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7/4/2014 6:00:00 AM
Palo Verde residents celebrate 4th of July
Residents celebrate 4th of July
Residents celebrate 4th of July
Jeanette Hyduke
Palo Verde People

PALO VERDE, Calif. - The Fourth of July holidays are here, and Palo Verde residents are getting ready for a big celebration.

The holiday falls on Friday, however the Palo Verde Improvement Association will celebrate the 4th of July Saturday, July 5. This traditional celebration will be filled with exciting and amazing programs with hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream and many other "goodies". Also, there will be games of every description played, plus face painting, fingernail painting, and contests of every kind. In addition, miniature golf can be played for free throughout the event with prizes awarded for winners. This is one event that shouldn't be missed. For more information call Winnie Barrett at 760-854-3456.

The Palo Verde Valley District library offers many programs for the youth this summer. Joyce Anderson will be reading stories each Wednesday morning to children. There are prizes being given for those who read the most books this summer. For more information call the library any time from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Braille Institute will be giving a very important event July 14 beginning at 10 a.m. for the visually impaired or the blind. One will learn more about how to operate the via finder app and the big browser. Plus Braille Institute representatives will provide an overview of the many apps that can be used to enrich the lives of people who are visually challenged. For more information call Braille Institute, (323) 663 - 1111.

Several months ago the town had a meeting about how to be protected in case of an emergency. Residents were in agreement that each person or family should be responsible for themselves This means stocking up on groceries or water or medicines or having the gas tank filled up, at all times. Many ideas were talked about including putting in gardens in case no food was available. Others did just this and they are not only prepared for an emergency but they are saving money on their grocery bills.

Bill Peters has a large garden. He shares a good idea on how to prepare fresh corn on the cob. Prepare the corn the usual way by boiling. Then when done remove it to a large flat pan where a cube of butter, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and one teaspoon hot sauce has been placed.

Heat this and mix all together. Put about six ear of corn in the butter mixture and keep turning it around. The butter and seasonings are absorbed into the corn, and it makes for good eating.

When there is more space, Peters' fried green tomato recipe will be shared with readers.

Linda and Marian Young are leaving for Alaska for the summer. And Pearl and Andy White will be going to Canada.

For those who are leaving for the summer make sure to contact a neighbor so they can watch over the home because recently, there have been several burglaries in the area. So please be careful.

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