Desert Messenger

June 15, 2016

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3 Heat Watch! 4 Paul Winer surprised 5 Camel Express changes 6 Editorial 9 Vice Mayor resigns 10 Thrivent Action Teams 12 Traveling with Gypsy Jane 14 Adventures with Rocks 15 Monsoon Awareness Week 17 Restaurants 18 Puzzles 19 Arrest Report 20 Churches 22 Classifeds 22 Paul Winer Cartoon • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016 VOL. 12 # 238 Now in our 12 t h YEAR! Alwa y s FREE! WHAT'S INSIDE Fireworks and Fun in the Park planned for 4th of July Quartzsite, AZ - Red, White & Kaboom!!! Family Fun & Fire- works is being planned for Monday, July 4th at the Town Park Pavilion. Once again the community will be gathering to celebrate Inde- pendence Day. Activities will start at 5:00 pm and include the water slides for the kids, rock painting, dunk tank, corn ����� | S���� B���C�� VFW hosted Memorial Day ceremony ABOVE: VFW Post Commander Bob Braa (Left) with Dennis Dole, Phillip Cushman and Jonathan "Jack" McElwain ����� | C������� �� M������ H������ Truck fire at ARCO Quartzsite Fire Dept. responded to a semi-truck fire located next to the ARCO station Monday, June 13. Crews did an excellent job at containing the fire as fuel customers watched nearby. hole games, frozen T-shirt con- test, food and drink for purchase, free watermelon, games, raffle & more! Fireworks will start shortly after 9:00 pm. All community organizations are welcome to set up a tent or displays sharing their informa- tion and events. Quartzsite Tran- sit, newly named The Camel Ex- press, (by popular vote) will be providing transportation to the activities. Please call Town Hall at 928-927-4333 by July 1st to make reservations for transportation. VFW Post 769 held their an- nual Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 30. Members of the Women's Auxiliary placed wreaths and flags each of the graves. Dust 'N Denim 4-H mem- bers helped to distribute the remembrance poppy, which has been used since 1921 to commemorate military per- sonnel who have died in war, and represents a common or field poppy, Mark Church played Taps on the Native American flute at the end of the ceremony. Residents look forward to this annual event to honor those who lost their lives in service to the nation.

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