Desert Messenger

January 19, 2011

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J������ 19, 2011 IT’S SHOWTIME!!! ���.D�����M��������.��� 45th Annual Pow Wow Jan. 19-23, 2011 Annual Pow Wow, Jan. 19-23 Come one; come all to see a great show! Hours are 9am-5pm. Free parking and free admission, located right in the middle of town! There are 538 spaces with 70 spaces inside, 43 under cover and 419 outside. Approx- imately 300 vendors selling 75% rock related materials. Three home-cooked meals are served daily. One vendor even said he came more for the meals than the selling. Quartzsite Roadrunner Gem and Mineral Club takes 2 free fi eld trips each day. They hunt for agates, jas- pers, rhyolite, desert roses, fossils, etc. The Gem and Mineral Club also has demonstrations on the use of lapidary equipment. Come look for all kinds of material; unset stones, gold and silver jewelry, rock hound equipment, and rough stone to use with your equipment. There’s a free shuttle bus from the parking to show grounds. For more information, the QIA offi ce is open Monday through Friday from 9am-1pm. 235 E. Ironwood, or call 928-927-6325. Hi Jolly Daze Parade a fun success! by Shanana “Rain” Golden-Bear The Jolly Daze Parade and fun at the park on Saturday, Jan. 8th was an- other great event. There were a few last minute glitches, as Anita Carlson, coordinator, was pulled away to the front desk at Town Hall, just two days before the parade. Thank you, Anita for all your work! A huge thank you to Violet Kiss teers: Monica Timberlake, Skip Gal- lup, Dinice Ross, Teri Frausto, Alex Taft, PJ Bettmann and her rock paint- ers for painting the awards again this year, Wes & Mary Huntley, Elmer who, with short notice, offered to be the MC this year. She did a great job! Our wonderful judges were Rich- ard Trusty, Verla Fish, Suzan Fonda, Sandy Gilbert, & Troy Anderson. “The Travelers” provided fantastic music and entertainment at the park while folks enjoyed delicious food from Quartzsite Fire Dept. and First As- sembly of God Church. Many thanks to our tireless volun- London and the Hams, the Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce for their support, Quartzsite Police Chief Jeff Gilbert and his offi cers, Quartzsite Fire Chief Kevin Hess and his depart- ment, Judge Kimberlin, all the organi- zations that had a booth at the park. A Special Thank you to Anita Carlson for the use of her ATV during the line-up! Thank you to all the parade partici- pants…without you there wouldn’t be a parade! So much fun! Hi Jolly Daze 2011 WINNERS: Overall: Quartzsite Gem & Mineral Club; The Children’s Category: Quartz- site Recreation Program. Churches/ Organizations Category: Cactus Dodg- ers. Classic Vehicle Category: Alterna- tive Therapies. Commercial/Business Category: Rebecca’s Ice Cream Eques- trian: MM Ranch, Steve & his daugh- ter, Josef McClenning. Family/Neigh- borhood Groups: Zumba. Pet winner was Darlene Hein and her Shi hitzu dog, “Kiya”. Congratulations to the winners & everyone who participated! D & J Military LET US HELP YOU REPLACE YOUR LOST MILITARY PATCHES & MEDALS! U.S., Japanese, German & Russian Custom made GI Dog Tags while you wait! BUY -- SELL --- TRADE We accept Visa & Mastercard COME SEE OUR LARGE INVENTORY OF ORIGINAL MILITARY COLLECTABLES: • Medals • Patches • Badges • Helmets • Knives • Bayonetes • Swords RICE RANCH C-1 • thru February • 208-573-5596 “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. QIA KERRY CHRISTENSEN National Swiss Yodeler & Entertainer Tues. Jan. 25 • 7-9pm $5 donation. Town Hall Meeting Wed. Jan. 26 • 6:30pm 928-927-6325 235 E. Ironwood St., Quartzsite C & B LOCK & KEY 33 YEARS EXPERIENCE 928-927-6589 Mobile Service Only Available Now TRANSPONDER AUTO KEYS (Electronic chip keys) Jeep, Chrysler, Ford Chevrolet, Toyota & many more! Betty Crenshaw, Owner SOCK-IT-TO-ME VALUE PRICED ~ DIABETIC SOCKS ✫ Bling Hats ✫ Merino Wool ✫ Popcorn Tops ✫ Men’s & Ladies Clog Sandals ✫ Reversable Women’s Jackets Quality Sport Socks NEW! CRUSHABLE REVERSABLE VESTS TYSON WELLS CENTRE FRONT ROW 800-565-7593 Quartzsite Community Acupuncture Low cost Acupuncture in a friendly community setting Treatment for: Chronic & Acute Pain, Neuropathy, PTSD, Post-Stroke & Post-Cancer Recovery Elyse Tera, L.Ac. Every Thurs. 9am-3pm No appt. necessary Donations accepted ($15-$40 recommended) 928-246-7410 Crawford’s RV Park 315 E. Main, Quartzsite CRRAAZY JACK with Redwood Signs & Crafts! IS BACK! See us in our New Location! west of Main St. Laundromat, Quartzsite Lots of Parking! P��� 3 The World’s Softest Socks!

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