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6/21/2013 6:00:00 AM
New survey taken in Palo Verde
Special to the Times

PALO VERDE - The town survey went well last week. This new survey was taken in an effort to change the recent census that was taken.

Those who were in charge of the survey were supposed to be in town on the 10th but were unable to begin the survey until the 12th.

The census in question had wrong information, giving the yearly income of residents here to be $60,000 when the average income of residents yearly is $15,000.

There are still a lot of questions to be answered in order for the town to be eligible for grants and these mistakes could eliminate the chances for grants.

The town residents were saddened upon learning of the death of Dave Crockett, a longtime Palo Verde resident. Mr. Crockett had been in the hospital for several weeks before his death. He will long be remembered as he was one of the first residents in Palo Verde.

Many remember Davey Crockett's Camp, which greeted visitors as they approached Palo Verde.

His camp and motels had an excellent reputation and he made sure all visitors were given the royal treatment. No word has been received yet about his memorial.

Fishing has been great this week. John Anderson came to town and spent time with his children for Father's Day, and while here he pulled four catfish from the lagoon, all weighing over 13 pounds each.

Do not forget to sign up at Wheelies store for the Rod and Gun Club's June fishing tournament. This tournament is for three months: June, July and August. The person who catches the largest fish during each of these months will go home with a very important prize.

The Rod and Gun Club is hoping all fishermen take advantage of this tournament.

The Fourth of July is right around the corner and at this time the various clubs in town have not alerted the residents what they might have planned.

Many of the town's residents have planted vegetable gardens again this spring.

Jose Moralez put in a very large garden last season and had an abundance of cucumbers. In fact he made dill pickles and canned three gallons of the dill pickles.

Jose is trying something different this year with his last year's pickles and will share the recipe with our readers.

Shred one half gallon of dill pickles and three hot peppers of your choice and add two pounds sugar and two teaspoons of powdered garlic. Mix together well, in a large gallon jar or crock. Stir well until sugar is dissolved. Then for three days stir often. On the fourth day spoon these ingredients into half pint or pint jars. Place tops on securely and water bath for 30 minutes.

Jose says these make wonderful presents and are delicious. Jose has planted lettuce, carrots, onions, corn and more cucumbers.

"With the price of groceries, my garden has saved me many dollars over the year," He said.

Season Porter spent most of her time last week at the dance recital in Blythe. Those who saw her performance said she was "delightful."

Many residents of Palo Verde enjoy the dance recitals in Blythe each year.

A number of fathers spent time in Palo Verde this week. One father had a very interesting story to tell.

Josh Mahoney, father of Jean Marshall of Palo Verde, spent this time with his daughter and her family for the first time in 10 years.

Prior to that time Josh was in Alaska where he has been mining for the past 10 years. He decided he had mined enough and was tired of the cold weather.

According to Josh, he enjoyed every minute he mined and made a lot of money, which he re-invested in real estate this year in Arizona and California.

"I advise any young man to try his luck at mining," he said. "I was very lucky, however there is still lots of gold to be found in Alaska, all you have to do is work hard and save your money and retire early."

Josh said he still wants to do some prospecting and believes there is gold in the hills to the south of Palo Verde.

"That has been proved by others as three mines working in the area," he said.

For those who still get commodities, call Kathy Broadwell at 760-854-0054 to make arrangements for delivery next month.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Article comment by: David (Pockets) Rosier

Was very glad to see some news from town. Have not been there in many years. Retiring soon, may come home. Sorry to hear about Davey. Everyone take care and enjoy.

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