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Good deeds and good entertainment abound on Easter week

Carolyn Tate and Maizie Harris Jesse

Happy Easter on Sunday, the end of Lent, a day when all Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus (in spite of James Cameron, of “Titanic” fame, who thinks he’s found the bones of Jesus), and a day when those who are forgetful among us can hide their own Easter eggs (we can hardly wait. For other Easter egg hunts, check the paper this week). May it be a wonderful day for you and yours.

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We would also like to support Congressman Jon Porter’s plea to have you divest any and all stocks that support or have anything to do with the government of Sudan. They have not done anything to stop the genocide in the Darfur area of their country. So, if you own stock in companies that support the Sudanese government in any way, sell them, and help send a message that we, the American people, will not tolerate the continuing and vicious terror in the region. It is one way that will strike them where it hurts, in the pocketbook, and maybe help bring peace to that nation. Certainly worth a try, since nothing else has seemed to have helped.

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DeeAnn Parsons came up with this one: “A man walks into a bar and asks if there are any specials. The bartender replies, ‘As a matter of fact, yes. We have a new drink invented by a gynecologist patron of ours. It’s a mixture of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and Smirnoff Vodka.’ The guy asks, ‘Good grief, what do you call that?’ ‘It’s a Pabst Smir.'”

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If you recall, we criticized how the police pull over cars on the roadways, and, yes, we did get a reaction. The Nevada Highway Patrol has kindly invited us (and we’ve accepted) to be present in May for “traffic stop scenarios.” There will also be some “limited training regarding patrol procedures and philosophies.” Will let you know if we get “educated.”

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Spiffy news: Carol Scott, of Wildhorse Children’s Theater, has been notified that she is one of Dove’s “50 Most Beautiful Women Over 50” in the May issue of People magazine. Her daughter, Tara, nominated her, and she won. Congratulations, Carol, and thanks, Tara.

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Thanks to many people, Caitlin Beaudette is now bald, having had her waist-length hair shaved last week for the St. Baldrick’s benefit in Reno (her hair is going to “Locks of Love” to benefit cancer victims). She still looks good, hair or no hair, and raised a lot of money for cancer patients. Thanks for your generosity, Caitlin. Also, being hailed as a hero is Larry Brewer, who was just honored by the American Red Cross and his granddaughter, Emma, for being her “hero.” Congratulations, Larry (he and Carolyn went to school together … gee, was that 1903 or ’04? Draw Maizie’s evil grin in here ____ ).

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“The Wiz,” opens on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center, starring lots of BAC Stage Kids (883-1976 for tickets, dates, and information). It’s the bouncy, modern interpretation of the classic “Wizard of Oz,” and should be fun for everyone. And on Thursday, the Carson City Symphony presents the “Strings in the Schools” Spring Concert at the Children’s Museum at 7 p.m. It’s free, and will feature the Damonte Ranch Middle School Orchestra, too. So go and have a great time!

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Eleanor Harbert sent us these: “Protons have mass? I didn’t even know they were Catholic.” “If swimming is so good for your figure, how do you explain whales?” “Is it just me, or do buffalo wings taste like chicken?” “I went to San Francisco and found someone’s heart. Now what?” And, “all I ask is a chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.”

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Happy Birthdays to Marty Lequerica (from his children, Lexie and Reed), Rory Hogen, Mary Efford Jones, Sherry Hester, Sue Wiklanski and Nolan Olson. M happened to notice that NONE of them invited us for cake. Rats. By the way, thanks, Joan Paul, for breakfast … you’re a peach.

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There is a place in Reno called Sugarland Ranch (www.sugarlandranch.org, 3510 Matterhorn Blvd., Reno, NV 89506) that provides physical therapy for animals (including cats), and rescues dogs, especially mastiffs. They are trying to raise money for “Clouseau,” a 10 month old French mastiff, who was left starving and injured and now requires about $4,500 worth of surgery. If you can help Clouseau, they would certainly appreciate it. Or if you want information on other dogs, please contact them. Arf, meow, and thanks.

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The Carson Area Wellness Coalition is presenting the family-oriented, “Tranced,” a modern hypno-comedy show, at the Community Center on April 10 at 7 p.m. Admission is $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Call 883-2811 for information and tickets for the benefit. And tickets are now on sale for the Proscenium Player’s, “Lend Me a Tenor,” at the BAC, or call 883-1976. It’s a hysterical play directed by Jason Macy and produced by Pat Josten. Opening night, with the champagne/sparkling cider extravaganza, is April 20. We’ll see you there.

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From Connie Lord: “Two little kids are lying on stretchers outside of an operating room. The first kid leans over and asks, ‘What are you in here for?’ The second kid replies, ‘I’m in here to get my tonsils out, but I’m a little nervous.’ ‘You’ve got nothing to worry about,’ the first kid says, ‘I had that done when I was 4. They put you to sleep, then give you lots of Jell-O and ice cream. It’s a breeze. By the way, what are you in for?’ ‘A circumcision.’ The second kid looks startled, ‘Whoa, good luck, buddy. I had that done when I was born and I couldn’t walk for a year.'”

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Have a blessed Easter! And may you find lots of Easter eggs. They will fortify you for Income Tax Day the next Sunday (in case you forgot).

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