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Get a warm feeling by helping Meals on Wheels

Carolyn Tate and Maizie Harris Jesse
For the Appeal

Everyone knows what a great deal Meals on Wheels is, but you also should know that it costs a lot of money to continue … and that’s where the Capitol Quilters come in. Rochelle Summers tells us that they are raffling off a beautiful quilt to benefit MOW, and for $1 (or 6 for $5), you can visualize yourself wrapped up in it come winter time in front of a big fireplace, sipping a cup of hot cocoa. Fifty quilters worked on it, and Jean Kvam of The Sewing Studio quilted it. The drawing will be on Sept. 7, but you can see it tomorrow (and buy tickets) at the Farmer’s Market. Or, if you don’t make it down there, go to the Senior Center and they will sell you some. Beautiful quilt, great cause!

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We hope Tad Dunbar, KOLO-TV’s long time anchor, has a wonderful retirement … we will miss him. We will also miss Panithia’s Grill (formerly Juicy’s) and their wonderful Greek food. They are not in business any more. However, we do have one item of cheery news: There’s a new micro brew pub in town, The Feisty Goat Pub, at 1881 E. Long. Lucas Whitmore and Rob Rasner have just opened up and are looking for some thirsty customers. Here’s to ya!

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Terry Beauchamp found this “living will” from “Maxine (Carolyn says it applies to herself): “I, Maxine, being of sound mind and body, do not wish to be kept alive by artificial means. Under no circumstances should my fate be put in the hands of pinhead politicians who couldn’t pass ninth-grade biology, or anyone interested in simply running up the bills. If a reasonable amount of time passes and I fail to ask for at least one of the following: chocolate, fried shrimp, chocolate, Italian food, chocolate, pizza, chocolate, tequila, ice cream, chocolate, it should be presumed that I won’t ever get better. When such a determination is reached, I hereby leave instructions to pull the plug, reel in the tubes, and call it a day.” Amen.

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Maizie is pleased to tell you that the National Republican Congressional Committee has conveyed upon her the “Congressional Order of Merit.” Of course, before she receives this tribute in their register, they would like her to pony up a “few” bucks in order to get this thing rolling. Don’t hold your breath.

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With all the forest fires and drought in the West, and all the flooding in the South, makes you wonder why we don’t have a series of pipelines to funnel extra water from the flood-soaked areas to those areas that really need the water. Or are we ahead of our time?

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First Lady Dawn Gibbons spoke recently at the Kiwanis Club about the Meth Task Force fighting the drug problem in our area (Carolyn attended as Brian Harris’ guest). She stated that if anyone wants to help with their time or resources, to please call 687-3000. They could surely use you.

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Kiwanis is also looking for about 80 volunteers (you don’t have to be a member) to help with their “Back to School Child-Spree,” on Saturday from 7-9 a.m. Each child needs a chaperone to help them spend their $100 earmarked for clothes. If you can help this Saturday, please call Rita Carman at 883-2807. They would really appreciate it.

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“Little Shop of Horrors” opens at the BAC on Thursday (883-1976), kicking off their summer stock program. Wild Horse Children’s Theater and the Bob Boldrick Theater will have a technical theater workshop on Aug. 17, from 9 a.m.-noon, for students 12 and over. Call 887-0438 to sign up.

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Congratulations to Dr. Rex Baggett … another year older, cuter and wiser; to Michael Paul, a prisoner at NNCC, for graduating, and looking forward to a better life; and to Liz Mitchell and Tom Strekal for being named “life members” of Proscenium Players (an award given to those individuals who work their duffs off) … thanks.

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With all the passport folderol going on, Vernon Manke came through with the following: “An elderly gentleman arrived in Paris by plane. At the French customs desk, the man took a few minutes to locate his passport in his bag. ‘You have been to France before, monsieur?’ the customs officer asked sarcastically. The elderly gentleman admitted that he had. ‘Then you should know you should have your passport ready.’ The American said, ‘The last time I was in France, I didn’t need it.’ ‘Impossible … you always have to show your passport in France.’ The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look, then he quietly explained, ‘Well, when I came ashore on D-Day to help liberate this country, I couldn’t find any Frenchman to show it to.'”

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It’s always nice to see Kathy and Dave Pierson … she’s still with Longs/RiteAid, and he’s the beverage manager at Silver Oak. They were dining at ZBistro, where the owners, Tina and Gilles Galhaut were treating M to a birthday goodie. Always a “yum” there (and many thanks).

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We have a comment on Larry Taylor’s letter to the editor the other day about bicycles. He stated he rides and walks across crosswalks, and why is this objectionable? Here’s our take: It’s a crossWALK, not a crossdrive. If you walk your bike, you’re a pedestrian and we have to stop. If you drive your bike, you’ve just become a vehicle, and are governed by the laws concerning such. So if we don’t stop as you sit astride your bike, don’t get upset … you’re now fair game. Problem solved.

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Ads off the Internet: “Wedding dress for sale. Only worn once by mistake. Call Stephanie.” “Need to get rid of cows. No calves. Gay bull for sale.”

• Carolyn Tate and Maizie Harris Jesse are longtime Carson City residents. Write to them at carolynandmaizie@yahoo.com.