Desert Messenger

January 20, 2021

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WHAT'S INSIDE 5 Council Meeting Recap 5 Food Bank update 6 Editorial 7 Letters to Editor 7 The Salvation Army updates 8 Gardening with Dennis 9 Restaurants 9 Blood Drive 10 A New Club 12 Coronavirus updates 12 COVID-19 Testing & Vaccines 21 HerbMama 21 Arizona, past, present, future 22 Around Town 24 In Memoriam 26 AA Meetings 26 Churches 27 Classifeds 27 Paul Winer's Cartoon 29 5 Tips for Senior Finances 30 Food for the Big Game • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 WEDNESDAY, January 20, 2021 VOL. 17 # 334 Now in our 1 7 t h YEAR! Alwa y s FREE! January L���� A����� N���� N������ FILE ������| S������ RAIN G�����-B��� Quartzsite, AZ - January in Quartzsite is like no other place on earth, even during COVID-19! Deals and vendors display- ing their treasures and delights 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, RVs and Supplies, Lapidary Equipment and Supplies, and delicious Foods to amaze you! The "Largest Gathering of RVs and RVers" is happening right now all over town! Desert Gardens International Gem & Mineral Show, Hi Ally, Main Street Traders, Tyson Wells Centre & Showgrounds, Prospectors Panorama, Quartzsite Showgrounds, Vendors on Main Street, and Rice Ranch are in full swing. Des- ert Gardens requires face masks and temperatures will be checked before entering the showgrounds. The 55th Annual Quartzsite Improvement Association (QIA) Pow Wow Gem and Mineral Show will be held Wednesday through Sunday, January 20-24. Show hours are 9 am - 5 pm daily, located right in the middle of town! With 650 vend- ing spaces outside, inside and under cover, vendors are selling 75% rock related materials. Tyson Wells hosts the 43rd Annual Sell-A-Rama opened Friday, Jan. 15 thru Jan. 24. 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 29 - Feb. 7. The 38th Annual Sports, Vacation and RV Show, or as we fondly call it, "The Big Tent" opened Jan 16th and runs through Sunday, Jan. 24. This huge tent located on the south side of town on 20 acres. Public safety measures are in place; face masks are required. Be sure to check out for all the year-round events. It's Show Time in Quartzsite!

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