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Letters to the Editor

Thank you to the generous lady at Irene’s

Last Friday, my husband and I went to Irene’s for fish n’ chips. As we are on a fixed income, it is a treat for us to go out to eat.

When we finished eating and went to pay the bill, we were totally surprised when the waitress said our bill was $3 and some odd cents. We told her it must be a mistake. She said “no”, some lady had paid $20 toward our bill.

We asked the waitress who she was, so that we could thank her. She said the lady was wearing a t-shirt that read “Forever Young” and that she had left.

We hope she gets the Pahrump Valley Times and reads this.

To that kind lady, God bless her for her generosity and our heartfelt thanks. She made our day – month – year!

Paul and Rose Doltore

Book burning, brothel thieves and unfair subsidies, oh my

I have to say that Wednesday’s edition of the PVT (April 1st – Fools Day) was nothing less than a study in contrasts and irony.

One article informed us that local clergy plan to burn various texts because the content was unwholesome and does not glorify the Lord. I would not disagree that there are many publications not worth the paper they are printed on. And yet, I feel a sense of unease at the prospect of setting fire to even the trashiest of printed material. In Germany, in the 1930s, Adolph Hitler sanctioned the practice of book burning. But when the Nazis did that, they likely destroyed some good books along with the bad and the ugly. Personally, I want to retain my options when it comes to selecting reading material.

Another story might be termed; “The caper at the cathouse.” I’m referring to the plight of our community’s “working women” who were reportedly ripped off to the tune of about one hundred thousand bucks. Worse, the dirty deed was perpetrated allegedly, by the women’s own “money counter;” a really low blow. On top of which we’re told that the infamous money counter was aided and abetted allegedly, by an armored car company employee whose responsibility it was to safely transport those hard-earned dollars to the bank. It’s enough to shake a person’s confidence.

Then I read of a “shocking discovery,” as Chuck Muth put it. According to Mr. Muth, we taxpayers, meaning ordinary folks like you and I, are paying higher electric bills because the feds are subsidizing affluent citizens who have installed expensive solar panels on their rooftops for the purpose of reducing their electric bills. Well I can tell you this was a revelation. It never occurred to me that wealthy people are actually concerned about how much they pay for residential electricity. At any rate, Mr. Muth’s commentary was quite specific and compelling. I’m just not sure what might be done to improve matters.

Finally, on that day of days, there was yet another report in the PVT which left me shaking my head. Did you read about the move to take water from Nye County, where it’s a subject of constant concern and debate, and transfer it to a medical marijuana business in Clark County? We’re told that at least one Nye County commissioner voiced opposition to the plan. Thank you.

And so we were told on April 1, 2015 in the County of Nye. I can’t imagine similar happenings anywhere else.

Ralph Bazan

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