Desert Messenger

January 15, 2020

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WHAT'S INSIDE 4 Desert Flyers 4 AZ State Parks 7 ALAA 7 Food Handler Classes 8 Reluctant Ukelele Student II 9 The Salvation Army Updates 10 Open Meeting Law Training 10 Blood Drive 11 Restaurants 12 Editorial 12 Letters to Editor 13 Rex Allen, Jr. 14 Around Town 16 AWC 16 Food Bank Updates 19 Bobby Peterson 20 MacDougal Street West 22 Museum's Here & There 23 TC & The Keys 25 Quilters 26 AZ Connection 27 Band Scramble 28 Freedom Riders 29 Museum News 31 Nashville Legacy 33 HerbMama 33 JAMS 37 In Memoriam 38 Churches 40 Nancy's Kitchen 44 Classifeds 44 Paul Winer's Cartoon 47 PHOTOS • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 WEDNESDAY, January 15, 2020 VOL. 16 # 313 Now in our 1 6 t h YEAR! Alwa y s FREE! January 15, 2020 Nancy's Kitchen ����� | S������ RAIN G�����-B��� QUARTZSITE I By Shanana Rain Golden-Bear January in Quartzsite is like no other place on earth! Deals and vendors displaying their treasures and de- lights are everywhere around town! All shows have free admission and free parking available. You can shop for Gems, Rocks, Minerals, Arts, Crafts, Hob- bies, Jewelry, Silver and Goldsmithing, Faceting, Precious Metals, Antiques, Coins, Lapidary Tools, Lapidary Equipment and Supplies, and delicious Foods to amaze you! The "Largest Gathering of RVs and RVers" is hap- pening right now all over town! Desert Gardens In- ternational Gem & Mineral Show, Quartzsite Mar- ketplace, Hi Ally, Main Street Traders, Tyson Wells Centre & Showgrounds, Prospectors Panorama, Quartzsite Showgrounds, Vendors on Main Street, Rice Ranch, & Greasewood are in full swing. The 54th Annual Quartzsite Improvement Associa- tion (QIA) Pow Wow Gem and Mineral Show will be held Wednesday through Sunday, January 15-29. Show hours are 9 am - 5 pm daily, located right in the middle of town! With over 500 vending spaces outside, inside and under cover, ven- dors are selling 75% rock related materials. Tyson Wells hosts the 42nd Annual Sell-A-Rama opening Friday, Jan. 17 thru Jan. 26. The 10-day show boasts 860 selling spaces on 25 acres! Stay around for the Arts & Craft Show is from Arts and Crafts Show January 31 - Feb. 9. The 37th Annual Sports, Vacation and RV Show, or as we fondly call it, "The Big Tent" opens Jan 18 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 26. This huge tent located on the south side of town on 20 acres, provides an estimated attendance of over 150,000. Be sure to check out for all the year-round events. It's Show Time in Quartzsite! Quartzsite Council Member Goldberg an- nounced that the Winter Visitor Recep- tion – an opportunity for the Town of Quartzsite to let our winter visitors know how much we appreciate them being here – will be held January 21st at 1pm. She ex- plained that different clubs and organiza- tions would also be invited because it is an opportunity to share what we have in our community with the winter visitors and for the Town to say thank you. The Winter Visitor Welcome Reception will be held at the Quartzsite Community Cen- ter, 295 E. Chandler St. For more details contact Town Hall at 928-927-4333. Winter Visitor Reception planned Jan. 21st

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