Big Goose doesn't speak for tribe
I read this letter to the editor of the chairman's removal being sought and
to set the record straight Miss Big Goose does not speak for all tribal
members, off or on reservation.
I feel this new chairman was voted into office by the tribal members looking
for a change. What some tend to forget is that the previous chairman in my
eyes did not do too much for this tribe, either.
I feel Waldo Walker had to tighten the belts and there was a lot of clean
up to do. I like the way he is making the programs that are offered to the
tribe more accountable some may feel this is not a good idea, but as a
tribal member I have seen these programs taken advantage of and I feel there
should be audits done to prevent further losses. To me this is a sure way to
find our mishaps. Waldo I feel has tried to make a good run of this tribe
and it's not easy to clean house after it has been very dirty for many, many
years. So Miss Big Goose is not speaking for all of us, and she has not done
things right either.
I and some others I know have never seen a petition at all, so I'm wondering
how she can say the tribe wants to remove our elected chairman.
Take it to a vote and see if there is a need for removal or not. Every
tribal member has a right to their own vote, and that is how our chairman
was elected into office in the first place. This tribe will always have some
members who always think they can run this tribe better, but then again it
always looks eaiser on the outside.
Cherylene Flint Garcia
San Lorenzo, Calif.
Thank you to
Thank you to Cis Kemp for taking in the two horses you found wandering near
your home. I hope whoever abandoned them will pay the price for this cruelty
somehow, someday. People need to know that they cannot just turn out a
domestic horse to roam on its own. They are not happier to be "free" like
the mustangs. They have no idea where to find water, food, or shelter;
their feet hurt; and in their frightened and weakened state are easy prey.
People should exhaust all means to find someone to take their horse if they
can no longer care for them. There are rescue organizations out there.
Abandoning an animal to the wild is a death sentence. You wouldn't do it to
a puppy, don't do it to your horse.
What ever happened to freedom of speech? I sent a note about the Minden
farmers market that started May 20. I received a harassing phone call Friday
morning telling me to go back where I came from.
This person (man) wouldn't identify himself and said vendors change all the
time. I asked him if he had been at the Minden Market and he said "no," so I
asked how does he know what was there. He stated he has lived here 50 years
and that's the way the farmers markets are, and since when does a tri-tip
sandwich make a market?
Anyone can make a statement, but it is down-right rude for someone to call
your house and harass a person for speaking the truth on what was found that
night. If the towns of Minden and Gardnerville want people to go out to the
markets and spend money, then they need something that is going to attract
us. I have spent my money in both markets and will continue to do so as long
as there is something there I want and need.
I am a credentialed Republican delegate. I would be happy to attend the
state convention if it were held at the Grand Sierra Resort on June 7.
However, I have not been contacted by the Republican party regarding the
I paid a $75 fee (plus food and fuel) to attend at the Peppermill event. I
took my day off to be able to vote on the issues and the candidates. I feel
an attempt was made to take my vote from me. It was not a McCain vs. Paul
issue. What is the reason for a convention if my right to vote is hijacked
by a "committee" that I was never asked to serve on in the first place?
An opportunity for the GOP to finish the convention and elect delegates to
the national convention, at no additional event cost to the delegates or the
party is offered on a plate with more than two weeks notice. And it is not
acceptable? The location worked well for the Democrats.
I am willing to attend, anywhere, anytime, The Nevada State Republican
Convention with 48 hours notice. I want to exercise my right as a voting,
taxpaying, U.S. citizen and member of the Republican party. I want to be a
part of the process. Please allow me to do so.
On behalf of the Douglas County Senior Center I would like to thank all of
the members of our community who helped to make our Big Mama's Show and
Shine car show the great success it was.
It was our largest and most profitable fundraiser ever, as 152 cars helped
to raise nearly $7,500 for our important homebound nutrition program. That's
over 50 more cars than last year's event and 35 more than our previous
This was a particularly challenging year for us. Due to economic conditions,
our traditional sponsorship was difficult to obtain, and cancellation of the
event was considered because of budget and staffing concerns.
But these obstacles only provided an opportunity to see how many wonderful
businesses and individuals there are in Douglas County, who are there for
you with little notice, to help out.
The most influential contributor was Mike Schiller from Golden Nugget
Automotive. Mike believed in the show and felt it was positive for the
community. Mike assisted in all aspects of operations, meeting with us
regularly prior to the event, generating a great deal of our sponsorship
dollars through his business contacts and by stepping up to be the largest
sponsor of the event. He also was there to help the day of operations. The
Young at Heart Senior Citizen Club was a large sponsor as was Big George
Ventures, who along with the Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club were contacted
only days before the event, but made themselves available with the necessary
support. I would also like to thank Russ White, who gave us our start and
the Carson Valley Cruisers, who when they found out we needed there
assistance, threw themselves into the event and turned out in record numbers
to help out.
We established great volunteer relationships this year. The Douglas County
Pageant Scholarship Foundation provided two wonderful representatives in
Miss Carson Valley Christina Keegan and Miss Douglas County Ashton Sunseri
who stepped in to fill Big Mama's shoes and did a great job. We contacted
GE Energy, the 20/30 Club, China Springs Youth Facility, and Rite of Passage
who all graciously provided important volunteer support, and of course, our
own Senior Center volunteers, Douglas County Sheriff and the Douglas County
Parks and Recreation Department.
Other important sponsors included the Carson Valley Inn, AM/PM Park Place,
Minden Taxi, Pic N Save Auto, Iron Horse Cantina, N/C Auto Parts, Jerry's
Rod & Custom, Trevor Thomas and Jerry and Nancy Vandenberg, Mac's Signs,
Andy and Carol Aldax,
Carson Valley Garden and Ranch Center, and Red's Old 395.
Lastly, I would like to acknowledge the tremendous support we had in
marketing this year's event. The Record Courier and Douglas Times gave us
more attention than we could have hoped for. They are always good to us at
the Senior Center, but the interest and care they showed, along with all of
our community leaders mentioned above, played a big role in the success of
our event. We are very fortunate to live in a community where so many
people lend a hand.
Manager of Senior Services and Transportation