Volunteer firefighters from stations throughout the Moapa Valley snapped into action last week to help one of their own. The three local fire stations quickly pulled together and coordinated a fundraiser car wash to help the Fox family of Overton.
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A spaghetti dinner was on the menu Saturday evening at the Old Logandale School as a fundraiser for local resident, Billy Nicols. Nicols was in a off-road motorcycle accident several weeks ago and sustained back and hand injuries. Because of his injuries, Nicols is unable to go back to work to provide for his family for the next 3-4 months.
An Overton family suffered tragedy last week when they were involved in a serious auto accident on Interstate 15 that claimed the life of a mother and her young son. The accident occurred while Cody and Dani Fox of Overton were travelling to Las Vegas with their three children on Wednesday afternoon. Their truck was towing a utility trailer which they were bringing to a friend in Las Vegas as a favor.
Barbara Lewis is retiring on Tuesday, July 31, after working for the United States Postal Service for 30 years.
Lewis began working in May of 1982 at the Moapa Post Office. Three years later, in December 1985, she was promoted to Postmaster. She continued to work in Moapa until 2002, when she decided to transfer to the Overton Post Office.
If you are among the many people who are curious about, or fascinated by, bats — the night flying kind of bats, that is — there’s an opportunity next month to meet some of the flying mammals up close at the Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge (NWR).
The past week has brought heartbreaking news on both the national and the local levels. Though the recent incident in Aurora, Colorado and the local tragedy involving the Fox family of Overton have almost nothing in common, they do share one similar thread: that of sudden and catastrophic loss. As a nation, and as a community, we now grieve for those among us who are in a state of indescribable mourning.
No one asked me but… Attorney General Eric Holder opposes the law that would require citizens to present a photo ID in order to vote. Holder indicated he felt that it was equivalent to a poll tax and that it violated the 24th Amendment to the Constitution.
“… Or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…” Yes, speech and the press are combined as a right in the first amendment, and that makes sense to me. These 10 words assure us that we can both say and write whatever we want and big brother guarantees that people won’t come around and try to stop us.
Joe and Denise Challis are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Rebecca Chappell to Andrew Broyles, son of David and Kathy Broyles, on Saturday, July 28, 2012.
Shae Daniel Bryant has been called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Italy Rome Mission. He will report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, August 1, 2012.