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Open letter to Pahrump seniors

No doubt most of you were as upset as I was after reading last week’s article about the public administrator. When will the powers-that-be realize that this office is as antiquated as the Sheriff of Nottingham?

Didn’t they learn anything from the reign of terror of the infamous Dyers? (They were the husband and wife public administrators who used their official status to rob the dead.) The police caught and imprisoned them. Last I heard, she’s still on the run.

Why doesn’t this county understand that NOBODY wants these untrained, unfeeling and totally unnecessary government employees going through our personal things?

Common sense will tell them that if we own a house and a car, it’s a pretty safe bet that we’ve made arrangements for their disposition. We don’t need these people to ‘move’ our personal belongings.

When I spoke to Tony DeMeo about this a couple of years ago on a radio program, he suggested the notice on the refrigerator idea. There’s one major flaw to this plan: If they are reading a notice on your fridge, they are already in your house!

But there is a way to avoid all this. Speak to a trusted neighbor or close friend who lives nearby. Exchange house keys and next of kin phone numbers. Make a plan to call each other every day. If you don’t get a response within a reasonable time, go over there and check on the person.

In the event your friend has passed away, immediately call their next of kin first, not the sheriff’s department. The next of kin knows their relative’s wishes and will take care to secure the house and oversee the handling of the body per those wishes.

They may call the sheriff’s department for an ambulance or the funeral home, but these decisions should be left to the next of kin.

If the next of kin lives out of town, you should still notify them first. They can decide how to proceed. They can call the sheriff’s department if they want to but they should still be notified first.

It’s time we took care of ourselves and stopped allowing the government to intrude in every facet of our lives … especially our exit from it.

Lynn Sanders

Autumn Fest Tea thank you

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for attending our Autumn Fest Tea . There are no words to express how very grateful I am to all of you who helped make our tea such a success. It was such a joyful afternoon to share with so many of you.

I would like to extend a special “thank you” to Patti and Kathy and all the models from Sunflower Fashions for putting on such a great fashion show.

Special thanks also to Town Board member Bill Dolan for braving a room full of females to be part of the festivities, to the Ms. Senior Golden Years Pageant family for sharing the afternoon with us, and to the members of Desert Greens for joining us and allowing us to use your beautiful facility.

Thank you ever so much to an amazing group of women who have so graciously come together to organize the tea. It’s been wonderful for me to see all this coming together as each person played her part to fit all the pieces together. It’s like choreographing with each person taking a piece and putting it all together to create a beautiful dance.

Thank you to the Ms. Senior Nye County Pageant family for donating all of your valuable time and all the hard work that went into putting this event together. It is truly a blessing for me to be a part of this group.

Most importantly I would like to thank our sponsors for your generous donations: Sunflower Fashions, Desert Greens Community, Jewelry of Romance, Red Sky Barbeque, China Wok, Wings and Things, Off 160 Coffee House, Heritage Beauty Salon, El Cancun, My Thai Restaurant, Today’s Image Nail and Hair Salon, This N That Consignment, Touch of Gold Salon, and Mom’s Diner. Thank you so much!

Teri Rogers

Ms. Senior Nye County Director