Desert Messenger

February 6, 2013

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Page 22 QIA Craft Fair 1st Sat. of every month! Daily Activities! BINGO FRIDAY NIGHTS Opens at 5pm. Early Birds 6:30pm. Main7pm Concessions Available 928-927-6325 235 E. Ironwood St., Quartzsite Recycle... adds up! it all Recycle your empty inket cartridges and used cell phones! NO TONERS, PLEASE DROP OFF LOCATIONS: • Horizon Community Bank • Quartzsite Library Sponsored by • Senior Center Proud Neighbors of • General Store Quartzsite • Business Chamber WE'RE BACK @ Main St. Laundromat Wash the dog, & the clothes! HOLLYWOOD PETS Mobile Grooming Professionally groomed by Robin Barbour Award winning groomer! 23 years experience! Pamper your pet in our state-of-the-art fully mobile grooming parlor Best Rates in Town! 218-426-5317 JUDGE FROM PAGE 21 County were projects George worked tirelessly to bring to his District. George was proud to share with us that he had been born in Quartzsite and lived here all his life, except for when he served in the 144th Infantry during World War I. His father, Antone Hagley had come to America from Galepinger Germany in 1884 with a plan to go out West. He got as far as Tyson's Well (later known as Quartzsite) and in 1893 built the Hagley Store and Antone's Hay & Grain. George's mother, Viktoria Kuehn had come to America from Oetighheim Germany in 1881, and soon after arrival became a widow with three young sons; William, Charles, and Fred. She traveled West to Tyson's Well, where her deceased husband's Uncle Mike owned the Tyson's Well Stage Stop. Here she later met and married Antone. George was born on November 8, 1894. Three years later a sister, Theresa joined the family and in 1899, Emelia was born. After George returned from the war, he homesteaded 80 acres in Quartzsite and helped his half-brother Fred with the family cattle business. Still not quite sure what he wanted to do for the rest of his life, he ran for a seat on the Yuma County Board of Supervisors, a position he held for five terms. In 1942 he married Osa Holden who had also grown up in Tyson's Well, but had moved to Redlands, California. The marriage was George's first and Osa's second. She missed citylife and her family and moved back to Redlands where she remained as Osa Holden Hagley. Judge Hagley's home located on Main St. & Moon Mtn. February 6, 2013 Food Handler Classes La Paz County Health Dept. provides Food Handler Classes in Quartzsite. The classes are held on Wednesdays. In December and January, the Department adds Friday classes to the schedule. UPCOMING QUARTZSITE DATES: All Classes are held at the Senior Center In 1946, George was elected Quartzsite's Justice of Peace and thus began Call 669-1100 or details a career as "The Marrying Judge". I recall a wonderful story about Judge Hagley when one day while court was The food handler card must be obin session for a case that had enough tained annually. For more informanotoriety for reporters from three tion contact the Health Dept. at 1112 newspapers to be present. The deputy Joshua Ave. Parker. 928-669-1100. sheriff brought the defendant in and seated him in front of the jury. The case was a serious one and to quiet everyone down, Judge Hagley rapped his gavel for attention. Suddenly there was a knock on the front door. Desert Singles meet The deputy answered the door and reported back, "Judge, there is a couple here that want to get married". Judge Hagley then announced, "Folks, you'll have to excuse me while I marry this young couple". The jury and spectators turned in their chairs to witness the wedding vows and clapped when the Judge pronounced the couple "man and wife". He rapped the gavel again announcing, "Court is now back in session". The case was heard and the offender sentenced. One reporter wrote, "There was a most unusual trial in Quartzsite today. Love took precedence over all. The Honorable Judge George Hagley decreed that court would just have to wait for love. And it did." WE'RE BACK! Looking forward to seeing our Friends! Don's Rocks Decorative Landscaping Hauling, Dumptruck & Backhoe Services Call Don 928-927-3080 208-255-6955 Single? Come join us at Quartzsite Desert Singles, every Friday, 10am at QIA dining hall. After a short meeting we go out to the desert for a potluck lunch. We have monthly bonfires, a birthday party, and field trips. Many of us meet for dances and music jams. Do as much or as little as you're comfortable with; always something to do and new friends to meet. We'd be glad to have you join us. For more information, call President Carolyn at 620-272-1313 Vendor board to meet twice/month Quartzsite - In an effort to be more available to local vendors, the Quartzsite RV Parks, Swap Meets & Vendor Board changed their meeting times. The volunteer board will be meeting the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month at 7pm through March at Town Hall. The meetings are open to the public and vendors are invited to attend. Quartzsite Town Hall is Located at 465 N. Plymouth. 928-927-4333.

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