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My Friend Marty

By: Nelson Sardelli About a year ago, I wrote an article about

Marty Allen. Not about Marty Allen my

friend, but the American show business icon, the comedy genius and

the American war hero.

I wrote about the 60 plus miles my wife and I had driven to Pahrump

to catch his show featuring his co-star and wife Karon Kate Blackwell.

I wrote what a great show we had witnessed and the fact that we would

have gladly traveled even farther to watch Marty in action.

At the age of 94 at the time, this nonagenarian clearly did not know the

meaning of that word, nor how to behave accordingly. Apparently, neither

did he want to be bothered by the chronological passing of the years.

He had no time for such trivialities. He had a show to be concerned with

and many other shows already planned for the coming years.

That was Marty. The true personification of show business. A man who

for many decades had been a force to be reckoned with in all facets of the

business; as a dancer, singer, actor, comedy genius - an inspiration for

hundreds and a provider of joy for millions.

I also mentioned that for many years, every Saturday, Marty and

I, along with a few close friends, had been having brunch. It suddenly

dawned on me that I had almost become unaware of what a gift those

moments were. I feared I may have taken for granted the magnitude of

the man.

Last month, once again, this time for the last time, my wife Lorraine

and I drove to California to see Marty. One trip we hated to take.

I wasn’t going to see a great show and hear “HELLO DERE.” I was

going to say goodbye, to see Marty put to rest. A painful trip indeed.

I know in my heart that he will be well-received in that mansion, not

built by human hands, eternal in Heaven and the angels will love hearing

him say: “HELLO DERE.”

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6 March 2018

Remembering Marty Allen

By: Dan Roberts / Roberts Rules

I

loved Marty Allen.

He was a national

treasure and our Vegas Voice columnist. To say that I will miss his terrific jokes,

monthly lunch get-togethers and telephone calls is beyond an understatement.

I’m not going to use this space to re-cap his fabulous career; suffice to say (as

I have written previously) how many comedians can make America’s Greatest Generation, Baby

Boomers and Millennials laugh? He also proudly served our country during World War II and was

a genuine American hero.

But to me he was more than those headlines – a mentor, a fierce Vegas Voice advocate and my

adopted “uncle” who was there for me when my Amy passed away seven years ago.

Permit me to recite two (out of many, many more) stories about Marty that says everything about

this special person and only partially explains why I will miss him so much.

The Vegas Voice was hosting the “Spirit of 45” celebration a few years ago and I asked Marty if he

would serve as our “Honorary Grand Marshall.” I explained to him that he would open the show by

getting on stage and asking the audience to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

He agreed but wanted to limit his appearance to just that – no speeches and no prolonged onstage

presence. I repeatedly assured him that I would follow his wishes and there was no need to

be concerned since we were on a very tight schedule.

“Marty” I continually told him, “All you have to do is say ‘Please rise for the Pledge of

Allegiance.’ I promise, nothing else.”

After months of planning and numerous changes to fit our extremely tight time schedule,

the day arrived. At the precise moment, I called Marty up and as the audience applauded, he

approached the podium and said: “President Obama, a priest and two hookers walk into a

bar…”

As I stood there dumb-founded (and along with the crowd laughing hysterically) he did an

Marty’s Top Ten

By: Marty Allen / Hello Dere

Publisher’s Note: Marty sent this column about two months ago

and I could not “not run it.” With deep regret, but with tremendous

pride, The Vegas Voice places Marty’s last column.

1. A parking space is defined as that area that disappears while you are

making a U turn.

2. A medical specialist is a doctor who reviews your case by feeling your

purse.

3. 99% of all lawyers give the rest a bad name.

4. Too many gorgeous women are spoiling their incredible beauty by

using four letter words like, “don’t, can’t” and “won’t.”

5. Some women take a man to the cleaners as soon as they “spot” him.

6. When she found out that the young, handsome millionaire was fond

of hunting, the pretty dancer told him she was “game.”

7. Marriage is like a long banquet with the dessert served first.

8. I have a friend who spent so much money on a girl over a two-year

period that he finally married her for his money!

9. My other friend’s marriage broke up when he told his dog to fetch his

slippers and the dog went next door to his neighbor’s house.

10. The irony in life is that by the time you have money to burn, the

fire has gone out.

For over the past decade, Marty Allen has performed with his on

and off stage singing partner Karon Kate Blackwell.

eight-minute dialog

blowing up our

schedule. He finally

At our Spirit of 45 show

Amy, Karon, Marty and the Publisher

concluded, looked

at me and said,

“Anything else?”

“Oh” he finally remembered, and with that twinkle in his eyes and

beautiful, mischievous smile said, “Please stand for the Pledge.”

More importantly to me and to my forever-eternal appreciation, when

Amy, my wife of 35 years suddenly died in 2011, Marty was there. He sat

with me, listened and even told me his life story, since he knew what I was

going through.

He told me of the passing of his first wife; the sadness and loneliness,

and that no matter how difficult my life was, there would be joy in my

future. Marty told me about meeting and marrying Karon, the wonderful

difference between them, and that there will be, sooner or later, love and

happiness in my future.

Marty promised that he would always be there for me. He wasn’t “Allen

& Rossi”, he wasn’t the “Hello Dere” funnyman; he exposed himself as a

gentle, caring, compassionate soul.

As tears rolled down my cheeks, we shared a very quiet moment. He

then tenderly held my hands… and told me the most politically incorrect,

foulest and dirtiest joke I even heard. I never laughed so hard in my life.

Rest in peace Uncle Marty. Our (and my) world is a little sadder but I

have no doubt those with you in the heavens are smiling and laughing

a lot more.


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Calling All Volunteers

By: Rana Goodman / On My Soapbox

To quote a now long-gone favorite TV show of

mine, “Hunter” I love it when a plan comes

together.” We are finally ready to gather together the

volunteers who would like to assist in forming the ground work for our

4R’s directory.

Our first volunteer meeting will be at Sun City MacDonald

Ranch Thursday, March 29th at 10:00am. We will be serving

light refreshments and if interested or even “maybe”

interested, please call at 702/251-4441 or email me: rana @

thevegasvoice.net to RSVP.

This work will be in a few stages. First, we need to strategically form

groups in several parts of the valley so that it will be as easy for everyone

to cover as much territory as possible.

Once we have made lists of the nursing facilities, assisted living and

group homes, we want to have groups of two volunteers check them out

for the things they would be interested in if they needed to place a loved

one there. For example:

How clean is it? How do they treat their residents and how do

those residents seem? Are they happy-content-sad–depressed? Are

their surroundings pleasant?

And most importantly: Would you want to live there?

Once we gather all the data, we will start building a reference

directory and add all the things seniors need via referrals. For example:

Our Temporary Guardianship

Lockbox Now Closed

By: Rana Goodman/Political Editor

As I mentioned in our January and February editions, for those

1,000+ readers who took advantage of our Vegas Voice temporary

lockbox and as the picture shows, your guardianship nomination form

has been shredded and forever destroyed.

Make sure you use the new form (you can download it from our

Vegas Voice website: www. thevegasvoice.net.) and please do not hesitate

to contact me (rana@thevegasvoice.net) if you have any questions.

lawyers, handymen, gardeners, electricians, mechanics, painters,

window washers, etc. These we will compile by referral from you, our

readers.

We don’t want to just give you a list of names, numbers and addresses.

We want to let you know what we find - good, bad or in between, so that

you can make an informed decision before you spend a dime.

We will list doctors also and if any of you think of an area we are

missing that you have been searching for, don’t be shy, drop me a line.

Believe me, all ideas are most welcome.

It’s Not Us! By: Dan Roberts/Publisher

In planning our 2018 guardianship seminars, Rana and I met

with various officials from the Nevada Secretary of State. Since

this government agency has the “lockbox” responsibility, we asked

how we can easily put this together and transition from “signing

to filing.”

We did exactly what they requested. And they assured us that

once the notarized forms were filed with the agency, the individuals

would receive the appropriate receipts and confirmation within two

weeks. That hasn’t happened.

We are now told that the delay is due to the “new print stock.”

How the Secretary of State does not have everything in place (we’re

talking 8 months since the bill became law and if left to Rana we

could order the cards from Vista Print and have it in 24 hours –

but that’s another story) is why it’s called “the government.” It’s

really our fault for believing them in the first place.

Hopefully, sooner or later, the agency will get its act together.

In the meantime, if you want to follow-up on your filing, feel

free to contact the

Secretary’s office

at: 702/486-2887

(Option 8).

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question why my

Ladylove wants to

pursue our Vegas

Voice Elder Hub

non-profit efforts

instead of relying on

the state government

– read the above

again.

Rana delivering all signed

nomination forms from our

January seminars to Nevada

Secretary of State Lockbox

Program Officer Lupita Villanueva

8 March 2018


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Spider Baby

By: Beverly Washburn / Hollywood Memories

thought I’d write about a scary, little film I

I did with Lon Chaney Jr., along with a “scary”

actor by the name of Sid Haig. Now I realize that the

demographics of most of the readers of The Vegas Voice, are primarily

senior citizens and therefore might not be so fond of horror films -

but then, you never know.

Case in point: I was at a banquet dinner recently when a sweet, little

man (who was approximately ninety) came up to me with his walker and

asked if I would sign a DVD for him. Of course, I expected it to be either

“Old Yeller”, maybe “Shane” or even “Star Trek.”

Much to my surprise, he handed me “Spider Baby”! I was cast in this

quirky tongue-in-cheek film in 1964. The reason I was so excited was

because it starred Lon Chaney Jr. Add to that, the role I would be playing

- that of a deranged killer! Quite a stretch from any other role I had ever

played.

Also in the film was Sid Haig. In the photo, that’s me on the end, Sid

(who was wearing a skull cap at the time to look bald) and Jill Banner. The

three of us played siblings who were affected by the “Merrye Syndrome”

which is...well, I guess you’d just have to see the film to believe it.

Next to Jill, is Lon Chaney Jr. By the way, Mr. Chaney also sang the

theme song and was a joy to work with.

For horror fans, you might recognize Sid from other films, such as

“Rob Zombies”, “Halloween”, “House of 1000 Corpses”, “The Devil’s

Rejects” or perhaps Quentin Tarantino’s film “Kill Bill: Volume 2.”

Sid is actually quite an accomplished actor, having studied at the

One of the biggest stars of the early rock ‘n ‘ roll

era, Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino had

36 pop hits, 65 million singles and 23 gold records in

the 1950s and 60s. He was second only to Elvis Presley as a commercial

success.

Band leader Billy Diamond named Domino, “Fats.” At 5’5” tall, and

rotund, Fats Domino had an easygoing manner in performance.

His voice is said to have had a smile in it. He was also master of the

wordless vocal, making hits out of songs full of “woo-woos” and “lalas.”

Fats was almost entirely self-taught, (his formal education ended at

4th grade). At 10, when his family inherited an old piano, he had his

brother-in-law, Harrison Verrett, a jazz musician, write notes on a few

piano keys and taught Fats a few chords.

Fats practiced so hard, that his parents moved the piano to the

garage. As an iceman’s helper, if people had a piano in their rooms,

he’d stop and play.

He picked up ideas from the boogie woogie masters. He said he would

“hear ‘em, listen at ‘em 5 to 8 times and I could play it just like the

10 March 2018

Ain’t It a Shame

By: Yvonne Cloutier / Musical Moments

prestigious Pasadena Playhouse, where Gene Hackman and Dustin

Hoffman (to name a few) were also trained.

He was inducted into the Horror Hall of Fame in 2003, and if that’s not

enough, he was voted the “Most Vile Villain” at the First Annual Spike TV

Scream awards! Now, how’s that for an award!

The only sad note is that Lon Chaney Jr. and Jill Banner (who sadly was

killed in an automobile accident in 1982) didn’t live long enough to see

that now, more than fifty years later, this movie has become a cult classic

favorite.

Until next time, remember to always try to be a rainbow in someone

else’s cloud.

Beverly Washburn graced the silver screen as a child actress and

is the author of Reel Tears. You can contact Beverly at: bjradell@

hotmail.com.

record because I had a good ear for

catchin’ notes.”

White performers used his hits to

build their careers. Ain’t It a Shame

became a No. l hit for Pat Boone.

His innovations were a powerful

cultural movement - rock ‘n’ roll

became rhythm and blues. Even Elvis

acknowledged Fats was the real king of

rock ‘n’ roll.

As with great composers, Fats summarized his writings with, “I could

write songs that carry a good beat and tell a real story that old and

young people could feel was their story too.”

Fats performed with the great musicians of that era; including Chuck

Berry. He performed worldwide. On tour, he would bring his own pots

and pans, so he could cook.

Fats Domino is survived by his wife, Rosemary, and 8 children.

Yvonne Cloutier, a former teacher/principal, with a music

background, specializes in ragtime piano. She reports about

music on SCA-TV.com/Anthem Alive! You can contact her at www.

mytimeisragtime.com.


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Did you see the Las Vegas Review Journal

newspaper on February 8 th ? It featured our

Ms Senior Nevada group and the write-up was terrific.

The article was called “Golden Girl Power” and featured our 1986

Queen, Dorothy Guralnik. At 95 years young, she still entertains at

Assisted Living Centers, convalescent homes and Health Fairs with our

troupe.

The reporter would have been equally impressed if he knew how

many of the dancers have artificial hips and knees! The quality that

distinguishes our Ms Senior Nevada family is that we have been serving

Nevada for 33 years. We all have had injuries, illnesses or tragedies, but

we keep going, serving and making life better for others.

This fall, we will be doing our “Showcase of Stars” and selecting

our new Ms Senior Nevada to be our Ambassador and promote healthy

ageing. Patti Hoganson would be amazed that the organization she

founded is active and growing after all these years.

She wanted a way for seniors to keep on enjoying life. We’re not a

beauty contest or a “pay for play” event. Our doors are open to all Nevada

ladies that have reached the age of 55 and desire to promote seniors in

Nevada while having fun.

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12 March 2018

Our Golden Girl Power

By: Charlie Christy / Executive Director -

Ms. Senior Nevada

You Gotta Laugh

By: Bill Caserta / Bill’s Blurbs

Rules are Rules: Hospital regulations require

a wheelchair for patients being discharged.

However, while working as a student nurse, Barbara

found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed

with a suitcase at his feet.

He insisted he didn’t need any help to leave the hospital. After a chat

about rules being rules, he reluctantly allowed Barbara to wheel him to

the elevator.

On the way down, Barbara asked him if his wife was meeting him. “I

don’t know,” he said. “She’s still upstairs in the bathroom changing out

of her hospital gown.”

Love is Forever: An elderly gent was invited to his old friend’s home

for dinner. He was impressed by the way his buddy preceded every request

to his wife with endearing terms: Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart.

The couple had been married almost 70 years and clearly, they were

still very much in love. While the wife was in the kitchen, the man said

to his friend, “I think it’s wonderful that after all these years, you still call

your wife those loving pet names.”

The old man hung his head. “I have to tell you the truth,” he said, “I

forgot her name about 10 years ago.”

But, then again: George was reading the paper when his wife walked

up behind him and smacked him on the back of the head with a frying

pan. He asked, “What was that for?”

She said, “I found a piece of paper in your pocket with ‘Betty Sue’

written on it.” He replied, “Jeez, honey, remember last week when I went

to the track? ‘Betty Sue’ was the name of the horse I went there to bet on.”

She shrugged and walked away.

Three days later he’s reading his paper when she walks up behind

him and smacks him on the back of the head again with the frying pan.

George asks, “What was that for?” She answers, “Your horse called.”

Bill Caserta is the Project Director for The Vegas Voice and

has a very “unique” sense of humor. He welcomes all funny

submissions at: bill@thevegasvoice.net.


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wedding dresses and evening gowns. His works have been a feature of

Goodwill Industries and the Las Vegas Philharmonic fundraisers.

Last year he was voted Designer of the Year by the Visual Arts Press. He

remains loyal to Tuscany for showing their loyalty to him.

Next month, Mencatto kicks off a line of high-fashion street-wear

t-shirts for children 5-10 years old for his non-profit Christopher

Mencatto Foundation which honors his 4-year old son. Profits target

charities assisting children.

13


Penn & Teller Wowing Audiences

By: Dianne Davis / That’s Entertainment

Penn & Teller’s family friendly and quirky show

has been entertaining audiences at the Rio

since 2001 with their endearing combination of

unique magic and original comedy. These guys are personable and

amusing.

The production is mostly new material. Some of it was seen on “Penn

& Teller: Fool Us” - their TV show, but seeing it live is more engaging.

We brought our granddaughters to the show and elicited their

opinions. The eleven-year-old thought that they had very good stage

presence and, “a really good story line and funny jokes.”

She felt their sleight of hand was excellent and she enjoyed their

interaction with the audience. She particularly appreciated the chance

to go on stage – as many of the kids did.

Our thirteen-year-old felt that it wasn’t just magic, but a big dose of

comedy and well thought out. I agree with their assessment. It was just

plain old-fashioned fun and magic.

Penn and Teller build a story line – and then cash it in. Teller still

doesn’t talk on stage, but the two spend a good deal of time chatting

with fans and taking photos after the show.

The tricks you’ll see aren’t the same as in other magic productions.

It is balls, hats, coins, kids, magic and laughter. Much more laughter.

They don’t disappear and show up in the audience. They don’t even

make a plane or train, or helicopter or sexy woman disappear. They just

make you smile and wonder, “How did they do that?”

But they did make a cow disappear. No, not a real cow. And there was

a chicken. Now I got your attention, didn’t I?

This is not a big extravagant production. It is two seasoned

professionals who make you laugh and walk out feeling that you have

been entertained. Go early and you can check out some of the on-stage

props and music in the Penn & Teller Theater at the Rio.

14 March 2018

In addition to The Vegas Voice, Dianne Davis is a reporter for Sun

City Anthem TV (SCA-TV) specializing in entertainment and is a

columnist for www.lasvegasroundtheclock.com.


To Bag or Not to Bag

By: Adrea Barrera / 60s to 60

Contrary to what anyone might think, this is

not about grocery bags, the environment or

even designer handbags. This is about the gifts some

of us get as we age, known as eye bags, affectionately referred to in my

world as face pillows.

They sneak up very quietly and then one day someone takes your

picture and there are these little half-moons under your eyes. At first, I

blamed it on the lighting.

No amount of concealer covers it up or removes the shadows of eye

bags. Suntans don’t help because bags don’t tan.

Anyway, we now know we must stay out of the sun, and the paler

you are, the more fashionable you are. That too is not an attractive

alternative.

So now I am stuck with these damn things and my research begins

on what to do about it. The choices are interesting.

The whole cucumber routine just looks exotic on a spa website but

slapping cold cucumbers on your eyes for 25 minutes seems just silly.

You can also slice raw potatoes and wear them or grate & squeeze the

juice to apply under your eyes.

Did you know you can put honey under your eyes when you go to bed

too? How long would it take the dogs to start licking it off? There’s also

almond oil, cold used tea bags and a mix of buttermilk and turmeric - all

recommended as natural treatments for eye puffiness.

A few hints

popped up

on allergy

control, no

salt and

sleeping on

your back to

avoid pooling

fluid in the

eye area. If I

sleep on my

back however,

the snoring that follows is not appreciated.

Many years ago, before magic potions that cost $200 for ¼ ounce,

there was Preparation H. I heard that solution long before I knew what

hemorrhoids or eye bags were. I just can’t make the connection.

The most drastic of course is surgery that sucks the pillow out. You’ll

have black eyes for a while but when you heal, you’ll look great. Or so

they say.

My solution is simple. I smudge the bags out of every photo. I leave

just enough shadow to be genuine and I never retouch my wrinkles

because I earned every single one of them.

Adrea Nairne-Barrera writes of celebrations, observations &

complaints of life in the 60s to being in your 60s.

15


Insulted, Propositioned & Spurned

By: Vicki Wentz / Vicki’s Voice

went out with my three best friends last month.

I We went to our favorite restaurant and had a

delicious dinner.

Afterward, as I knew they would, they all wanted to continue the

evening down the street at a local bar, and being generally of the

drinking persuasion, I was agreeable. What I am not agreeable to is

walking there.

Now, I am not lazy, people. But in 1989 I broke my leg, and as a

result, my ankle is permanently turned in a little.

This means that at the end of a long day I have a slight limp. It also

means I wear tennis shoes every single day.

I can’t wear “big-girl” shoes for long before someone needs to carry

me around. I can’t walk in them any farther than, say, from the table to

the restroom and maybe, back again.

My friends are totally aware that I am “big-girl-shoe-handicapped.”

Yet, they consistently cajole me into walking places in them by insisting

that the distance is negligible...infinitesimal...almost laughably short.

“Look, see that blue light?” they point. “That’s it!” The only blue

light I see is approximately four football fields away. “We’ll take our

time, just a pleasant little stroll!”

They don’t get it. But, I am not a wimp, so I heaved a dramatic sigh

and off we went. It wasn’t pleasant. The only thing that kept me going

was that the blue light slowly became a sign, which became an image

of a martini.

When we had partied as much as four middle-aged educators can,

the other three offered to go get the car and pick me up.

This particular bar has a long, cushioned bench in the front, for both

customers and the occasional “big-girl-shoe-handicapped” passer-by

to use. I sat there waiting, watching people wander by, envying their

footwear.

Suddenly, a man who was a tad “over-served” stood over me. “Hey!”

he said, no smile, and glanced into the bar, at those still carousing.

“They’re partying without you?”

I smiled, thinking: Dude…breath mint. “Oh, no. I’m waiting to get

picked up…(oops)...uh...by my CAR, I mean!”

“You know why they’re partying without you?” he asked, not

processing my previous response.

“Why?” I asked, curious despite myself.

He said (and I am not making this up) “Cause you’re too OLD to

party like that!” I was momentarily speechless, and he went on, “I’m

61, I know what I’m talkin’ about!”

“But, you know what?” and he sat down beside me! “What?!” I

blurted. “It’s okay,” he winked. “You and me; we’ll party together,” he

said, scooting a little closer. I searched passing cars frantically, looking

for my ex-friends, who had obviously stopped at another bar and

forgotten me.

“I don’t think so, but thank you very much for the offer,” I beamed.

“I was raised to be a lady.”

He stared at me for about 30 of the longest, uncomfortablest seconds

of my life.

“HUH!” he stood abruptly. “Forget you, then!” And, he strode off.

At that moment, my friends pulled up. Mental note: Make new friends

TOMORROW!

Vicki Wentz is a writer, teacher and speaker living in North

Carolina. Readers may contact her - and order her new children’s

book! - by visiting her website at www.vickiwentz.com

16 March 2018


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Great Entertainment Is Everywhere

By: Evan Davis / Entertainment Editor

New shows are staring to appear on the strip.

Matt Goss at the Mirage, Cocktail Cabaret

at Cleopatra’s Barge in Caesars, produced by Keith

Thompson, Clint Holmes and Earl Turner at Westgate and many others

hitting the strip.

Things are continuously changing as is expected in Vegas. But most

of us do not get to the strip very often unless we have out of town guests

staying with us. Plus, the price to park and a drink costs a fortune.

So, what do we do? Let me tell you!

Start checking out the venues that you might not have thought

about before. Such as the Summerlin Library, Addison’s Lounge in

the Rampart Casino, the Copa Room next to the Bootlegger Bistro, the

Showroom at the South Point Hotel, the Majestic Theater in the Royal

Resort Hotel, Bourbon Street Cabaret in the Orleans, Vintner’s Grill, The

Golden Tiki, and dozens of other places you can go to hear your favorite

local entertainers.

You can’t say “I’ve got nothing to do tonight.” And allow me to

let you inside a somewhat normal week for me and what goes on in

finding those hidden gems where locals should go.

Catch a movie in the afternoon and then happy hour at Del Frisco’s.

Sometimes we need to just kick back and chill.

Or head over to the Artifice for a Jazz Jam starting at 9 pm on any

given Monday. Tuesday grab lunch with a friend, catch a hockey game

at T-Mobile, and

then listen to some

crazy band at an

Irish Pub in New

York New York.

Now a little

heads up. As I

hope everyone

knows, I have the

great pleasure of

producing shows

for The Vegas

Voice in most of

the active adult

Evan with Bill Fayne, Lisa & Ron Smith

communities. From Solera at Anthem, Sun City MacDonald Ranch and

Sun City Summerlin’s Starbright Theatre.

For those of you who missed our shows starring “Bill Fayne &

Friends” all I can do is shake my head and ask, “Why?” They were

fantastic!

April and May will bring the Broadway talent of Philip Fortenberry,

Randal Keith and Bruce Ewing right to your doorstep. Don’t miss this

talent and extraordinary performances, and oh yes: “You’re welcome.”

You can read Evan’s entertainment blog and sign up to receive

his free email weekly Calendar of Events at www.EvanDavisJazz.

com. Email him at: evan@thevegasvoice.net.

Sun City MacDonald’s Ranch Annual Show


20 Years of Smiles & Cheers” is the title of Sun City MacDonald’s

Ranch annual variety show. This is the 20 th year the variety

players have been performing.

The 56 variety players have already begun their rehearsals. There

are comedy skits, dancers, singers, production - even a magician, and,

as always, a surprise finale.

The SCMR variety club is under the direction of president Joan

Underwood. Keeping seniors “moving” is their goal.

Save the dates: April 27 th , 28 th and 29 th . All performances begin at

7:00 pm in the Zion ballroom located at 2020 West Horizon Ridge

Parkway, Henderson 89012. There is no charge for admission. Bring

your families and friends to enjoy an evening of “smiles and cheers.”

18 March 2018


PRESENTS

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Sat, Apr. 7, 2018

Tickets: $ 20

Available at the

Community Center

The rich and beautiful voice of Broadway

Singer Randal Keith delivers the incredible music

of Robert Goulet. Goulet’s music spans over six

decades and includes Tony, Emmy, and Grammy

award winning songs from some of the most

beautiful Broadway musicals ever written.

“Randal has a beautiful voice and showcased Robert’s

music with depth, sensitivity and understanding. Thank

you Randal for bringing a smile to my face. I know that

Robert was looking down upon you from his window

above and smiling.” - Vera Goulet

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E

Crystal Czerkas-

Sarbacker

20 March 2018

“Artful Living”

In Your Home

very year, Architectural Digest devotes

an issue to art in the home. Of

course, this extraordinary publication

features the most beautiful homes in

the world, but their message is quite simple...

Use art to enhance your home; to create a mood; to make a

statement about yourself. Art is one of the easiest ways to

enhance and personalize your home. Whether you’re a senior

like me who’s trying to simplify our home and eliminate clutter

or a new retiree who’s moving to the next chapter of his

life, this is the perfect time to commemorate the event with a

new art piece.

And don’t forget to select a subject matter that demonstrates

your special interests. Whether it’s travel, boating,

outdoors, sports, your favorite flowers or hobbies, the painting

you select tells us about you and what you like. Plus the

colors that attracted you to your new painting or artwork can

be used like a color chart to help you redecorate or spruce up

a room or an entire house.

Your new painting becomes

your home’s new focal point.

Imagine your new painting

over a sofa with pillows in

complementary colors on

adjacent chairs; or in your

dining room with flowers

and placemats set on your

table; or over your bed with

contrasting linens…Well,

you get the picture.

A large painting

is a natural focal

point. But if you have

smaller pieces of art to display, group them together to add

importance to your collection. And add family keepsakes and

photos, to make your arrangement really unique. For example,

I’m considering putting together a wall grouping of some of

my Dad’s miniature drawings and the awards he won. But I

have a problem... How much space it will take to display over

a hundred awards?

For more

information,

Call Ray at:

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702/463-0966

The paintings shown here are by Crystal’s Dad, the award

winning artist Victor Czerkas, the only known private student of

the great Russian impressionist, Nicolai Fechin. Want more info?

We’d be delighted to arrange a private showing...

CBD’s & Neuro Disorders

By: Dr. Victoria Boyd

CBD and your body communicate via what has

been identified as CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1

receptors regulate the brain and nervous system, while

CB2 regulates your immune system.

Neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson, Huntington and

Alzheimer diseases, and Neuropathy associated with conditions such as

diabetes, lupus and fibromyalgia are highly impacted by the support CBD

can provide to those suffering from these conditions. Cannabidiol acts as

a natural anti-inflammatory and potent antioxidant, which makes it the

perfect cocktail for neurodegeneration disorders and neuropathy.

Neurodegeneration refers to several conditions that result in

the loss of nerve structure and function. This deterioration gradually

causes a loss of cognitive and motor abilities impacting memory and

movement. Neurodegeneration is a key aspect of many diseases, however

it is generally associated with Parkinson, Huntington and Alzheimer

diseases.

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS), your bodies gatekeeper, and

digestive imbalance play major roles in Parkinson’s Disease (PD).

PD presents itself with motor control impairment after the loss of 60-

80% of dopamine-producing neurons in a critical brain region. Research

demonstrated that CBD may help to manage PD symptoms and

regenerate some of the brain’s neurons.

Neuropathy is not one single disease. Unfortunately, around 20

million people experience peripheral neuropathy, caused by as many

as 100 diseases - including diabetes, endocrine diseases, some cancers,

kidney disease, and autoimmune diseases such as lupus.

This condition impacts the nerve cells in our arms and legs (peripheral

neuropathy) causing constant pain, tingling, numbness, balance

problems, temperature sensitivity, and sensitivity or pain from touching

objects. These facts illustrate just how serious neuropathy can be.

If you have neuropathy from diabetes, autoimmune diseases, or other

sources, you might consider CBD as a daily supplement. Conventional

treatments such as anti-inflammatory drugs, opioid painkillers,

antidepressants, and other powerful medications, may mask the pain,

but don’t work on the cause.

In addition, unfortunately, these drugs don’t work for 42% of those

impacted. The good news is using CBD as a daily supplement, its antiinflammatory

and antioxidant power could benefit and help relieve

pain, reverse damage and often prevent it all together.

Fibromyalgia another chronic pain disorder, causes musculoskeletal

pain, fatigue and cognitive issues. A 2009 study published in the US

National Library of Medicine, and two additional studies found that CBD

can relieve inflammatory and neuropathic pain from nerve injury and

relieve some of the cognitive issues.

Don’t suffer in pain, get your CBD at: www.Hempworx.com/RocksPlace.

Ask me a question or suggest a topic: DrVictoriaBoyd@gmail.com.

Dr. Victoria Boyd is an author, trainer, and host of The Wealthy

Teacher Show and sharing knowledge is the cornerstone of her

work. Attend a seminar every 3 rd Thursday on CBD at the Alta

Wellness Center. Learn more at www.DrVictoriaBoyd.com.


A Math Puzzle

By: Judy Polumbaum / Our View

Nobody in Las Vegas needs to be told that the

odds usually favor the house. Sports betting

establishments may have taken a soaking on the

Eagles’ upset of the Patriots in the Super Bowl, but big ventures can

spread the jeopardy widely, and skillful handling of the laws of chance,

employing big data and computer algorithms, enable them to carry on

and prosper.

The same principles, of course, underlie the insurance industry.

Which brings me to the topic of this month’s column – keeping tabs

on medical coverage.

This means actually looking over your Explanation of Benefits,

or EOB, as one keen-eyed reader of The Vegas Voice has been doing.

Without divulging specifics that are protected by federal privacy laws,

we can say that this person has discovered accounting anomalies in

insurance documentation for medical procedures.

An explanation of Explanation of Benefits is in order.

This individual’s Medicare Advantage plan has three basic branches

of coverage: It absorbs costs for certain services performed through

a network of designated providers, requires set “co-pays” for certain

other services within the network, and collects “co-insurance” for other

specialized or out-of-network services - generally 20% of approved

charges.

Some EOBs appear to raise the flag of “unbundling,” or the separation

of related costs into distinct procedures, possibly producing a higher

tally than a bundled charge. Only someone versed in the arcana of

Medicare could interpret this.

More baffling is a consistent discrepancy in co-insurance charges:

Instead of the typical 80-20 split, it turns out that a wee bit over 20% of

the cost is to be billed to the consumer, with a correspondingly wee bit

under 80% allocated to the plan.

The monetary amounts are miniscule. For one specialized neurology

test, billed at $1,108 with payment approved at $441.15, the patient’s

20% share should be $88.23 but is listed as $89.67, an evident overcharge

of $1.44; while the insurance covers $351.48 instead of $352.92.

A series of radiation therapy reports from a couple of years earlier

reveals similar discrepancies of one or two dollars per bill.

A mathematical puzzle indeed. Add the realization that once the

customer reaches a maximum out-of-pocket figure for a given year

(in this case, $2,500) the plan should cover 100% of any additional

approved charges, and the nickeling-and-diming makes even less

sense.

But one or two dollars many times multiplied would be something

else. So, here’s the question: Is this an isolated mystery, or a quandary

facing others as well? Are these blips or a pattern?

You can try to reach billing offices, claims departments, provider and

underwriter customer service representatives, and so forth by phone.

That is, if you want to encounter a myriad of keypad choices, get put

on interminable hold on countless occasions, be referred to other

numbers or promised callbacks that might or might not happen, and

occasionally get bumped up to a supervisor who remains as flummoxed

as you are, with those EOBs seemingly beyond reach.

Or you can let us know if anything similar has happened to you.

Again, submit your information and ideas by e-mail to: dan@

thevegasvoice.net or mail to The Vegas Voice.

Judy Polumbaum is a professor emerita of journalism and a

recent transplant to Las Vegas from the Midwest.

21


Marsy’s Law

By: Victoria Seaman / Victoria’s Corner

The 2018 elections will see candidates for

many offices up for election. Each of these is

important and worthy of our consideration and vote.

While you decide which person deserves your vote, I hope you will

also remember to cast a ballot for yourself - with a YES vote for Marsy’s

Law. Marsy’s Law is a crime victims’ rights measure which will be a

ballot question in the November election.

It will serve every citizen of Nevada with guaranteed rights that we

currently don’t have in the State. Marsy’s Law would help make sure

that crime victims and their families:

1. Receive information about their rights and services available to them;

2. Receive notification of proceedings and major developments in

criminal cases;

3. Receive timely notifications on changes to the offender’s custodial

status;

4. Attend court proceedings and provide input before a plea agreement is

finalized; and

5. Can testify at plea or sentencing proceedings or any process that could

lead to the offender’s release.

I was proud to support Marsy’s Law when I was in the Nevada

Assembly. It was long overdue that the victims of crime have their

rights enshrined in our state constitution, thereby leveling the playing

field with the rights of the accused.

Victoria Seaman is a former Nevada Assemblywoman,

businesswoman and currently a Realtor in Las Vegas. You can

contact Victoria at: victoria@victoriaseaman.com.

Everybody Needs One!

By: Dan Hyde / Call to Action

When you think of the word “friend”, what

comes to mind? Many use that word freely

in describing most people they associate with. But

a friend is far more than just someone you know.

Years ago, I was at a movie theatre waiting to buy a ticket. In a

corner next to the box office stood a man, who I didn’t know, with

tears in his eyes. Most ignored him, but I couldn’t.

I cautiously approached and asked him if he was okay (a stupid

question to ask when someone is crying, but it was the only thing

I could think of). He answered “I have no friends. I am alone and

have no one to talk to!”

My immediate reaction was silence as I didn’t know what to say or

do. Then, without any further hesitation and somewhat of a shock

to both me and him I said - “You have one now! How can I help

you!”

For the next half hour (yes, I missed the movie) we talked. He

poured his heart out to me.

He was in such a deplorable mental state that he was contemplating

injuring himself.

He didn’t and to this day this “stranger” is one of my friends. This

happened 30 years ago, and we are like brothers!

The moral of the story: everybody needs friends! The next time

you see one of yours, thank them for being in your life!

Dan Hyde is a passionate and effective advocate for the senior

community. He served as Chair of the City of Henderson’s Senior

Advisory Commission. He can be reached at: dhyde9@cox.net.

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What a Cruise!

By: Stu Cooper / Happy Destinations

What an unbelievable cruise! The Vegas

Voyagers have had many group cruises,

but the recently completed Phat Pack cruise to the

Mexican Riviera, was the best ever!

Now I know, I’m partisan, but everyone agreed with me. If you

speak with any of the close to 200 Vegas Voyagers and Phat Pack fans

who attended, I think (know) they will tell

you that the Phat Pack put on two amazing

private command performance concerts.

The blend of original and show-stopping

music, performed by Bruce Ewing, Keven

Patriquin and Randall Keith, accompanied by

piano virtuoso Philip Fortenberry was simply

sensational.

And the karaoke group participation show

coupled with a music workshop tutored

by Rhonda Patriquin-Carleson, was a real

“hoot.”

Suffice to say, while there were a number of talented Vegas “Phat

Pack” Voyagers, none of us should quit our day jobs or come out of

retirement. Well, maybe 90-year-young Sam might consider an Elvis

impersonator gig as he channeled the King in his memorable karaoke

performance.

As for the rest of the cruise, it couldn’t have been better. The weather

was outstanding, the crew and staff of the Carnival Splendor provided

great service and

our stops in Cabo

San Lucas, Mazatlán

and Puerto Vallarta

were terrific.

The yearlong hard work of

organizing, coordinating and implementing this largest ever Vegas

Voyager group paid off. And Sharon and I could not have done it without

the help of Publisher Dan and his Ladylove,

Rana along with Vegas Voice project manager

& columnist Bill Caserta. Most of all, thank

you George and Donna who made the bus to

the boat rides to and from Las Vegas seamless,

easy and efficient. What a great team!

Building on this success, keep an eye out for

our second annual Phat Pack cruise. We hope

to announce the specifics in the next edition.

As good as our 2018 Phat Pack cruise was, I

know Bruce, Kevin, Randal and Philip have

even bigger plans and ideas for the next one.

Finally, the Phat Pack cruise would not have been the success it was

without our loyal and dedicated Vegas Voyagers. Thank you all for

participating and for your kind comments and suggestions.

And last, but certainly not least, a most sincere and appreciative

thank you to each and every Vegas Voyager for you trust and confidence

in Sharon and myself. We can now confirm what we already knew: The

Vegas Voyagers Travel Club is by far the best travel club in Las Vegas.

24 March 2018


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reservations, hotel stays, special events and some

sightseeing, which are perfect for savvy seniors who

like to travel on their own. Because these vacations are

not fully escorted tours, seniors use professional travel

agents to schedule their flights and cruises, change

schedules, and revise itineraries.

For those of you who travel abroad, there

are new luxurious trains like Ireland’s Grand

Hibernian and Scotland’s Royal Scotsman,

And there’s so much more!

The Calgary Stampede,

July 6 - July 15, is called:“The Greatest

Outdoor Show On Earth”.

For over 100 years the Stampede has been

delighting Calgary visitors and locals alike,

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Deep in the Heart of Texas

By: Kathy Manney / Around Our World

The popular American song “Deep in the Heart

of Texas” expands on the merits of Texas,

but you may not know of the small town of Brady,

positioned closer than any other town in the exact geographical centre

of the state.

Brady began as a cattle town, taking pride in the distinction for being

in the precise heart of Texas. The former Dodge City Cattle Trail, the

world’s longest cattle trail, terminated here. Brady was developed by wit,

will and work of courageous, hardworking cowboys and settlers with

characteristic freedom of spirit and mind.

No breeze stirred. Cruising ahead down a two-lane blacktop road

outside Brady, a ranch foreman pulls his pickup over to let pass a heard

of young bulls being trailed along the road. Beef production is America’s

largest single agriculture segment, with Texas the nation’s top livestock

producer.

In a state where the Prickly Pear Cactus is the official plant and the

Monarch Butterfly is the official state insect, Texas Longhorns aren’t

just cows –they’re legends. The most famous Longhorn is the mascot

for the University of Texas Longhorns.

When it joined the union in 1845, Texas became the 28 th star on the

United States flag. Every March 2 nd , Texans honor the signing of the

Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836, showing the rest of us a

streak of independence still runs strong through the nation’s 2 nd largest

state.

Here, they want their state to be known as both the biggest and the

baddest. Indeed, “the stars at night - are big and bright - Deep in the

Heart of Texas.” The University of Texas Longhorn Band performs the

song during home games and it is performed during Houston Astros

and Texas Rangers baseball games.

Exploring America’s Southwest is a great experience and Texas is a

place with a tremendous amount of western heritage.

26 March 2018

Kathy Manney enjoys visiting interesting places and being an

Adventure Diva. Her “Must See” travel journeys continue - always

with enthusiasm.


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Customized Shampoo

By: Linda Bateman - Gomez / Timeless Beauty

am always curious of the latest beauty trends

I and ideas to hit the market. While I’m not a big

fan of spending a lot of money on these little trials,

I do love the idea of buying something fun to treat

yourself every once in a while.

One such treat I came across recently is the concept of creating a

customized shampoo and conditioner formulated just for your hair. By

no means is this your $3 drugstore purchase. It is however a fun idea

and something you might want to test out.

The company I tried is called “Function of Beauty” and the whole

process starts out with a hair quiz! You’ll start by providing your hair

structure (fine, medium, coarse), hair type (straight, wavy, curly, oily),

and scalp moisture (dry, normal, oily). Finally, and the most fun, you

get to choose your top five “hair goals” - the color of each the shampoo

and conditioner, and the scent too! It is all tailored to you!

As with most things, the not so fun part is the price. Mind you, it’s

not crazy expensive, but maybe not something you will do all the time.

You have a few single-purchase options starting at $36 for an 8 oz. set

to the most expensive at $46 for a 16 oz. set. If, however, you really do

like it you can subscribe every few months for a discount.

I’d definitely start with a one-time purchase, to make sure it’s for you.

As a plus, the shipping is free.

Overall, I was happy with the experience and pleasantly surprised at

the results too! My hair is shiny, frizz free, and feels great.

I might not do the monthly subscription; after all, I’m more a

“drugstore beauty” type, but I would definitely try this again just to

be able to play with some of the other possible combos. I also think I

would gift this idea to someone!

Everyone likes to be pampered and it’s certainly a unique gift for that

someone that has everything!

Linda Bateman-Gomez has an international beauty company

based in Las Vegas that specializes in cosmetics and other beauty

products. Contact Linda at TimelessBeauty2020@gmail.com or

through her website www.fullips.com.

28 March 2018


What’s Your Reaction?

By: BJ Killeen / Down the Road

As we age, our reaction times slow down. That’s

a proven scientific fact.

Although we don’t notice this change, friends and

family can see it - especially when we are driving, and they are in the

passenger seat. In emergency braking situations, reaction time can

mean the difference between getting into - or avoiding an accident.

The good news for older drivers is that with the new driver-assist

technologies on today’s vehicles, the car can react faster than we could

ever do. It’s always watching out for us, through cameras, radar, and

sonar detection.

The latest technology is called Automatic Emergency Braking, or AEB.

Many manufacturers combine this feature with other driver-assistance

guides like Adaptive Cruise Control and even pedestrian detection.

This means the cameras and radar embedded in the vehicle can see

how far the car in front is, and how rapidly you are approaching that

vehicle. It will, depending on your speed and if you are engaging the

brake pedal, slow down the vehicle.

With AEB, it can even come to a full and complete stop before you hit

the car, even if you never touch the brakes. With pedestrian detection,

it can sense if someone steps off the curb in front of you, and if you’re

traveling at a slow enough speed, can stop the vehicle completely

without your intervention.

Since these accidents are being prevented now, it can be difficult to

study their effectiveness because there are no accidents to report and

follow. Which is both bad and good news for those who developed the

systems.

It’s important, however, to remember, that no driver-assist feature can

overcome the laws of physics. If you are speeding and someone steps in

front of the car, chances are the pedestrian will get hit, but the AEB will

do its best to brake as much as possible to help mitigate the injury.

So, the next time you go car shopping, ask your sales consultant

about AEB. It’s well worth the price.

BJ Killeen has been an automotive journalist for over 30 years.

She welcomes all questions and inquiries, and can be reached at

bjkdtr@gmail.com

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Drive-Chip-Putt Contest

By: Mike Landry / Golf Fore Ever

If you watch golf on television, you’ve probably

heard of the Drive-Chip-Putt Contest that is

open to boys and girls, ages 7-15. But did you

know that local qualifying takes place from May -August?

The top 80 participants (40 boys and 40 girls) will earn an

invitation to the National Finals at Augusta on Sunday, April 7 th -

the eve of the 2019 Masters. As you can imagine, this contest brings

a lot of excitement to the kids.

What does all this have to do with seniors? I see many seniors

with their grandkids at the Desert Willows facility taking lessons

and practicing golf. What a great program to introduce these kids

to!

I wanted to make sure that everyone who has grandkids that

live in the area and are involved with golf were aware of this

program and perhaps get their special little golfers involved in the

competition. Golf keeps youth out of trouble.

TPC Las Vegas qualifier is Friday, May 25 th . Plenty of time to get

your grandkids ready.

On-line registration is now open: www.drivechipandputt.com.

Mike Landry resides in Sun City MacDonald Ranch and is a

member of both the Nevada State Seniors Golf Club and Winterwood

Men’s Group. He can be reached at: airmikel1@cox.net

Before They’re Gone

By: Chuck Dean / Vet 2 Vet

At some point in every veteran’s life there

comes a time when we wonder if our sacrifices

still mean anything. Are they relevant in this fastchanging

world?

In our hearts and minds they are - and the memories still linger. At

the time we served it happened to be the most meaningful experience

that most of us ever had in our young lives.

I can remember the cold night in Washington D.C. that I first visited

the Wall - the Vietnam Memorial. It was late and only a few people were

around as I approached the 1965 panel.

As I reached out to touch the name of one of my friends etched in the

black granite, my life changed in some indescribable way. All I knew

was how important it is for every veteran to make that same journey

to touch his or her past. It’s like going back to one’s roots and finding

some peace.

Perhaps you heard of the Honor Flights, and maybe you have not.

They are designed to help veterans make that same kind of journey; to

re-visit a glorious and honorable time in their past.

The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created

solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. Veterans are

transported to Washington to visit and reflect at their memorials.

Top priority is given to the senior veterans; especially World War II

survivors and other veterans who may be terminally ill. Of all the wars

in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very

existence as a nation.

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 640

WWII veterans die each day. This means that the time to express our

thanks to these brave men and women is running out.

If you are a WWII or Korean War veteran, or know someone who

is, please let them know that this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity exists.

Every veteran has an escort, and often nurses and doctors travel with the

group to ensure their health and safety.

Pass the word. Visit Honor Flights of Southern Nevada for complete

details at their web site: http://honorflightsouthernnevada.org.

30 March 2018

Chuck Dean served as an Army paratrooper in Vietnam and

through that experience was led to address the many transitional

issues veterans struggle with. He is the author of several important

books for veterans. All can be found on Amazon at: http://www.

amazon.com/author/chuckdeanbooks


Nevada’s Automobile Liability

By: Jim Valkenburg / Insurance Insight

The new law which will become effective on

July 1, 2018 will, most likely, not affect most

of the readership of this article – however, it might

affect some of your friends, children or grandchildren. Currently in

Nevada the minimum required liability limits are 15/30/10.

Here’s what that means:

$15,000 for each person bodily injury;

$30,000 total for each accident bodily injury and

$10,000 property damage liability.

For example, if you are at-fault in an accident, the most your

insurance company will pay for the bodily injury you cause for any

one person is $15,000 and for all injured parties (if more than 1

person in the vehicle) $30,000 total. The $10,000 property damage

is typically the other person’s vehicle you damaged, but it could be a

light pole, house, etc.

Does this sound like enough coverage if you seriously injure

someone? Just the trip to the emergency room, ambulance, and a

night in the hospital could well exceed $15,000.

And if there are 3-4 people in the car and they are all injured, your

$30,000 is gone in a day. Once your insurance company has paid the

limit, they are done! This means the injured party or parties

can, and probably will, sue you for further compensation.

The $10,000 property damage liability would not do much for you if

you totaled any new car. So, you can see the dilemma of causing a total

accident with only $10,000 coverage, even allowing for depreciation.

The new required insurance coverage minimum limit beginning

this summer is going to be 25/50/20. That’s much better, BUT it could

still be insufficient for injurious accidents.

Many insurance companies have already raised the limit to

25/50/20 if you renewed after January 1 st of this year. Therefore, if you

had the current minimum limits you’ve already seen the increase.

All preferred insurance companies will always pay out the minimum

limits required of the state in which you have an accident regardless

of your policy limits. For example, if you have an accident in a state

with minimum required limits of 50/100/50 and you currently have

less than that amount, your insurance company will pay up to the

50/100/50 on your behalf.

All preferred companies offer limits up to 250/500/100 – some even

up to $1,000,000. If your policy coverage is at the state minimum,

you might be amazed to find out how little it would cost to raise it

to 50/100/50 or even 100/300/100. Most insurance experts highly

recommend everyone have 100/300/100 which would be sufficient in

most accidents.

Therefore, “a word to the wise” is really unnecessary. It’s the unwise

that need the advice.

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By: Mary Richard / Health Fitness

Are you one of those people (like me) who

occasionally gets a “sleepless” night, where

the brain just does not want to shut down? I get

them frequently and have tried different methods to get those needed

hours of sleep.

A good night’s sleep can also help decrease the risk of dementia. And

I don’t know about you - but I intend to prolong or even eliminate the

possibility of me getting dementia or Alzheimer’s!

How much sleep is enough? There is no magic number, but the

National Sleep Foundation suggests adults aim for at least seven hours

of uninterrupted sleep per night.

First, make sure you are setting yourself up for bedtime success.

Stick to a regular schedule, trying to get to sleep and waking up at

approximately the same time each day.

I find myself very tired after working a long shift at The Smith Center.

When I arrive home, it sometimes is difficult for me to relax and get

into the “sleep” mode.

If sleep escapes you, don’t toss and turn in bed. Get up, read a book,

or listen to some soothing music until you feel sleepy.

Avoid eating or drinking anything with caffeine or highly acidic

foods at least two to three hours before bedtime. Exercise is terrific, but

if you work out too close to bedtime, you may find it interferes with

falling asleep.

Still wide awake? If you experience chronic insomnia, make sure to

tell your doctor of your concerns so that you may be able to rule out

more serious causes, such as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a breathing

disturbance that wakes the sufferer throughout the night and can

cause some serious consequences.

When you sleep poorly, your mood, memory, creativity and problemsolving

capabilities suffer.

Try different methods to relax at least a few hours before bedtime and

with proper sleep, you’ll wake up more refreshed, feel better and have a

greater lookout on life.

POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND HAPPY HEALTH TO ALL!

32 March 2018

Sleep and the Aging Brain

Mary Richard was crowned Ms. Senior Nevada 2006, was first

runner-up for Ms. Senior America 2006 and is a life-time dancer.

Mary can be reached at mary-vegasvoice@cox.net.

How Are Those Golden Years?

By: Kyo Mitchell / A Healthier You


I have numerous aches and pains. I’m

fatigued. I spend all my time going to doctors.

I’m taking twelve different pills and yet nothing

really seems to be getting better. I’m just simply falling apart.”

I have heard this too many times from far too many patients. Have

you ever wondered why some people have little in the way of health

problems or pain while others suffer quite a bit as they get older? I

have wondered about this.

One day, a patient of mine asked if I had read Dr. Steven Gundry’s

book “The Plant Paradox.”

I am always willing to learn and love to read but I am always

skeptical of the “latest fad” in nutrition or health care. To say that I

have been impressed by this book would be an understatement.

I always try to challenge myself to find more effective ways to treat

medical problems that are difficult for any discipline to treat. The

three I was predominantly focusing on were obesity, type 2 diabetes

and autoimmune diseases. These three have become epidemic in our

culture and are the cause of much suffering.

Dr. Gundry does an amazing job of explaining how changes in

our diets (from when we were hunter-gatherers to our current

diet) cause changes in our bodies which lead to obesity, type 2

diabetes, autoimmune diseases, fatigue, muscle wasting, dementia,

Parkinson’s disease and arthritis, just to name a few.

Dr. Gundry is not so much telling you what you should eat as

what you should NOT

eat – those things that

damage the body over

time. It should be noted

that this is not a quick

fix. The book provides

a logical means of

changing aspects of

one’s diet to eliminate

causative factors which

give rise to many

medical problems.

If you are tired of

suffering or if you are

tired of taking a lot of

pills, you might think

about picking up this

book and applying it.

The only thing you

have to lose is your pain

and health problems.

Dr. Kyo Mitchell served as faculty at Bastyr University in Seattle

and Wongu University in Las Vegas for over a decade. Dr. Mitchell

practices in Summerlin and can be reached at 702-481-6216 or

rkyomitchell@gmail.com.


Dry Mouth

By: James J. White / Your Dentist

One of the most troublesome problems of my

older (60+) patient population is chronic dry

mouth. There are many causes for this condition

including:

Medicines: There are a large number of medications that have a

side effect of causing reduced salivary flow (dry mouth). It is a fact that

people age 60 and older take three or more medications on a regular

basis. As the number of medications that one takes increases, so too,

does the probably of suffering from chronic dry mouth.

Diseases: The following is a list of diseases for which medication

is taken that can lead to dry mouth: cancer (radiation treatment &

or chemotherapy), Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, IBS (irritable

bowel syndrome), diabetes, glaucoma, anxiety, allergies, depression,

bladder/urinary tract problems, hypertension and heart diseases.

As one might expect, there are dental issues when a person has

chronic dry mouth.

1. A decrease in saliva can mean an increase in tooth decay. When

one has chronic dry mouth, oral hygiene care is more important than

ever.

It is important that one uses a tooth paste with a high concentration

of fluoride (Fluoridex, or Biotene) as well as seeing one’s dental

hygienist every three months.

The key is to arrest dental problems when they are small. When

having your teeth cleaned, the hygienist and the dentist will be vigilant

about noting any changes.

2. There can be difficulty in wearing dentures as the retention of

dentures is based on saliva holding the denture to the tissue forming an

adhesive condition. Denture retention is similar to two pieces of glass

with water in between. It is challenging to separate the two pieces when

they are wet.

3. A chronic dry mouth is often accompanied with halitosis. Good

oral hygiene, sugarless mouth wash and sugarless gum and mints can

help.

There is nothing one can do to change a dry mouth condition

since it is usually a result of medications and one has to stay on their

medicines. If you suffer from dry mouth syndrome:

(a) Drink copious amounts of water, as it is both satisfying and

washes the oral environment.

(b) Sucking on sour sugarless candies can alleviate some of the dry

mouth discomfort as it will attempt to stimulate saliva.

(c) A product called Biotene will help to relieve the dry mouth

feeling. This company has mouthwash, toothpaste, as well as handy

carry along spray.

Do remember that it is extremely important to see your dental

professional on a regular basis if dry mouth syndrome is a problem.

As always, a smile will melt countless troubles and often avoid many

altercations.

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34 March 2018

New Device Stops a Cold Before it Starts

By: Doug Cornell / To Your Health

New research shows you can stop a

cold in its tracks if you take one

simple step with a new device when you

first feel a cold coming on.

Colds start when cold viruses get in your nose. Viruses

multiply fast. If you don’t stop them early, they spread in

your airways and cause misery.

But scientists have found a quick way to kill a virus —

touch it with copper. Researchers at labs and universities

worldwide all agree — copper is “antimicrobial.” It kills microbes,

such as viruses and bacteria, just by touch.

That’s why ancient Greeks and Egyptians used copper

to purify water and heal wounds. That’s why Hippocrates,

the “father of modern medicine”, used copper to heal skin

ulcers, and why Civil War doctors used it to prevent infection

of battlefield wounds. They

didn’t know about viruses and

bacteria, but now we do.

Researchers say microbe

cells have a tiny internal electric

charge across the membrane surrounding

the cell. The high conductance

of copper short-circuits

this charge and pops holes in the

membrane. This immediately

stops the microbe from reproducing

and destroys it in seconds.

Tests by the Environmental

Protection Agency (EPA) show

that copper surfaces kill germs that get on them. That way the

next person to touch that surface does not spread the germ.

As a result of this new knowledge, some hospitals switched

to copper for “touch surfaces”, like faucets, bedrails, and

doorknobs. This cut the spread of MRSA and other illnesses

in those hospitals by over half, and saved lives.

The strong scientific evidence gave inventor Doug Cornell

an idea. When he felt a cold coming on he fashioned a

smooth copper probe and rubbed it gently in his nose for 60

seconds.

“It worked!” he exclaimed. “The cold went away completely.”

It worked again every time he felt a cold coming

on. He reports he has never had a cold since.

He asked relatives and friends to try it. They said it worked

for them, too, every time. So he patented CopperZap and

put it on the market.

Soon hundreds of people had tried it and given feedback.

Nearly 100 percent said the copper stops their colds if used

within 3 hours after the first sign. Even up to 2 days, if they

still get the cold it is milder than usual and they feel better.

Users wrote things like, “It stopped my cold right away,”

and “Is it supposed to work that fast?”

New research: Copper stops colds if used early.

(paid advertisement)

“What a wonderful thing,” wrote Physician’s Assistant

Julie. “Now I have this little magic wand, no more colds for

me!”

Pat McAllister, age 70, received one as a gift and called it

“one of the best presents ever. This little jewel really works.”

Many users say they have completely stopped getting colds.

People often use CopperZap for prevention, before cold

signs appear. Karen Gauci, who flies often for her job, used

to get colds after crowded flights. Though skeptical, she tried

it several times a day on travel days for 2 months. “Sixteen

flights and not a sniffle!” she exclaimed.

Business owner Rosaleen says when people are sick

around her she uses CopperZap morning and night. “It saved

me last holidays,” she said. “The kids had colds going round

and round, but not me.”

Some users say it also helps

with sinuses. Attorney Donna

Blight had a 2-day sinus headache.

When her CopperZap arrived,

she tried it. “I am shocked!”

she said. “My head cleared, no

more headache, no more congestion.”

One man had suffered seasonal

sinus problems for years. It

was so bad it ruined family vacations

and even dinners out with

friends. His wife Judy bought

CopperZaps for both of them. He

was so skeptical he said, “Oh Judy, you are such a whack

job!” But he finally tried it and, to his surprise, the copper

cleared up his sinuses right away. Judy and their daughter

both said, “It has changed our lives!”

Some users say copper stops nighttime stuffiness, too, if

they use it just before bed. One man said, “Best sleep I’ve

had in years.”

Some users have reported success in stopping cold sores

at the first sign of a tingle in the lip. One family reports it has

worked to eliminate warts as well.

The handle is sculptured to fit the hand and finely textured

to improve contact. Tests show it kills germs on fingers to

help you stay well and not spread illness to your family.

Copper may even help stop flu if used early and for several

days. In a lab test, scientists placed 25 million live flu

viruses on a CopperZap. No viruses were found alive soon

after.

The EPA says the natural color change of copper does not

reduce its ability to kill germs.

CopperZap is made in the U.S. of pure copper. It carries

a 90-day full money back guarantee and is available for

$49.95 at CopperZap.com or toll-free 1-888-411-6114.


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“ASK LAURA ABOUT REAL ESTATE”

Is it SPRING yet?

It certainly has felt like it (most days), although the first day of Spring isn't until March 20,

2018. The pleasant weather certainly has spurred a lot of potential home buyers to be out

looking, with many homes receiving multiple offers. It's like an early Spring, and the result is

that I've been selling my clients homes for them for maximum value with minimal stress and

inconvenience to them. If this is the "Pre-Spring" market, I can hardly wait for the "real" Spring

market!

Laura Harbison

Broker/Owner

Seniors Real Estate Specialist ® (SRES)

Accredited Buyer Representative ® (ABR)

Graduate, REALTOR ® Institute (GRI)

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Advanced Evaluations Certification

At Home With Diversity (AHWD)

Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR)

NVS Institute BPO Certification

Five Star BPO Designation

Certified Distressed Property Expert ® (CDPE)

Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist

(RSPS)

NAWRB Certified Delegate Spokeswoman

Distinguished Noticed Broker® (DNB)

Laura@HarbisonRealEstate.com

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Call Laura Today!

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As the warmer weather settles in, so does the annual tradition of spring cleaning! Kicking up

a year's worth of dust and grime can lead to discomfort for allergy sufferers, but below I have

listed some simple tips that may reduce airborne allergens so you can breathe easy.

1. Use rubber gloves, a face mask, and goggles when tackling areas with lots of dust.

2. Before you start, drape a sheet or plastic cover over areas you want to keep dust-free like

beds or sofas.

3. Use a damp or treated dusting cloth that attracts particles rather than scattering them into

the air.

4. Vacuum areas of your home that are prone to collecting dust. Try to vacuum at least once

or twice a week to keep carpet and furniture allergen-free all year round.

5. Use a vacuum that has a HEPA filter that attracts airborne particles.

6. Open doors and windows for ventilation.

7. Replace heating and air conditioning filters on a regular basis, usually once a month (this

will help with your energy bill as well as a dirty filter makes your AC work harder).

8. Consider allergen-proof covers for pillows, mattresses, and comforters.

2017 was a strong year for real estate in the Las Vegas Valley, with a year-over-year increase

of 15.9% to an average sales price of $277,155 (in spite of a slight down turn in the 4th

quarter). Most areas saw increases of 8% or more in their home values in 2017, with Anthem

coming in at 9.1%, and the Green Valley area with 15.4% (with Henderson as a whole at a

whopping 21.2%!).

What does it all mean? When I look at the overall housing market, taking into consideration

the current low housing inventory, home sales, price increases, interest rates (although

increasing, still competitively low), and employment growth, I predict that we will see

continued increases in the home values in our area in 2018. If you are thinking of selling

now or within the next year, I would be happy to give you an evaluation of your property

including information on what you could expect should you sell the home, and

recommendations on how to maximize its value at the time of the sale! Please call or email

me today to schedule your confidential appointment. I'm looking forward to assisting you!

Laura Harbison, ABR, AHWD, BPOR, BS, CDPE, CRS, DNB, GRI, RSPS, SRES

Realty Executives Southern Nevada Properties

Broker/Owner

770 Coronado Center Drive, Ste. 100

Henderson, NV 89052

Office: 702-777-1234

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Most Homes Sold in Henderson Every Year Since 1999

Laura Harbison

ABR, AHWD, BPOR, BS, CDPE, CRS, DNB, GRI, RSPS, SRES

Broker/Owner

770 Coronado Center Dr., Suite 100

Henderson, NV 89052

Office (702) 777-1234

Laura@HarbisonRealEstate.com

www.LauraHarbisonRealEstate.com

Realty Executives Southern Nevada Properties

Is Independently Owned and Operated

SOLD!

15 Golf Crest Court.

ANTHEM COUNTRY CLUB 4 BR+den/4.5 BA, 3876 SF

home on a premium .39 acre lot, panoramic golf

course, Strip, city & mountain views! Pool, spa, large

covered patio & lush landscape. Custom built-ins, wet

bar with wine fridge & sink, theater with Projection

TV, formal dining & gourmet kitchen! $1,495,000

36 Golf Crest Court.

ANTHEM COUNTRY CLUB Popular 6

BR+den+loft/6.5 BA, 5756 SF Pembroke model

on premium .36 acre cul-de-sac lot. Spacious

backyard with sparkling pool & spa with solar

heating system. Sold for $1,110,000

55 Stonemark Drive.

ANTHEM COUNTRY CLUB Upgraded 4 BR/3.5 BA,

3848 SF Meadow Glen floorplan on premium .20

acre lot with Mountain & City Views! Laundry room

with washer, dryer, dryer hookups for gas & electric,

cabinets & utility sink. Spacious 1st floor master with

walk-in closet & door to patio. $695,000

2908 Foxtail Creek Ave.

SUN CITY ANTHEM Gorgeous 3 BR/2 BA, 1917 SF

Independence on the golf course! Spacious great

room with coffer ceiling, formal dining & kitchen

with granite, under cabinet lighting, pantry with

pullout shelves & all appliances! City lights &

mountain views! Age-restricted. $448,800

2281 Moresca Ave. COVENTRY AT ANTHEM

Spacious & upgraded 4 BR+den/3.5 BA, 2813 SF 1-story

home! Kitchen with granite counters, breakfast bar,

breakfast nook, pantry, tile floors & recessed lighting.

Master with built-in entertainment center, walk-in

closet, ceiling fan & bath with Garden Tub. $429,900

1061 Highland Hills Dr. MESQUITE, NV

Beautiful 3 BR/2.5 BA, 1941 SF 1-story home on an

elevated .20 acre lot! Sweeping mountain & Park

views! Island kitchen with corian counters, breakfast

bar & nook, upgraded cabinets, pot shelves, pantry

R/O system, & SS appliances. Age-restricted. $368,800

SOLD!

706 Griffith Ave. HEART OF LAS VEGAS

Highly Upgraded Home, Recently Remodeled!

3 BR, 2 BA, 1527 SF home. Updated Kitchen

features Caesarstone Countertops, Breakfast

Bar, Upgraded Cabinets w/ Soft Close feature,

Pantry and Stainless Steel Appliances $348,800

2352 Fossil Canyon Drive.

SUN CITY ANTHEM This 2 BR+den/2 BA, 1821 SF

home is highly upgraded throughout! New interior

& exterior paint, plantation shutters, alarm, solar

screens, full length covered patio. Gated courtyard

entry & security door. Sold for $337,000

653 Hillside Road. PIOCHE, NV Breathtaking

panoramic mountain & valley views! 4 BR/2.5 BA,

2743 SF home on .49 acre premium hillside lot. RV

parking with hook-ups (electric, water, sewer).

Near 5 state parks, hunting, camping & fishing

areas! $268,800

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