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November 13, 1997

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Town Board Notes- SIMKINS PARKnThere will be no contest to rename Simkins Park. Paul B. Simkins' son Terry Alan Simkins and his wife Tamie, who live in Las Vegas, were on hand to see that the Town Manager kept his word. There was a public outcry to keep the park named after Simkins, who was one of the early settlers of the Pahrump area, having moved here in 1946. "1 would recommend that it remain Simkins Park," Cosgrove said. "I understand where the Parks and Rec. Board are coming from, and their heart is in the right place, but we just made a mistake. I think the community will be very proud of this park." Local area resident Vie Johnson who lives across the street from the park, said that this should be well publicized so this kind of thing doesn't happen again. It appears that members of the Board just didn't know about the history of Simkins, that he donated the land for the park and why it was named after him in the first place. FIRE DEPT. NEEDS--Fire Chief Vern Long reported that there are numerous fire hydrants throughout the town that need to be painted red, flagged, flushed and tested to see if they work or are broken and records kept. The fire hoses also need to be tested, he said. The hoses should be able to handle 1250 gallons per minute.The problem is without regular testing, hoses can be non functional when needed. He asked for temporary personnel to do the testing. There was some discussion as to whose responsibility it is to test and maintain the hoses and fire hydrants since CNUC installed the hydrants. Smith said the town needs to take the responsibility since it will be held responsible if there is a disaster and they don't work. EDENwBoard Member Charlie Gronda recommended that the town grant the Economic Development Authority Esmeralda/Nye (EDEN) $10,000 for their projects. Bob Little brought up the fact that previously Pahrump gave NEEDA $15,000 and got nothing for its efforts. NEEDA was the previous economic development group for the county whose director, Darlys Smith, has recently been convicted of embez- zling about $13,000 from its funds. Part of Smith's sentence was to pay the money back monthly. The Board finally agreed to give EDEN $5000, see how effectively it uses those funds, and give another $5000 at a later date. SCIENCE CORRIDOR--The town is asking for resumes and letters of interest from those residents who would like to serve on the Nevada Science and Technology Corridor Advi- sory Board. The "Corridor" is the strip of land along Highway 95 from Mercury to Lathrop Wells to Tonopah, with a branch including Pahrump. It is an effort to develop the Nevada Test Site into commercial uses and bring jobs to the area. PAHRUMP VALLEY -q TEMPORARY LABOR SERVICE 727-4144 i | Court Coges Mineral hs i CALL 727-6060 FOR AN APPOINTMENT No one likes to wait -- not in line at the grocery store and certainly not to see a doctor. At the Arcon Pahrump Center for Healthcare, we're doing our best to serve our patients in a timely manner. But YOU can help us. Calling for an appointment will allow you to see your doctor at a time most convenient for you and will help us with scheduling. (Just a hint: Afternoon appointments are often most readily available.) Of course, same-day appointments are available when necessary but calling ahead can save you an unnecessary wait. At Arcon, we have lots of new ideas about healthcare. Making it more convenient for you is just one of them. Pahrump Center for Healthcaze 1501 Calvada Blvd. Pahrurnp, NV 89048 702-727-6060 ' Pahrump Valley Gaaette;Thursday, November 13, 1,997 9 Pahramp Valley Insarance Life Group Medical 727-5700 Phone & Fax Roger W. Burnley C.L.U. *Light Fixtures open MoL Thr= lrl. *Ceiling Fans *Lamps *Bulbs *Intercoms "Central Vacs 8:80 To 4:30 Holbwoo4 Plaza 361 S. Frontage Rd. Phone: 751-3200 ]Fax: 751 .lrA31g Golden Eagles Children's Martial Arts { t- ] Academy & Supply  m,/tb ore. Ma/d A,.t Pm O" So the ltt 2 mOts Are Fr ('JA LL TODA7  KIw,-Fu (702) 727.9609 6300 $. Ja Ave Daito Ryu Pa.p Ng AikiJujits SiFu Monte LaSan 89o48 Pahrump's Only Complete One Stop Music Mal Instruments; Lessons Sales, Service, Rentals & Repair , Cmsxtte Tropes + Cmmpct Disk /411 Typmi of Music: '/ Includin Spanish Startln mt 4.H tmpm 7.gO dill Jeffrey A.  Meckfes D.D.S. Tel: 7o00.7s ].ss00 t