Cub Scout day camp recreates world of Harry Potter

[slideshow_deploy id='1267'] A recreation of Harry Potter’s world greeted 149 local boys as they began their four-day Cub Scout Day Camp, April 2-5. This valley-wide gathering of boys from 8 to 10 years old was held at the Mesquite Nevada Stake of t … [Read more...]

How to make your characters live

Putting life into a fictional character might seem a daunting task for a writer, but if you have done your homework it is pretty simple.  In my last article I discussed Bios for characters.  This is the most important step in character building and i … [Read more...]

Customer service is key to attracting senior shoppers

Senior citizens are canny shoppers. But we don’t just look for a great bargain. We also want good customer service. There is no excuse for the lack of good customer service and there is no substitute for it. Word of mouth is a strong r … [Read more...]

Mesquite ParaLong Drive Nationals on May 9 features new division

Defending champion Jared Brentz of Nashville, Tenn., will lead nearly two dozen of the top disabled long ball golfers in North America on May 9, at the Mesquite NV ParaLong Drive Nationals. The event, held at the Mesquite Sports & Event Complex, … [Read more...]

Pups n Pals celebrate Easter

It was Easter Egg Hunting for the Marilyn Park Pups and Pals again on Friday, April 18. A big surprise greeted the eager hunters… the Easter Bunny was there to greet them. Brent Pettit, a friend of the group of dog lovers, made a magnificent Mr. E … [Read more...]

2014 Nevada State Open Championship

The Virgin River Bowling Center is hosting the 2014 state tournament this year. The tournament began last Friday (April 18). and will continue every Saturday and Sunday through May 11th. This is a handicap tournament divided into two divisions, … [Read more...]

Relay for Life set for May 2 – 3c

The City of Mesquite is proud to be a Co-Sponsors with the American Cancer Society and to be help them with their annual event the Relay For Life here in Mesquite, Nevada. In coordination to the City of Mesquites Annual Mesquite day’s activities we a … [Read more...]

That pins & needles, bugs crawling feeling

Too many sleepless nights caused by a “pins and needles kind of feeling” in her lower legs had Merideth Hartman so unhinged that she wondered if she’d be better off having her legs cut off below the knee. The 49-year-old wife of a retired firef … [Read more...]

Methodists to add Stephen Ministers

Mesquite United Methodist Church is to commission seven new Stephen Ministers on April 27 during the church’s 10 a.m. worship service. The new Stephen Ministers are Jackie Armstrong, Rick and Jan Casebolt, Calleen Cox, Marci Harrison, Mark Oswell a … [Read more...]

Stone Cold

“Stone Cold” by C.J. Box c.2014, Putnam $26.95 / $31.00 Canada 371 pages Sometimes, you just can’t fit in. You stick out like a sore thumb, totally unable to melt into the crowd. You feel like you have a neon sign across your shoulders; one t … [Read more...]