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January 15, 2014
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Not getting away with that TV


Kudos to our wonderful Douglas County law enforcement…

Exiting Walmart on Tuesday, going through the first sliding door, a man with a huge flat screen TV in his basket pushed me aside. Course I’m thinking “how rude to push people.”

He rushed past, then the security guards hollered for him to stop, he tried to continue through the final sliding door and another security guard appeared.

Both in close pursuit. As he got to the parking lot, a police car happened to be there, sorry fella, but we have the best officers ever, by the time I got to my car he was not only stopped in the lot but five other police cars had arrived in seconds and surrounded and handcuffed him. I believe the term in the dictionary for “excellence” should be Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Also thumbs up to the sharp watchful security guards.

Jane Cather


Won’t take my blood


I want to thank Monica Moore and the United Blood Services for saying they need blood donations. However, their saying they want blood is not in keeping with their rules.

Down south I donated 54 pints with the American Red Cross, including blood for open heart operations. I then moved to June Lake where United Blood Services was accepting blood.

During the time I was in Mono County I gave another two pints and was rejected for the third pint due to United Blood Services’ testing that found a false positive for Hepatitis. I had my doctor check to see if I actually had Hepatitis and his tests were negative.

I then moved to Gardnerville and was able to give another pint before United Blood Services’ testing again found a false positive and rejected me a second and final time.

Anyone who knows how to test knows that you cannot have a false positive, then a good test and then another false positive and expect you know what you are doing. But not United Blood Services. They now refuse my blood without any recourse.

So I’ve given a total of 57 pints, want to donate more but United Blood Services will not take my blood because of their faulty testing. It’s been 12 years since I was able to donate and I’m still bitter about the way United Blood Services handled this.

Bob Chambers


Thanks for support


I’d like to say a special thank-you to all the vendors who attended the Dec. 20-22, 2013, Christmas Fair in Dresslerville. Without you the faire wouldn’t have been as successful and fun.

Also a thank-you goes out to the Washoe One Stop for their donations to the raffle. The raffle went well. Darcy James, coach of the Be-iy-Erin (first-third) basketball team received half of the proceeds.

Congratulations to Anette Alvarado (Washoe Housing Authority) who won the $100.

Corey James, Harley Dick, Robert Smokey, James Harrison and Amanda James, thanks for your help at the gym.

Hope to see you all at next year’s Christmas Faire and also at the Shop for Mom Faire in May 2014.

Ada Johnson

Christmas Faire Coordinator

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