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tim Students line up to buy books by Patti Babcock Gazette staff PAHRUMP-"I like to read," says Courtney, 6, when asked why she wanted to attend the book fair. Ricky, 8, agrees. He likes "Goosebumps" stories because they have curses and mummies and ghosts. Greg, 10, and Samantha, 7, are animal lovers. Greg bought a puppy poster . Samantha opted for a kitten decorated folder. Donald, 6, is a sports enthusiast. He bought a football poster. He "He likes "Goosebumps" stories because they have curses and mummies and ghosts." likes books, too, and says. "I already have some at home, a lot of them." He bought some more. Studen) at J. G. Johnson Elementary School lined up awaiting their turn to look at all the amazing books at the 9th annual Book Fair. Only a limited amount of eager shoppers could fit into the small Book Fair area and ith so many choices it could take a while to select the los! interesting book or perfect poster. Librarian Louise Stanton is happy to make sugges- tions to match child and book. She is assisted by' 20 volunteers, usually 3 at a time, to cover the week long event. The Book Fair is held daily this week from 7:30 a.nY. to about 3:30 p.m. except Thursday when the fair will remain open until 6 p.m. Stanton says everyone in the community is welcome to attend and purchase books, posters and school supplies. Books are arranged by grade level and topic with one area dedicated to titles suitable for all grades. Students, par- ents, grandparents and teachers are buying books. A lady from the Eastern Star purchased books for a reading program the group is sponsoring. The Magic School Bus Inside A Beehive, Arthur's First Sleepover, Animorphs, Ghost Horse, A Different Beat, Two Cool Cows, and The Great White Man-Eating Shark are a few of the tempt- ing titles. Stanton says the average sale is between $10 and $20. She expects this year's sales to equal or exceed last year when sales totaled about $3,000. Approximately, one- third of the sale proceeds remain at the school. The money will be used to buy computer programs and audio-visual tapes to supplement social studies and science. Stanton is also looking forward to putting World Book on the new computers, three power Macintosh machines. The librarian is looking torward to electronic check out and card catalog for the kids to use. She said all the AVID READER-Ricky, 8, saw many books he liked at J.G. Johnson's Book Fair. The "Goosebumps" stories are favorites, photo by Patti Babcock TVeptune ociett  Call 24 Hours 727-1888 ?le- , Cremation Direct Burial Certiftes and Pemits, C, minimum Urn, Fulb/ P.0. X 6000 ,  96 , 1161S. bx Rd, #2 Pal,  89041 i-r- ...... . ......................................... Addle: C. t:/..ip: Phone: FREE . " .'5  '" "--".-'." ""'2 -" ''.: "-'''' "-''-''," "-'- r ''''.y"  Mob] e Homes Approved Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, January 30, 1997 19 schools are going to automated systems. Electronic check out will be ready at J. G. Jonson next year. '--- PAI-II:iUMP VALLEY ...... -1 TEMPORARY / LABOR SERVICE / Call Joy Morrissey 727-4144 Uncle Al's Oasis Indoor/Outdoor Swap Meet Amusement Arcade Snack Bar Register for Free Drawing Hours: Mon. - Thurs. lOam to 5pm Fri., Sat., Sun - 9am to 6pm 1850 E. Kendail & Featuring TRAI0000,LA,.Z00-- Wood] Pellet I Gas Stoves Full line of Zero Clearance Fireplaces & Accessories Day 7am to 7pro 751-3715 Evenings 7-9pro 751-0106 ITcstecl trod q)provecl to UL SAFETY STAHDARDS, rigid EPA DEQ F,JlSSlOl, I I I Mid IGULATIOi fa:h   has tm tifi to meet all pll,-.ble sftey I cnvirmw codes. An indust lacler combined with the 11U.IKT.I FIVE YEAR ] WARILI4TY progrlm for your ssistmce of lam  omfortable hctimJ by ors. I I Ill