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In Brief

USDA commodities

USDA commodities for Pahrump will be distributed on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at New Hope Fellowship Church, located at 781 West Street.

Recipients must show Nevada photo ID and proof of address.


Car show and brunch

The Second Annual Car Show and Brunch, hosted by Pat and Al Seminatore, will be held Sept. 20, beginning at 11 a.m., at Mountain Falls.

Brunch will be served in the Grill Room for the cost of $17 per person. Payment for the brunch is due by Sept. 11, but the deadline will be waived for Pahrump residents. Just call Al Seminatore at 775-910-1883. Make checks payable to BACLV.

The car show is open to all British cars and is sponsored by the British Auto Club. Judging will be provided by the Pahrump Valley Cruisers.

Exhibitors must register by Sept. 11. To register, or for more information contact Al or Pat Seminatore at 775-910-1883 or 775-910-1377.


9/11 prayer vigil

The Salvation Army Pahrump Valley Corps invites the community to participate in a weekend prayer vigil at their Worship Center, located on Buol Road, next to Star Nursery.

The event will begin Friday evening, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m., with a service conducted by church pastor, Lt. Tim Brown. Following the service, there will be an opportunity for fellowship, spiritual activities, prayer and meditation.

On Saturday, the prayer room will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Child care will be available.

On Sunday the prayer room will open at 6 a.m. and conclude when regular church services begin at 9:45 a.m.


G.I. USA 9/11 memorial

A 9/11 memorial ceremony will be held at G.I. USA, located in the Albertsons shopping center on Friday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m.

The ceremony will include a moment of prayer and reflection and two Ground Zero responders will be present and will be recognized for their bravery.

There will be free refreshments and a raffle for 9/11 commemorative prizes.


Forget-Me-Not drive

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) annual Forget-Me-Not drive will be held on September 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations: Albertsons, Home Depot, Smiths, Walmart and Walgreens. CVS Pharmacy will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Benefit sock hop

A sock hop to benefit the Meals on Wheels program will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Pahrump Nugget.

The sock hop will feature music, dancing, entertainment, door prizes and appetizers and is sponsored by Ms. Senior Nye County.

Tickets are $12 or $20 for two tickets. For more information contact Scotty at 727-0309 or Teri at 764-0006.


Amateur radio license exams

Amateur Radio license exams will be given on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m., at Nye County Emergency Management, located at 1510 Siri Lane.

From 8 a.m. until noon the same day, at the same location, there will be a study program for those who want to earn their first Amateur Radio license. Preregistration (by phone call or email) is required for the study program.

For further information contact Dick Grady at 751-5242 or email at class@ac7eL.org.


Mind over body seminar

The Wisdom and Meditation Center extends an open invitation to participate in a seminar-style presentation Sunday morning, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m., explaining how our thoughts affect our health.

The Wisdom and Meditation Center is a non-denominational community honoring all paths of truth, and are located in the second building on Carlton Street, downhill from the intersection with Loop Road.

For additional information contact Dwight at 208-413-3525.


PV Republican Women meet

Pahrump Valley Republican Women will meet Monday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m., at Republican Central Committee headquarters located at 3370 S. Highway 160, Suite 6.

Guest speaker will be Heidi Cruz, wife of Ted Cruz, a representative from Ben Carson’s campaign. A meet and greet will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., immediately before the meeting.

Red, white and blue cake, sandwiches, beverages and coffee will be served.

For additional information contact Andra Braden at 764-1954.


Republican meeting

Nye County Republicans will hold an information and voter registration meeting Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m., at the Desert Greens clubhouse, on Wilson Road. This meeting is also the Desert Greens quarterly meeting. Representatives from the Nye County Republicans and PV Republican Women will be in attendance.

Coffee and refreshments will be served.


Democrats meet

Nye County Democrats will hold their monthly meeting Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., at their office located at 1231 E. Basin Road, #12.

Please bring a donation for their food drive and don’t forget their door prize drawing.


Social Security workshop

Because there are so many questions regarding Social Security and Medicare benefits, Inspirations Senior Living will hold a second informative workshop Thursday, Sept. 17, at 10:30 a.m.

The workshop is open to the public and because of its importance, everyone is encouraged to come out and learn all they can about these benefits.

Reserve your seat by calling 751-2300.


Pahrump Aglow

Pahrump Aglow Community Lighthouse invites all women in the community to attend their monthly meeting being held at 9:30 a.m., on Sept. 19, at Trinity Assembly of God Church, located at 750 Big Five Road.

Special speaker will be Madelyn Earnhardt.

For more information contact Jacquie at 775-537-9128.


Republican Meet and Greet

Nye County Republicans will hold a meet and greet at Sanders Family Winery, which is located on Kellogg Road, on Saturday, Sept. 19, beginning at 1 p.m.

Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske and State Controller Ron Knecht will be in attendance and available for questions.

For additional information contact Nye County Republican Vice Chairman Leo Blundo at 702-595-2269.


Rotarian Cash Extravaganza

The Rotary Club of Pahrump is selling raffle tickets for their annual Cash Extravaganza fundraiser to be held on Oct. 18, at the Mountain Falls Grill Room, at which the lucky raffle winner receives $10,000.

Raffle tickets are $75 each and admit two adults to the event plus other prizes. Winners need not be present to win. Only 400 tickets will be sold so the winning odds are the best in town.

Also available for presale are tickets for the optional Prime Rib Buffet dinner the night of the drawing. Tickets for the dinner are $20 per person, limited to two per raffle ticket.

For more information call Roy Mankins at 727-5222 or Barbara Thompson at 764-0681.


Support group at Inspirations

ProCare Hospice and Inspirations Senior Living will host an “Achieving Peace and Comfort” support group at Inspirations, located at 1554 S. Java Ave., on the third Thursday of each month at 4 p.m.

The group is open to all those currently caring for a terminally ill friend or family member as well as those who have lost someone. This support group seeks to provide members with coping skills and stress management tips to help through one of life’s most difficult journeys.

RSVP to save your seat by calling 751-2300.


Soft shoe and sassparilla

The Soft-Shoe and Sassparilla Society (SASS) is now forming for light soft-shoe dancing, sipping sassparilla and just plain ol’ fun. No experience is necessary.

Call Pat at 751-8382 for more details.


Faith Fellowship food bank

Faith Fellowship, at 2190 N. Blagg, has changed the time of their weekly food distribution on Fridays to 10 a.m., due to the summer heat.

“During the summer it’s just too hot for our volunteers to be out in the heat for hours, and for the people who come to wait in line,” said Pastor Jim.


At the library

Free computer instruction is available at the library. Computer classes for beginning-level computer users are offered Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

Signup is available at the library (no sign-ups by phone).

The Genealogy class meets every Tuesday at 2 p.m. Genealogy guidance and help using Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest.com are provided. No sign-up is necessary. Call the library prior to attending to confirm time.

For all who like to knit and/or crochet, the Knit Wits meet every Wednesday, at 1 p.m.

Bring your current project and come join others who love yarn crafting. Free fun for all ages.

The Favorite Authors Club will meet Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 1:30 p.m. This month’s author is Joyce Carol Oates, so read anything by this author and then enjoy a lively discussion. Many of her books are available at the library. New members are always welcome.

All Library events are alcohol, tobacco and drug free.


Foster parents needed

In Nevada’s rural communities, many children, including teens and sibling groups are in need of a safe and nurturing home. Foster parents provide a temporary home so these children can heal and feel supported.

Foster parents can be single or married, male or female. They can be working or stay-at-home parents, or retired with grown children.

To learn more on how you can become a licensed foster parent with the state of Nevada call 888-423-2659 or go to www.dcfs.state.nv.us.


Democratic open forum

The Nye County Democratic Party will hold open forum meetings to discuss politics in a positive way every Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m., at their office, located at 1231 E. Basin, #12.

Everyone is welcome to participate.


Desert Square Dancers

The Desert Square Dancers meet at 5 p.m., on Thursdays, at Pahrump Methodist Church, located at 1300 E. Highway 372.

For further information contact Wayne Walker at 702-403-2146.

The Desert Square Dance Club is sponsored by the Pahrump Arts Council. Call 751-6776 for more information.


Fiber artists and quilters

Pahrump Valley Fiber Artists and Quilters, a PAC affiliate, meet every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bob Ruud Community Center on Basin and Highway 160.


VFW breakfast

VFW Post 10054, located at 4651 Homestead Road, would like to invite you to join them for breakfast on Sunday morning from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., and then come down to join the Ladies Auxiliary on Friday nights for dinner from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

They also have great karaoke every Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to ???

For additional information call 727-6072.


First Friday senior network

First Friday Senior Network, hosted by Inspirations Senior Living on the first Friday of every month, gives all businesses working in the senior market an opportunity to share what they do, share information about ongoing or upcoming activities and work together to make sure the needs of all seniors in the community are being met.

If you work in the senior market, you are invited to the next group meeting at Inspirations Senior Living, located at 1554 Java Ave.

For more information call Tonya at 702-845-4748 or 751-2300, ext. 406.


DAV and DAVA meetings

The general meetings for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 15 and the Auxiliary (DAVA) are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m., at the NyECC main building on the corner of Wilson and West streets.

All veterans, family members and other interested parties are invited to attend these meetings.


VFW Riders

VFW Post 100054, located on Homestead Road has assigned a new captain for Central Nevada, Paull Engs, of the VFW Riders, a veterans’ motorcycle riding organization.

They are looking for new members. There are 3 levels of riders: veterans, associates and supporters. They are planning to ride in the 4th of July parade and the Rose Parade in Pasadena this year.

If interested in joining, contact Commander Tom Vicks of Post 100054, or Paull Engs at 513-7301.


Cancer Resource Center

The American Cancer Society’s “cancer closet” is now known as the Cancer Resource Center and is moving to At Your Fingertips Nail Salon at 1141 S. Highway 160, #6, which is actually on Postal Road.

Wigs, hats, gloves, liquid supplements and informational materials will be available to cancer patients.

For further information call Laurie Wall at 775-209-0385.


RSVP needs drivers

RSVP in Pahrump is in need of drivers and is able to offer mileage reimbursement to volunteer drivers 25 years old and older.

All volunteers must pass a background check.

If you are interested, call Jan Lindsay at 751-5282 and forms will be sent to you, after which a follow-up interview will be scheduled.


Retired nurses meetings

Retired Nurses of Pahrump meet on the first Friday of each month at 1 p.m., for lunch.

Call 751-2840 for information.


Volunteers needed

The Nye County Sheriff’s Office is looking for volunteers for the Sheriff’s Auxiliary Unit.

If you are retired, like people and can volunteer a minimum of 15 hours a month, this may be for you.

You must pass an FBI check and be available for daytime classroom training.

Call Larry Snow, coordinator at 751-4231 or pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office.


Art Guild meetings

The Spring Mountain Art Guild (SMART) will be meeting every second Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Pahrump Museum on Basin Road.

New members are always welcomed. Drop in, observe the meeting, and see what they are about.

For more information contact George at 751-4735 or Wilhelmina at 513-8033.


Tappers accepting students

The Nevada Silver Tappers, the official ambassadors for Pahrump, who participate in fundraising for many local charities, are now accepting new students for fall classes.

No tap experience is necessary, but you must be at least 50 years young.

For additional information, contact Ione DeSantis at 775-910-1408 or B.J. Irwin at 727-7011.


Serenity Behavioral Health services

Serenity Behavioral Health (formerly Stepping Stones), in partnerships with local community resources, strives to provide all youth and families with the tools to achieve a higher level of functioning for a better tomorrow.

They offer services to help with anger management, depression, anxiety/fear, parenting, stress management, behavior management and interpersonal and family relationships.

They are located at 990 E. Calvada. For more information, call 751-5211.


West Star Ranch in need of donations

West Star Ranch Animal Rescue and Thrift Store is in need of donations to sell. If you need your donations picked up, please call 727-9273.

They also have many dogs and cats ready to go home with you.

They are a 501C3 no kill shelter. Boarding is also available.

The thrift store is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is located at 780 Manse Road.


Support for parents of sexually abused kids

A support group for parents of sexually abused children meets at 5 p.m. at the Nevada Outreach Training Organization (No To Abuse) located at 621 S. Blagg.

Call Winona Davies at 751-1119 for more information and to sign up. You must call before attending the group for the first time.


Standing briefs

Tails of Nye County

Tails of Nye County, Inc. was formed in March 2012, to provide low-cost spay-neuter assistance to pet owners in Nye County, where there was previously a deficiency in services.

There is also no type of low-cost spay and neuter assistance for pot-bellied pigs, which are very popular pets in Nye County.

As a result of these deficiencies, the Nye County Animal Shelter is forced to accept large numbers of unwanted cats, dogs and pigs.

Spaying and neutering is crucial in order to minimize the shelter’s burden and work towards reducing and someday completely eliminating the euthanasia of unwanted animals.

Tails of Nye County offers assistance to dog, cat and male pig owners by subsidizing spay-neuter procedures, and issuing discount coupons accepted by local vets. The pet owner pays for a portion of the procedure and Tails of Nye County pays the amount authorized on the coupon issued to that pet owner.

For more information, call 917-699-5572 or on their website at http://www.tailsofnyecounty.com/.

Tails of Nye County Inc. is a 501(c)3 charity. Please help them continue their work by making a tax deductible donation.


Trench Rats meet

The National Order of Trench Rats (Dugout 615) meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m., at Wulfy’s RV Park clubhouse.

Any DAV (Disabled American Veteran) member is invited to join their group; they are veterans helping veterans.

For more information contact Victoria Brazzle at 751-9033.


Veterans Services

A Veterans Service Officer will be located at the Pahrump County Veterans Services Office, located at 1981 E. Calvada, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.

Pre-scheduled appointments are suggested although walk-ins are welcome but can only be seen as time permits.

To schedule an appointment contact Pamela at 775-688-1653, ext. 6 or Barbara at 775-321-4880.

Vets are advised to bring a copy of their DD-214 discharge document and/or current VA paperwork. If the claim involves dependents, veterans should bring marriage and/or birth certificates as well as social security numbers of their dependents.


Prostate Cancer support

The local prostate cancer support and information group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month, at 6 p.m., at Desert Springs Hospital.

Get directions at the main entrance of the hospital.

Please support their efforts to share information. For additional information contact James Gregory at 727-7482.


Help with Medicare

The State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) can help answer questions when Medicare becomes confusing.

Representatives can address questions such as “do I need Part D,” “how can I afford my medications” and “what is covered under Medicare.”

All services are free and unbiased.

Call 702-486-3478 for additional information.


Family to Family

Family to Family Connection offers classes on the following schedule:

Mondays — 1 to 3 p.m., nurturing prenatal parenting;

Tuesdays — 1 to 3 p.m., nurturing parenting, Spanish;

Wednesdays — 1 to 3 p.m., nurturing parenting, English.

The Amargosa food banks will be open from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Amargosa Senior Center.

The lending library in Pahrump is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday to check out helpful VHS videos, books and DVDs designed to help parents be better parents.

Family to Family Connection is located at 621 S. Blagg Road. Call 751-1118 for more information.


Student exchange program volunteers

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking volunteers to serve as area representatives to help with academic and semester exchange programs for high school students from around the world.

Students are from 15 to 18 years of age, have passed a series of academic and character requirements and are on a waiting list for the program.

Representatives will recruit and screen prospective host families, interview students to study abroad and supervise the students in the community. Representatives are compensated according to the number of students being supervised.

Call 800-733-2773 or email asseusawest@asse.com for more information.


Fast Track program

The Nye County adult education program is offering GED testing and courses.

The GED test can be used to waive English, math, science and social studies electives depending on test scores.

Nevada High School Proficiency Exams with passing scores are a prerequisite, and the adult education offers those classes as well.

For more information, stop by the office, 484 S. West Street, Building D, or call 751-6822, ext. 266.


Pahrump Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Pahrump Valley meets at noon every Wednesday in the Pahrump Nugget banquet hall.

Rotary members are a dedicated group of people serving in the community.

For more information about the Rotary Club and its projects, call 727-8399.


Foundation volunteers

The Amanda Faye Brown Nevada Chapter of Melanoma Education Foundation is currently recruiting volunteers to get the word out on melanoma and skin cancer awareness.

Anyone interested in helping deliver amandasmessage.com to area schools and churches please contact Michael, 702-743-1346, or Marie, 209-5088.


Volunteer Homeland Reserve Unit

VHRU is an organized group of retired and former law enforcement officers with the mission of providing trained and experienced resources to public safety agencies in Nevada and, potentially, to surrounding areas.

VHRU maintains a web- site describing the mission and providing information regarding the organization, leadership, and on-going activities.

The website also contains an application form that can be downloaded by any former law enforcement officer who wants to become a part of the organization.

For more information log on to: www.vhru.com or call 702-610-8000.


VA van

A van is available to veterans needing transportation to the Veterans Administration Clinic in Pahrump.

The van operates 8-1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Call Bob, 751-6126 or Kyler, 727-9752 to be a volunteer driver or for more information.


Free drug tests

Teen Care provides free drug tests for the children of concerned parents and guardians.

The test detects marijuana, cocaine, meth, opiates, amphetamines and more. All services are free and confidential. Teen Care provides Christian help for teens involved with drugs or alcohol.

Appointments are available Monday through Saturday. Call 727-9911 for more information.


Volunteer for SCORE

All active or retired business people are encouraged to share their knowledge and experience by being a volunteer SCORE counselor.

Sponsored by the Small Business Administration, SCORE provides free consultations to all who want to start a business. SCORE will provide training for volunteers.

Call Sally at the Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce, 727-5800 or SCORE, 727-9471 to volunteer.


Safe Place youth program

Safe Place is an organization in Pahrump that provides immediate help and support to youth in crisis. The location sites are the Terrible Herbst convenience stores on Highway 160 and at Lakeside on Homestead Road.

Call 775-291-3554 or 1-866-U-ARE-SAFE for more information.


Power wheelchairs

Miracle on Wheels makes available electric power wheelchairs to non-ambulatory senior citizens 65 and older and the permanently disabled of any age, if they qualify.

Electric wheelchairs are provided to those who cannot walk and also cannot operate a manual wheelchair sufficiently or safely enough to care for themselves in their residence.

Call 1-800-749-8778 or visit www.laspanmedical.com for more information.


Power wheelchairs

Wishes on Wheels makes available electric power wheelchairs to non-ambulatory senior citizens 65 and older and the permanently disabled of any age, if they qualify.

Electric wheelchairs are provided to those who cannot walk and also cannot operate a manual wheelchair sufficiently or safely enough to care for themselves in their residence.

Call 1-800-823-5220 or visit www.threewishes2.com for more information.

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