What promised to be an evening of fresh, local food under the stars quickly grew into a portrait of confusion for the more than 100 guests at Quail Hollow Farm’s “Farm to Fork Dinner”. As the guests were preparing to sit down to a gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Giovanni Maura; using local beef from the Cliven Bundy ranch, and lamb, chicken, rabbit, and vegetables from Quail Hollow Farm; diners were stunned by the announcement from owner Laura Bledsoe stating that the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) was refusing to let her serve the food prepared for that evening.
Archives for October 2011
Moapa Valley High School celebrated Homecoming last week. High school students, alumni and community members were invited to participate in a variety of traditional events as well as a few new ones.
The annual Powderpuff Football Game was held on Tuesday evening. The game features the boys switching roles with the girls for one football game. Girls are split into two football teams: freshmen/seniors, and sophomores/juniors. The girls play against each other while the boys act as cheerleaders and perform a routine during halftime. This year, the freshmen/senior team won with the final score being 16-0.
The Old Overton Gym will be holding its fourth annual Old-Time Carnival on Friday, October 28 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. This family-friendly event is the only annual fundraiser held by the Old Gym board of directors to support the operating expenses of the historic facility.
The local Clark County Parks and Recreation staff will be hosting a Kids Halloween Party at the Logandale Fairgrounds on Halloween night, October 31. The event is expected to be similar in scope to last year when the fairgrounds was filled with over 800 attendees.
In a crowded field of choices, Mitt Romney is best suited to win the 2012 presidential election and return the country’s economy to good health.
That was the message from the Republican frontrunner’s wife, Ann Romney to area residents during a visit on Thursday, October 20. She made a stop in Mesquite that day and spoke to a full house at the Falcon Ridge Golf Club.
With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, our minds will be turned towards the pilgrims of the Plymouth colony. The story is familiar. In 1621 these hardy Massachusetts settlers held a joyous harvest feast after a successful growing season. They had labored extensively throughout that year establishing themselves in a new land under extreme and severe conditions.
No one asked me but… on November 4-5, the Moapa Valley Art Guild will be hosting its fourteenth annual arts and crafts show at the Clark County Fairgrounds. The grounds will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The show provides fine arts and craft booths, free entertainment, and the opportunity to purchase various pomegranate products, from milk shakes to jellies. Artists and various crafters will be giving demonstrations. Food booths, raffles, and art contests for youngsters will be featured.
I find it difficult to believe that the Park Service can’t find $50,000 dollars to open the gate at Overton Beach in a Lake Mead Recreation Area budget that in 2009 was $18.3 MILLION. That is a grand total of .0027% of the yearly budget.
In Ecclesiastes 1:9 it states, “There is nothing new under the sun.”
Having said this, not long ago I discovered a statement, “…that the people justly view with alarm the reckless extravagance which pervades every department of the federal government.” And that we need “… a return to ridged economy and accountability” which “… is indispensible to arrest the systematic plunder of the public treasury by favorite partisans.”
Shelby Sloane Bennett has been called to serve as a missionary for the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Tulsa Oklahoma Mission.