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12 Thursday, September 18, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Thirty-third Harvest Festival sets new records by Patti Babcock More is the word for the 1997 Harvest Festival. More people participated, more entries were in the parade and there were more booths. Prize money for participants in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Ro- deo was the highest ever offered with $1,000 more added to each event. "Pahrump and Progress" was a fitting theme for the biggest parade in the event's 33 year history. Parade Chairperson Glenda Smith said over 130 of the 144 entries participated. She said she was astounded when she saw how many people attended the parade. "There was a wall of people along the entire route." Record crowds of people sitting, on the curb, in folding chairs, in the back of trucks, on cars and others who preferred to give a standing ovation applauded and cheered for their favorite entries. The big winners in the Saturday morning event, spon- sored by the Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce were: GRAND SWEEPSTAKF: Manse Manufactur- ing; CHAMBER'S CHOICE: Prestige Homes; BEST i II I I 00eptune 00ociet00 Call 24 hours 727-1888 ' 00irect Burial Indudes:  t'om Place of death, preparation o Death C and Pen. C.  . Fully Licensed P.O. Box 6000. Suite 96. N61Loop 1. #2 P:,. Nevada 89041 000000000000000000000000000 OF THEME: Smoke Signals Trading Post; PRESIDENT'S TROPHY: Model "T" Club (Las Vegas). First place prizes were awarded to entries in the following categories: Pre-1950: Las Vegas Wranglers; 1950-1973: Jeff's Classics; 1974-Present: Art Jones and Family; Buggy, Off-Road Go-Cart, etc: Starling "SCOT- TIE" Scott for Amsoil; Clown, pair or group: Moose Clowns; Drill Team (marching or on float): Pahrump "TOPS & KOPS;" Float to 24 feet: Jordan Chelsa Design & Nursery; Float 24 feet plus: Scout Pack #748 & Troup #748 shared first place with Rosemary Clark Middle School; Cart, Surrey, Wagon (single): The Valley Observer; Horseback (single): Vanessa Charles; Horseback (pair or group): Painted Desert Legacy Ranch; Marching Band: Pahrump Valley High School; Motorcycle (pair or group): Christian Motorcycle Association; Bicycle (adult): Rock- N-Roll Bicycle Club; Zelzah Shrine: Zelzah Clown Unit; Experimental Aircraft: Bobcat of Las Vegas; and last but essential, Pooper Scoopers: Scooping Poop for Progress in Pahrump. The Exhibit Hall was packed with a record breaking 1,020 entries. Mertice Foti, Fair Exhibit chairperson, said there were 475 more entries than last year. At least 1,700 more people viewed exhibits than in 1996 when over 4,000 were counted. The exhibits gave residents and visitors an opportu- nity to share the myriad range of horticultural and creative talent thriving in the Pahrump Valley. Foil said she heard countless positive comments from visitors and exhibitors and recieved only a half dozen complaints. She is pleased with the success and with both the quality and quan- tity of the exhibits. Space is her major concern as she looks toward 1998 because the exhibits will need more. Festival booths set an- • other record with 200. Ven- dors offered art, crafts, jew- • City: State: Zip: • elry, clothing and informa- : Phone: .............. Free Memberip  tion. A wide variety of food • please ru rm thout oUigai your   for: • nleased most nalates includ- e l-JCmmafion Burial OScattering •  ' -..?.......e............... 4, Dermatology Cl,n,c of Novuaa, Ltd. Harvora Medical School & Mayo Clinic Trained at Pahrump Medical Center 1501 E. Calvada Call: 727-6060 Summit Family Health Care 1151 S. Hwy 160 Pahrump Station Call: 727-5509, For Insurance/Billing Questions Call 1-800-752-4338 • Diseases of Skin • Discoloration • Diseases of Ha,r • Psoriasis • Skin Cancer • Cosmetic Laser • Acne Surgery • Spider Veins • Chemical Peels • Wrinkles • Hair Restoration • Skin Surgery • Nail Disorders . Moles • Eczema ing hot dogs, tacos and barbequed chicken. As in past years, the most popular cuisine was the Southern Nye County Search and Rescue's famous deep-pit barbeque and cowboy beans. Musical and dance groups provided continuous entertain- ment. Contests were another source of fun. Competitors from Nevada, Calomia, Arizona and Colorado competed for $2,000 in prize money during the Jackleg Drilling, Hand Steeling and Spike Driving contests. The mining competition was sponsored by Barrick Bullfrog Mine in Beatty. The Pinewood Derby, Cute Babies, Arm Wrestling, Toss the Bull and Ping Pong Drop contests drew crowds of fans. Thrill seekers had fun at the carnival. An impressive new record was set at the PRCA Rodeo. The action packed event is the Festival highlight Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. During the finals on Sun- day, Bull Rider Johnny Chavez, from Bosque, N. M., rod t Bratty Brandy for 92 points to set a new arena record. Four time world champion bull rider, Tuff Hedeman, of Morgan Hill, Texas, was a close second scoring 90 points riding champion bull KaGee IH. In addition to Chavez, who will compete in the Na- tional Rodeo Finals, first place winners in the other events were: Saddle Bronc: Charles Soileau of Stephenville, Texas; Bareback: Marv Hurley of Bakersfield, Calif.; Calf Roping: Kurt Goulding of Duncan, Okla.; Steer Wrestling: T. W. Parker of Wendell, Idaho; Team Rop- ing: Kit and Steve Sherwood of Snowflake, Ariz.; and Barrel Racing: Nina Binder of Eagle Point, Ore. Kurt Goulding was the All Around Cowboy. Grandad's top ten for knowing that you are getting older 1. You arc buying a new car, and instead of checking the horsepower under the hood, you find yourself checking the front seats for softness. 2. Someone tells you to "go for it" and you start looking around for the dessert. 3. A friend tells you that you have "a hot potato on your hands" and you start thinking about how much sour cream and butter you c,- r :t' on. 4. You are glad that you have increased t =-" insurance premium when you count the number of can,U..., on your birthday cake. 5. You start notici, a, at your highway driving speed is less than your age and -"-- ,on't really care. 6. You hear that you can tell a woman's age by the weight of her purse and a man's age by the thinness of his wallet so you find yourself measuring the thickness of your wallet every day and asking your wife about how much her purse weighs. 7. Your wife says that we should go out and "swing tonight" and you head for the front porch swing. 8. The number 39 keeps looking better and better the more you think about it. 9. Someone tells you that if you have "lemons" then you should make "lemonade" and you think it's a good idea and then you ask if you can be first in line. 10. Your boss tells you that you have to start carrying your weight around here and you start bragging about how much you weigh. by Blaise Harper reserve grand champion and reserve lot champion Wayne's Convenience E)CxON ] 751-3643 1 a4o E. Hwv372 Store & Gas Station ICnextto Valley Electric} , Prestone Antifreeze $5.59 • Barton's Vodka $5.99 qt. • Milwaukee's Best- 12 pack cans $4.49 All Coke Products & Pepsi Products $1.69 per six pack . Open 24 Hours