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August 22, 2014
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Donating hair for cancer patients

Gardnerville Elementary School 9-year-old Allie Rosendale donated her hair to benefit children with cancer.

Grandmother Linda Cuddy said Allie took it on herself to grow out her hair.

“Her hair was absolutely gorgeous, and this was all her idea,” Linda said. “She heard about the cancer patients, then grew it out just for this.”

Allie is the daughter of Bill Rosendale and Kelley Stuardi of Gardnerville.

Stylist Mandi Hanifan did the honors at Allie’s home, where Kelley was scheduled to have her hair cut for the same program on Tuesday.

“It was so admirable for a girl,” Linda said. “She did it just out of love.”

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Former Carson Valley resident and cancer survivor Elaine Brockhage graduated from high school in Vancouver, Wash. The family moved up there two years ago.

Elaine was on the cover of The R-C at age 14 after she returned to Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School after she managed to overcome brain cancer.

Her mom, Karen, said Elaine was one of the speakers at her high school graduation. She will be attending George Fox University in Newberg, Ore.

The link to her speech is

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Like so many 18-year-olds, the phone system that has served The Record-Courier since the newspaper moved from Eddy Street is leaving home.

But unlike an 18-year-old human, the phone system won’t be heading out to find new adventures. It will be heading to a farm upstate, meaning the recycling center, unless someone would like to use the old phones for target practice.

The new phone system was installed on Tuesday and we’re still learning the ins and outs of its operation. Our first caller was Mac the Naw, who was a great sport as we tried to transfer his call between my station and Dave’s.

We’re also all getting new extensions, which are essentially the last two digits of the old extensions with 187 in front.

The new phones will automatically email messages out to the person you’re looking for. That will allow recipients to reply to a message from their email.

Key to that process is folks’s willingness to leave a message. I don’t think they’ll actually let us use the phones for target practice.

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I got a very thick letter from the Town of Gardnerville pointing out that the garage sale signs we hand out with our kits aren’t supposed to be put up on telephone, light poles, mailboxes and other public property.

Please use the signs responsibly, and remember to go collect them when you’re done, wherever you might have posted them. Remember they’ve got your address on them.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at or 782-5121, ext. 215.

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