Desert Messenger

February 16, 2011

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FREE! WED. FEB. 16, 2011 Vol. 7 PLEASE TAKE ONE N�� O�����! Flying high with the Quartzsite Flyers Submitted by Art Hastings Quartzsite - The James B. Col- well RC fl ying fi eld is just North of Town Hall on Plymouth. This is where over 60 mem- bers of one of the fastest grow- ing clubs in Quartzsite fl y their Radio Controlled (R/C) air- craft. You will fi nd them there most all day any day unless the wind is blowing really hard. The members of the Quartz- site Desert Fliers (QDF), most of which are Snowbirds, come from as far away as Minnesota, Johnson fl ew his Powered Parachute for several pass- es over the fl ying fi eld while Cathy O’Connor shot photos.  SEE FLYERS ON PAGE 36 hosted a “Fun Fly” and invited other model fl ying clubs from Wickenburg, Lake Havasu City, Yuma and Phoenix. Over 150 fl ying enthusiast attended. It was a beautiful day and fun was had by all. On February 5, 2011 Bob Ottawa Canada, and Alaska. On January 13, 2011, QDF Quartzsite’s FREE Community Paper Issue #125 ATV Parade & AZ Centennial Kickoff A huge success! Photo by Starr BearCat QFD Steve Rossi, and Town employee Julie Piper were jailed in the “Hoosegaw” and raised $225 for the Lasting Legacy Project. See photos on page 36-37. Other events included the Annual Quilt Show, Firewalking demonstration, and 365 Days & Count- ing Birthday Party at Town Hall (hosted by Q Rotary). For more information on the year’s events visit STABILITY FOR QUARTZSITE VOTE to Keep YOUR Current Council Stability Promotes Security Paid for by Michelle Lukkasson, PO. Box 3190, Quartzsite, AZ 85359 Quartzsite- Over 115 ATVs turned out for Willpower’s Annual ATV Parade Sat. Feb. 12th with colorfully decorated quads, pets and people! The Arizona Centennial kicked off the year long cel- ebration with activities at the park following the parade. Hun- dreds of hungry folks enjoyed Quartzsite Fire Department’s famous burgers and First Assembly of God’s pulled pork and polish dogs. Local organizations displayed booths with lots of fun for the whole family. Starhawk started off the show with singing the Arizona State March Song! The crowd enjoyed a “Penny Auction” sponsored by the AZ Centennial Committee. “Prickly Pete” and driver Violet Kiss won “Best in Show” of the parade. Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite (PNQ) debuted the fi rst of four Photo Scavenger Hunt Contests with “Prickly Pete”! Learn more at QPD Sergeant Javier Frausto, Council Member, Joe Winslow, Photo by Cathy O’Connor See and hear for yourself! For the latest council meeting videos visit What’s Inside 2 Editorial 3 Agencies in town 4 Letters to Editor 8 Around Town 18-19 Restaurants 24 Church Directory 26 Music Jams 29 Meet the Candidates 32 Rock Art Map 34 Puzzles 37 Astrology 38 Classifi eds  YES -Patricia Anderson  YES- Barbara Cowell  YES- Jose Lizarraga  YES- Jerry Lukkasson  YES- Joe Winslow March 8, 2011 OTE

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