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20 Thursday, July 17, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Briefly Noted Monster Truck show slated for Pahrmnp Marketing Group The Pahrump Chamber of Commerce's Marketing Group is growing every week. It meets every Tuesday morn- ing at 7 a.m. at the Commu- nity Center. The group is planning dif- ferent events such as a Busi- ness Expo and monthly guest speakers. The best advertis- ing is word of mouth. Let other business owners know who you are and what you do. Guest speakers every third Tuesday of each month at the Community Center starting Aug. 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Business Expo is sched- uled for Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, 1998 at the Com- munity Center. For more information con- tact Patricia Cox at 727-1966 or the Chamber office at 727- 5800. Festival parade If any Pahrurnp business I or organization would like to participate in the Harvest Festival Parade stop by or call the Chamberoffice Mon- day through Friday for an application. The parade is Saturday, Sept. 13 at 9 a.m. If you can sew and would be willing to donate a little time, the chamber will pro- vide the fabric and pattern for vests for the parade volun- teers. Approximately 40 vests are needed. If you can help with a few or all, please call Glenda Smith (parade chair- man) at 72%7630. Chamber dinner Breaktime Catering will be hosting the Pabrump Val- ley Chamber of Commerce's dinner Wednesday, July 30, at 7 p.m. at the Community Center. The menu is cheese en- chiladas, beans and rice, dessert, tea and coffee. There will also be raffle prizes. Reservations must be in no later than 4 p.m. Friday, i, i: !: July 25. The price is $6 per person. Teen dance The Kiwanis Club of Pahrump Valley is sponsor- ing a reen Dance for 7th and 8th graders at the Com- munity Center Friday, July 18. The theme will be "Ha- waiian Night" and anyone in costume (no bikinis please) will receive $1 off the $3 admission. There will be free food. Soft drinks are 50 cents. Se- curity and adult supervision on site. For more information call Judy Vianna at 727- 1038. The Kiwanis will be host- ing these dances once a month for 7th and 8th grad- ers only. Lions to meet The Sonyco Lions meet at the Moose Lodge at noon on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. For more information, call AI or Clara Cook at 727- 6561 or 727-6032. Friendship Club Pot luck The Friendship Club will host its monthly Pot Luck dinner at the Leo Roush resi- dence on Manse Rd. on Sat- urday, July 19, at 5 p.m. For more information call Gigi at 727-0723. fRAt'K../#. / / v st00e, at00. ram00 at. ; I.I[,CA StmtStoeL IibC0000 Monster Trudts fit Monster : :Race Starts at. 7:- m. : :8_ Adults ' tp Pit gate opens at. 4:30pro. . 6 Se. :.omni .Admission gate opens at S!00p00.m004 Junmom I: The gigantic Monster Truck and Profes- sional Mud Bog Racing action will make their first-ever appearance at the Pahrump Valley Speedway Saturday, July 26. All of Pahrump will explode that night when Big O Tires and Big A Auto Parts sponsor this "Monster Motorsport Spectacu- lar." Besides the Monster Trucks and Pro Mud Racing, there will be a spectacular "Holly- wood Thrill" show and a special Tuff Truck Track where all local trucks, jeeps and bug- gies may participate. All that is required is for local drivers to have a helmet and seat belt when that action begins at 8 p.m. A special feature will see kids getting rides aboard the Monster Truck. The Monster Truck will be on display at Big O Tires and Big A Auto Parts on Friday, July 25, from noon to 6 p.m. Advance ticket sales are available at Big O Tires and Big A Auto Parts for $10, which includes a free $5 pit pass that will allow fans to meet the drivers before the show. Gates open at 5 p.m. For additional information, contact the Speedway office at 727-7172. I I kV no to animal control Continued from frontpage animals. If a cow broke a leg, what was a rancher supposed to do? Are we back to we can't eat meat? (Referring to 6.04.400 of the first revision.) A laughing Commissioner Cameron McRae said, "It should have said beat not eat." On a more serious note, McRae said a number of people contacted him who ob- jected to licensing their cats and ferrets. He said he hadn't heard much about the rest of the ordinance. Animal advocate Clark Wheeler strongly supported the need for the ordinance and presented the revised edition. He said animals need to be licensed. They need to have shots, and pointed out that only 30% of the dogs and cats in the County have rabies shots. Wheeler gave statistics for May and June 1997. A total of 443 licenses were issued. There were 565 pets received, 308 were strays and 257 were turned in by owners. Only 42 were redeemed even though the fee has been lowered. A lucky 130 pets were adopted, 35% by seniors and disabled citi- zens who only pay the five dollar licensing fee. Some, 161, were transferred to other facilities where they might find homes. The final, disheartening statistic, 239 were killed. Candy Hunt said, "The current laws should be enforced." She said her 95 year old father rides his bike and has been attacked, bitten and hassled by dogs. We don't need new laws. We need enforcement. "We have thousands of dollars in fencing to confine our animals," she said. She said she calls Nye County Sheriff's Office and nothing is done. Harriet Stever said she has lived'in Pahrump for 15 years and is still trying to figure out what Nye County does. She said, "The ordinance is unenforceable the way it reads. The regulations are too strin- gent and are absurd." Stever also sug- gested the County might find a way to keep Las Vegans from driving to Pahrump to dump animals. Russ Morton of Amargosa Valley said he has 6,000 cows. He saw nothing in the ordinance to exempt agriculture. McRae said livestock and ranches are exempt. Chairman Dick Carver said, "Nevada is a fight to ranch state." This might be against the law. He also said he does not believe Animal Control officers can go on a person's property without a search war- rant. A supportive audience clapped. McRae said he "took issue" with that and cited "Right of Entry" as defined in 6.04 104. Ralph McCracken of Amargosa Val- ley said he thought this was a Pahrump problem rather than county-wide. If they tried to enforce this in the whole county they could go bankrupt doing this almost as fast as with the hospital. He questione limiting the number of do,. and cats a person can have and confining all animals. What about working ani- mals? He said people in ru- ral areas don't want city- type regulations. No action was taken on the ordinance. McRae made a motion to hear the re- vised ordinance which should clearly exempt live- stock and ranching. Commissioner Red Copass had the final say when he said cats should not be licensed, "Nobody owns a cat, nobody."