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10/4/2012 5:00:00 PM
Changes coming to Palo Verde

Jeanette Hyduke
Palo Verde People

PALO VERDE - Several investors have been staying in Palo Verde this week, analyzing what growth could take place in town.

Palo Verde was once a prosperous little community with more than 12 thriving businesses. Now the town has only three.

We will let you know soon if something occurs that will add to the town's growth.

All residents received a letter from the Postal Service last week asking for their input concerning what should happen to the post office here.

Postal authorities will be in Palo Verde at 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Palo Verde Improvement Association clubroom to discuss the surveys that were sent out to all residents.

Most residents here want the post office to stay open all day. Very few people want the office to be open until noon only and closed on Saturday, which has been proposed.

Other options are to have postal boxes put up in an area that would serve the community with each box holder having their own key.

Another option would be a contract post office. This means a business in town could conduct all postal business and have boxes placed in that business. Or the post office might be closed and residents would have to go to Blythe for their postal needs.

Congress mandates that a community meeting must be held when there is a question about the post office and what its future might be.

A Christian group has been in the area looking for a place to hold an old-time tent revival.

Those in charge of this new venture want to rent a spot along Highway 78 near Palo Verde that will have parking access and also a space big enough to erect a tent that can hold several hundred people.

Reverend Jeff Anderson hopes that the tent meeting will enable truckers and other vehicles traveling down the highway, and visitors and town residents plus many church-goers around the area to attend.

"This is a precarious time in history and it is time we get back to God and remember where we came from and where we are going and how important we all get back to depending on God more," Anderson said.

The endeavor for holding tent meetings will be held once a month . Palo Verde has not had a church for a number of years.

Do not forget the $1 breakfast to be held Oct. 6 at the Rod and Gun Club. The club is also holding a potluck dinner Oct. 13.

Hunting season will soon be on. Deer and wild hog can be shot this year.

Residents may be interested in knowing about how to skin and dress a pig. This demonstration of how to kill, skin and clean the animal can be viewed at the home of Carol Palmer. Call her at 928-792-3186 for more information if you wish to attend.

John Ulmer, a local farmer, will be demonstrating the best way to complete this task.

He will show you each step, then when finished, he will freeze the pig for about a month then give another demonstration on how to make sausage from the pig.

"This is an old-time family recipe," Ulmer said.

With this slowing economy, this might be the time to raise your own livestock and then know how to kill and prepare them for future use.

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