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Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, September 18, 1997 13 The storm The open sky is peaceful but a storm is building here, The creatures of the land withdraw as they sense it growing near. Out there on a distant ridge the dust is stirring round, I smell moisture in the air yet no drops have felt the ground. And then it's quick upon me cool breezes kiss my face, Dark clouds overcome me as I walk a faster pace. I've only gained a few more steps as clouds open in the sky, flowing rain sheds from my cheek like tears from nature's eye. Then an eerie sense tells me a flash I should expect, electrons in the air produce raised hair upon my neck. Then suddenly it consumes me a lump forms in my throat, a flash of light and all is bright from a thunderous lightning bolt. "Crack" I feel the energy and the static in the air, The lightning searches for my ground but no where am I there. So, here I lie upon the ground and here I will remain. The nearest tree had took the charge that sent it up in flame. Down and down the rain did fall it seemed as though all day, Rampaged rivers streams became their paths would have their way. The mighty storm had shown it's strength all in it's path had paid, The driving fury scraped the land with the rampage it had made. But soon the darkness vanished sunbeams stretch from heavens high, No sign of "The Storm" remains as clouds patch the clear blue sky. by Beverly Mabry. Blue ribbon lot champion and judges choice 4 of a Kind on card of day WIHS Roll of CoiJrm wit coin "NEW MAC],S" ",,'  5 Keno 0owsr . 25 Slots Rodeo calf gets a name and a new life by Patti Babcock Gazette Staff Tufty has a new name as she starts her new life. The rodeo calf tried for her moment of glory Friday night Sept. 12 at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Rodeo in Pahrump. She bolted out of the chute at a dead run trying to out run the cowboy's lasso. She didn't. The cowboy's lasso circled the calf's head. He was off his horse and down the rope to the calf. The calf was put down and three legs tied. When the cowboy raised both hands to show he was done and to be timed, it was over. Normally, the calf struggles some until the ropes are re- moved then she runs off to join the other calves. This time, the calf didn't get up. Help raced into the arena to check the little gal. She was carried from the arena to an area where the veterinary could check her. The PRCA requires a veterinary be on duty at every sanctioned ro- deo. Dr. Gerald Henseler bad volunteered his time for all three rodeos during the Har- vest Festival weekend. He was just starting to eat a ham- burger when he heard the call for help. Goodbye din- ner. Hello calf. The calf's left hind leg was injured. Dr. Henselerput the leg in a fiberglass cast. He says prognosis for a M1 recovery is good. The Krazy Kritters 4-H Club volun- teered to care of the calf. She was placed in a pen in their area where she became an instant star. The little blond calf had lots of visitors in the next two days. She had care. She had constant attention. But, she didn't have a name. Rodeo Chairman Bob Holleman, the Arena Com- mittee members and all the rodeo folks agreed the young lady needed a name. The 4- H members suggested a few names: Pahrump's Pride, Tufty, TLC and Steve's Best (after Steve Gilbert, who with wife Cyndi is the stock contractor and owns the calf). Rodeo fans attending Sunday night's event voted on the names. They clapped loudest for Tuffy. And, that's how the calf got her name. Tufty is getting a new life, too. She won't be a ro- deo calf anymore, but she will be special. Tufty is "go- ing home" to a 40 acre ranch in Utah. Cyndi Gilbert is giv- ing the calf to her grand- daughter Kristen Gazlay, 6, Tuesday & Thursday 7p.m.-12a.m OPEN 24 HRS Frl & Sat who has been begging for "a pet of my own." Tuffy's accident made everyone sad. But, because it happened, a little girl's wish comes true, and Tufty will be happy, too. This makes everyone glad. Cyndi says in 1998 the "California Calf Roping Rules" will be followed at all Diamond G rodeos. (Diamond G is the name of the Gilbert's stock contracting company.) She says the new rules are even tougher than the PRCA rules. Cyndi always looks for a place for animals when they need to leave the rodeo team. Last year, when it was time to retire some of the animals from the demands of top athletic perfor- mance, the Gilberts donated them to the College of Southern Idaho where they will help train amateur rodeo performers. Holleman has promised to give us updated news about Tufty and even a picture of her with Kristen. MY NAME IS TUFFY-I was named at the Sunday PRCA rodeo and now I'm going home to Utah to live with Kristen and be her "very own pet." photo by Path" Babcock On The Air America A nostalgic look at the Golden Years of Radio September 27, 1997 7:00 p.m. Pahrump Valley Vineyards Sponsored by Pahrump Visual and Performing Arts Council Adults $4.00 Children under 7 free Barbecue and wine available Advance tickets at Chamber of Commerce, The Reading Oasis or Pahrump Winery.