11/15/2012 5:00:00 PM Palo Verde getting ready for holidays
PALO VERDE - Since September the town's residents have been busy enjoying many events each week.
Nothing has slowed down, and with the Halloween carnival and its many events now over, the town is looking forward to Thanksgiving and then on to Christmas and the new year.
The month of November was filled with the Cow Pie contest, the horseshoe tournament, and several miniature golf course tournaments.
A list of winners will be available next week.
For those of you who like to go on Poker Runs, are sure and remember that the Rod and Gun club will be holding a big run, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This event is always well attended, and for those of you who wish to participate contact Charles Sanchez, or any of the Rod and Gun members and they will give you more detail.
The Postal Department has slowly began to work out the details about what hours the Post Office will be open in Palo Verde.
The newest information is that the post office will be open five days a week. Hours are from 9a.m. until 1 p.m.
The window will be open during those hours. The office will be open on Saturday from 10 until noon. No window will be open.
A key pad lock will be provided for those that have boxes, who wish to get into the foyer and get their mail from their boxes.
None of these new hours will take place until after the holidays.
Many residents of the town agree that they will miss Roberta Brandenberg who has worked for the post office for many years helping folks with their postal needs, and always taking time to advise them. Her hours will be also cut short and she states she will miss seeing those that come to her with problems.
Many feel that Palo Verde is lucky to still have a post office, as many small towns have had their post offices closed because of the recession.
The Palo Verde Improvement Association held their annual rummage sale last week. Although the winds were a problem, and threatening rain fall might have ruined the sale, all turned out alright, and the PVIA sale was successful.
Barbara Hopton was in charge of the sale, and thanks all of those that donated so many items, and she was also delighted about so many attending the sale.
Ted Stortz grandson of the late Elouise Bonyea keeps trying to sell or lease his property in town. His grandmother owned many of the businesses in town before her death.
It is hoped that the Lagoon Lodge would open soon, but according to Stortz, the real estate market shows no indication of getting better.
Judy Stortz is still working at the prison, and is preparing for the upcoming holidays.
Do not forget that the community Center in Blythe will be taking blood from those that will donate on November 20 beginning at 1 pm. Until 5 p.m. For every pint of blood given can save three peoples lives.
The winner of the Duck race last week at the Lagoon, was won by Gene McTeer. There were also a number of runner-ups.
More than 250 people enjoyed the duck race.
As yet there is no information about the memorial for Clarence Fellhoelter, who died recently. Plans are in the making at the Rod and Gun club for this memorial.
It is just a short time until Thanksgiving. We should have a lot of news during that holiday.
Many residents here are planning on having their Thanksgiving in the deserts south of town.
Many thanks go to businesses and individual in Blythe from residents of Palo Verde, because of all the donations and help they gave to the youth during the Halloween carnival.
Those that made sure children enjoyed the holiday were: Dr. Sahlolbei. River Valley ranches, Roberta Brandenburg, Johnson Refrigeration, Las Casitas Dos, Albertsons, Sylvia Charles, Dollar Tree, Jazzie's Shoes & Accessories, Digital Thermostat, Standage Tire, Party 2 Scrap, Larry Green, Red Cactus Bar & Grill, Blythe Drug, and many individuals to many to name.
Winnie Barrett, who is spearheading the annual Halloween event, said that "In case we have missed giving any one credit for all they have done for the youth, they know who they are, and your encouragement and help will remembered by all."