An embarrassing week for a congressman, and a look ahead to some great events | NevadaAppeal.com

An embarrassing week for a congressman, and a look ahead to some great events

Carolyn Tate and Maizie Harris Jesse
For the Appeal

Janice Ayres has done a lot for this community … she heads the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, has held carnivals at Mills Park, was on the railroad commission, and many other things. So, we would like to ask for the help of the community in her latest quest to help a senior here who is desperately in need of repairs on her home, since her home is falling apart. Janice has set up an account with the First National Bank of Nevada, Account #16504831, for Heidi Manfroi. Or call Janice at 687-4680, ext. 2, for more details. If you can donate, work, get supplies, or are a builder who needs a worthwhile project, please contact her. Heidi’s plight was in the paper a few weeks ago, and little has been done. Thank you, Carson City.

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Speaking of builder’s (well, sort of)… we are annoyed by the signs around town that say “Shame on Metcalf Builders.” Talk about things that give unions a black eye … here are several adults each holding up a sign, not even having the guts to state which union is holding the “labor dispute.” We think the labor union should be working harder to get their workers real jobs, instead of standing around poking their ire at Metcalf Builders.

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Congressman Dean Heller had an embarrassing week last week. He was on a tour of the state, was in a hurry, and asked for a lunch “to go” at a local restaurant. As he was paying for the lunch, he was hungry and started picking at the plate … only to discover the food belonged to the people behind him. They just laughed and took it anyway. And it didn’t stop there. He then went to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center with his daughter, Emmy, to see his niece, Maggie. He and Emmy went into the room and were peering down into her face, only to have the patient ask, “Who are you?” Turns out they were in the wrong room. Maggie was in the next one, and, as they left, the lady said, “Isn’t that Dean Heller?” He was extremely tempted to say, “No, I don’t think so.” So much for the life of a congressman.

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Dorothy Tate took her sister, the big C, out to a fine dinner at the Gold Canyon Steak House in Dayton. She had been given a gift certificate by Bonnie Stryker to welcome her to Dayton (they were talking earlier, and struck up a fine conversation). Their waiter, Gabe, took them on a tour of the building and explained its history, and the chef came out and made sure everything was as they wanted it to be. A real treat for both of them … thanks to everyone there who made it a treat.

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Mallard’s at Empire Ranch is having their last couple’s night on Friday at 7:30 p.m. (golf is earlier). If you want to go, you MUST have reservations by tomorrow. Call 885-1019. Or, maybe, take Kim Johnston and Aaron Brown to dinner, since they announced their engagement this week. Congratulations. Happy Birthday to Pat Josten and Doris Gillie … they are both “a wee bit older.

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WNC (gee, that’s hard to say after all the years of putting two “C’s” at the end) is holding its 10th annual Golf Classic, along with the Greater Nevada Credit Union, at Thunder Canyon on Monday, Sept. 17. Call 445-3240 and sign up. It helps all our teams up there, and is fun for the golfers who attend.

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And now, a few quotes from Reader’s Digest. People you think you know: Jay Leno – “I went into a McDonald’s yesterday and said, ‘I’d like some fries.’ The girl at the counter said, ‘Would you like fries with that?'” Will Shriner – “I called a discount exterminator. A guy came by with a rolled-up magazine.” And, Steven Wright – “When I was a little kid, we had a quicksand box. I was an only child … eventually.”

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The Carson Calendar Girls calendar is on sale at Heart & Home Framing, Carson City Florist, Sugar Pine Cove, Cancer Resource Center and the Senior Center, to name a few more. We really appreciate the support you are showing in buying the calendars. While we reported that Danielle was able to attend the calendar opening because she was having a “good day,” unfortunately, she was admitted to the hospital again because of complications from the cancer. At the time we wrote this, she is out again, but it’s always a touch and go situation. Keep her in your prayers, and thank you for caring.

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We both had the distinct pleasure of having an East Indian dinner in Virginia City on Saturday to help support the Fourth Ward School. Our charming hosts were Paul Yandre and Jeff Teague. They outdid themselves, starting with picking us up at the school in a 1949 Chrysler convertible, then furnishing saris for the women to wear (except for Maizie, who had her own … yah, yah), and caftans and hats for the men. They have renovated the old Cobb Mansion to where it has to be one of the most beautiful homes in Virginia City, or anywhere else, for that matter. Two friends of theirs, Madhu Sharma and her sister, Adarsh Kahn, flew in to prepare the dinner, which was delicious. Madhu is a university professor in Massachusetts, and Adarsh has been a stewardess with Air India for more than 20 years. Both were absolutely lovely. Joining us were Terry Ward, Linda and Tim Morsani, Joan and Belmont Reid, Michelle and John Schmitter, Bev McMahon, and Judy and Ron Gallagher. The hospitality was wonderful, and a delightful time was had by all. If you ever join the Fourth Ward School foundation, you will have the chance to do some terrific things, too, and support them at the same time. Just contact the school in VC (847-0975).

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Some more quotes: Conan O’Brian – “LEGO has announced that they are shutting down their U.S. factory and moving it to Mexico. LEGO employees say it’s their fault because they made the factory too easy to take apart and rebuild somewhere else.” George Carlin – “Have you ever noticed that anybody going slower than you is an idiot and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” And – “Gay people invented sports. Think about it. Boxing: two topless men … in silk shorts … fighting over a belt.” And Alonzo Bodden – “I didn’t understand NASCAR until I met some NASCAR fans. You talk to a couple of NASCAR fans and you’ll see where a shiny car driving in a circle would fascinate them all day. I can make fun of NASCAR fans because if they chase me, I just turn right.” Ohhhhh … Have a great week.

• Carolyn Tate and Maizie Harris Jesse can be reached by e-mail at carolynandmaizie@yahoo.com.