Desert Messenger

December 5, 2012

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N������ ������ ��������� 9th YEAR! ������������ ������������ ������ ������������ ������������ ��� ��� ������������ www.DesertMessenger .com ��� ���Quartzsite���s FREE Community Paper��� ��� 541-218-2560 Quartzsite General Store celebrates 40 years in business ��������������� | J��������������� W������������ By Joanne Winer The Quartzsite General Store was originally owned by Wayne Slocum, and was built in 1967. Don and Lois Moore bought the store in 1972, and is has been operated by their family ever since--40 years!! Don and Lois retired in 1999, and the store has been run by their daughter Sherrie and her husband Rick, along with their son Nick (and sometimes other family members helped out) ever since. Don and Lois came out of retirement this fall and are back working at the store again as well as Sherrie, Rick and Nick and staff. Christmas Light Parade this Saturday By Joanne Winer The 9th annual Christmas Electric Light Parade will be coming up this Saturday evening, Dec. 8, starting at 7 p.m. Lineup for the parade will start at 6 p.m. on Mesquite Ave (just east of La Mesa RV on Main St.) The parade will go east on Main Street to Plymouth Rd., then north on Plymouth Rd to Town Hall, where there will be a tree lighting ceremony and trophies will be given out in several catagories. Refreshments will be available at Town Hall after the parade. Applications are still available to be included in this great event--just come into the Business Chamber of���ce at 110 W. Main St and ���ll one in--join in all the fun of this wonderful community event!!! Get some friends MAIN ST. EATERY Early Bird Breakfast 6-9am $350 together and put lights around your vehicles, ATVs or build a ���oat!!! The more the merrier!!! There will be several catagories for the trophies, so get your ideas going and join in!!! Judges are needed to help decide who gets the trophies--if you have time and would like to be a judge for the parade, please call the Business Chamber at 928-927-9321 The judging stand will be in front of the General Store again this year and chairs will be provided.The rules for entering the parade are with the applications. Please join in and make this a bigger and better parade than ever!!! If you can���t be part of the parade, come and watch as it goes by and join us at Town Hall later. For more information, please call or come into the Business Chamber of���ce. The General Store has been a wonderful business for this community, and the past 40 years the Moores and Garlows have been running it show their commitment to this town, even though they live in Parker. The store is open 7 days a week, now on winter hours 8 am to 7 p.m. every day. SEE 40 YEARS PAGE 2 ��� WHAT���S INSIDE 2 4 6 8 12 14-15 19 23 32 34 35 36 37 38 38-39 Editorial Letters to Editor Council Updates Around Town Voices from the Past Restaurants Adventures in Rock Thoughtbuster Church Directory ROCK MAP MUSIC JAMS Puzzle Page Astrology Paul Winer���s Comic Classi���eds DINNER SPECIALS ��� 4-7pm MONDAY Meatloaf $6 TUESDAY Tacos $6 THURSDAY Spaghetti $6 FRIDAY Fish & Chips $875 WEDNESDAY Sweet & Sour Chicken $6 SATURDAY Prime Rib $1195 WEDNESDAY BBQ Ribs $10 SUNDAY LUNCH Specials Monday-Friday $ 00 Hamburger Pie 6 $ OPEN YEAR-ROUND! >>>> 205 E. Main Street, Quartzsite <<<< 928-927-4163 5 FREE Coffee with every meal!

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