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Community News Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, January 23, 1997 27 A wonderful week of winter who,c00pee Snow storms, train wrecks, banquets, and skin flicks. Just another dull week in Baker. If it gets anymore exciting, we'll have to move to Las Vegas or Los Angeles to find a little peace. The Union Pacific Rail Road in all of its industrial splen- dor sent a train load of grain careening off of the tracks while speeding down the grade from Cima to Kelso. It was reported In The Thermometer's Shadow by Mike Dougherty that 68 cars loaded with grain left the tracks. It was claimed that there was no hazardous materials involved or any inju- ries. However the public road between Cima and Kelso, which is in the new Mojave National mostly truckers and waited calmly for the weather to clear. Roads reopened at 10 a.m. and the town again emptied over a thousand stranded vehicles. A few travelers tried to find routes around the storms, but with the road from Pahrump to Las Vegas blocked, the only open route was through Lathrop Wells, a four hour detour at best. The stranded motorists may have been a bit frustrated, but they were warm, dry, and well fed. A whole bunch better than being stranded on a trac- tor in North Dakota. Was up late Friday night surfing the video. Caught one of those late night "Nasty & Naughties" on Cinemax. It was filmed in Death Valley Junction, both interiors and exteriors. Watched for a bit because I know the location (honest). The big Dune in Amargosa was also shown. Weather seemed to be always cloudy. Don't know the name of the flick, but these things often get multiple screenings. The movie was very light on plot or drama, but very well end(]wed with bosoms. Death Valley Junction may become famous for more than one kind of mustang Saturday evening, Baker held its annual Chamber of Commerce Installation of Officers Banquet. A mighty fancy name for a whole bunch of fun. The banquet was held in the Bun Boy restaurant and the crew at the Bun did themselves proud. The dining room was decorated to the max, the drinks were generous, and the cooks were in a very good mood. Baker is so small that an event like this is merely like a large family dinner. Mostly fun and we all get to wear our party clothes. Our newly elected County Supervisor, Kathy Davis, came out to give an informal talk and share in the fun. The prizes were awarded for the best Christmas decorations. Baker has a fund called the Christmas Gifts of Love that % Preserve, is closed by private Pinkerton guards. It's been a week and still no public acces:;. Naturally one tends to trust the railroad, but can't help wondering what they're hiding. Ought to be some fine quail hunting after the birds spend a year cleaning up the grain. Snow! Snow in the desert. Even a few flakes fell in Baker. Freeway closed most of the day and Baker filled with tourists and truckers. Truckers tend to accept the weather, but tourists blame Baker for the snow choked passes. As usual, Baker coped with the emergency and all were fed and sheltered. But the mantra of the day was, "But we have reservations!" The freeway reopened at 5 p.m. and it took 45 minutes for the town to empty. It is understood that even though many hours were spent in waiting for the reopening, it is necessary to keep the engine running the whole time and the horn must occasionally be sounded to encourage the snow to quit falling. The folks at the various restaurants and the Park Service office did a find job of keeping the travellers informed and patiently listening to their sad tales of missed reserva- tions. The freeway closed again at 10 p.m. Snow was falling both in Mountain and Cajon Passes. The evening travelers were It snowed in January! Open Tuesday- Friday 7:30  4:3C Saturday 7:30 till 2pro One young man volunteered to have a pie thrown in his face and his teacher won the bid! Thanks to everyone who helped out. The Middle School basketball teams played in a round robin tournament over the weekend against Pahrump and Indian Springs. Congratulations to the girls team who took first! There is a leadership and management class at the com- munity center January the 25 and 26. The class is free and anyone can attend. Call Roger Bright at 372-1111 if you would like to attend. Can you believe it snowed twice? And in January!!! Do you think it will snow again in February, which is its regular month? Us desert people are probably the only ones who get excited when it snows. The Cana- dians must think we're nuts. Lavada Parmer was the big $300 winner at bingo last week. The fun starts every Wednesday at 7 p.m. and all are invited. Super Senior Saturday was a total success raising $1475. 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Brian Moore, hired to provide guitar music for the banquet, donated his entire stipend to the Christmas fund. Kevin Mouldenhauer received a $100 check for first prize decorating of the General Store. Kevin donated his check to the Christmas fund. It's that kind of town. Newly elected supervisor, Kathy Davis, was a pleasant addition to the guest list. Ms. Davis is a warm and attractive woman with a totally channing personality. Winning an election in the largest county in the United States indicates she might be a wee bit smart. The party was an astounding success. The food was great, the hall was beautiful, and the guests were our friends and neighbors. It was a grand festive evening. A totally wonderful week of winter whoopee. It doesn't get any better than this. .... I ..... " "Paint oue home fop the HolldaTs" #418 Super Hide Flat wall $10.15 gal. #597 Semi-gloss Enamel $12.50 gal. #71 Exterior 100% Acrylic $13.25 gal. Jan McDonald, M.D. Dermatology Clinic of Nevada, Ltd. 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