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In Brief, Nov. 4

Food drive at library

Pahrump Community Library is holding a canned and non-perishable food drive Nov. 2 through Nov. 21.

Donate new, canned, boxed and shelf staple foods to help our local food banks.

All proceeds will be given to local organizations for distribution.

Coin Club meeting

The next meeting of the Pahrump Valley Coin Club will be Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m., at Smitty’s Coin Shop, directly across from the post office on Postal Road.

Find out what your coins and collectables are really worth (wholesale and retail). Everyone is welcome. For more information call Ron Dennis 702-339-9748.

Democrat open forum

Nye County Democrats will hold their Wednesday Open Forum on Nov. 4, from noon to 3 p.m.

Join them for some friendly discussions. Their office is located at 1231 E. Basin Road, #12.

For additional information call 751-9966 or go to nyedems.org.

Genealogical Society

The next meeting of the Pahrump Genealogical Society will be on Nov. 5, at the LDS church on Wilson Road.

There will be a brief social time at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m., with a speaker to follow.

For additional information or questions call Katie at 537-1498 or Jan at 751-2455.

White elephant sale

The Pahrump Moose Lodge, located at 1100 East Second Street, will hold a White Elephant Sale Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6 and 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

They will also have hot dogs and hamburgers for sale.

Friday Fish fry

A Friday Fish Fry will be held at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 781 E. Gamebird Road, on Nov. 6, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Dinners will consist of fried fish, baked fish, or fish tacos. Homemade New England-style clam chowder and cole slaw, as well as desserts and beverages are also available.

The dinner will be served in the church hall.

TOPS yard sale

TOPS 116 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will hold its annual yard sale on Nov. 6 and 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the corner of Pahrump Valley Blvd. and Elderberry.

For more information call 775-537-1091.

USO dance

Ms. Senior Golden Years USA will present the “Vets Swing” USO dance at the Pahrump Nugget Event Center, on Saturday, Nov. 7.

Cocktails will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and dinner from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dancing will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. There will also be raffles and honors for local veterans.

Tickets are $45 per person, or $40 for veterans with proof of service and $350 for a table of 8.

Moose donation dinner

The Pahrump Moose Lodge will hold a Donation Dinner Sunday, Nov. 8, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The dinner will consist of spaghetti, salad and garlic bread and proceeds will benefit the Nye County School District Homeless Activity Fund.

The organization’s purpose is to provide free breakfasts and lunches, educational fees, toiletries for homeless students. They also try to provide a scholarship to a student who wants to go to college.

For more information call Jim Cornell at 775-727-6465.

Dementia education conference

The Alzheimer’s Association of Southern Nevada will hold a free educational conference, “Dementia: Hiding Inside” on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Pahrump Community Church, located at 1061 E. Wilson Road.

For further information contact Nicole at 702-248-2770 or at nanderson@alz.org.

Opera house opens for season

The Amargosa Opera House will reopen for their performance season beginning November 6.

They will have Friday and Saturday night performances as well as a Sunday matinee.

For ticket information call 760-852-4441 or go to deathvalleyjunction.backstage@gmail.com.

Campers and RVers

The family Campers and RVers (FCRV) invite you to “Come Camp With Us” at the Lake Mead Recreation Area, Las Vegas Bay campground, on November 13-15.

For more information telephone Jim at 702-419-2119 or Richard at 702-540-9034.

Gold Seeker outing

The Nye County Gold Seekers are planning an outing on November 14.

They will meet at Burger King at 8 a.m. to caravan to the claim.

All new and prospective members are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Rocket at 702-236-2703.

Nye Gold Seekers meet

The Nye County Gold Seekers will hold their monthly general meeting Nov. 21, at 2 p.m., at the Pahrump Valley Museum on Basin Road.

A lecture by author Stan Paher will be this month’s presentation. All members and those interested in becoming members are welcome.

At the Library

Free computer instruction is available @ the library. Computer Classes for beginning-level computer users are offered Wednesdays at 1:00pm. Sign-ups available at the library (no sign-ups by phone). The Genealogy Class meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm. 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, 1pm at the library. Bring your current project and come join others who love yarn crafting. Free fun for all ages.

Free Family Craft Day will be held on Saturday, November 14 between 11:00 a.m. and noon.

This month, bring the kids and come make a colorful Turkey Ornament. All materials provided.

This free family program is held the 2nd Saturday of the month (October-June).

Fall Reading Program at the library began Wednesday, October 14, and will continue through December 16. Ages 2-3: Wednesdays, 10:15-10:45am (parent or guardian must accompany child); Ages 4-5: Wednesdays, 11:15am-12:00pm; Ages 6-12: Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00pm. The theme is “Fetch a Good Book!” No sign-ups necessary. Free Fall Fun!

The Pahrump Community Library Favorite Authors Book Club will meet Tuesday, November 17, at 1:30 p.m. This month’s book is We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride, a Las Vegas community college English teacher. This book is the choice for the 2015 Nevada Reads, the state’s first “one read” program, with people from throughout Nevada reading a selected text and then coming together to discuss the work at lectures, book clubs, and various panel events. Copies are available at the library. New members are always welcome, so bring a friend. For more information, call the Library.

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

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 for more information.

Beatty Christmas bazaar

The Beatty Senior Center will be hosting a Christmas Bazaar on Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you are interested in representing your business or crafting some items to sell, tables will be available for $20 each.

Vendor applications are available at the Beatty Senior Center, 150 A Avenue S. If you have any questions, contact Senior Center Site Manager Holly Donohue at 775-553-2954.

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 775-751-2300.

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 775-751-8382 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 a.m. to 11 a.m., and then come down to join the Ladies Auxiliary on Friday nights for dinner from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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

For additional information call 775-727-6072.

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 775-513-7301.

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.

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 775-751-4735 or Wilhelmina at 775-513-8033.

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 775-727-7011.

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 Road.

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

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 p.m. to 3 p.m., nurturing prenatal parenting;

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

Wednesdays — 1 p.m. 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 website 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 a.m. to 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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