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12 Thursday, November 20, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Service Forum 702-727-fi12 LITTLE TIME ?, NO TIME ? Is eleanlng your house or Business beeomlng a chore? Call us at 727-1623 Ask About Our Flats Rates - Senior Discounts "FREE ESTIM TES "Lieeased and Beaded Pahrump 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 Mon. Thru Irri. 8:80 To 4:80 Hollywood Plaza 361 8. Frontage ltd. Phone: 781-3200 hx: 715 l-lrAXX Golden Ea00es Children's Martial Arts ( ] Academy & Supp00 we ,.,a.w,. teJ Out Esmeralda Way by Carol Sirnes Good Morning! It's still early (8:30 a.m.) so everything is still calm and quiet around the area with a heavy cloud cover and dampness in the air. Everyone is preparing for Thanksgiving. On John Tysons' Journal, November 11, he had the story of a 51 year old family business (a clothing store) in Lovelock, closing it's doors because of its nearness to Reno and the big chain stores and lack of local support. The following day a dear friend from Beatty calls telling me the same thing. Charles Botos, Iongtime resident, and operator of the Oasis Valley Souvenirs for six years, is closing the end of December. Even with the tourist and snowbirds stopping in Beatty, his business had dropped drastically. This is more than just a souvenir shop more like a variety store. His inventory includes clothes, toys, all-occasion cards, pipes, games, crocheted pillows and Afghans, writing sup- plies, toothbrushes and toothpaste, earrings, jewelry, a fine grade of turquoise jewelry and other items. If you're in the area check it out you may find something you can Use. Community dinners The Esmeralda County Sheriffs department is sponsoring Thanks- giving Day dinners on November 27, in the three hamlets ofFish Lake Valley, Silver Peak and Goldfield. At Fish Lake Valley, Deputy Ken Elgan will he in charge of the activities. In a phone call with him, he stated that their community began this five years ago with only 17 attending the first year and now it's grown to 120. Serving will begin about 2 p.m. For more information call (702) 572-3201. In Silver Peak,Thanksgiving dinners will be served at the Altemature Bar (937-2311) and the Do-Drop Inn Bar (973-2419). Please call for serving times. This will he Goldfield's first year having a Thanksgiving dinner at the Community center, as it was usually held at the Sante Fe Saloon. The main meal will he provided but the cooks ask that any relishes, garnishes, fruits, desserts, celery and carrots sticks, etc.brought, will be appreciated. New winter hours Bill Schultz, owner of the Mozart Club, announces their new winter hours: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving. Laurel Elsea is the new manager of the Santa Fe Saloon, owned by Jim Marsh who also has the Jeep-Eagle dealership in I_as Vegas and Longstreet Inn Casino in Amargosa. Winter hours are Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 8 p.m. New Worm gun control After reading Jim Lee's letter in November 13 issue of the PV Gazette, regarding a World Health Organization's "", trying to establish a worldwide health standard, this letter has come to my atlention which many of you have already received and should give serious thought to. The following excerpts are taken from this letter written by Tanya K. Metaksa, Executive Directorforthe National Rifle Association and Institute for Legislative Action, (NRA-ILA). 'Tve prepared this letter to you for one reason: To help NRA-ILA stop the UN's worldwide antigun campaign which threatens the sovereignty ofour nation and your personal right to keep and hear arms. It was more than two years ago when the Japanese govemnnt first called on the UN to undertake a so-called "study" on guns and crime, and then tmx:eeded to finance that study to the tune of $250,000. The Jase government is one ofthe most anti-gun in the world. So it was no stalxise when this "study" turned out to he nothing more than an international gun-ban proposal. But what is shocking is that the UN's official Commission on Crime Prevention has now signed offon this Japanese global gun ban scheme, and instructed the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, to begin preparing a "UN Declaration of Principals on Ftrearms." Once this declaration is prepared, it will likely be followed by an international treaty. A treaty that could become law in OUR country by ratification of the U.S. Senate alone. In other words, we are just two steps away from an international treaty that could cost you and your family your rights and your guns, without even a full vote from Congress. As I write, a multinational cadre of gun-ban extremists is lobbying the United Nations, demanding that this declaration include a virtual worldwide ban on private firearms ownership. These antigun extrem- ists claim that gun ownership is "a privilege and not a righL" One prominent antigun group from Great Britain makes the absurd claim that "Gun violence in any country or community is directly related to the level of legal gun ownership..." And they're calling on the UN and every government of every nation to "work together to limit gun availability" for the citizens of every nation, especially you. These antigun extremists don believe in the basic human liberties that you and I cherish. They come from antigtm countries like Great Britain, where citizens have recently lost the right to keep and bear arms, a ght they had held for alnx 700 years. Unless you and I make our own voices heard, this UN gun-scheme o00!d become a 00._gh00am foryou, me, m00A-ILA, and every law Honor Roll Mrs. Hamby's Silver Peak Honor roll for the first quarter. Ashley Toner A Fritz Jordan B Scan Reed B Nathan Viljoen B Marcus Lehner B Michael Martino B Anthony Viljoen B Earth tremors felt in Sliver Peak again On the evening of November 14, residents of Silver Peak again felt the ground shake around 10 p.m. As Commissioner Ben Viljoen quoted," It was quite a jolt!" Even a few Goldfield locals felt it. The following is taken from the Review Journal in Las Vegas, issued by the Associated Press: t BIS HOP, CALIF. - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 rocked Inyo County's Big Pine near the Nevada border Friday, but there was no immediate reports of injuries or damage, authorities said. 1 The quake, which struck at 10 p.m. was centered 27 miles east-northeast of Big Pine in Owens Valley, according to seismologists at the US Geological Survey and the University of California, Beridey. The tremor was an earthquake, not an aftershock, said Steve Bryant, a seismologist for the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. The shaker was felt as far south as Long Pine and as far north as Bishop, said Carol Drew, dispatcher for the lnyo County Sheriffs Department. No injuries were reported. abiding American gun owner. Frankly, there's no way to predict what would happen if a UN gun-ban treaty was to he ratified by our senate. Would you be forced to get a government license to keep a gunin your home? Would you he forced to register all the firearms you now own? Would your handguns, semiautomatic rifles and pump shotguns he outlawed, and subject to government seizur like we have witnessed in Australia and  Britain? What would happen if the UN demands gun confiscation on Ameri can soil? There's no way I can answer these questions for certain. BUT I do know this: When it comes to the Japanese and other foreign powers meddling in the intemal affairs of the United States, and attempting to ban our guns, you and I can't give even an inch. We can't give the Japanese andotherUN gun-bannerseven halfa chance to ban ourguns and attack our US Constitution. You and I must make it crystal clear that the American people will not tolerate UN interference in our internal affairs, especially when it comes to our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Ore r the next few day s, I want more than one million pieces of mail to arrive at the UN's doorstep in New York, enough to cause a small army of mail trucks to line up outside of UN headquarters, waiting to deliver our mail. And believe me, when you r letter is added to 999,999 letters from NRA-B_,A supporters like you from across America, it can make a huge impact on whether or not Kofi Annan will issue an antigun UN Declaration/ Form Letter His Excellency Mr. Kofi Annan Secretary General of United Nations % United Nations Headquarters First Avenue and 42nd Street New Yolk, NY, 1001? Dear Mr. Secretary General: As a citizen and taxpayer of the United States, I am extremely opposed to UN global gun control schemes. The United Nations was chartered to prevent international con- flict, not to meddle in the internal affairs of sovereign nations. Therefore I hearby demand that the UN cease and desist in its efforts to undermine my personal right to keep and bear arms as an American citizen. And I insist that any Declaration by the UN on the subject of firearms should affmn my right as an American citizen, as guaranteed by the United States Constitution, to keep and hear arms. I will be watching your action closely on this matter. This is something for all of us to think ahout and anyone wishing to write Kofi Annan, feel free to do so. PAHRUMP VALLEY TEMPORARY Call Joy Morrissey 727-4144