8/23/2013 6:00:00 AM Back to school for Palo Verde youth
Jeanette Hyduke Palo Verde People
PALO VERDE - As youth return from vacations, many are boarding the big yellow bus for school, while others drive themselves or share rides.
Again, parents and residents are to be on watch for the safety of the children. It is important to notice any unusual interest in the kids as they leave or return from school.
It is not a surprise for any that molesters or those who would kill children exist. Palo Verde is less than an hour to Mexico or the Arizona/California borders. Our children could vanish in a short time.
If you notice any strange behavior, alert the Sheriff's Department or someone who is active in the community watch.
Rod and Gun Club members are getting ready for a dinner that will welcome the dove hunters at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. The dinner consist of pulled pork, homemade beans, salad and garlic toast. In addition, desserts and beverages will be available.
Rod and Gun Club officers are: President Charlie Sanchez, Vice president Mike Grady, Secretary Bill Coram and Treasurer Bennie Barritt.
These officials and many of the members are working hard to make people aware of what the Rod and Gun Club are endeavoring to do to bring attention to the once very popular organization.
It is important to become a member as one of the main functions of the club is to fight hard for people to be able to keep their guns. In addition, they are making sure that the best fishing and hunting are available in the area.
Over the past few years the club has been holding many events in town to raise money to accomplish the many things the club is working for.
The recent open house held at the home of Winnie Barrett was successful. For those of you who could not make the Bed and Breakfast open house, you may call Barett for a private showing at 760-854-3456.
With dove season coming up, if you need a place to stay during the hunt, call Barrett.
If you missed the ice cream social, you missed a great event. The soft ice cream was delicious and the many ways they served it was astonishing.
At last Bingo is back at the Palo Verde Improvement Club. Many attended last week's event. The club is undecided about which night they will hold Bingo. We will let you know soon.
Bingo in Palo Verde some years ago was looked forward to by many around the Palo Verde Valley.
For those of you who have nothing to do in the evening, you might want to try your hand at playing miniature golf at the Palo Verde Park. The course now has lights for night playing.
You may pick up your golf clubs at the PVIA clubhouse or at Wheelie's or at the fire department. There is no charge to play.
Plans are still progressing for a sewer system to be built in the area. There has been a grant approved.
Residents learned of the death of Dorothy White, a former resident of Palo Verde. She died at her daughter's home in Whittier. She had been ill for some time. No memorial is planned.
The Silver Squad Widows group is still putting together the bracelets to be sold to benefit those with cancer.
For those who will be traveling down State Highway 78, the state transportation department is working on the highway and sometimes you may have to wait.
Everyone is getting used to the new hours at the post office in Palo Verde. However it is still very important that you keep buying stamps and other postal needs at the office.
We want to keep our post office as long as possible, and if it loses money the Postal Service might take another look at closing our small office.