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June 18, 2014

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8 June 18, 2014 Contributed by: Violet Kiss Time fl ies…we've all heard that. It's simply amazing as every day passes on how much gets done then you sit back and say, "Wow, there's so much more to do." Isn't that the truth! The Quartzsite Ro- tary fi ts that to a 'T' lately. We are in the midst of educating ourselves with more knowledge of Rotary, why and how it was born, how it developed further, and why it ex- ists today. We are also working on reaching out to each other to make our Club more vibrant and more effective in what we are doing for others and ourselves. We are learn- ing about each other and how we can build a better Club. If you look up our Quartzsite Rotary's Face- book Page, you'll see we have over 850 friends now. That's exciting. Why? One, we have people inter- Rotary Doings Desert Messenger offers FREE Classifi ed Ads! Here's the small print: Items for sale under $1000. Private Party Only. 1 per month. Yard/Garage/Craft Sales, Wanted, Give-a-ways, Free, Lost & Found, etc. (non-commercial) For more information, contact Rain at 928-916-4235 or Email: 2014 - 2015 Calendar of Events submissions wanted Attention Quartzsite groups, clubs, and organizations. We are starting to compile the 2014-2015 Calendar of Events. Please email dates/times/loca- tion/contact information to or Call 928-916-4235. and First locally-owned and operated music station in Quartzsite, Arizona. Proudly serving the communities of Quartzsite, Bouse, Brenda, Rainbow Acres, La Paz Valley and beyond, since 1988. Quartzsite Radio • Quartzsite's Favorite "CLASSIC HITS" • Local Information • Weather • 24 Hours Day / 7 Days Week! KBUX 94.3 FM 928-927-5111 Special to Desert Messenger By Lyle Browning ~ University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service This is the time of year when home owners in our low desert may see this creature. The Palo Verde Root Borer is a member of the beetle family, the largest group of insects in the world. This beetle feeds mostly on roots of the Palo Verde trees [Parkinsonia]. This beetle feeds on all varieties of Palo Verde, but likes the Mexican Palo Verde [Parkinsonia aculeata] best. Recognizing this insect should not be a problem if they appear in your landscape. The adult is up to 4 inches long and is mostly black. Early summer is when these insects appear. They have a very long life cycle, about three years. The larvae is white and can be up to fi ve inches in length. In case of a severe infestation tree roots can be damaged to the point of branch die back. There is no real cure. The best way to resist this beetle is to keep your trees as healthy as possible. If you see quarter sized round holes around the base of your tree, you may have had this insect. The quarter sized round holes are exit holes made by the female. Adult beetles live only a month or so, but the eggs will become larve and the larve will tunnel to the root and begin feeding. They will stay under ground feeding for about the next three years. If you have questions about your landscape contact us. The offi ce address is 2524 Mutahar and our telephone number is 928 669-9843. ested in learning more about us both from our own members, our friends from Quartzsite, and fi nally other Rotarians and Clubs from all over the world. It truly is a family that unites us all. On that note, we have 2 new members coming on board: Anna DelPino, co-owner of Best Auto, and Dee Sheehan, owner of Quartzsite Bakery. We are now a solid dozen. Welcome, Anna and Dee, we are so happy to have you join our local 'family', you are valued members. On another note, we are noticing how everyone is coming together for the good of this town of ours. Just wait and see; July 4th is com- ing and we have a lot of fun things going on that evening at Town Park! So many people and groups (yes, us too) along with the Town and its Departments are throwing in their expertise, employees and fi reworks for all of us. Kids, teens, adults, all of us are going to have one good 'ole time. See you there! Janice Shelton, La Paz County Super- intendent of Education has announced a vacancy on the Arizona Western College (AWC) District Governing Board representing La Paz District #1. Board member JoAnne Ehasz (\'E- haus\), who was appointed by Shelton in August of 2013, has announced her resignation from the board due to relocation. Ehasz was appointed August 1, 2013 to complete the term of Randy Hartless with a term scheduled to run through December 31, 2014. AWC Board opening The position will be on the November ballot for a six year term. Interested candidates can stop by Shelton's of- fi ce to pick up a packet. The fi rst date to fi le is July 7; the last day to fi le is August 6. Shelton's offi ce is open 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. La Paz District #1 includes the following voter precincts: 51 (Parker), 52 (Poston), 55 (Bouse), 59 (Cibola) and 60 (Ehrenberg). La Paz County Education Service Agency's offi ce is located at 1112 Joshua Ave. Suite 205, Parker AZ. For more information call 928-669-6183. Palo Verde Root Borer

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