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2 Thursday, August 21, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazete The Pahrump Valley Gazette. formerly known as the ieath Val- ley Gateway Gazette, (ISSN #07467419), established July 22, 1983, adjudicated as a legal news- paper of general circulation July 10, 1985, is published weekly on Thursday by Goldfield Group Pub- lishers, Inc. Editorial, production, and advertising offices at the 1570 E. Hwy 372, Pahrump, Nevada 89048. Telephone 702/727-5583 or FAX 702/727-7192. Periodical postage paid at Pahrump, Nevada and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: send address changes to The Pahrump Valley Gazette, P.O. Box 97795, Las Vegas, Ne- vada 89193 For billing or sub- scription inquiries please tele- phone 800/682-2640. Copyrights: No part of this publication may be copied or reproduced by any means without the express written per- mission of the Publishers. Included are photos, stories, staff produced advertisements, columns, cartoons and all other materials. All rights reserved by The Pahrump Valley Gazette. Editorial Policy Opinions of the Pahrump Valley Gazette columnists are their own and do not necessar- ily reflect those of the Gazette staff or management. Letters Policy We welcome letters to the editor. Letters must be signed, with the writer's address and telephone number included. Unsigned letters will not be published. Short, concise let- ters are preferred. Letters will be edited for length and libel. Mail to 15"/0 E. nwy 372, Pahrump, NV 89048 Seniors document approved by Mary Ann McNeili Gazette Staff PAHRUMP--It was on the agenda at the Nye County Commissioner's meeting Tuesday Aug 19 to reconsider the implementation of the Plan of Operations for the Pahrump Senior Center, but the seniors didn't get what they wanted. Nye County Manager, Les Bradshaw, advised the com- mission that the operations manual that county administra- tion put together is the document that the Senior Nutrition Program project council in Pahrump could best work with to be in compliance with federal and state guidelines for this type of nutrition program. "That project council is not representing the participants," Bradshaw said. "We don't even need a project council if the participants don't want one. We have to make sure the project council is responsible to the participants. That project council is dysfunctional and is not working. We can change that and we can change that appointed board to an elected one. All participants can participate in an election as long as the election process is fair," Bradshaw said. Nye County Commissioner Bobby Revert said, "We need to rewrite it (the operations manual) and make it something we can live with. I thought this was 'by the people and for the people'...and that' s (the current operation manual) not right." "Right now, this plan works," Bradshaw said. "We can amend it at any time. Once the project council gets the operations manual, their problems will disappear." If anyone is confused about this issue, they probably aren't alone. Nye County administration wrote an opera- tions manual for the nutrition program and many Pahrump seniors were upset that it took away their voting rights to elect their project council board. A group of seniors rewrote the manual and presented it to the commission for their consideration. The commission then directed Assistant Deputy District Attorney Gary Pulliam to study both docu- ments and make a legal document that would work for everyone by combining the two. That would have made a third document. Then, according to Chairman Dick Carver, there are actually three different documents under consideration-- bylaws, an operations manual and a policies document. Pulliam said that Bradshaw is still working on the policies document. Senior spokesperson Ruth Weidenheimer said, "The Older Americans Act dictates how this whole process should work. I would suggest very strongly that you look at it. Your action taken on May 6 was an illegal act. The presentation given by the county manager that the project council was dysfunctional that year was true, but not for the previous 18 years. I urge you to please give us back our right to vote. The way that board was appointed was not by your own bylaws," she said. Revert said, "I would like to have a legal opinion as to the legality of the operations manual," and Pulliam said that he would have to check it out. Meanwhile, the commission voted" 5-0 to approve the administration version of the operations manual. 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