This week was filled with putting items away at the new RSVP office and setting up phone service, long distance and Internet service.

All is finally in order and the office is up and running. We have had several guests come to view the office already.

Our next step is to have an open house, which we have scheduled for Sept. 6. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please come out and visit us.

If anyone would like to donate some refreshments for this event, please call me at 775-289-6323. Thank you.

Nevada facts and trivia

Berth-Ichthyosaur State Park is constructed around the fossil remains of ancient, mysterious reptiles within the well-preserved turn-of-the-century Nevada mining camp.

Upcoming Events

Aug. 20 — At 10 a.m. there will be a question and answer session about computers for seniors at the senior center.

Aug. 11-20 — The UNLV annual training camp will be here in Ely. They will hold there practices at Broadbent Park including a team scrimmage on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Aug. 15 — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be the ranch rodeo held at the fairgrounds.

Aug. 15 — 5-8 p.m. will be the Cattle Women’s and Ely Volunteer Fire Departmental barbecue.

Aug. 16 — The County Fair begins.

Aug. 16 — WPHS golf/wrestling golf tournament.

Aug. 23 — KDSS will be holding an event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For details, call Karen at 775–2 89–6474.

Aug. 23 — The farmers market will open at the Renaissance Village.

Aug. 22-29 — The Nevada Northern Railroad will hold Reality Week.

Aug. 29  — The McGill town Council parade begins. The theme of this year’s parade is Rock of Ages.

Aug. 30 — The big splash at 11 a.m. and city picnic.

Aug. 31 — There will be a softball game and fireworks in the evening. For further information call Stacy at 775-235–7442.


Answer to last weeks question:

Wild Bill Hickok tossed crumpled newspapers around his bed so he could hear if anyone was sneaking up on him.


New question:

What was the dark blue Crayola crayon called before its name was changed to Midnight Blue in 1958?


Fascinating facts

The town of Los Angeles, Calif. was originally named “El Pueblo la Nuestra Señora de Reina de Los Angeles de la Porciuncula.

(I dare you to say that fast)


Monday – chicken Caesar salad, fruit and garlic bread

Tuesday – meatloaf, mashed potatoes, veggies and fruit

Wednesday – herb crusted pork chops, baked yams, green beans, pears and wheat rolls

Thursday – pizza, green salad and fruit

Friday – hot turkey sandwich, peas and carrots, tomatoes/vinaigrette, oatmeal raisin cookies and fresh orange


The rules for being human

There are no mistakes only lessons — Growth is the process of trial and error: experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately “works.”