If you’d like to help send boxes of Christmas gifts to our men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan, now is the time to do it. Because one 12 x 12 x 5 1/2 inch box (about the size of a loaf of bread) costs $10.95 to send, NDOT needs help with the postage by Oct. 29. For details, call Annette Ballew at 888-7594, or drop donations off at NDOT at 1263 S. Stewart St. in Carson City. A letter or postcard to a soldier will be much appreciated, also.

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We’ve heard a lot about Joe-Six Pack, moose hunting, pit bulls, and hockey in this year’s elections … yeah, that’s what we want elected … a beer drinking, moose hunting dog lover who yells at hockey games (wink, wink). That, and a karate lesson from the pint-sized Vladimir Putin, ought to put our world in safe hands. If you ascribe to this, we suggest you put money in our stock fund that is going to buy a bridge in Brooklyn.

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Chris Wyatt wanted us to pass this one on from the “joke network”: “A man dies and goes to the Pearly Gates. St. Peter meets him there and asks if he wants to go to Heaven or Hell. ‘What?’ says the man. ‘Heaven, of course.’ ‘Well, you might want to try each for a day before you decide,’ says St. Pete. ‘OK,’ so the man goes down to hell and finds golf courses, beautiful women and delicious food and drink. He has a wonderful time, then goes to heaven where he finds angels sitting on clouds and playing harps. It’s all very lovely, but it’s also very boring. At the appointed time, the man returns to St. Peter and tells him he’d rather go to hell. ‘Done,’ says the saint, and the man is sent directly there. This time, however, it’s filled with fire and brimstone, stale bread and old crones. ‘What happened?’ yells the man. ‘Oh,’ replies St. Peter, ‘yesterday they were campaigning … today, you voted.'”

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The PFLAG Candidate’s night was well attended and the candidates were “candid” (har, har, har … we are so easily entertained). Everyone stayed around to talk afterward, and a good time was had by all. To the candidates who were not able to be there, we would remind them that even if they have areas of disagreement with some people, they still represent ALL of them. A point to think about.

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Happy Birthdays go out to Helaine Jesse, Ryan Jesse, Father Jerry Hanley, Paul Cote’, Giles Galhaut, Marlene Pearson and Brandon Dultz. Let them eat cake. Rick Gunn’s talk and slide show at the Lake was great … if you get a chance to catch him later, do so … you won’t be disappointed.

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One of our readers has complained about the TV ads that tell you “If you want a discount, go to http://www.whatever (put the ad name in here) and print out the coupon.” She doesn’t have a computer and thinks that many older people are in the same boat, and they are the one’s who need the discounts most. Good point. Some ad execs ought to take heed.

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With stocks going into the dumpster, then seesawing back and forth, the following story from the Olson’s (off the Internet) is apropos: “Retirement advice: If you purchased a thousand dollars of any of the following stocks a few years ago, Nortel, Enron, WorldCom, Delta, or United, you would have little or nothing left. However, if you purchased $1,000 worth of beer a year ago, drank the beer and saved the cans for recycling, you would have about $214 left. Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle. It’s called the 401-Keg Plan.”

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Get your tickets NOW for the Premiere Performance of Proscenium Player’s “I Say Nevada!” at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. It’s an original musical spoof of “all things Nevada” by Bobby McGee, and features many CC “stars.” Eloise Koenig is directing, with Maizie Harris Jesse (who she?) assisting. M adds they are having way too much fun doing this, and can hardly wait until the opening night party on Friday, Nov. 7. The play runs weekends through the 22nd, so get your tickets and reservations early (call 883-1976). It’s a blast (dang that Yucca mountain)!

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Bob Herzog got this one off the Internet: “Sign on the back of a septic tank truck … “Caution – This truck is full of political promises.” How true. Have a good week.

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