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J) Seniors - continued from frontpage was a new site manager in Pahrump a year ago, she said. "The new site manager didn't like the rest of us and it has been a dysfunctional year...no one was in charge." She stated that (Chairman Dick) "Carver said 'if we've done the wrong thing, we will have to back up and change it'. "Give us 3 months and it will be written properly," she said. Pahrump Town Board member Gary Hollis stood up and said, "I support the seniors on this. If there's anything the Pahrump Town Board can do, come and see us." Pat Foster, Nye county treasurer, toldthe story that the seniorcenter kept her rnor alive dining her last fewyears andthatit was very imponam to herand her family. "Ilaere used to over 100 participants daily. Now there are only 30 or 40," she said Chairman Carver wanted to table the decision to rescind the new operations manual because of the amount of time they needed to devote to the budget problem. Tiff s nonaction caused the seniors present to become even more irate and several commissioners were surrounded by angry participants during the break. Commissioner Ira "Red" Copass, who represents Pahrump, acts like he is at his wit's end over the senior center problem. "I really don't know what to do," he said. "What they want to do is to run it themselves, but at the same time, they want money from the county to run it." "There are about 3 factions down there and some say they don't like the site manager. Others say she is well-liked. You have a bunch of adults acting like 6-year-olds. If this is a federal program, then certain rules apply. We have to follow them. Like, some want to smoke, others don't. It's a 99 Breakfast S days, 7-11am Weekend Steak Specials 14oz. Porterhouse $7.95 8oz. NY or T.Bone $5.95 Every Thursday Tacos 50 $1 Margaritas 3pm till 7pm "Ka ra oke Kountry" Tuesday & Thursday 7pm-11pm 727-7300 il=00000'00l f This Weekend Denise Holland FrL & Sat, Live Entertainment 91m. 2am Sunday Jam Session 3.8pm Drawings for full house or better (Maximum coins in) June 13th Hammock- June 14th Gas Barbeiue grill June 1Sth 6 piece Patio set ' i (must be present to win . 'TIL mess. I wish I had the wisdom at this time to know what to do." "Cameron (Commissioner McRae) said, 'why don't you write up the rules and let's see what we can do with it'," Copass The commissioners had to deal with a similar senior uprising in November, 1995 over a personnel question with the head cook at the Pahrump center. Tempers have flared and bickering has gone back and forth to the point of calling in the sheriff's department on a few occasions to quell fist fights. The district attorney has been approached to help in the matter, but, after several years the Monthly No Roaming Charges Between Pahrum p & Las Vegas .]lm I Calls to Ill Short Term Ill Service Plans I }Las Vegas areU] Service Ill with no il L , [ Toll Freel l Plans! -Depositsl . Limited Quantities "1,' 7  it :  un0000rs x00nvat00r I 361 S. FronUtaga;'Ro%dC,iTn."8"tn(HOollood Plaza) ' I HOURS: MDn - Fri 8:30 - 5:30 Sat. 9 - 12 Fax: (702) 727-6759 Homes00 and open o c ( ( )