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 ! Most d newspaper-in Nye, Esmeda & Death Vall And now we wait:CCSN Center for Pahrump by MaryAnn McNeill PAHRUMP---"Wow, I think we really impressed them! If anyone gets a college center, I think we will." That seems to be the general consensus of opinion of those who lobbied the legislature Friday. Eight students and 22 adults traveled individually or on a rented bus to Carson City Thursday through Saturday last week to lobby the Nevada State Legislature joint committ of Senate Finance and House Ways and Means, to bring a Community College of Southern Nevada High-Tech Learning Center to Pahrump. Those attending were Reggie Knight, Chairman of the Pahr- ump Task Force; Charlie Gronda, Pahrump Town Board mem- ber; Jerry Hill, Pahrump Valley High School Principal; Chris Hill, Pahrump Family Resource Center; Sally Ivlin, self- described, CCSN's "oldest student"; Rosemary Cadwell, PVHS aide; Claudia Nilson; Dan Simmons, coordinator of existing CCSN programs in Pahrump; Harry Loomer; Liz Blythe; Vic Johnson; Mary Johnson; Jo Naboing; Fran Weimer; Barbara Apodaca, PVHS teacher; George Fenton, CCSN student; Gary Hollis, Pahrump Town Board member; Geneva Neuhauser, Nye County Budget Director; Violet Simmons; Mike DeLee. PVHS students were, Summer Brown, Tanya Amy Bosma, Angel Castillo, Devon Furman, Steve Hommel, Tracie Lynn Sledge, Daniel Hippl and Lia Apodaca. Pahrump is pitted against the areas of Mesquite-Overton- Logandale and Carson City for the college center. General thinking is that there would be only one rural college center built this year, if any, and Pahrump would get it. The other two areas sent professional lobbyists, but the legislators told the Pahrump students afterward that they were most impressed by the show of force that the tiny town put together--and mainly by the kids' efforts. "It looked like they brought tears to their eyes (some of the legislators)," Reggie Knight said. Reggieserved as President Continued on page 12 Heidi Harris Fx-i. & 8&, 8p.m. - Kiclnight