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Taste-testing services offered free

by Carolyn DeMar and Maizie Harris Jesse

We see that Ed Harris from Dayton wrote in to tell about the Health Department cracking down on the cookie selling in Genoa at the “Pops in the Park,” fearing cholera or bubonic plague, etc. Does this mean that those cookie-baking ladies must now go underground? And what about the candy at the Candy Dance … or the corner lemonade stands? Having never gotten food poisoning from these nefarious groups, we offer ourselves up to test these products before they go on sale … just let us know where to be, and when.

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The Dayton people were out in force this week … Joy Shanahan told us that if anyone thought that the Senior Center was colorful , they should come out and see the medical center just east of Smith’s on Highway 50 (the one on the south is, well, tasteful) … so, we did. Hey, barn red, yeller, rock-and-green roofing do get your attention … makes the Senior Center seem bland in comparison. Should we be worried about the color scheme for the new hospital in Carson? Or may we suggest lime green and puce? We can hardly wait …

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And still in Dayton (Maizie’s great-great-grandmother and other assorted relatives are “residing” up on the hill there) … we had a humongous breakfast at the Roadrunner Cafe … and saw Theresa Langford, the owner (who worked a long time ago at the Crackerbox), looking great … and always nice to talk to …

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A big “thank you” to Robin Travis … she sent us some beautiful thank you cards with her gorgeous Western photos on them to thank us for liking her pictures … not hard to do … if any of you want some, call her at (775)720-7203 … they’re almost too pretty to send to anyone else …

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Ken Fraser’s “church ladies” are still cracking us up (we promised you more): “The sermon this morning ‘Jesus Walks on Water’ … the sermon tonight, ‘Searching for Jesus.'” “Ms. Charlene Mason sang ‘I will not pass this way again,’ giving obvious pleasure to the congregation,'” and “Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 a.m. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B.S. is done.” And there’ll be more one of these weeks …

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Getting down and dirty … this is the last (aren’t you glad?) in a series of “how to use a toilet in Asia” … Jack Sypolt tells us ladies wear skirts and no underwear to make it an easier accomplishment … we forgot to ask him how he knows … (draw evil grin here ________)

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Yes, we heard the complaints about the fireworks this year being short … however, if you want them longer and larger, put your money where your mouth is and donate to RSVP so that they can make the show bigger and better … that way the Fourth of July in 2005 will go off with a BANG!

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Proscenium Players is having auditions for “You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s Running” at 7 p.m. Monday at the BAC … call Liz at 884-0580 for information … and don’t forget the Farmers Market on Wednesdays in Mills Park (Maizie always remembers on Thursdays … something about her birthday on the 16th, and getting really “old” … send presents, if you must … also on the 16th are Jody, Bentley, Gene, Jerry and Rett … happy birthday to all) … and to cap it off, don’t forget the Poker Run for Hailey Morton on the 18th … sign up at Harley-Davidson between 9 and 11 a.m. … the money goes to a wonderful little girl and her family … the Sheriff’s Office is also selling $5 chances on a Whizzer motorbike (worth $1,100) donated by DC Motorsports that will be raffled off on Aug. 14 … be there, or be square …

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Does anybody use the $15,000 smokers’ building on the Legislative Mall? We’ve never seen so much as a wispy puff coming from there …

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Carolyn (M. agrees) thinks it was tacky of Carson-Tahoe Hospital to have the billing clerks come into ICU and ask a patient she knows how he was going to pay for his treatment … couldn’t they have asked a family member, or waited until he got a little better? Or are we missing something here? It’s not as if he was going to run out the door … or would he have been kicked out if he couldn’t answer? That didn’t fit in with the way we’ve always been treated there … just wondering …

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John Kerry must have listened to us … he did pick John Edwards for his running mate … yeah, right …

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For those of you who like “good stuff” … the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 52, is putting on a rummage sale on Saturday at 611 Country Village Drive (north off of East Fifth Street) from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. For additional information, call Donna at 882-7276 .. . so go and “shop ’til you drop” …

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And to Ashley Stafford, the cute and smart … have a great time in Italy … ciao!

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That’s it for this week … next week should be early, since the Great DeMar is off to Idaho … 🙂

Carolyn DeMar and Maizie Harris Jesse are longtime Carson city residents. Write to them at: editor@nevadaappeal.com