95 Year Old WW 2 Hero Liberated From Exploiter/Guardian Jared Shafer, Celebrates New Year with Family
By Steve Miller
LAS VEGAS - On September 23, 2010, WW 2 hero Guadalupe Olvera, then 91, ordered his daughter Becky and son-in-law, Bob Schultz, to rescue him from the quasi-legal guardianship of Las Vegas for-hire "guardian" Jared E. Shafer of Professional Fiduciary Services of Nevada, Inc. (PFSN).
Lured by promises made in glossy brochures sent to them by Del Webb Corporation, Guadalupe and his late wife, Carmela, moved to Sun City Anthem several years before her death, leaving family and friends behind in California.
Several years passed, and Carmela died. Days after Carmela's passing, it was discovered that the Olveras were wealthy. Appointed Clark County Guardianship Commissioner Jon Norheim was notified, and Guadalupe was immediately made a ward of the court and assigned PFSN guardians Jared Shafer and Patience Bristol (Bristol is now in Nevada State Prison for elder exploitation.)
By: Rana Goodman
Guardianship, a Very Dangerous Law UPDATE!
Since the November issue was published we have quite a bit of news to report, let’s start with GOOD things. Assemblyman Lynn Stewart is sponsoring the bill to amend this statute (NRS 159), which is in its drafting stage now. We will keep you up dated on the progress and suggested changes as it gets closer to the opening of the 2015 legislative session.
By: Dick Rose
Editor's Note: The following was written in December 1993, with references to Somalia, Bosnia, and Operation Desert Storm. To those, we can possibly add Iraq and Afghanistan. Twenty-one years later, the question remains relevant.
Has the Vietnam War Been Forgotten?
The first reaction is to say, “Of course, not. No way? Can’t happen!” That’s the first reaction. But after that, after the surprise, after the shock, the question repeats itself: Has the Vietnam been forgotten?
It’s a valid question. Has it been forgotten as a war? Has it been forgotten as a personal experience? It hasn’t been - not by us, not by the guys who served and hurt and survived there. It never will be.
Editor’s Note: The following was written in 1967 when the author was a patient in the 247th General Hospital at Camp Drake, Japan. He was in charge of the News Department for the Armed Forces Radio Far East Network, Tokyo.
It is one of the entries in his book, Vietnam Through Rose Colored Glasses, published in 2013 and winner of an IPPY Bronze Medal in the Current Events Category for 2013. You can contact Mr. Rose by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By: Richard S. “Dick” Rose Master Chief Journalist, US Navy (Ret.)
Jr. Vice Commander, Sgt. Manny Peven Post 65, Jewish War Veterans of America
When I was still at the Far East Network Newsroom, I expressed my disappointment with the feature news coming out of Vietnam in the “Stars & Stripes.” One of my co-workers, a Marine sergeant, asked me if I could do better.
I didn’t know. However, in June I was in the Army’s 249th General Hospital, where wounded were sent before being sent back to the States. I talked to many of the troops, from some paratroopers with stomach wounds to helicopter pilots, when I was moved to the Junior Officers’ ward.
This gave me the chance to write the following. The Marine sergeant agreed I could do and did better than what was in “Stars &Stripes.”
By: “Lenny Musings”
The other evening, Governor Sandoval called me.
I was eating dinner and was very surprised by the call. I immediately thought what a great opportunity to ask him a couple of questions as some things had been bothering me lately.
However, he went on and on, seeming to ignore me, until I realized it was just another political recorded phone message.
Then just today, I received a robo call from the wife of a candidate who started by saying, “I don’t like robo calls either so I’ll make this brief.” I guess that’s one way to apologize for interrupting me, but a better way would be not to call at all.
This all got me thinking about the Federal Do Not Call List. I thought it was a great idea when it was started a few years ago - with the exception that politicians could still call.
By: Dan Roberts - Publisher
" Another damn %$&*# political phone call."
It's election season again and you can fully expect to be inundated with political mail and telephone calls - and, of course, it's all for our benefit. For those that enjoy receiving such communications, there is no need to read the rest of this column.
But for those, like me, who absolutely hate having a mailbox filled with those attack flyers, and daily telephone calls (starting with those pre-recorded "ro-bo" calls) consider this article the most important public service announcement of the season.
Guardianship Questions in need of answers:
By: Rana Goodman
In the September issue I told you about Guardian Commissioner Jon Norheim who was appointed by Judge Hoskins 10 years ago. To and to my knowledge no commissioner has ever been considered to replace him.
I find it inconceivable to believe that no one in our justice system has questioned the mountain of allegations of impropriety and misappropriation of funds by guardians appointed over and over again by this man. More to the point, I find it fascinating that one guardian, Jared Shafer, the one receiving the largest quantity of appointments, thus revenue has never come into the line of fire of our district attorney.
On My Soap Box
by Rana Goodman
Never underestimate the power of a grass roots movement, or as Dr. Margaret Mead once said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has."
Whitney Ranch is a Henderson neighborhood tucked away below the Whitney Mesa among a cluster of schools, recreation centers, a tiny park and several apartment complexes. Generally the residents go about their daily activities without much thought to the politics of the community.
By: Rana Goodman
A timely reminder before the Holidays and our generous spirits open up our wallets… How many ways can you spell
G R E E D?
THINK BEFORE YOU DONATE!
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE YOU MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS: As you open your pockets to do a good thing and make yourself feel good, please keep the following facts in mind: