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February 2, 2011

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FREE! WED. FEB. 2, 2011 Vol. 7 Issue #124 PLEASE TAKE ONE N�� O�����! Arizona Centennial Kickoff February 11, 12, 13 Arizona commemorates 100 years of Statehood on February 14, 2012. As the last of the contiguous 48 states admitted to the Union, Arizona and its citizens have a wonderful opportunity to showcase the state’s beauty, history and future. Arizona cities and towns are joining in the celebration with events ranging from quaint to upscale productions. Here in Quartzsite, the Arizona Centennial Kickoff includes a full week- end of events and fun for the whole family. Starting off on Friday, Feb. 11, the Annual Quilt Show takes place at the Senior Center and continues on Saturday. A Special Centennial Quilt, made by local quilters will be on display. The quilt will be raffl ed (after the show) throughout the Centennial year. Fundraisers are a necessity, as there are no state, county, or town funds allocated for the Centennial celebrations. Sat. Feb. 12th is our famous ATV Parade sponsored by Will- power. Centennial Events will take place at the Park following the parade. Skyhawk will provide the entertainment. Quartzsite Flyers RC Club will present a wonderful display of RC aircraft and history at the fi eld just north of the park. The fi rst Photo Scavenger Hunt Contest will begin with “Prickly Pete”presented by Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite. Prickly Pete will be there in person too! Don’t want to miss that! The Centennial Committee will open the Hoosegaw for fundraising. The fi rst four “prison- ers” will be jailed and they’re going to need some help to get bailed out! The Quartzsite Art Guild will unveil the fi rst two pieces of artwork which will be displayed throughout town for the year. Each month another piece will be added to the collec- tion until the Finale in February 2012! There’ll be lots more fun for the whole family on Saturday, February 12th after the ATV Parade! Sunday, Feb. 13th the Arizona Sunriders ATV Club will host guided rides into the desert for beginners, intermediate and ad- vanced riders. Interested folks can sign up at the park after the parade on Saturday.  SEE CENTENNIAL ON PAGE 35 MAIN STREET EATERY OPEN DAILY 6am-3pm “The Gathering Place of Quartzsite” Egg Strata, Waffl es, Walking Taco, Brown Rice, w/Tofu, Vegies, or Chicken. Vienna Beef Hot Dogs, Burgers, More! Breakfast 6am-11am Lunch 11am-3pm 205 E. Main St.(Entry & Parking west of Main St. Laundromat) 928-308-0011 Michelle’s Famous Biscuits & Gravy Served All Day! Vegetarian Options! They Circled Up in Quartzsite! out Plamosa Road way, a large group of Montana Owners Club members have been holding the “Cir- cling of the Montanas” for 6 years. The RVs range from Montana, Mountaineer and Big Sky Fifth Wheels. As with most Gatherings/ Rallies, they have the tra- ditional “Happy Hour”, Campfi res, great food and enjoyed “life around the circle”. from an ultalight photog- rapher who donated the photo to the group. Check out This photo was taken for more great photos. http://www.refl ec- 420 foot circle of RVs? Photo used with permission from Robbie Simons, this year’s “Wagon Master” ATV Parade Feb. 12 •11 am “Arizona Days” ATV Parade Load up your quads and ATVs for the Annual ATV Parade sponsored by Willpower, Inc. The parade will take a different route this year, bringing all parades during the Centennial year back to Main Street! Line up is south of the QIA off Mesquite St. beginning at 10am. The parade starts at 11am! You can view the parade on E. Main Street, from Mesquite to Plymouth, and on Plymouth, where the parade will turn north on Plymouth and end at the Town Park. Pick up and drop off entry forms at Thrift Store on E. Main and Quartzsite Library, 465 N. Plymouth.  SEE ATV PARADE ON PAGE 35 MAIN STREET For the latest council meeting videos visit 2 3 4 8 What’s Inside Editorial Tribute to Rosalee Letters to Editor Around Town 18-19 Restaurants 23 34 40 42 43 43 45 47 Jams Church Directory Rock Art Map Puzzles AZ Centennial Calendar Show Schedule Astrology Classifi eds LAUNDRY SERVICE, TOO! Pick up & Delivery LAUNDROMAT 205 E. Main St. (across from Roadrunner) 928-308-0011 On the north side of town, Quartzsite’s FREE Community Paper NOW OPEN DAILY 6am-8pm Showers $6

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