Desert Messenger

June 1, 2011

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J��� 1, 2011 WHAT TREE IS THAT? Tree Identifi cation Booklet from the Arbor Day Foundation Makes It Easier to Recognize Tree Species in Arizona The Arbor Day Foundation has a booklet that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The booklet, What Tree is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofi t tree-planting organization. What Tree Is That? is a fun, easy-to-use tree identi- fi cation guide that features hand-drawn botanical il- lustrations highlighting the distinct characteristics of many tree species. Nature lovers and professional arborists alike have called this pocket fi eld guide one of the most user- friendly resources to have. Its beautiful, full-color il- lustrations are in precise detail to depict natural col- ors, shapes, and textures, so users can make a positive species identifi cation in just a few easy steps. The Arbor Day Foundation offers this booklet to help people identify trees in Arizona and throughout the Western region of the United States. What Tree Is That? uses a unique step-by-step approach to identify the species of each tree. The booklet explains what to look for in the shape of the leaves and differences in the leaf stems and twig structures, specifi cs on the fruits and fl owers, and the details of buds and bark. “Our What Tree Is That? pocket brochure is an ideal resource to help people develop a greater apprecia- tion for trees,” said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. “The Arbor Day Foundation strives to help people enjoy and ap- preciate trees, and we feel our pocket fi eld guide will do just that.” What Tree is That? is also available as an online interactive version at The Arbor Day Foundation offers this unique, one-of-a-kind online tool so people can identify trees using the internet. To obtain a tree identifi cation guide in full color, send your name and address and $5 for each guide to What Tree Is That?, Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, NE 68410. You can also order the book online at IF YOU HAVEN’T BEEN TO AL’S YOU HAVEN’T BEEN TO QUARTZSITE! Famous Gourmet Pizza Thursday Specials: $ 1 Tacos • $ (in house only) KARAOKE Thurs. Fri. Sat. 7pm Full Service Bar 10am-noon & 3:30pm-5:30pm $ $150 Daily Drink Specials Kitchen Open 10am-10pm HAPPY HOURS: 1 Draft 175 W. Main St. 928-927-5585 Serving Quartsite at Same Location for over 20 years! Gift Shop & Restaurant Breakfast & Lunch NO GIMMICKS! Just Great Food! 60 W. Main Street, Quartzsite (next to the Post Office) 928-927-4000 150 OPEN Magaritas 7 am to 2 pm ���.D����� M��������.��� LEARN TO MAKE MOVIES! Summer Film Camp at AWC, Quartzsite The University of Arizona La Paz County Cooperative Extension and La Paz County Public health Prevention Education will hold a free digital fi lm camp at the Ari- zona Western College Quartzsite Campus on June 14, 15, and 16. From 9am-1pm. All youth aged 12-18 are welcome to register to par- ticipate. Youth will be provided with all necessary in- struction and equipment to design and edit a short (2-3 minute) digital fi lm that will be posted on a fam- ily-friendly website. The camp will encourage creativity, but the fi lms must have a positive theme to it. There will be a family movie night the evening of June 16th, where youth can showcase their fi nished fi lms. There is no registration cost. The Film Camp is limited to the fi rst twenty youth who register. You can register to attend more than one camp. Questions can be di- rected to Brent Strickland, University of Arizona La Paz County Cooperative Extension at 928-669-9843. P��� 15 THE FOURTH OF JULY, 2011 On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Indepen- dence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fi reworks and backyard barbecues across the country. 2.5 million In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation. Source: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970 311.7 million The nation’s estimated population on this July Fourth. Patriotic-Sounding Place Names Thirty-one places have “liberty” in their names. The most populous one as of April 1, 2010, is Liberty, Mo. (29,149) Iowa, with four, has more of these places than any other state: Libertyville, New Liberty, North Liberty and West Liberty. Source:> FOOD HANDLERS CLASSES La Paz County Health Department holds food handlers classes in Quartzsite all year round. All classes are at the Quartzsite Senior Center, located at 40 Moon Mountain. CLASSES PLANNED FOR JULY, SEPT., OCT. & NOV. : Wednesday, July 13th @ 10:00 am and 2:00 pm Wednesday, Sept. 21st @ 10:00 am and 2:00 pm Wednesday, Oct. 12th @ 10:00 am and 2:00 pm Wednesday, Nov. 16th @ 10:00 am and 2:00 pm THE FOLLOWING CLASSES ARE PLANNED FOR DECEMBER AND JANUARY : Wednesdays, Dec. 7th, 14th, 21st @ 9:00am and 10:30 am Fridays, Wednesdays, January 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th @ 9:00am and 10:30am Fridays, Dec. 2nd, 9th, 16th, & 30th @ 9:00am & 10:30 am Jan. 6th, 13th, 20th 27th @ 9:00am and 10:30 am GET OUT OF THE HOUSE! Join your neighbors for a Fundraising Dessert Social at MAIN STREET EATERY Every Wednesday • 6-8pm 205 E. Main St. Quartzsite JUST DESSERTS! All Desserts $250 Charitable organizations: contact Michelle to fi nd out how this event can benefi t your cause 928-308-0011 OPEN for Dinners Thurs. Fri. Sat. 4-7

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