Desert Messenger

September 15, 2010

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P��� 6 ���.D�����M��������.��� Open House Ribbon Cutting at The Scenic Road RV Park By Joanne Winer QUARTZSITE - The Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce will be host- ing a Ribbon Cutting and Open House for the new owners of The Scenic Road RV Park, formerly Desert Sunset RV Park. The park, located at 480 N. Cen- tral Blvd. across from the RV Pitstop on Hwy 95, was recently purchased by Randie and Shawn Parish, who have just moved here from Kona, Hawaii. Their business in Hawaii was called Sea Quest, a tourism business that featured rafting, snorkeling and ad- venture tours. Randie and Shawn both love RVing, and wanted to remain in the tourism business on the mainland. They decided that they would like to invest in a snowbird RV park and stay in one place for the winter months. Their grandmother had spent many winters in Quartzsite, and after check- ing out places like Yuma and Mesa on the Internet looking for RV parks to buy, they decided that they would give Quartzsite a try and recently bought the park that was called Desert Sunset and renamed it The Scenic Roads RV Park. This is their first summer in the desert, and they have been learning to live with the heat. Coming Soon! Opening early October! RICE RANCH A-45 East of Dorothy’s Beads 281-635-6496, 281-636-7230 AMERICAN CUSTOM TIRE INC. Auto - Light Truck - Commercial - AG - Earthmover New, Used and Retread 23 Hour Commercial Service Est. in 1972 ✶ Motorhome Specialists ✶ (928) 927-6382 AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY & POTTERY Blue Building Across from McDonalds on West Main St. Open Daily 8-5 Sunday 9-4 closed Tues VOLUNTEER BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE TOWN OF QUARTZSITE FINDINGS JEWELRY Black Hills Gold Jewelry, Mountings, Gems, Minerals, Southwest & How-to Books 1250 W. Main, Quartzsite 928-927-6381, Fax 928-927-4814 (across from McDonald’s) BEADS • Municipal Utility Administrative Comm. 2nd Thursday, 9am Town Hall • Health & Development Services Board, 1st Monday, 4pm, Library • Cemetery Board, 1st Monday, 3pm, Library • Library Board, 2nd Thursday, 6pm, Library • Parks & Recreation, 3rd Tuesday, 10am, Children’s Library • Planning & Zoning Commission, 3rd Tuesday, 4pm, Town Hall • Centennial Committee, 4th Wednesday, 10am, Library • Board of Adjustment, as needed • Personnel Board, as needed • Municipal Property Corporation, once/year GET INVOLVED! Town Hall is located at 465 N. Plymouth, Quartzsite. Call Town Hall for more info, 928-927-4333. Road Service Interstate Batteries Lube, Oil and Filter The Parish’s have recently been up- grading the park, and now have 97 spaces with 50 amp service, new wa- ter lines, new gravel roads, faster, and stronger WIFI that is free to short term residents of the park. They have in- stalled a new electric water treatment system, and a car wash/pet wash area. They have many activities planned for their clubhouse, with exercise classes, hula lessons, weekly pancake break- fasts, game nights, bingo, theme par- ties, BBQ, ice cream socials and luau, and jam sessions every Wednesday and Thursday. The park is pet friendly, and is for adults 55 and over. Plans are to also sell 100% Kona coffee from Hawaii, park logo items, and RV products. Their new website is www.thesceni- and they have a new phone number 928-927-6443. S�������� 15, 2010 Meet Shawn & Randie Parrish A ribbon cutting and open house is planned for Saturday, October 2 at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to come and see the RV park. Meet the new own- ers Randie and Shawn and welcome them to Quartzsite. Refreshments will be served following the ribbon cutting ceremony. BP seize $1 million in drugs near Qtz. YUMA, ARIZ. - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Sector seized more than $1 million of marijuana and cocaine, and arrested three drug smugglers in two separate incidents this week. Blythe Station Border Patrol agents seized 27 pounds of cocaine in a wheel well at the Highway 95 checkpoint south of Quartzsite, Ariz. on Tuesday. The first incident occurred on Tuesday morning at the Highway 95 check- point south of Quartzsite, Ariz. Border Patrol agents from the Blythe Station referred a 1991 Lexus 400 for sec- ondary inspection. With the help of a Border Patrol canine team, agents dis- covered 12 bundles of cocaine hidden behind the vehicle’s firewall and wheel well. The cocaine weighs 27 pounds and has an estimated street valued of $889,000. Agents from the Drug En- forcement Administration (DEA) took custody of the cocaine and driver, and the Border Patrol seized the Lexus. On Wednesday, Yuma Sector En- forcement Specialists operating re- mote video surveillance cameras lo- cated along the Colorado River spotted 13 individuals crossing the river from Mexico into Arizona near County 10th Street. The camera operators notified agents in the field that the subjects dropped several large backpacks near the Arizona banks and then fled back into Mexico. Yuma Station Border Pa- trol agents responded and seized 12 makeshift backpacks full of marijuana and arrested two male subjects hiding nearby. The 12 bundles, which weigh 580 pounds and have an estimated street value of $464,000, were turned over to the DEA along with the two subjects. NEW GROCERY discount

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