By Richard Stephens
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary will be able to use the Beatty Community Center rent-free for their monthly meetings.
The town will chip in $300 for plaques and prizes for the Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas tree lighting contest, and the names of the only three applicants for seats on the town advisory board will be forwarded to the county commissioners for appointment.
Such is a summary of all the business conducted at the Beatty Town Advisory board meeting of Nov. 14.
The three people being recommended for appointment to the board are sitting members Kelly Carroll, Dick Gardner and Crystal Taylor, whose terms expire at the end of the year. If there had been other applicants for the positions an informal election would have been held.
A lack of reports from various organizations contributed to the unusual brevity of the meeting, but there were a few announcements of note.
Chamber of Commerce secretary Ann Marchand said that judging of the Christmas lighting contest would take place a couple of days before the Beatty Town Advisory Board meeting of Dec. 12 when the Chamber would supply refreshments and announce winners.
Marchand also thanked the board for their support of Beatty Days, saying there was a “great turnout” for the event. She also reported that the Beatty visitors’ brochures were now available in seven languages.
Gardner said that the lengthy process of developing the Beatty Area Plan was progressing.
The committee’s next meeting is scheduled for Dec. 3. “We’re in the map stage,” Gardner said. “All the wording is done.”
Nevada Health Centers temporary CEO Chuck Wiesen reported that the newly painted Beatty Clinic has flu shots available for children. He also said that people should consider buying their medications at the clinic: “We’ve revised our pharmaceutical price scale to compete with Target and Walmart.”
Town Secretary Carrie Radomski filled in for representatives from the Beatty Museum. She said that the museum is currently hosting two traveling displays.
The first is a kiosk on the history of the Nevada National Security Site formerly the Nevada Test Site . This is the same computer kiosk that was on display at the Pahrump Library.
According to a news release, “Using the kiosk’s simple touch screen, visitors can access information on present and future activities at the NNSS, such as environmental cleanup, groundwater characterization, and radioactive waste disposal; individuals can also receive information regarding current national security efforts and facts on historic nuclear testing.” The display will be at the Beatty Museum for three months.
The other display is “Honest Horses: A Portrait of the Mustang in the Great Basin,” from the Nevada Arts Council. It features photographs by Paula Morin, who is also the exhibit’s curator. A reception with refreshments was held Saturday, Nov. 17, and the exhibit will run until Jan. 24.