weather icon Clear

Letter to the Editor

What happened to the real Christmas?

What ever happened to the “Partridge in a Pear Tree”?? As a youngster, we always used to sing “The Twelve days of Christmas” at this time of year as a Christmas season carol, and we celebrated it from December 25 until January 6.

Nowadays it seems that we “celebrate” Christmas (or the so-called purpose of it) beginning sometime around Thanksgiving – when all the sales begin, and Christmas trees appear on corner lots – (and artificial ones in cardboard boxes).

Then, on December 26th, when the REAL Christmas season begins, they all disappear, and what folks received as gifts go back to the store to be exchanged for what they wanted to begin with!

Respectfully, but somewhat saddened,

Rev. (Fr.) E. A. Thompson

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
AG Ford investigating Nevada’s ‘fake elector’ scheme

The Democratic Attorney General has been mum about his plans, but sources confirmed an investigation into Nevada’s six Republican electors who declared Trump the winner in 2020.

Nevada AG’s office says Esmeralda sheriff must resign

The state argues in a District Court filing that Esmeralda County sheriff Nicholas Dondero failed certification as a peace officer and has to leave office.

TALK OF THE TOWN: What Pahrump is saying about the Fall Festival

Aliens and Cowboys: A fitting theme for the 58th Pahrump Fall Festival. The four-day event ended Sunday in Petrack Park. The weather was decent. The rodeo was reportedly a sold-out event. And the town of Pahrump did a solid job organizing and promoting the event.

Republican club leaders push to stop Nevada presidential caucus

The officers and directors of the club expressed concerns about the Nevada Republican Party’s plans to hold a caucus alongside the state-run primary.