Give the gift of life - Blood drive Thursday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the old medical center Hafen Lane building located at 830 Hafen Lane. See today's story.
Enjoy the annual Mesquite Toes Christmas show today at 1 p.m. and Friday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Mesquite Community Theatre. All proceeds go to the Virgin Valley Food Bank. And, stop in the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum and visit the Mesquite Toes historical display available all this month.
Mesquite Republicans Open Victory Office-Slideshow
Posting Date: 08/13/2012
By Barbara Ellestad
Mesquite Republicans opened their Victory Office in the Brickyard Plaza Aug. 11. Photo by Barbara Ellestad.
It was a day for Mesquite Republicans to celebrate the opening of their local Victory Office, kicking off a sprint towards the national Presidential election in November.
The office, located in the Brickyard Plaza, saw people drifting in and out all morning, Saturday, Aug. 11, gathering information and registering to vote. A bank of volunteers sat around tables telephoning others to encourage them to vote and to also volunteer their time and services towards helping the Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney win the White House.
"We also have people walking the neighborhoods door-to-door campaigning for Romney," volunteer Kathy Williams explained. "We're very respectful of Homeowner Association rules about not soliciting in neighborhoods where it's not allowed. But there are several places that don't have HOAs and that's where we're heading this morning."
The celebration came on the heels of Romney's Saturday morning national announcement of Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate in the fall election.
Cresent Hardy (R), candidate for Nevada Assembly District 19, was on hand as was Nevada State Senator Joe Hardy (R), and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rogers, from Washington State. Rogers holds the fifth-highest leadership position in the current Republican-controlled Congress.
"Romney and Ryan will convert our principles to policy," Senator Hardy remarked as he introduced Rogers. "As Ryan said, 'we guarantee equal opportunity not equal outcomes.' Ryan received a zero rating from the
Progressives. That takes him from zero to hero in our view."
"There is no substitute for what you do here," Rogers told the crowd assembled in the parking lot outside the local campaign office. "You'll make the difference in Romney winning Nevada. Romney and Ryan will provide the problem-solving that America needs."
Assemblyman Hardy, in his own re-election campaign for the Nevada Assembly, addressed the crowd saying, "I am a job creator and proud of it. Our company has struggled the last few years but I don't blame anyone other than myself. I pay the taxes that keep the government employees in their jobs. I want to go back to Carson City to continue improving the education system in our state. I want to give teachers the tools they need to fulfill their responsibilities. We don't owe anyone an education. It comes down to how hard individuals work at it."
Ryan Toone, running for the non-partisan Mesquite Justice of the Peace position, also addressed the crowd, briefly introducing himself and his family.
"We have been signing up volunteers all morning," Paula Farrell, local Republican activist explained. "All the furniture and supplies in this office have been donated by various people and businesses in the community. Some of the people here have come from Utah to help us out. It's great to see this many people here this morning."
Posted Date: 08/13/2012 Is there a Democratic office? By: Scott
Posted Date: 08/13/2012 Scott: If there is a Democratic office, no one has told the Mesquite Citizen Journal. If there is one, please tell us so we can cover it. By: Barbara Ellestad