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Letters to editor of the Pahrump Valley Times

Updated April 26, 2019 - 7:00 am

Reader looks for helpful woman to thank her

Desperately trying to find the kind and medically knowledgeable lady who was present at Urgent Care the evening of April 5th between 6 and 7 p.m. when my significant other went into cardiac arrest in their lobby.

You knew medical procedures, you had a beautiful white Coach purse and you were there with a male loved one as well – although I don’t know your relationship to that person. THANK YOU so much for trying to help us – you were the only person who seemed concerned or even tried to care.

Whoever you are – you’ll remember this – I know you will. I would love to meet you in person to give you a hug.

You were really the only one trying to help. If you’re reading this – or anyone tells you about this – please get in touch with the newspaper. They have all my contact info and I am desperate to thank you. (NOTE FOR THE PAPER – if this woman contacts you – can you PLEASE, PLEASE give her my number?)

Stacey Parmenter

A letter to the gun control advocates

Just think – no guns for citizens… Where would the world we live in be now?

First, the USA would not be at all. We would be either England, Mexico, French, German, Russia or just Native Indian sections. That is if the majority of us weren’t even born due to the waging conflicts that would still be going on between the aforementioned groups.

Second, our forefathers fought and won our independence, liberties, and freedoms by the weapons you want to ban.

As seen, people become sheep, easy to slaughter without weapons. Look at Cuba, Islam countries, North Korea, China, and lately, Venezuela. Even Russia, the Army and police have most if not all the weapons.

The true and factual statement is people kill people – not guns, not knives, not clubs or other such objects – only people do.

The police cannot be everywhere to stop the killings and abuse so it’s up to ourselves to do it. It’s proven that sprays and screams don’t work most, if not all of the time.

It seems to me our forefathers who wrote our Constitution and Bill of Rights were much more in tune to freedom, liberty and pursuit of happiness than are our elected leaders of today in Congress, especially the newly elected.

Remember, all countries lost their freedoms when guns and other objects were outlawed by the people they elected.

Freedom forever,

Henry Hurlbut

Community thanked for Earth Day success

The Southern Nye County Conservation District, in conjunction with our town’s Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Committee, Red Rock Audubon Society, and Great Basin Water Co. would like to send their heart-felt appreciation to the community that turned out to enjoy a much needed, beautiful, spring day at our Earth Day Arbor Day Celebration Saturday, April 20. The goal was to promote stewardship, celebrate Earth Day Arbor Day, both come to emphasize the end goal of improving our planet.

This year the Earth Day Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Stormy Ingersoll, 4-H Coordinator for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension for her dedication to youth and commitment to the community. 4-H welcomes young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, empowering them with skills to lead for a lifetime.

Earth Day Arbor Day thanks our community partners, NyE Communities Coalition, Bank of America – Shred It Van, Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Nevada Division of Forestry, Bureau of Land Management, Nye County Water District, Donna Lamm Pottery, Jessica Ireland Photography, Home Depot, Southern Nevada Cooperative Weed Management Area, Nevada Hemp Association, Pahrump Valley Disposal, Joe’s Sanitation, the Baha’i Faith, Pahrump 4 RV, Nye County Public Lands, Clean Up Pahrump, Pahrump Pow Wow, Wild West Extravaganza, and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension 4-H and Master Gardeners, and Professor M.L. Robinson.

Music by Jenifer spun the sounds and made her microphone available to many, 60 free 5-gallon desert adapted trees given away throughout the day as well as announcing the free hay wagon rides in Discovery Park. A big thank you to Leroy and Joan for the ceremonial Sioux Earth Celebration song and war drums.

None of this would be possible without the members of our planning committee, who contribute financially, and through their preparation for the event, cooking the food and the free plant giveaway. Finally, we thank Pastor Lonnie Biggs, of Calvary Chapel Shadow Mountain, for graciously donating the parking lot located at 1500 S. Red Butte each year.

The event was, once again, a great success, and we hope all participating enjoyed it as much as we did. We now begin the planning for the 2020 Earth Day Arbor Day event and hope everyone will join us again. For more information contact BeWaterSmart@greatbasinwaterco.com

Deborah Woodland

Water Conservation Coordinator

Great Basin Water Co. NV

Bermuda Water Company, Inc. AZ

Opinion from the Nevada Republican Assembly

Last month, Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford decided he could represent all of Nevada when he joined a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency to fund a border wall he has promised to build dating back to his presidential campaign. According to Ford, “President Trump cannot side-step our Constitution for a political ploy.”

According to the Washington Post, there have been 30 national emergencies declared in recent years. There are 28 currently active. During their presidencies, Obama declared 12 and Bush declared 13 of these emergencies. Some of them have had to do with the Sudanese government, the Western Balkans, Albanians in Macedonia and Zimbabwe. All protections for people of these countries. To our knowledge, there has never been a suit to stop a president’s declaration of a national emergency.

In all actuality, Trump’s declaration of emergency isn’t for a wall; the emergency is that we have a dysfunctional Congress, whose House refuses to work with the president. Democrat members of Congress and even past Democrat presidents including Obama, have all wanted to secure our southern border with a wall. But now that Trump finally wants to protect the American people, rather than spending most of our defense dollars overseas for other countries’ protection, the hypocrites in Congress come out in force against him.

It’s particularly unconscionable for Ford to have signed on with this suit, considering the recent murders by an illegal alien, of Jerry and Sherri David, and Connie Coontz and Sophia Renken. If a stronger, more secure border wall had been in place, the murder of these four innocent people, in three separate incidents, may very well not have happened. The Angel Families in this country would agree.

For those who say there’s not an emergency, Border Patrol agents and property owners along the border would disagree. Just one sector is getting 1,000 illegal entries a day. That’s 7,000 a week! How is this NOT an emergency? In just 2018, there were 266,000 criminal record arrests at the border, 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, 25,000 burglaries, 4,000 kidnappings, and 4,000 violent murders, committed by illegals who were trying to sneak into our country.

The incarceration rates for illegals is THREE TIMES as that for American citizens. Do we really want our tax dollars spent on putting these illegals in prison here? Wouldn’t it be better if they just NEVER got over the border to commit crimes here? EVERY crime committed by an illegal, is one that should have NEVER happened.

Who gave Aaron Ford the right to speak for Nevadans? He does NOT speak for us! His action tells Nevadans and the rest of America, that he cares more for illegal aliens than U.S. citizens.


Juanita Cox,

President, Nevada Republican Assembly

Dr. William Tarbell,

President, Washoe County Chapter of the Nevada Republican Assembly

How long do you think we have left?

About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new Constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:

“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.

“A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.

“From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy finally collapses due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.

“The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, those nations always progress through the following sequence:

1. From bondage to spiritual faith;

2. From spiritual faith to great courage;

3. From courage to liberty;

4. From liberty to abundance;

5. From abundance to complacency;

6. From complacency to apathy;

7. From apathy to dependence;

8. From dependence back to bondage.”

With those in Congress and candidates for president today talking about free giveaways, where do you think we are on this scale?

J. Paul Taylor

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