Dennis Ray Freeman, age 55, died suddenly, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in California. He was born September 12, 1957 in Boulder City, Nevada to Kermit C and Ruth Ellen Stein Freeman. On July 1, 1977 he married Cherrlyn Robison in Logandale, Nevada. They were later sealed in the St. George LDS Temple.
Archives for April 2013
High Stakes Testing Begins! The fourth and fifth grade kids and teachers at Grant Bowler entered the school fresh and with high hopes on Monday while all the rest of the students and teachers gathered around them cheering and chanting “Rock The Test”. This week local kids will be busy taking the CRT exams, the standardized tests that are used to rank the school.
At its monthly membership meeting, the Moapa Valley Chamber of Commerce explored the many commercial financial opportunities available to businesses in today’s climate. The meeting was held on Wednesday, April 17 at the Northshore Inn.
President Kent Slight began the meeting with reports on events currently being planned.
Moapa Band of Paiute members led a symbolic walk across the desert on Saturday in celebration of Earth Day weekend. The event was intended to put continued focus on current proposals to retire the remaining coal-fired power plants in Nevada and build more renewable power generation facilities.
The Overton Power District (OPD) Board of Directors got an update on the status of the district’s 2008 bond issue during a meeting held Wednesday in Mesquite. Newly appointed Mesquite board member James Pugh had requested that the item be placed on the agenda, with specific discussion on how the monies had been spent in improvements to the OPD infrastructure.
The Moapa Valley Revitalization Project is asking for the help of the whole community! Local residents are invited to bring your gloves, gardening tools and strong backs for a weed pull.
The City of Mesquite Department of Athletics and Leisure Services-Senior Division is adding a little bit of fun for the whole family – 1950s style – to Friday, May 3. They will be having a Sock Hop in celebration of Mesquite Days from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How many bee hives does it take to pollinate one acre of almonds?
One of the side benefits of Farmer’s Markets is the interesting dialogue and intriguing vegetables and fruits that are for sale.
Our very own local Quail Hollow Farm did not disappoint. At the recent Farmer’s Market on Tuesday, April 16, at the Moapa Valley Sr. Center, they had red and yellow Swiss Chard among their farm fresh offerings…which also included farm fresh eggs.
No one asked me but… There are a number of issues with the Boston bombing that come to mind.
First, in this case, the mass media did not jump to a quick conclusion that a white supremist was to blame. If you will recall that was the early false claim at both the shootings in Arizona and Colorado. Those two shootings were the work of madmen with no real political agenda.
I recently became aware that the National PTA is advocating gun control legislation. Each year the National PTA publishes a public policy agenda that outlines policy priorities and recommendations for Congress. The 2013 Public Policy Agenda features four key policy areas: 1 Education, 2 Child health and nutrition, 3 Juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, 4 School safety.