Keeping Hopeful during Life’s Ever Changing Events

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As the world turns, lives of many… have undergone complete change, not to mention employers (many downsizing), as well as our government that can’t seem to agree on much of anything over the past couple of years; yes… I am referring to medical plans, … [Read more...]

This Week in History July 21st – July 27th

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July 1882- Flood in Mesquite washed the canal out in 58 places July 1908- Lincoln County appropriated $40 for Bunkerville roads July 23rd 1904 -A flood came down the Virgin River --brought mud July 1912- Joseph Reber had men working roads in … [Read more...]

Drunk with power, federal agencies are coming for our water

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There may not be sufficient documentation to prove that Mark Twain ever said, “Whiskey is for drinking; water is fighting over,” but Nevada ranchers and farmers are having to fight over water with two branches of their own federal government. It’s … [Read more...]

Uniforms Today

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Uniforms today have evolved, transforming from the early 60’s and 70’s when the women’s movement toward equal rights came about… so did pants. We can begin with the nurses’ uniform; dating back to World War 11(and prior years), the nurses wore longer … [Read more...]

The “They” Sayers

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Do “They” run your life?  When “they” speak do you obey their command?  When “they all” decide how to accomplish something do “we all” need to follow?  I say nope.  If you listen intently you might hear the cracking of the shell of the egg “they” … [Read more...]

Where in the heck is Yaak?

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After an evening watching the realty show ‘Mountain Men’, Shelley and I decided that we had to leave our home for the summer at Waitts Lake and find the area where Mountain Man Tom Oar calls home. The reality show is about five individuals who live … [Read more...]

I Need a Mail Blocker

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I sewed a little embroidered cross stitched picture with little flowers and a saying that reads, “Who Plants a Seed Beneath the Sod, And Waits to See Believes in God.”  I bought the kit when I was still in the newlywed state of mind in the 1970’s … [Read more...]

What if they came to our town?

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The situation on our border with Mexico is unbelievable. How could our own government ignore the laws and just let everyone in? Those people who we trusted to protect our boarders and our towns. I do hear the cry to “Help the Children” but we aren’t … [Read more...]

I Wish Someone Had Told Me

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As a rule, even when communicating unpleasant information, Southern ladies use words that are as sweet as the tea they sip on the front porch. My grandma, however, believed that the most effective way to communicate unpleasant news was by speaking … [Read more...]

How much time does public service take? As much as you can give…

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[Editor’s note: Mayor Litman has agreed to run a monthly column with the Mesquite Local News to assist in answering questions and concerns the community may have. You may submit questions to Mayor Litman by emailing him at alitman@mesquitenv.gov or … [Read more...]