Anniversary

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Medicare was 49 years old on July 30th. The popular health care program is valued and beloved by many older Americans. Then US President LB Johnson signed Medicare into law in the Harry S Truman Library July 30, 1965. President Johnson said, “It … [Read more...]

Bulldog fall sports teams begin for 2014 season

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The Virgin Valley High School fall sports season kicked off on August 4 with sports physicals held at the high school gym. Prospective players for football, soccer, volleyball, tennis, girl’s golf and cross country were asked to bring health records … [Read more...]

Reid schedules Senate vote on repealing free speech section of First Amendment

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The U.S. Senate slipped out of D.C. for its August recess just as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scheduled a vote on a constitutional amendment that would repeal the free speech section of the First Amendment. The vote on S.J. Res. 19 will take … [Read more...]

Bills to hand over federal public land to local governments advance … again

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Pardon us for not swooning in anticipation of the economic windfall about to be bestowed on rural Nevada by the seven public lands bills that were again passed out of a House committee just before the August recess. Both of Nevada's congressmen … [Read more...]

This Week in Local History August 10th – 16th

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August 1914- Several Autos pass through Bunkerville August 1926- 11 silos in Bunkerville August 1930 - Flour Mill burned down August 1933- Men and teams of horses at Dam which was taken out by recent floods August 1936 Thousands of Trees set … [Read more...]

Geezers to organize team for CAN-AM games

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The Mesquite Geezers Softball team organizers are calling out to all those 65+ years and older that are interested in playing in the CAN-AM games on October 3 & 4. Anyone interested in participating can contact Herb Calhoun at 702-280-1300 or … [Read more...]

City Council’s decision questioned

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To the editor: I can't vote in Mesquite... but it was with interest I note the city wouldn't let a tea house open on Riverside Road, but a Marijuana business was approved in record time. Makes one wonder. Congratulations to Kraig Hafen.  The … [Read more...]

An endorsement from Bullhead City

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To the editor: I want to encourage your readers who live on the Arizona Strip to vote for Sam Medrano for State Representative, District Five. As a resident of Bullhead City, I can attest to Sam’s willingness to stand up and fight for what is … [Read more...]

Doctors need to know what they’re prescribing

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Oxycodone and Morphine, that is what the doctor here in Mesquite and in Las Vegas ordered for my daughter for knee pain. She freely told them she was a recovering heroin addict, clean for several years but he ordered it anyway. I believe that there … [Read more...]

Escaping Labels

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Recently I referred to myself as a widow and a friend admonished, “Don’t label yourself.”  I hadn’t considered that I was labeling myself.  Nonetheless, the remark prompted me to take a deeper look at labeling.  (Isn’t it wonderful to have friends … [Read more...]