Antelope Valley, not Carson

The Record-Courier editorial staff apologizes to you and me for the error in adding the word "Carson" to last week's column. It gave readers the impression that I had said the veterans in the Antelope Valley Cemetery were from Carson Valley, not the Antelope Valley. They are very sorry for any confusion caused.

A lesson for us all

Last week I received an e-mail from a friend who is always very responsible and reliable. It was an e-mail story being spread about pets that had died due to severe liver damage. This very believable story strongly blamed the Swiffer WetJet cleaner's ingredients as the cause of the damage. Because of my friend's dependability and the source he received it from, my first reaction was anger at Swiffer. I realized, though, that I really should go online and learn more about it to be sure it was a fact, before I passed it on. Well, there is a Web site called which researches this sort of rumor. Reading their findings about this accusation, I saw that they quoted the e-mail I had received, word for word. The surprising thing was that it had been circulated for over two years. Snopes stated that it is totally false and called it an "urban legend." So I was reminded that we need to check some things out that we receive or hear, even from a usually reliable source. Oh, yes - the original writer of the lie remains anonymous, so I guess Swiffer doesn't have any recourse for the damage done to them. Be careful what you believe.

High School graduation

It was my pleasure to attend the Coleville High School graduation ceremony last Saturday. What an all-round group of athletic, personable and bright young people they were. The community turnout of people attending the ceremony every year is great to see, especially when you consider that this year's graduating class totaled just 14 students (up from last year's 11). It was a completely enjoyable ceremony and celebration of their new beginnings.

Valley fire commission

The Antelope Valley Fire Commission's regular monthly meeting is tonight at 6 p.m. at the Walker Fire Station. It is open to the public, so you might want to attend and hear what's happening.

Pet clinic

This Saturday at the Walker Fire Station from 8:30 to 11 a.m. is the low-cost vaccination and licensing clinic. Only $6 for rabies shots and a reduced price for other vaccinations. Just have your dog and/or cat in a carrier or dogs on leash, cat waiting in the car. If you are getting the rabies shot for licensing, bring your white copy from last year's license, if applicable.

This and that

n Today is Flag Day. I hope you're proudly flying the stars and stripes.

n Father's Day is Sunday - don't forget the important man (or men) in your life.

n Fishing - The river is still bearing the heavy burden of the run-off from this winter's snowfall above us. It won't be at its best for a while, and it is still going over its banks in some lower pastures. We just have to be patient for the time being (not a fisherman's strongest suit).

n Since none of the candidates for Mono County Sheriff/Coroner received more than 50 percent of the vote, there will be a run-off election in November between Doug Northington and Rick Scholl. I know we'll hear much more about it in the coming months.

n Our mad rush of local activities during the spring seems to have slowed a bit. If there is something that you think should be mentioned here, please let me know.

n Lynne Katusich can be reached at or (530) 495-2552.


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