Mountain Messenger (Milly’s Raise) 8/16/17

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Holy Moly… Don Russell never seizes to amaze us… he gave Milly a raise, the problem is it is based on her receiving at least two new subscriptions per week, so just think about it for a measly .55 cents a week you can help Milly feed her family, I understand she has a puppy, so please chip in buy a present for one of your relatives (specifically a subscription to the Mountain Messenger and they will enjoy the wit of Don and the joy of living in a “frontier county” (and official federal designation). I think it is 55 cents a week, the actual true cost is below, I’ve never been great at math especially when it involves odd numbers.

I did an online search for photos of Don Russell and this is what popped up… I’m not sure what this means…..

Send anything you need published to Milly, the CEO and most important person in the office, at yesdearyousuck@yahoo.com or you may call directly to 530 289-3262 and talk to Don, (and suggest he give a raise to Jill, Milly’s secretary). For a subscription: send in as below or call 530 289-3262 with credit card in hand.. Write to Don Russell at mtnmess@cwo.com and tell him you subscribed because you read about it on Sierra County Prospect…..

Mountain Messenger (cheer abounds) 8/9/17

I’m so sick of having to think of nice things to say about Milly or Jill, Penelope is wonderful and so is Brutus but I’m telling you, you’ve never worked with someone who brings out the best in you until you’ve worked with Milly. Whatever you do will be stellar compared to her, and you all know who HER is, at any rate, enough whining for now. I request the simplest thing…and do I get cooperation… well, you tell me… I would not know how to recognize cooperation if It ever appeared…. I Just thought of something…. I haven’t eaten anything in approximately 8 hours… that could be my problem… I’ll get something to eat and try again…

8/9/17 These guys do not work at the Mess, first one who identifies them correctly gets a burger and shake at Coyote…

Send anything you need published to Milly, the CEO and most important person in the office, at yesdearyousuck@yahoo.com or you may call directly to 530 289-3262 and talk to Don, (and suggest he give a raise to Jill, Milly’s secretary). For a subscription: send in as below or call 530 289-3262 with credit card in hand.. Write to Don Russell at mtnmess@cwo.com and tell him you subscribed because you read about it on Sierra County Prospect…..

Mountain Messenger (therapy is us) 8/1/17

I’ve discovered something, when something is bothering you there is no better therapist to talk to than Don Russell… who woulda thought… certainly not me. I’m a little hesitant to advertise this because he doesn’t hold regular office hours and is completely unreachable on a Wednesday, so no help then… the thing of it is… he just is so knowledgeable about so much and when he doesn’t know the answer then one realizes it really didn’t matter. After all one doesn’t know what one doesn’t know. Anyhow he is reachable at his office by phone or by email, often your questions are answered in the Mountain Messenger before you even knew you had the question, which is really outstanding. Please support this valuable community service by purchasing a subscription or maybe an ad to help Don continue in his true calling.

 

8/2/17 Don Russell has counseled Laurenc DeVita many times over many years… finally Laurenc took his family and moved to Alaska, however we just learned that Don has Larry’s email address….

Send anything you need published to Milly, the CEO and most important person in the office, at yesdearyousuck@yahoo.com or you may call directly to 530 289-3262 and talk to Don, (and suggest he give a raise to Jill, Milly’s secretary). For a subscription: send money to Mountain Messenger at P.O. Drawer A, Downieville 95936 or call 530 289-3262 with credit card in hand.. Write to Don Russell at mtnmess@cwo.com and tell him you subscribed because you read about it on Sierra County Prospect….. Subscriptions cost –In Sierra County $30 1yr- $50 2yrs / Out of county $35 1 yr -$60 2yrs

Mountain Messenger (Competence Reigns) 7/26/17

Golly Gee Gosh, I met some people outside the Mountain Messenger office last Friday, they were dressed in suits and ties and as they approached me, I said, “okay you guys are either attorneys or church people”, in Downieville we can determine what strangers are by their attire. I was fairly certain they were Attorneys looking for Don Russell for some nefarious issue he was involved in… boy was I wrong… they actually were those people that go door to door Jehovah’s Witness (I think they said) offering us hope for the future after our death. The very most surprising thing of all was…. they had already met Don, at his home, and he had invited them into his humble abode. Absolutely amazing…. who would have thought Don would be a church people… but of course I had to do some research and I found that Don was raised a Baptist, another shock, and that he liked 7th Day Adventist and Mormons and Jehovah’s Witness, he finds them “honest and honorable” and enjoys their company. Of course there were no children involved in the conversation. On another issue Don  said he heard the Democrat’s had a new slogan, “Democrats for a better deal.” and he had made a new slogan for Republicans, “Republicans, Incompetence Better than Anarchy.” I personally prefer Democrats for a Fair Deal, nothing has been fair for us average folks since January 20, 2017.

7/26/17 Apparently Don Russell often takes time to pray in public but no one knew what he was doing…

 

Send anything you need published to Milly, the CEO and most important person in the office, at yesdearyousuck@yahoo.com or you may call directly to 530 289-3262 and talk to Don, (and suggest he give a raise to Jill, Milly’s secretary). For a subscription: send money to Mountain Messenger at P.O. Drawer A, Downieville 95936 or call 530 289-3262 with credit card in hand.. Write to Don Russell at mtnmess@cwo.com and tell him you subscribed because you read about it on Sierra County Prospect….. Subscriptions cost –In Sierra County $30 1yr- $50 2yrs / Out of county $35 1 yr -$60 2yrs

 

Mountain Messenger (survey) 7/12/17

Jill has been trying to get Milly to order me to put a survey in this page about the Sierra County Prospect or maybe the Mountain Messenger. I agreed to do it and then it became very complicated and difficult to decipher exactly what she meant and how to put the survey up and then she refused to give me the questions, which leads me to believe her questions were directed at making her look good and me just fatter and older, I don’t know but I am glad it didn’t work. Meanwhile our online presence is supposed to be an aider and abetter to the Mess. I don’t know why Don laughs when he is reminded of the sisterly connection in our publications. I love the Mess, most of my readers love the Mess, the Mess is the most unique weekly newspaper in the nation. not only is it filled with local news, it is completely apolitical, so no one ever gets upset when they read it, this is mostly because Don Russell only cares about truth and justice and is never ever ever fake. For the Real Stuff read the Mountain Messenger.

7/12/17 Don Russell and Larry Allen are friends again and were seen having lunch at Coyoteville today, newlywed Jon Peek was also there to make sure the peace was kept. (Jon is not in the picture because I didn’t have my camera and the picture was taken earlier this year or maybe late last year…

Send anything you need published to Milly, the CEO and most important person in the office, at yesdearyousuck@yahoo.com or you may call directly to 530 289-3262 and talk to Don, (and suggest he give a raise to Jill, Milly’s secretary). For a subscription: send money to Mountain Messenger at P.O. Drawer A, Downieville 95936 or call 530 289-3262 with credit card in hand.. Write to Don Russell at mtnmess@cwo.com and tell him you subscribed because you read about it on Sierra County Prospect….. Subscriptions cost –In Sierra County $30 1yr- $50 2yrs / Out of county $35 1 yr -$60 2yrs

Mountain Messenger (likes kids) 7/5/17

Guess what Don is concerned about the future of our children. We were discussing the merits or non merits of having any type of commercial endeavor in Sierra County involving  marijuana, keeping marijuana and alcohol out of the brains of children until they had fully developed is an item of concern. He thinks we adults can do any damage we like to our brains with substances like beer and pot but not so for the kiddies, because then they might grow up to vote for someone like Trumpinski (okay he didn’t say that I was just thinking).  This is a whole side of Don I have never seen before. Of course the last thing he said is, “I need those little sweeties (not exactly the term he used) to be able to take care of me in my dotage.” I think his time spent with his mother is making him more empathetic or maybe he is just getting older, or maybe he just forgot how much he doesn’t like children.

Send anything you need published to Milly, the CEO and most important person in the office, at yesdearyousuck@yahoo.com or you may call directly to 530 289-3262 and talk to Don, (and suggest he give a raise to Jill, Milly’s secretary). For a subscription: send money to Mountain Messenger at P.O. Drawer A, Downieville 95936 or call 530 289-3262 with credit card in hand.. Write to Don Russell at mtnmess@cwo.com and tell him you subscribed because you read about it on Sierra County Prospect….. Subscriptions cost –In Sierra County $30 1yr- $50 2yrs / Out of county $35 1 yr -$60 2yrs

Mountain Messenger (words) 6/21/17

So much to say, so much to do  and yet it is so dang hot… who wants to do anything, of corse doing nothing isn’t an option and doing more is untenable, I wonder what untenable means, it is used often, but I wonder why… well this is interesting.. even my goto online dictionary has ambiguous thoughts about untenable … this most likely leaves Milly as totally untenable when it comes to Jill. I’m now thinking about ambiguous.. my favorite thing during Library period back in primary school days was looking up words in the dictionary, that was back in the days of door to door dictionary salesmen, yep they really did that, and those who were able to own their own dictionary were highly envied. What happened to that quest for learning amongst us Americans, now we have tablets and IPhones where games rule.. that reminds me, I need to take a break and play Solitaire… or maybe a crossword… yeh that’s it… later, gator…

6/21/17/This is not Don, no one knows where he is…. we think it is about his Mommy turning 100 yrs old… so based on genetics we will be putting up with The Don for a long time…. dang… I mean .. isn’t that great!… the person above does all the work but it could be Milly, Penelope or Jill… don’t know for sure…

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Mountain Messenger (cat’s away) 6/14/17

I bet you’re wondering what cat is away and who is in play… well I don’t know for sure, there is someone really nice and professional answering the phone, and it is difficult to believe it is the Jill, but maybe it is, or isn’t, as I mentioned priorly I don’t ever know who is answering the phone, so I am always on my guard. Keeping track of what is happening at the Mess in the summer months is difficult because there is so much going on. This is a problem for everyone in Sierra Country during the summer, during the winter everyone knows what everyone else is doing and whether or not they should be doing it and will certainly take the time to make sure everyone else knows who is who and what is what and so forth but in the summer we just don’t have time to keep track of local gossip i.e.: extremely important knowledge… But I digress and now I have forgotten what it was that I wanted to mention about the Mess and the Don. If it comes back to me I will continue this harangue.

6/14/17 The Don refuses to acknowledge the new “man spreading” laws and in defiance takes it one leg higher..

Send anything you need published to Milly, the CEO and most important person in the office, at yesdearyousuck@yahoo.com or you may call directly to 530 289-3262 and talk to Don, (and suggest he give a raise to Jill, Milly’s secretary). For a subscription: send money to Mountain Messenger at P.O. Drawer A, Downieville 95936 or call 530 289-3262 with credit card in hand.. Write to Don Russell at mtnmess@cwo.com and tell him you subscribed because you read about it on Sierra County Prospect….. Subscriptions cost –In Sierra County $30 1yr- $50 2yrs / Out of county $35 1 yr -$60 2yrs

Mountain Messenger (Don’t Worry) 6/7/17

This week is graduation for the Class o 2017 for Downieville and Loyalton High Schools and never a finer bunch of graduates to be let in this world of chaos we buildt for them… Wait, I don’t Don Russell said that, I forgot what page I was writing on, that’s right this is the Mountain Messenger page and we are only giving Don, Milly, Penelope, Ross, Irma, Ralph, Scott, Brutus and Jill’s thoughts on the futures of these graduates. So they say we wish you luck, we wish the best, good health, jobs, careers, sugar plum bears and Unicorns. They are just hoping that someone comes back from out there and keeps the next generation of the Mountain Messenger going on dead trees with black ink. Of course if everything goes to pot, there is always chiseling in messages on the rocks.. Stay strong, stay good, be kind, live, love and laugh a lot.

Megan Parker

Ramon Nevarez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Send anything you need published to Milly, the CEO and most important person in the office, at yesdearyousuck@yahoo.com or you may call directly to 530 289-3262 and talk to Don, (and suggest he give a raise to Jill, Milly’s secretary). For a subscription: send money to Mountain Messenger at P.O. Drawer A, Downieville 95936 or call 530 289-3262 with credit card in hand.. Write to Don Russell at mtnmess@cwo.com and tell him you subscribed because you read about it on Sierra County Prospect….. Subscriptions cost –In Sierra County $30 1yr- $50 2yrs / Out of county $35 1 yr -$60 2yrs

Mountain Messenger (lonely at the top) 5/31/17

Don Russell is quickly trying to figure out what to do if Irene decides she is too young for him. Irene is a vibrant, beautiful educator in the prime of life while Don is, well we all know about Don, he kind of reminds us of our grouchy neighbor who would steal our basketball if it landed in his yard and then there are other things about his relationships with friends like who he agrees to have lunch with and who will agree to be seen in public with him. Him being Don.  Anyhow, Jill is so happy that people are responding to her plea for early Grad ads for Loyalton and Downieville  Class of 2017. Be sure to get your ad in asap because you know paper newspapers run out of space and you want to make sure your ad is in the Graduation edition because it will be part of history. Remember today will be history tomorrow. If you have a spark of human kindness in your bones, please please ask Don to have lunch with you at Coyoteville.

Send anything you need published to Milly, the CEO and most important person in the office, at yesdearyousuck@yahoo.com or you may call directly to 530 289-3262 and talk to Don, (and suggest he give a raise to Jill, Milly’s secretary). For a subscription: send money to Mountain Messenger at P.O. Drawer A, Downieville 95936 or call 530 289-3262 with credit card in hand.. Write to Don Russell at mtnmess@cwo.com and tell him you subscribed because you read about it on Sierra County Prospect….. Subscriptions cost –In Sierra County $30 1 yr- $50 2 yrs / Out of county $35 1 yr -$60 2yrs

Mountain Messenger (Scribes Reign) 5/24/17

Well, I feel a little inept this morning, not being a “real journalist” apparently is a bad thing. Thankfully being a “real” journalist has never been my goal. I leave that to the professionals, like let’s say Don Russell at the Mountain Messenger and Jill, she is a real journalist. I should identify Jill by her last name like in Jill “Real”, unfortunately I don’t know what Jill’s last name is, if I was a “real” journalist certainly I would have gotten that information. Fortunately, for me, Milly does not have a last name, she is just Milly, sometimes The Milly, with finger quotes from Jill with a smirk, as it really irks Jill that “The Milly” has a larger paycheck than her. Which brings me to the point about “real journalist” I think they get paid for their work, don’t they… I mean I don’t get paid, that must be why some say I am not a real journalist…. but still it kinda makes me feel bad… I do need to have a word to identify myself, so I have chosen Scribbler because the dictionary says this about that, ” penman, scribbler, scribeinformal terms for journalists”. So I’ll just be informal… Meanwhile be sure to read the Messenger every week, the best way to do that is to get a subscription (two years is cheaper). I mean where else can you spend .48 cents a week for two years of intelligent entertainment, plus you get 104 crossword puzzles.

5/24/17 Editor, Publisher, Journalist Laurenc DeVita tells The Don how it feels to be “real”. DaVita plans on being in an area where he can “see Russia”.

Send anything you need published to Milly, the CEO and most important person in the office, at yesdearyousuck@yahoo.com or you may call directly to 530 289-3262 and talk to Don, (and suggest he give a raise to Jill, Milly’s secretary). For a subscription: send money to Mountain Messenger at P.O. Drawer A, Downieville 95936 or call 530 289-3262 with credit card in hand.. Write to Don Russell at mtnmess@cwo.com and tell him you subscribed because you read about it on Sierra County Prospect….. Subscriptions–In Sierra County $30 1yr- $50 2yrs/ Out of county $35 1 yr -$60 2yrs

 

Mountain Messenger (music madness) 5/17/17

I asked Don Russell to write something for this page this week and although he has refused to participate in his own outing as to his literary skills I did get some inside information from a source about his lead in to the Supes story in the Messenger. The source sang this:

Well, I looked at my watch,
It was February 9,
Supes and their paycheck
Is taking all the time,

And I was rocking,
Rocking and a reeling,
Hope there’s more to our republic,
Than this Déjà vudoo feeling

Well, I looked at my watch,
It was April 13,
We’re tired of this discussion,
And we think we’re gonna scream,

chorus

Well, I looked at my watch,
It was May the 16,
They been doing this dance,
It’s called the Schlefstein

chorus

Well I looked at my watch
It was 2022
There’s one thing for certain,
They’re making’ more than you.

chorus (fade to dismal)
–our apologies to Chuck Berry (the DON)

So all I can say is make sure you get your copy of the Messenger this week, one does not want to miss it… Don’s Supes reports are far better than Trump’s Tweets.

and then Milly sent this “Funny stuff for Mess page? Don is crabby. Jill is an angel. They are trying to decide if they should invest hours and hours of their time putting one (Campground Guide) out. Raise your hand if you think they should.”

5/17/17 Apparently Don Russell does have friends, they just want to be anonymous, here is The Don with the Larry DeVita, the Russell Rosewood and the Scott McDermid at lunch in the Courthouse Cafe in Quincy, apparently you may find him there on a Thursday if you’d like to pick a bone…

Send anything you need published to Milly, the CEO and most important person in the office, at yesdearyousuck@yahoo.com or you may call directly to 530 289-3262 and talk to Don, (and suggest he give a raise to Jill, Milly’s secretary). For a subscription: send money to Mountain Messenger at P.O. Drawer A, Downieville 95936 or call 530 289-3262 with credit card in hand.. Write to Don Russell at mtnmess@cwo.com and tell him you subscribed because you read about it on Sierra County Prospect….. Subscriptions cost –In Sierra County $30 1yr- $50 2yrs / Out of county $35 1 yr -$60 2yrs

Mountain Messenger (don’t tell Irene) 5/10/17

So here we are again at the Mountain Messenger page on a Wednesday, racking our brains trying to think of something new to say about the Mountain Messenger. You really need to read it because it has much more information than the Prospect. I know it seems odd that I would tout the Mess over the Prospect, but I just love print so much more than digital, there is something so satisfying holding real paper with real ink in your hands and reading it at leisure, anywhere one happens to be. And think about it, when your blood pressure starts rising and you don’t like what you’re reading you can crumble, smash, stomp on and burn paper… bad thing to do with a digital device… anyhow I still can’t think of anything to write about Don Russell this week… so how about Milly… she’s been grouchy and mean to me lately, and there is a new sign on her desk to make an appointment with her secretary, Jill, to speak with her… I wonder how Jill feels about that.

5/10/17 This is an unapproved photo gained by surveillance.. do not let Irene know about this photo, 

Send anything you need published to Milly, the CEO and most important person in the office, at yesdearyousuck@yahoo.com or you may call directly to 530 289-3262 and talk to Don, (and suggest he give a raise to Jill, Milly’s secretary). For a subscription: send money to Mountain Messenger at P.O. Drawer A, Downieville 95936 or call 530 289-3262 with credit card in hand.. Write to Don Russell at mtnmess@cwo.com and tell him you subscribed because you read about it on Sierra County Prospect….. Subscriptions cost –In Sierra County $30 1yr $50 2yrs / Out of county $35 1 yr $60 2yrs

Mountain Messenger 5/3/17

The Mountain Messenger is a wonderful place to visit. There are stacks of ancient history in one room, an ancient editor in another, several young and vibrant women, Milly, Jill, Penelope and Irma in another spot, actually Irma is not that young, she and Ralph have been retired for quite some time and we are not sure why she occasionally hangs out in the office, Penelope thinks it is just to annoy Don, although Don doesn’t actually know she is there when she is there. Stop by and say hello to everyone and pay for your subscription the least expensive most entertaining news you will ever find, and most of it is real news. Do you get tired of me asking you to buy an advertisement or even a subscription, well just do it and I won’t ask anymore. I promise.

Lee Adams questions Frank Lang as to why Don Russell would refuse to have lunch with them. Don is not in the room

Send anything you need published to Milly, the CEO and most important person in the office, at yesdearyousuck@yahoo.com or you may call directly to 530 289-3262 and talk to Don, (and suggest he give a raise to Jill, Milly’s secretary). For a subscription: send in as below or call 530 289-3262 with credit card in hand.. Write to Don Russell at mtnmess@cwo.com and tell him you subscribed because you read about it on Sierra County Prospect…..

Mountain Messenger (dirty tricks) 4/19/17

The Mountain Messenger is getting loony in it’s elder age…. there was a knock on my door and two young ladies were there suggesting that I go have lunch with them at Coyoteville. One of the young ladies was the daughter of Milly, I believe her name is Melody and the other was the daughter of Jerri, someone who works collecting taxes, and I believe her daughter’s name is Alice. They told me Milly would buy my lunch. This seemed very suspicious to me, as Milly knows that Wednesday is deadline day for the Prospect so that I publish in the evening and they publish in the morning, it seemed as though she wanted to throw a fly in my ointment. Well it certainly wasn’t Alice or Melody’s fault and I thanked them for the invitation and then loaned them my vehicle so they could drive to lunch as obviously their own Mother’s were unwilling to go to that length. They had a good lunch and my car was returned in one piece. So be careful about lunch invites from Milly.

4/19/17 Patrick at Coyoteville offers some ice tea to Alice and Melody. Patrick loves vegetables.

Send anything you need published to Milly, the CEO and most important person in the office, at yesdearyousuck@yahoo.com or you may call directly to 530 289-3262 and talk to Don, (and suggest he give a raise to Jill, Milly’s secretary). For a subscription: send in as below or call 530 289-3262 with credit card in hand.. Write to Don Russell at mtnmess@cwo.com and tell him you subscribed because you read about it on Sierra County Prospect…..

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