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Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, May 22, 1997 AA7 i i i i th Annual Jim Butler Days Complete schedule of events Thursday, May 22 MIZPAH ANNEX TALENT SHOW CONTEST The Mizpah Hotel/Casino will conduct a talent show in the annex adjacent to the hotel. $100 First Place Prize; $40 second place and $20 third place. The contest will begin at 7 p.m. Contact Tom Hill at 482-6202 for registration informa- tion. Friday, May 23 ARTS & CRAFT SHOW & SALE Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors set up their wares for sale and during show hours will actually be making items. Indi- vidual vendors will be displaying such hand- crafted items as quilts, glasswork, woodwork, ceramics, sculpture,jewelry and leather works plus much more. Location is the former "Pack and Tack' supply store next to the Shell Ser- vice Station. CENTRAL NEVADA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open house at the Central Nevada Museum. The society will conduct a slide program at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday through Monday. This program is titled "History of Tonopah Mining Park" and features the photography of Bill Metscher, Tonopah. The museum is also presenting the program "Chautuaqua," a presentation provided by the Nevada Humanities Committee and is the story of Margaret Breen, a survivor of the infamous Donner Party. She and her husband and seven children shared the suffering of their fellow emigrants on that fateful excursion. Due largely to her efforts, the Breen family was one of only two families in the Donner Party to survive without the loss of human life. The presenta- tion will be on Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. A program entitled, "Lans,ford Hastings: Scoundrel or Grade. will be presented on Saturday at 6 p.m. and again on Sunday at 4 p.m. Bill Chrystal plays the part of the former guide condemned by many because Hastings allegedly encouraged Western emigration in the hopes of becoming emperor of an independent California. His involvement with the infamous Donner Party is also explored in the presentation. All events at the museum are free of charge and we highly recommend these programs. STREET DANCE Hosted by the Tonopah downtown businesses the street dance has always been highly popular regardless of the weather. Location is Main Street across from the Mizpah Hotel/Casino. Most sidewalk vendors are open for business and lots of food will be available. The street dance will start at 8 p.m. and last until midnight with the band, "Desert Canyon." BEWARE! lf you're not wearing your Jim Butler Days button or garter you may wind up in jail. 19th BARTENDERS & WAITRESSES RACE Hosted by Mary Tisue, the race will take place at 8:45 p.m. during the street dance this year. Bartenders and waitresses from local restaurants compete for awards. Saturday, May 24 ROTARY HOT AIR AFFAIR BEAR DROP Weather permitting, the hot air balloon drop will take place at Highland Park located in the Sierra Vista Estates subdivision near the county facilities on Saturday, Sunday and/or Monday at 6 a.m. Pilot briefing will be at 5:30 a.m. PANCAKE BREAKFAST 7- 10:00 a.m. Join with Boy Scout Troop 17 at the Elks Lodge for a great breakfast. It'll start your day right! Many state officials traditionally meet with their constituents at the breakfast. JIM BUTLER DAYS PARADE Without a doubt, this is the most popular event of the day! Last year the parade was one of the best that the Jim Butler Days Committee ever put on. The parade starts at I0 a,m. We suggest you try getting there about 9:30 as the crowd gets large and parking can be difficult. This may be a "small town parade" but don't let that fool you. It's an all-out affair. Something always seems to stick out arthe parade. One year, the Tonopah Fire Department sprayed the crowd. We thought it was great -- but they were almost banned from the next year's parade for it. The parade will start this year with a fly-over of two F 15s from the 422 Test and Evaluation Squadron from Nellis Air Force Base. Watch for them to fly in from the south. This is the U.S. Air Force's 50th birthday. Tonopah and the Air Force have always had a special relationship. Let's give them an extra round of applause this year. There are man)' events that take place right after the parade, so take note of times carefully. TONOPAH McDONALD'S SPECIAL GUESTS Ronald McDonald will be here again this year. This McDonalds superstar will be in the parade and you can meet him just before the parade (8 a.m.- 9 a.m.) at McDonald's. He's expected to be at the restaurant after the parade also, but i i of this area these tours are a must. We consider this event to be the most important of all activities this weekend. The tour is scheduled to take place at noon and will depart from the Central Nevada Museum. Although only one tour is sched- uled if there is enough interest and persons the historical society personnel will conduct others. Check at the museum to see if another tour has been scheduled. PITCH FOR SILVER -- GOLF A new event this year. Located at the former Bank of America building on Saturday at I p.m. and again on Sunday i JACKHAMMER DRILLING m The Nevada State Mining championship competition is one of the more popular events of Jim Butler Days. only for about a half-hour. MINING EVENTS The state championship mining events will be held on Saturday after the parade at 1 p.m. and then continued at 9 a.m. Sunday. Location is at the Elks Lodge. Sign-ups are right after the parade. The order and approximate time of events are: Saturday 1 p.m. -- Junior Mucking 1 p.m. Men's Doublejack Drilling 2 p.m. w Women's Mucking 3 p.m. -- Kid's Mucking 4 p.m. w Men's Mucking Sunday 10 a.m. -- Women's Spike Driving 11 a.m. -- Men's Spike Driving 12 Noon -- Kid's Spike Driving 1 p.m. -- Men's Team Mucking 2:30 p.m. -- Women's Singlejack Drilling 3 p.m.  Men's Singlejack Drilling Times are approximate because one event will begin after another ends. Awards ceremony and a BBQ will follow Men's Single Jack on Sunday. KIDS MINING EVENTS This event was introduced in 1995 and really went over well. Check the schedule above for approximate times. STATION HOUSE EVENTS The Station House Hotel/Casino always goes all out for Butler Days. On Saturday and Sunday. startimz at 2 o.m., the band "RC and Lonesome Heart" will be playing in the bar It hadn't been decided by our press time if another band would be in the patio. RC is Randy Copass, a highly popular band in this area that always attracts a crowd. Randy is the son of former Grand Ole Opry star Cowboy Copass. ARTS & CRAFT SHOW & SALE 10 a.m. (See Friday's listing of this event for details). HORSESHOE PITCH i p.m. Sign-up is right after the parade at the Joe Friel Complex. This is a championship event. The event is contin- ued on Sunday at 10 a.m. STATION HOUSE KIDS EVENTS Starting at 1 p.m. and lasting until about 3 p.m. The Station House always throws a good party for the kids. These carnival type competitions are for kids up to age 10. Lots of prizes to win and all events are free. No sign-up required, just show up at the patio. CENTRAL NEVADA HISTORICAL SOCIETY See Friday's listing for details. MINING PARK TOURS The TonopahHistoric Mining Park is offering free tours of the future Tonopah Mining Park. To get a feel for the history i i iii ii at 5 p.m. STATION HOUSE BAR-B-QUE Noon to 3 p.m. An all-you-can-eat feast. Held in the patio area. Adults $5.95, kids $3.95. Kids' events are being held at the same time. The Station House will also have a band playing in the patio. STOCK CAR RACES 7:30 p.m. at the Tonopah Speedway located about six miles east of town on U.S. Highway 6. Central Nevada Racing Association is hosting this annual event. Late models - I.M.C.A.. street stock & jalopy. Pits open at 4 p.m. JIM BUTLER DAYS CONCERT A super evening of music, music, music. Under the title "Sounds of the 70's Revisited," enjoy a special tribute to the Eagles. Blues Brothers and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Located at the Convention Center, doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and run to 11 p.m. Although there is a $20 entry fee, we're told it will be worth every penny of it. And we know a little secret. We have some information that if this event is a great success you can look for something absolutely HUGE to happen next year! Sunday, May 25 ROTARY HOT AIR AFFAIR BEAR DROP See Saturday listing for details. JIM BUTLER SUMMIT RUN Sign-up at 7a.m. and race starts at 8a.m. Located at the Mizpah Hotel/Casino. There are two runs, a two-mile walk/ run and a 10K run. Awards to 1st place in each age category and awards to the top three overall. All entrants receive a T- shirt. Entry fee $15. CENTRAL NEVADA HISTORICAL SOCIETY See Friday listing for details. ARTS AND CRAFT SHOW & SALE See Friday listing for details. HORSESHOE PITCH 10 a.m. Located at the Joe Friel Complex. See Saturday listing for details. STATION HOUSE KIDS EVENTS 1- 3:00 p.m. (See Saturday listing for details) STATION HOUSE CHILI COOKOFF 2p.m. Location Station House Hotel/Casino patio area. The annual chili cookoffcontest is a locally popular event. 1 st place $100, 2nd place $50, 3rd place $25. Sign up at front desk. No entry fee. ELKS BAR-B-QUE Approximately 5 p.m. Perhaps a little earlier- it will follow the mining awards ceremony. Located at the Elks Lodge. The annual Chamber of Commerce raffle will be held during the barbeque. PITCH FOR SILVER m GOLF 5 p.m. See Saturday listing for details. JOHN ADAMS MEMORIAL ARM WRESTLING 6:30 p.m. Located at the Convention Center. Admission charges. Sign-ups from 3- 6 p.m. SUPER JB DAYS RAFFLE During the Elk's barbeque Sunday night. Grand prize: 100 oz. Silver Bar. $1 tickets are available by various persons throughout the weekend. If you can't find any, check the convention center. Monday, May 26 ROTARY HOT AIR AFFAIR BEAR DROP See Saturday listing for details. CENTRAL NEVADA HISTORICAL SOCIETY See Friday listing for details. = MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES Time: 10 a.m. in Tonopah at the Tonopah cemetery; noon in Goldfield at the Goldfield cemetery. After the busy activities of the past few days-- can't you take a few minutes to remember the real reason for this holiday weekend? Hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. i i i i i iiiiiiiii iiii