Desert Messenger

December 21, 2016

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5 Great Christmas Parade 6 Editorial 7 Letters to Editor 8 Hi Jolly Daze planned 9 Join the Bird Count 10-11 Restaurants 12 Adventures with Rocks 15 Traveling with Gypsy Jane 16 Around Town 27 Salome High updates 27 Senior Moments 32 Puzzles 33 Arrest Report 34 Churches 36 Paul Winer Cartoon 38 Classifeds 39 Photos • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 WEDNESDAY, December 21, 2016 VOL. 13 # 248 Now in our 13 t h YEAR! Alwa y s FREE! Paul Winer Cartoon WHAT'S INSIDE Microscopes for QES! SEE QES PAGE 26 Quartzsite Police Chief William Ponce rings the bell for The Salvation Army Quartzsite, AZ - Heather Dan- giolini, a 7 & 8 grade teacher at Quartzsite Elementary School, raised $1,946.12 for 18 micro- scopes through online project at On her project page, Dangio- lini stated, "Exploring our en- vironment is the key to making learning each and every day an adventure. Our community con- sist of many parents that are out of work or grandparents raising their grand kids. We have a small district with two schools and a to- tal of less than 200 kids. Our stu- dents come from different places but all want the same thing, to ����� | R��� V������ �� Q��������� TV ����� | C������� Q��������� T��� H��� New Council member On Monday, December 5, 2016 the Quartzsite Town Council unani- mously appointed Steve Schue to fi ll the vacant seat when Norm Simpson resigned to successfully run for the mayoral position. Schue is a property owner and own a successful real estate busi- ness in Quartzsite. He has 20 Years in accounting including management as a Controller, 10 Years Industrial Manufacturing and Purchasing and 14 Years in Sales and Marketing. Schue has been volunteering his time with the Chamber of Com- merce Y& Tourism, Rotary Inter- national, as well as a Commission- er on Planning and Zoning. He stated "I look forward to doing my best to serve our Town directly to make it a better place to live, and to unlock its potential for growth and sustainability. I love Quartzsite!" create a better life for themselves and their families. Most of our students have been told by so many around them that they will never amount to anything, that they are starting to believe it, I want to change that." She said her students light up when it is science time, but they didn't have the equipment to ad- equately explore the wonderful world around them. "We have slides but the micro- scopes we have are falling apart and require a rubber band to hold the mirror in place to be able to see, and even that does not work.

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