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18th Annual Carson Valley Almanac arrives today

by Joyce Hollister

The 1999 Carson Valley Almanac, featuring stories about – and plenty of color photos of – people and places in the community, comes out today.

The 18th annual, award-winning special edition is inserted in the home-delivered issues of The Record-Courier. People who buy the paper at a newsstand may use their coupon (see the ad on page 7) to pick up their free Almanac at the R-C office in Gardnerville. The office will be open Saturday, May 1, from 8 a.m. to noon so people who buy their paper at a news rack may redeem the coupons.

The coupon rate will be honorred through May.

Anyone who would like to order a copy of the Almanac and have us send it as a gift to anyone in the U.S. may call us at 782-5121. The gift rate, including the Carson Valley Almanac in a special gift envelope, plus shipping and handling, is $5.

Among the stories in this year’s edition is a profile of Don and Michele Baumann, a couple who teach at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School – but that’s not all. They are among the organizers of the three Valley secondary schools’ lavish musical productions presented every two years. This year, they are deeply involved in producing and directing”Oklahoma!”

The show will be given at the end of May and during the first week of June. Heidi Alder, the R-C editorial assistant, wrote the story about the Baumanns.

R-C Staff Writer Nancy Hamlett turned in a story about Steve and Linda White, who ponder the question, “The Family Dairy: Is it a Disappearing Way of Life?” The White family operates a dairy that has been in the family for generations.

Other stories concern the economy, outdoor recreation, wildlife habitat, Basque restaurants and dog sled tours in Hope Valley.

People profiles include stories about Suzy Stockdale, community activist; Mark Spencer, Coleville High School principal; David Stewart, cultural anthropologist; Mark Moglich, who raises falcons in the east Valley area; Anneliese and Herman Herbig, long-time ranchers; coaches at Douglas and Coleville high schools; Master Gardener Ingrid Texeira; and landscape architect Sandra Wendel.

Other articles are about history, old houses, paramedics, country stores, the Carson Valley Chamber and Visitors Authority’s historic tours coming out this summer, plus a photo essay on the Northern Nevada Senior Games of last year.

Add to this our directory of services, agencies, groups, churches, schools and parks and recreation, our garden calendar by Tina Fixman and the events calendar, and it’s no wonder this is the publication that everyone waits for.