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9/13/2013 6:00:00 AM
Palo Verde slows down after dove season and Labor Day
Times file photo</i?Starting Sunday, cribbage games are in full swing at the Palo Verde Inn and bar.You are invited to join in the fun.Then on Tuesday a group meet for cards at the Palo Verde Improvement Association club house for a rousing game of canasta.Then on Thursdays a number of folks meet together at the Palo Verde Inn café and bar for an afternoon of pinochle.
Times file photo
Starting Sunday, cribbage games are in full swing at the Palo Verde Inn and bar.

You are invited to join in the fun.

Then on Tuesday a group meet for cards at the Palo Verde Improvement Association club house for a rousing game of canasta.

Then on Thursdays a number of folks meet together at the Palo Verde Inn café and bar for an afternoon of pinochle.


PALO VERDE - Although the town has slowed down a bit after the holidays, there is still plenty of activity going on for all.

Starting Sunday, cribbage games are in full swing at the Palo Verde Inn and bar.

You are invited to join in the fun.

Then on Tuesday a group meet for cards at the Palo Verde Improvement Association club house for a rousing game of canasta.

Then on Thursdays a number of folks meet together at the Palo Verde Inn café and bar for an afternoon of pinochle.

If you like any one of these games, make arrangements to come, or just show up.

The Rod and Gun Club tries hard to liven the town up, with the first of the month Saturday breakfast that are held at the Rod and Gun Club building. This event starts at 8 a.m. and according to those who attended the breakfast last Saturday it was "wonderful."

Officials and members of the Rod and Gun Club are trying very hard to get people who are new to the area to see what Palo Verde is like, and become acquainted with their neighbors.

Plans are already being laid by Fort Gaston Historical Society Old Timers Reunion.  Although February is a long way off, alerting people by mail and phone across the nation takes several months.  

Visitors from overseas, and also Alaska, try hard not to miss this event.

June Hamilton, curator for the Fort Gaston Historical Society museum, kept the museum open during Labor Day weekend.

According to June, there was a lot of interest, and many dove hunters took a look.

It is hoped that residents remember to volunteer to hold during the reunion. This event helps make sure that the Historical Society can still keep bringing past history of the town to all plus keep every day happenings in the small town safe for future generations.

Then further to keep residents entertained the Palo Verde Improvement Association holds a Casino night each month, and I working on a night for Bingo.

A big event is also being planed by the Palo Verde Improvement Association for the annual Halloween party. This is always a huge event for the town. You may want to call Winnie Barrett to find out what you can do to help.

Gold is supposed to rise up to $3,000 an ounce soon.  This news has brought out many new prospectors, who are looking for the elusive gold ore in our area.

You may want to take a trip to el Centro to the Bureau of Land management to find out how to stake a claim. Fortunes have been made in mining south of Palo Verde, including the American Girl, Home Stake, and Gold field plus many more smaller mines have produced fantastic results.

Mining is a hard life, but sometimes very rewarding.  

Dick and Anna Singer worked for years trying to develop what is now the second largest gold mine in California. This mine lies less than 15 miles south of Palo Verde.

Although the river was extremely low, in fact in many places you could walk across from bank to bank. However it seemed to have little effect on the Lagoon that runs through town.

Many visitors during the dove season and holidays took time out to fish in the backwaters and the Lagoon.  Many got their limit of fish, and many caught fish weighing well over 10 pounds each.

Dora Barnet pulled in a 30-pound flathead. She reported that she uses shrimp as bait.

Paul White, local resident who is well known for his vegetable garden reports that the summer garden is about shot, and he is getting ready to plant his winter garden.  He would enjoy talking to any one and helping them to get their gardens going.  "I have saved hundreds of dollars in food savings by raising my own vegetables, plus keep in shape as keeping a garden free of weeds and bugs, is hard work," he said.

The Paul Garcia family had a great time on Labor Day. Their family packed a lunch that they ate at the Palo Verde Town park and a miniature golf tournament at the Palo Verde golf course. The winner of the tournament was 13-year-old Janet.

The miniature golf course and the park are good places to hold reunions and family fun times.




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