This week was another fantastic week in Ely with the pool opening and bathtub races. I had a great week and hope you did. If you did not then get out and find some fun, it is out there!

The Fourth of July has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebration goes back to the 18th century and the American revolution (1775-83). In June 1976, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed to resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain.

On July 2, the Condark Continental congress voted in favor of independence, and two days  later it’s delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a store document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

Enjoy your Fourth and remember what it stands for.

The fireworks show will be at the Golf Course. One of the best ways to watch is to take the train.

Nevada facts and trivia

The Imperial  Palace on the Las Vegas strip is the  nations first off airline airport airline baggage check in service.

July 4 — Great Basin Service Club parade, children’s games and fireworks. This is an all day event.

July 4 — 10 a.m. All class centennial breakfast. Bristlecone convention center will be the place to eat.

July 4 — 1954  Class Reunion. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Postal Palace.

July 5 — War Memorial tournament. Held that White Pine Golf Course, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

July 5 — Ely Renaissance Village, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

July 5 — 1954 class reunion held at Murray summit campgrounds, noon to 5 p.m.

July 6 — July scramble will be held at White Pines golf course from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The northern Nevada fresh food will not be held on July 4 it has been moved to July 11. Everyone participating must have a new intake form filled out.

The forms will be available at the Chamber of Commerce and at the senior center. They will also be available on July 11 at the fresh food distribution.

The farmer market coupon books have arrived. They will be available at the senior center on July 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will also be available on July 11 at the fresh food distribution and on July 29 at the USDA food distribution. The Ely farmers market will be open on August 30 so you do have plenty of time to get your coupons.

The age limit for the coupon books and 60 years old.

The answer to last week’s question is  — J Paul Getty

New question — In what year were FBI agents first allowed to carry guns?

Fascinating facts

Just about three people are born every second, and about 1.333 people die every second. The result is about a 2 2/3 and increase of people every second. Almost 10 people more live on this earth now then before you finish reading this article.

Menu

Monday — Shepherds pie, fresh spinach, banana and blueberry muffin

Tuesday — Oven Baked chicken, au gratin potatoes,veggies and fruit

Wednesday — Lemon pepper fish, rice pilaf, veggies and fruit

Thursday — Tuna macaroni salad, lettuce tomato, biscuits and Jell-O and fruit

Friday — Hot beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies and fruit

1954 Class reunion is at prospector.

The “No Hug” Rule

She didn’t need to ask

Why he was home from school

Because she knew the answer

When he broke no hug rule

His arms around her tightly

Peeking at the drawing he had done

Lots of trees and perfect branches

And a big yellow sun

She smiled a knowing smile

And then she spoke aloud

“Son you always did

And you always will make me very proud