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Let’s talk about Home Appreciation!
When you hear the phrase "price appreciation," what does it mean to
you? Chances are you know it has to do with rising home prices, which is
good news, if you are considering selling your home. To truly understand
home price appreciation, you need to know how it works and why it
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Appreciation, in general terms, is an increase in the value of an asset over
time. The increase can occur for a number of reasons, including increased
demand or weakening supply, or as a result of changes in inflation or
interest rates. This is the opposite of depreciation, which is a decrease in
value over time.
When we consider how this applies to real estate, the key words are
SUPPLY and DEMAND. In today's real estate market, we're experiencing
high demand for homes, AND a low supply which isn't keeping up with the
demand. Anytime there is more demand than supply, prices naturally
rise. This happens because buyers are willing to pay more to secure the
property. Buyers are competing with one another to purchase a home,
leading to bidding wars that drive prices up. For sellers, the rising prices
mean that opportunity is knocking.
The typical national average home price appreciation rate is between 3-5%
a year. Today, home prices are appreciating well beyond the “norm” thanks
to high demand. Compared to the normal pace of 3-5% appreciation per
year, the current average forecast of nearly 11.5% is significant, and some
areas in the Las Vegas Valley have seen almost double that!
So, if you are considering selling your home, it may be worth more than you
realize. You can use your increased equity to finally purchase your dream
home, or you can put it toward other big goals like funding an education or
opening a business.
But don't wait. While price appreciation is strong now, most likely we will
see homes appreciating at a more normalized pace next year. If you sell
your house sooner, rather than later, you'll be in a better position to
capitalize on the higher-than-average home price appreciation we're
If you're thinking of selling, there really is no time like the present. Call or
email me today and I will provide you with the up-to-the-minute market
analysis of your home and its potential. I'm here to help, and I'm looking
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About The Vegas Voice
In 2020 The Vegas Voice received six national awards from the North
American Mature Publisher’s Association. The awards were for our investigative
articles, front-page design, editorials and columns.
As the judges stated (and we humbly agree): The Vegas Voice gets
credit for pulling no punches, striking hard… with its articles.
It’s unequivocal style leaves no room for readers to wonder where
it stands on senior issues.
“The Public Guardian Killed My Sister”
By: Rana Goodman / On My Soapbox
Some time ago I wrote about my “run in”
with the Clark County Public Guardian’s
The issue arose when her employees “man-handled” a very frail
senior that they were attempting to place in a facility against her will.
We were successful in getting the lady’s case resolved to her satisfaction..
Another person (we’ll call her Gail) contacted Dan and I last month
and asked for our help. She had been the caretaker and legal guardian
of her older sister, who was a diagnosed schizophrenic, for the last 38
After a brief stay at Valley
Hospital, Gail received an
order to appear before Judge
Linda Marquis in Family
Court. The public guardian
had filed to take over her
I was given a stack of
legal documents from
Gail that showed several
the care that the older
sister received. However
after reading them, there
were no reports of financial
impropriety or physical abuse.
In fact, after each investigation it was decided that any negative
actions were “unsubstantiated.”
When I asked if there was a substantial financial income or property
involved, I was told, “we are as poor as church mice. My sister has her
Social Security, $800 per month and that’s all.”
Then what was the problem?
It seems that Gail’s frustration level had reached a boiling point. She
was (like in the movie “Network”) “as mad as hell and she wasn’t
going to take it anymore.”
Gail was determined to fight back and fight back she did. She raised
her voice to the judge, stating emphatically that she loved and cared for
her sister and included her in all travel and family events. They have
lived together for decades and wanted to remain so.
However, when the ruling came down, it was ordered that the Public
Guardian should remove the sister and place her in a group home.
As the months ticked by, Gail sent an email to the court and the legal
aid attorney assigned to her sister and said, (paraphrasing) “several
months ago you said I could no longer keep my sister, yet she is still
here although you continue to take her Social Security payments and
leave the care to me. That is using me, and it’s not right - so come and
That outburst was Gail’s downfall, and it was held against her in
the reports. On, Monday, August 2, 2021, Gail’s sister was taken to a 10
person group home.
Four days later, a message was left on Gail’s phone. The message was
“your sister is dead.” No condolence – nothing that showed that it
was (even a pretend) caring person who left the message.
On August 6 th , after speaking to the public information officer for
public guardian Karen Kelly, I was told there would be an autopsy and
I would receive a copy.
I didn’t receive a copy of the autopsy, however a subsequent email
from the public information officer stated that the Coroner/Medical
Examiner’s Office had information on the manner and cause of death for
the sister. “The manner of death for Ms. XXX, age 84, was determined
to be natural, and the cause was atherosclerotic & hypertensive
Gail is adamant that “the
public guardian killed my
sister.” And I’m sad to say
that I have little to no faith
in the care she received in
the group home under the
“watchful eye” of the public
When I met her, she was
laughing and chatting away.
After less than 100 hours
of being removed from her
caring and loving sister
and placed in a strange and
unknown group home she
I guess she was just another statistic for the public guardian and one
less case for the Family Court.
You don’t think this can happen to you? Think again.
*One Final Thought: Last month, Publisher Dan detailed his
very harsh criticism of Channel 13 KTNV-ABC reporter Darcy Spears
over her guardianship “accomplishments.”
Did you see or hear Ms. Spears, her KTNV fellow reporters, supporters
and friends rush to her defense or challenge the accuracy of Dan’s
remarks? Neither did we.
Do you agree with our
columnists? Did anyone get
you angry, make you think or
simply put a smile on your face?
Please tell us by forwarding
your comments, thoughts or
suggestions to Publisher Dan at:
A Prickle of Porcupines
By: Gayla Kalp / Life is Laughter
was laughing with my daughter over the
I unusual and funny names of groups of
animals. I thought I would share this great bit of
trivia with you. Learn and enjoy!
Apes: a shrewdness
Baboons: a congress
Bears: a sleuth
Bees: a swarm (only in flight), a grist (on the ground)
Butterflies: a rabble
Cats: a kindle (kittens), a litter (young), a clowder (adults)
Chicks: a peep
Cockroaches: an intrusion
Crows: a murder
Deer: a mob
Ducks: a bunch (in water), a brace (on land)
Eagles: a convocation
Elephants: a parade
Flamingos: a flamboyance
Foxes: a leash
Giraffes: a tower
Geese: a gaggle (on land), a skein (in flight)
Hummingbirds: a charm
Leopards: a leap
Mice: a mischief
Owls: a parliament
Pandas: an amalgamation
Pigs: a sounder
Rabbits: a warren
Seals: a harem
Skunks: an odor
Squirrels: a scurry
Tigers: an ambush
Toads: a lump
Woodpeckers: a descent
Zebras: a dazzle
Gayla is a speaker, author, psychologist and humorist. She also
happens to be Ms. Sr. California, Nevada and Universe England.
You Gotta Laugh
By: Bill Caserta / Bill’s Blurbs
What the? – Part I: The pedestrian
light on the corner in my Sun
City community beeps when it’s safe to
cross the street. I was crossing with an
“intellectually challenged” (actually an HOA
Board member) and she asked if I knew what the beeper was
for. I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red.
Appalled, she responded, “What on earth are blind people doing
What the? – Part II: When I arrived at the dealership to
pick up my car after it was serviced, I was told the keys had
been locked in it. I went to the service department and found
a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver’s side door.
As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door
handle and discovered that it was unlocked. “Hey,” I announced to the
technician, “It’s open!”
His reply, “I know. I already did that side.”
Huh?: I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when the TSA
employee asked, “Has anyone put anything in your baggage without
I replied, “If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?” He
smiled knowingly and nodded, “That’s why we ask.”
Learned my lesson: Apparently RSVP’ing to a wedding invitation
“Maybe next time” isn’t the correct response.
And that’s how the fight started: My wife asked me if she was
the only one I had ever slept with. I replied yes, all the others were nines
And finally: Do you ever get up in the morning, look in the mirror
and think “That can’t be accurate.”
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By: Beverly Washburn / Hollywood Memories
thought I’d write this month about my dear
I friend Jon Provost. For those of you who
remember the classic TV show “Lassie” Jon
played the little boy “Timmy” on that show.
Here he is today at 71 with me in Santa Rosa just a few weeks ago. He
lives with his lovely wife Laurie and their precious dog Nino.
Jon had a very prolific career and actually started at the age of 3
when he was cast as Jane Wyman’s son in a film called “So Big.” He
also played the son of Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in “Country Girl.”
Jon had also just been in a film called “Escapade in Japan” appearing
with the unknown and uncredited Clint Eastwood! The producer of
Lassie was Bonita Granville who was so impressed with Jon in that
movie that she cast him without ever even asking him to take a screen
He was cast as Timmy at the age of 7 and was on for seven seasons.
Jon has had many accomplishments over the years. He won the Genesis
Award for outstanding TV in a family series for a “New Lassie” story
which he wrote, focusing on the inhumane treatment of research
He has directed and hosted online videos about dogs and cats for a
Purina website. He also has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on
He has also written a book called “Timmy’s in the Well” which I
highly recommend. It tells of his many highs and lows of being a child
Jon and I are doing a documentary in January in which I’ll narrate.
He will be interviewed about his experience having worked with one of
the most famous dogs in history. And of course, I’ll put in my two cents
about working with “Old Yeller”!
I could go on and on about Jon as he is a true friend and wonderful
person, and I am thrilled, delighted and grateful to call him and his
wonderful wife Laurie dear friends of mine.
Until next time, remember smiling is the ultimate anti-depressant.
Beverly Washburn graced the silver screen as a child actress and
is the author of Reel Tears. You can contact Beverly at: bjradell@
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By: Liz Breier / This & That
Depressed? So many friends have expressed
how down in the
dumps they feel from
emotion was especially prevalent during the
pandemic “lock down.”
It is apparent however, that such malaise is
a condition that affects many seniors. Some
live far from family or have lost a partner
and feel isolated.
Many are not sure how to go about getting
out among their peers and enjoying life –
which has a different meaning for everyone.
Those that live in a community that
provides activities makes it easier for seniors
to avoid isolation, but even then, many are
nervous about how to initially break the
ice. Although we are older, there is still the
fear of being ridiculed, kept out of groups
or generally feeling ostracized by those that
already know each other.
Many municipalities and religious organizations provide outlets for
seniors to socialize. Fortunately, we live in a 24-7 town, so there is also the
opportunity to be among others in a casino or at bingo - even if you’re
It is not difficult to recognize when someone is alone or feeling lonely.
Why not welcome them into a card game, book review or bocci group?
Whatever the activity, it is always rewarding
to include someone new - especially when you
realize how appreciative they are. Everyone
has something to offer and taking the time to
meet new people not only benefits them but
can benefit the host or hostess as well.
New friends may bring knowledge or
expertise in legal, accounting, medical fields
or are knowledgeable about a diverse number
of areas in home repairs and maintenance,
culinary or crafts - just to name a few.
Of course, being kind to someone who is
alone or lonely may not gain any benefit of
knowledge to the one reaching out a friendly
hand. Instead the benefit is derived from the
satisfaction of knowing we did something
kind for someone else.
More importantly, helping someone avoid
depression can actually save their life.
Senior depression is a real ailment. Help someone in despair.
Liz Breier is an ex-New Yorker who retired to Florida for 24 years
before deciding that Nevada means home to her. You can contact
Liz at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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come here looking
for a sign.
Gangsters, pranksters, vixens,
visionaries, rascals, ranchers.
They all came, along with thousands
of ordinary people, with either a
fortune to find or nothing to lose.
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The Games Have Started!
By: Liz Palmer / NSG
The Games have started, the games have
started! The Nevada Senior Games, that
is. Our first sport
is Golf taking place September 3
and 4 at the Club at Sunrise.
Registration for Track and
Field, Basketball Skills and
Shuffleboard closes October
1. Registration for the 5K & 10K
Road Races closes October 15.
“Sure, I’ve got time,” you may think, but not really because for all
other sports, registration closes September 21 st and that’s coming up
If you want to Bowl at Sunset Station, play Racquetball at Las Vegas
Athletic Club, compete at Table Tennis at Valley View Rec Center,
“tri” a Triathlon at Lake Mead, dribble down the court for Women’s
Basketball at UNLV, show off your Cycling skills on the road, make a
splash while Swimming at Pavilion Pool, shoot your most accurate
Archery match at LV Archers Range, or play your best Badminton game
at UNLV, you’ve GOT to register by September 21 on our website www.
Show off your stuff, make some great new friends, and score a
fabulous new Nevada Senior Games shirt.
Still on the fence? How about bragging rights for the top senior in
Nevada in your age and gender division and the chance for a gold,
silver, or bronze medal? Plus, qualify for the 2022 National Senior
Games next May in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It’s all waiting for you.
Don’t delay! We are waiting to welcome you at the Nevada Senior
Liz Palmer is the Executive Director of the Nevada Senior Games.
For more information on how you can participate, contact Liz at:
702/242-1590 or by email: Nevadaseniorgames@outlook.com.
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Out to Dinner
By: Dianne Hahn / Back in the Days
The kids are ten, eight and six. Just going out
to dinner can be exhausting.
“We’re leaving in fifteen minutes,” I say. “Get
I freshen my makeup. Call out warnings to
keep everyone on schedule. “Dina, brush your
hair. Darryl, wash your face and get your shoes.
Derek, put the puppies in the dog run.”
Hubby heads to the garage to start the car.
“Five minutes,” I call, then grab my purse
and dash down the hall. (Donnie has turned off
every light switch he’s passed.) I trip over the
puppies! Rub my ankle, struggle to my feet.
“Why aren’t the dogs in the run?” I groan.
Pass the family room and the kids are still sprawled in front of the
television! I come unglued! Bark orders: “You! Get your shoes and wash
your face! You! Get that hair combed! And you! Get those dogs in the
Derek jumps up. Dina searching for a hairbrush. Darryl and I on
hands and knees looking for his shoes.
“They were just here...”
“They couldn’t have been, or they’d be here.” We crawl towards his
room. “Stop following! Look for your shoes!” “I am!”
“Don’t look where I’m looking. Look elsewhere!” Frustrated, I stand.
“Get your cowboy boots.”
“Can’t,” he mumbles.
“Why?” “The bottom is coming off.”
“You ripped the sole of your new, expensive cowboy boots?” Tears. “It
was an accident, Mom.”
The horn honks. “Let’s go! Wear a pair of your
Derek snorts. “I don’t want some creepy kid
wearing my shoes. I’ll get diseased from his
“He’s not some creepy stranger, he’s your
brother! His feet don’t stink! FIND SOME
The horn honks again. Derek appears with an ancient, dirty pair of
sneakers. Darryl takes them with his thumb and index finger “Phew!”
Dina’s struggling to pull a dog brush through her hair! I comb her
hair with my brush, spit on a Kleenex to clean Darryl’s face, push the
kids out the door.
I turn to Donnie. “Where did I go wrong?”
He smiles and lightly touches my cheek. “You were an only child.”
A former schoolteacher, Dianne Sebis Hahn writes for children too.
Presently, Dianne has eight books available on Amazon.com. You
can also see her on SCA TV.
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In these waning days of summer, my mind is
bifurcated. Could be better, says one part.
Could be worse, says the other. Lots worse.
The disheartened part is weary of Covid. This
pandemic goes on and on and on. Across the country, the response is
piecemeal, capricious, downright dangerous in places.
I find myself wishing for what the US media accuse China of imposing:
a “Draconian containment strategy,” in the words of the Washington
Post. Facing new viral outbreaks here and there of a few hundred cases,
the Chinese quarantine affected areas, administer widespread testing,
cancel events that put people into close contact, and go back online for
teaching and other business.
I find myself admiring New Zealand’s prime minister, who reimposed
a nationwide lockdown in response to a single Covid case.
The US is neither China, with its strong central state and collective
obedience, nor New Zealand, a small island nation. But surely, we can
address the resurgence of the virus with more than a shrug and the
promise of boosters for those who accept the virtues of vaccines.
Surely, we can do better than our late-August stats topping 100,000
new cases and 1,000 additional deaths per day.
Then there’s the global environmental breakdown, of course. The
latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
lays the blame decisively at us humans and warns of prospects even
direr than previously thought.
Meanwhile, another earthquake has killed and injured tens of
thousands of Haitians and put hundreds of thousands more out on
Could Be Both
By: Judy Polumbaum / Our View
Medications - Alert!
By: Heather Latimer / Heather’s Self-Help Tips
Although several local residents do not want
printed I am disclosing
their experiences and a few precautions to
save you from a similar fate.
HL spent three weeks in a rehabilitation
facility. On two occasions a nurse brought
the wrong pills she would have taken had
she not recognized the shape, size, and color
of those that were regularly supplied. Learn
prescription names and try to remember
what they look like.
A certified nurse’s assistant picked up
a small bag containing a prescription for Hydrocodone. When the
attending nurse opened it to relieve her patient’s agonizing pain she
was furious. It was Solifenacin for incontinence. Look inside the bag
before you leave the counter.
HN complained that 30 was the quantity printed on a container of
the street, where they remain in peril from destabilization and disease.
One incident says it all: A grandpa was carrying his four-month-old
grandson when debris rained down and killed the infant.
And America’s twenty-year project in Afghanistan – the military
venture that only one solitary member of Congress, U.S. Rep. Barbara
Lee, had the gumption to say shouldn’t occur without proper debate
and authorization – has reached its ghastly end.
No outside power has ever remade Afghanistan in its desired image.
Not Alexander the Great nor Genghis Kahn, not the British Empire
or the Soviets, not us. History has reasserted lessons we should have
known all along.
So here we are, in the land of those free to act irresponsible and the
home of the occasional brave and lonely voice. We are not in Haiti or
That’s from the other part of my mind, reminding me that too many
people elsewhere have it far, far worse.
Judy is a professor emerita of journalism and a transplant to
Las Vegas from New England via China, the West Coast and the
Oxycodone pain pills, yet only l9 were inside. When collecting any
drug favored by addicts ask the pharmacist to count pills before
accepting the order.
WD noticed Tramadol for pain was missing
after she had shown the cupboard where it
was stored to a medical professional from
an agency. Make a list of medications and
present that whenever required instead of
displaying the items themselves. Locking
up is a bit of a bore but it is certainly a
safeguard against theft.
Of course, not only others make mistakes.
Identical containers get moved around and
you may not remember which are to treat
what. If the label from the pharmacy does not provide this info on
the container, write it yourself.
Heather Latimer is a nationally recognized specialist in making
difficult subjects easy and author of 17 books. See amazon.com/
heather latimer/how to overcome.
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Two Great Shows Coming
By: Evan Davis / Entertainment Editor
Chadwick Johnson will be celebrating
songs of the “Piano Men” in his premier
debut in Sun City MacDonald Ranch’s Showroom
with songs from Elton John, Ray Charles,
Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, and others.
This will be a ticketed show sure to sell out at only $25. The
7:00 pm show on Saturday September 11, will allow you to
have an early bird dinner or late-night snack. Maybe both.
Chadwick Johnson is a singer/songwriter who approaches the craft
as a storyteller, creating soul stirring compositions. We may even get
him to perform one or two of his original hit songs.
In live performances, he has shared the stage with such music icons
as Olivia Newton John, Katharine McPhee, and Susan Anton.
In his personal life, Chadwick is a horseman, and enjoys training
horses and competing as a
Team Roper in Rodeo events.
Maybe he’ll tell us some
Just a quick blurb on
our October 16 th show, once
again at Sun City MacDonald
Ranch, which will feature
the Broadway Music of
TOM Lehrer, GEORGE
Gershwin, IRVING Berlin
& FRANK Loesser. Bruce
Ewing has put a starstudded
cast, which includes
singers Brenda Mandabach and Kevan Patriquin. They will all
be accompanied by the genius of Philip Fortenberry on piano.
What other clubs are in town that you may not be too familiar with?
On the Jazz, blues, soul scene we have a place called Classic Jewel on E.
Then there is the old E-String that has been completely remodeled
and is called The Gambit. Also, occasional fund raiser jazz performances
at the Elks Club on West Charleston.
And of course, the speakeasy downstairs at the Mob Museum
Underground which is downtown.
Then there are the Clark County Libraries (Windmill, Summerlin
and Flamingo) which have state-of-the-art theaters.
You can find New Orleans style bands, Latin/jazz combos, Broadway
show singers, piano bars, drag shows and just about every other venue
imaginable all at local venues.
To see who’s playing where and when, visit my web site that will have
a full list of all the entertainment on the local scene and sign up for my
weekly emails at www.EvanDavisJazz.com.
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: email@example.com.
Let Them Eat Pie
By: Pat Alexander / Art of Entertaining
In safer, saner days, Labor Day signaled the
end of summer. Labor Day weekend meant
barbeques and gatherings of family, friends, and
neighbors. Kids would be going back to school and celebrating their
last days of freedom.
In my old neighborhood, we lived at the end of a cul-de-sac and
neighbors on both sides of the street would get together and plan a
barbeque blowout. Each family contributed a dish or libation. Tables,
chairs, umbrellas, and grills were set up in the turnaround, and anyone
who could play an instrument was sure to bring it.
We were a mix of many nationalities, and I always loved the
abundance and diversity of foods that made their way to our tables. We
had the usual hot dogs, beans, and potato salad, but national dishes
were also present.
There was stuffed cabbage, hand-held meat pies, quesadillas, baked
ziti, egg rolls, and even sushi - a true melting pot. Somehow the
Margueritas were always chilled, and the beer and soft drinks were icy.
Those gatherings were the best of times. We laughed, sang, and
looked after each other’s kids.
We came together as neighbors and friends and counted on one
another. Life was much simpler then, and I miss that feeling of
One of the dishes I always loved was made by a neighbor who didn’t
disclose recipes. Never one to
be deterred, I’ve worked hard
to duplicate it, and came up
with this. I think you’ll like it.
Beef Hand Pies
Sauté 1 finely diced large
onion and 1 clove grated
garlic until light brown. Add
1 lb. ground beef, 1 tsp. salt,
½ tsp. black pepper, 1 tsp. each
onion and garlic powders, and
1 tbs. beef flavoring, (better
Sauté until beef shows no
color. Add 1 cup each of finely
diced cooked carrots and
potatoes and 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese. Stir well and continue
cooking until well combined. Taste for seasoning. Cool.
Cut out 5” rounds from packaged pie crust. Fill each round with 2
tbs. filling, fold over and crimp edges with fork. Brush with beaten egg.
Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Pat Alexander writes about all things home. She is well known for
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A Great Trip Down Memory Lane
By: Dianne Davis / That’s Entertainment
Want to “Bring Back that Lovin’ Feeling”?
Go see The Righteous Brothers at the
South Point Hotel Casino in late September and
late October. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bill
Medley, an original The Righteous Brother, says, “I’m having the
‘time of my life’.”
And you’ll have a great time taking a nostalgic journey with Bill.
His salute to his friend Bobby Hatfield with his rendition of Unchained
Melody” may bring some tears to your eyes.
Bobby died in 2003. Bill wisely came back with Bucky Heard. If
you were a fan of this famous duo, my bet is that you will enjoy and
appreciate the opportunity to hear the songs of “blue-eyed soul” once
again done live.
Bucky, age 56, (Medley is almost 81) is a seasoned performer. Years
of work on stage in Branson, Missouri and elsewhere and his incredible
vocal range and versatility have prepared him well for this.
Medley doesn’t have the entire vocal range he did, but the audience
loves him and his new partner as they take us on a journey beginning
in the 1960s.
Bill and Bucky, separately and together perform the songs that made
the Righteous Brothers an integral part of American musical history.
You’ll hear Grammy-winning hits including “You’ve Lost That Lovin’
Feelin’,” (the most played
song in radio history
and the one featured in
the movie “Top Gun”),
“Soul & Inspiration,”
(featured in “Ghost”)
“Rock and Roll Heaven,”
“The Time of
My Life” (featured in
“Dirty Dancing”) and
The Righteous Brothers show is so enjoyable; most especially for
those who remember the years when they topped the charts, but also
for those who simply like songs with lyrics that you understand, music
that doesn’t crush your ears, and performers that look and feel like the
See The Righteous Brothers at South Point September 28-30 and
October 26-28 at 6:30 p.m.
Dianne Davis is delighted to once again share her opinions of
local performers and shows. She is the lead reporter for SCA-TV
and Associate Editor of lasvegas.splashmags.com.
Family & Staff Inspire DeSimone’s Success
By: Sam Wagmeister / People & Places
The kid comes first!
Nearly all successful businesspeople
have a philosophical mantra they credit for their
accomplishments. Those mantras often refer to
treatment of their customers and staff.
It’s no different for Realtor-turned-casino
owner Joe DeSimone, but in digging into his
what-makes-you-tick motivation, it’s obvious
that the kid comes first.
Since opening his real estate sales business in
1996, DeSimone has been one of Clark County’s
most successful Realtors. Originally focusing on
residential properties, he transitioned into real
As both his business and knowledge grew,
so too did his ability to recognize opportunity.
He developed his first real estate project,
Henderson’s Pecos Commons, an office/
medical facility, in 1998.
Much of DeSimone’s residential real estate business grew through
referrals. “The more business I did, the more friends I made,” he says.
Many of those referrals connected him to the town’s movers and
shakers. With them came more opportunities for commercial business
DeSimone’s basis for evaluating those opportunities focused on those
involved. “You’ve got to be careful who you deal with. You pick your
people, not your places.”
DeSimone seized upon an opportunity in 2015, approaching MGM to
buy the historic Railroad Pass Casino, Nevada’s
oldest licensed casino. MGM had been cautious
with their desire to sell the property, concerned
to insure job security for their staff.
DeSimone gained their trust: “I showed them
my intent, more by my activities than my words.”
As an unspoken sign to Railroad Pass’ staff of his
future plans, DeSimone began sinking millions
into renovating the 80-year old property that had
become physically and economically obsolete.
About the same time, DeSimone unexpectedly
acquired a new partner, Emilia. At 47-years old,
the real estate veteran and newly minted casino
owner acquired a new title, First Time Father.
Nine months after Covid shut down
Henderson’s Eldorado Casino, DeSimone struck a deal to purchase
the 60-year old building from Boyd Gaming. He embarked on another
renovation project, sinking $7 million into the modernization. Newly
rebranded as The Pass, the casino features a sportsbook carrying Derek
Stevens’ Circa brand, table games, 350 slot machines, a concert venue,
Italian restaurant and Emilia’s Café, named after DeSimone’s daughter,
a testament to his statement, “She’s my inspiration. Everything I do
revolves around her.”
In July, Emelia turned the first shovel of dirt for a Holiday Inn
Express at Railroad Pass Casino (see photo), the next phase of the site’s
development that has already given rise to a booming truck stop/travel
center and convenience store.
“This town has been so good to me,” DeSimone said. “The more
friends I made, the more it snowballed. I started enjoying people more,
not just from a business standpoint but from a personal standpoint.”
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Uranus Retrograde is here, are you feeling it?
Uranus Retrograde, which happens once a
year, started its trek backwards on August 20 th and
will run through February 2022.
Uranus is an oddball planet that is associated with the unusual,
eccentric and surprising or illogical events. With retrograde action,
Uranus is stirring up some exciting breakthroughs - both good and
bad in the below areas for each of the signs.
Aries: Unexpected shifts
around money, sources of
income, or partner’s money.
Taurus: Shifts around
identity, reputation, aligning
with the media, or making
therapies, learning about mental illness or abuse, and experiencing
Cancer: Shifts around your groups and community, support
systems, and aligning with technology.
Leo: Unexpected shifts around work or reputation and how you
present yourself in the public field.
Virgo: Unexpected travel or unexpected opportunities to expand
into new fields, states, or areas.
Libra: Supports shake-ups or learning about long-term financials,
such as investments, taxes, or debt.
Scorpio: Shifts around partnerships, friendships, where you stand
with friendships, and what you will tolerate from friends.
Sagittarius: Unexpected shake-ups around your work, daily
routine, how you serve and your health.
Capricorn: Supports shake-ups to your dating life, your children,
how you have fun and can lead to finding love in unusual places.
Aquarius: Unexpected shifts around your home life, upgrades
or repairs to the home, laughable situations around your living
environment and sudden changes to your home life.
Pisces: Supports shake-ups around your daily routine,
transportations and cars, siblings, and neighbors.
Although we will be going through this as a collective, if you birthday
falls between these dates, May 4-6 , November 6- 8 , August 6-8,
February 2-5, you may feel the energy greater than others.
As a takeaway, Uranus does not follow the logical order of things, so
expect the unexpected.
What Is Doo Wop?
By: Yvonne Cloutier / Musical Moments
Doo Wop, used mostly with romantic songs,
is actually the use of nonsense syllables
to fill in vocal musical space. It originated out
of rhythm and blues music with African\American young people in
the1940s, using little or no accompaniment.
Doo Wop is a distinct style of acapella (no accompaniment) with a
lead singer, usually a tenor (high voice,) singing the melody with other
voices as accompaniment. At first, it was simply described as rhythm
and blues, gospel, country, western, and traditional folk music.
They were mostly young male blacks, who used their voices for
harmonic accompaniment. And of course, white doo wop singers came
However, before Doo Wop, many composers used nonsense syllables.
This included Stephen Foster, who used syllables in Camp Town Races,
ending in Doo Da, Doo Da.
There were also songs with Oop Boo Sh’Bam’ Soop Shoop. Duke
Ellington used boo-wop in the song It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t
Got That Swing.
There are doo doo da doo doo in rhythm and blues, too. The title,
Boogie Woogie is also a form of Doo Wop.
The songs are usually fairly easy to remember and easy to sing along
with. The Mills Bros, Ink Spots and Platters used vocal harmony to
simulate the sound of string or reed sections.
Some other vocal group using syllables were: Forever Young with So
Much In Love; Bill Haley and the Comets-- the earliest group of white
Doo Wop singers.
Other examples are The Drifters with Save the Last Dance for Me
and The Platters who were one of the greatest vocal groups of all time.
Some of their many hits were: The Great Presenter, Only You, and
Harbor Lights; The Temptations with My Girl.
And many more groups and songs are also terrific examples .
Yvonne Cloutier, a former teacher/principal, with a music
background, specializes in ragtime piano. She researches and
reports about music on SCA-TV.com/Anthem Alive! You can
contact her at www.mytimeisragtime.com.
My Thank You
By: Linda Bateman-Gomez / Timeless Beauty
One of the best rewards I received when I
started my company was the chance to
communicate and learn from women all over
the world. I love connecting with other women and have learned more
from them than any beauty advertisement.
Writing this column has afforded me the same luxury and I love it!
I recently heard from several women that read my article on having
thyroid cancer. They took the time to share kind messages of support
This is what women do best - they support each other. As we get older,
we have more to share from our lifelong collection of knowledge.
We know what works and more importantly, we know what doesn’t.
Many of us have learned the hard way, so when I get suggestions from
other women, I listen.
One very important piece of advice and other great information was
from Donna. She shared the importance of checking the sunscreen
(and other beauty products) we use for ingredients considered toxic.
Two ingredients of concern by the FDA are Oxybenzone and
Octinoxate. These ingredients are considered to possibly be linked to
Donna shared a company that focuses on using the safest ingredients
possible in their products. It’s called beautycounter.com and they offer
a sunscreen free of those two ingredients.
for my incredibly
dry skin was from
Karen. She had such a
positive message and
reminded me of one
of my favorite brands,
I use the face wash
daily but forgot about
the moisturizer. I went out and bought it the same day and I’m very
glad I did.
It is heavier than I would normally have used in the past during
summer months, but with my newfound issues, it was just the ticket!
I’m doing well, looking forward to my check up next month and
expecting continued good news! Should any of you be dealing with
this, please feel free to contact me! I’m happy to share anything I can.
All of the positive thoughts, great words of advice and many prayers
from so many of you means more than you could ever know. Thank
you from the bottom of my heart!
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
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Recognizing Special Seniors
By: Carol Chapman
Do you know of a special senior who serves peers with their time
and talent? There are dozens of awards programs for everything
else, but few that recognize the efforts of those who go above and
beyond to care for seniors. The Foundation does so in several ways.
We will announce Nevada’s Senior Citizen of the Year at our
Gala on October 16 at The M Resort. Annually we recognize a Nevada
resident 65 years or better who has made significant contributions to
volunteerism in support of Nevada seniors.
Nominations come from people like you who know the impact of
their achievements and the extent to which they benefit or inspire the
Our nationwide Celebrate a Senior program runs all year long. You
can make a donation of $100 or more and receive (or we will mail) a
hand-painted tile celebrating your special senior. A certificate honoring
an individual is available for smaller donations.
Details for both of these programs are on our website at
Three finalists for Nevada Senior Citizen of the Year will be hosted
at The Gala, with the winner being announced from the stage. This is
just one of the highlights of the evening hosted by Honorary Chair John
Silent and live auctions, dinner, and entertainment by singer Mark
OToole are additional reasons to purchase your ticket or a table for
eight. Visit the Gala section on our website or call us at 725/244-4200.
By: Ali Guggenheim / Psychic Phenomenon
The Bible states that change can happen
in the “blink of an eye.” The majority of
humanity, however, believes that change is tied to
time. It’s not!
Rather, “it is in the eye (mindset) of the beholder.
Although this pathway has been proven to already exist, it is very
difficult for rational minds to accept. However, people that are easily
hypnotized (as well as those who meditate) find it much easier to
accept this concept and therefore can transform their thoughts and
Quantum healing is the connective link that scientists have been
looking for since the 1900s with quantum physics. They were able to
configure thought mathematically, but there was no real paradigm
that explained what this all meant, until now.
Today, scientists are able to prove how quantum healing actually
spans the connection between science, religion and spirituality.
Although there is no agreed upon language, it explains the minds’
connection to some instances that we would otherwise label as miracles.
That is not to say that miracles don’t exist. They do!
But, when it comes to healing and manifesting different realities, the
fact is that change begins with the mind, which we can individually
utilize with our own mind power.
One of the examples shared by quantum physicist and author
Cynthia Larson, “Quantum Jumping” and “Reality Shifts”, tells of a
young friend that broke her leg jumping from rock to rock. The doctor’s
x-rays confirmed the break.
Sent home to heal for two months, the woman was concerned she
would lose her new job. But, days after changing the theta wave space,
her leg began itching from within. Only two days later there was no
sign of ever having a leg break.
The core of the matter is this: If your intention is rooted in love and
you learn to direct that energy, you can project it wherever you want.
When others come into contact with it, they feel it and interesting
things begin to happen, even retro-actively.
In Pema Chodron’s words, “We are all a blink of an eye away from
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By: Susan Goldfein / Susan’s Unfiltered Wit
’m all for self-improvement, as long as it
doesn’t involve exercise. I’ve become a gymo-phobe.
The mere thought of a sports bra and
sneakers can ruin the most perfect day.
But perhaps “-phobe” isn’t an accurate suffix to explain my
condition. I don’t fear the gym; I out-and-out hate it!
This attitude represents a transformation from my former self who
was once dedicated to treadmills and Stairmasters. Perhaps I took too
many steps and am suffering from a case of burn-out.
And, although I have succumbed, I’m unable to make peace with
my slothfulness. So, heeding the suggestion of motivated friends, I have
called into play the following strategies:
Scare Tactics. Laziness is hazardous to my health. I’m susceptible to
osteoporosis and am being very unkind to my cardio-vascular system.
I’m depriving my brain of the super-oxygenating results of the
elliptical machine, not to mention the danger of weight gain. But when
I learned how much bouncing was needed to work off an Oreo cookie,
I simply decided to forego the cookie.
Bribery. If I go to the gym, I should reward myself. “It doesn’t have
to be expensive,” one friend said.
Now this was an appealing idea that actually got me into workout
attire. But I got sidetracked looking for potential gifts, and before long
it was time to go straight home because the dog was starving!
Personal Trainer. If I hired a personal trainer, I couldn’t wriggle out
of my commitment. That sounded foolproof.
So I hired a trainer who came twice a week. She was a lovely, fit
young woman, a perfect role model.
By the third week,
I experienced a
noticeable shift in my
attitude. I no longer
hated the gym. I hated
Vary the Routine.
Doing the same thing
gets boring. Take
various classes. This made sense. So I looked at the schedule.
“Yogalates”? Sounds like a drink at Starbucks. With soy milk. Kick
Boxing? Too aggressive. “Zumba”? That sounded goofy enough to be
I attended a class and as soon as the Latin music started I got the
feeling that everyone but me had been doing this for their entire lives,
while I was tripping over my feet trying to keep up. Luckily, the loud
music drowned out the sound of the door closing after me as I quietly
The struggle rages, and the devil on my left shoulder continues to
prevail. As a result, I’ve ditched my clingy shirts.
To paraphrase Nora Ephron, when a woman reaches that point in
life when her cleavage looks like a peach pit, she probably shouldn’t be
wearing tank tops anyway!
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By: Renee Riendeau / Movie Revelations
Disney presents Jungle Cruise as a summer
family show, but don’t expect cartoons.
Actually it’s a rather
serious story line in search of an ancient
tree that holds the power to heal.
So if you were expecting some sort of
a version of The African Queen meets
Indiana Jones on their way to find the
Pirates of the Caribbean, you’ve got the
wrong movie. However, director Jaume
Collet-Serra was able to make this a PG
13 action, comedy film.
There’s plenty of adventure and some violence carried off with great
gusto by Dwayne Johnson. He plays the wisecracking skipper of the
ramshackle boat travelling down the Amazon in search of the tree that
holds the power - a discovery that will change the future of medicine.
The film is strictly fantasy, an uncomplicated escapade to entertain
you with bankable stars that deliver - Dwayne Johnson; Emily Blunt;
Jack Whitehall; Edgar Ramirez; and Jesse Plemons.
The story is based on the Disney theme park ride of the same name.
Mostly filmed in the Hawaiian Islands, Blunt and Johnson display the
chemistry to make it fun to watch.
Jungle Cruise will keep you glued to
your seat. (Hopefully at one of the senior
discount movie theaters).
Its ending leaves the possibility of a
sequel; possibly another franchise in the
vein of that other series based on a ride
- “Pirates of the Caribbean.” I know I
look forward to any new (or old) movie
featuring Dwayne Johnson.
So for 2 hours and 7 minutes of fun
entertainment, go see Jungle Cruise at the theater, online, or borrow a
tape from a friend. I’m giving this film B+.
But enough about my opinion, what do you think?
Renee Riendeau is the movie critic for The Vegas Voice. She loves to
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What do you do with your regrets? You
know those things you never did, never
said, never completed…and on and on.
Well, you could lose those regrets, yet you hang onto them. And as you
age, those regrets begin to creep more and more into your foreground.
How do you acknowledge and process through those negative
memories? How do you keep them from consuming you?
It’s about turning your negative energy (regrets) into positive fuel
(rewards). It’s about taking advantage of the many opportunities you
receive each day to exchange your regrets for rewards and grow from
the lessons learned they represent.
My mother passed away recently at 90 after a very full and purposedriven
life. As I reflected on our relationship, my mind, as is normal,
immediately went to all the things I wish I would have done or said
What a waste of my energy! I could have used that energy reminiscing
about all the wonderful, joyful moments I shared with Mom and the
many things I learned from her…my rewards.
So how do you get to your rewards? They will come as you let your
regrets go! Be aware that many regrets are wrapped in the inability to
forgive - so forgiveness is key! Positive aging is all about creating a
healthy environment mentally and physically where there is no room
I dedicate this article to my Mom, the quintessential positive ager.
She turned all her regrets into rewards and shared them with people
all over the world.
Turn Your Regrets Into
By: Pat Landaker / Positive Aging
Pat Landaker is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and a Senior
Lifestyle Consultant. She is owner of the Living La Vida Senior
brand, serves on the City of Henderson’s Senior Citizens Advisory
Commission and teaches Positive Aging at UNLV/OLLI. Contact her
By: Chuck Dean / Vet 2 Vet
Now that we’re masking up again and
Nevada is one of the big hot spots for
COVID (with all its variants) we have resumed
the battle to contain, conquer, and hopefully charge on past the
pandemic we all hate.
I don’t know how many readers have been under assault from
COVID, but there is another aspect to it that does not get much
attention. It’s call “long-hauling” - a simple term for those who have
been infected but no longer are testing positive; yet still suffer from
the lingering effects of this thing.
Some sort of good news is that they now have a clinical name for
it, Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC). At least it’s
being acknowledged, and that’s a good start.
I’m a long-hauler and know it’s true. I’m fully vaccinated and still
never know from day-to-day how I will feel.
The VA emergency department has seen me way too many times
and the medical personnel are scratching their heads trying to figure
out what’s ailing me. I’m very glad they’re there.
When it comes to long-hauling COVID (if you are), we must
remember that the aging process always plays a big part in our health
condition. And perhaps it’s not some outside force trying to ambush
us at every turn.
At 77, one of my biggest challenges is to determine if it’s old age or
long-haul COVID crap. (Had a good bout with it in July of 2020.) I’ve
never been here before - now in my 70’s, that is.
When I got back from Vietnam as a young virile paratrooper in
1966, I was on a collision course; believing my life would end sooner
than later. I never expected to live to be this old.
Now COVID has thrown another determinate into the mix, and I’m
haulin’ along to see what’s around the next bend. Good luck to you,
and mask up!
Chuck Dean served as an Army paratrooper in Vietnam and
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Typical Auto Insurance
By: Jim Valkenburg / Insurance Insight
Many people say they have full coverage
on their vehicles, but they really don’t.
The only way you could have full coverage is if
you have every possible coverage sold by insurance companies at the
highest level sold. No one really does.
Below are the typical coverages most folks carry on their auto policy
with a brief explanation of each.
1. Bodily Insurance & Property Damage Liability – This
is required by law. In Nevada, the minimum limits for bodily injury
are $25,000 each person and $50,000 each occurrence and $20,000
property damage liability (25/50/20).
With most companies, you can go as high as 250/500/100. Whatever
coverage you have is the maximum amounts your insurance company
can pay if you are liable in an auto accident.
2. Medical Payments –This is not required, and it basically works
like health insurance for you or anyone in your vehicle who suffers
injuries in an auto incident.
You typically buy limits such as $2,000, $5,000 or $10,000/person.
Some companies have higher limits, but it should not be confused with
health insurance since it only covers for auto injuries.
3. Comprehensive (sometimes called Other Than Collision) –
This pays for damages to your car caused by an incident other than
collision. Examples are fire, theft, vandalism, falling objects, and floods.
Your deductible would apply first.
4. Collision – This pays when your own vehicle is damaged in an
accident. Generally, the company reimburses you the amount to repair
or replace your damaged auto, less your deductible.
5. Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage – This covers
you (or anyone in your vehicle) in an accident with a motorist who has
no insurance or less insurance than you carry. This is not for vehicle
damage but, instead, it’s to cover bodily injury for medical costs, lost
wages and pain and suffering.
So, what’s missing? Things like: Towing coverage, additional parts &
equipment (like upgrades stereo or wire rims), and the most obvious of
all - adequate limits for those coverages you do have.
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.
Is it the Right Time to Buy
By: BJ Killeen / Down the Road
In 2020, the automotive industry contributed
three percent to the U.S. GDP, or about $627
billion. In addition, it employs over 4 million people in the U.S.
There’s no question that what happens in this industry is going to
have an effect on the economy - good or bad. With the chip shortage
ongoing, manufacturers are cutting production and temporarily
shutting plants, drastically reducing the amount of new vehicles
Which means, if you are in the market for a new car, you’re either
going to be waiting a while, or you’ll have to take what’s available on
the lots (which isn’t much if you’ve driven by a dealership lately).
In addition, because supply is short, dealerships are adding a
premium to the price, or what they call “market adjustment.” This is a
practice not endorsed by the manufacturers, but there is little they can
do about it because of dealership franchise laws that date back to the
Well, you’re probably thinking if I can’t buy a new car, I’ll buy a used
model. Sounds good, until you go online and check out a few.
What you’ll find is something we call sticker shock, which is usually
associated with new vehicle prices. Because demand is outweighing
supply, dealers are marking up used vehicles as well.
Used-vehicle stock also is severely depleted because people trade in
their old vehicles for new ones. But if there are no new ones to buy, then
no one is trading them in.
Dealerships are getting desperate. They’ll buy anything if it can be
cleaned up and resold, which makes it attractive to those selling. We’ve
seen people sell their used vehicle often for more than what they paid
However, if you want to buy another car, the vicious cycle begins.
If you don’t absolutely have to buy a vehicle now, and want to save
money, wait. If you have a used vehicle you don’t need, sell it and make
If you do need to purchase now, good luck.
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September Gardening Tips
By: Howard Galin / Happy Gardening
It’s appropriate that Labor Day comes in
September since it signifies that a great
amount of labor will be needed to get our gardens
in shape after our brutal summer temperatures and to get ready for
the upcoming fall and winter seasons.
We will be having more moderate temperatures, so go outside and
repair the damage caused by 100+ temperatures and long days of
Your primary step should be the application of quality fertilizers to
the soil in order to replenish nutrients that have been utilized during
the past growing season. Follow the Water Authority fall watering
schedule and remember to diminish your “run time” too.
Next, it is important to address the needs of specific plantings in
1. Cactus, yucca, and agave need to have reduced amounts of water
as the days become shorter and cooler. You can make cuttings now
and prepare them for planting later in the coming weeks.
Treat the soil around agaves with systemic insecticide to kill weevil
eggs that will hatch underground and eat the roots systems. Treat
prickly pear and cholla cactus with malathion to prevent cochineal
2. Flowering and/or fruit trees should NOT be pruned in September!
You should only remove dead or damaged branches and leaves.
This will stimulate more robust growth that will withstand cold
winds and frost damage in the winter. You should apply specialized
fertilizer formulated for fruit, citrus, and flowering trees.
3. If your tomato plants survived the summer, you should heavily
prune them leaving just 4-6 inches of stem remaining and fertilize
with a high phosphorus tomato fertilizer. This will provide a late fall/
early winter harvest of tomatoes for the holidays!
4. Perennial flowering plants should be pruned and treated with
high phosphorus fertilizer to stimulate fall growth and blooming. Do
NOT, however, heavily prune roses. Just remove the dead branches and
5. And if you have not already done so, September is the last month
to fertilize and to prune palm trees.
Have any questions? As always feel free to contact me at:
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school administrator, transplanted in Las Vegas who devotes his
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He’s Not Expendable
By: Dan Hyde / Call to Action
Meet Timothy Bartley. I call him, and the
thousands of others suffering a similar
fate, homeless veterans in desperation.
Mr. Bartley sits in his worn-down electric
wheelchair looking for shade so he can escape the heat. That’s until
the Salvation Army’s overnight shelter opens at 6:00 pm and provides
shelter until 6 am the next day.
The problem is that during the daytime when heat is at its worst,
there is no place for him to seek shelter except under a tree, (if one is
available). The other non-profits are suffering severe staffing shortages
due to the pandemic and cannot provide daytime relief.
Exasperating the problem for Mr. Bartley is that his wheelchair has
limited operating time.
Thus he has to be careful as to how far he goes so that he is not more
than 50 feet from the shelter as he waits for it to open. What makes this
problem horrific is that he is not the exception to the problem.
I believe he personifies the agony that thousands of other Nevadans
are going through each and every day. Take a very close look at his
What I see is a deep sense of hopelessness, complete lack of self-esteem
and a desperation that few of us have ever experienced. As the newest
COVID mutation takes hold, people
previously moved to volunteer to
help have backed off because of fear
that they will be a victim of COVID.
So what to do?
One suggestion is to consolidate
all of the non-profits providing
similar services under one
operational roof, thus avoiding cost
By doing this, most every donated dollar would go to the core
Secondly, as I have mentioned many times before, replicate the
success of the Veterans Village homeless compound spearheaded by
Arnold Stalk and convert old railroad cars to safe and cost effective
Finally, and perhaps the most difficult task is to “motivate” the
politicians to act. That last one may seem impossible, but I’d rather
focus on the probable.
*Photo credit Eric Verduzco of the Las Vegas Review Journal.
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The Great Man - Woman Hurricane Divide
By: Vicki Wentz / Vicki’s Voice
By the time you read this, Hurricane Henri
will have passed and, I hope, left everyone
as unscathed as possible. But, even here in the
mountains, we’re expecting something like 3-47
inches of rain, so I can imagine the concern right now.
The weather folks have predicted it could impact anywhere from
Florida on up, so folks are worried - except the men.
I surely don’t mean to be sexist or anything, but it reminds me that
when it comes to “riding out the storm” (and, if we’re going to be
honest, lots of other perplexing behavior) men are, generally speaking,
If you turn on the TV in the days preceding a hurricane, as the dire
warnings and predictions ramped up, you mostly see video of young
dudes out surfing the waves as they roll in bigger and rougher until
some fool falls off and looks a bit like he’s freakin’ drowning, at which
point the lifeguard dudes ride out on jet skis to rescue him...so he can
get right back on his surfboard.
Now, I’m willing to give them a little leeway on going out there
initially. I understand the call of the waves as you shoot the perfect
It’s the going back out there after they pump several fathoms of
seawater out of you that’s just a little…well…stunningly stupid.
When these storms approach, you’ll see video of people boarding up
their beach houses...tough, stubborn he-men, shirts off, nails in their
mouths, electric drills in their all-too-capable hands, fist-bumping as
they pass each other with self-satisfied grunts that seem to say, “We got
this. No sweat. Time for a brewski.”
But, you will also see, in the background, all the wives racing intently
from house to car, carrying the last bags, children and dogs, shooting
withering and disgusted glances over their shoulders at their he-men,
and then, in some cases, driving off without them - leaving nothing in
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their wake but the occasional one-fingered au revoir.
I saw one man, Earl Something, about 80 years old, interviewed
while sitting calmly in his house as others boarded it up, declaring that
he’d ridden out many a storm and never left, and this one wasn’t going
to make him leave, either. He stated his wife of 60 years wanted him to
go with her to her sister’s, but no siree, he wasn’t going to do it.
After 60 years of this, I almost expected to see the wife walk in with a
shotgun pointed at her husband, and say through clenched teeth, “Get
your ass in the car, Earl - I ain’t playin’ with you this time!”
Meanwhile, you always see female reporters (who are few and far
between, having mostly female sense) dressed appropriately and
holding on to trees, porch columns, or mailboxes. The male reporters
are in shorts and tee shirts, demonstrating, “Dude, I can lean into the
wind, and it will totally hold me up!”
My son lived in Wilmington, North Carolina during college, which
is about 8 seconds from the Atlantic Ocean. I would start prepping him
days ahead of any storms about coming home before it arrived.
One such evening, I called to see if he was on his way, as he was under
a mandatory evacuation, and reports were showing huge winds and
driving rain starting in Wilmington. Nope.
He was making dinner, and while he had me on the phone, he wanted
to know if there was any difference between rice and orzo.
While I sputtered incoherently, he said “yeah, it was raining hard
and the lights kept flickering, big deal, it’s just a storm, and gas prices
were too high to come home” so back to the rice vs. orzo question.
I calmly wished him well, hung up and called the Wilmington police
to report a possible burglary in progress at his address, by a man who
may be cooking orzo. A jail cell has to be pretty hurricane-proof, don’t
Vicki Wentz is a writer, teacher and speaker living in North
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Applying Logic & Physiology
By: Kyo Mitchell / A Healthier You
Wearing or not wearing a mask is drawing
a lot of controversy these days. Let’s apply
some logic to the equation.
We know that Covid 19 is transmitted by water particles from the
lungs. Take a pair of glasses and hold them a few inches from your
mouth and exhale strongly.
You can see the water vapor on the glasses. Now put on a mask and
exhale strongly on the glasses again.
You will notice that there is far less water vapor on the glasses this
time. From this demonstration, it can be shown that masks decrease
the amount of water vapor (and in theory virus particles) being
transmitted into the air.
Pro-maskers will say masks are necessary. Anti-maskers will say
they do not help. The reality is that the level of help masks provide is
somewhere in between.
Masks may provide some protection but exactly how much will
depend on several factors, such as how tight/sealed the mask is, what it
is made up of, how close (or far) you are from a contagious individual
and the dispersion rate of water molecules in the air.
There is another part of the mask equation that few rarely address.
Each time you breathe in, you
use roughly fifteen percent of the
oxygen in that breath.
The average human breathes
14 times per minute when not
exerting themselves. When you
are wearing something that covers
the mouth and nose, there is an
obstruction that decreases the amount of fresh oxygen that can reach
the lungs and decreases the release carbon dioxide from the lungs.
The degree to which this happens, once again, depends on the factors
listed above. Oxygen is needed to make ATP, the energy used by the
cells and the function of organs, especially the brain can be affected by
decreased levels of oxygen.
The problem is that, while we want to be protected from the spread of
the virus, we also need to consider the other effects this is having on our
physiology. Both sides of the arguments need to be addressed to keep
everyone safe - especially the vulnerable, children and seniors.
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Scam of the Month
It will never stop. And despite what public
officials say about trying to put an end to these
scams, it cannot be accomplished. All you can do
is make sure that you and yours are never a victim.
Some scams “look” better than others -
especially if you receive it be email. Some contain
well-known company logos to trick you, while
others are basic. Keep in mind they need only one sucker (out of
thousands) to make it worth their while.
Take a look at the below email message that publisher Dan
received. It’s a notice for an auto-renew and “only” requires action if
you don’t want to “renew.”
Forget for a moment that you have no idea what the “product” is
and, by the way, how would the scammer automatically take money
out of your bank account anyway?
But it just might have you call their telephone number (and the
call is toll-free!) and that’s when they ask you for your relevant
information. And if you speak with them, they “got” you.
Remember our No. 1 Vegas Voice Scams, Schemes & Safety rule:
Never, Never, Never give out ANY personal information. In this case,
simply delete that email.
And if you get that unsolicited telephone call Hang up the phone,
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Summer Almost Over?
By: Mary Richard / Health Fitness
For the 19+ years I’ve been a Nevada
resident, I don’t remember summers being
as brutal as 2021
has been! Perhaps the fact that we were
quarantined for so long, then allowed
to venture out - submitting us to some
sort of happiness and escape.
We were granted some freedom from
mask-wearing for a short time. Then
“BAM!” Along came a virus variant
and those refusing to get vaccinated.
In January I was among one of the
first in line in my community when
seniors were allowed to have the
vaccine. I did not want to get Covid
and did all within my power to protect
myself and others.
I also did the 3 “Ws” - wash hands, wear a mask and watch social
Now with the record-breaking heat this summer, it surely was a
challenge to wear our masks again. It’s been difficult to teach my
Zumba and other classes while wearing my mask as well.
But I’ll do it as long as it is needed. I even continued wearing my
mask at grocery stores and other large facilities with large crowds, even
when the mask mandate was lifted.
Let’s pray that soon this will all be behind us, and we can return to a
somewhat “new normal.”
I should be returning to my beloved
Smith Center soon and whatever is
required of me as an usher to protect
myself and others, I will happily do so.
I long for the day when we can
venture out “mask-free”, breathe fresh
air and not having to worry about
family and friends becoming ill with
Take care everyone, be safe, please
abide by the CDC rulings and hope
that we get through this summer safe
Be Grateful - for whatever you have, not what you don’t have.
POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND HAPPY HEALTH TO ALL!
Mary Richard is a long term supporter of senior fitness. She
teaches Zumba, toning and dance classes throughout the Las Vegas
Valley. She can be reached at email@example.com.
The Phat Pack is Back
By: Stu Cooper / Happy Adventures
In the close to twenty years that we’ve had
our Vegas Voyagers Travel Club, the most
successful adventure, without doubt, is our Bus
to the Boat cruises. With the obvious exception of the past year and
a half, we have provided anywhere between two and five of these trips
every year. It’s safe to say thousands of senior
residents have participated.
And what’s not
to like? In the
price we include a
great cruise, all the
port charges taxes
and fees, and round trip bus
transportation from Las Vegas to
the pier in Los Angeles or Long Beach.
Our pickup locations are the Red Rock Resort in Summerlin and in
Henderson, The M Resort. Easy as can be!
I’ve escorted many of these trips and I’ve enjoyed every minute of
every cruise. I’ve met great people who share a love of travel. Another
great part is listening to many of our Vegas Voyagers backgrounds.
But for me, these special cruises are the ones where we’ve included
local talented performers. And heaven knows, Las Vegas might be
the epicenter for
the most gifted,
talented people in
So when we
bring along a
group like the
Phat Pack, I
to let them
entertain in our
private Vegas Voyagers only performances. Such will the case this
March 20 -27, 2022.
We will be sailing with the Phat Pack on the Princess Cruise Line,
Discovery Princess along the coast of California.
And what a great group the Phat Pack is. Think of a group like the
“Three Tenors”, but less stuffy and a lot of fun.
Their songs are contemporary, their voices superb, and musical
accompanist Philip Fortenberry is one of the best pianists I’ve ever
heard. We’ve cruised with them before, and the shows are simply world
For full details call us at 516/485-3200. Hope to see you on the
Discovery Princess in March.
Welcome Back! “Let’s do it Again!”
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1) The cruise
2) All port charges, taxes and fees
3) Round trip bus trans. from LV to the pier in LA
4) Fully escorted group leader
5) Two Phat Pack private group only performances
6) One group private reception
7) Premium beverage package
8) Free wifi service, one device per person
9) Gratuities for cabin steward and all main dining
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It Might Happen... 2024 Olympics, Paris or Bust!
By: Crystal Merryman-Sarbacker / Out & About
As I watched the televised finale of the 2020
Olympic Games, I was surprised how fast the
two weeks of competitions
had sped by. Initially I had
been a typical naysayer, thinking that with all
the frightening complications of an ongoing
international pandemic, the expense and risk
of going forward with Tokyo’s Olympic Games
might be a disaster.
After all, it had already been delayed a full
year. But surprisingly the opening ceremony
piqued my interest.
Even though the stands were empty, the
enthusiasm of the performers and the dedication
of the athletes as they entered the stadium were
enough to make me rethink my skepticism.
By the time the opening ceremony was underway, with thousands of
tiny drones dangling in the night sky, it was obvious this was a far cry
from the original Olympic games in ancient Greece.
In 776 BC, the first games were held in a grassy area near Athens
called Olympia. For many centuries, young men travelled there every
four years to compete in strenuous games.
The winners wore simple crowns made from olive branches and not
much more, but the ancient games were so popular, even
wars were halted, just so their warriors could participate.
The concept of peaceful physical competitions among citizens
developed further in 1896 and amazingly has
continued to survive and expand since that
Now, after being dazzled by the 2020
Olympics, I wondered if France, the next setting
for the Olympic Games, would be intimidated
by Tokyo’s amazing presentation? That would
certainly be understandable!
But once Japan’s closing ceremony ended and
the Olympic flag had been presented to France,
a cheering crowd joyfully greeted the world, and
it was obvious Paris expects to be up to the task.
Their 2024 Olympic Games will feature
many of the city’s most famous sites - like
the Eifel Tower, and this is certain to bring
new excitement to the Games.
If you are interested in attending, and would like information on the
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By: Kathy Manney / Around Our World
Considered North America’s most grueling
historic trade route, the Old Spanish Trail
connected New Mexico with
California. Comparable to other primitive trails; it
had its share of outlaws and brave adventurers.
Before the arrival of the Spanish, Native Americans
had a system of sprawling, unmapped footpaths
networking what is today Northwest New Mexico,
Southwest Colorado, Southern Utah, Northern
Arizona, the bottom tip of Nevada passing through
modern-day Las Vegas and Southern California.
Santa Fe was a longtime established Spanish city
when in the early 1800s the Spanish sought a direct
trade route between Santa Fe and Los Angeles. A
Mexican trader led the first commercial caravan from New Mexico to
His path followed a combination of original footpaths. Later followed
by Spanish priests and mule paths.
The route grew with traders transporting tools and woolen articles
from Santa Fe to Los Angeles, which were bargained for horses and
mules. John C. Frémont and guide Kit Carson named it the Old Spanish
Trail and officially mapped it for the United States.
Old Spanish Trail
Before long it grew treacherous. There were attacks by indigenous
groups, horse raiders who stole hundreds horses and slave traders
seizing human captives.
Nonetheless, for a time, advantages outweighed
disadvantages. Offering interior New Mexico access
to Pacific ports, it bolstered Los Angeles as a trade
center and allowed immigrant travel into California.
Eventually freight wagons brought demand for
easier routes. The Old Spanish Trail became less
used and then abandoned.
The Old Spanish Trail was Nevada’s first
commerce “highway” crossing the Las Vegas Valley
at its southern edge. In 2001 and 2002, portions
running within Nevada were placed on the National
Register of Historic Places.
The nearby town of Blue Diamond established
a marker designating a section of the once winding pack route.
Correspondingly, adjacent Blue Diamond is a 5.9 mile moderate trail
fragment used for moderate hiking of the historically notable Old
Kathy Manney enjoys visiting interesting places and being an
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30 Days Has September ... and Other Tricks to Remember!
By: Jan Fair / A No-Brainer Minute
hen we were kids, we learned mnemonics (memory aids) for remembering things. Even
now when I'm loosening a screw, jar lid or water spigot, I say to myself, "LEFTy loosey,
RIGHTy tighty." Chris Stevens' book, Thirty Days Has September: Cool Ways to Remember
Stuff, is a fun helpful reminder of many mnemonics for young & old. Need some tricks to help
you find your keys, cellphone, and other things you tend to lose? Check out Professor Michael
Soloman's book, How to Find Lost Objects, and Jim Karol's book, Ultimate
Memory Magic: The Transformative Program for Sharper Memory, Mental
Clarity & Greater Focus ... at Any Age.
Karol's 4 Tricks to Finding
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