The walls of the Old Overton Gym once again echoed with the laughter and voices of Valley residents on Friday, October 25. This annual event is sponsored by the Old Overton Gym Board of Directors in its continuing goal to preserve local history and to build our community.
Archives for October 2013
The Lost City Museum opened a new year-long exhibit entitled “Nevada Milestones” on Friday last week. The exhibit, designed by Exhibits Specialist Denise Sins, Director Jerrie Clarke, Archeologist Dena Sedar, features the story of Nevada to celebrate the beginning of the State’s year-long 150th anniversary celebration.
More than 100 people in Logandale fell ill last week after contracting what was believed to be a food-bourne illness at a church pot-luck dinner. On Saturday October 19, the LDS Logandale 4th Ward held a ward party after which most of the attendee’s became severely ill.
The Pomegranate Festival will be held this weekend. With the festival comes a sign that the hot summer is over and the beautiful fall weather is welcomed. And with that beautiful weather has come the sweet gems we know as pomegranates. All are invited to celebrate the fall season with pomegranate jellies, honey, and syrup.
The annual Valley of Fire Half Marathon event will be taking place on Saturday, November 16 this year.
Athletes from 22 states and 6 countries will be participating in this years event including runners from the Bahamas, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom and all across the USA.
The local Clark County Parks and Recreation staff will be hosting a Kids Halloween Party at the Logandale Fairgrounds on Halloween night, Thursday, October 31.
Parks and Rec staff say that the event will once again feature more than 25 trunks sponsored by local businesses and individuals for kids to “trunk or treat” and get their fill of candy.
First of all, I want to clear up one point: nothing of any historic significance is reported to have happened in Nevada on October 25, 1864. Notwithstanding last Friday’s grand Nevada Day celebration, the fact is, it took place on the wrong day.
In recent years, “Nevada Day” observance seems to have followed a disturbing modern trend. All the focus is on arranging things to enjoy a convenient day off work with a long weekend. At that point, the real reason for the day gets lost.
No one asked me but… The push by the Republicans to cut government spending is centered on what they call entitlement programs. A dictionary definition of the word “entitlement” is the “condition of having a right to have, do, or get something; the feeling or belief that you deserve to be given something (such as special privileges); a type of financial help provided by the government for members of a particular group.”
On Thursday, October 17, Moapa Valley High School reached a milestone in the sport of tennis. For the first time a boys doubles team reached the quarter finals.
This may not be such an exciting event in Las Vegas, but in Moapa Valley, where we don’t have feeder programs that enable us to teach the sport to younger players; it’s an honor we have never experienced. So this achievement is definitely newsworthy.
The Moapa Valley Revitalization Project (MVRP) presented its most recent work during a brief ceremony at Sugar’s Restaurant in downtown Overton on Saturday morning. About two dozen people gathered in front of the restaurant to witness the unveiling of a set of murals which had been newly painted on the front of the building by local artist Joan Day.