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Miss Pahrump will be crowned tomorrow; garden tour on tap

The longstanding tradition of selecting Miss Pahrump is the headliner for this weekend with eight young women competing for the title.

Tickets have been on sale for several weeks now, but are still available at the Best Western front desk and at the door. The cost is $10 for general seating.

The event will take place at 6:30 p.m., June 28 in the Saddle West Showroom.

The girls will be professionally judged in most photogenic, casual wear, evening gown, talent and an on-the-spot question staged to represent what happens at the larger pageants.

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are sponsoring a “Know Your Farmer” vegetable and herb garden tour from 8 a.m. to noon tomorrow.

Those interested in participating may stop by the offices at 1651 E. Calvada Blvd., and pay $5 for the map of the self-guided tour.

If you get tickets in advance at the farmer’s market at Home Depot by July 27, you will be eligible for a free raffle drawing.

The tour will visit eight sites in any order, but the time limitation at each site is 15 minutes to visit all of them.

Next month UNCE will offer Food Preservation 101 classes each Thursday for July 17 and 31, and Aug. 14 and 21.

Classes in July will cover pickling and drying vegetables and herbs. Jams and jellies and pressure canning will be covered in the August classes. The cost is $25 for each class except for the drying class, which is $20.

Space fills quickly. Those interested may pre-register by calling 727-5532.

An event which is different from the Amateur Radio Emergency Services in combination with the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services or ACES/RACES field day will still offer the public an opportunity to see how Ham operators assist local emergency services in remote locations.The Amateur Radio Club will sponsor a field day of its own from noon June 28 to noon June 29 in Amargosa Valley.

The event will take place at the newly-remodeled Emergency Communications Center behind the fire station on Farm Road.

The objective is to contact as many stations as possible and learn to operate in abnormal situations.

There will be experts to mentor and hand out information on becoming a Ham radio operator.

For additional information call Gene Butler, 775-372-1282.

The Movie in the Park will be “Despicable Me 2” at Ian Deutch Memorial Park. The show is free and concessions will be available. Bring blankets or chairs and leave the pooch at home. It is an alcohol-, drug- and tobacco-free event. Next Saturday’s movie will be “Saving Mr. Banks,” and will be shown at Petrack Park.

Shadow Mountain Community Players will have an encore staging of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” at 7 p.m., July 27 and 28 at New Hope Fellowship. Tickets are $10 and the doors open at 6 p.m.

The SMCP will be auditioning for its next play, “Murder Most Fowl,” at 7 p.m., July 1 at the Pahrump Senior Center. The interactive murder mystery will be performed in August at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. Call 727-6145 for more information.

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