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November 6, 1997

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14 Thursday, November 6, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette r 00lllfo00Jce The Pahrump Valley Volunteer Fire De[ volunteers who have the desire lent is now recruiting prospective community. In order to qualify you must pass an agility and general a exam. This testing will take Fire StaUon. Areas in special need of 2, North of Mesquite Gamebird. p area also applicants must an oral interview and a physical Nov. 22, 1997 at the Main served by Station Station 3, South of Applications can be pickedu address below. Applications must be completed and ,d by 5:00 pm on November 14, 1997 For more information Contact:. Pahrump Valley Fire Department 350 N. Hwy. 160, Pahrump, NV 89048 or Call (702) 727-5658 Youth C ?nter... takes another thrashing Editors Note: This letter is about problems at the No To Abuse Youth Center and tells the sad story in their own words. On Sunday, November 2, an unknown number of vandals broke into the No To Abuse Youth Center. Entry was made through a vent panel in the side door. A collection of varied tools lay scattered in front of the vandalized storage cabinets, where the perpetrators looted several cases of soda and a massive amount of chocolate and hard candies. What appears to have been one heck of a pat on the back for their handy-work ensued in the form of a private party. Furniture was strewn about the room, toys were destroyed, play equipment for the younger kids was smashed'and a littered mess of garbage from their stolen goodies covered the floor. Giddy with the thrill of not getting caught, and suc- cessfully gaining entry to the supply cabinets, the thugs pulled up a few recliners around a coffee table and carried on with their celebration. Rather than leaving the same way they entered, the vandals decided to destroy yet another lock and door jamb on their way out. I guess it just did not occur to them how much damage they caused, or how much money their playful little party cost. Sadly, this is the third destructive break-in the youth center has suffered. What really bothers me about it is the fact that this incident, and many others in the valley, occur because of boredom or challenge. You may argue that the valley doesn't need a youth center, but the simple fact is, if Pahrump had a decent youth center with equipment and a youth-ori- Flu season is just around the corner There's nothing worse than being stuck in bed with the flu. That's why the Arcon Pahrump Center for Healthcare is offering help before the bug makes its rounds. Every Monday through November 10th, the Pahrump Center will offer an Influenza Vaccine Clinic. Vaccinations will be available on Mondays from 8 a.m. to noon. No appointment is necessary. Pab.rump00 Center for Healthcare 1501 E. Calvada Blvd Pahrump, NV 89048 702-727-6060 ented program, there would be a lot less senseless crimes like these. How do I know? Be- cause the only things taken were edible. In this case, the persons involved could have helped themselves to a number of items and equipment openly available in the center. It could have beena very profitable night. Regardless of what they did or did not do, the main en- tity affected here was the center. No To Abuse is an- nouncing the closing of its youth center for the winter. Aside from the break-in, the conditions in the center are not capable of effectively handling the cold evening temperatures now, and will offer even less warmth and protection as winter takes over. We are saddened to have to shut the center down, but are very grateful to have had the opportunity to serve the children of Nye County. No To Abuse would like to thank again all the won- derful volunteers and gen- erous people who donated time, effort, money and ma- terials to make the center a reality in Pahrump this year. Hopefully next year will be even better. Outstand- ing! We do want to let you know that the Ice Cream Social will still be held Sat- urday, November 22. And yes, we will have a battle of the bands. Mark us on your calendar. Make the time to be there. All adults should be accompanied by a youth. But if you can't bring one, come anyway. Sincerely, Lynn Benjamin