Desert Messenger

January 07, 2015

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8 AROUND TOWN 10 Editorial 11 Letters to Editor 13 Restaurants 14 Voices from the Past 15 Traveling with Gypsy Jane 16 Adventures w/Rocks 22 Rotary Doings 32 Music Jams 34 Churches 35 Arrest Report 43 Show Calendar 45 Classifi eds 46 Paul Winer Comic WHAT'S INSIDE • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 Wednesday, JAN. 7 TH , 2015 VOL. 11 # 208 N�� �� ��� 11 t h YEAR! N�� �� ��� N�� �� ��� 11 Alwa y s FREE! SPECIAL PRICING FOR OUT OF TOWN RESIDENTS! FREE MAXIMUM SECURITY TRAILER LOCK WITH TRAILER PURCHASE! 1795 SOUTH 19TH AVENUE / PHOENIX, AZ 85009 2014 ends with rare snowfall Hi Jolly Daze Parade slated for Sat. Jan. 10th ����� | S���� B���C�� Sleeping Indian with dusting of snow Dec. 31, 2014 SEE PARADE PAGE 38 Quartzsite - A winter storm brought a rare sight of snow fl urries to the area early New Year's Eve morning. Bouse residents brought snowballs to clerks at Horizon Com- munity Bank, while folks in Quartzsite headed out early in the morning taking photos of the beautiful snow dusting the surrounding hills. The snow quickly melted, but the freezing temperatures remained for days, which caused broken water pipes, damaged plants, and created long lines of RVs fi lling propane tanks at local propane businesses. Temperatures are expected to return to nor- mal just in time for the peak tourist season. Quartzsite - The 26th Hi Jolly Daze Parade will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 10 AM. VFW Post 769 in cooperation with the Town of Quartzsite and many sponsors are planning the best parade in years! The theme this year is "Veterans Rock", Honoring our Viet Nam Veterans their spouses and families. Enter your 'Patriotic Themed' fl oat, walk, dance, play your music, ride your bike, drive your car, or walk the dog, but bring the whole family and your friends for a fun time in Quartzsite! The Hi Jolly Daze parade and activities afterwards at the VFW, 120 S. Palo Verde Ave., brings the residents, businesses, organizations and our Winter Visitors together to celebrate our winter season and pay trib- ute to the man who made our area his home for fi fty years, and the Men and Women who have kept it free. In the mid 1850's Hadji Ali, better known as Hi Jolly, came with his camels to our desert area. He served the United States Army in an experiment to

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