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DVH showed respect and gave excellent care

I have lived in Pahrump for 10 years.

I recently had a bad fall in the early morning. I set off my Life Alert and the paramedics came. My vitals were low and I was taken to Desert View Hospital.

I stayed four days there and I received the utmost respect and excellent care.

I just wanted to thank you and tell the community.

Robert Bandazian

Veterans Day Letter to community

There are an estimated 8,000 veterans who currently reside in Nye County, and we at Pahrump Chapter 15 of the Disabled American Veterans would like to extend our thanks to each of you for your service, not only on Veterans Day, but each and every day of the year. We would also like to thank all of the community for their continued support of the DAV and our goal of providing assistance to veterans and their families.

If you know someone who was injured while in the military they may be entitled to compensation from the Veterans Administration. To find out more please contact us at 775-537-5051.

If you are a disabled veteran please join us. We meet at 5:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Nye Communities Coalition Activities Building, 1020 E. Wilson Road in Pahrump.

Carl Jones

Commander, Pahrump Chapter 15

Disabled American Veterans

VFW Rider Poker Run turnout disappointing

This past weekend, the VFW Riders had a fundraising poker run to benefit two local women, one who is battling leukemia, and a former Harley rider and one who was injured when hit by a car while on her scooter. Both were in need of financial help.

The previous weekend, the annual Brothel Run was held, and was a great success, as always. There were over 200 riders who participated.

The turnout for the VFW poker run was a disappointing 34 riders.

Information on the VFW run was published in the PVT, both in the entertainment guide and brief section, not to mention a huge story in the community section of Friday’s paper.

I know from personal experience that bikers are a generous and friendly group of people, despite the picture sometimes painted of them by a narrow-minded society.

But I guess I am pained for these ladies, and their families, that their fundraiser did not even come close to their expectations and the turnout was so disappointing.

It makes me sad that the Brothel Run (obviously a good time had by all) got much more attention and participation from our community and surrounding area than a cause so much more important, helping people in need.

Pamela Christie

Beatty thanks its emergency volunteers

Beatty Town Advisory Board Chairman Dick Gardner read the following letter at the board’s Oct. 26 meeting. It was signed by members of the board.

This letter is to all the Volunteers of the Beatty Volunteer Ambulance Service and the Beatty Volunteer Fire Department.

As a Board and a community we want to extend our thanks to all of the individuals who dedicate themselves to the health, safety and well-being of each and every person living here and to all of the people who visit and pass through.

Most people understand and recognize the personal sacrifice of time you make every time you put your name on a schedule or respond to a call, and we thank you for that from the bottom of our hearts.

This letter is to publicly recognize and publicly thank you for the personal sacrifice of heart that you knowingly make by choosing to volunteer on these services.

This past week you put others in front of you and your family when you assisted with the road closure due to the flooding and the fire at US Ecology. We understand the gravity of your decision to help the public and leave your family when a potentially dangerous situation arises and yet you to it time and again.

We also recognize that every call you respond to can be a family member or most certainly someone you know and the potential for heartbreak and sorrow follows every page that goes off. And yet you go, you respond, you do the work that has to be done. You come back and reset your equipment and gear for the next call.

We can never express the amount of heartfelt gratitude felt by this Board or this Community, so we must simply say, Thank You.

Beatty Town Board

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