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February 15, 2012

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Page 24 Sat. Feb. 25th, JRs' RV Park Sat. March 3rd, Chili Cookoff & Holiday Palms Sat. March 10th, Gold Star RV Skyhawk Shows -2012 We're Back @ Main St. Laundromat Wash the dog, & the clothes! HOLLYWOOD PETS Mobile Grooming Professionally groomed by Robin Barbour Award winning groomer! 23 years experience! Pamper your pet in our state-of-the-art fully mobile grooming parlor Best Rates in Town! 218-426-5317 The Desert Survivor in Quartzsite recognized as Arizona Centennial Witness Tree If Trees Could Talk... Would they paint a portrait of Arizo- na's climate, inhabitants, and events? Would they be an impartial witness and tell it like they saw it? Arizona's rich history has been witnessed by many, but none so enduring as these living specimens. Some planted by pioneers for specific purposes, some happened upon and used throughout the years for what we Arizonans needed at vari- ous times throughout statehood. They are a living legacy enjoyed and utilized by Arizona's inhabitants and now hon- ored for their service. This ironwood tree resides in the town of Quartzsite. It is in remarkable con- dition for its age - 1,050 years old, as determined by the La Paz County University of Arizona Extension office February 15, 2012 - probably due to its location close to a wash. It is viewable by a trail outside of the Town Hall, north of the water tank. It has witnessed the ages from the same location and recently in its history has become accustomed to the yearly winter population boom of Quartzsite, located along Interstate 10 next to the Arizona/California border. Ironwoods are known for their dense timber, as limbs from these trees do not float. On April 28, 2011 the First Arizona Centennial Witness Tree was dedicated. A witness tress is 99 or more years old and 'saw' the day Arizona was admitted as the 48th state of the union. These Witness Trees are dedicated as part of Arizona's Centennial, veri- fied to have wit- nessed Arizona's statehood from February 14, 1912, to February 14, 2012. To visit this famous tree, take the walking path just north of the county courthouse on Plymouth. Personal, Cost-effective Service for ALL Your RV Needs! Quality, Friendly, since 1988 Redmond, OR & AZ RV & TOW WIRING SERVICE & REPAIR DOMETIC Recall Updates FACTORY AUTHORIZED MOBILE RV SPECIALIST Call for Appt. 541-974-4469 READER'S OASIS BOOKS 690 E. Main - Quartzsite (one block east of Family Dollar) 928-927-6551 Peaceful Simplicity Housekeeping, Elder Service, Pet Care, Earrands, yard Work, House-Watching, RV & Auto Care, etc. Hygeia Halfmoon & Family 928-276-2952 PO Box 2258, Quartzsite AZ 85346 (Mobile Business) References Available

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