Desert Messenger

February 6, 2013

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Page 2 Editorial DEADLINE IS WED. FEB. 13 by Shanana "Rain" Golden-Bear for FEB. 20TH issue of the Desert Messenger God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" William Arthur Ward Email: Phone: 541-218-2560 DUMP THE DRUGS in Quartzsite! Do you have expired or unused medications? Dispose safely at Quartzsite Police Dept. Mon - Fri. 8am-5pm Sponsored by QSAPC Quartzsite Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Like us on Facebook at /DesertMessengerNews February 6, 2013 Have you ever heard of "circle thinking"? It's when we think not in a straight line, but a knowing that when we sit in a circle, we are all equal. It's recognizing that no one is at the lead, no one is at the rear. The earth is a circle, the moon is a circle, our lives are a circle. Quartzsite residents live in circlular life, also. During January, we are rushing through traffic, standing in long lines at the stores and Post Office, trying to see everything in such a short time. After folks leave in the spring, we slow down our pace, relax and enjoy the warming weather. During the summer, the heat causes humans and animals to move more slowly. It's a time for reflecting and planning for next year's busy season, coming full circle. Vendors live circular lives also, traveling to the various venues. Full time RVers travel and park when and where they want. Full • • • • • • • Shipping Supplies 50 Sizes Shipping Boxes 3 Sizes Bubble Wrap Popcorn, White, Recycled Gift Wrap & Ribbons Gift & Jewelry Boxes Gift Bags Free Gift Wrap (with purchase - $3 without) Quiet Times Follow on Twitter @DesertMessenger @QuartzsiteRain 90 E. Main St., Quartzsite 928-927-8081 timers enjoy the variety of the seasons, fully exploring the parts of the country which calls to them. We see the circle everywhere in and around Quartzsite; from the campfires to the large circle of rigs the Montana group is famous for, to vendors "circling up" at the end of the day swapping stories. As I sit today thinking on all the events over the past three weeks, it was hard to capture the essense of Quartzsite in January. Some events included witnessing Quartzsite's first Eagle Scout being honored, seeing Town Council express their desire to terminate the volunteers on the Planning & Zoning board, receiving WELCOME BACK WINTER VISITORS! Debbie, Cheyanne and Sandy are glad to have Janna, Linda, Sheryl, Jo and Beth back and they are all ready to serve you. We also have Linda, formally with Headhunters, now at our salon. Sandy is out of school now offering Therapeutic Massage. Come and see us for ALL your Hair, Nail and Pedicure Needs! Corner of Moon Mt. & Cowell • Quartzsite • DESERT MESSENGER Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper Founded by Walt Akin, October 1, 2004 P.O. Box 3185, Quartzsite, AZ 85359 • RON & PATTY'S DIECAST E-mail: Collectibles & Apparel Corner of W. Main & Quartzsite Blvd. 704-575-6719 Name Plate Lettering by Paul Winer Contributing Photographer, Starr BearCat PUBLISHED BY PILOT ROCK PUBLISHING CO. NASCAR Located 928-927-5400 QUARTZSITE S ONLY YEAR ROUND SALON Contributing Writer, Joanne Winer AT THE MAIN EVENT angry letters to editor about a business operating without a license, seeing prominent residents losing their lives, having a councilwoman get mad and throw in the towel, only to pick it up and throw it back, chatting with snowbirds enjoying camping in the desert- greeting new friends and making new ones around the campfires and rallies, shopping at dealers sharing their wares with folks looking for good deals, learning the latest in RVing, solar, and radio technologies, driving around the desert viewing the creativity of campers, and seeing old friends return to enjoy the sunshine. But, best of all was being able to meet hundreds of vendors while volunteering with the Vendor Welcome Committee. We just went out and told vendors "thank you for coming to Quartzsite!" What an amazing experience of sharing, giving and receiving! Little did we know what untangible gifts we would be given, sharing with our visiting vendors. We all had many "wow" experiences that will be with us for years to come. Thank you to all our vendors and snowbirds! You ROCK! ACRO S BURG S FROM ER K ING Published twice a month on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday, Sept. thru May with Special Summer Editions in June, July & August Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Desert Messenger. Shanana "Rain" Golden-Bear, Publisher A Quartzsite Licensed Business Copyright © 2013 928-916-4235

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