Sitting at the corner of South B Avenue and 19th Street the other night - which lasted awhile, since traffic was heavy and I was fourth in line at the corner - offered me more time than usual to think about that intersection.

Sometimes cars come off of Highway 30 and want to go straight. If you’re sitting across from them wanting to go north, you wait, or you don’t wait, and sometimes they wait or they don’t wait, and then another car comes from the north or south, so you continue to wait and wait and wait and wait…

So, in my opinion, it might be time for the city to start thinking about a stoplight at that corner, because it can get pretty confusing out there. Just a thought …

I’ve discovered a new favorite treat, and I think it’s fairly healthy - if it’s not, please don’t call me and ruin this for me!

I found it in Good & Quick, which with the recent expansion of its retail area has lots more things to choose from, including snack-size bags of Blue Diamond Almonds in various flavors. My favorite are the Blueberry Oven Roasted Amonds, which are "rich in antioxidant Vitamin E" - it says so right on the front.

I’m told the strawberry flavored ones are also good. I haven’t tried them yet, but I plan to soon. And there are also savory varieties to savor. Who knew they could do so many good things with nuts! If you haven’t tried them, you might want to do so soon. Just a suggestion …

Spring has finally sprung and I love going on long walks. I have to be careful how long, though. I’d love to take off from my side of town - the east - and walk the trail all the way to the west, go around the loop, and come back. What a great walk that would be. Trouble is, no restrooms along the route - anywhere. When you get to be my age, you sometimes need that type of facility, especially if you’re staying hydrated along the route.

So, I think we could use a few restrooms along the trail system, kind of like rest areas along the interstate. I understand that one of the problems is that these buildings can be vandalized, etc., but even if they were open for the main part of the day and evening, it would help. In fact, the restroom by the soccer fields would be a great one to keep open on the east end - and maybe it is. I’ve never checked. But something at the fairground area, along the trail, would also be nice. Just a thought…

It was good to see all the action at the ballparks this weekend. Cars, players and parents surrounded the field at Harrington and the fields at SCORE for a youth baseball tournament. I’m glad to see that we are bringing people to town to utilize Nevada’s top-notch ball-playing facilities. When those people come to our town, businesses benefit from the dollars spent between and after games. Plus, word gets out fast around the state that Nevada has great fields, great parking at our fields and so forth, which will eventually make Nevada one of the most desired destinations for tournaments. Anyone thinking state softball?! Probably not, but I can dream! Anyway, I loved seeing the action this weekend. Just an observation…

On the ball-playing note, I was ready to see some live softball games and finally got the chance this weekend! Friday evening, my daughter and I, along with a couple of her friends, attended the first Iowa State softball game at the new Cyclone softball field, located at the Cyclone Sports Complex. The facilities are great! And better yet, the Cyclones won the game that evening and continued to win against Oklahoma State in the three-game series that took place over the weekend.

If you love softball, don’t miss the opportunity to see the Clones play at home this spring. They have just eight more regular season home games. Five of them take place between April 17-21; and three are on May 10, 11 and 12. Admission is free, so you can’t go wrong! Just an idea…

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(Marlys Barker is editor of the Nevada Journal.)