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Pahi'umpVailey GazeLte Thursday, December 11, 1997 3 Town behind letter to.Commissioners by Andy Holtmann PVG Staff Members of the Town Board showed their support tbr a letter drafted by Town Attorney Leonard Smith to the Nye County Commissioners asking for the commissioner seats in Nye County to be adjusted based on Pahrump's booming population. The letter, which Smith read to the board, stated that demographically, the town has exceeded 60 percent of the county's population, but that Pahrump is only represented by two out of the five members on the board. It was also stated that the town has debated the pros, cons and desirability of bringing legal action against the county if nothing is done. Board member Steve Rainbolt said that this is not the threat of a lawsuit in any way, rather a unified message to the commissioners. He said that all the town wants is to be represented fairly based on its population. Smith agreed and said the support for the change has been overwhelming. "I think the town should be proud of the stand we are taking," he said. "The support given to us has been great. I think the enthusiasm is contagious." County Commissioner Cameron McRae approached the podium and pledged his personal support for the move even though he said he didn't necessarily agree with certain aspects of readjusting the seats. He told the board of resis- tance they might run into. "What is funny is that now that the population has changed, we are hearing a cry to split Nye County," he said. "To me it' s all a ruse by those who have enjoyed political power in the county over the de- cades. If the seats are changed, they will lose that advantage." Resident Liz Blythe agreed that the Commission- ers would not treat the letter with respect. "You know what is going to happen, the letter will go right to them and then right into the trash," she said. "It never hurts to try," said Chairwoman Charlotte LeVar. Charlie Gronda said that the support is there in the town though. He said that when he was out gathering signatures of support on a petition, 198 signed and only two wanted nothing to do with the move. All five Pahrump Town Board members signed the letter and Smith said he would get it in the mail to the commission- ers as soon as possible. RCMS students rank 1st on computer test BEST OF THE BEST- i i These students at Rosemary Clarke Middle School ranked number one in the state on a computer test to test intelligence. Pictured are Mathew Bonsor, Sean Clark, Lisa Livingston, Vanessa Muchare, Ayns|ey Sutherland, James Tarragano, Jim Confao, Kmil Faridi and Chris by Geoff Kreis PVG Staff Ten students from Rosemary Clarke Middle School proved their ability to the rest of the nation as they ranked first on a test focusing on a wide variety of subjects. A 200 question computer test on math, history and geography called Knowledge Mastery Open was adminis- tered to over 1,000junior high and middle school students throughout the world. The group from Rosemary Clarke took the test on Wednesday, December 3 and came out ahead of the pack from the rest of the state and wound up ranked 63rd in the world. 'The-students had 60 seconds to answer each question, if they missed one they got to try the question one more time. The faster the students got a question right the higher the points were. Out of the 200 questions, the Rosemary Clarke students answered 170 correctly. "Only 22 questions my kids were asked resulted in do overs," said Karen Scofield, the students' teacher. "On the rest of the test they got the questions all right on the first try and did it in a hurry." Scofield said that her class placing first is a big accom- plishment for the town of Pahrump. 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