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August 12, 2015

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2 VOTING FORM 3 Non-profi t funding 5 New QES board member 5 New Chamber is formed 6 Editorial 7 Letters to Editor 8 National Dance Day 8 Sailplane lands 9 Rotary Doings 10 AWC Classes 12 Old Grandpa succumbs 14 Deadlines 15 Adventures w/Rocks 16 In Memoriam 17 Traveling with Gypsy Jane 18 Puzzles 19 Arrest Report 19 Feasibility Study 20 Churches 22 Paul Winer Comic 23 Classifi eds WHAT'S INSIDE www.DesertMessenger.com • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 Wednesday, AUGUST 12 TH , 2015 VOL. 11 # 219 N�� �� ��� 11 t h YEAR! N�� �� ��� N�� �� ��� 1 Alwa y s FREE! 19 Feasibility Study Quartzsite Renigades raid Utah canyons ������ | S������ �� ��� M�������� They ATV in the Sonoran Desert through the hot and wonderful Canyons in and around Quartzsite, AZ. Mark Williams is a Trustee of the Rock Club in Quartzsite, and many of the Renigades are, need- less to say, rock hounds as well. After all, who can ATV and not like rocks! The Quartzsite Renigades were truly impressed with the small town friendliness and courtesy extended to our group. From the grocery store & Gilly's, to the nice young stranger who washed a senior's windshield we want to thank everyone we encountered in Ferron and Castle Dale. We used the services at the drug store, Fer- ron Creek RV Park, small shops, laundromat and restaurants. By Jane Swank They came from varied states and brought their ATV's. The Quartzsite "Renigades" were guided by Emery County native, Mark Williams and hosted by his wife Terry. What a wonderful expe- rience was the overwhelming state- ment you heard from the group of 18 (mostly seniors) as Mark guided them through, up & down, and around the San Rafael Swell. Over a week's time, through rain, hail, lightening, thunder and lots of mud the group ATV'd the Canyon's trails and mountain tops. Some of the highlights were The San Rafael Swell itself, the Copper Globe, Red Canyon Loop, Lucky Strike Mine, Swasey Cabin, Head of Sinbad Pic- tographs, Dutchman Arch, Wedge Overlook, and many other trips. Mark's "short trip today" state- ment which meant 3-4 hours, generally turned into 6-7 or more hours of fun, fear, and challenge. We always left in the sunshine, but the unusual weather this year taught the group to be well pre- pared for any encounter of weather. The Renigades truly appreci- ated Mark's ability and stamina as he guided us safely through trails, rock canyons, and very, very steep inclines and declines. At one point along a very narrow edge the group had to build the road ahead to con- tinue the ATV ride. And they called this FUN! The Renigades are mostly snow- birds from the Northwest USA & Canada who stay at Tews & Date Palm RV Park in Quartzsite, AZ for the winter months.

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