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Outstanding student loan debt grows for 60-plus group

The 60-plus segment of the U.S. population is the fastest growing segment of the population with outstanding student loan debt, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.

In fact, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said that older Americans are the fastest growing part of the overall student loan market. The trend is not just because they failed to pay off their own carrying student loans; it is also because a growing number of parents and grandparents are financing their children’s and grandchildren’s college education.

Social Security payout days vary

Social Security beneficiaries who filed for benefits before May 1, 1997 receive their checks on the third day of each month, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. The rest of are paid on Wednesdays on the second, third and fourth weeks of each month.

If you were born between the 1st and 10th day of the month, you receive your benefits on the second Wednesday. Those born between the 11th and the 20th get their checks on the third Wednesday. Benefits are paid on the fourth Wednesday if you were born after the 20th day of the month.

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Nevada Assemblyman Greg Hafen II to seek two more years in seat

Pahrump resident and Nevada District 36 Assemblyman Greg Hafen II announced this week that he will be seeking that seat in the 2020 election for what will be his first-ever official bid for office.

Wildfire tamed near northern Nye community

Firefighters tamed a 650-acre wildfire — believed to have been started Aug. 7 by lightning — near Nye County’s Gabbs community.

Off-highway grant workshop held in Beatty

Folks from Beatty and the surrounding area learned more about the Nevada Off-Highway Vehicle Program in a workshop conducted at the Beatty Community Center Aug. 12.

Beatty Town Advisory Board honors EMT trainers

Beatty Town Advisory Board members listened to a couple of presentations at their Aug. 12 meeting, but the evening started with a presentation of their own.

California Lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Wednesday, August 14 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $71 million.

Pahrump expansion to feature Marriott, retail near racetrack

The planned, five-story hotel just outside the gates of the Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club could be a Marriott-brand hotel. The commercial project could get underway by the end of 2019.

Pahrump Purple Heart Day ceremony honors wounded and fallen

National Purple Heart Day is a day set aside for the remembrance and honoring of the brave men and women of the U.S. armed forces who have been injured or lost their lives in service to their country.

Nye County District Attorney’s Report

Editor’s note: The Nye County District Attorney’s Report is provided by the office of DA Chris Arabia. Plans call for it to be provided on a monthly basis as the information becomes available. Duplicate names represent separate cases. See pvtimes.com for a look at recent DA reports.