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IS Thursday, December II, 1997 Pahrump Valhty Gazette Jeffrey A. Meckfessel; D.D.S. 2340 Calvada Blvd. Sulte #I Pahrump, NV 89O441 Most insurance Tel: 702-751-5888 Over 4,000 Plants in Stock Cactus Desert Plants Succulents r.s (702) 875-1968 IZT4tO Blue Diamond fax (702) 87$-1913 Blue Dismond, Nv S1004 (702) 727-8155 ~ Fax (702) 727-6303 201 S. Frontage Rd. PRINTING, Inc. Quality offset printing done in PAHRUMP Monday ~ Friday 8am/5pm Saturday ~ 10am/3pm Member Pahrump Chamber of Commerce Beatty Chamber of Commerce Death Valley Chamber of Commerce DON'S RADIATOR SERVICE 'THE LEAK STOPS HERE" Complete Cooling and I.leating Systm Service 751-2000 Doug 0ripp i 060 B. 1bird St.. Pahrump, NV 89041 {Th and Center) . Chicken irjers o Bur- Shal=s BBQ- Gyros , Homemade Chili ' ngs - Subs . PhUly Steaks .Club House- Pattymelt 10m- pm Phone I. DNLY BURGER Orders welcome Pahrump's Only Complete One Stop Music Mat Instruments; Lessons Sales, Service, lhmtals & Repair } + orn ct Disk  ' All  of Music : ' Includin G Sponish  Stmrtins lit $4.*9 tpe $7.99 dtscr\\;, / Across from 8add|e West Out Esmeralda 'ZCay by Carol Sirnes Good Morning. It's Sunday morning, December 7, and this whole area is covered with three to four inches of snow which started late Friday afternoon with steady, light flurries. Look- ing out the window and seeing everything covered in a blanket of white is quite a contrast to the normal everyday scenery. It seems to surround you in a quiet, calming stillness. A big thanks to the Esmeralda County Road crew who kept the roads and summit clear. Yesterday afternoon a dozen chubby sparrows headed for the birdbath in the garden and found it was frozen over, but they did find something to eat in one corner of the yard. Deer hunting contest winners Every hunting season Layne and Marge Elsea, owners of the Cactus Club, hold a deer hunting contest with a prize of $110. This year the contest was won by a husband and wife team. Laura Baird, getting her first deer ever bagged a 163 pound buck in the Lida area. Her husband Steve, bagged a 118 pound buck in the Belmont area. Layne and Marge wish to thank everyone who entered the contest. Bake sale held The bake sale held this past snowy, Saturday morning, Decem- ber 6, at the Mozart Club was a great success with everything being sold. Among the goodies were cherry pie, blackberry pie, cran- berry cinnamon rolls, pineapple upsidecake, pumpkin-raisin cakes, pumpkin-raisin cookies, fudge squares, brownies, honey wheat bread, loaves of zucchini bread, chocolate covered nut clusters and more. Proceeds of the sales went to the Pratt family whose beloved Jerry passed on several weeks ago. * (Writer's note) An anecdote of an incident during the bake sale: A man and his wife had stopped in the Mozart Club for a coffee break on their way to Sacramento during the bake sale. The three of us headed for our vehicles at the same time as they had parked behind me. They called me to their vehicle and said they wished to make a donation but didn't need any baked goods. These people do not know anyone in this town and yet they wanted to help. I thanked them and gave the donation to the person in charge. It's nice to know there are caring people in this world. Jerry Pratt Jerry Leonard Pratt, 58, passed away November 27, 1997 in a Las Vegas Hospital. A mining engineer, he was born, September 30, 1939 in Langford, Michigan and was a 40 year resident of Las Vegas, but had moved to the Goldfield area in June of 1986, doing mining and prospecting in the Pigeon Springs area. He is survived by his wife Hilary; sons, Steven, Craig and John; and daughter, Jasmine. Services were private with Desert Cremation & Burial Society handling the arrangements. Earthquake preparedness Following is a letter to the commissioners of David R. Hembree, Chief Geologist at Mineral Ridge. concerning the increased seis- mic activities around Mammoth Lake and our area. "As we have discussed, the recent increase in seismic activity at the Long Valley caldera and the earthquake swarm in western Esmeralda County of the past month illustrate the need for the county to review their emergency preparedness programs and open lines of communication with the federal and state agencies moni- toring the geologic situation at Mammoth. Should the increased seismic activity at the Long Valley caldera result in a volcanic eruption, Esmeralda County would bear the brunt of the ash fall from the event. The transportation and communications network in the county would be affected as well as the health and safety of the populace. Contact should be made with the U.S. Geological Survey Volcanic hazards monitoring group at Mammoth Lakes to open a line of communication with the scientists watching the situation to keep abreast of the activity. Preliminary scooping may be in order to plan for possible evacuations, ash removal and hazard mitiga- tion, traffic control and protection of water sources, power and phone lines and other links vital to the county. The U.S.G.S. has circulars and information on earthquake safety and preparedness which may be available to the county for distribution to the businesses, schools and community. The poten- tial for a large earthquake aftershock to the Fish Lake - Eureka Valley earthquakes is small but not unreasonable, and the residents of the county should be made aware of actions they may take to reduce their risks to personal and property damages. I appreciate your interest in these issues. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. Sincerely, David Hembree." ICleanJng Not Your Thing?l Call Mrs, Clean Commercial Semi Grout Clean -up & cleaning Residential Carpet Cleaning Windows and iIIOro..o. Senior Discount & Ileaded Silver Peak news The Silver Peak Elementary School Christmas Music Program will be held on December 18, at 7 p.m., at the community center. Following the program will be a visit from Santa Claus sponsored by Beta Eta Sorority, Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. The Silver Peak Elementary school held a town clean up on Thursday, November 20. They collected 20 large bags of trash from the school area, park area and downtown area. Thanks to everyone for a great job. Beta Eta Sorority is holding the annual Silver Peak Christmas Bazaar at the community center on Saturday, December 13. from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. To reserve a table or for more information, call Christa at 937-2411. Nevada Mineral Production: * Just over seven million ounces of gold were produced worth $2.73 billion at the 1996 average price of $387.87 per ounce. * Nevada gold production accounted for approximately 66 percent of all U.S. production and nine percent of world produc- tion. * Nevada ranks as the third largest gold producer in the world behind South Africa and Australia. * Demonstrated and inferred gold resources in Nevada total approximately 140 million ounces and represents over 75 percent of the total known U.S. gold resources. * These resources are sufficient to produce seven million ounces per year for the next two decades. * Gold exploration activity in Nevada remained strong in 1996 with 49 companies spending $125 million on exploration. Economic impact of Nevada mining * Direct employment: 14,800 jobs. * Total 1996 direct payroll: $714,037,400. * Average salary for all mining in Nevada: $48,957 per year. * These averages compare with a state average salary of $27,764 per year. * Generated approximately 67,450 total jobs in Nevada includ- ing both direct and indirect impacts. * Contributed $1.95 billion of Nevadans' personal incomes. Source: Employment statistics - Nevada Department of Em- ployment, Training and Rehabilitation. This article was taken from the Nevada Miner, Volume 6, No. 10, October 1997 issue, published monthly by the Nevada Mining Association. Chamber meeting The Chamber of Commerce held their monthly luncheon meet- ing at the Mozart Club on December 3. There were 19 in atten- dance. Special guest was former district attorney Vic Schultz who is now Deputy Attorney General from Las Vegas who was visiting here and assisting our new district attorney, Bob Reeve, get settled into his office. It was decided the travel planner brochure for the Pioneers' Territory needs to be revised as it did not work out as expected. Don Shrider and Dan Norcom who are on the building commit- tee for restoring the old Parson building into the new Chamber of Commerce building, passed around the new plans for comment. They will then present the plans to the commissioners who will then advertise,for bids. Several month ago Esmeralda County received a grant of $7,000 from the U.S. Forestry Service for the beautification of downtown Goldfield. A brainstorming session then followed with all sorts of ideas being suggested such as benches around town, asking each county to donate a county flag and having them displayed on both sides of U.S. 95 through town, have the Forest Service donate live trees in planters around town, plan a biking and hiking route and maybe a rock garden around the town entrance. Also at the next meeting, January 7, a vice-chairman will be selected, so be thinking of who you'd like to have serve. HAPPY ADS Is that special day coming up for your special someone? ANNIVERSARY * BIRTHDAY * WEDDING Now through March 31st receive 10% off any Happy Ad Dead lines are Tuesdays, 12 noon. Be sure to come by our new office to place your ad in our classified section. Pahrump Valley Gazette 1570 E. Highway 372 Pahrump, Nevada 89048 Phone 727-5583 Fax: 727-7192