Desert Messenger

October 1, 2014

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3 Farmers Market 6 Editorial 7 Letters to Editor 8 Rotary Doings 9 Salome High School updates 12 Voices from the Past 15 Adventures w/Rocks 15 Restaurants 17 Traveling with Gypsy Jane 17 In Memoriam 18 Churches 19 Arrest Report 20 Puzzles 21 Astrology 22 Classifi eds 22 Paul Winer Comic WHAT'S INSIDE • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 Wednesday, OCT. 1 ST , 2014 VOL. 11 # 202 N�� �� ��� 11 t h YEAR! N�� �� ��� N�� �� ��� 11 Alwa y s FREE! 2011 | �����| S������ R��� G�����-B��� SEE BLM PAGE 10 Animal Refuge Thrift Shop moves WE NOW ACCEPT Quartzsite, AZ - Former Quartzsite Town Council member Joe Winslow died early Monday morning, Sept. 29th after a short battle with cancer. He returned to Wash- ington to be with family in his fi nal days. Elected in 2008, he was well-known for his volunteer work, such as in this photo taken during Hi Jolly Cemetery's Walk in the Past. Former Quartzsite Council Member Joe Winslow dies He was the co-founder and president of Operation Hero Comfort, a non-profi t organization that sends packages to the many units adopted in the military who serve in Iraq, Afghanistan and other areas of confl ict. He survived a recall attempt in 2011 but lost his bid for re-election in 2012. Winslow served 24 years in the military and will be missed by many. Quartzsite, AZ - There's a big change happen- ing at Pattie's RV Park. The Animal Refuge Thrift Shop is moving to a larger location on the corner of Main and Palo Verde Streets. Delight's will be moving into the smaller location on the east side of the building. Leigh Simmons, owner of Pattie's RV Park is excited about the new changes which will allow more room for great deals for thrift store shoppers. Funds raised are donated to the La Paz County Animal Shelter in Parker. Beginning October 1st, the Thrift Store opens Tuesday through Saturdays 9am-3pm. Delights will be open in November, but Leigh is available by appointment in October. Leigh would like to send "a big thank you to Hank and Kelly for getting both stores ready." They worked long hours on the remodeling and moving of merchandise. �����| S������ R��� G�����-B��� Public unhappy with BLM's proposed trail closures By Shanana Rain Golden-Bear Parker, AZ - BLM met with La Paz County Board of Supervisors regarding the Travel Management Plans (TMP) at a special meeting Monday, Sep- tember 22, 2014 which lasted 2 hours. The public learned of the meeting via social media and fi lled the room. John MacDonald, Yuma Field Director explained the BLM started the TMP in 2007 after legislators demanded they take an "inventory" of all disturbances; including tank tracks, trails, roads, etc. Colorado River District Manager Roxie Trost also attended. The public and Supervisors obvi- ously were upset with the proposed trail closures. MacDonald stated, "We're not proposing closing trails," but then rephrased it saying, "Routes will not be open." Joe Winslow

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