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i'altrffrnl Vall:,' (.h TlilirMa,, A0gfist 28. ] Jq7 13 Out Esmeralda Way by Carol Sirnes The squash and zucchini garden is really producing now with one black zucchini a loot long and weighing in at six pounds. Not a world record, but not bad for this area. The traveling artist arrived home last week with a wonder- ful surprise for this home-bound gardener. On his way back, he camped one night at Clear Lake, Calif. in an area covered with wild blackberry bushes. He packed a pint of them in the ice chest and they made it home in great shape. Sure tasted good with corn flakes and milk. It's a boy! District Attorney Steve Evenson and wife Jamie wish to announce the birth of their first child, Vincent Earl Evenson, born August 22,1997, 12:30 a.m., at Sunrise Hospital, in Las Vegas, Nev. Little Earl weighed in at seven pounds, 1/2 ounce and twenty inches long. Congratulations! (-pecial meeting A special Esmeralda County Commissioners meeting was leld on August 22, 10 a.m. in the Goldfield Courthouse in which eight applicants were interviewed for the position of District Attorney. Susan Dudley, chairman, conducted the interviews with Vice-Chairman Gary O'Connor, Commis- sioner Ben Veljoen (via telephone), and De Ann Siri, clerk. The applicants consisted of two women and six men, seven are Nevada residents with one from North Dakota. It was a tough decision for the commissioners as they were all highly qualified - but James Stuart, attorney, who moved to Las Vegas, Nev. in 1978 was chosen. His background includes practicing law in San Bernadino, Catif, with experience in criminal and battery cases. Mr. Stuart will begin his duties September 1, 1997 and fill in the remaining term of office with the option of running in the next election in November of 1998. When asked tbr a statement for the press, his reply was, "HELP! 1 have lots of experience and enthusiasm to make this a better place, and there will be justice in each case." Happy August party The Cactus Club in Goldfield held their "Happy August Potluck and Party" Saturday, September 23. The special attraction was the performance by the "Goldfield Ghost Riders and Social Club." Performers include Kevan and Elaine Arnold, Nicole Jackson, Sharlaine Arnold, Jim "Bobo" Johnson, Betty Johnson and Keith Anderly. The show included a lifelike saloon brawl and street shoot- out. The Ghost Riders and Social Club is the newest nonprofit organization in Esmeralda Coqnty. A special "Thanks" for your wonderful performance, and good luck to your group. Thanks to all for your contributions that made this event fun and good time for all. It's the support of all that makes Goldfield a great place to live and visit. Congratulations to Steve and Jamie and little Vincent Earl. And our winner of the case of beer goes to Lydia Bridgman for guessing the due date. On Thursday evening Layne Elsea, owner of the Cactus Club, was standing on a chair taping bumper stickers to the wall when the chair collapsed breaking Laynes right leg below the knee cap. (Also breaking a chair leg.) He returned to the doctor on Monday, August 25 to have the cast put on. We all wish him a speedy recovery. Special hearing On Monday, August 25, at 2 p.m. in the fifth Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada, in and for the County of Esmeralda, a special hearing was held to determine the legal sufficiency of the recall petition against District Attorney Steve Evenson, which had been filed on July 22, by three Fish Lake Valley residents; W. Wright, Francis Lien, and Patricia Hudson. On August 5, at the commissioner's meeting, DA Evenson read his letter of resignation effective September 1, 1997. On August 14, 1997, Mr. Evenson filed a Verified com- plaint form, challenging the legality of the recall petition and also a motion for a temporary restraining order to keep the County Clerk Lynn Scott, from calling a special election before the court had determined if the petition was legal or not, hence, this hearing. Steve Evenson, plaintiff, was represented by Attorney Patricia D. Cafferata, Rent; Lynn Scott, county clerk, defen- dant, reprented by Attorney Rick Lawton, Fallon; the recall committee was represented by Attorney Peter Flangas, with District Judge John Davis presidivg. Plaintiff's counsel Attorney Cafferatta challenged the re- call petition because many technical procedures were not |bllowed; with some pages of the petition not being signed at the bottom by the circulator, and the validity of some signers were questioned. Also, with his resignation, that should eliminate a recall election which would cost the taxpayers, voters and county thousands of dollars. Defen counsel Attorney Lawton discussed the meaning of the word, "verification." (to ascertain the truth or authen- ticity of); and that the circulators of said petition took an oath these signatures, to their knowledge, were true. Judge Davis replied, "A verification is a sworn statement." After lengthy discussions from both sides, and citing past court eases that coincide with this one, the decision was made. Judge John Davis ruled that though there were some faulty verifications in the petition, there.is enough substantial evi- dence for a recall election and that Mr. Evenson's resignation is incomplete. When asked for a statement from Attorney Cafferatta, she replied, "I am really surprised at his ruling." Lynn Scott's statement was, "I can't say anything without talking to Mr. Lawton first." Mr. Evenson's reply was, "Later." Mr. Wright could not he reached for a statement. In a phone conversation with Las Vegas Attorney Peter Flangas, attorney for recall committee, he said, "I think the Judge ruled correctly. A person cannot resign at any future date. He quits now, notin the future. He, (Evenson), subjected himself to a matter of principal where he lost. He would've won nothing even if he'd won the hearing." THINK ABOUT IT! Want to know about Nye County? Read the Gazette! , But Do it All! 702-727-5512 '"Your Local Full Time OHlce" 50 yrs Experience c Free hearing evaluation o u -Cleaning & Electronic u p check of your Hearing Aid p o Batteries - Buy one pack o n get One free Liznlt 2 m LITTLE TIME ? NO TIME ? Is cleaning your house or Business becoming a chore? 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