An evening of food, entertainment and surprises awaited the family of Dennis Freeman last Wednesday. Approximately 200 people came to honor the recently deceased Logandale resident at a community Dutch oven dinner.
Chances are good that Quail Hollow Farms in Overton will be able to serve cut tomatoes at its annual Tomato Tasting event this summer without worrying about passing a full health inspection. The same would go for the gourmet Farm To Fork Dinner event held on the farm each year in the Fall.
No one asked me but… What better time than Memorial Day to answer ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s question, “What difference does it make?”
You will recall when she was asked about the cause of the death of those in Benghazi, her reply was “What difference does it make?” She went on to indicate that it did not matter whether it was a mob incited by a video or an organized attack by a terrorist organization four Americans are dead.
The Obama Administration felt the backlash from liberal media sources this past week and appears to be reeling from a sudden realization that they aren’t in Kansas anymore.
First it was Jon Stewart, whose Comedy Central “news” broadcast is must see tv for many of Obama’s under 30 voter base. While dismissing Benghazi, Stewart goes apoplectic on Obama over the IRS and then breaking Associated Press investigations scandals.
Sports and Recreation
State Championship week has come and gone. With it the high school athletic season has ended. The spring sports of baseball, softball, track and field, golf and swim have reached their conclusions.
The Moapa Valley Swim team had a lone representative from Moapa Valley compete in the state meet in Carson City. Porter Lamping placed seventh in the 200 IM. Porter finished with a time of 2:36.57. Alex Straw of Truckee finished in the event with the championship with a time of 1:54.72.
Last week the four best team in the state competed at the state baseball tournament at CSN in Las Vegas. It was Boulder City and Faith Lutheran from the south and Truckee and Elko from the north.
It didn’t take long to see that the south had the better programs. Faith Lutheran crushed Truckee 15-1 in the first game while Boulder City pounded Elko 16-5 in the other first round game.
When our world begins to show signs of spring, most of us think of warm, delightfully sunny days. There is also the less appealing aspect of spring, one that can be a big problem especially after a rainy winter, like the one we just experienced.
Last year I volunteered to initiate a study of pollinating insects at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge. That is when I first discovered the fascinating world of bees.
Having been a beekeeper for many years, I loved working with honeybees, but studying pollinators opened my eyes to many more kinds of bees than I knew existed.