weather icon Mostly Clear

Rotary Club holding children’s book drive

An ongoing Pahrump Valley Rotary Club program is returning Saturday as members plan to collect books for distribution to students throughout the Nye County School District.

Club President Eddie Williams said the effort is part of the Rotary’s “Together We Read” program geared towards encouraging kids to read more often.

“We will be collecting both new and gently used books out in front of the Nye Communities Coalition from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday May 7,” Williams said. “We will provide free hot dogs and water for those who drive up and donate books. It’s a program that we started about four years ago in order to support pre-kindergarten and elementary school students. This is one of the ways that we decided to help our children in elementary school who might be struggling a little bit with reading.”

Additionally, Williams said that research has proven that the earlier kids start to read, the last time they will spend in the principal’s office.

“We are also stressing parental participation because the more we can get parents actively involved with the school and the administrators, the more effective the child’s education can be,” Williams noted.

Nye Communities Coalition is located at 1020 E. Wilson Rd., directly across from the school district.

Contact reporter Selwyn Harris at sharris@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
More fire hydrants installed in Central Pahrump

The hydrants will help with fire protection in the area, and should give homeowners there a break on their fire insurance rates.

More roads reopen in Death Valley

Roughly four months after severe summer storms, additional roadways in Death Valley National Park are finally reopening.

Like Santa? Like Cookies? This PDOP event is for you

Pahrump Disability Outreach Program will be helping families get into the holiday spirit with an all-new, free community event: Cookies with Santa.

Man tried to carjack driver with knife: NCSO

A Pahrump man was arrested Sunday morning after he allegedly tried to stab a motorist with a knife on Highway 160 near McDonald’s, according to reports from the Nye County Sheriff’s Office.

VEA and CoBank donate $20k to these nonprofits

In the true giving spirit of the holidays, Valley Electric Association and CoBank are spreading the love this season with $20,000 in donations making their way into the coffers of three area nonprofits, bolstering each of the organization’s community-oriented efforts.

Want to see the Silver Tappers Christmas show? There’s a waitlist

The Nevada Silver Tappers and Ms. Senior Golden Years will host their 32nd Annual Christmas Benefit Show and members are excited to report that tickets are in such high demand, “There’s actually a waiting list!”

Holiday fundraiser will help kids get a good night’s sleep

The holiday season is officially underway so it’s a great time for residents to think about how they can help make a difference in the lives of others. One simple way to do just that is attending the 2nd Annual Nye County Sleep in Heavenly Peace Holiday Fundraiser, proceeds from which will go directly to providing beds to children in need.