Desert Messenger

July 7, 2010

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JULY 7, 2010 ���.D�����M��������.��� If you live in Arizona, you are at a First “Cruise In” successful, 2nd planned for July 10 By Joanne Winer Many of us remember what it was like to be a young person in the 50’s and 60’s, when one of the most fun things to do was to get into a hot looking car or other vehicle and go “cruising the drag”, driving up and down the main road in town just showing off your car and meeting with all your friends. This nostalgic pastime was a big part of our lives back then, and many people remember how much fun it was. Last month, Q-Check Shell station in Quartz- site was the place to be when anyone with an antique or classic vehicle got to- gether to have some great fun. It brought back all kinds of memories and lots of just good fun. Lined up around the back parking lot at the Shell station were many beautiful old cars, trucks, motorcycles and even a couple of antique/classic tractors. The owners of these vehicles have spent lots of time and work getting their machines running and remodeled. They should be very proud of the way they look today. These enthusiasts spend countless hours working on their vehicles, and it really shows how dedicated they are to their passion for preserving these antiques and classics. The event was sponsored by the Q-Check Shell, and was the idea of Paul Car- nevale, manager of the station. Owner of the station, Barron Covington, and his wife, Patty were also there to greet everyone. There were lots of great looking vehicles, and many people just came out to see them and enjoy a fun evening talking with neighbors and friends. There will be another “Cruise In” held on July 10 at the Q-Check Shell for any- one who wishes to bring their classic or antique vehicles to show off. There is no fee to be there. It is just a fun evening for everyone. The Q-Check will again have many specials for everyone attending, including hot dogs, drinks and ice cream. If you have a classic or antique vehicle and would like to show it off, please feel free to join in the fun. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy another great evening on July 10 as they hold their 2nd “Cruise In”. If the interest keeps up, plans are to hold this event every other Saturday night throughout the summer. Perhaps it will be so popular that it will be held through the winter months also. Come on out and join in the fun! FULL SERVICE HAIR CARE Nails by Jo Tanning Bed Open Mon.-Fri. Sat. by appt. 735 W. Cowell, Quartzsite 928-927-5400 higher risk of becoming infected with a deadly fungus which thrives in the deserts of the southwest. Valley Fever (medical name coccidi- oidomycosis or “cocci” for short) is an infection in the lungs caused by a fungus (scientifi c name Coccidioides immitis) that grows in the soil in the southern and central portions of Cali- fornia, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and the southern portions of Nevada and Utah. Valley Fever is also found in parts of Mexico, Central and South America. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS), the Fun- gus which causes Valley Fever repre- sents 59 percent of the total infectious diseases reported in Arizona this year. According to a recent update from the AZDHS Offi ce of Infectious Disease Services, there have been 4,564 con- fi rmed and probable cases of Valley Fever between the period of January 3, 2010 through June 12, 2010. “Arizona has two thirds of all the in- fections in the United States. There are about 150,000 infections a year P��� 3 Valley Fever on the rise in Arizona and about 100,000 of them occur in our state,” said medical Dr. John D. Galgiani, director of The Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona. The fungus gets into the air from wind, dust storms, digging and other activities. People may get sick if they breathe in the fungus. It can infect the lungs and other parts of the body. The peak Valley Fever seasons occur from June through August and from October through November. Valley Fever can be fatal, especially when it spreads to the brain or spinal column, according to AZDHS. Avoid- ing activities associated with dust and airborne dirt of native desert soil is recommended, but it is not a certain means of prevention. Some occupa- tions recommend wearing masks. Use common sense and stay out of the blowing dust. If you get sick, get it diagnosed and take care of it so it doesn’t get any worse. 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