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- Everyone has a story.

- Everyone has a story. Whats yours? - INTRODUCING.... Ah, Elko. The Sunshine city. No, that’s not right. Ah, Elko. The city the never sleeps. Nope. Ah, Elko. So nice, they named it twice! Umm. If you are interested in sharing your story with our readers, please email We’d love to talk with you! Ok, well, maybe Elko Nevada doesn’t have a cute little identifier like some towns but you can bet your daddy’s muddy work boots that this city is still one very unique place. My name is Anthony Crosby. I’m married to my beautiful wife, Emily, and have three equally as beautiful daughters (Sawyer, Evaleigh, and Maddox). I moved from Reno to Elko around 6 and a half years ago to help start Living Stones Church (on the corner of 5th and Silver st.) I had a great time over the years working there but decided recently to step out of my position and slow things down a little bit. However, I was able to learn two really big things about myself through my time on staff. 1. I really love this city! 2. I really love its people! I was easily able to live out my heart for those two things working as a pastor all day long, but how could I keep being intentional with Elko while working in a different field?” I recently started asking myself. I’ve always loved writing. When I was young, my dream was to write scripts for television and movies. I would be the black Quentin Tarantino! Needless to say, that didn’t exactly pan out, but my love of putting words to the invisible thoughts racing around in my head has always been there. “How could I use these skills and passion all the way up in Elko?” I wondered. Well, through some lurking around on Facebook, I saw that our local newspaper, The Elko Daily Freepress, was looking to hire a reporter. I really didn’t have any experience in journalism prior, but I figured I’d get ahold of the editor and see what writing for them would look like. “Heck, writing is writing.” I figured. We talked and I started doing some freelance work and would submit it to them for publication. I could write about current events or traditional news topics but my main focus turned into doing profiles on people in our town (their businesses and experiences) and sharing those stories with the paper. The response from the readers was very positive. And you know what? I loved it! Writing about the people in our town! What a great way for me to roll my love for writing, people, and the city of Elko all into one! Thus, Anthony Around Town was born! 24 \ February 2018

MARIN WENDELL - Owner/Publisher of Everything Elko Magazine - Bridging the community together! Let’s talk about my wife for a second, the fabulous Emily Crosby. Not only is she the most beautiful woman in town (she’s going to hate me for saying all of this) but she is also one heck of a hostess/ server. You can find her using her amazing restaurant skills at Dree’s (across from the Telescope Lanes). Sometimes, I’ll go in to visit her at work. Maybe we’re trading car keys to properly shuttle around all of our little rugrats. Maybe I just need to stop in and have her grab me a cold/crisp Mountain Dew. Maybe I just need to get my barbeque chicken wrap with bacon and sweet potato fries on! Whatever the reason, I enjoy stopping in there. And one particular day, as I was waiting for her to wrap up a meeting, I looked over and noticed a small magazine stand. On the stand were some issues of the latest print of the “Everything Elko” magazine. I had some time to kill so I flipped through its pages. It was filled with local events, articles written by locals, and all sorts of great material to read. As I prepared to put the magazine back on its stand, I noticed the cover. On it, was a picture of Mrs. Marin Wendell, the founder of the publication. Granted, it could have been the three cups of coffee I just had with my meal, but something hit me! Who better to talk to about their story as an Elko resident than someone who celebrates and highlights life as an Elko resident? Marin and I just had to sit down to talk… On top of being a magazine publisher, Marin is married to her husband Todd of Ruby Mountain Chiropractic and home schools her I KNOW WHERE YOU’RE COMING FROM BECAUSE I LIVE THERE. Proudly serving Elko County for 21 years. Contact me for a free coverage review and no-obligation quote. Michael Popp, LUTCF Senior Sales Representative 225 Silver Street - Suite 103 Elko, NV 89801 775-934-7692 685-1 Idaho St. | 775-385-0224 | PRICES INCLUDE COURT COST AND FILING FEES • Divorce with Children - $903 • Divorce without Children - $803 • Answer to a Divorce -$485 • Amend a Divorce -$249 • QDRO - $149 • Modify Child Support - $485 • Wills - $298 • Step-Parent Adoption - $500 • Guardianship - $449 • Ch.7 Bankruptcy -$495 • Name Change - $700 Expedite Service Available Deborah Barnhart LIC# NVDP2016923991 I am not an attorney authorized to practice in the State of Nevada and I am prohibited from providing legal advice or legal representation to any person, pursuant to NRS 240A.

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