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20 Thursday, November 27, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Senior News TONOPAH SENIOR NE-- , (702) 482-6450 ,, by Irene Cessna Hello to all. We hope everyone has had a pleasant week. We celebrated November birthdays a bit early this month due to the coming Thanksgiving holiday. Those honored were Veva Ackom, Jim Merlino, Grace Wilson, Lucile Scheutz, Jesse Eades, Larry Reeves and our kitchen aide, Charlene Causey. If I have overlooked anyone, please forgive. We hope all you folks had a very happy birthday. We have lost another dear friend. Allene Jacobson passed away on Tuesday, November 18 following a lengthy illness. She had been hospitalized in a Las Vegas hospital at the time of her death. Allene was very active in many community functions and devoted years of ser- vice to the Senior Center. She was always there to help when needed. We send our deepest sympathy and loving prayers to her family. We will miss this great lady. That's all the news this week. Will have more news for you next week. MENU: November 27 - CLOSED November 28 - CLOSED December 1 - Meat loaf December 2 - Ham and cheese roll December 3 - Chicken/broccoli casserole Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. l AMARGOSA SENIOR NE-- (702) 372-5413 by Irene Osterhoudt Earl Thomas is on the mend, we are sure glad to hear it. Keep up the good work Earl, we'll see you soon. The ice cream sale at the Veterans Day activities netted us approximately $200 for the council. The Chamber of Commerce will hold a "special elec- tion" meeting on December 9 at 7 p.m. at the Senior center. It looks like we will be closed for the drain and floor repair starting January 5, and probably through the end of January. We will try to keep you posted. We will have posters throughout the area and in the paper. MENU: December 2 - Chicken December 3 - Homestyle stew, beans and cornbread i PAHRUMP SENIOR NEWS (702) 727-5008 by Marcia Sabala Dollar a bag sale at the Punky Doodle thrift shop, open from 10 am to 2 pm, Monday through Friday. We have all our winter items out, come by and see the bargains. Thank you to Jewel Burton Youth Group from St. Martins Episcopal Church. Dorothy and Charles Otis, thank you for the turkey. KHWK Radio From Pahrump to Bishop has you covered! For the latest news, information and the finest music programming be sure to tune to KHWK, broadcasting from Tonopah. If you're traveling the vast distances of Central Nevada's desert terrain you still can't miss us! Member:. Associated Press Great Basin Radio Network 92.7 - Tonopah 93.5- Beatty 94.3 - Lida and Scotty's Junction 94.3 - Gold Point 95.9 - Pahrump 103.9 - Bishop, Mammoth and Big Pine 104.9. Round Mountain 105.5- Hawthorne A big thank you goes out to the Republican womens group for the very nice Thanksgiving boxes for the homebound. Gene Pierce, thank you for the walnuts. MENU: November 27 - Happy Thanksgiving - CLOSED November 28 - Family day - CLOSED December 1 - Country ribs with noodles December 2 - Baked fish December 3 - Corned beef and cabbage December 4 - Chicken fried steak BEATTY S NE-s .... (702) 553-2956 by Mary Davis Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Holi- day, and that they count the many blessings in their lives. We have been so greatly blessed here in Beatty with our new senior center and all that it means to us both for now and in the future. There are so many things that we will be able to do now that we have all this luxurious room to do them in. Reminder..Thursday night's Bingo, December 4 at 7 p.m., with a jackpot of $170 in 54 numbers or less. We welcome to you to come play with us, We will have a most enjoyable evening of companionship plus a yummy dessert, too. MENU: December 1- Chili con carne with beans December 2 - Chicken ala king over rice December 3 - Corned beef with cabbage December 4 - Roast pork with dressing December 5 - Pizza All meals are served with soup, salad and dessert bar. SENIOR S LINE (702) 727.5008 Medicare: It's the one government program almost no one likes, but almost no one wants to end. Some of the detractors feel the program doesn't go far enough or do enough for its beneficiaries. Others feel the problem is not with the program, but with the fraud that has become so much a part of Medicare that it seems almost too deeply imbedded to be excised. Many also feel you don't know the fraud is happening unless and until some government auditor finds a hole through which the funds are being drained. But the fact is, fraud is not only detectable early enough to be caught and cut out, but removing fraud from the system is not an exercise in futility. Some of it may grow back, as weeds often do. But continual vigilance can keep it under control. The following suggestions can help all of us fight Medicare fraud: Report any suspected fraud to the Medicare fraud line at 1- 800-44%8477. (This year, over $6 million fraudulent pay- ments were identified through tips to the fraud line.) Check your Medicare bills and your EOMBs. If you have a question, call the private company that acts as the Medicare intermediary that processes your bills. Their phone number should be on the bill. If you get no response, or a response you can' t accept, contact your member of Congress. You might also want to call your local newspaper or TV station. (There's nothing the press likes more than to help find and expose these crooks.) Don' t accept a so-called Medicare "deal" from a telemarketer or a salesman at your door. There's no such thing. What these crooks want is your Medicare beneficiary number. Be careful. Finally, regarding home-health Medicare fraud, AARP (which provided the foregoing information, compiled by ace fraud investigator Malcolm Sparrow) asks you to write to them if you've been victimized. Send a brief explanatory note to AARP, Department HHCS/Fraud, 601 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20049. I II Cactus - Cactus Largest Selection in Nevada Desert Plants - Succulents Lots of native Nevada plants including: Red Barrels, Cholla, Yucca, Mound Cactus, Clariet Teddy Bear, Beaver Trail, Prickly Pear, Saguaro Golden Barrels, Organ pipe, Desert Willow Blue Pale Verde, Ocotillo, Mexican Fence Post and Extremely Nice Nevada Joshua Trees Free Cactos Say you saw it in the Gazette, limit of one. Open: 9 am - 5 prn Daily, Sun 10 am - 5 pm 12740 Blue Diamond Road 1/2 Mile off 160 W. on Blue Diamond Rd. 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