Desert Messenger

April 16, 2014

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2 National Drug Take Back Day 3 Pickleball 4 Constable fi les complaint 4 Gosar visits Parker 5 Arbor Day 6 Editorial 7 Letters to Editor 11 Traveling with Gypsy Jane 15 Adventures w/Rocks 15 Restaurants 16 Voices from the Past 17 Arrest Report 18 Churches 20 Puzzles 21 In Memoriam 22 Classifi eds 22 Paul Winer Comic WHAT'S INSIDE • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 Wednesday, APRIL 16 TH , 2014 VOL. 10 # 194 N�� �� ��� 10 t h YEAR! A N�� �� ��� N�� �� ��� 10 10 Alwa y s FREE! Traveling with Gypsy Jane SEE GRANDS PAGE 6 WE ACCEPT ����� | D����� F����� | T�� G���� G�������� 631 GRANDS & Great GRANDS formed the World's Largest Human Letter at the Finale of The GRAND Gathering, March 9, 2014 By Shanana Rain Golden-Bear Quartzsite, AZ – It's offi cial! Quartzsite GRANDS & Great GRANDS set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the Largest Human Letter! Organizers of The GRAND Gathering re- ported that 631 people participated Sun- day, March 9, 2014 during the GRAND Finale event, the Guinness Record At- tempt of the World's Largest Human Let- ter "Q" at Quartzsite Improvement Asso- ciation (QIA). Guinness told organizers they needed at least 501 participants to be considered for the record. The GRAND Gathering events were geared for GRAND Parents and Great GRANDS and their families to create memorable moments together. Verifi cation from Guinness arrived via email Monday, April 7th, 2014 which stated, "We are delighted to confi rm that you have successfully achieved a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for 'Largest human letter'. We would like to congratulate you on your record-break- ing achievement. You are OFFICIALLY AMAZING!" Guinness World Records certifi cation requires independent witnesses from the local community and extensive documen- tation. Horizon Community Bank's new manager, Judi Clark and Council Mem- ber Mark Orgeron served as offi cial wit- nesses along with 12 Stewards from the community. The GRAND Gathering sets new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for Largest Human Letter!

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