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16 Thursday, August 28, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Briefly Noted I1[111 IIIIIIIIIII I I I Great Reno balloon race The Great Reno Balloon Race will be a welcoming eyeful of wonderfully de- signed special shaped bal- loons. This free community event occurs on September 5, 6 and 7 at the preserved ranch lands of Rancho San Rafael Park. Returning to Reno will be the Korbel Champagne bottle. If this bottle could be corked and served, 3,406,872 normal size bottles of bubbly would abound. Giving the same comparison to the Early Times bottle balloon is so- bering: 898,000 gallons of the Kentucky whisky would give new meaning to red-eye at this early morning event. Others making appear- ances will be Sea World/ Busch Gardens Shamu the whale, the Nassau Bay Texas Shuttle Balloon and Airebelle, an intricately de- signed cow balloon brought II to Reno by the Northern Ne- vada Dairymen. The Space Shuttle is modeled after the actual NASA Space Shuttle. Tethering rides for children from the Children's Cabinet will be avail able all three day s of the race. The tides are $5 and proceeds benefit the Children's Miracle Network. Mass ascension kicks off the event at 6:45 a.m. on Fri- day, Sept. 5. Dawn Patrol starts at 5:30 a.m. on Satur- day and Sunday. More infor- mation about the race can be found at www.nevadanet.com/grbr or by calling 702-826-1181. Better Breathers Club meets The Better Breathers Club will meet August 29, 1997, at l0 a.m. in Room A at the Community Center. Topic: Around the clock with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Questions, call Roger at 751-1334. TEMPORARY LABOR SERVICE 727-4144 Harvest Festival Exhibits changes There have been several changes in the Harvest Festi- val Fair this year. All entries fol clothing and textiles, art, photography, lit- erature and all youth entries are accepted inside the com- munity center Monday and Tuesday, September 8 and 9, I 0 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednes- day September 10, 10a.m.- noon. Entries will be judged Wednesday afternoon. Entries for foods and hor- ticulture divisions are ac- cepted inside the community center Thursday and Friday. September I 1 and 12, 10a.m. to 6 p.m. Entries will be judged Friday evening. If you have any questions call Mertice Foti at 727-1703. Welcome an exchange student into your home Academic Year in the USA organization invites you and your family to open your home and heart by sharing your friendship, home and love with one of the follow- ing students: Boy 17 - Karate cham- pion, enjoys basketball, vol- leyball and working with computers. Boy 17 - Likes hiking, music, watching American movies, fencing and would like to participate in sports and share his culture with his host family. Boy 17 - Very adept with computers, likes roller skat- ing, swimming and listening to music. These students will arrive shortly to attend local high schools, they will have their own spending money and full medical insurance coverage. Become a global family. For more information about these students and others call the local representatives, Bill and Chris Pyzyna at (702) 727- 5405 or call (800) 388-3013. Adopt a grandparent PAHRUMP - Do your grandchildren live out of town? Would you enjoy monthly parties? You can participate in the Adopt a Grandparent program and become an active part of a child's life beginning with Grandparent's Month in Sep- tember. This program is free- no cost - just a little time. The monthly events will allow grandparents the op- portunity to tell stories, do crafts, read books, give ideas and inspiration to families in need of grandparents. Each monthly event will be well planned and filled with lots of excitement to add to the community family environ- ment. If you are interested in being a grandparent all it takes is attending a monthly party in which grandparents will be the main focus. The future relies on the senior citizens of today passing on their valu- able information, time and skill to the next generation. Become a part of tomorrow and call 727-3885 for the Adopt a Grandparent Pro- gram. Free poetry contest The U.S. National Library of Poetry has announced that $48,000 in prizes will be awarded this year in the North American Open Poetry Con- test. Poets from the Pahrump area, particularly beginners, are welcome to try to win their share of 250 prizes. The deadline for the contest is September 30. The contest is open to everyone and entry is FREE. "Any poet, whether previ- ously published or not, can be a winner," stated Howard Ely, Contest Director. Every poem entered also has a chance to be published. To enter, send one origi- nal poem, any subject and any style, to: The National Library of Poetry, Suite 19813, 1 Poetry Plaza, Owings Mills, MD 21117- 6282 or go to www.poetry.com. The poem should be no more than 20 lines, and the poet's name and address should appear on the top of the page. Entries must be postmarked or sent via the internet by September 30, 1997. A new contest opens October 1, 1997. Tortoise Group presents bats Tortoise group will host slide presentation on "Bats, What makes them so intrigu- ing." The program is for the general public. Come to the Nevada State Museum in. Lorenzi Park, Las Vegas. #, Saturday, September 20 at 1 p.m. Children welcome, re- freshments served, informa- tion on tortoises and tortoise adoption available. For more information call (702) 739-8043. Tonopah free seminar The Tonopah VFW Post 1103 invites their commu- nity to a free seminar about Living Trusts on Wednesday, September 17 at 10 a.m. Un- derstand the differences be- tween a Will and Living Trust. The free seminar will be located at the VFW hall on Main street, Tonopah. Please call Adene at 800- 223-8787 for further infor- mation and reservations. SUBSCRIPTION FORM S " e yes! I want to ubscrlbe to the Pahrump Valley Gazette My payment is enclosed. $25 for 52 weeks (mail deliveries West of Mississippi) $30 for 52 weeks (mail deliveries East of Mississippi) $35 for 52 weeks (outside of continental USA) Name Address ci00/ Zip Phone State Clip and mail this to: Pahrump Valley Gazette P.O. Box 97795, Las Vegas, NV 89193 Call Mrs, Clean Commercial Seal Grout Clean -up & cleaning Residential Carpet Cleaning Windows and moron., - Senior Discount Suzette Farr and De- von Roc Smith exchanged vows on July 13 in Geneva Creek, Colo. Thomas Edmund officiated. The bride, from Tonopah, is the daughter of Ron Farr and Peggy Kalafat, both of South Bend, Ind. The groom, from Pahr- ump, is the son of Barry and Jan Howard of Grant, Colo. The bride and groom are owners of Sunset Spas of Colorado, Lakewood, Colo. |