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i. Construction taxes in question Continued from page 2 school even took a storage room and turned it in to a science lab. The total dollar amount the school district is seeking is $42 million. Residents and town officials, however, have mixed feelings on the tax. According to some town resi- dents, the cost of the tax could serve to drive some poten- tial residents and builders away from Pahrump. "I do believe that the schools do need the money," said Town Board Member Bob Little. "But people here can't afford any more money to be taken from them." Little suggested that the upcoming school bond would be a better way of securing money that the school district needs. If the residents of Nye County wanted the schools to have more money they would vote for it. "The schools here in Pahrump are good schools in a good community," said resident Sandy Rodriguez. "When my kids and I lived in Las Vegas, there was a shooting at my kids' school, so we moved here." Rodriguez said she supports the schools and that they need help to deal with the amount of growth. She said if the school doesn't get what it needs then everyone suffers. A lot of little problems that the schools have eventually become major concerns according to district officials. Some of the problems that the schools have had to deal with include paper shortages, computers falling apart, no lockers and even kids in elementary schools smoking. "My daughter comes home v, ith scrapes and cuts all over her body," said Harley Kulkin, a resident of Pahrump. "My daughter goes to Manse Elementary School and they have no grass so she gets cut up by playing in the rocks." Kulkin mentioned that it is very important that the schools get fixed because the kids are the most important things in many people' s lives. Kulkin said we need to make sure that they grow to be better citizens. The only way to do that is to attend to their needs now, he said. "I also have kids that go to school here," said Pahrump resident Lisa Mendel. "I don't mind having to pay for my kids to go to school. The district needs to really fix the schools because kids need jobs when they get out and without a good education they can't get a good job." The school district announced that they want the best for the community and the reason people keep moving to Pahrump because it has decent schools that don't have gang problems and weapons. They felt that the cost asso- ciated with accommodating for growth should be paid for by those creating the growth. "One of the problems is that we put in quite a bit of money for these students," Little said. "Some of the stu- dents don't show up and we lose money due to that problem." Commissioner Cameron McRae announced that the dis- cussion on this is going to take a lot of time and effort to resolve. At the present time there was simply too much at stake to make a decision. He noted that both sides had good points that were made. "I will give my life to see kids grow up to be O.K.," said Commission Chairman Dick Carver. "I want to help the kids, not the schobl district, but the kids. I want people to understand what's going on here. We need as much sup- port from the people here because Pahrump needs and deserves it." Get Ready For The Impressions "Window Treatments" Let The Professionals You Decorate Verticals, Mini Blinds Wood Blinds, Pleated Shades Duettes, Arches Fabric Valance, Draperies Cornice Box, Hardware Solar Screens And More IQ A Hur.-- Impressions Provides; FREE Design Service  Consultation FREE/nstallat/on AI WORK Guaranteed w'] j P7 I[ N J J_ _ w QUAITY You can count on   d ="   Monday- Saturday 9:30 - 6pro Closed Sunday " 921 S. Hwy 160 Wheeler Springs Plaza Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, November 20, 1997 19 Pahrump's Only Complete One Stop Music Ma Instruments; Lessons Sales, Service.Rentals & Repair 1141 [J. Mlw M 160 Across from Baddle West Jeffrey A. Meckgessel; D.D.S. 2s,o cvada uvd. Tel- Suite #1 vp. try s8 702-751-5888 Most Over 4,000 Plants in Stock Cactus (702) 727-8155 ~ Fax (702) 727-6303 201 S, Frontage Rd, PRINTING, Inc. Quality offset printing done in PAHRUMP Monday - Friday 8am/Spm Saturday - lOam/$pm Member Pahrump Chamber of Commerce Beatty Chamber of Commerce Death Valley Chamber of Commerce DONS RADIATOR SERVICE "THE LEAK STOPS HERP Con Cooling and H.ting System Sece 751 2000 D0upp ! 060 E, IMrd St. Pahrump, NV 89041 (Teird and Caster) Chicken Rngers Burger. Shakes , BBQ. Gyros Homemade Chili , WinS"z - Subs , PI" Steaks Club House- Pattymelt m DAILY BURGER " om w