U.S. servicemen and women always had Hope

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With so many veterans living in Mesquite with dates of service spanning more than half a century, I’m sure many of you former servicemen and women saw Bob Hope during one of his many USO tours, which date back to World War II. If you did see Hope … [Read more...]

Help on the way for poor readers

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If you can read this, you’re better off than many people in Southern Nevada. According to the National Center for Education Statistics about one-fifth of Clark County residents lack basic literacy skills. That includes not only poor readers, but … [Read more...]

A citizen’s guide to Nevada’s open-government laws

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Do you know your rights when it comes to requesting government records or attending meetings in Nevada? Here’s a quick guide in honor of Sunshine Week, which runs March 16-22. Who can request records? Anybody. Unlike a handful of states, Nevada … [Read more...]

Animal Shelter thanks Cub Scouts

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[slideshow_deploy id='1205'] To the Editor: A big thank you to Cub Scout Pack 640. As a project the group wanted to do something for the animals at the shelter. They collected food, treats, toys, brushes, collars and items for the animals. On … [Read more...]

Truth is still the ‘first casualty’

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 The quote, “Truth is the first casualty of war,” gets attributed to everyone from Aeschylus, a Greek tragic dramatist (525 BC - 456 BC), to fifth century Chinese Gen. Sun Tzu, to an address in 1918 by U.S. Sen. Hiram Johnson (R-Calif.) and on to … [Read more...]

Where Congress Falls Short … And Where It Doesn’t

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At a public gathering the other day, someone asked me how I’d sum up my views on Congress. It was a good question, because it forced me to step back from worrying about the current politics of Capitol Hill and take a longer view. Congress, I said, … [Read more...]

Mesquite cares for animals

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To the Editor: We Care for Animals’ spring rummage sale and raffle was a great success thanks to the support of the community.  Thanks to all of you who came out and gave your support by donating or purchasing items.  As reported you contributed … [Read more...]

Cub Scouts praise the Eureka

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To the Editor: As Cubmaster of Pack 8, I’d like to thank the community for their support of our recent fundraising efforts. On behalf of all the youth and leaders, I want to express a huge thanks to the Eureka. Their support from the pasta garden … [Read more...]

Wolf Creek reopens; offers thanks

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To the Editor: On behalf of the entire team at Wolf Creek Golf Club, myself, and my brother Chad, I would like to thank the entire Virgin Valley and Mesquite community for its incredible support over the past few weeks. As many of your readers are … [Read more...]

Veterans Center seeks donations for Honor Flight

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To the Editor: The national Honor Flight Network began in 2005 in Dayton, Ohio, and was created solely to honor World War II veterans by sending them to Washington, D.C., to see the monument dedicated to their service. Honor Flight Southern Nevada … [Read more...]