Another great week in White Pine County. The parade was spectacular as usual and the fireworks were a must to see. Many people went camping and family picnics were on the agenda.

I took a trip to Lehman caves. We had lots of fun and it was a good way to get out of the heat. Then along ride on an ATV to Garnet Mountain was enjoyable. Of course a trip to the rifle range was a must. I actually hit the target the first time. The next thing on the agenda was the trip to Wendover for lunch, who would’ve thought that would be so enjoyable.

Amongst all the fun, family and friends I do hope nobody forgot what we were celebrating.

Nevada facts and trivia

Construction of the Nevada state capital located in Carson City was proposed on April 14, 1870. Carson City is one of the smallest capitals in the county. Update -with current growth, may now be 14th smallest.

The northern Nevada fresh food distribution will be on July 11. The intake forms for this occasion should be available at the senior center and the chamber of commerce.

The farmer market coupons for seniors are now available. You can get yours at either of the food distributions this month. The farmers market opens on August 30 so you do have plenty of time to get them.

Upcoming Events:

On July 12, there will be an open house at the jet center to meet glider pilots. This will take place at 9 a.m. in the morning. The jet center is located at The airport.

July 12 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Ely Renaissance Village will be open.

Eureka will have its Arts in the park on Saturday, July 26. The cost of the booths are free but you must bring your own table and chairs.

Answered to last weeks question -the FBI agents were allowed to carry guns in 1934, 26 years after the agency was established, and the year in which the careers of John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd and Babyface Nelson came to corrupt and bloody ends.

New question — Why do American-Statesman, in his later years, regularly received mail deliveries at a park bench in Lafayette Square, opposite the White House?

Fascinating facts

Every drop of seawater contains approximately 1 billion gold atoms.


Monday — Salsberry steak, over egg noodles, veggies and fruit

Tuesday — Herb baked chicken, baked potato, veggies and fruit

Wednesday — Cheese burger, lettuce, tomato, onion, chips and fruit

Thursday — Salmon, mushroom rice pilaf, veggie, and fruit

Friday — Baked pork chops, mashed sweet potato, green beans, orange and banana pudding

The “No Hug” Rule

For look how far you’ve traveled

From that little boys so brave

Heading off to kindergarten

Your hands up in the wave

And through the years you’ve made mistakes

But son I’ve made them, too

Being perfect is not an option in life

Simply do the best you can do

and don’t expect more than that

 for life is supposed to be fun

you’ve only got one to live

do what is best for you my son


By Cheryl Costello-Forshey