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8 Thursday, October 23, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Service Forum Pahrump Housesitting Services We provide housesitting services while you are away from your home, f [/e: - Check your house  .r Feed your animals r Water your plants Whatever is needed, your house is in hands 7 days a week Give us a 751-2159 Chinese Health Balls A perfect gift of well being. Pahramp Valley Insurance Life . Group Medical 727-5700 Phone & Fax Roger W. Burnley C.L,U. *Light Fixtures *Ceiling Fans *Lamps *Bulbs *Intercoms *Central Vacs Open Mort. Thrn Pri. 8:30 To 4:30 Hollywood Plaza 361 S. Frontage Rd. Phone: 751-3200 Fax: 75 I-FAXX Out Esmeralda Way by Carol Sirnes PVG Staff Another beautiful, chilly Indian Summer morning. The bamboo is dormant and turning brown until spring. The beautiful ornamental pear trees in front of the Esmeralda County Courthouse have white blossoms in the spring and now with the cooler weather are aglow in deep autumn reds. Juanita Colven (now Justice of the Peace) and Leila Shrider, with permission from the commissioners, were instrumental in getting these trees planted about 1980. Lights, Camera, Auction Many of you watch Public Broadcasting System, Channel 5, from Reno and know that every year they sponsor a week-long program called "Lights, Camera, Auction" where they auction off items donated by various businesses and viewers, with the proceeds going to support public broadcasting so that they may bring the public the very best programming available. Last spring the Gold- field Chamber of Commerce put together a tour package of Gold- field and Gold Point which included many sight-seeing trips in the area, souvenirs, meals, gifts from many of the local artists and sent this to Channel 5 for their auction. The high bidders on this pact were Bob and June Sebop with Don and Nada Workman, from Sun City West, Ariz. who spend their sumnrs in Reno. They arrived here on October 16, 1997, and did get in one days visit as their trip was cut short because of a broken water pipe which flooded their home in Arizona. Arriving here at noon, we met them at the Glory Hole Girl Shop, then Slim took them on a whirlwind tour of the town with the first stop being the Historical Mine Display where local resident Al Metscher has handmade sigus with dates and nos for each item on display. Then Slim introduced them to LaDon and Barbara Murray who owns the Goldfield Motel and had donated a nights lodging for them. After settling in there, they were given a choice of transpor- tation around town; their vehicle or riding in Slims pickup. They chose the pickup, so the ladies rode in front with the gentlemen riding in the back sitting on two of Slims aluminum woven lawn chairs. On tO Joyce Haskew's Herb Pantry where they had a choice of gifts, then on to the Mozart Club for lunch. The next stop being Slim's place where they received a one piece swimsuit, an American flag and neckties, all woven from aluminum, a copy of his book, "Stuff Layin' Around," and issues of tbe Pahmmp Valley Gazette. On to the courthouse where Lynn Scott showed them around, then back to her office where she had recently found a box of old voting ballots printed for the 1916 election between the Republicans, Socialists and Democrats. Then on to the old Florence Mine, where custodian Jon Aurich is doing the ixeservation work of keeping it in what is called, "arrested decay." Jon wasn't available so his very knowledgable friend Jim was the host. The house itself once set in Goldtield on the U.S. Highway 95 curve and was moved to the mine in the 1940s after many incidents concerning vehicles who failed to make this danger- ous curve. AlL the furnishings are ofat era. The day ended with all of us having a wonderful dinner at the Mozart Club then cocktails at the Cactus Club owned by Marge and Layne Else& They will be returning in April on their w ay back to Reno and will resume their interrupted Goldfield-Gold Point visiL Even a week- end here isn't time enough to really see all the points of interest and historical sites in the area. Four more people who travel through here on a yearly basis, now know there is more than just sand and wind to see in this area. 727-4144 i,n i 4 of a kind on card of the day Vin roll of coins (with max coin in) iii Double Double Poker Cactus Club celebration The Cactus Club celebrated its first anniversary on October 18, with lots of snacks, drawings, live entertainment and good fellow- ship. Some out-of-state friends of Layne and Marge Elsea, owners of the club, Roy and Francis Mainwaring of Placerville, Calif. and Dick and Debbie Johnson from Pennsylvania stopped in to visit. Furnishing the entertainment was a family band from Reatty, a few miles down 1 road. Jim and wife Nina, with son Larry, have lived in Bcatty about 10 years. Jim and Nina have been married 35 years. Jim plays lead, Lany plays bass" and they all sing and enjoy sharing their time and talent with others. Don Bailey, Dee Adams and yours Intly were among the winners of the drawings during the evening. Other out-of-town visitors were Steve and Jamie Evenson with new son Vincent Fade, former Goldfield residents. Halloween carnival On Octoher 30, from 6-8 p.m.,there willbe a Halloween carnival at the Goldfield Elementary School. There will be a concession stand, costume contest and pumpkin carving contea. Please bring your pumpkins already carved. Everyone is welcome. A note on pumpkins Pumpkins, or "pompious," were a standby of the early New England settlemea An old verse goes: "Forpotmge, andpuddings, andcusmrds'andpies'onrpumplam and parsnips ate conunon supplies. We have pumpkins at morning and immpkins at noon;/fit were not for pumpkins, we should be I/IKIOI." Commissioners meeting OnTuesday, October 21,1997, the Esmeralda County Commis- sio met in the Goldfield courthouse with all officers present. * Commissioners Ben Veljoen of Silver Peak showed the plaque that was awarded to their Librarian Sylvia Bartak for excelkat public service, The State Library Assoc/ation gives four awards yearly with only one going to an individuaL The plaque reads,: "The Dorothy McAlinden Award presented to Sylvia Bartak of Silver Peak for achieving a professional level of service at Silver Peak Library and in Esmeralda County for nresenting Nevada Libraries to the Mountain Plains Libr Association-1997," Congratula- tions, from all of us. * In the discussion  replacing Rice Engirring as engineer work on water permits, it was agreed to drop them as they were not reliable in responding when contacted. Chairwoman Susan Dudley stated that in many cases she and Commissioner Ben Veljoen had been signing the water permits. * The discussion for the approval of application for a manufacturer's license for Goldfield Brewery Company, DBA, Goldfield Brewery, was approved on the condition that additional paperwork he submitted in the next few days. * The Community Services Block Grant progress report for the third quarter of the grant year #97-008 was approved. * Amendment one for current Inteflocal or Intemgency agree- ment with Nevada Medicaid, moving Nevada Medicade from the Nevada State Welfare Division to the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy was approved. * The proposal of a FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), grant given to each jurisdiction for conducting training and exercises (mock disasters) including one live mock disastor and two tabletop exercises was passed. * In discussing the requirements for right-of-way on Blue Dick Mountain, the motion was made and passed that their first step would he to have the Sheriff's Department take inventory of the i ,i Progressive 5 Keno Deuces Costume Party 00a,sh Friday, October 31 st , Winner announced at the Witching Hour NiteLifeBancl - FrL&Sat, gpm-2am Sunday Jam with the band 3 - 8pm 727-7300 Located off Blagg (Bwen Irene &/vsquit) county communication equip- ment at all three sites: Palmetto, Mustang Mountain and Blue Dick. * Gerry Johnson, Eric Hansen, project manager and Darwin Morgan public affairs officer, all from the Department of Energy (DOE) office in Las Vegas, were heretoanswermore questions from the residents on the malfunctioning rocket that went off conrse and landed near Goldfield on October 4. They stated that Sandial_alx ratories is reviewing why the " rocket misfired, and will send a copy of that report to the Com- missioners when they are fin. ished. Also, the fact was brought out that there needs to be a better communication system set up between DOE and Esmeralda County. In small towns, many daytime emergency phone num- bers (such as the courthouse numbers) are not accessible af- ter 5 or 6 p.m.