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December 16, 2015

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HWY. 50-95 ROCK SHOP 645 N. Central Blvd. (95 N) between Best Auto & Grubstake Mon-Sat • 10-4 • 775-781-2047 Famous $1/lb ROUGH ROCK (fl at bed trailer) MARY ELLEN JASPER Rough & Slabs HUGE SELECTION! TUMBLING SUPPLIES Tumble Mix Rough Grit • Pellets BEADS • FINDINGS Most 50% OFF! CLOSE OUT! CLOSE OUT! CLOSE OUT! LORTONE Saws & Tumblers & Equipment Parts LAPIDARY SUPPLIES Oil • Sawblades FANCY CUT ROUGH Morrisonite Dryhead Bruneau TeePee Canyon Biggs Botswana Youngite Ocean Mary Ellen Cherry Creek Champagne (Brazil) TURQUOISE Rough & Cabs Carico Royston Tom Cat Darling Darlene Ithaca Peak Morenci Apache New Lander Fox Kingman Snowville Red Mountain Pilot Mtn. King Manassa Battle Mtn. Columbus Marsh SPECIMENS Including many flats from a Closed Rock Shop! CLOSE OUT! LAST DAY OF SEASON: Sat. Feb. 27, 2016 HUGE SELECTION! 2 December 16, 2015 The Original VAPOR TRAILER Full Service Vape Shop Tanks, Batteries, Accessories OVER 100 FLAVORS E-LIQUID! Tyson Wells Centre Front Row Space #15 (across from offi ce) By Pamela Caskey Many many thanks to all who came to and supported the Thrivent Ac- tion Team event at the QIA on Sat. December 5th. I was the team lead- er for the Soup & Chowder Festival and had many visions or things we could do to help support the com- munity and make this the best event going on in town. Most of all, it was to raise as much as we could for the Friends of Quartzsite Food Bank, that provides for those in our town with the staple foods they need to help keep them healthy. I have vol- unteered many hours at the Food Soup & Chowder Festival another success Bank and I see all the good that they do. This year we decided to have entertainment in the main hall at the QIA, Mem- bers of the Native Ameri- can Flute Circle played, the Mormon Choir, Virginia and Jack Howe played and sang Christmas music. We also had hoped to get some of the younger children there and to have a visit with Santa. Many thanks to Santa for being there and to Thrivent for the funds to purchase gifts for the children. We live and we learn and we will be getting together after the holi- days to discuss how we can make it a better event next year. Any sug- gestions you can send me a private message on Facebook, or to Pamela Caskey at PO Box 2559, Quartzsite, AZ 85346. This is our second year; I am sure it will get better and bat- ter as time goes on. I presented Sylvia Browning with the fi rst place cup for her yummy Squash soup the next morning. She was so surprised and did not under- stand why I was coming to her with a cup. Her husband said she has never won anything so this cup will have a true place of honor in their home. Second place was Terrie Bashore With her Spicy Bean Soup, Third place was the Grubstake Restaurant with Clam Chowder and Bar and the People's Choice was me with my New England Seafood Chowder. In all we had nine soups and or chow- ders for folks to sample. Richard Trusty, Nancy Nichols, Lori Curran and Carrollynn Henshaw/Skylor Miller also participated. Then we had a super large amount of dona- tions for some wonderful deserts. In my book, everyone who partici- pated are winners without them all it could not have happened. Thank You everyone! United we stand strong for the Good of all people, young and old. Especially Young at Heart. Many thanks to the QIA for letting us use their wonderful facility. And to the Boy Scouts and the 4-H and all who volunteered to help wherever needed. In all we took in $730.00 from the 146 people who came to eat, $367.00 for the raffl e. I will not list all the folks who donated to the raffl e, but those who were there know who they are. In all we took in $1097.00 and Thrivent said they would match us for up to $400 so it looks like the grand total should be $1497.00 That will be a big help for the food bank. Many thanks to everyone. I would like to give special recog- nition to Teresa's Slipping /Ceramics for donating the custom made trophy cups for the second year in a row.. They are so unique and appreciated. there and to Thrivent for the funds to Visit 670 Olinger Get into the holiday season with the whole family. Once again local residents John and Celia Schroeder transformed their property into a free Christmas Winter Wonderland, full of surprises for both young and old. Come see the miniature village, life size Nativity set, many blowups, and thousands of lights. The replica of Vietnam Memorial and Tribute to Veterans of all US Wars is a popular new addition. To get there, go north from 4 corners (Hwy. 95 & Main) to Chandler; go east 2 blocks; then north half block. Lights on at dark and open until 9pm (later as it gets closer to Christmas.) Please walk in when the gate is open. Santa will be there on some nights, too. On New Year's Eve, there will be Ka- raoke from 7pm until after midnight. Bring your kids and grand kids; have a family party for the New Year! Bring your own drinks.

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