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12 Thursday, January 2, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette !n," (702) 751-3715 / Fax (909) 928-4965 MCMICHAL EHTERPRISES Tool Design, Tool Making Precision Machining Rubber Mold Specialty Special Machines, Prototypes Development Programs Gary Michalsky B21 Leslie, 1 Block HCR66, Box 55105 of Bell Vista Pahrump, Nv, 89041 DAVY'S LOCKER MINI-STORAGE (702) 727-6999 Over 4,000 Plants in Stock Desert Plants Succulents em (702) 875-1968 11740 Blue Dismoad fax (70Z) 875-1513 Blue Diaead, Nv S Chinese Health Balls  A perfect ?ift of well being for the holidays llltMd tl Chlnue  Balls prmnote well being of body md screnity of the spidt. Order tocby by sending  Or MY Order for $10 with your name & Address to Mula Imports 2167 H. Decatur Blvd., 1.ss Vegas, I,W 89108  pac,,ui n,, Fa 1=oo4 0r ottlml lccme Hours Carry Out 7"27 I 0 a.m. - 8 p.m. Pahrump is growing. New people come everyday. New houses are under construction and modular homes are being setup on every street. All areas of the valley are becoming home to people from all parts of the country. The influx is exciting, it also presents a challenge to find a community identity.. As we get to know each other, we'll have a better idea of what it means to be a "Pahrumpian." Our home is a big valley with room for all of us. There is space for us to be uniquely individual and to allow our neighbors the same right. In return, it is a place where each of us can contribute to build a community we are proud to call home. Jean and Brian Buckingham arrived in Pahrump in 1992 and promptly opened "The Reading Oasis" bookstore on Loop Road. They have devoted their talents to helping develop a cultural community in the area. They and the Gazette cosponsor the annual Spring Poetry Contest. Two years ago, they put up the "Angel Tree" to provide books for Christmas pre- sents for needy children. Jean served as treasurer for the "Friends of the Library" in 1996, and is a charter member of the PV Kiwanis. Brian started the "Oasis Writer's Guild" which meets the first and third Tuesday eve- nings at the bookstore. He and Donna Lamm were the catalysts for the founding of the Pahrump Visual and Performing Arts Council. Brian currently serves as PVPAC president. Lamm was PVPAC's president during its first two years. APahrumpian since 1979, Lamm has always been active in artistic pursuits. She formed Pahrump's first dance troupe, "Donna's Desert Dancers." A talented potter Lamm, with Stephen Wells and Floyd Young, formed the Pahrump Valley Potters. Their studio is located in the basement of Lamm's home. Lamm is also a partner in Provenza Realty. Almita Bey-Carrion used her organizational skills to start a number of special interest clubs including: the PV Garden Club, Epistolary Friends and a quilting club. She also co-founded, with Elizabeth St. George, the Pahrump "d00)ur nome is a big valley with room PAINTER & POTTER-Janet Toy brings a lifetime of artistic training to enhance Pahrump's cultural community. chapter of the Audubon Sooiety. Bey-Carrion believes clubs are vital in meeting the basic human need for fellow- ship. She saw a need in the community when she moved here in 1994, and she filled it. B. J. Hetrick, a former Ms. Senior Nevada, founded the Nevada Silvdr Tappers. The striking group of senior danc- ers tap for a variety of community func- tions each year. The enthusiastic group say Pahrump is a town where "dreams come true." Stella Buck loves dolls. She makes dolls and teddy bears. She also rescues dolls from yard sales and thrift stores, cleans them up, repairs and clothes them. Her eclectic collection is adoptable to children who need a doll to hug. Dolls are also a joy and avocation for Wally Wood who houses a diverse family of distinctive dolls at "Kids in the Neighborhood." Janet Toy is one of many artists who have made Pahrump home. She is a tal- ented painter and potter with an impres- sive art career. A sample of her one of a kind "cloud jars" can be viewed at Cooper's Photography and Art Gallery on East Second Street. Gene and Jan Pickering and Bob Tomato founded the Children's Com- munity Service Organization in 1983. The Pickerings delight Valley children every year as Santa and Mrs. Claus and Charlie Chicken and the Easter Bunny. Theyhave donated their time, talent and resources to enhance the lives of area i children for fourteen years. Harry Ford and Wayne Mapes were key people in the founding of the Pahrump Museum and Historical Sociin 1992. Ford, who arrived in Pahrump in 1944 at age six ad his wife Mary donated two acres at the comer of Basin Road and Ford Lane to house the museum. Ford has watched Pahrump grow from a community of 100 people, 40 white settlers and 60 Paiute Indians, to a population of more than 20,000 today. He and his fellow Museum Society members want to make sure Pahrumpians have a place to record our history as it unfolds. These caring folks are a small sample of the people who make Pahrump a special place to call home. true in Pahrump." 'A Patrol Ser00.ces ' i Guard Semces Va-_00tion Watch Child Ylsitation Pmonel 727-1609 Key Children I FARMERS INSURANCE GROUP NELL WORDEN DANIEL AGENT BOX 580 PAHRUMP, NEVADA 89041 BUS: 727-5241 RES: 727-0877 t i