Desert Messenger

January 18, 2017

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3 Walk around town 5 Talk with space 6 Editorial 8 Author's Fair 10 Restaurants 13 Adventures with Rocks 21 Traveling with Gypsy Jane 29 Senior Moments 36 Around Town 44 Rainbow Acres Golf 47 HerbMama 47 In Memorium 48 Arrest Report 50 Churches 53 Classifeds 53 Paul Winer Cartoon ������ | S������ �� D����� M�������� www.DesertMessenger.com • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017 VOL. 13 # 250 Now in our 13 t h YEAR! Alwa y s FREE! JANUARY 18, 2017 WHAT'S INSIDE ����� | S���� B���C�� ����� | S������ RAIN B���C�� It's Show Time in Quartzsite! By Shanana Rain Golden-Bear January in Quartzsite is like no other place on earth! Deals and vendors displaying their trea- sures and delights are everywhere around town! All shows have free admission and free parking available. You can shop for Gems, Rocks, Miner- als, Arts, Crafts, Hobbies, Jewelry, Silver and Gold- smithing, Faceting, Precious Metals, Antiques, Coins, Lapidary Tools, Lapidary Equipment and Supplies, and delicious Foods to amaze you! The 51st Annual Quartzsite Improvement Associa- tion (QIA) Pow Wow Gem and Mineral Show will be held Wednesday through Sunday, January 18-22. Show hours are 9 am - 5 pm daily, located right in the middle of town! With over 500 vending spaces with 70 spaces inside and 43 under cover, 300 ven- dors are selling 75% rock related materials. Tyson Wells hosts the Sell-A-Rama opening Friday, Jan. 20 thru Jan. 29th. The 10-day show boasts 860 selling spaces on 25 acres! Stay around for the Arts & Craft Show is from Arts and Crafts Show Feb. 3-12, 2017. The 34th Annual Sports, Vacation and RV Show, or as we fondly call it, "The Big Tent" opens Jan 21st and runs through Sunday, Jan. 29th. This huge tent located on the south side of town on 20 acres, provides an estimated attendance of over 150,000. The "Largest Gathering of RVs and RVers" is happening right now all over town! Rice Ranch, Desert Gardens International Gem & Mineral Show, Quartzsite Marketplace, Main Street Trad- ers, Tyson Wells Centre & Showgrounds, Pros- pectors Panorama, Quartzsite Showgrounds, Hi Ally, & Greasewood are in full swing. Be sure to check out www.QuartzsiteCalendar. com for all the year-round events. ����� | S���� B���C�� Kids talk with Space Station ����� | S������ RAIN B���C�� Wednesday, January 11, 2017 was a day hundreds of local youngsters will remember the rest of their lives. Article on Page 5

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