Desert Messenger

January 04, 2017

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9 Letters to Editor 10-11 Restaurants 10 New Quartzsite Map 13 Traveling with Gypsy Jane 15 Adventures with Rocks 16 Around Town 27 Off-Road Atlas 29 Senior Moments 31 QPD Year in Review 36 HerbMama 37 Arrest Report 38 Churches 43 Rainbow Acres Golf 45 Classifeds 46 Paul Winer Cartoon D����� M�������� A������� H� J���� D��� 2015 • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017 VOL. 13 # 249 Now in our 13 t h YEAR! Alwa y s FREE! JANUARY 4, 2017 31 QPD Year in Review WHAT'S INSIDE SEE HI JOLLY PAGE 26 SEE SPACE PAGE 41 Hi Jolly Daze planned for Jan. 14 The Annual Hi Jolly Daze Pa- rade is planned for Saturday, January 14th, 2017. Line up is at 9:30am at the Fire Station. Pa- rade starts at 11am and ends with food and activities at Town Park. The Quartzsite Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is spon- soring the event and invites ev- eryone to be part of the celebra- tion of Quartzsite's 150 years. The theme is Celebrating Quartzsite 150th anniversary! So get your party hats on and come out and enjoy the day! Drive your car, ATV, RV, or walk the dog; gather your camels, fl oats, dance & music groups, ride your bike, and make this a great parade! Bring the whole family and friends for a fun time. This is a wonderful op- portunity for businesses to show off too! And entry is FREE! All groups, organizations, business- es, individuals, are encouraged to participate. Everyone is invited to honor our past and our future. Following the parade, SKY- HAWK will be providing live mu- sic. VFW will offer hamburgers & hot dogs; Historical Society will provide their famous Bake Sale, and more! A date with space! On December 14th, 2016 the United States Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program including Na- tional Aeronautics and Space Ad- ministration (NASA), American Society for the Alexander Tech- nique (AMSAT) and the Ameri- can Radio Relay League (ARRL) accepted our communities' joint proposal for youth from seven towns in La Paz County to make a radio contact to speak with astro- nauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) next week! The towns include Quartzsite, Ehrenberg, Bouse, Brenda, Hope, Wenden and Salome, AZ. This program created opportu- nity for youngsters to explore the many wonders and possibilities that exist in radio science, ama- teur radio and space research, delivering fun and engaging learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and work hand-in-hand with local schools, communities, families and amateur radio clubs to create new opportunities to in- spire and lift our youth up. With the support of schools, or- ganizations and the community we are getting ready for a memo- rable event. Scheduled for the week of January, 10 2017, we have a Date with Space! Students, teachers, supporters and the community are invited to share in being part of listening to students from across the county, chosen by their schools, to speak via radio with the Astronauts on the International Space Station.

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