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Moose Christmas party

In the Holiday and Entertainment Guide that ran in the Wednesday, Nov. 25 PV Times, a community activity was published in error regarding a children’s Christmas party at the Moose Lodge on December 19. The party is only for Moose Lodge members’ families and qualified invited guests.

We apologize for the error.

 

2015 Toy Run

The annual Christmas Toy Run put on by the Tribe motorcycle group and Oasis Outreach will be held on December 13. Even if you don’t have a motorcycle or don’t plan to ride, you can still help to spread Christmas joy to kids who otherwise might not have a Christmas.

Your gift of a new toy or a financial donation will be gratefully accepted by Oasis Outreach. Or you can mail your check to Oasis Outreach, 1781 Hiawatha St., #A, Pahrump, NV 89048.

For additional information call 727-6931.

 

Grief Share

A 13-week Grief Share course to help those who are grieving loves ones get through the holidays began Saturday, Nov. 28, and will continue to be held on Saturdays at 1 p.m., at Central Valley Baptist Church, located at 3170 S. Blagg.

For addition information, call 910-9995.

 

Vets food bank

The Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce will be collecting non-perishable food items to benefit the VFW veterans’ food pantry. Please drop off your non-perishable food items at the chamber offices located at 1301 S. Highway 160, which is on the second floor of the Nevada State bank building by Dec. 12.

 

Celebrate Recovery

Trinity Assembly of God Church, located at 750 Big Five Road, has begun “Celebrate Recovery”, a Christ-centered recovery program, aimed at helping hurts, habits and hang-ups. They address food, nicotine, gambling, drug or any other addictions that can become stumbling blocks in life.

They meet at the church on Friday nights at 7 p.m.

 

Letters to Santa

The Pahrump Valley Lions Club 13th annual Letters to Santa program has begun and all children age 12 and under should write their letter to Santa and take them to the big decorated mailbox at the main post office on Postal Road by Dec. 18. Be sure to include name, age, boy or girl, home address and your wish list.

Moms and dads with questions may call 702-279-0697.

 

Democratic mock caucus

The Nye County Democratic central committee will hold a mock caucus at Comstock Park on Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. For additional questions call 434-227-1091. Remember the food drive during these Christmas and holiday celebrations, and they have door prizes and a 50/50 drawing as well.

For more information call 751-9966 or visit their website at www.NYEDEMS.org.

 

Elks hoop shoot

The traditional Elks Hoop Shoot will be held at J.G. Johnson Elementary School, on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All basketball shooters between the ages of 8 and 14 are invited to compete.

For more information call the Lodge at 751-2796.

 

CASA Christmas party

Pioneer Territory CASA and the Division of Child and Family Services are co-hosting the annual Foster Children’s Christmas party in December and they need your help. Christmas trees with Santa’s elves ornaments and a foster child’s wish list have been placed in the lobby of Valley Electric, Meadows Bank and Today’s Image Beauty Salon. If you, or someone you know would like to help a child please visit one of these locations and pick out an ornament with wish list you would like to fulfill.

For more information call 513-9514 or email info@ptcasanv.org. All donations gratefully accepted.

 

LBRE Angel tree drive

Lisa Bond Real Estate, located at 2090 S. Highway 160 has joined the Angel Tree and Toys for Tots drives this year. Stop by their office and select an angel from the Angel tree or drop off a new, unwrapped gift for the Toys for Tots drive, Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gifts will be distributed to children in Pahrump.

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe festival

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church invites the community to attend the “Our Lady of Guadalupe Festival” being held Dec. 11, 12 and 13. There are activities all three days, starting with music and dances at 5 p.m. on Friday night. Saturday morning after Mass they will be serving breakfast at 8 a.m. and a variety of food from 1 to 8 p.m., as well as the music and dancing. Sunday morning breakfast will be served at 10 a.m., and then food will be served at 12:30 p.m., and all afternoon.

Obstacle play day

An Obstacle Play day will be held at Valley’s Edge Country Store on December 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information call Carrie at 727-5037.

 

Holiday cookies with Santa

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners and 4-H Club invite families in the community to enjoy a stroll through the luminary garden and enjoy coffee, hot chocolate and cookies with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus Thursday, Dec. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. It is a great photo opportunity and carolers are also welcome. The demonstration garden is located at 1651 E. Calvada Blvd.

For more information call the extension office at 727-5532.

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. Sign-ups are available at the library (no sign-ups by phone). The Genealogy Class meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. Genealogy guidance & help using Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest.com are provided. No sign-up is necessary. Please call library prior to attending to confirm class time.

For all who like to knit and/or crochet, the Library KNIT WITS meet every Wednesday, at 1 p.m. at the library. Bring your current project and come join others who love yarn crafting. Free fun for all ages.

The Pahrump Railroad Club will set up tracks Dec. 10, 11, and 12 at the Library. Free fun for the train enthusiast!

Free Family Craft Day will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, between 11 a.m. and noon. This month they will make a snowman star ornament. It is free and all materials are provided.

The Favorite Authors Book Club will meet Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 1:30 p.m. This month’s author is Debbie Macomber. Read any of her Christmas stories and then go enjoy a lively discussion.

The Library will host a blood drive on Friday, Dec. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 877-827-4376 or visit www.unitedbloodservices.org to schedule your appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome!

All library events are alcohol, tobacco and drug-free.

 

Christmas tree recycling

In an effort to reduce waste and help the environment, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will be collecting live Christmas trees through Friday, January 23, 2016. This event is for live trees only. There will be a designated area in the south end of the parking lot for drop-off.

Please remove all ornaments, lights, tinsel and metal stand. No flocked trees are allowed. Nye County will be chipping the trees for use as mulch in UNCE’s demonstration garden. As mulch, those trees help conserve soil moisture and provide nutrients for plants.

The Cooperative Extension is located at 1651 E. Calvada Blvd. For more information call 727-5532.

 

Free pruning workshop

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, located at 1651 E. Calvada, will hold a free pruning workshop Saturday, Jan. 16. The workshop will cover the pruning of trees, shrubs and roses and will feature M.L. Robinson, Cooperative Extension horticulture specialist as guest speaker. Bring gloves and pruning tools for hands-on training.

For more information call the extension office at 727-5532.

 

Hardy field rep available

A field representative from Congressman Cresent Hardy’s office will be available in the Pahrump office to assist constituents facing issues with federal agencies on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the rest of the year except for Christmas week and New Year’s week.

The office is located at 1321 South Highway 160, Suite 4B.

 

Al-Anon meetings

What can you do if someone close to you drinks too much? You can find help at Al-Anon, an organization to support families of alcoholics. They meet in Pahrump on Wednesdays, at 5:30 p.m., at the Nevada Outreach training Center, located at 621 S. Blagg Road.

For more information call 775-910-2099.

 

Free books

Choose free books from thousands of titles with a check for a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.

For details, call 751-5238.

 

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 and leave a message on the business phone.

 

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.

 

Support group at Inspirations

ProCare Hospice and Inspirations Senior Living will host an “Achieving Peace and Comfort” support group at Inspirations, located at 931 Honeysuckle Road, 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.

 

Student exchange program volunteers

World Heritage International Student Exchange Program is seeking representatives to work with volunteer host families and international exchange students in our area. Students are from 15 to 18 years of age, have passed a series of academic and character requirements and are awaiting an opportunity to embark on their American adventure.

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 the World Heritage office at 949-342-1777 or 800-888-9040 for more information.

 

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.

 

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 to 7 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 931 Honeysuckle Road.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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