Desert Messenger

January 19, 2011

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J������ 19, 2011  BOUSE CON’T FROM PAGE 22 State Senator. He visited all the com- munities that he served and listened to the concerns of the people. He willingly took on the issues of the county, no mat- ter how small they may have seemed to others. Senator Thompson was instru- mental in bringing industry into north- ern Yuma County, which became La Paz County in 1983. The Swansea Mine closed in 1927. The closing hurt the economy of the entire area causing several of Bouse’s business- es to be sold or closed. The railroad spur to Swansea ceased to operate, the school closed, and the Alaska Hotel was sold to Bill Keiser who took the cement blocks to Quartzsite for his dream home. Margaret Bouse converted the Bouse House into a rooming house where she lived until she passed away in 1949. The vacant building began to deteriorate but the splendid memories that had been created there lived on as did the won- derful town of Bouse which has regained is popularity and prosperity much like that experienced around the time of Arizona’s statehood. The expansive mineral-rich area be- tween Quartzsite and Bouse is peppered with old mines. Many of the gulches ���.D�����M��������.��� have been worked-over using the dry- washer process. This area has produced millions of dollars in copper and gold. With the price of copper and gold at new highs in 2011, prospectors may again consider working the sands of the Bouse Mining District in search of overlooked copper ore and gold nuggets. (The next story will be: “The Swansea - From Copper Giant To Ghost Town.”) The Quartzsite Senior Center held elec- tions recently, as well as Proud Neigh- bors of Quartzsite. Congratulations to the many volunteers in Quartzsite! Senior Center: New President-Wayne Wilson. Vice Pres.- Evert Ramsey. Trea- surer - Mary Jo Gilder. Secretary- Au- drey Berger. Directors at Large- P. J. Bettman, Les Leaf, and Donna Lucas. Nancy Sommers has returned volun- teering to be the cook and is working on monthly menus once again. Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite (PNQ) New President -Shanana “Rain” Golden-Bear. Vice President - Patty Pat- ton. Secretary - Mark Goldberg. Trea- surer Angie Masales. Thank you to Starr BearCat for her leadership during the foundation process. CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP WITH SENIOR CENTER AND PNQ MARY KAY BEAUTY PRODUCTS Free Facials! Have a party! See Peggy at Rice Ranch A-30 520-686-1556 Benefi ting Quartzsite’s No Kill Animal Shelter Check out the newly remodeled gift shop & boutique with new designer jewelry! 455 E. Main St. Quartzsite Open 7 days 9-2 951-764-6072 P��� 23 “From this situation, something good will come.” - Ismail EMUnique by Clover Creek Emu, LLC See Us @ Rice Ranch A-41 Oil of EMU is a natural Anti-infl ammatory, Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Viral Topical. It helps Relieve Pain, soothes Sunburn & Radiation treated skin, Relieves Itches & Bites. Oil of Emu contains high levels of Omega 3, 6 & 9. Dee & Bonnie Nelson, Centralia, WA 1-800-292-6045 / 541-727-1537 Specializing in RV Solar Sales & Service M & S Solar Electric SOLAR SYSTEM & INVERTER INSTALLATION / REPAIR Drive 29 miles south for HUGE savings US 95 South @ Stone Cabin Next to Randy’s Hamburgers Mike & Sherry Bacon Open 6-days a week (closed Tuesday) Get free gifts! Pattie’s RV Park OPEN YEAR-ROUND! LARGE LOTS! 455 E. Main St., Quartzsite ~ Walk to shopping! - Propane Sales - Open 7days/week • 7am-5pm ~ Laundromat ~ RO Water ~ Thrift Shop ~ Propane 928-927-4223 928-446-6514 Pets & Children Welcome! Animal Refuge Thrift Shop We accept credit cards!

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