Desert Messenger

March 21, 2018

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WHAT'S INSIDE 3 Off Road Show Me Ride 6 Editorial 6 Neighborhood Watch 7 Letters to the Editor 8 Museum Update 10 Rotary Scholarships 10 Fix those leaks 11 Restaurants 12 Around Town 13 The Salvation Army Happenings 16 PTA Donations 17 Planet Ranch trail closed 19 Leave No Trace myths 21 Adopt a Tortoise 22 Police Arrest Report 22 Nancy's Kitchen 23 Herb Mama 24 Puzzles 26 Churches 29 Classifeds 29 Paul Winer's Cartoon ����� | J��� S������ • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 VOL. 14 # 275 Now in our 14 t h YEAR! Alwa y s FREE! Paul Winer's Cartoon G���S����'� D����� F����� � QPD C���� W��� P���� ����� | S������ �� D����� M�������� Easter Egg Hunt planned Sat. March 31 The Town of Quartzsite Parks & Recreation Board is planning the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31st. Get there early, as the hunt begins at 9am SHARP at the Pavilion at Town Park off N. Plymouth Ave. near the Dog Park. There will be baskets available for children to hunt for the candy fi lled eggs. Be sure to look inside the eggs for special tickets for prizes! There will be special GOLD & SILVER Eggs for each age group. Eve's Place has donated lots of stuffed animals this year for all the youngsters. Parents, grandparents and the public is welcome to watch the fun at the park. All youngsters are welcome! Donations of wrapped candy (non-chocolate) are being accepted. Contact Monica at 928- 916-4210 or drop off at Town Hall during regular business hours. For more information contact Town Hall at 928-927-4333 ext. 5. Show Me Ride at QIA See Article on Page 3 Torch Run fundraising Quartzsite Police Department (QPD) will be participating in their 5th year in Special Olympics Torch Run on May 2nd. Fundraising ef- forts have been ongoing with sales of T-shirts and Patches. Grubstake Bar & Grill hosted a Ticket-A-Cop Dinner February 17th, and on March 16th they hosted a Silent Auction. Grubstake Manager De- nise Florian said, "Thank you to everyone for the great turnout!" $1,104 was raised from the auc- tion and given to Quartzsite Police Chief William Ponce for Special Olympics. The public is invited to run, walk or ride in the Torch Run. Participants collect contributions from individuals and businesses. For more information contact QPD at 928-927-4644 or visit their Facebook page for updates.

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