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Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, November 27, 1997 7 VEA holds open house for new office by Geoff Kreis PVG Staff Valley Electric Association (VEA) held an open house on Saturday, November 22 for their new facility that opened just over a month ago. The event attracted more visitors than VEA officials expected. More than 350 people participated in the VEA tour de- signed to answer any questions customers might have and provide an opportunity to sneak a peak at the 13,000 square foot office building. The new office is located at 800 East Highway 372 right next to VEA' s original building. The new office building was built at a cost of $1.5 million and was opened for business on October 13, 1997. All visitors who saw the new office were said to be impressed with the new facility and are now aware that the new office building was needed for the growth of the com- pany. Despite the building's cost, VEA reports that it has managed to keep its rates down and said they do not foresee a rate hike in the future. "I was very pleased on how well the open house went," said Joe McCauley, Operator of the VEA. The VEA building houses administrative offices, account- ing, billing, bill payment and collections department, main- frame computer, records and new member sign up. VEA officials included a new drive-up window in their design that serves members without having to get out of their car. Drive-up bill payments can be made between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The VEA managed a monthly average net gain of 76 new members. Their is also a night deposit box that located next to the drive- up window where customers can make their after hours bill payments. "All of the visitors that came to the open house seemed to be very pleased with the new office building," said Donna Crawford, a secretary for VEA. "The visitors also seemed to enjoy themselves as much as I enjoyed myself." A raffle drawing for $50 was held for all people who had power bill credits. The winners of the drawing were Ida McKaughan, F.J. McBee, Bill Montgomery, Wally Greenfield and Norma McGowan. "The open house went excellent," said Gina Cummins who controls member records for the VEA. "It was a lot better and bigger than was planned, we had a great time." Obituaries Raymond Dunn Raymond Leroy Dunn, 60, died at his residence in Pahr- ump, Nevada on November 6, 1997. He was born in Wichita, Kansas on September 29,1937. A U.S. Air Force Veteran, he worked in the construction industry and was a member of the Operating Engineers Asssociation. He was a five year resident of Pahrump, mov- ing here from Bakersfield, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Virginia C. Dunn of Pahrump; sons, Steve Dunn of Pahrump, Roy Dunn of San Diego, Greg Dunn of Salt Lake City, Garry Creekmore of Pahrump and Leland Ramsey of Bakersfield Calif.; daughter, Carol Donati of Bakersfield, Calif.; 16 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Private family services were held. Arrangements were made by the Neptune Society of Nye County. Catherine Pflaum Catherine Pflaum, 61, died at her residence in Pahrump, Nevada on November 6, 1997. A homemaker, she was a three year resident of Pahrump, moving here from Indiana. She was born in New Jersey on July 14, 1936. She is survived by her husband, Robert, of Pahrump; sons, Robert Pflaum, Jr. and Roger Pflaum, both of Cedar Lake, Ind.; daughter, Ginger Rich, of Section, Ala.; sister, Lois Butler of Pahrump; brother, Raymond Hogan of New Jersey and seven grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Pahrump Family Mortu- ary. Daniel Patrick Brooks Daniel Patrick Brooks, 42, died in his residence in Pahrump, Nevada, on No- vember 11, 1997. He was born in Syracuse, New York on June 29,1955. He was a four year vet- eran serving in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam. tte was an auto- motive repairman and a three year resident of Pahrump. He is survived by his wife,Tina Marie Brooks of Pahrump; daughters, Millesa Reid of Abeline, Texas, Jamie O'Connell of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one son, Daniel Brooks, Jr. of Pahrump; five step- children, Christena, Stephene, Jennifer, Michel and Breanna. Sevices were held November 14, 1997 with internment in the Chief Tecopa Cemetary. Arrangements were handled by Pahrump Family Mortuary. William Arthur "Art" Harriss William Arthur "Art" Harriss, 67, died at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital on November 11, 1997. He was born in Encino, New Mexico. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and later worked in mines in New Mexico and California. 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