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July 3, 1997

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Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, July 3, 1997 27 Safety: the word for July 4th CARSON CITY ---Fire safety tips for the Fourth of July, camping excursions and boating are big concerns being expressed by the State Fire Marshal ---especially during the three-day holiday. The tips have been issued through the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety Fire Marshal's Office in Carson City. The safest way to enjoy Fourth of July fireworks is to watch an outdoor public fireworks display that is managed by professional pyrotechnicians. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the State Fire Marshal reports that, since 1995, more than 11,000 people in the U.S. have suffered severe injuries as a result of amateur use of fireworks. Those at greatest risk are children between the ages of 10-14 years old. Even sparklers, often mistaken as safe, can burn as hot as 1,200 Fahrenheit. In Nevada, fireworks are illegal in most counties including ye. ; ' Enjoy the Fourth of July by being aware of the potential dangers, and never pick up or touch fireworks that you find. If you follow these simple fire safety rules, you'll be sure to have a great time at campouts: * Make sure your campfire is built downwind and away from your tent. Clear away dry vegetation. "The safest way to enjoy Fourth of July fireworks is to watch an outdoor public fireworks display that is managed by professional pyrotechnicians." * Dig a pit for the campfire and surround it with rocks. * Look for park service regulations signs warning of potential fire hazards. *Before leaving your campsite, pour water over thecover the fire with dirt. * Never use gasoline or liquid fuel as a fire starter, use dry kindling. * When you pitch your tent, pitch it well away from the campfire. * Use only flashlights or batterowered lanterns inside the Veterans 4th of July pot luck To all veterans and their immediate families in Pahrump Valley. The 4th of July pot luck, hot dogs, barbecue chicken and steak, chocolate cake furnished "free" by VFW and Auxiliary Post 10054 along with American Legion and Aux- iliary Post 22, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ladies please bring a pot luck dish. Come out and enjoy a good time. Elks Lodge celebration The Pahrump Elks Lodge No. 2796 will be having its July 4 celebration from 10 a.m. - ? Free hot dogs with all the fixings, 50 cent draft beer, potato salad, macaroni salad, cole slaw, etc. Bring your musical instruments for a GREAT jam session! Amargosa 's 4th The VFW is having a big 4th of July celebration. There will be kids games, live mu- sic, dancing, dollar hot dogs, burgers, and beer, and 50 cent soda. At dark there will, of course, be fireworks. Come enjoy the night. On Sunday at noon there will be an Inde- pendence Day luau at the Longstreet. You will even be able to learn to hula dance. NOTICE Pursuant to NRS 244.085 (5), the Nye County Board of Commissioners will hold its second meeting of July on Tuesday, July 15, 1997, at the Bob Ruud Community Center located at 160 & East Basin Road Pahrump Nevada. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Publish: 6/26/97.7/3/97 ,J tent. Do not use kerosine lanterns, as carbon monoxide poisoning can easily result in unvented spaces. If your favorite summertime events include boating, make sure you remember the following basic rules of safety on and off the water: * Before fueling, make sure that you extinguish any smoking material and shut down all motors, fans and heating devices. * Ensure that the fueling nozzle is gorunded to the fuel intake and do not fill to capacity...leave room for expansion. *eling and before starting the motor, ventilate with the blower several minutes. * On board your covered boat, consider installing a smoke detector and remember to test the battery before using the boat each time. Replace the battery once a year. For more information on safe fireworks, camping and boating, contact the Fire Marshal's Office at 687-4290. GOOD OLE BOBS 500 raised print cards Choice of Designs 3 colors ink, Only $14.95 Engraved Name Tags Clubs, Restaurant, any pike be called by name - Stop that "Hey You" Prices Start at only $2.50 ca. Ole00 727-6222 Leslie at Mesquite Vendor booths will be open all weekend Many other Activities all weekend long The Nye Co. Sheriffs Office Pahrump Fire Department Annual Grudge Match Softball Game will be played on July 4th starting at 9 a.m. Firewerks Bisplay be at llusk, July 4th