Desert Messenger

January 18, 2012

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January 18, 2012 AUTHORS FROM PAGE 8 hostess for the fair, Debbie Hilbish, from Quartzsite, who has published two beauti- ful books of poetry "Bits and Pieces" and "Life Dream Collisions". These books are beautifully illustrated with photos. She also printed a line of cards with her awe- some pictures. Some of the other authors who have come this week include Sandra Moore Bernsen, who wrote a heartfelt book about her life experiences after losing one child to a dis- abling disease at 2 1/2 and her other son at 21 to an accidental gunshot. She also lost her husband shortly after to another terminal disease. Her faith was tested, but she came out much stronger than she even expected, and hopes her story will help others. Laurie Homan was here this week with her first of three books about her life sto- ry also, "The Journey Within", a child's memoir which chronicles her life through childhood sexual abuse and incest, and her uplifting account of how she started recov- ering from it. A very haunting account of one child's journey. Another author, Baron Manfred von Vierthaler, a former race car driver, wine- maker and businessman wrote a novel "Si- erra Madre Gold", an adventure thriller. He also wrote three travel books on his expe- riences touring in his motor home--"From Scandinavia via Black Sea to Germany", "From Acapulco to Gibralter" and "From Gibralter via Russia to Scandinavia". Elton Mellum is a Colorado cowboy hu- morist who writes in rhymes and his three books include "A Buncha Bull", "There is a Hunter's Hell", and "Never Kiss a Horse on the Mouth". Judi Blaze brought her novels, "On Indian Time", "Riding a Rainbow", and "Normal People are Those we Don't Know Well", all based on true life experiences. Other authors planning to be here this month include Darlene Miller, return- ing with her humorous books about RV- ing—"RV Chuckholes and Chuckles", and "More RV Chuckholes and Chuckles". New authors Dick and Kay D. Johynson will be here with their book "Sail Around the World". Judy Apple will bring her new book "Amazing Attribute of Aging", and Helen Taylor will have her new book "Grandma's Other Life". Another author who will be coming is Judy Howard, who wrote a funny book called "Coast to Coast with a cat and a ghost"--a book about her travels across country following the death NEED CASH? Jim Buys GOLD! Broken Jewelry, Old Teeth, Coins, Nuggets, etc. Across from McDonald's • Quartzsite of her abusive but loving husband and her cat. A great read. Blythe resident and author Art Wilson, who wrote the history of the B29 air base in Blythe, will also be coming when he can, and many other authors have committed to coming during the next weeks of the fair. Anyone who visits the authors booths and gets them to sign a paper saying that they have been there is eligible for a draw- ing for a free $20.00 gift certificate--there will be names drawn on January 28, Feb- ruary 11 and February 25 so be sure to get your papers filled out and join in the raffle--no cost but lots of fun!! Be sure to check out this great fair and meet some of the authors who are set up there. For more information, please call Readers Oasis at 928-927-6551. DEADLINE is WED. Jan. 25th for Feb. 1st issue of the Desert Messenger Email: Phone: 541-218-2560 D & B Leather BERTHA IS BACK! 5,000 sq. ft. upholstery 3-4 oz brown! 5 Loads Garment Leather! Belts, Buckles, Scrap Hides $ 3/lb. Two Big Locations QUARTZSITE, AZ Main St. and Tyson Wash (behind Dorothy & Toto's) Open Nov. - mid-March 928-927-4077 BROAD ACRES SWAP MEET - LAS VEGAS, NV 2930 N. Las Vegas Blvd. (corner of Pecos) Every Sat. & Sun. HIDES 50¢ FT Buffalo, Deer, Goat Furs New Zealand Sheep Skins, Tooling Ladigo E-mail: For Mail Order Call: 775-751-5351 cell, 702-465-5137 Dorothy & Toto's Ice Cream Shoppe & Kettle Corn NOW OPEN! 205 W. Main St. Page 45 TYSON WELLS MARKET SQUARE Oct 1, 2011 - March 30, 2012 QUARTZSITE SHOWGROUNDS Oct. 1, 2011 - April 31, 2012 Annual RICE RANCH "Yawl Come" SHOW Nov 1, 2011 - Feb 28, 2012 MAIN STREET TRADERS OPEN YEAR ROUND Nov 1, 2011 - Feb 28, 2012 HI ALI SWAPMEET Nov 1, 2011 - Mar 28, 2012 MARKET PLACE SHOWGROUNDS Nov 1, 2011 - Feb 28, 2012 PROSPECTOR'S PANORAMA Nov 1, 2011 - Feb 28, 2012 GREASEWOOD SWAP Nov. 1, 2011 - April 1 2012 8th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHT PARADE Dec. 3, 2011 DESERT GARDENS 10th. ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL GEM, MINERAL & JEWELRY SHOW Jan. 1, 2012 - Feb. 28, 2012 THE MAIN EVENT Jan. 7, 2012 - Jan. 22, 2012 21ST ANNUAL HI JOLLY DAZE PARADE Jan. 7, 2012 TYSON WELLS ROCK & GEM SHOW Jan. 6 - Jan. 15, 2012 TYSON WELLS SELL-A-RAMA Jan. 20 - Jan. 29, 2012 BIG TENT SPORTS, VACATION & R.V. SHOW Jan. 21 - Jan. 29, 2012 45TH ANNUAL Q I. A. POW WOW Jan. 18 - Jan. 22, 2012 BIG TENT HOBBY CRAFT & GEM SHOW Feb. 2 - Feb. 6, 2012 TYSON WELLS ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR Feb. 3 - Feb. 12, 2012 QUARTZSITE QUILTERS QUILT SHOW Feb. 3 & 4, 2012 Senior Center BIG TENT CLASSIC CAR SHOW Feb. 4 - Feb. 5, 2012 ANNUAL ATV PARADE & AZ CENTENNIAL FINALE Feb. 11, 2012, Town Park QUARTZSITE MASTERS TUFF GOLF Feb. 18, 2012 GOSPEL BLUEGRASS IN THE DESERT Feb. 24-25, 2012 ROCKIN' IN QUARTZSITE! Rock Auction March 3, 2012 Provided by the Desert MESSENGER Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper • Email: 541-218-2560 QUARTZSITE 2011 - 2012 Show Schedule

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