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September 19, 2012

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September 19, 2012 Quartzsite's first Arts & Crafts Festival getting good response By Joanne Winer The Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce is hosting the first San- ta's Workshop Arts and Crafts Fes- tival this year, and it will be held on November 24th and 25th. The event will take place at Tyson Wells Showgrounds. There will be lots of activities going on for the two day festival, including visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, their elves, music, raf- fles, demonstrations, and much more. Crafters from all over are welcome very good, with people calling from all over the country who come here every winter, and have heard about the festival. It is hoped that the festi- val will be a huge success and become an annual fundraiser for the Business Chamber. The monies raised will help the Chamber with the expenses of printing and sending out informa- tion packets, maps, schedules, etc. to people planning to come here. Anyone who wishes to participate to come and set up a space--you must have your own tables, chairs, etc. or whatever you need for your displays. Indoor spaces are filling up very fast, and only a few are left, but there is plenty of room outdoors for tables, or a booth if you wish to put one up for the event. Indoor spaces and tables around the building are about 10x10, but if you want a booth outdoors, it can be bigger. Spaces outdoors can have their vehicles on site, but camp- ing is extra through Tyson Wells Campground. The response to this event has been application whether you might like to demonstrate your craft and you will be added to that schedule. The Business Chamber is planning to advertise this event all over the county, in newspapers and radio, and it is hoped that it will bring many more crafters to show their things and also bring lots of people to this area to visit the festival and the town. Although it is listed as a Santa's Workshop, you do not have to have Christmas related items. There have been all kinds of crafts en- tered so far, from handmade crocheted items, jewelry, knick knacks, paint- ings, ornaments, signs, bird feeders, wire art, cards, Christmas cards and wreaths, wood burning crafts, glass engraving candles, and much more!! You will have plenty of time to do that last bit of Christmas shopping, and see some beautiful home crafted items. The festival is restricted to handmade items only--no dealers or vendors (un- less items are handmade), and no sup- plies allowed for sale. This is strictly a craft festival, and rules must be fol- lowed or space will not be assigned. For more information, please call the Business Chamber at 928-927-9321 or come into the office at 110 W. Main St. during office hours (Tues, Wed, Thurs 10-2pm) until October 1st when they are back on winter hours and open five days a week. You can also email them at in the festival is urged to get their application and fill out and return it as soon as possible to the Business Chamber so the spaces can be fig- ured out and assigned. The cost of the booths or indoor areas is only $25.00 per space, and each entrant is asked to give one handcrafted item for the raffle. Please let them know on your HANDYMAN Residential and RV Experienced Plumbing & Electrical Service & Repair. Minor Carpentry & Yard Work. All Work Guaranteed - FREE Estimates! • Qtz. Business Licensed Call Bud 928-583-3905 Just Rambling... Hearing loss is troublesome. Did he say, "Sick, lick, click,stick, flick, Bic or perhaps Mick?" The younger generations speak softly and quickly. They can hear you whisper in your wife's ear across a crowded room of mumbling people. I'll keep on listening and asking, "Of whom you were speaking?" Provided by Elmer London & Desert Messenger Opening on QES School Board dent, Janice Shelton, has accepted the resignation of a member of the Quartzsite Elementary District Gov- erning Board. Arizona Revised Statues 15-302.3 La Paz County School Superinten- outlines the county school superin- tendent's responsibilities in filling a vacant governing board position - vacancies may be filled either by ap- pointment or by a special election. Mrs. Shelton has determined that an appointment to complete the re- mainder of the term will best meet the needs of the community and school district. The term of appointment will begin upon appointment and will continue through Dec. 31, 2014. The position will appear on the General Election Ballot in November 2014 as a regular four-year term position. To qualify as a governing board member, the applicant must have been a resident of the Quartzsite El- ementary School District for at least one year prior to the appointment and must be a registered voter in the state of Arizona. Please note that, ac- cording to state statute, no employee of a school district, or their spouse, may hold membership on a govern- ing board of a school district by which they are employed. Interested citizens are asked to com- Page 5 plete a Governing Board Application which is available at the Quartzsite District Office, calling the La Paz Coun- ty ESA Office at 928-669-6183 or from the website . All applications should be submitted to Janice Shelton, La Paz County ESA, 1112 Joshua Ave., Suite 205, Parker, AZ 85344 no later than 5:00 P.M., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Flu vaccine clinics in La Paz County The dates are set for the first La Paz County adult flu clinics and the La Paz County Health Department has plenty of vaccine. The influenza vaccine will be provided at Parker High School on September 26st from 4-6pm; Ehrenburg Fire Department October 3th from 9:30-11:30am; Bouse Booster Club on October 4th from 10:00-11:00am; McMullen Fire Depart- ment in Salome on October 4rd from 1:00-2:00pm. Clinics for Quartzsite will be scheduled at a later date. Children's flu clinics will be conducted in conjunction with the area schools. A $10 donation for the influenza vaccine is appreciated for the adult vaccine. There is very little wait time with the Health Department influenza vaccine clinics. The Health Department does not bill Medicare for the vaccine so the lines move quickly. Questions? Call (928) 669-9364 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! 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