In this day when all many people see is gloom and doom, it certainly is refreshing - and reassuring - to meet two young entrepreneurs who see only opportunity and success ahead of them.


The Hesperia Chamber of Commerce's weekly Zank's Coffee Club event has featured speakers nearly every week. But it's hard to remember two more upbeat, positive speakers than Scott Perkins and Nathan Lewis.


"The High Desert is growing," Nathan said. "The market is becoming more and more competitive."


Victory Advertising specializes in flash websites, which Scott says are proven to be more effective than HTML sites. Besides design, Victory can help with e-commerce, print projects, logo design and helping get the most out of search engines searches.


The son of a bank security guard and stay-at-home mom, Scott credits his participation in the city's mock trial program for honing his public speaking skills and confidence. He also began taking college classes at Victor Valley College at the age of 12.


Five years from now, the duo hopes to have three offices in Southern California. But they know it will take a lot of hard work.


"It's taking a lot of perseverance," Scott said.


More immediately, however, they are planning a charity event they are calling "Operation Victory." They expect the event will have 1,500 to 2,000 people in attendance.


For more information, check out www.victoryadvertisinghd.com.


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Last Saturday, John and Ken of KFI AM radio talked about Assemblyman Anthony Adams at the John and Ken 2009 Tax Revolt rally in Fullerton.


According to the talk show hosts' web site, Adams admitted "to secret deal shenanigans."


During the rally, John and Ken led the crowd in chants, "Heads on a stick! Heads on a stick! Heads on a stick!"


"This guy's new to the legislature," Ken Champou said about Adams, of Hesperia. "What a moron."


According to a guest who said he is helping to lead a recall of Adams, his group is planning on getting Adams out of office within 90 days.


"We're bringing in a lot of people, a lot of coalitions," the man said.


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On a personal note, my 80-year-old father, Larry Day, died after a series of health issues. I've been exceedingly blessed to have both of my parents in my life for so long. Losing Dad is extremely sad, but I'm so thankful that he lived such a full, fruitful and positive life.


I'm also grateful to those who have sent their condolences. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. It means a lot to me.