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Super-gentle, sweet-tempered brothers in need of a home

Karel Ancona-Henry
Appeal Staff Writer

Free to approved homes. A serious health condition and financial difficulties has forced horse rescuer Carol Valles, of Stagecoach, to seek homes for four horses.

“I simply can’t do it,” said Valles, who recently learned she has life-threatening spinal issues that will not allow her to do what is required to care for the horses. “They need good homes.”

There are two horses, brothers who have been rescued twice by Valles, once from the meat market and again after a horse adopter did not provide care for them. They have been raised together since birth, Valles said. She said that when they move and run, it is like watching a shadow dance.

They are quarterhorse/mustang mix, black and steel-gray, respectively.

While she would prefer to see them kept together, it may be necessary to separate them.

The other horses are a 6-month old bay filly and a 10-month-old appaloosa.

All of the horses, Valles said, are “super-gentle and sweet-tempered.”

“They are free to good, approved homes only with a one-year adoption contract,” she said.

What that means, is that after a year, and provided the adopting party has provided proper care, Valles will release all papers to the adopter.

For information, call her at 230-4168.

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Mark your calendars for the 14th annual Golf Scramble, hosted by the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 4, with shotgun start at 8 a.m., at Dayton Valley Golf Club.

The event will be a four-person modified scramble, and prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories.

Cost is $110 per player and includes a continental breakfast, a polo shirt, lunch, greens fees with a cart and range balls.

Sponsorships are also still available for Gold at $500; shirt sponsor, $1,300; and lunch sponsor, $1,000.

For event or sponsorship information visit http://www.daytonnvhamber.org.

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I received the following e-mail link from my sister recently and found it interesting. It lets you know how well you would do if you were to take the U.S. citizenship test. Getting 24 questions out of 30 right is considered a passing grade.

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I missed four of the questions, and learned a little in the process. Take a minute and check it out!

The link is http://games.toast.net/independence.

• Contact reporter Karel Ancona-Henry at kanconahenry@sierranevadamedia.com or 246-4000.