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Lions Club thanks Moose Lodge for benefit

The Pahrump Valley Lions Club members would like to thank the members of the Pahrump Moose Lodge for the recent donation dinner they held to benefit our Letters to Santa Program.

The spaghetti dinner was delicious as were the baked goods the Ladies of the Moose had for sale. The monies raised from the dinner, bake sale and raffles will go a long way to purchase gifts for local children who write their letters to Santa. The Moose Lodge is a true community partner and we thank you for all you do for the citizens of Pahrump throughout the year.

Our best wishes for a speedy recovery go out to your member who were recently involved in a serious traffic accident.

Sue Bai, President

Pahrump Valley Lions Club


Thank you from A.R.M.S.

The Board of Directors at Advanced Resource Method Solutions would like to take this opportunity to thank the following individuals and organizations that believed in us and donated office furniture, supplies, paint and monetary funds to help get A.R.M.S. up and running. Without your generosity, we would not be able to assist over 150 clients, so far.

THANK YOU SO MUCH: Sharon Cahlan, Cahlan West LLC; Lisa Walton, Walton Solutions; Chris Mirando, Majestic Management; Willi Baer, Pioneer Territory CASA; Cathie Martorano, Creekside Hospice; Nye County Coalition; Oasis Outreach; Vilma Nicolos, V.N. Senior Care; Pastor Ron Dennis, United Methodist Church; Jason Mitchell, Jason Mitchell Painting; Brandi Matheny, Veterans Affairs; Joe Sladek, State Farm Insurance; Mark Birnbaum and Donna Torrelli, Procare Hospice; Dajon Ancell, Lakeview Executive Golf Course; Laurie Mason, AT&T; Shirley, Karyn, Katy, Irene, Branda, and Jennie, Nye County Health and Human Services, and WIC offices of Nye County; Trish Rippie, Honey Bee Homes of Nye County LLC; Jay Heiseler, Encompass Home Health; Ryan Muccio, Quality Signs; Steven, Pahrump Valley Glass; Elena Arms, Pahrump Photography; Barb Johnston, Pink Zebra; Michael Partipilo, Mobile Locksmith; Integrity Home Health; MasterTech Computers; Marcy Curran; Deann Houser; Fred Jorgensen; Kat McArtor; Jason Simpson; and to the countless clients who have come to us for assistance.

Ginger Stumne, Executive Director



Fall Festival success thanks to chamber's efforts

The members of the Pahrump Valley Rotary Club wish to congratulate the Chamber of Commerce for their outstanding efforts in making the 2015 Fall Festival a resounding success.

CEO Salli Kerr, her staff, and the board members worked tirelessly to keep things moving smoothly. Thanks in large part to the efforts of the Chamber, the PV Rotary Club was able to generate a tidy profit which will be used for service projects right here in our community.

Well done!

Pahrump Valley Rotary Club


Gabbs still very much alive despite appearance

I read with interest your article entitled "If you want to be left alone, move to Gabbs." I'd like to add a few comments.

Admittedly, our town is old, very small, and some places are decrepit, but there are good people living here.

We have a very active Senior Center, a recently reopened VFW, an ambulance and fire department, library, two active churches and a women's club. The Women's Club supports the library with fundraisers. Parents sponsor activities throughout the school year.

We have received a small grant to help refurbish the swimming pool and it should be open by next summer. Most, if not all, of the labor will be volunteer.

The Women's Club will be sponsoring a "Gabbs clean-up day at the end of this month and will continue it, weather permitting. We have residents who walk for exercise and pick up trash beside the streets and the highway. Several of our old houses have been, and are currently being, cleaned up and renewed. New people are moving into town who are interested in cleaning up and "beautifying" Gabbs, so all is not as bleak as your column suggests.

It is interesting that you mention the ordinances against the blight in the town or county, because the Town Advisory Board recently sponsored an ordinance dealing with this problem. Several citations were issued, but apparently the former district attorney refused to follow through. Unless I am woefully incorrect, it wouldn't take a humongous amount of money to enforce this ordinance. A citation is issued, the defendant appears in court and is either exonerated or convicted. The person pays a fine and/or spends a few days in jail. If the problem still exists, our maintenance person cleans it up and charges the person. We have a deputy who issued the citations, and from there it faltered. Is it the fault of the sheriff, the DA or the courts?

We're trying to clean up Gabbs so more people will find it desirable to live here. We can't do it alone. Like all towns, we have our share of people who are only interested in themselves and care nothing for the town, but thankfully they are in the minority.

Come here some time during the week and see what Gabbs is really like. If you're here on a Wednesday around noon I'll buy you lunch at the Senior Center. Maybe I'll be cooking that day.

Jan Basinger

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