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4 Thursday, January 16, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Whirlpool Scuff & Shoot Auto Painting A QuaUty Paint Job at an Affondalde PNce Guaranteee Donmr gt. Affordable = Used Cars: Why we sell so many Autos. si00e tow 0 Jimkltro- 751-1625 Tomato- - Founder. . Manager. Comer of Basin & Itwy. 160., Pahrump Thermax Clean Care Center Specializing in Steam Cleaning Home * Business * Auto RV ~ Equipment, Sales and Rentals ~ Rent the world's best Steam Cleaner (702) 727-1339 $8 for 24 hours 1200 N. Leslie St. -FREE- 10x12 Room Pahrump, NV 89041 Cleaned If mention this ad $19.95 751-2100 CELLU00RONE 361 S. Frontage #6 Some r.ttons apply call for Daily Assurance For the Homebound Elderly Probation / Parole Latch Key o Wake-up Calls Disabled Reminder Service Service for those with limited outside contact Fully automated system Pahrump Communication Station (PCS) 751-2121 Ext. 10. Ambulance Service feasibility study approved by Doug McMurdo Gazette staff PAHRUMP- Recognizing it's "way past time" Pahrump has its own ambulance service, either independent of or in competition with Nye County, Steve Rainbolt motioned the "The prevalent answer has been no," said McRae, adding, "Throughout the years, the answer has been, "Well, if we do it for you we have to do it for everybody." town conduct a feasibility study regarding this issue at the meeting held Tuesday, Janu- ary 14. Charlie Gronda seconded the motion and the matter opened to discussion. Bob Little questioned what the study would cost. The board determined the only initial cost of the study would be the fee charged by town accountant Michael Cox. Resident Mike Mclnerny asked mem- bers, "What's wrong with the current ser- vice?" Rainbolt's response was a breath of fresh air to many in attendance, "The three northern commissioners would never ap- prove any improvement" to Pahrump's emer- gency services, adding, "The county has historically ignored us (Pahrump)." Rainbolt stated the financial "numbers" are there to support this issue. Bobbie Sullivan, a 14 year member of the volunteer service, informed the board there are times the "system is taxed" and the intermediate level they currently operate at is insufficient for Pahrump's needs. Sullivan read a heartfelt letter to the board, drafted by the volunteers, stating the time and dedication volunteers put in should be recognized. Sullivan's statement was recei.ved with ap- plause. Gary Hollis stated he would like to see the Pahrump Hospital District get involved and offer possible alterna- tives. Hospital Trustee George Adams agreed with Hollis and reminded the hospital has received grants in the past for paramedic training. County Commissioner Cameron McRae reminded the board of the past history of the county in their responses from emergency service needs in Pahrump. "The prevalent answer has been no," said McRae, adding, "Throughout the years, the answer has been, "Well, if we do it for you we have to do it for everybody." McRae said the advantage of Pahrump controlling the service is evident. "You get an improved service and you get to contr," it." McRae added, "Operationally, i great." McRae, admitting he can't control what the other commissioners do, despite what is being written in the press, ac- knowledged the fact, "Volunteers are where the rubber meets the road, some day you're going to be able to make the transition." McRae's comments elicited applause as well. Resident Joe Miller advised board members he has lived in other communities and noted the fact that when residents support their local ambulance and fire departments, "Insurance rates drop like a rock." The motion to conduct the study passed 5-0. Obituaries WILLIAMS Elwood Ray Williams died January 7, 1997 at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, he was 82. Born January 21, 1914 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska; Williams was a mason in the construction industry. He lived in Pahrump for 18 years, coming from Las Vegas. Williams was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Moose Lodge #808 in Pahrump. He was affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ o-f Latter-Day Saints, Pahrump. Williams is sur- vived by his wife Anita Williams of Pahrump; daughter Dianah Rae Rowland of Albuquerque, New Mexico; brother Ed- ward Williams of Omaha, Nebraska; sister Gladys Christensen and Georgia Lyons both of Henderson, Nevada; Nephew Richard Frost of Pahrump; and grandchildren Lee Rowland and Dianah Rowland. A memorial service was held on January 10, 1997 at the LDS Church in Pahrump. Bishop Ralph Purdy along with members of the Ma- "sonic Lodge and Moose Lodge #808 officiated. Arrangements were handled by the Neptune So- ciety of Nye County, Pahrump. FINK Ada Mary Fink, 74, d January 6, 1997, at her resi- dence in Pahrump, Nevada. Born on January 16, 1922 in London, England, she was a 20 year resident of Pahrump. Fink is survived by her hus- band, Irwin Louis Fink of Pahrump, NV; sons Edward Fink of Las Vegas, Nevada and Richard Fink of Tuc- son, Arizona; five grand- children and two great grandchildren. A private family service has been ar- ranged by the Neptune So- ciety of Nye County.