Desert Messenger

June 12, 2019

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WHAT'S INSIDE 3 Monsoon Awareness 4 Remembering Dinice Ross 5 Diaper Drive 6 Editorial 7 Food Bank Writing Contest 7 Hepatitis A Health Advisory 8 Explosives found in river 9 Cell Phone ban 9 Restaurants 10 Travelogue 11 The Salvation Army 12 Paul Winer CD & Memorial 16 In Memoriam 16 AA Meetings 17 Nancy's Kitchen 17 Social Security 18 Puzzles 19 Outsmart Bugs 19 Dogs in hot cars 20 Churches 21 Classifeds 21 Paul Winer's Cartoon 23 Photos • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 VOL. 15 # 301 Now in our 1 5 t h YEAR! Alwa y s FREE! 19 Outsmart Bugs 19 Dogs in hot cars Quartzsite, AZ - The Town of Quartzsite is planning the annual Independence Day Celebration. Family Fun & Fireworks is be- ing planned for Thursday, July 4th, at the Town Park Pavil- ion (Dance Slab off N. Plym- outh Ave. near Dog Park) Activities will start at 5:00 pm and include the water fun for the kids, rock painting, frozen T-shirt contest, food and drinks for pur- chase, free watermelon, bake sale, games, & more! All community organizations are welcome to set up a tent or displays sharing their informa- tion and events. The tall blow-up water slide has been retired due to safety concerns, however the slip-N-slide and yard water toys will be available for water fun. The Town Council approved more funding for fi reworks, so this year, it's going to a much larger show than in year's past. Quartzsite Fire District will put on the Firework show shortly after 9:00 pm. Come on out for the biggest community event of the year! For details con- tact 928-927-4333. July 4th Fun at the Park & Fireworks New Summer June 16th Happy Father's Day Quartzsite Town Hall is changing their hours for the Summer! During a special meeting May 22, 2019, Quartzsite Town Council approved changing summer hours for Town Hall to four ten-hour days. Town Hall will be now be open Monday - Thursday from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. through the month of September. Town Hall will be closed on Fridays. The Library will also be on a four-day workweek. The Community Center will still be open fi ve days per week. Emergency numbers will be included in the Town's voice messaging service for additional town services. Transit will be adjusting their hours as well. According to Transit Di- rector Janet Collier, the fi rst pick up of the day will be at 7:30am. "Our last scheduled pick up for the day will be 5:00pm." Blythe trips will be now only twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Blythe trips will leave at 7:30 am and leave Blythe at 11:30 am. Yuma services will be reduced to twice a month during the summer. Yuma trips will now be the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Collier explained, "We don't do any out of town trips if there's a 5th day of the month. We only go out of town the fi rst through the fourth weeks." For Lake Havasu trips, Collier is planning on having the 1st Tuesday of each month be a Lake Havasu Only trip. Parker Only trips will be increased to 3 times per month; on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Collier said they will run a sec- ond bus to Parker if needed, so everyone will get to go. The Transit will be printing new Summer schedules which should be available shortly. Transit will be returning to winter schedule will on October 1st. For more details contact Town Hall at 928-927-4333. Hours at Town Hall

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