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Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, September 11, 1997 9 Postal Service saves Tecopa by Bruce Stevenson Gazette Staff TECOPA - It became apparent at 7 a.m. Saturday morning, September 6, that the town of Tecopa did not have any water. Swamp coolers did not work. Toilets did not flush, and drinking water, where was it? The lease holder Pat Smith advised the town that Great Basin Drilling from Pahrump could not fix the problem. Reportedly the water well pump was not functioning. This lack of water affected 12 residents, living in eight rental units, along with four business ventures. Four of the residents are medically disabled, low income pen- sioners that require adequate facilities to sustain a quality of life and the situation was unsatisfactory. The U.S. Postal Service came to the rescue. The U.S. Post Office Building in Tecopa is on property leased from the Zellhoefer estate. The postmaster and clerk were in the same predicament as the rest of the residents - no water. They endured the situation through Monday, but the U.S. Postal Service said Tuesday that they could no longer tolerate this and itmust be fixed. Jon Zellhoefer a land owner was contacted, and he stated "it's not my problem." The leasee, Pat Smith was contacted. She said, "it's not my problem." Through the efforts of Art Pard. Manager of admin- istrative support, San Diego District Office, and Mark Scuchil, Facilities specialist of the Postal Service, Great Basin Drilling of Pahrump was contacted and responded to assess and make the appropriate repairs. They drove to Las Vegas to obtain the parts to complete the repairs of the water well pump. Great Basin Drilling promised the Postal Service that the town of Tecopa would have water by Wednesday afternoon, September 10. Manager Art Pard not only authorized the repairs for postal facilities and employees, but saw the needs of the rest of the town residents. You probably thought the U.S. Postal Service only delivered mail. Here they were think- ing of a town and its needs, as well. Obituaries 702-751-1022 I Charles Head Charles McKinley Head, 35, was killed in a mining accident at the Billy Mine in Death Valley on August 28, 1997. A three yea resident of Pahrump, he was born October 27, 1961, in Arizona. He was a truck driver for the mine. He is survived by fiancee, Pam Ross of Pahrump, mother and stepfather, Sarah and Bill Westbrook of Pahrump, broth- ers, Henry of Las Vegas and Utah of Indiana and sister, Nola of Pahrump. Services were held at the Pahrump Family Mortuary September 1, 1997. Arrangements were handled by Pahrump Family Mortuary. Robert Pritchett Robert Samuel Pritchett, 85, died August 31, 1997, at his residence in Pahrump, Nevada. Retired from the aircraft industry as a parts inspector, he was born July 27, 1912, in McLaughlin, S.D. He was a three year resident of Pahrump. He is survived by his wife, Pyrle of Pahrump; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Lee Pritchett of Pahrump and sister, Edith Heinbaugh of Ely. Services were held at the Pahrump Family Mortuary. Arrangements were handled by Pahrump Family Mortuary. iiii i i Call 24 hours 727-1888 " V e o. s Crematnon Dnrect Burial Includes: Removal from Place of death, preparation of Death Certificates and Permit, Cremation. minimum Urn. Fully Lkensed P,O. Box 6000 Suite 96 1161 Loop Rd. #2 Pahrump, Nevada 89041 cocoocoo Name: ........................................... * Address: City: .................. State: .............. Zip: ......... Phone: ............... Free Membership Reae rush me without ob your  infonnalion for: O [ ]Cremation [-]Burial [Scattering ooooooooooooooeoeooeoo Kenneth Allain Kenneth Robert Allain, 78, died August 31, 1997 in Tonopah, Nevada. A WW II Army Air Corps 1st lieutenant and a retired installer for the phone company, he was born April 14, 1919, in Dubuth, Minn. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Tonopah. He is survived by his wife, Martha of Tonopah; son Richard of Round Mountain.; brother, Cecil of Tucson, Ariz.; sisters, Anabel Wortham of Mountain Home, Idaho and Dorothy Zobel of Cohasset, Minn. Services were held at St. Patricks Church in Tonopah on September 3, 1997. Arrangements were handled by Gunter's Funeral Home. It seems like only yesterday since you went away Many tears have streamed my face even though I Know you're in a better place You're missed so very very much your sfnile, your ways, your gentle touch In Loving Memory of Harold K. Cox a beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother & Friend A true pioneer of Pahrump II I I DON ALSTON CADC JAKIE ALSTON RN, BS, CADC \\; Water DRtNKNc W.  Frs FN'r. i,,, met s, not cy 'xl, tls ',cl for youJ WAI..KIN AND FILL[ YOUR lUG FOR 30 e,,Gd DEILIVIEKIED TO YOUR DOOR 5.00 for 5 Gallon nole DRIV[ THIIu WINOOW SEICVK:I[ we ock coo cn botnn  ceum .'...-r 727'-9"11 ' Education Ce Dtan York Igm Johnson 727-8679 751-0227 Gift Engraving 140 E. Nicholas Way Wed - Fri 10-4 Sat - 10 - 3 727-1655