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FOR TODAY’S ACTIVE SENIORS

Oct. 2012

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May

For your Health, Wealth,

and Good Times!

CELEBRATING

ALL THE MOMS

IN LAS VEGAS!


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Volume 15, Issue 3

OUR FANTASTIC COLUMNISTS

Adrea Barrera

Howard Beckerman

John Bielun

Victoria Boyd

Yvonne Cloutier

Dianne Davis

Chuck Dean

Jan Fair

Howard Galin

PROUD

MEMBERS OF:

Who We Are

Linda Gomez

Ali Guggenheim

Dan Hyde

Mike Landry

Heather Latimer

BJ Killeen

Kathy Manney

Kyo Mitchell

Judy Polumbaum

We’ve very proud that in 2017,

The Vegas Voice received a total

of 8 state & federal awards for

our publication; including the

Nevada Press Association’s “Best

Investigative Story” and its

“Freedom of the Press Award” for

upholding the principles of the

First Amendment and protecting

the public’s right in exposing

the Clark County guardianship

scandal.

Dan Roberts

dan@thevegasvoice.net

Ray Sarbacker

ray@thevegasvoice.net

Debbie Landry

debbie@thevegasvoice.net

Rana Goodman

rana@thevegasvoice.net

Evan Davis

evan@thevegasvoice.net

Sam Wagmeister

Stu Cooper

Rich Natole

Ary Mirochnik

Michael Roberts

Lou Lozitsky

lou@thevegasvoice.net

Bill Caserta

bill@thevegasvoice.net

Mary Richard

Wayne Root

Crystal Sarbacker

Victoria Seaman

Jim Valkenburg

Beverly Washburn

Devon Wickens

Vicki Wentz

James White


But Getting There (& Back) Sucks

By: Dan Roberts / From the Publisher


You have to be kidding me!” was my

exacerbated response. While “they” did not

ruin my vacation – they sure did try.

As highlighted by the two articles from my buddy Stu and my

Ladylove we embarked on a 10-day cruise down the Danube River. It

was indeed wonderful.

While the cruise was great, getting to Austria (and returning home)

was a horror. I’m talking about the “airport experience.” I hated

everything about it.

Now I understand the necessity of security and protections, but I

cannot accept that there is not a “better way.” Is it just me, but don’t you

feel that from the moment you enter the airport until you (hopefully -

but thankfully, I must add) get reunited with your luggage, the entire

experience is degrading?

Am I the only one that believes the whole experience (and that’s

putting it politely) sucks?

From flying to New York, then Paris and ultimately to Vienna – nine

time zones over 26 hours, these are my memories:

1. Those security lines are disgraceful. Again, I recognize the absolute

importance of security but when did common sense cease to exist? Does

anyone really suspect that the 85-year-old woman walking with two

canes is a possible ISIS agent?

2. And can someone please explain to me how you can pay for “TSA

Pre-Approval”? While it eliminates the requirement of removing your

belt and shoes (plus the long lines) don’t you think a potential terrorist

would pay the extra cash?

3. And how come some airports require you to unpack and display

your laptop and iPad while others advise it’s not necessary?

4. And why do you to feel like Moses wandering the desert for 40

years when you switch terminals or claim your luggage?

5. And last, but not least, why is it mandatory to show your passport/

boarding pass every 50-100 feet? You really think that during those 15-

30 seconds you’re able to obtain weapons of mass destruction?

As for insult to injury, Rana was flagged for trying to sneak her

shampoo bottle through security even though the previous airport guys

had no problem with it. No kidding, when she got “caught”, somehow,

she was able to find her soapbox, climb on top and begin a public

“discussion” as to the correctness of the action.

“For the love of god” I implored her. “Just give them the damn

shampoo. You’re not going to win the argument and besides, they

forgot about the conditioner.”

But the absolute worse part; the lowest of the low was when we had

to travel through a third-world, dirty and totally chaotic airport – JFK

in New York. There, a simple-minded arrogant millennium told yours

truly that while my luggage was under the 50-pound limit, Rana’s was

over – by 1.4 lbs.

My above stated reaction was ignored and was told that I had no

choice but to open her suitcase, right on the counter, empty the overage

and place it in my bag. Nothing like removing dirty wash in front of the

world so you can stuff it into my dirty wash.

Enjoying the airport experience while passed-out at

Charles De Gaulle Airport

“You want to weigh it now?” I screamed to the ever-vigilant agent.

Eventually we made it home but when Stu called the next day to

discuss where we might go next year, I hung up on him. I love vacations.

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River Boat Cruising

By: Rana Goodman / On My Soapbox

Stepping away from my usual conversations,

I wanted to tell you about our amazing

Crystal River Cruise vacation.

Little Boys & Their Toys: The reason for this heading began on our

first day on board the Crystal Mozart. As we walked into our cabin Dan,

(as many boys do) checked out the “Loo” or bathroom to you “Yanks.”

Check out the photo. The functions, from top to bottom are

spectacular.

Never again will the boys need to be reminded to lower the seat - they

just need to press the button on the top. The rest is automatic. All you

have to do is push a button and the lid rises or falls.

It also included a wonderful function for a bidet’ built into the toilet.

The other buttons control the bidet’ functions (as well as the heated

“seat”) and can even be set for “User 1 or 2.”

I cannot tell you the amount of time this so-call grown-up publisher

spent playing with each and every feature. I imagine he will be

investigating to see if one can be installed in his bathroom next.

As for that little boy attitude, you should have seen him reach for the

ice cream. It’s one thing for him to blow his diet but when he requested

the waiter to feed him…

The Cruise: I have been on many cruises and have traveled to many

different locations in my lifetime. Although many of my friends have

told me how lovely river cruises were, I never truly understood the

concept.

Suffice to say, I never have

been so relaxed as on this trip.

Cruising down the Danube

River was so tranquil and

the information from each

tour guide seemed to be more

interesting than the last.

Besides the unbelievable

beautiful landscape, we

learned (among many other

items) about flood levels and

the lasting effects the war(s)

has had on people, regardless

of their faith.

It was especially fascinating

visiting the various +500-yearold

churches. While they were

unscathed by the ravages

of World War II, there were

numerous bullets holes in the

structures surrounding them.

We spent two days touring

Budapest and learned so

much. Without doubt, one of

the most touching moments

occurred when we visited a

memorial called “Shoes on the Danube.”

This memorial is to remember and

acknowledge the deaths of thousands of

Jewish residents that were rounded up

by the Hungarian Fascists in 1943. They

were shot on the banks of the river and

thrown in. The site was established to

commemorate their deaths and to honor

them.

The “final curtain” of the trip was

the private concert performed by “the

Princesses of the Violin.” The concert

was at a fantastic mansion - formerly

the Wenckhelm Palace in Budapest.

Three stunning young women were

as talented as they were beautiful.

The concert was fast paced, full of fun,

yet classy and classical. The standing ovation at the end of the show

showed everyone that good music knows no language barriers.

To say this journey was an inspiring trip would be putting it mildly.

I could go on for days telling you all the things we saw and displaying

our many photographs. Feel free to check our pictures on our website:

www.thevegasvoice.net.

As you can imagine, the idea of river cruising has really captured my

attention. Not that I’m tossing aside “regular cruises” but these smaller

ships have wonderful options to consider. From our own Mississippi

River to European river cruises through Amsterdam and Switzerland

down the legendary Rhine River, there are tremendous choices.

Do you want to try something REALLY different? How about getting

a group of 66 of your best friends or club pals together and charter a

yacht for an all-inclusive trip?

Believe it or not, the cost is not more than a regular “all-inclusive

cruise line.” Call me, I will tell you how.

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Clint Holmes & Earle Turner Delight Fans

By: Dianne Davis / That’s Entertainment

SOUNDTRACK: Your Songs. Our Stories.

The Show Clint Holmes and Earl Turner

- Two powerhouse headline performers - have

joined forces in a high energy, high talent show

at the Westgate. This production will have you clapping and singing

along …and exhausted from the sheer energy that they put forth.

The guys take you on a musical journey to many songs that you’ll

remember, along with some of today’s hits. Where were you when you

heard “Loving Feeling” playing? How about “How Deep is Your Love?”

They go from “On Broadway” to “Uptown Funk Gonna Give it to

You” - and scatting. Their scatting duo is a showstopper.

The long-time friendship of these two charismatic performers is

evident as they reminisce; sharing the memories of their lives. Clint

talks about growing up in a biracial musical family and Earl shares

stories of his youth in Louisiana.

The conversations bring us closer to the two; the music and songs they

sing knock us out of our chairs. Clint tells us “We’re here to talk about

music and sing for you.” And do they ever! Remember 1964 - “That

Lovin’ Feeling.” I always love hearing Clint sing “At the Rendezvous.”

Earl tells us that when he was 15 he wanted to be James Brown

and gives us his version of “Sex Machine” including fancy footwork.

There’s a bit of gospel and Earl gives us some Country & Western. The

Bo Jangles duet is worth the price of admission and everyone loved the

Elvis Medley.

The high energy performances pay tribute to Stevie Wonder and

Kelly Shares Stirling Memories

By: Sam Wagmeister / People & Places

For many locals, the stylish Stirling Club

was the Entertainment Capital of Las Vegas

before it crashed along with the city’s economy.

Today, Kelly Clinton-Holmes delights hearing the news that after

six shuttered years, the Stirling Club’s new owners plan to reopen the

trendy nightspot. Her 4-week lounge gig there in 2003 grew to 8-years,

ending when Stirling closed.

When she was offered the Stirling guest slot, Clinton-Holmes was the

television “sidekick” for Vegas Live hosted by Sheena Easton and Clint

Holmes. “I almost turned it down. I didn’t think I was a good fit,” she

says of Stirling.

Her acting coach, Larry Moss advised, “What you’re most afraid

of, you must do.” It soon became a 7-night-a-week job when she was

named entertainment director, hiring for the lounge and private events.

During her Stirling stint, Clinton-Holmes also hosted open mic nights

at the Bootlegger, the iconic 69-year old bistro-restaurant now on the

South Strip.

“I was a very shy little girl,” she says, when she arrived in Las Vegas

in 1977. She knew, after seeing idol Carol Burnett, “that’s what I want

to do.” In high school, she struck up a friendship that endures today

with classmate Lena Prima, Louis Prima’s daughter. “Vegas brought

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Photo credit – Jerry Metellus

Prince and of course Frank & Sammy. The talented Serena Henry

brings beauty and a female voice to the party and we’re treated to an

8-piece top notch musical band led by Christian Tamburr.

If you want a feel-good show with many songs that will bring back

memories, and two of the best entertainers in town, go to the Westgate

to see Clint Holmes and Earl Turner fill the showroom with their

musical magic moments.

Dianne Davis is also a reporter for Sun City Anthem TV (SCA-

TV) specializing in entertainment, and LV Associate Editor

of lasvegassplash.com. She hikes, travels with her husband Burt,

and works on her stand-up comedy.

opportunity.”

Performing a “fill-in”

shift with her band at Bally’s,

Clinton-Holmes was spotted

by Wayne Newton. “You have

that thing,” he told her, hiring

her to join his show.

The madcap redhead mixes

her own brand of comedy and

music, honed at the Stirling

Club, hosting Monday nights

at the Bootlegger Bistro

and Wednesday evenings

at the Tuscany Casino on

Flamingo, just east of The

Strip. Accompanying her is

music director Mike Clark

who served the same role at Stirling.

The shows draw top-flight local and national celebrities, including

recent sightings of Jack Jones, the Righteous Brothers, Lannie Counts,

Sonny Charles, Earl Turner, Antonio Fargas (Huggy Bear of Starsky

and Hutch) and hubby Clint who Kelly wed in 2007.


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Saturday Morning Serial

By: Beverly Washburn / Hollywood Memories

thought I’d write this month about a TV show I

I did many years ago called “Fury.”

The year was 1956 and I was cast in this Saturday

morning NBC serial. The TV show was about a boy and his horse (much

like Lassie the dog) since the boy and horse always came to someone’s

rescue!

In this particular episode, I played a little brat who was not happy

that my mother was getting married to someone I did not like. I was

actually almost thirteen but was playing the part of a ten-year-old.

In one scene, I started crying (what else is new) and run away after

trying to drive a car which I smashed up and drove down a cliff. Enter

Fury, the beautiful black stallion and the little boy, Joey (played by

Bobby Diamond) who miraculously bring me to safety

It also starred Peter Graves, who later can best be remembered from

the TV show Mission Impossible. The series ran from 1955 to 1960. I

watched it every Saturday and so was thrilled to be cast in one of my

favorite shows.

About “Fury” the horse. His real name was “Beauty” and was mostly

called “Beaut.” He lived to be 29 and was trained by Ralph McCutcheon

who was like the Horse Whisperer.

People were always astounded how Beaut understood everything he

said. The horse was even trained to turn his head either left or right on

command.

He also played baseball! The horse would stand in center field and

when someone hit the ball, he would actually “fetch” it and take it to

home plate!

There were actually four horses used in Fury; one being a “stand-in”,

one for long shots and then one for just standing still when there was a

lot of dialogue going on. Yes, even horses can sometimes get the “star

treatment” - especially when he was the main star of the show!

At the start of each show, the announcer would always say: “Fury...

The story of a horse and a boy who loved him.” Once again, I am so

happy to have been a part of such a sweet show and one that could be

watched by children, as well as their parents.

Until next time, remember...The happiness of your life depends on

the quality of your thoughts.

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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. Check out her awesome, new website: www.

beverlywashburn.com.


Denied A Stage, She Sang for a Nation

By: Yvonne Cloutier / Musical Moments


Yours is a voice one hears once in a hundred

years,” said Arturo Toscanini, after he heard

Marian Anderson sing.

Amongst many first events in Marian Anderson’s life, there were two

most memorable ones. In 1939, after she had represented her country

with honor across the globe, Anderson was denied the right to sing at

Constitution Hall owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution

(DAR) because she was black.

Through the efforts of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Secretary

of the Interior, Harold Ickes, this great contralto appeared on Easter

Sunday on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial before an appreciative

audience of 75,000.

The second memorable event was when she made her debut at the

Metropolitan Opera House; becoming the first black American to do

so. She was also one of the first five performers to receive the Kennedy

Center Honors.

Marian Anderson, a most humble person, had the talent of being

able to sing all parts in music. It was recognized at her first public

performance at age 6.

Born in 1897 to John and Ann Anderson, Marian had a life of struggle.

Her father, having worked constantly at meager paying jobs, died after a

work-related accident when she was 8.

Marian Anderson, despite unbelievable racial prejudice limitations,

was soon known as one of the world’s greatest

living contraltos. (A contralto is the lowest

range of female singers).

Her voice had an “earthy darkness at the

bottom, clarinet-like purity in the middle, and

piercing vibrancy at the top” ranging from a

full-bodied D in the bass to a brilliant high C.”

While in high school she attempted to

enroll at a local music school, but was rejected with a curt, “We don’t

take colored.”

In 1926, with financial assistance, she studied in Europe. Anderson

was a box office sensation in Russia, Europe, Africa, and South America.

In 1938, she returned to America, giving her first Carnegie Hall concert

and 70 more nationwide concerts.

In 1991, a one-hour documentary, Marian Anderson, aired on PBS.

By then, she had moved to Portland to live with her nephew, James

DePriest, who was also her music conductor for many performances. In

1993, Marian Anderson died at 96.

By setting many examples for overcoming incredible hardships, she

has been an inspiration to young singers for achieving their goals - no

matter the obstacles.

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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By: Heather Latimer / Helpful Hints

The more things we can do with ease the

higher our spirits will fly. So here are a few

uplifting tips on opening bottles and cans.

Items, such as mayonnaise and tonic water are

not kept cool in the store but immediately after you arrive home they

go into the refrigerator. When you try to open one of these later, it’s

almost impossible.

Worry not! It’s nothing to do with your dexterity. The plastic cap has

been adversely affected by the intense cold.

TIP: Before putting the item in the refrigerator loosen the cap and

then replace it completely. That will make it easier to remove later on.

*If you can’t manage that nifty little ring-pull on a can, turn the

can upside down and use your regular can opener. Better yet, obtain

a highly efficient plastic gadget manufactured by Brix Design of

Denmark and sold exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond under the trade

name of J. Popper.

*To open a jam jar, use a hammer together with a sturdy screwdriver,

or long nail, to puncture the lid. Clean them first, of course. Or a short,

steel, single-point knitting needle will suffice.

A couple of bangs will release the internal pressure and the lid will

almost fall off immediately. Scotch tape the hole.

Heather Latimer is a nationally recognized specialist in making

difficult subjects easy and author of 17 books. Her biography,

and latest book “How to Overcome Once-Easy Tasks That Are Now

Pains in The You-Know-What,” are accessible on www.amazon.

com/heatherlatimer/howtoovercomeonceeasy.

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Heather’s Self-Help Tips

May 2018

You Gotta Laugh

By: Bill Caserta / Bill’s Blurbs

Visit to Home Depot: While installing a

A new door, I found that one of the hinges was

missing. So, I asked my friend Mary if she would

go to Home Depot and pick up a hinge. Mary

agreed to go.

While she was waiting for the sales manager to finish serving a

customer, her eye caught a beautiful bathroom faucet. When the

manager was finished, Mary asked him, “How much is that faucet?”

He replied, “That’s a gold-plated faucet and the price is $5,000.”

Mary exclaimed, “My goodness, that’s an expensive faucet - certainly

out of my price range.” She then proceeded to describe the hinge that I

had sent her to buy. The manager said that he had them in stock and it

was $3.49. He then went into the back room to get one.

From the back room he yelled, “Ma’am, you wanna screw for the

hinge?” Mary shouted back, “No, but I will for the faucet.”

Moral of the story: You just can’t send a woman to Home Depot.

Spread the Stupidity - Only in This Stupid World:

Do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store

to get their prescriptions, while healthy people can buy cigarettes at

the front.

Do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and

put our useless junk in the garage.

Do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of 8.

AND

Do we have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.

And Finally: A drunk staggers into a Catholic Church, enters

a confessional booth, sits down, but says nothing. The Priest coughs

a few times to get his attention, but the drunk continues to sit there.

Finally, the Priest pounds three times on the wall. The drunk

mumbles, “Ain’t no use knocking, there’s no paper on this side either!”

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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Congratulations! What Comes After the Party?

By: Vicki Wentz / Vicki’s Voice

It’s college-graduation time, and I know all

you folks in the class of 2018 are eager to be

thrust into the world on your own, ready to tackle

your dreams, excited to take on the responsibility

of making your own way, your own choices, your own mistakes, your

own bed...or not! And, I’ll tell you, it’s a blast out here!

Of course, unless you’ve already gotten a job in your chosen field

(snicker) you’ll be moving back to Mom and Dad’s while you “weigh

all your options.” But, all that “making your own choices” stuff won’t

fly if you’re living at home, my friend.

Remember “my house, my rules”? Well, you may be 22, and you may

have been away at college for four years, but when you’re home, you

still belong to them.

FYI: When you are 35 and visit Mom and Dad with your own personal,

grown-up family...still their rules! Of course, when they visit you in your

own personal, grown-up house, you can give them YOUR rules...which

they’ll laugh at and disregard, because...well, “because we said so.”

Then, after you take a few weeks off to relax, and after you send out

scores of resumes (and hear “NO” more times than when you tried to

get to second base with Madelyn Schumick in junior high) and after

your mother stops hugging you and begins approaching the laundry

room the way Marines approach an ISIS cave, and after your Dad stops

smacking you on the back and begins leaving the Classifieds in your

bathroom sink...well, you’ll want to check into some “temporary”

(snicker again) local employment.

You may want to get your friends together and start up the old band.

As a college graduate, you’d be in much higher demand at high school

dances than you were in 10th grade. You could give it a real techno-feel

name, like The Gigabytes, or The Pixelated Tweeters!

But, invariably, one old band member won’t be available due to

having gotten a job at Home Depot, so you’ll try substituting your

great-uncle Earl, who’s retired now but once sang with The Manhattan

Transfer…this is not a good idea on so many levels!

So, although you planned to work for a multi-national company in

New York, or London, or Rome...well, Pizza Hut’s not so bad, with tips,

plus you get to put that cool, lighted Pizza Hut sign on top of your car.

Sweet!

Or, if you’re female - although Pizza Hut has its share of lovely

female college graduates - you could also be a nanny; especially if you

start in the summer. By June 20th, those mothers will have had enough

kids-at-home-for-the-summer and will offer you more money than any

multi-national company on earth.

They’ll give you a car to schlep their little ones, stock the fridge with

all your favorite foods, and send you to the country club pool. Why, if

you can hold out until the end of June, you might score grad school

tuition!

And after you land this good local job, you’re just a hop-skip-andjump

away from getting your own place (which should be WAY across

town from your parents, for obvious reasons). Of course, you must either

save up enough for a down payment…or you could have the band

over to practice at Mom and Dad’s four or five times, and abracadabra:

they GIVE you the deposit...and possibly the entire contents of their

refrigerator!

So, hey, congrats again, and... well, good luck out here! (snicker #3)

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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.


I Still Need Prep Time

By: Adrea Nairne-Barrera / 60s to 60

The amount of time it takes to double back,

look to see if you’ve actually closed the

garage door, check that you have

your phone and glasses (along with your sunglasses)

makes rushing out the door pointless.

Yes, I have gone out with different

shoes on my feet. I change my purse to a

smaller one hoping I can fit everything

in, and later find that it’s like carrying a

can of sardines. You can’t get anything out

until it ALL falls out.

I keep hairbrushes and ponytail

bands in the car just in case, and

then I wear them out of the car.

Somewhere in Henderson there

are about 200 ponytail bands

hiding with all the missing socks from

the dryer.

And let’s talk about the pills. I need to take a couple of things daily, so

I pack them in a pillbox along with regular Tylenol, Advil and whatever

allergy med I’m using that year. I am a walking drug store, so my

husband depends on me for such drugs. Re-loading it is another task I

screw up and inevitably one of us needs what I don’t have.

If I’m on my way to work, I have folders. Doesn’t

everyone have folders? You put them

on the passenger seat but if they’re

facing the wrong way, braking for a light

will toss them all out on the floor.

Remembering my watch, ring and

accessories before going out

the door, making sure all

the dogs have been out and

grabbing lists takes time. I try

to keep things simple, but the older I get, the

more complicated it seems to be.

Calculating the right time to

leave the house never goes well

for me. While my husband is out the

door waiting impatiently, I’m still doing

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By: Ali Guggenheim / Psychic Phenomenon


Never marry a man that can wiggle his little

toe” warns an ancient Chinese proverb. This

is because he is restless, bores easily and won’t stay.

Did you know that when you blush, your big toes blush too? This is

just one of many ways strong emotions show up on your feet. Did you

ever think that the location of bunions, lumps, bumps, aches, and such

could reveal your hidden secrets?

The quote, “You can run, but, you cannot hide,” applies quite

literally here. Your feet will always synchronize with the changes you

make in your life.

The smallest detail in the foot shape, skin color, texture, toe length,

even the closeness and the growth direction of each individual toe,

paints the picture of you - inside and out, from birth until death.

Feet Readings originated in India and China over 5,000 B.C., when

feet were considered “the mirror of your life.” True to this belief, some

renowned masters, such as Buddha, Krishna and others were known to

be born with markings of greatness on the souls of their feet.

Readings were considered a Divinity tool. A skilled Foot Reader

could accurately describe the tapestry of anyone’s existence; i.e. one’s

personality makeup, genetic predisposition, emotional and physical

state, and even predict every detail of a person’s future.

Unfortunately, since the discovery of Palmistry and other Divinity

methods, foot readings began to lose their popularity. Ultimately, the

intricate knowledge of this once razor-sharp method faded with time.

Today foot readers are rare, and their more limited use is being

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All Over Vegas

By: Evan Davis / Entertainment Editor

What are you in the mood for? Jazz, Blues,

R & B, Great American Song Book, Latin,

or are you a “Little Bit Country” or a “Little Bit

Rock and Roll”?

Whatever your pleasure, there’s a place to go. Whether it’s a Monday,

Tuesday night or any night of the week - and many days as well, Vegas

has it all.

Some R & B at Blue Martini late Sunday afternoon or Gordon Biersch

for brunch may hit your groove. Piazza Lounge in the Tuscany Hotel

can provide almost everything from Blues to the Great American Song

Book.

Grab a jolt of Jazz at The Artifice in the Downtown Arts District

or head over to the German American Club. Maybe the E-String or

Dispensary for an afternoon or late-night fix.

Country at Sam’s Town on Thursday nights may fit your needs or

some Rock n Roll on Wednesday nights at South Point’s showroom.

You can see “The Cocktail Cabaret” for an upbeat, intimate musical

cabaret style revue.

How about some “Vintage Vegas” designed to enhance the cocktail

hour with a 5pm show at Cleopatra’s Barge in Caesars Palace? If you’re

Feet Reveal Your Secrets

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Backstage rehearsal with the Phat Pack

in China Town on Thursday nights, you can hear some straight-ahead

jazz at the Golden Tiki, or perhaps some jazz vocals at Vintner’s Grill.

Whether you’re Downtown, Westside, Eastside or on the Strip, you

can get your fill of any type of music any day of the week. So, what are

you in the mood for?

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.

utilized mostly for self-development purposes; in Reflexology for

physical analysis and personality traits.

There’s no arguing that foot discomfort can lead to crankiness,

misery and even chronic suffering. And that when your feet are happy,

so are you.

So, the next time your feet hurt, figure out what message your feet

are attempting to communicate. As you re-align your life, your feet will

adjust accordingly and heal too.

To learn more about Ali, spiritual consultations, coaching, classes,

workshops, and readings, call, give her a call: 702/373-9081.


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Foundation Assisting Seniors to

Charity Golf Tournament

On Monday, May 28, The Foundation Assisting Seniors will host its

15 th annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Revere Golf Club in

Sun City Anthem. All money raised during the tournament will enable

the Foundation to continue their programs to improve the overall

quality of life of seniors in the greater Las Vegas Valley.

Team sign-in begins at 6:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 7:30

a.m. Players can sign up individually or as a team online at

foundationassistingseniors.org or by calling (725) 244-4200. The cost

is $100 per player.

There will be contests throughout the day for longest drive, closest to

the pin and hole in one. The event will conclude with a luncheon that

will award the first and second place winners in the couples, women,

and men categories. The luncheon will also include raffle prizes and

auctions.

“We are excited for this year’s tournament and want to thank

everyone for their support of this event,” said Carol Chapman, president

of the Foundation. “We wish each team the best of luck!”

The Foundation Assisting Seniors was founded with the mission to

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at home, coping with loss of a loved one, and other senior challenges.

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Half the Cost

By: Mike Landry / Golf Fore Ever

How would you like to pay ½ price for golf

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With the high cost to play golf, you may think

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golf balls that end up in the pond when we try to

cross a hazard and come up short. Some of us have even put three (or

more) balls in the hazard before we were convinced we couldn’t make

it across.

You can save money by purchasing pre-owned golf balls and nobody

will ever know. I read an article from Golf Advisor written by Mike

Bailey who states that golf balls are so well made these days (with onepiece

core and a better cover) that they don’t deteriorate when in water

for a period.

Golf balls are recovered, refurbished, rated and sold according to

their grade. To read the full article: https://www.golfadvisor.com. You

can also check out https://lostgolfballs.com/ (in business since 1992)

for these great deals.

Let me know what you think.

Mike Landry resides in Sun City MacDonald Ranch and is a member

of both the Nevada State Seniors Golf Club and Winterwood Men’s

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Something New, Something Great!

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In the past thirty years, I have probably been

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and Pacific Oceans as well as the Mediterranean

Sea. I’ve even cruised the southern Pacific Ocean around the Tahitian

Islands. I admit, I’m a “cruiseaholic!”

However not one of those cruises compared to my first experience on

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eastern Europe. Sharon and I, along with Publisher Dan and his Rana

just completed the cruise on Crystal Cruise Line’s “Crystal Mozart.”

Fantastic, unbelievable and memorable are just a few adjectives that

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Our cruise started and ended in Vienna. In between, we visited Krems,

Durnstein and Melk, in Austria. At the foot of the Austrian Alps the

scenery was majestic.

Our next stop in Linz (also in Austria) afforded us the opportunity

to visit Salzburg for the Day. Now, we were really in the Austrian Alps.

And the music culture of Mozart and yes, the renowned setting for

the Rogers and Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music” made this

a special setting. Walking along the cobbled streets, passing the birth

place of Mozart really did demonstrate that “the hills are alive.”

Another highlight was in Passau, Germany. Suffice it to say, when in

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Swedish Coffee Pot Water Town

By: Kathy Manney / Around Our World

With tree lined Main Street and quaint

shops, Kingsburg is a postcard pretty

California community. The sort of place where

time seems to have stopped.

It’s a town of vast Scandinavian culture; paying tribute to its heritage

annually with a spring festival. There’s historic demonstrations, music,

food and crafts that showcase the unique charms of the town’s early

Swedish settlers.

Well-kept and quirky, Kingsburg is best known for its Swedish coffee

pot water tower easily seen by travelers on State Route 99 in the San

Joaquin Valley, south of Fresno. Nineteen-feet in diameter and 122-feet

tall (and seen for miles) Kingsburg’s water tower is the world’s largest

Swedish Coffeepot. The original water tower was mounted in 1911 and

in 1985 modified to resemble a giant coffee pot.

Kingsburg’s Scandinavian-style tower is outfitted with a decorative

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metal spout, lid and handle. The painted motif is decorative floral, or

KURBITS in the style of Swedish peasant painting called RATTVIK.

Swedes are known for their enjoyment of coffee drinking. The

60,000-gallon water tower coffee pot, if tilted, would fill 1.28 million

coffee cups.

The Kingsburg coffeepot tower is illuminated at night and stands

near the historical downtown, and above one of the many area public

parks. The town itself is wholly geared towards the whole “Lil’ bit o’

Sweden”, with the requisite polka music.

Embracing the Scandinavian scene, the festival includes Swedish

smorgasbord, entertainment and a parade. Everyone is invited to

become part of Kingsburg’s storied Nordic history during this year’s

annual festival.

It begins Thursday, May 17 th and runs through the weekend. Best of

all, you don’t have to be Swedish to come, celebrate and have a good

time.

Kathy Manney enjoys visiting interesting places and being an

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

with enthusiasm.


Then and Now

By: Linda Bateman-Gomez / Timeless Beauty

Fortunately for beauty lovers today, we live

in a time where anything you need is just

a Google search away. With pages of results at

our fingertips, you check a few reviews, compare

prices and it’s shipped straight to your doorstep.

Back in the day however, our creativity and best friends were the best

resources! We may not have had Google, but we seemed to manage and

were quite inventive in the beauty department.

If you were like me with curly hair during the 60s and 70s when stick

straight was the rage, a towel and an ironing board was the modern day

flat iron! If you wanted lighter locks, Peroxide was the fix!

Need more shine or control? A quick beer rinse did the trick. And with

Prell shampoo and Tame conditioner as our main choices, our hair

looked surprisingly good!

Skin care? No need for fancy systems and 5 step creams. Phillips Milk

of Magnesia was the answer for breakouts! Many nights I went to bed

dotted with the white miracle cure.

Anti-aging skin tightening mask? A few egg whites straight from the

refrigerator tightened your face more than any modern mask. Believe

me I tried.

Fast forward to today and we have endless options. Aisles of hair

products, skin care formulas, beauty tools, you name it.

One thing popping up on my radar lately is the Hanacure face mask.

When I look at the effects

online, as young people

gasp at how crazy and

tight it seems to be, it

reminds me of how I

looked with the egg white

mask from years ago.

With a price tag of

$110 for the set however,

I have been reluctant to

buy it, but was curious

enough to fork over the

$29 for the test set. I drop

that at the drugstore on candy alone.

So why not! I will compare our old egg face method, which costs

about ten cents, to the new version and report back next month.

We may not have had all the choices back in the day, but a little

ingenuity made sure our beauty needs were met! We shall see if the

years have produced something better than the old at-home treatments.

I’ll report back next month!

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.

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Ask a Master Gardener

By: Howard Galin / Happy Gardening

The Spring growing season has arrived and

again we face the challenging question:

Can we successfully grow plants here? Yes, we can!

There are three fundamental ingredients to

have success in gardening: Sun, water and nutrients in the soil. To

paraphrase a current TV commercial: “Vegas……We Have the Sun!”

There is no problem here. As for water, we trust, for now, that the LV

Water Authority will provide this when we turn on our irrigation valves.

The third and most elusive ingredient is nutrients. This is where

problems can arise.

Our “so-called” soil, lacking organic matter, provides little if any

needed nutrients. This combined with the high alkali level (pH) makes

for quite a hostile challenge to plant survival.

For many of us, we attempt to remedy this problem by sprinkling

fertilizer on the ground several times a year. It’s a good start but do we

really know what we are doing?

All fertilizer packaging displays a series of 3 numbers; each of which

represents a needed nutrient for positive plant life. Nitrogen, the 1 st

number, is needed for green growth and photosynthesis.

Phosphorus, the 2 nd number, is for flowering and fruiting. Potassium,

the last number, is needed for root growth and plant strength.

Unfortunately, just adding these items to the soil will be “fruitless”

unless the roots absorb them. For this to happen, the pH of the soil

needs to be as close to neutral (7) as possible.

Our soil is closer to having a pH of 8 (10x the level of pure water)

which means that the alkali level is too high for the roots to absorb

the needed nutrients. It’s like going to a hotel buffet with your mouth

sewn shut!

Therefore, before spending the time and money applying fertilizer,

we should take the proactive step to lowering the soil’s pH level. A quick

and inexpensive way of accomplishing this would be to treat the soil

with sulfur. Once the pH level has been adjusted, the nutrients needed

for maintaining a vibrant landscape will be absorbed.

Have gardening question? Call The Master Gardener Hotline (702)

257-5555. M-F: 9am-3pm.

Howard Galin, a/k/a: “The Plant Whisperer” is a retired NYC

school administrator, transplanted in Las Vegas who devotes his

time to communicating with and lecturing about our native

plants.

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Getting Back on Track

By: Chuck Dean / Vet 2 Vet

In combat there’s a golden rule for warriors -

never leave the wounded behind. At all costs,

he or she is taken out of the danger zone to safety.

I’ve been hearing a lot about a treatment plan that does just that; it

goes back for the wounded by zeroing in on veterans with wounds that

are not easily seen. This plan is designed to help veterans who struggle

with the invisible afflictions war - wounds of the mind and spirit, rather

than physically.

It is a cost of war that rarely gets figured into the equation when

decisions are made to send young men and women off to fight for our

country.

In 2011, Henderson Municipal Judge Mark Stevens established the

Veterans Treatment Court after the Legislature authorized the specialty

court. Judge Stevens is a military veteran himself and wanted to reach

out to his fellow veterans.

When a veteran continues to struggle with issues and repeatedly runs

afoul of the law (due to those issues) Veterans Treatment Court offers

the veteran an alternative to spending time in jail. The Judge offers

them a chance to voluntarily participate in a program to overcome

the obstacles that keep them on a never-ending cycle; a cycle that

eventually leads to more hardship - or worse.

Defendants interested in participating in the Veterans Treatment

Court are referred to the program by their attorney, the prosecuting

attorney, or other courts. The program seeks to address root-cause

issues that these veterans may be facing, rather than just being locked

up.

The Vets Treatment

Court provides access,

as needed, to courtordered

counseling,

Veterans Administration

recommended counseling as well as other treatment needs. The

veterans must adhere to some pretty tight guidelines, such as being

subjected to random drug and alcohol testing, and the completion of

community service and/or a work program.

Participants are also paired with volunteer mentors, who are veterans

themselves, to give participants both a much-needed sounding board

and an accountability partner in their journey through the program.

They go the way of the buddy-system, and a mentor takes the defendant

under his wing until the program is completed.

It is truly a Vet2Vet in every way. It is not an easy program, and it

takes guts to stick with it. But Judge Stevens knows that if anyone

can stand the test it will be those men and women who have served

faithfully in uniform.

We hope the best for these justice programs. Vets deserve more,

because they have given more.

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

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Time to Go Back to School

By: BJ Killeen / Down the Road

Yes, we know you’ve been driving for decades

now, and are fully aware of how to operate

a car. But just like everything else we learn in life,

it’s always good to go back and take a refresher course.

This is especially true when it comes to driving. Just about every

accredited driving school offers courses for seniors.

Most of the courses however, don’t necessarily focus on re-learning

how to drive, but rather reevaluating driving abilities. This is especially

true for those who have certain medical conditions such as arthritis,

diabetic neuropathy, or other physical disabilities.

It also applies if you have had changes to your eyesight, such as

reduced peripheral vision or depth perception differences. Because

you live with these changes daily, they may not seem that drastic a

difference, but shortened depth perception or loss of peripheral vision

makes a huge difference when operating a vehicle.

Taking a course can also alleviate any worries from a doctor as to

your driving abilities. Many schools will verify that you are adept and

fully able to control the vehicle.

Most schools have DMV licensed drivers who know what to look for

to assure your doctor that you are fine. If you are a member of AAA, it

offers several options for senior drivers.

There’s an online course called Lifelong Driver that includes realistic

driving simulations and others where you can test your road skills. For

AAA customers, the courses are free, and can even lead to a discount on

AAA insurance premiums. Check with your own automobile insurance

company and see if they recommend a senior course at a driving school

to help you save on premiums.

In case you didn’t know, Nevada drivers who are 65 years or older

must renew their license every four years, and those over 70 must supply

a vision and a medical report. While we tend to think that driving is a

right, it’s actually a privilege, and one that can be taken away if we

don’t continue to be vigilant about our driving abilities.

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


California Going to Hell

By: Wayne Allyn Root / Root for Nevada

Be thankful we live in Nevada. I am a refugee

from The People’s Republic of California.

California is a disaster. Guess which state has

the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or

West Virginia, but California - where nearly one out of five residents is

poor. That’s according to the Census Bureau.

While California accounts for 12% of America’s population, it

accounts for one-third of America’s welfare checks. California leads the

country in food stamp use. California has more people on welfare than

most countries around the world.

Homelessness is exploding in California; with tent encampments

overrunning schools, businesses and upscale neighborhoods. California

is now home to 22% of this nation’s homeless population.

California leads the nation in debt. Total state and local debt is

almost $1.5 trillion. Combining state debt with California’s share of

federal debt produces a debt to GDP ratio of 153% - higher than the

PIIGS of the EU (Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain), which are all

facing economic collapse and ruin.

The traffic is suffocating, miserable and unlivable. The highways and

infrastructure are crumbling. The public schools are an unmitigated

disaster (and that’s with the highest per pupil spending in America).

But you haven’t heard the worst yet. California - the immigrant

capital of America - is filthy. Perhaps the filthiest place on earth.

Infectious disease

expert and UC Berkeley

professor Dr. Lee Riley

told NBC journalists

the streets of San

Francisco are worse

than any of the world’s

most notorious slums. “The contamination…is much greater than

communities in Brazil or Kenya or India.”

44% of Californians don’t speak English at home. It is a foreign state

inside America. Soon expect to see employment ads that say: “Americans

not wanted.”

California has become unlivable. The middle class are fleeing in

record numbers - many of them to Las Vegas.

California is following “the Mexican model” – i.e. a population with

a sliver of super rich elites at the top…and everyone else is dirt poor

and miserable. The middle class is becoming extinct. This is the express

train to hell.

Thank God we live in Nevada. Now it’s time to build a wall…with

California!

Wayne Allyn Root (Wayne@ROOTforAmerica.com) is host of the

nationally-syndicated “WAR Now: The Wayne Allyn Root Show.”

Listen from 3 to 6 p.m. daily at 790 Talk Now and watch at 5 PM

on Newsmax TV- now on DirecTV and Dish. His Las Vegas Review

Journal columns run Thursdays and Sundays.

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Democrats for the People

By: Howard Beckerman / Nevada Democrats

Seniors throughout Clark County are

coming out in large numbers to support the

Democratic candidates in the June Primary. Early

Voting begins May 26 th with Primary Day June 12 th .

Even if you are registered “Non-Partisan” or “Independent” there

are several important votes that you can make in the Primary. All

the Judicial races, including the Nevada Supreme Court, are “nonpartisan”

and thus every registered voter is eligible to cast their vote

in these races.

Paul Aizley, an experienced former legislator is campaigning for State

Senate. The district was formerly represented by Michael Roberson, who

led the effort to recall State Senator Joyce Woodhouse (also a senior

citizen). Paul knows firsthand the difficulties of being a senior citizen

in today’s environment where senior’s needs are ignored by many in

government.

In Sun City Summerlin, Rick Cornstuble (also a senior), is running

to represent Assembly District 37. Rick, a military veteran, and retired

teacher, has been advocating for seniors for many years.

The Red Rock Democratic Club in Summerlin will be hosting a

“meet and greet” for voters to get to know the candidates for State

Senate and Assembly on Wednesday, May 23 rd at Temple Sinai, 9001

Hillpointe Road beginning at 7 p.m.

Nationally, Senator Dean Heller and the leading Republicans are

touting ways to reduce the

size of Medicare and Social

Security benefits, while Jacky Rosen

and the Democratic leadership

want to prevent any cuts to Social

Security and to expand Medicare and

Medicaid.

Republicans refer to these programs as

“entitlements” while Democrats know that

our seniors have put their hard-earned

dollars into the system and rely on these

investments to help them through their retirement years.

Now that the fraudulent attempted recall of our duly elected

State Senators is over, the Democratic Party is ramping up its voter

registration drive. Volunteers will be needed for all the campaigns. If

you would like to volunteer for any of the campaigns you can contact

the campaign directly or myself at howard@thevegasvoice.net.

As for our meetings: Sun City Anthem Democrats: 2 nd Wednesday

of the month (contact David Hatten: djhatton9@gmail.com) and/or

Southwest Democratic Club: 3 rd Monday of the month (contact Steve

Horner: sjhorner51@aol.com)

Howard Beckerman serves on the Nevada State Democratic

Central Committee, the Clark County Central Committee, and is Vice

President of the Red Rock Democratic Club. He has been active in the

political scene for over 40 years.

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

By: Victoria Seaman / Victoria’s Corner

The Nevada Republican primary on June

12th is fast approaching, with early

voting starting on May 26th. As Republicans, you

will have a great many choices this primary comprised of candidates

running for federal, state and various local offices. Your decisions will

set the stage for the general election in November.

As you make your choices, I encourage you to remember the old

adage, “Actions speak louder than words.” Far too often Republican

candidates campaign as conservative lions, then govern like liberal

lambs.

We all witnessed this practice during the 2015 state legislative

session. Whenever possible, look beyond the words and campaign ads

of the candidates and evaluate the actions taken. This especially applies

to incumbents.

Focus on the issues that matter most to you and research not just

what they promised, but how they voted. It’s primary time and many

incumbents talk about border security and illegal immigration yet

voted in the past for a pathway to citizenship, or driver’s license for

illegal aliens.

Many campaigned and promised to oppose tax increases only to turn

around and vote for them.

These officials are counting on you to forget their past actions. They

hope to confuse you with slick advertisements and new promises.

In this primary election,

many newcomers have

popped up to start their

campaign for high offices.

Many have spent little

time in the state, have

little or no voting record

and no history in Nevada

politics. In my view, they

are opportunists who may

not have the best interest of

their constituents at heart

and have very little in common with President

Trump.

Take the time to research the candidates on your

own. If they have a voting record look it up. For state

legislative races https://www.leg.state.nv.us/ Another terrific

source is www.npri.org, which compiles a comprehensive legislative

report card.

Our system of government relies on an informed electorate. Once

you have made your decisions, I hope to see you at the polls.

Victoria Seaman is a former Nevada Assemblywoman,

businesswoman and currently a Realtor in Las Vegas. You can

contact Victoria at: victoria@victoriaseaman.com.

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By: Judy Polumbaum / Our View

On his famous ride of April 1775, Paul Revere

traversed my Massachusetts hometown. I

grew up within hailing distance of Concord and

Lexington, where the intrepid Minutemen took

potshots at the retreating British redcoats in the opening salvos of the

American Revolution.

Hunting is holy in two states where I’ve lived and worked for extended

periods – Vermont and Iowa. Now I’m a new settler in Las Vegas, which

continues to host gun shows while the wounds of automatic gunfire

raining down on an open-air concert remain raw.

Thus, has the Second Amendment morphed from guarantor of

the archetypal grassroots militia to protection for sporting activities,

to the right of any Joe to wield weapons of war - not incidentally

yielding lucrative business for gun manufacturers and venders. Thus,

has a collective security shield become an individual and corporate

entitlement.

Weighing in on this hair-trigger issue almost seems futile; we know

the debates, with all their ideological and emotional baggage. Rather

than pressing my views, therefore, I instead would prevail on the socalled

grownups to cede the territory to the new generation of soon-tobe

voters concerned about gun violence.

I was struck by the brilliance, clarity and multiplicity of voices raised

at the “March for Our Lives” in Washington, DC, earlier this spring

– the admittedly privileged survivors of the Parkland, Florida, high

school shooting standing shoulder to shoulder with inner-city peers

who navigate threats of street violence daily. The passion and eloquence

were replicated at other events nationwide, including Las Vegas.

The executive director of the National Rifle Association is 68 years

old. Most of the top executives and board members of the biggest gun

companies are in their 50s and 60s, some in their 70s and 80s.

Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who in

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May 2018

deference to his rural base has been equivocal on gun legislation, is

76. John Paul Stevens, the retired Supreme Court justice (appointed,

don’t forget, by Republican Gerald Ford) who’s called for repealing the

Second Amendment altogether, is 97.

Not that age disqualifies. This publication, after all, is dedicated to

the proposition that seniors matter. But it works both ways.

Let us mind the wisdom of the Native American elders who say: We

do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our

children.

Rather than dismissing this children’s crusade as naive idealism,

adults should appreciate the upsurge of participatory democracy.

Judy Polumbaum is a professor emerita of journalism and a recent

transplant to Las Vegas from the Midwest. Her father Ted was a

professional photographer who thoroughly documented her childhood.

The Charade Continues

By: Dan Hyde / Call to Action

The lip service specialists (a.k.a. elected

politicians) have once again, been busy

saying something, but doing nothing regarding

the disgraceful treatment of the growing population of mentally ill

“constituents.” Last month, I mentioned the disgusting conditions

many mentally ill have been forced to endure in the so-called “group

homes.”

Predictably, (and not so coincidentally) tied into this year’s election,

politicians seeking your vote are clamoring to say that these conditions

are deplorable and need to be fixed. But what have they done about it?

Truth be told, not a damned thing! Why? Having been involved in the

political landscape for over 40 years (and I regret admitting it), I’ll tell

you why – the mentally ill don’t vote!

Yes, it’s true and the politicians know it! As painful as it is to say it

(and I know it will come as a shock), a politician’s only interest is their

own self-interest - i.e. get and stay elected!

The one thing we can do to fix this mess is to vote for candidates that

have a specific “action plan.” Those in need may not vote, but you and

I do!

Let’s unite in demanding action by those seeking our vote, regardless

of what party they belong to! Those who can’t care for themselves

expect nothing less from us.

This election cycle, we should and must hold the politicians’ feet to

the fire! If we don’t, who will?

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.


May 10, 1775

By: John Beilun / Time Traveler

The fortress was in the shape of a five-pointed

star. Its walls were seven feet high and

fourteen feet thick, with its entirety surrounded

by a dry moat. Situated on the southern tip of

Lake Champlain, it controlled all major traffic between Canada and

the Colonies.

Many thought the fort to be impregnable. Especially, the 16,000

British soldiers who attacked its 4,000 defenders during the height of

The French and Indian Wars.

The redcoats experienced egregious casualties and were easily

repulsed. As for the French – only a scratch. Although a second English

force eventually managed to capture the bastion, that was only after

France had decided to abandon its claim on Canada.

After its takeover, the fortress saw no further action for nearly twenty

years. None, that is, until May 1775, the month that followed the Battles

of Lexington and Concord.

History confirms that this confrontation ignited the American

Revolution. However, what is left unsaid is that it would’ve all ended

there but for an incredible feat of daring that occurred three weeks

thereafter.

In the backwoods of New York, a 37-year-old land speculator and

provocateur hid with his men. For many years he and they had tried to

secede from that Colony.

Blood had been shed in the process. Since then, they had all been

declared outlaws, with stiff bounties placed upon

their heads.

Upon learning of the recent confrontation

in Massachusetts, their leader came up with a

seemingly quixotic plan. As a man with some

military experience, he knew the British could

never be dispatched by flintlocks alone.

Among all else, cannon, gunpowder and ball

were needed - and plenty thereof. And he knew exactly where they could

be obtained. Assuming he and his men would be exonerated should

they gain access to such munitions, the rebel leader led his to that

impregnable fortress situated on the southern tip of Lake Champlain.

Knowing full well that a frontal assault would be suicidal, he and

less than a hundred of his “boys” brazenly made their way past the

fort’s defenses in the early hours of May 10, 1775. After locating the

commander’s quarters, they captured him in his nightgown.

Before dawn, the British laid down their weapons and conceded the

fort. All without a shot!

Shortly thereafter, the New Englander turned the bastion over to the

nascent Continental Army. Over 80 cannon and tons of gunpowder and

ball were removed and dispatched to Dorchester Heights to free Boston

of British occupation.

The name of the impregnable fortress? Ticonderoga. As for that

quixotic rebel leader: Ethan Allen.

And you thought he only made furniture!

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May 2018

Common Insurance Myths

By: Jim Valkenburg / Insurance Insight

Over the years there have been many “urban

myths” perpetuated about insurance.

Below are a few:

*Red (or yellow) cars are more expensive to

insure. FACT: The color of your car has absolutely no bearing on your

insurance rates.

The price of your auto policy is based on many factors, such as make,

model, body type, age, cost of the vehicle, safety record, likelihood of

theft; notwithstanding your own personal factors such as your age,

driving record, etc. But color – not a factor!

*My neighbor’s insurance rate is low. Shouldn’t I get the same rate?

FACT: Only if you have the same car, coverages, credit, usage, you are

the same age, marital status, etc. See where this is going? No two people

are exactly the same.

*If I lend my car to a friend and they have an accident, their

insurance will pay the claim. FACT: No, you and your insurance are on

the hook when someone else drives your car.

Insurance follows the car and not the driver. So, if your friend is

driving your car, it is your auto insurance company that will respond.

If your friend received a ticket, it goes on his/her record, not yours;

however, the claim is on your record.

*If I get a ticket out-of-state, it will not “show” on my Nevada driving

record. FACT: Yes, it can. I once received a DMV report for a young man

who received two tickets in one day in two different states (I guess he

was anxious to get home). Both tickets “showed” on his report and

neither was in Nevada.

*Thieves prefer to steal new cars. FACT: It’s often more lucrative to

steal old cars and sell the parts. In 2016, the top 5 most stolen vehicles

were: (1) 1997 Honda Accord, (2) 1998 Honda Civic, (3) 2006 full size

Ford pickup, (4) 2004 full size Chevrolet pickup and (5) 2016 Toyota

Camry.

More next month.

Jim Valkenburg is a retired military officer and insurance executive.

He and his wife owned and operated their own insurance agency for

over 16 years. His primary purpose is to give out real information

that can be used to make intelligent insurance decisions.


Homeostasis - Your Body Needs Balance

By: Dr. Victoria Boyd / Hempworx

As outlined in last month’s article, your

Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is the

gatekeeper of all the cells in your body so they can

function effectively and efficiently. You also learned that by taking CBD

it effectively repairs and, in some cases, reverses a health condition.

What ECS does is helps you maintain Homeostasis which is important

for your health.

Homeostasis means the body is in a stable equilibrium state, able

to take care of itself, regulate its internal environment despite what’s

going on externally, and perform a great balancing act and a form

of self-healing.

The body seeks to maintain this homeostatic state and a great

example is its ability to maintain a temperature of 98.6 degrees

Fahrenheit no matter what the temperature is outside. This is actually

a form of dynamic homeostasis in which there is continuous change,

yet relatively uniform conditions prevail.

The body naturally creates a cascading effect to maintain

homeostasis. Just like a scale when it becomes off balance, it impacts

the entire system.

A change on one side has a direct effect on the other. A perfect example

again is body temperature - when we get hot, our body perspires and

cold it slows down. This is a cause and effect cycle and it is happening

consistently throughout our bodies.

Imbalanced homeostasis can also be the root cause of diseases and

cellular malfunction in two ways: Deficiency – cells not getting what

they need, and Toxicity – cells being poisoned by things they don’t need.

By repairing and or supporting our natural system we work at the

root cause. Pharmaceuticals work at the level of the symptom, masking

but not balancing, and causing additional symptoms.

We’ve all heard, read or been warned about the “side effects” of

almost every drug on the market. What you want is to naturally gain a

nexus of balance which occurs via the Endocannabinoid System where

all systems are created equal and receive the same healing feedback.

We can repair the damaged receptors by putting cannabinoids (CBD)

back into our systems. A full spectrum

CBD is an acronym for over 100 chemical

profiles. All of them play a different

and crucial role based on whether

it is a CB1 or CB2

receptor.

Whether you have

existing problems or

want to prevent future

ones, taking CBD on a

regular basis is a good

regimen. You strive

for a balanced diet

– strive to maintain

homeostasis.

Keep the

questions coming!

You can order

Hempworx CBD at: www.Hempworx.com/RocksPlace.

As an author and trainer Dr. Victoria Boyd loves sharing

knowledge in diverse areas such as nonprofit development

and research on the medical benefits of CBD as an affiliate of

Hempworx. Email her at: DrVictoriaBoyd@gmail.com.

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Crystal Czerkas-

Sarbacker

T

Taos is calling...

aos, New Mexico is one of the most

historic art centers in the nation and it

was the home of Nicolai Fechin, one of

America’s adopted artists and most famous

impressionists. Plus Taos’ beauty and charm

was a driving force in my Dad’s development

as the artist, who signed his name Czerkas.

My Dad was a Californian, but his fascination with the Southwest

came from his private teacher, Nicolai Fechin, who loved

the area and insisted my Dad spend time there. Fechin (b. 1881

- d. 1955) had already established an extraordinary reputation

as an impressionistic artist before he fled from Russia to the US.

He traveled through many of the States, but only one area stole

his heart with its rural beauty and that was Taos, a village sixty

miles from Santa Fe. He along with several other well known

artists, including Georgia O’Keefe, settled in that region and

built a reputation for their community in the art world that has

lasted over a hundred years. Each of these artists had their own

style and interests but many of them like Fechin were especially

drawn to the Native Americans who resided nearby. The unique

customs, ceremonies, and habitats of the tribes really intrigued

Fechin and likewise my Dad, Victor Czerkas.

Warm Weather Arm Exercise

By: Mary Richard / Health Fitness

Yes, the warm weather is upon us and we are

looking towards wearing sleeveless tops.

How do we get those “arm jiggles” toned up?

It’s tough to have the “chicken wings” – as I call them in my aerobic

classes! But we can work on toning them up.

Do these arm exercises a few times a week and you’ll feel muscles

you didn’t even know you had. First – get rid of any excuses. It’s a myth

that if you work on toning your arms that they will become bulky.

Women are worried if they pump iron, they will come out looking

“bulky and unfeminine.” Not true. The female body is not made to

bulk. Unless you’re genetically unique, you don’t have the testosterone

for Rocky Balboa biceps.

Pueblo Gathering Watercolor / 22” x 28”

The Mystical Pueblos series of paintings and giclees by Czerkas

focuses on the spirituality of our Native American populations.

Like Fechin, my Dad sought to preserve the heritage and beauty

of the Southwest. And the result is an ethereal quality in this art

collection that tells us these are scenes from bygone days, when

pueblos dominated tribal communities with an ageless, almost

surreal appearance. Original oils, watercolors and limited edition

giclees are available.

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For more

information,

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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...

To get your arms in the best shape, examine your body and set a

realistic goal. For women with too much arm jiggle, you’re going to

increase your repetitions and increase the amount of arm exercises in

one workout session. You’ll also need your cardio work to be intensive,

but remember, heavier weights will not get you to your goal faster.

For women with scrawny arms, the pushup is king. Make sure to

focus on pushup exercises as they are a quick way to really build

strength. It’s a good plan to start with five pushups a set and work your

way up; taking as long as you need.

In my “cool down” portion of my aerobic classes, we do pushups on

the ballet barre – arms a little wider than the shoulders, feet about the

same width and then pushup on the barre. If you do not have a ballet

barre, the floor can be used.

1. Start out in front of a mirror so you can check your alignment.

Your hands should be directly under your shoulders and lined up with

your chest. Make sure your core is tight and your shoulders and neck

are relaxed.

2. Use your triceps to help execute the perfect pushup, so make sure

you feel them engage when you are lowering and lifting your back up.

Your body from shoulder to foot should be tight (stiff) and even (your

body straight and parallel to the floor).

Good luck with these exercises and you’ll be having some toned

arms in no time!

POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND HAPPY HEALTH TO ALL!

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.


It’s a Darn Shame

By: James J. White, D.D.S. / Your Dentist

Last month, a lovely, rather frail-appearing

lady came to my office for a consultation

regarding my turbyfill dentures. After introducing

myself and asking how I might help her, she promptly opened her purse

and took out a set of dentures.

I have thought quite a long time about whether or not I should

write an article concerning this episode. It is a regrettable situation I,

unfortunately, have so commonly seen over the past few years.

Typically, I sit down and explain how I can help the patient and

present the necessary cost to accomplish this. Very often, an older patient

will have one of their children come with them to the consultation.

I always encourage this. An extra set of ears never hurts.

Most often, the older patient becomes quite excited about the

possibility of having teeth, and/or being out of discomfort. They also

know they will, once again, regain some dignity.

The cost of the treatment is not usually an obstacle to the older

patient, but sadly, it seems to be a problem to their kids. It seems that

the child has an issue with mom or pop spending the money to have

the necessary treatment.

How very sad, if not tragic. Just think about that.

To me, the money one saves is that person’s money to use as they see

fit. I personally think it borders on criminality to have a child dictate

the quality of life for their parent just because they do not want the

parent’s money spent.

The lady about whom I wrote about when beginning this article was

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• Trouble eating the foods you want?

• Discomfort when chewing?

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• Dentures making sores or not fitting anymore?

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so excited not to have to carry what she called her “cheap” teeth in her

purse that she made the follow-up appointment, only to be cancelled

by the daughter.

It is one thing to help or assist parents make financial decisions

when they no longer possess reasoning power. It is quite another to

discourage or prevent older parents from having all that they need or

want - particularly when it is the parent’s money.

“Honor thy father and thy mother that their days may be long upon

the land which the Lord, thy God has given them.”

If I can assist you in any manner with your dental needs, please do

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It’s What We Do!

By: Charlie Christy / Executive Director

- Ms. Senior Nevada

Mesquite did a wonderful Ms Senior

Nevada Pageant for their local ladies.

Four charming gals did a variety of talent and had very thoughtful

philosophy of life presentations. The winner, Le Ann Elder Kalstein,

did a fun routine and will be in our Nevada State Pageant in August.

Last month, our local gals did a terrific show at Aegis of Las Vegas. It

sounds like it would be hard to entertain at a memory care center, but

they did a tremendous show and the audience was most appreciative.

Dee Carney did her Charlie Chapin routine and the crowd was

hooting and clapping. I’m sure it brought back memories of happy

times.

Our show had a variety of song and dance routines, from jazz to

belly dancing and old standards to comedy. What a pleasure to bring

joy to these wonderful people who can no longer go out.

Thirty-three years of giving seniors the opportunity to entertain and

giving shut-ins an afternoon of pleasure. That’s what we do. For more

information, contact me: charlieclasvegas@aol.com.

May 2018

An Ancient Chinese Secret

By: Kyo Mitchell / A Healthier You

No one wants to grow old and to suffer from

a chronic medical condition. The ability

to remain young and to recover from a medical

condition depends on many factors.

There seems however, to be one factor which is the most crucial. For

your cells to maintain in a healthy state, to recover from illness, or to

repair any damage, it needs energy. The energy the body uses is called

ATP and is made by a structure called mitochondria.

Let’s use an analogy to help you understand. Like your car, your cells

are made of many components - each having a necessary role to help

your cells run effectively and efficiently. When you have a medical

condition, something in your cells has “broken down” and needs to be

replaced. This is the role of pharmaceutical drugs.

In addition to certain components of the cell needing to be replaced,

the mitochondria also become damaged. This would be the equivalent

of the car having no gas or electrical energy.

Where drugs can replace damaged “components” of the cell, they

have nothing to help repair the mitochondria. If the mitochondria

cannot make energy in sufficient quantity, the cells cannot keep up

with the demands of day-to-day function, much less recover from

any damage done from illness. This lack of necessary energy leads to

further degradation of the cells; making you sicker and older more

quickly.

Thousands of years ago, the Chinese found a way to address this

problem. Certain herbs such as licorice and ginseng could help the

mitochondria recover and work more efficiently.

Licorice root helps the cells make new mitochondria. Nutmeg helps

the mitochondria function more effectively in those with diabetes.

Other herbs help the brain, liver and heart produce ATP more

efficiently. It should be noted that certain of these herbs can exacerbate

medical conditions (high blood pressure) and others can interact with

certain drugs. As such, they should only be prescribed by a qualified

medical professional.

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

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

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